Rainbow Point Motel

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Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Rainbow Point Motel

Rainbow Point Motel

2.5 star property

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Corner Lake Terrace and Rainbow Drive, Taupo, 3330

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationThree Mile Bay5 min walk
  • Popular LocationLake Taupo7 min walk
  • Popular LocationFour Mile Bay4 min drive
  • AirportTaupo (TUO)4 min drive

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About this area


Rainbow Point Motel is located in Rainbow Point, a neighbourhood in Taupo, and is in the suburbs and near the airport. Taupo Hot Springs and Taupo Marina and Boat Ramp are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Three Mile Bay and Lake Taupo. Waipahihi Botanical Gardens and Taupo Bungy are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including a ski shuttle.

What's nearby

  • Three Mile Bay - 5 min walk
  • Lake Taupo - 7 min walk
  • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens - 3 min drive
  • Four Mile Bay - 4 min drive
  • Taupo Hot Springs - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 4 min drive

About this property

Rainbow Point Motel

Suburban Taupo motel in Rainbow Point with free parking
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 accommodations with 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.

Languages spoken


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


Contactless social distancing 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 extended parking on site
  • Motorhome/coach/lorry parking (free) on site
  • 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

  • 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

Business services

  • Conference centre
  • A meeting room


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)


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

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Premium bedding


  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • LCD TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave

Outdoor space

  • Patio


  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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


Check-out before 10 AM
Express checkout

Special check-in instructions

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
The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
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

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

We should mention

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

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Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 94 out of 263 reviews
5 - Excellent 36%
Rating 4 - Good. 115 out of 263 reviews
4 - Good 44%
Rating 3 - Okay. 36 out of 263 reviews
3 - Okay 14%
Rating 2 - Poor. 14 out of 263 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 4 out of 263 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Where do I start with this accommodation. Possibly the worst place I have ever stayed!! On arrival just after 12noon i went to reception and the dirty glass door was locked. The ripped paper sign announced that the reception was open 9.30am - 7pm. We rang the bell and about 5 minutes later 2 children in their pajamas answered the door. We asked to speak to their Dad. They ran and got their Mum who didn't appear to know what she was doing. She rang a person who sounded as if he were male. she asked me to pay and I informed her that I had already paid. She spoke in Indian the whole time she was on the phone. It says on their Expedia page that English is the spoken language. She gave me a key to the room and told me how to get there, She DID NOT give me a wifi password, parking instructions or any other information. On entering the room we found the furniture and furnishings to be all very dated . There were broken light bulbs, dirty stains on the wall, stained furniture, empty tissue box, no soap dish, mouldy ceiling, a very noisy heater, and not sure in the kitchen as I refused to use it. The only good thing for me were the clean sheets on our beds and the fluffy towels. Clearly not laundered in-house. The outside grounds were overgrown, the trampoline was ripped and broken, and the outdoor furniture in disrepair. I would not recommend that you stay here EVER!!
Stayed 2 nights in May 2021

2/5 Poor

Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Disliked: Staff & service
A little boy was at the reception when we arrived. He managed to find our room key by phoning an appropriate adult (assuming his dad). But couldn't help us much. My husband went back to the reception to ask WiFi password. Again the same thing the boy phoned the adult (owner/manager/dad) and took about 15mins to find out the password. However the manager popped in our unit later on and apologized.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021

4/5 Good

It was a pleasant place to stay but needs a bit of updating. Easy parking and nice welcome.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2021