Karaka Tree Motel

216 Lake Terrace, Taupo TAUPO, New Zealand
+64 7378 2432

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7.4

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Karaka Tree Motel - Taupo, New Zealand
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 2.5 km
Location rating 9.3
Nearest Airport Taupo
Distance to airport 3.7 km

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bed cover in 10 reviews
bed was comfortable in 166 reviews
bit dated in 98 reviews
close to the lake in 58 reviews
close to town in 30 reviews
door broken in 14 reviews
easy parking in 37 reviews
friendly staff in 196 reviews
good location in 125 reviews
good size in 41 reviews
hot tub in 30 reviews
mineral pool in 216 reviews
mineral spa in 413 reviews
needs updating in 73 reviews
reception on tv in 74 reviews
spa jets in 317 reviews
spa pool was great in 443 reviews
spa room in 375 reviews
spacious room in 291 reviews
tiles were broken in 18 reviews
value for money in 67 reviews
  • Excellent
    Oct. 2019
    9.6

    We enjoyed the mineral spa that was relaxing after a days walk abouts. Location was also good close to everything while not being to close.

    The couch being a bit rough and lack of programs on the telly, also the first 3 stairs from the top of Rm 14 were a bit rocky and may become unsafe for older or bigger travellers like myself. But Overall the stay was enjoyable for moneys worth. Would still recommend.

  • Okay
    Oct. 2019
    4.6

    Nice view from front door

    The motel seemed very tired the grounds were unkept, the stairs in poor repair. Indoors the front door didn't lock, net curtains worn - ripped with a very dated interior. The folk in the unit next door were noisy using foul language - not that you can help that but it all added up to us leaving at 8 am unable to give key to reception as the door was locked overall very disappointing and we would not recommend this motel. Owner or manager needs to up their game.

  • Good
    Oct. 2019
    7.1

    Liked the spa, liked the convenience of location, staff where friendly

    Rooms very run down, bedding did not look appealing, a valance around bed bakes wouldn't go a miss, very thin old net curtains and very worn carpet. For the cost (approx $100) per night I would hope for a little better as many a place I have stayed has been much more comfortable and presentable for the same cost. Also a couch would have been nice, booked for three nights and only place to sit was bed or dining table

  • Excellent
    Oct. 2019
    9.2

    Great comfort.

    Parking space are good but a little right in areas

  • Good
    Oct. 2019
    7.1

    Loved having the hot tub but obviously seen better days. Nice having kitchen area and table , beds were comfortable.

    The room needed some TLC. Couch in room was broken one side sunk down when sat on it very uncomfortable. Hot tub area had broken boards around it and tub had tape on where cracks were, looked pretty shitty but was useable and nice. At night we had a lot of sand fly bugs in room no fly spray, wasn’t nice feeling going to sleep.

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Overview

With a stay at Karaka Tree Motel in Taupo, you'll be a 3-minute drive from Lake Taupo and 10 minutes from Huka Falls. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

7.4 Good

based on 1,492 reviews

9.3

Location

8.1

Service

1.5

Amenities

0.0

Bar

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2:00 PM

Check out

10:00 AM

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Amenities

Internet
Wi-Fi
No smoking
Free parking
Disabled Access
Hairdryer
Pets not allowed
Linens
Towels
Babysitting or child care
Business centre
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
Hot tub
Cable or satellite TV
Safe
Storage available

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Location

Most Popular Landmarks

  • Taupo Hot Springs 1.1 km
  • Lake Taupo Museum and Art Gallery 2.8 km
  • Taupo Bungy 2.9 km
  • A.C. Baths 3.2 km
  • Huka Falls 6.3 km
  • Craters of the Moon 6.7 km

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