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Karaka Tree Motel

4.0 of 5 Motel   |   216 Lake Terrace, Taupo TAUPO, New Zealand
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Ranked #54 of 72 hotels in Taupo
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Napier
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Hamilton, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our room was lovely and warm, mostly modern.. the cabinets could use a makeover but.....when you have a courtyard with a hot tub with water coming direct from the Lake, who cares right?! Our beds, linen and blankets were not worn, all fresh and clean as were the towels, facecloths and hand towels, with plenty of spares. Good lighting and... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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177 reviews 177 reviews
39 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

A motel typical of its age - looking and feeling tired. The relatively new owners are progressively working their way through the units, and their efforts show. My room was clean and tidy and beautifully warm, and the bed was comfortable. Refurbishment efforts need to include kitchen utensils and floor coverings. The shower head was like something I have never... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised after reading the previous reviews, our room was clean and tidy, very spacious and had a lovely modern and homely feel. Loved the large spa room, this was just what we needed after a long and eventful drive up! Staff were very understanding when we explained we were going to be late checking in due to car... More

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Watford
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I hate to say this but the Karaka Tree Motel was the most probally the worst of all Motels we stayed in while in New Zealand. It wasn't dirty, just very shabby and worn including the linen. I think the 4 star qualmark is perhaps a little generous. Our room was a reasonable size and it did have a Spa... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Absolutely disgusted , but had booked to stay with credit card so had to stay one night, dirty wet cleaning rag left on couch ( genuinely surprised it had actually been used) , old crappy teatowls ( the ones with the squares) popular cheap style , flannel is similar to what I have just thrown away as it had a... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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90 reviews 90 reviews
20 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

My partner and I stayed here for one night and found this place to be pretty good. This place is located on the main road of Taupo along with all of the other motels. There is a lot of traffic on this road and it is hard to walk across the road to the walkway beside the lake due to... More

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Canberra, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

An aging but well maintained property, it presented as clean and neat. The inroom spa is enormous and apparently thermal spring fed, I did not try but judged based on the inlet pipe, sulpha stains and geothermal region. The staff were very pleasant and helpful and carried my bag upstairs once they heard I had an injured knee. My continal... More

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Fish Creek, Victoria, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We had booked a 2 bed roomed apartment 6 months in advance so were a bit surprised to be put in the disabled suite. The whole place is a a bit tired and in need of a makeover. The people in reception were fine. The spa was nice but very noisy later at night when next door filled theirs at... 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*
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Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
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#25 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
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