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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were two families traveling together, with our little ones. Frankly, we took our chances staying at this motel, due to its rating and mixed reviews. But it turns out that it didn't dissapoint. We booked it online, but during our check in, we found out that the other walk-in guests were given the opportunity to see the rooms before... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well I struggle to give them one dot rating so far.... I haven't even arrived yet and the attitude from reception over the phone is rude, abrupt and not at all accommodating. Both times I phoned, both women I spoke to, needed some work on their PR skills. One told me that I should have looked at the reviews prior... More 

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Paeroa, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for a family. We stayed for 1 night and it was just a nice cosy place to unwind after along day of driving. Hot tub was awesome! Only issue we had was the tv channels were all muddled up but other than that great stay. Old style milk bottle was a cute touch.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

People always say if you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything... I won't say anything. I will let my pictures do the talking. But I will say we didn't end up staying... they were kind enough to refund our money.

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Oxford, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cobwebs every where, beds were all like rocks, broken wifi, broken hot tub, cracks in paint, floor has odd slopes steep in between rooms. Could hear other people talking in other rooms Would not recommend.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would say the rooms here are average for the price you pay. They aren't modern but they are still warm. The thermal spa is great however! The lady at the front desk was lovely. Price-wise I probably wouldn't return but still very happy with our stay there :)

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Taupo, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Great location. Room was quite dated and run down but comfortable. Excellent Hot Tub. Cleanliness could have been a lot better and towels seemed old but staff were nice. Having a heater was nice and kept the room warm.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Excellent large unit that was very roomy and well appointed.Excellent hosts but pity the Spa Pool was not on or offered to be turned on.Nice and quiet rooms . Good history of the Karaka Tree and easy distance to town.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Stayed in ground floor unit with "outside" (partly roofed) hot tub. Large 2 room unit. There is no external "sign" of 1st floor tubs so presume they are "internal". The unit's hand book explained about stains and "bits" in the very deep tub - some very small tree leafs. Enjoyable inexpensive stay !!!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Stayed at this motel for one night on our way to Hawkes Bay!! It is very dated and run down. The beside lamp had no bulb, the couch had rips in it, the fridge froze everything including the milk, the roof was painted in many different whites and comes with a tiny little heater that hardly works. The only thing... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access

Additional Information about Karaka Tree Motel

Address: 216 Lake Terrace, Taupo TAUPO, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $74 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Karaka Tree Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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