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Rainbow Point Motel

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Luxury Suite, 1 King Bed, Ensuite | Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Exclusive Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Accessible, Ensuite | Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Economy Studio Suite, 1 Double Bed, Ensuite | Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Rainbow Point Motel

Rainbow Point Motel

2.5 star property
Suburban Rainbow Point motel with conference centre

8.2/10 Very good

264 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Microwave
  • Meeting Facilities
Corner Lake Terrace and Rainbow Drive, Taupo, 3330
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Conference centre
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Front desk safe
  • Corner/local shop
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Conference space
For families
  • Microwave
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Rainbow Point

Getting around

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


  • The Brantry Restaurant - 5 min drive
  • Zest Cafe - 5 min drive
  • Rose on Roberts - 5 min drive
  • Plateau - 6 min drive
  • Cafe Baku - 6 min drive

About this property

Rainbow Point Motel

Rainbow Point Motel is only 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from the airport and offers a free shuttle (available on request). Free perks include WiFi and self-parking. The comfortable beds and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travellers.



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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 16 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 10:30 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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

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


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site extended parking
  • Free on-site motorhome/coach/lorry parking


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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • BBQs

Travelling with children

  • Local/corner shop

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Conference centre


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • 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 (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower
  • No lift (single-level property)


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

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

Hygiene & cleanliness

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 sanitiser.

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


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

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

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Rainbow Point Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Rainbow Point Motel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you 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 sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Rainbow Point Motel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Rainbow Point Motel?
Yes, there's free self and extended parking. Free motorhome/bus/lorry parking is available.
Is an 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.
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 social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Rainbow Point Motel and nearby?
Rainbow Point Motel has a picnic area and a garden.
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).
Does Rainbow Point Motel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a patio.
What's the area around Rainbow Point Motel like?
Rainbow Point Motel is in Rainbow Point, a short 4-minute drive from Taupo (TUO) and 7 minutes' walk from Lake Taupo.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/10 Poor

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!!
2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

4/10 Fair

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.
1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

It was a pleasant place to stay but needs a bit of updating. Easy parking and nice welcome.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

6/10 Good

The room was clean, but not the floor. A firm bed ,very good sheets, but unpleasant cooking odours, window catches broken, light bulbs missing and an unwashed marked bath towel and no bath mat. Would not stay again.
1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

4/10 Fair

The place is tired and old. It is badly in need of a revamp. Holes in walls and roof, mold around windows, threadbare towels and unfortunately like many NZ motels it now has long term residents. PLUS if you book with Wotif they won’t receive your booking as they no longer use this system! We were damn lucky they weren’t already full. My advice, look elsewhere!
3-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

6/10 Good

Staff were very helpful and responsive to queries and concerns. Bathroom ceiling had terrible mould and there was a window blind on the floor of the bathroom (obviously had fallen down at some point and been left there). Several windows didn't open. There wasn't enough cutlery, plates or cups for the number of guests. Location was great but it feels as though it's time for a deep clean and paint job, as well as fixing up of general maintenance issues.
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review