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3.9 out of 5

"No stove., toilets old ,shower doors not working properly. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 05 Jul 2020

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Hotel Description

At Karaka Tree Motel you'll be within just a 5-minute stroll of Lake Taupo and within 15 minutes of Taupo Hot Springs. Highlights at this motel include free self parking and a spa tub.

All 24 rooms feature free WiFi, TVs, and coffee/tea makers. Refrigerators and microwaves make in-room dining convenient. Free local calls and hair dryers are also available.

With a stay at this 3.5-star Taupo motel, you'll be 8.3 km (5.2 mi) from Huka Falls.

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$94* Per night/room 21 Oct. - 22 Oct.

Two Bedroom Suite Spa

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Karaka Tree Motel ratings based on 292 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Karaka Tree Motel

Everyone (97) Couples (112) Family (85)
3 out of 5
No stove., toilets old ,shower doors not working properly.

Posted by , from Auckland on 5 Jul. 2020

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1 out of 5

Posted by on 8 Jan. 2020

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5 out of 5
Excellent location. Good value Very good. Very quiet

Posted by on 23 Dec. 2019

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2 out of 5
Close to Taupo and like I have nothing more to say

Posted by on 1 Dec. 2019

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2 out of 5

Posted by on 17 Nov. 2019

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 28 Oct. 2019

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5 out of 5
Almost impossible to get the shower at right temperture [room 14] NEEDS repacement mixer

Posted by on 20 Oct. 2019

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3 out of 5
We have stayed at this hotel in the past and have always found it clean, tidying and inviting. Sadly, this wasn’t the case this time. The bed had strands of hair through it, the linen was quite worn and the general look of the room was quite tired. I hope it gets a splash of refresh before Summer kicks in. It’s in a prime spot.

Posted by on 1 Oct. 2019

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3 out of 5
Love the plunge pool, it's the main reason I always stay there but I probably won't be back as over all the place is a bit run down now. Tv channels were only half working and some had no sound. Duvet covers had multiple stains, sheets had black ink on them and most off putting was the long black hair I kept finding among the linen. Also noise from rooms next door were bad. I had also requested a room at ground level which I didn't get. If I had known one wasn't available I would have gone elsewhere as I have buggered knees.

Posted by on 14 Aug. 2019

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2 out of 5
This property is very run down with broken fittings and dirty windows. We actually chose not to stay once we arrived and saw it.

Posted by on 30 Jun. 2019

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About the Karaka Tree Motel

Location 216 Lake Terrace, Taupo, TAUPO

Property Features

Karaka Tree Motel offers its guests a spa tub and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Public spaces have WiFi for a fee. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Taupo motel is smoke free.

  • 24 guestrooms or units
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Taupo (TUO) (5.4 km / 3.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Karaka Tree Motel offers 24 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. This Taupo motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include a spa tub.

Children under 10 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or spa tub without adult supervision.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 8:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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 may be 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. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are not provided with hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association

Hotel Names

  • Karaka Motel
  • Karaka Tree Motel Motel
  • Karaka Tree Motel
  • Karaka Tree Motel Taupo
  • Karaka Tree Taupo
  • Karaka Tree Hotel Taupo
  • Karaka Tree Motel Taupo
  • Karaka Tree Motel Motel Taupo

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

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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