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Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 May 2015

We got the last room here and had made no checks on reviews. Room was spacious, parking handy and on site laundry, always a plus. The BUT is cleanliness. It was adequate in parts but really dirty in places and we were happy to leave at the end. Bed comfortable, decent telly and bed had modern covers. I HATE motels...

2Thank ginadigger
Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Where to begin? Our upstairs room #19 had a large 30 -40cm rip in the carpet. Quite a trip hazzard! There was no luggage rack, so our bags went on the floor, there was no powerpoint beside the mirror to use the hairdryer, no shampoo in the shower dispenser, the window latch in the spa room was broken- just dangling,...

3Thank Lynda K
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 April 2015

Our room was in need of some repair. I wasn't expecting to pay a $100 bond due to the fact I was paying cash for the room. I was informed that EFTPOS and cash payments require this payment. In saying this, I did like the private spa and it was nice to relax in at night. The staff were very...

2Thank Boyd2be
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 April 2015

Not the Hilton by any means but it does what it says on the tin. It is clean, the rooms have thermal spas and the place is quiet. What more do you need? Free wifi in every room plus tv. Good comfortable beds and roomy showers. The shiny stainless steel shower tray gives you a whole new view of your...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 12 April 2015

Stayed in a Studio Double with hot mineral spa. Upstairs, beautiful view particularly at sunset. Kitchenette was well equipped. The room was spacious and very clean. Our host was very pleasant and helpful. Being Aussie, we enquired about BBQ facilities and 'hey presto' a BBQ was available outside their conference area. Although it had not been used for sometime, with...

Thank G & S L
Warkworth, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 April 2015

Lovely place in a great location. Every room has a spa bath or a spa pool. It is amazing. Great little kitchenette with everything you need. Staff were great at both check in and check out. The only drawback was our bed was a little hard but that is a personal choice.

Thank Shirley C
Reviewed 17 March 2015

The hosts Accepted our late night booking while we were travelling from Wellington. We were delayed by hours, but everything was terrific. Very clean, spacious and excellent value for money. Good quality tea/coffee and sensible plates and glasses and cutlery.

Thank Rev4
Hastings, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 March 2015

Plenty of space in a studio unit and the kitchen had a good range of applicances. Clean, functional and great to have a private spa in the room. Value for money. There is some road noise, although if you are used to it then it wouldn't be a problem.

Thank servicecounts-az
Mandurah, Australia
Reviewed 6 March 2015 via mobile

Staff were friendly and accommodating on check in, given free wifi voucher for use for the duration of our stay. Large comfortable rooms, with all amenities we required. Mineral pool in room was amazing and a great added extra. Only downside was the tv, unable to find more than 2 channels. Overall exceeded our expectations for the amount we payed.

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KTmgt, Manager at Karaka Tree Motel, responded to this review

Morning, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay here. Im sorry that you couldnt find much channels. Unfortunately other guests who stayed in the room before you must of played with the tuning as there is definately more than 2 channels. We would have come and sorted that for you if we had known. Other than that we hope...

Whanganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 February 2015

Very peaceful motel, the owners were very welcoming and friendly. Who cares if the rooms are a bit dated they were very clean and functional and the spa pool was to die for, very good value for money too. Highly recommend

Thank Beverley F

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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $96 - $171 (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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