Rainbow Hotel Auckland
Travel Blogs from Auckland
... to come stay at Orama, the Christian Community on GBI where Angela lives and works, and have a home-birth. Kristie was due to have her baby around the time that the island midwife was to be away, so Angela helped organize for me to come as a locum.
Kristie did not give birth while I was there, but we had time to get to know each other during the 10 days I spent at Orama. While sharing meals and doing antenatal visits, we talked about her wishes ...
... happy to be here for two nights. Well, I hoped as an hadn't met my room mates yet. I turned the key in the door handle and entered. Some f the other guests were in already and one was playing the guitar. They welcomed me so warmly and with great interest in who I was that I immediately felt comfortable. We chatted for a bit. There was a French girl, a Uruguayan, a Pole and an Italian all staying in the room. Within 5 minutes of chatting they had invited me to join them for dinner at ...
This is probably one of our hardest blogs. Everywhere we have been in New Zealand has been stunning. Trying to choose pictures when we have taken over 1200 is really hard also! There are so many places to write about but we would be here all day so we have decided to just tell you about our top highlights, even though this is still a long blog!
So we stepped off the plane from Cairns at 27 degree heat to Christchurch at 8 degrees which was a bit of a shock ...
... is worth a few hours - very English, except it's built at the base of a small volcano. In fact Auckland sits over 50 volcanoes (worryingly classified as 'dormant' rather than 'extinct'!). The most well known volcanic mound is Mount Eden which you can go up and walk round, south of the city centre
Staying on the ferry beyound Devonport takes you to Rangitoto Island, the largest volcano in the area - ...
... in my time and still be back for the last lions game. So after some more fun nights out in Auckland I set off on the bus. With 42 people on the coach it as incredibly easy to make friends and within minutes we were all chatting as if we had been friends for years. Ok so I'm not sure how much everyone reading this will know about the make up of NZ and since I didn't know anything before I came out here I will just give a quick summary of it all so that the rest of my ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Rainbow Hotel Auckland
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- Sleek, modern, and excellent
- Can't fault it
- Great choice
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- Excellent 5 day stay
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83 Symonds Street, Auckland | 5 star hotelfrom $130
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71 Mayoral Drive, Auckland | 5 star hotelfrom $100
- Great hotel
- Great location. Excellent service!
- Great Value for money !!!
90 Federal St, Auckland | 5 star hotelfrom $138
- Helpful Staff
- International quality heaven in Auckland
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Corner Victoria & Federal Streets, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $112
22 - 26 Albert Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $122
- Great view - terrible service
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- **Well appointed & luxurious**
171 Queen St, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $113
- Best Concierge
- Okay for a quick visit.
10 Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $96
- Thank goodness!
- Cool hotel and excellent value for money
8 Customs Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $80
59 Federal Street, Cnr Kingston Street, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $108
- Okay for a night
- Horrible bathroom
- Would not return to this hotel
21 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Lighter Quay, Auckland | Hotel
- Genau, was man von einem Westin erwarten würde!
- Great Westin foundations..but with opening jitters!
- Ausgefallen, aber schön
196-200 Quay Street, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $81
147 Quay St, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $235
- Hated it!
- Beatiful and fun
- Super views and location
40 Beach Road, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $119
85 - 89 Customs St W, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $130
- Good Location, poor room choice
- Wish we could have stayed longer!
- Great room
157 Hobson Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $77
411 Queen Street, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $56
188 Hobson Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $89
- Brandneu, etwas klein
- Totalmente nuevo y algo pequeño
- Very nice. Good ending to the trip
27-35 Victoria Street West, Auckland | 2 star hotelfrom $78
150 Anzac Avenue, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $83
Corner Wellesley & Albert Streets, Auckland | 2 star hotelfrom $59
20 Wyndham Street, City Central, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $57
100 Greys Ave, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $99
- Great Hotel!
- Had a great stay
- Great Find!
1 Courthouse Lane, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $177
2 White Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $84