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Rainbow Hotel Auckland

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Corner of Nelson & Wellesley Street | Auckland City Center, Auckland 0004, New Zealand
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Rainbow Hotel Auckland
Ranked #63 of 76 hotels in Auckland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011

We stayed here during the RWC and found its location to be excellent.. just 3 streets over from Queen street with direct access to the Harbour and the Sky Tower around the corner. Our expectations were not high due to the previous comments posted and the price was not inflated, like other hotels, for the influx of tourists for the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2010

I stayed a 'Budget Studio' here, which is one up from the most basic room. It wasn't too small, but the window looked straight out onto another wall - you couldn't even tell if it was raining through that window! I was a bit unimpressed as I thought I'd paid a little extra for the privilege of a window, but... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2010

We were stay there for 3 days. All the rooms are facing street which is very very noisy during the evneing. Bathroom has terrible smell and head boards of our beds are not stable at all. It is ok for the price we pay for this location however the biggest dissapointment is the staff is theif! I left bedhind a... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2008

I stayed for one night before an early flight out of Auckland...so I saw it as a brief, handy stopover. I knew I had one of the cheaper rooms so I wasn't expecting much, but it compared very badly with places I've paid less for in other parts of New Zealand....and indeed, other parts of Auckland. My room was dingy,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2008

We stayed 1 night.Never again. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.We had booked weeks in advance. There were 6 in our party.Bare in mind 2 young at heart couples and 2 in their twenties.We wanted something cheap and a place where we could all be together on our last night before our friends left for home.The room was described as... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2008

We were staying in Auckland for a concert at Vector Arena. This was a short drive away and probably a 15min walk. We moved hotels last minute so the only room they had left had no windows. This was an interesting experience as it always seemed to be night and fine for the price we were paying. We paid $99... More

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Birmingham England
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15 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2007

Stayed at the Rainbow (has now changed it's name to Sail City) for a couple of nights on my arrival in New Zealand. Staff and nearly all of the guests seem to be Chinese, but the desk staff spoke reasonable English and were helpful. Room was small but adequate. It was at the back of the hotel overlooking the airconditioning... More

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Wellington, NZ
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2006

This hotel has a great location. Right next to Sky City. Because of this, it is extremely noisy. All night, you will hear motorcycles racing by on the street. We encountered a number of problems at the hotel: -The room we were initially given reeked of cigarette smoke--despite the hotel being 'non-smoking.' -The shower did not drain properly. Both of... More

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San Diego, CA
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38 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2005

Dumpy hotel, but it was clean, cheap, and I got a good sleep. I was expecting much worse given the somewhat dim and low-class tenement looking hallway (with the fire door propped open with a wood plank so the guests could smoke out there), but the room was fine. Walls were thin and you could hear guests walking by down... More

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Address: Corner of Nelson & Wellesley Street | Auckland City Center, Auckland 0004, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
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