US$75 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 29 Mar 2015 Check-out 30 Mar 2015

Karaka Tree Motel

4 stars
View map of 216 Lake terrace, Taupo, 0

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
30 reviews
Fatastic choice!

I had the privilege to show a friend from abroad our beautiful country and choosing Karaka Tree... See full review

  • Minda
  • 17 Jul 2014
Relaxing romantic trip!

The check in lady was very nice and polite. Great location. Spa pool in the courtyard was awesome,... See full review

  • Mabby
  • 24 Nov 2014
Offering exceptional accommodation and services, this Karaka Tree Motel is an ideal base for business as well as leisure travellers.
General

The motel offers a well-appointed conference room that is ideal for executive meetings, product training and group discussions. Business guests are also offered internet access, faxing as well as photocopying services for their convenience.



Location

This property is situated at 216 Lake Terrace and is just 100 metres from the Lake Taupo. This motel is just a 2-minute drive from the town centre, shops and restaurants.

Dining

Start your day with a delicious Continental breakfast served at the motel. You can dine at the nearby restaurants that serve a wide range of delicacies for you to feast on.
Rooms

This motel features 24 accommodation units that are facilitated with an array of modern comforts to ensure you a pleasant stay. Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen for the guests who love cooking.

Karaka Tree Motel Rooms

Mineral Spa Twin Studio
Rates for 1-3 people when using existing bedding. Max occ is 3. Bedding configuration is 1 Queen-size bed. Thermal mineral hot pool in separate room. Microwave, kitchenette, fridge, toaster, etc.
1 Bedroom Spa Suite
Rates for 1-4 people when using existing bedding. Max occ is 4. 1 Queen bed & 2 Singles in a separate room. Extra person $20 per night. Thermal Mineral hot pool in private courtyard. Microwave, fridge, electric fry pan, etc. We do not have a 1 Bedroom disability access suite.
1 Bedroom King Spa Suite
1 King bed & 1 queen bed in separate room. Spa pool in private courtyard. Great for couples traveling together, or 2 singles who enjoy the luxury of a larger bed.
Mineral Spa Studio
Rates for 1-2 people when using existing bedding. Max occ is 2. Bedding configuration is 1 Queen-size bed. Thermal mineral hot pool in separate room. Microwave, kitchenette, fridge, toaster, etc. Sorry, Twin-share room not available on this deal.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Services
Business centre
Laundry service
Childcare Service
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

-38.7059 176.0884
Area served
216 Lake Terrace Taupo
Nearby airports
Domestic Airport: Taupo Closest Major City: Hamilton.
Area description
Karaka Tree Motel is in a very easy to find location, Hotel is on State Highway 1, (left hand side) 2 doors south of the State Highway 5 (Napier turnoff).

Nearby points of interest

  • Tongariro National Park: 70.3 km
  • Mount Ruapehu: 78.5 km

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
10:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (30)

Ratings and reviews for Karaka Tree Motel

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
30 out of 30
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.2
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.6

77% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Karaka Tree Motel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mabby
Business
Tauranga
24 Nov 2014

Relaxing romantic trip!

The check in lady was very nice and polite. Great location. Spa pool in the courtyard was awesome, loved the fact you could fill it yourself to the perfect temp! The decor was a little dated especially in the bathroom. The bed was really comfy. I would definitely return for another weekend break!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Karaka Tree Motel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MichelleG
Business
Tauranga
11 Aug 2014

Family Getaway

Great hosts/managers they were very friendly & helpful. Comfortable beds. Clean & spacious room, it had everything we needed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Lone Star Taupo is excellent.

Review of Karaka Tree Motel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Minda
Business
Northland
17 Jul 2014

Fatastic choice!

I had the privilege to show a friend from abroad our beautiful country and choosing Karaka Tree Motel ticked another box with friendly service, well appointed room, great location and the quick filling spa was an added bonus! I found it good value for money compared to other similar priced motels. Loved it, will be back soon! Will not stay anywhere else in Taupo again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Indian Restaurant on the Waterfront was fantastic! Not to be missed.

Review of Karaka Tree Motel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Jennywren
Business
South Waikato, New Zealand
28 Apr 2014

Nice minders, shame about the motel

The location was great and the people minding the motel were really lovely, however, the cleaning staff were shoddy and the whole room desperately screamed for re-painting, new furnishings and new decor. The towels were well cleaned but stained from over use and the plastic tolet seat and shower seat were old, stained and brittle. The grass at theback outside the toilet window was longish and unkempt. Until there are some changes, I won't rebook or recommend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Karaka Tree Motel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Family Time
Business
Wellington, New Zealand
27 Apr 2014

Overpriced and unclean

While the outdoor mineral spa was a fun feature and the beds comfortable our overall experience was marred by the grubby kitchen and bathroom. There were crumbs on the counters, dirt and grime around the fridge and an assortment of items under the bed (which my 5 year old found after dropping the remote there). The place is rundown and in need of a makeover and thorough clean in order to charge the prices they do.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Karaka Tree Motel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
RJJC
Business
Auckland, New Zealand
23 Feb 2014

Comfortable Family Motel

Very conveniently located on Lake Terrace just at the end of the first beachfrong out og Taupo Centre and by the junction with the main Napier road. Everything was ready for us on arrival and we were quick to jump into the in room thermally heated spa baths. Reception staff were happy to help with anything and knowledeable about the local attractions and dining opportunities. Breakfast was cheerfully delivered on time, substantial and good value for money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Karaka Tree Motel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Grunter
Business
Bangkok Thailand
31 Jan 2014

Mmmm

Not sure how long ago this motel was 4 star, but I would not have thought recently, room was dusty and unclean, layers of dust on top of power points, bathroom doors falling off…….not great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Karaka Tree Motel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ken and Jude
Business
Auckland, New Zealand
30 Jan 2014

Traditional NZ motel

So what you get are massive rooms, each with private spa bath (jacuzzi). Hosts are friendly, rooms are clean and comfortable, though like many motels in Taupo a little bit out of what is a very compact CBD.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Karaka Tree Motel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ragz
Business
Melbourne, Victoria
1 Jan 2014

Family getaway

Staff and facilities were excellent. The motel was very close to city centre, when made it easy for all of us

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Karaka Tree Motel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Textin
Business
Auckland
22 Dec 2013

Old

The place is in desperate need of an upgrade! The late 70's was a long time ago!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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