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Rainbow Point Motel

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Corner Lake Terrace and Rainbow Drive, Taupo, 3330, New Zealand

Suburban motel with conference center, near Lake Taupo
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • It was fine for us just staying one night , no complaints.Jan 17, 2020
  • Our stay went really well. Manager was super friendly at check in. Made sure we knew…Jan 17, 2020

Rainbow Point Motel

from NZ$108
  • Comfort Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Private Bathroom, Courtyard Area
  • Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms
  • Exclusive Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Accessible, Ensuite
  • Economy Studio Suite, 1 Double Bed, Ensuite
  • Luxury Suite, 1 King Bed, Ensuite

What’s around Rainbow Point Motel


  • Lake Taupo - 7 min walk
  • Taupo Hot Springs - 37 min walk
  • Three Mile Bay - 5 min walk
  • Four Mile Bay - 26 min walk
  • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens - 28 min walk
  • Five Mile Bay - 34 min walk
  • Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Taupo Marina and Boat Ramp - 3.1 mi / 4.9 km

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 4 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle

At a glance

Key facts


  • 16 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-10:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • New Zealand may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free airport shuttle from 8:00 AM to 8:30 PM*


  • Free onsite self parking

  • Free onsite extended parking

  • Free onsite RV/bus/truck parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Barbecue grills
Working away
  • Conference space
  • One meeting room
  • Conference center
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping

Rainbow Point Motel’s small print

Also known as

  • Airport Motel @ Rainbow Point Motel Taupo
  • Rainbow Point Motel Taupo
  • Rainbow Point Motel 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


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 10.00 for adults and NZD 10.00 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Rainbow Point Motel

  • Does Rainbow Point Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Rainbow Point Motel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Rainbow Point Motel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Rainbow Point Motel?
    Yes, there's free self and extended parking. Free RV/bus/truck parking is available.
  • Are pets allowed at Rainbow Point Motel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Rainbow Point Motel?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Rainbow Point Motel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Brantry Restaurant (2.2 mi), Zest Cafe (2.4 mi), and Rose on Roberts (2.5 mi).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Rainbow Point Motel?
    Yes, a free airport shuttle is available from 8:00 AM to 8:30 PM on request.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.4 From 158 reviews

Very good 8.0
Tongariro crossing package Was a 18th bday present for my daughter. They loved it and found the management very accommodating Thanks heaps
Simon, nz1 night trip
Fair 4.0
I found these premises to be quite old and dated. The joinery is wooden. The blinds are worn out and the place was drab overall. The fittings likewise were dated. The bed and bedding were fine. The shower was raised and I had difficulty getting in. The gent I spoke with was nice and friendly. The seating was two old armchairs which were very uncomfortable. Not stay there again.
Keith, nz1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing host!
Edwin- we love you! Thank you so much for your generosity and hospitality, we appreciate it so much. Your great, we hope to be back soon. From Edwin & co. 😁
Sophia, nz1 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Friendly staff, nice and clean, would be fine for the normal price of $113,but as it was Easter Sunday, it was $180.Way overpriced, but no other choice. Place is dated, and small, saviour for us was a great night at Ploughman's Pub, just a couple of doors down.
chris, nz1 night romance trip
Good 6.0
It was a little dated , but fair the price we paid , had a lot of character about it 😀
au1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
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.
Thomas, au4 night trip
Very good 8.0
Good location and great communication with the owner who was very helpful and accommodating.
au1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
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.
au2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Very clean, great bed, all you need for a Taupō stay.
au3 night family trip
Very good 8.0
The property owner was very friendly and helpful. The bathroom hand basin, a human hair a peeve of mind was sitting under the liquid soap container not cool. Other wise nice stay
au1 night family trip

Rainbow Point Motel