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Rainbow House
Ranked #10 of 172 Pai B&B and Inns
Reviewed 17 January 2014

I stayed in a bungalow with private en-suite for 3 nights and then booked to come back for a further two after a rafting trip as I liked it here so much.

It's a little tricky to find when straight off the bus as it's not shown on the tourist map & not everyone I asked had heard of it. It's about a 15 minute walk, turn left out the bus station and at the end of the road turn right, then at the end of that road turn left over the bridge then it's about a 5 minute walk on the right. Follow the signs for Oia as that's down the same path.

I loved my first stay in bungalow 1, although the bed was a little hard. When I came back I was in number 4. The bed was much better and the room had more plug sockets and a nicer view. That's what's so lovely about this place, it has a couple if ponds and a bit of land at the back with a view of the mountains. It's fairly quiet as it's a little out the town, although there is music coming from somewhere, but an easy walk in to Pai where there are lots of shops, stalls, bars & restaurants.

The couple who run the place are lovely, they looked after my main bag while I went off for a few days. I felt completely safe leaving it with them.

Room Tip: Bungalow 4 has comfy bed and nice views, but perhaps a bit noisier than no. 1. I don't recall no...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

I looked around at other options in Pai - this one is by far the most perfect for my needs: quiet with beautiful surroundings, inexpensive, and close to town (but not too close). Road noise is far in the distance. The staff are incredibly attentive, friendly and thoughtful. The room was even stocked with a large bottle of water and glasses.The bed is comfortable and the room decorated with care. There is hot water, tea, and coffee onsite (no restaurant, which adds to the quietness of the place). There is a large grass lawn with open sky for sunbathing or play. A couple ponds with a bubbling fountain add greatly to the ambiance. Most of the rooms have a beautiful view of the mountains in the distance. I will stay here whenever I'm in Pai.

Room Tip: Of the cheapest rooms, room 5 is a solo detached hut, rooms 6&7 share a very thin wall.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 21 December 2013 via mobile

Really enjoyed our two nights here. Only five-ten minute walk to main area/walking street. The bungalows were comfy and provided a nice escape from the tourist vibe of the town. We had a Shared bathroom which was clean and always had toilet paper in! The staff were very nice and always said good morning/night with a smile. They also gave us a map and marked up the highlights.

I would recommend this to those looking for peace and quiet at a fair price.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

Stayed 3 nights. Excellent location overlooking countryside and outside Pai centre - but an easy 5 minute walk away across the river. Bamboo bungalows are comfortable and with everything you need. Not pristine, but what do you expect for 350 Baht a night. Bed comfortable and own wet room. Nice bamboo seating outside bungalow to drink in the evening views. Very pleasant and peaceful stay. Very pleasant and helpful owner and his wife. Good location for all things to do and see in Pai. Nice to have fan in room and mosquito net over bed - though I didn't need to use either.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the pond at the back offer good views of the countryside.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Great views, cute room, nice family-run place. And for $5/night, a great bargain. recommend renting a bike to get to/from town if you are a bit lazy like me :)

If definitely stay here again, but maybe upgrade to have a private bathroom. Shared ones were if e though.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Additional Information about Rainbow House

Address: 101 Maehi Road, Pai 58130, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Mae Hong Son Province > Pai
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 172 B&Bs / Inns in Pai
Price Range: $14 - $18 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Rainbow House 2*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are chiefly a budget guest house with 9 chalet bungalows (some en-suite) and one large house (suitable for groups of 12) within easy walking distance of the centre of Pai just off the Maehi Road and close to Fluid Swimming Pool. Running water through our garden ensures a lush green atmosphere throughout the year. We hope to be the choice of independent budget travellers looking for a convenient location for their stay in Pai. ... more   less 
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