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Karaka Tree Motel

216 Lake Terrace, Taupo TAUPO, New Zealand
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Invercargill, New Zealand
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169 reviews 169 reviews
31 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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,... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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184 reviews 184 reviews
30 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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Warkworth, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 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.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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118 reviews 118 reviews
27 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 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.

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Mandurah, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

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 February 27, 2015 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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