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Reviewed 17 October 2016

We have been staying at this motel for 20 years.We have never been disappointed in the care we have been given. All of the staff is more than pleasant and eager to please. The grounds are amazing with a beautiful view of Seneca Lake. The motel itself is old but has been updated and very clean. The restaurant is basic good food. I refers to it as a scene out of The Dirty Dancing movie.If you are looking for elaborate with loads of emmenities,not your go to, but if you are looking for a beautiful area with caring staff,please give it a try.

Room Tip: all rooms seem to have a view of the lake
  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank meloniep82
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

we did not made a reservation but paddled along in the kayaks when we found this nice place direct on the shore of lake senaca. the prize for a night was nice, the room was cute and perfect to stay. it is a quiet place with a nice view over the lake and friendly stuff

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank thomasschubernig
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere in this restaurant is more of a family setting and feel. Some of the tables are set for multiple families at the same table. It's a little tight with a packed house but the fact that they were packed is a plus. I had the Turkey Dinner Special. It was Delicious!!! Only wish they gave more cranberry sauce. The amount they gave was about a tablespoons worth. My husband ordered the Veal Parma. He Loved it. But was very confused that they didn't give a garlic bread with that type of dish. Overall, we love this place... The lake is right in front of you. The old decore felt very homey and the staff was very friendly.. Must go!

Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Sweetcheeksmey
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

While traveling along Route 14 we happened upon the sign for Rainbow Cove and decided to give it a try - we were not disappointed. A throw back to a much simpler time of vacationing (reminded me of my childhood vacationing with my Grandmother in Pennsylvania) - it was wonderful. The rooms are not fancy or modern, but they are clean and comfortable, and they do have a mini-fridge, cable TV and wi-fi. There is an on premise restaurant that offers good home cooked meals at very reasonable prices - nothing fancy, just good solid home style food and very friendly staff. The premises are immaculate, a well maintained property, including a swimming pool (non heated) that is just refreshing during a hot July or August day. There is also a small game room and a larger barn structure with games and a stage area - just like my childhood memories. The property is nestled right on Lake Seneca with a dock, with dock space and boat and kayak rentals available and a beautiful view of the Lake. At dusk there is a daily ritual of the lighting of a campfire that brings you together with your fellow travelers for conversation - anyone remember that?? - talking and not with your head buried in an electronical device - human interaction. The views of the Lake and the Night skies and the stars were awesome and relaxing. If you are looking for a break from the madness of civilization for awhile, this is the place to go - a relaxing and carefree atmosphere, you go at your own pace. It is a small, cozy Mom & Pop place, with friendly owners and staff and books up quickly (almost all booked for next July already) - but if you enjoy an out of the way place that is off the grid for awhile, this is the place for you. And if not, Watkins Glenn is 14 miles away.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
1  Thank BronxBill
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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We respect rules are rules but not sure why during a stay where I didn't get a shower in and our adult son was in the shower when all water was lost, you chose to charge extra for a delayed check out when my husband was stranded without transportation. I hope you paid your cleaning staff the extra money you said was the reason for the fee.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
5  Thank Mary Ann C
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gr8mom_11, Owner at Rainbow Cove Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

we are sorry that you didn't respect our rule that check out is 11:00. If you had packed up your things and got out of the room so housekeeping could've cleaned the room for the next guest that were waiting for that room you would have not been charged the extra 20dollars. you should have asked for a late check out to see if that room was going to be available instead of going to the windmill and coming back when you felt like it. and yes housekeeping got that money. we don't understand why you couldn't get a shower because no one reported a problem with the water.

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