I stayed in a single ensuite room on weekend of October 27th. The location is great- 5 mins into town, lake, supermarket and also en route to the hot pools and huka falls walkway- about 15 mins to start of walkway.
Staff here are superb and will do anything to help. Super friendly and can provide an abundance of information regarding activities and things to do. They can also book things for you too.
Rooms are simple but fine. Busy sociable hostel - so don't expect an overly quiet stay here. Very friendly place to stay and facilities are good.
Free coffee is actually very nice too!!
Overall a great stay and highly recommend!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hi and welcome to Taupo's original and favourite backpackers. Rainbow lodge was purpose built and designed for the needs of travellers by Mark Dumble (fishing expert??) and Sue Mrozinski themselves seasoned travellers. They had spent several years on the world's highways and by-ways and having accommodation experiences that are sometimes described as "Character Building" they settled in Taupo famous for its Rainbow Trout and beautiful scenery. Having had my own character building experiences I came to rest at Rainbow lodge and worked closely with them for a year before they handed me the reigns. Ross ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rainbow Hotel Taupo