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4.5 out of 5

"Heather was very helpful and friendly. Enjoyed our spa bath. Nice peaceful stay which is exactly what we wanted. " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 21 Jul 2018

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Hotel Description

At Karamu Valley Lodge, you'll be 19.5 km (12.1 mi) from SkyCity Hamilton and 23.2 km (14.4 mi) from Hamilton Gardens. Highlights at this lodge include in-room free WiFi and balconies.

You can enjoy TVs, coffee/tea makers, and free bottled water, featured in all 3 rooms. Premium bedding and irons/ironing boards are also available. Limited housekeeping is available.

This smoke-free lodge offers free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and a garden. Other amenities include barbecue grills, a picnic area, and wedding services. Continental breakfast is available daily between 7:30 AM and 9 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Places within a 30-minute drive of this 3-star Karamu lodge include Lake Rotoroa and Seddon Park.

Safari Cabin

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$157* Per night/room 21 Jan. - 22 Jan.

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchenette, Valley View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Studio Guest Suite

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Karamu Valley Lodge ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Karamu Valley Lodge

Everyone (5) Couples (1)
5 out of 5
Having friendly but not constantly in your face hosts and a superbly clean and stylish accommoda#ion was greatly appreciated. For us having the animals around made it feel like a home away from home. Would highly recommend this Lodge to others.

Posted by on 12 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Mar. 2019 by Heather

Hi Lorna & John, Many thanks for your kind feedback. Paul & I really enjoyed having you to stay. Like you, we are still waiting for a decent bit of rain. Best regards H

5 out of 5
Great cabin! Really nice place to go and relax! Such friendly hosts

Posted by on 8 Jan. 2019

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10 Jan. 2019 by Heather

Hi Ryan, Many thanks for your kind feedback. Hope you both had a safe journey back to Te Aroha. Best Rgds H

4 out of 5
Heather was very helpful and friendly. Enjoyed our spa bath. Nice peaceful stay which is exactly what we wanted.

Posted by on 21 Jul. 2018

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25 Jul. 2018 by Heather

Hello Krystal, Many thanks for your kind feedback; we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hope you had good day at the indoor golf. Best regards, H

5 out of 5

Highly recommended :)

Pros: The great service and how super clean it was (no stray hair anywhere!!)
Cons: Not the most up to date and the shower head is a bit low for tall people, but it's not really a deal breaker.
Location: It is close to Raglan and Hamilton, with a beautiful waterfall close by.
Heather was absolutely fantastic - she is such a friendly lady and made us feel extremely welcome. The apartment was super clean and has a great farm-feel. Overall lovely and homely and very comfortable, with everything you could need for a break from the city. Definitely recommend it!!!

Posted by , from Auckland on 16 Oct. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 Nov. 2017 by Heather

Hi Njvr, Many thanks for your kind feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay.

4 out of 5

Peaceful Retreat

Pros: Quiet bush location and hosts' manner. We were left in peace but available whenever we needed.
Cons: Would benefit from cover over the deck area for wet weather usage.
Location: Just 20 minutes to Raglan and environs with lots of walks and sightseeing to be done in each day.
We stayed for 3 nights in the separate Safari Cabin making Karamu Valley Lodge our base for day trips. We loved the peaceful surrounds and the hosts' welcoming and accommodating style. The separate bedroom, kitchen and bathrooms were nicely presented and served our needs well. Wet weather meant the large deck area did not get as much use as we would have liked but that was our bad luck. We would happily consider Karamu Valley Lodge again when we holiday in this region again.

Posted by , from Whakatane, NZ on 4 Oct. 2016

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4 out of 5

Great stay

The owners were lovely and helpful. The location was great, and not too far into Hamilton for the rugby. The accommodation was really nice and the kids enjoyed their stay too.

Posted by on 22 Sep. 2016

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Property Features

Karamu Valley Lodge offers its guests a terrace, barbecue grills, and a garden. Public spaces have free WiFi. Self parking is free. This 3-star Karamu lodge is smoke free.

  • 3 guestrooms or units
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Karamu Valley Lodge offers 3 accommodations with complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Television
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Heating
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 9 AM.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. If you are planning to arrive after 8:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have a front desk. Guests arriving after 8:30 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 6 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 6 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


This property accepts cash and debit cards only for all bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking, and for all purchases made on site, including incidentals. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 20.00 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Karamu Valley Lodge Hamilton
  • Karamu Valley Hamilton
  • Karamu Valley
  • Karamu Valley Lodge Lodge
  • Karamu Valley Lodge Karamu
  • Karamu Valley Lodge Lodge Karamu

You should know

  • Children 6 years old and younger aren't allowed at this property.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.