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Karaka Tree Motel

216 Lake Terrace, Taupo TAUPO, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Waiuku
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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27 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Mandurah, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

Wanganui, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Dalby, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The room was well set up with everything we needed for our stay. Bonus mineral spring water bath which we didn't expect - felt fabulous at end of big driving day. Service was very helpful and friendly And gave great tips for eating out. We managed to visit 2 out of 3 recommended in our two nights and both were... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

When we arrived we were greeted with happy, and kind staff which was, unfortunately, probably the best part of our stay! We had an upstairs room. Our kitchen tap leaked, which was very annoying at night when we were trying to sleep; the bench was sticky; there was no air conditioning, which made for an uncomfortable nights sleep; the freezer... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We stayed on a very busy Auckland anniversary weekend. They were pretty much the only place with reasonable rooms that were not fabulously expensive. Even then the cost was pricey - more of a reflection of Taupo than the Motel itself. Service was good, staff were all nice and responsive. The rooms are huge. We had a studio and twin... More 

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Paraparaumu, Wellington, New Zealand
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Booked this motel as it is "4" star got into room, very disappointed. Over the four nights we stayed the room was serviced properly once, the phone jack was not screwed into the wall and there was a power point with only one screw holding it in. The shower was small old and dirty with mould at the top. The... More 

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Albury, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here on our way from Rotorua to Napier. Although the rooms are clean and spacious they are looking very tired. We were looking forward to using the spa but decided it was not worth the effort, it did look very tired and in need of a good clean. The bathroom too was in need of a good renovation,... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My husband and I really enjoyed staying here for a weekend. I agree with others that the decor looked dated, but we expected that for the price we paid for a room in Taupo with a spa pool in it. Taupo is pricey at any time of the year so we were very happy with the price. The room was... More 

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