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Karaka Tree Motel

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Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank shaz3264
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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46 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank nzbuddy
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Tauranga, New Zealand
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here after driving up from the Hawkes Bay and for once, I didn't check with Trip Advisor as we just wanted to stop and relax. After checkin, we went straight out for dinner without going to our room and were delighted to find our room cosy and warm when we arrived back. A big thank you to the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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67 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Karaka Tree Motel is located just outside the main centre just across from the lake. It is a well priced comfortable motel for couples or families. Room very clean and tidy and a lovely spa bath. Good amenities in kitchenette. Accommodation a little dated but lovely and warm and comfortable bed. A typical Kiwi motel you can trust. Value for... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We booked this motel as it had an individual spa pool for the room we booked. Overall the motel is clean and tidy but a little dated. Has been refurbished but still has a dated feel. Car parking is convenient if you get one close to your unit, but this depends on when you get there. There are no specific... More 

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Thank Pieteroo
Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

After reading reviews on this motel I wasn't sure what to expect. Arrived here with our two young grandsons and was surprised by the space in the unit which considering the weather, was great. Lovely and clean, and although basic, definitely had everything we needed. Well priced and well situated and the managers were very helpful and friendly. Will definitely... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Took the room because the price was right and we were tired and it had a natural spa bath in the room. The spa was stained and needed cleaning, the icebox in the fridge was totally blocked with ice build up and no usable space Place needs a total makeover, has aged without any TLC. Wont stay again

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • 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 - $133 (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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