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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The good: Staff were accommodating and called us within an hour of checking out to notify us that we left something behind which was most appreciated. The spa pool is a great concept as you can fill your own tub with fresh thermal water. The not-so-good: As other reviews mention, the Karaka Tree is a bit tired and is in...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a week of relocation, weddings & ample social duties, the other half and I spent one night of absolute bliss in Karaka Tree Motel. An easy drive to the location down the main of strip of Taupo and only a moment to the shops, this place has everything you need for a quiet night of no frills relaxation. They...

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Thank clairebaldwin
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The people at the desk were lovely and very helpful, I couldn't fault their service, but the room we had (18) was very poorly maintained. The bed was very comfortable and the linen clean. But the room was tired, the walls and ceiling marked and scuffed. The main light in the bathroom didn't work, the light bulb was missing from...

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Thank kevyt
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst the room was well equipped and clean, the stains on the duvet inner and bedspread was really off-putting as it was so grotty as was the over deodorising of the room. We had to move from the room we were initially given to another room because of the really strong odour which gave me a headache. The 2nd room...

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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This place is tired & run down, needs a deep clean & spruce up. Walls were marked, tub needed a scrub, shower door broken. One of the single beds is below the upstairs hot tub & it looked like the ceiling was going to cave in as ceiling had all come apart, I felt worried that the weight of the...

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Thank R8627YLjom
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Warm greeting and a willingness to change our booking to a downstairs room. Spacious accommodation, good bed, quiet, clever little kitchen, really appreciated the hot pool and used a number of times. Small problems quickly rectified in a friendly and efficient manner (ie someone had taken the bathroom plug!!!- who would do such a thing) These new owners have considerable...

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Thank 2FromtheNaki
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 January 2017

With descriptions on the website such as "extremely spacious," "fabulous" and "attractive" one walks in for a first glimpse and is a bit disappointed. Yes the rooms are spacious, though not extremely so. The "fabulous" mineral spa is great to soak in, though the tiling is chipped and the surrounding patio rather shabby, with table and chairs adequate rather than...

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Reviewed 8 January 2017

We stayed as a couple for one night. The good points: private mineral pool in unit, comfy bed, quiet location, pleasant staff. The bad: a fair distance from town, room was of an OK standard of cleanness however we saw a mouse run out from under the mineral pool and there were small areas that had obviously been over over...

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Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Dirty tired rooms, stains on upholstery, bed covers, stained towels. Spiders and marks squished on walls and not cleaned. TV reception poor. Food crumbs in the cutlery drawer. Run down, and badly maintained. Do I need to go on? It doesn't take much to put in a bit of effort, especially in prime holiday season. Pull out the weeds in...

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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This Motel is ok for a couple of days, the staff were friendly, the room was a little tired the jacuzzi was really nice, room service was a bit strange they never really made the beds just threw the covers back onto the bed and didn't wash the pots. But we were only there 2 nights so we weren't that...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Karaka Tree Motel

Address: 216 Lake Terrace, Taupo TAUPO, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $113 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Karaka Tree Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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“Ask for a room upstairs or away from the concrete stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles ebrnewton, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Stay upstairs close to reception. Check for bed bugs!!”
 of 5 bubbles , 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Don't stay here!”
 of 5 bubbles wewenthere, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The Spa Bath water jets on the first floor are automatically turned off atb 9:00pm so as not to distrurb uther guests”
 of 5 bubbles lincolnj2013, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“One upstairs as downstairs units can hear people walking around.”
 of 5 bubbles larry1811, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
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