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Karaka Tree Motel

4.0 of 5 216 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a night there we had two rooms between two families. Unfortunately room number 1 didn't have a working door and we only found this out when we got back to find our room unlocked. THank goodness nothing was taken. THe rooms are dated and the dishes look dirty. We found an old receipt in the draw from July laying... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First we got put in a Room which was painted and it smell like paint all over the room and we could not breathe properly as we were asthmatic.When we asked the reception they said this room was painted a month ago which was hard to believe,so we asked if there was another room available.We were then given a studio... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked at the last minute and they were very accommodating to our needs. Bed was great (no roll together), kids loved the spa in the room. Only thing I would say is better ventilation is needed because we didn't open the window in the spa room and in the morning there was dew everywhere. There was a fan in... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was disappointing. Reasons why: Room was very dated, mismatch furniture and not very clean Spa bath advertised was very dated and didn't look clean, didn't want to use it Door didn't lock properly also dated Lots of stairs to get to room, no help given for heavy suitcases Only good thing was wifi worked. Wish I stayed elsewhere... More

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Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove down from the Bay of Islands to Taupo. Because of our excellent experience up there we decided to use the Golden Chain motels again. The Katana Tree appealed to us for the lake front location (which is a hefty walk away from the town) and the 'Spa baby's - I must admit that the warning signs were there... More

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

Im sorry that your stay here with us was not up to your standards. If you would have told us about light bulbs etc blown we could have rectified the problem straight away. The fridge was not dead as you say, all are still in working condition. We are just managing the place here and we actually do care about... More

Tauranga, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My husband and I weren't expecting the ritz and got a little more than what we paid for so overall we were very happy. Also we really liked the soap and shampoo dispensers as we thought this was very economy friendly. The mineral pool was fabulous and a real nice way to relax.

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Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

my husband and i ditched the kids and dog for the weekend, booking in on a friday night. we got in about 8.30pm and having been welcomed in, invited to hit the mineral spa and relax...thats exactly what we needed! This hotel is not upper class 5 star, it is down to earth value. A mineral spring hot tub..bliss. Extremely... More

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Stayed with kids during school holidays. Rooms ok and tidy. Was looking forward to the private mineral spa but ours sprung a leak on the first night. In fairness it was repaired as soon as we notified the owners. The second night was very noisy and there didn't seem to be any attempt by the owners to keep the other... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This Motel was one of the worst I have ever stayed in and I was extremely disappointed as it is also a Golden Chain Motel, which I thought had a particular standard. Obviously not. The 4 star Qualmark ranking was 2 too many in my view. Bulbs missing from lights, dirty carpets, dirty sheets, and very dated. Always room check... More

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Auckland New Zealand
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I used to stay here frequently 10+ years ago and last night needed a place in Taupo so booked in again. This is still such a good place, comfortable large rooms, even the Studio rooms are huge, with excellent location and of course the spa pool in every room. The bed in my studio unit was super comfortable, the linen... More

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Address: 216 Lake Terrace, Taupo TAUPO, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Karaka Tree Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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