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Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens
Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens
Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens

Guest reviews

4.1 out of 5 Very good
257 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking included
Free airport shuttle
Breakfast Available
Business Services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided


Explore the area

Popular LocationWaipahihi Botanical Gardens3 min drive
AirportTaupo (TUO)4 min drive
Popular LocationTaupo Hot Springs4 min drive
Popular LocationTaupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre6 min drive

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About this area


Located in Taupo, Rainbow Point Motel is in the suburbs and near the airport. Taupo Hot Springs is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Taupo and Huka Falls. Waipahihi Botanical Gardens and Taupo Bungy are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including a ski shuttle.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens - 3 min drive
  • Taupo Hot Springs - 4 min drive
  • Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - 6 min drive
  • Taupo Marina and Boat Ramp - 6 min drive
  • Taupo Museum and Art Gallery - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportTaupo (TUO) - 4 min drive

About this property

Rainbow Point Motel

Suburban motel with free airport shuttle and conference centre
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.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

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 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

Family friendly

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Corner/local shop
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave


  • Front-desk safe
  • Corner/local shop
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 1 meeting room
  • Conference centre


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • 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
  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Roll-in shower


  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Portable fan
  • Premium bedding


  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • LCD TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave

Outdoor space

  • Patio


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone



Check-in between 3:00 PM and 10:30 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
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

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 1 March 2020 to 3 March 2020 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

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 may be 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
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

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 guestrooms

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
Rainbow Point Motel Motel
Rainbow Point Motel Taupo
Rainbow Point Motel Motel Taupo

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Rainbow Point Motel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Rainbow Point Motel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Rainbow Point Motel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Rainbow Point Motel pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Rainbow Point Motel?
Self-parking and extended parking are free at this property.
What time is check-in at Rainbow Point Motel?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM to 10:30 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Rainbow Point Motel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Does Rainbow Point Motel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's a free airport shuttle.
Where is Rainbow Point Motel located?
Situated near the airport, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Three Mile Bay and Lake Taupo. Taupo Hot Springs is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) away.
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Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: 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

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Very friendly manager and staff, quiet and spacious and great location not far from the lake with all the facilities you need. Loved the inexpensive upgrade. Could easily have stayed longer - alas we had to move on.
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Calling through
Just an overnighter but very nice, clean and close to the lake.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Good location and great communication with the owner who was very helpful and accommodating.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very clean, great bed, all you need for a Taupō stay.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020