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Karaka Tree Motel

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Had an overnight with my 2 young adult daughters and we're a little disappointed in the room. Quite outdated and although clean, it had a dirty feel to the unit. Cute kitchenette with a plug in portable element for cooking, however there was no room for it on the kitchen bench. Only safe place was on the dining room table...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We first stayed in Dec 2015, then again several other times. it is certainly nothing flashy but it is a good cheap motel with family rooms and free WiFi, also has a kitchenette. lt is located near restaurants and only about 100 meters from the lake. the rooms also have spas that you can fill with natural hot water in...

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Thank Lisa J
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Clean and tidy Accommodation, well maintained property and good value for money. Highly recommend this motel, and thank you to the wonderful staff for making our stay at Karaka Tree Motel, a great experience.

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Thank Shelley J
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Generally okay, found the price cheaper online for the same room but the lady behind the counter wouldn't agree to let us have that price, room was generally okay, spa room was disgusting and carried a horrible smell through into the main sleeping area. Definitely wouldn't stay again!

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Thank Jamie B
Reviewed 8 February 2017

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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Thank Twinner15
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 February 2017

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 7 February 2017

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 29 January 2017

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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Thank Imelda54
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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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
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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: $100 - $180 (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.”
ebrnewton, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Stay upstairs close to reception. Check for bed bugs!!”
, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Don't stay here!”
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”
lincolnj2013, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“One upstairs as downstairs units can hear people walking around.”
larry1811, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
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