Overview of Rainbow Point Motel

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4.1 / 5Very Good
233 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Breakfast Available


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Free cancellation on all rooms

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  • Comfort Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Private Bathroom, Courtyard Area

    Comfort Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Private Bathroom, Courtyard Area

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 6
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  • Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

    Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 7
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  • Exclusive Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Accessible, Ensuite

    Exclusive Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Accessible, Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
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  • Deluxe Studio Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Ensuite

    Deluxe Studio Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Luxury Suite, 1 King Bed, Ensuite

    Luxury Suite, 1 King Bed, Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
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About this area


Located in Taupo, Rainbow Point Motel is in the suburbs and near the airport. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Taupo and Huka Falls. Waipahihi Botanical Gardens and Taupo Bungy are also worth visiting.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Three Mile Bay - 4 min walk
  • Four Mile Bay - 16 min walk
  • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens - 3 min drive
  • Taupo Hot Springs - 4 min drive
  • Candyland - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 4 min drive

About this property

Rainbow Point Motel

Suburban motel with 2 spa tubs and free airport shuttle
Along with a conference centre, this smoke-free motel has conference space and dry cleaning. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking and a free airport shuttle are also provided. Additionally, laundry facilities, a library and express check-out are on-site. All 16 rooms provide conveniences such as microwaves and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and patios. LCD TVs, premium bedding and portable fans are among the other amenities available to guests.
Rainbow Point Motel offers 16 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Rooms open to patios. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms.
Bathrooms include a shower. This Taupo motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and portable fans. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
2 hot tubs are on site.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
Free extended parking
Free RV/bus/truck parking
Free nearby parking
Free return airport shuttle from 8:00 AM to 8:30 PM
Airport shuttle on request
Ski shuttle nearby

Food and drink

Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–9:30 AM: NZD 10.00 for adults and NZD 10.00 for children

Things to do

2 hot tubs

Family friendly

Dry-cleaning service
Corner/local shop
Laundry facilities


Front-desk safe
Corner/local shop

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Front desk (limited hours)
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance
Wedding services

Languages spoken


Business services

1 meeting room
Conference centre


BBQ grill(s)
Picnic area


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


Fireplace in reception
Smoke-free property
TV in reception

Room amenities


Portable fan
Premium bedding





Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Electric kettle

Outdoor space



Access via exterior corridors
Iron/ironing board



Check-in between 2 PM - 10:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 10:30 PM. <br />If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
  • Airport shuttle service is available on request from 8:00 AM to 8:30 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Payment types

American Express

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 10.00 for adults and NZD 10.00 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Only registered guests are allowed in the guest rooms.

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

  • Airport Motel @ Rainbow Point Motel Taupo
  • Airport Motel @ Rainbow Point Motel
  • Airport @ Rainbow Point Taupo
  • Airport @ Rainbow Point
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Guest reviews


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1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

It was a little dated , but fair the price we paid , had a lot of character about it 😀

Stayed 1 night in Mar. 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Very clean, great bed, all you need for a Taupō stay.

Stayed 3 nights in Mar. 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Motel had all the amenities in the room that you would expect. I liked that you got a proper kitchen sink which you don’t seem to always get these days. The beds were really comfortable with lovely crisp white bedding. I was in unit one so lakeside direction and very quiet with a nice sunny spot outside with the table and chairs and sun umbrella. No noise from other units. Perfect spot to stay to watch the Ironman runners as this was on the course. Great fish and chip shop across the road too.

Stayed 2 nights in Mar. 2020


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

I am not happy with this room and it was charge double price.

Stayed 1 night in Dec. 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Stayed 1 night in Feb. 2020