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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Booked 2 nights, was a mistake.Motel is small and run down.Room was like a fridge, no proper heating other than 2 old water radiators from the 1960's. woke up 3am frozen, condensations dripping down the mirror., furniture old and warn out. Not enough power points, had all 3 electric blankets running on extension power leads, fire risk. shower dribbles. smallest... More 

Thank travelaudi
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Maybe we struck an off-day here but the service was lacking and the room was very average, although it was clean. The hot pools were relaxing and the kids enjoyed them, however we were glad to only spend one night there. More positively we found it a good spot to stop overnight on our way to Mt Ruapahu and it... More 

Thank TheTs_VIC
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

What a wonderful place. Amazing service, cheerful staff and comfort. Thank you for looking after us and going the extra mile.You made sure both my mother and I were comfortable and you went out your to give us a excellent stay. God bless.

Thank 228steph
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Visited the morning before our stay to be greated by a very attentive couple who was very happy to cater for our needs. We arrived the following night to be greated again by our names and were asked how our trip was as they knew we had done alot of travelling over the weekend. The bed was relaxing in fact... More 

Thank Rebecca R
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66 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Unless you are motivated by decor, this motel should tick most of the boxes. It is modestly priced, clean, comfortable, with large well equipped rooms. It is situated in the midst of spectacular scenery, and offers its guests complimentary use of the geothermally heated spa baths (some of which were very warm indeed). The host couple, Bob and Ann are... More 

Thank BHarmer
St Arnaud, Australia
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17 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I stayed for only one night, and wish I had had more time here. My room was very clean and a generous size (unlike some accommodations which although modern, are fairly tight, especially bathrooms). The lady in charge gave me a free-standing lamp for the double bedroom so I could read in bed. I really enjoyed the hot water here.... More 

Thank Jane W
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

By no means the Ritz ! It was more like a batch/ donga than a motel. Could do with a paint job and new mattress. If you are on a Trout fishing trip and are happy to rough it then this is it but could be a bit cheaper. Had the full kitchen amenities which is good but not much... More 

Thank Cruisedontsnooze
Canberra, Australia
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73 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We had a lovely stay at this motel. The owners are very friendly and will do anything to help with your needs. The pools are great, especially if you have tackled the Tongariro Crossing! We had a one bedroom double which although old was beautifully presented and everything worked! The room was very large and comfortable. The TV was a... More 

Thank Chris R
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

After a long day of hiking the personal hot pools at Rainbow Motel were a pleasant surprise. Combined with the warm hospitality this was the perfect place to stay. Stayed in a 2 bedroom suite that was clean and spacious. Staff helped with local restaurant information too.

Thank DMAtractorlady
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65 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

Everything you would expect from a motel, that has a few years on it's back - all being on the positive though:-) The couple that run the motel, where excellent in offering tips, guidance and even arranging bus service to and from Tongariro National Park.

1 Thank Thomas W
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  • Free Parking
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  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Rainbow Motel

Address: State Highway 41 | RD1, Tokaanu, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Tokaanu
Price Range: $88 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rainbow Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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