We stayed at the Karaka Tree Motel last week on the way to Turoa for a couple of days skiing. We have 2 little kids 6 & 8 years old. The rooms were large, clean and had everything you needed. I travel a lot around the world, at least overseas once a month and stay at all kinds of hotels. One thing I know to be true about how clean a place to be is by how clean the glass, etc. are in the rooms and I have to say the plates, glass, everything at the Karaka were very clean, I didn't feel like I had to re-clean the glasses before I took a drink. The main feature of the motel for us was the DEEP MINERAL SPA POOL, which was very private and fills up with hot natural mineral water in a few minutes. It was so deep and felt sooooo good that I will always stay at the Karaka on all trips requiring a stay in Taupo. I would highly recommend this motel for business travelers as well as it has a lot of good parking, easy access to the town, is right next to the lake, the rooms are quiet and with the spa you can have a deep relax to unwind for the day. Other's comments might say that the motel is a bit tied and needs a bit of renovation, well to those people I suggests they go and check into a 5 star international hotel and PAY THE MONEY! This motel is not tied, it is lovely and warm and a great deal. The family who run it have a small young family of their own and they are the salt of the earth, they made a really nice cooked breakfast for us just like Mum does. This is a great place to stay and enjoy! Highly recommended.
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- Karaka Tree Hotel Taupo