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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our room was clean and tidy. 2 queen size beds fully stocked fridge. But the reason I booked this room was to have our own private thermal spa. And it meet my expectations you full the spa your self and get to choose how hot or cold you require.. Gently jets and the spa is really deep.. and it took... More 

Thank mesheluv
Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family booked this hotel as we were only staying in Taupo for one night so wanted cheap and didn't really care what the place was like. But wow it was one of the best places we stayed at during our two weeks in NZ. The place was clean, modern and spacious. And the staff were very friendly and welcoming.... More 

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Reviewed 26 October 2016

We enjoyed our stay and wish it had been longer. Enjoyed: own private hot tub, big bed, clean, big areas Couch a bit old and tired but comfy enough. People in next unit started filling their hot tub and using the jets at 2am!! which woke us up grrrrrrrr

Thank larry1811
Whangarei, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nice for a looong soak in your own private pool - not as easy to find as it should be here. Room clean and all the facilities you need. Good for families, couples. Need transport to get into the centre of Taupo, but not a hassle as just off main road.

Thank nzdragon
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Friendly, welcoming hosts set the tone for this handy located motel. We booked solely because they offer a private mineral hot tub for every unit. We were a little disappointed at how tired the tubs and their surroundings were but we did enjoy a private soak in the fantastic mineral water. It was difficult to stop the shower from spraying... More 

Thank Deejays16
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

We were two families traveling together, with our little ones. Frankly, we took our chances staying at this motel, due to its rating and mixed reviews. But it turns out that it didn't dissapoint. We booked it online, but during our check in, we found out that the other walk-in guests were given the opportunity to see the rooms before... More 

Thank Aji2206
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2 reviews
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Wish we read the reviews before we booked. All of the poor reviews are correct. Worst of all was the bed appeared not to have been changed. Was too late to leave by the time we realised. Checked out after the first night and we were still charged for the room. Perhaps the name should be changed to Kaka Tree.

Thank Nicola J

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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Well I struggle to give them one dot rating so far.... I haven't even arrived yet and the attitude from reception over the phone is rude, abrupt and not at all accommodating. Both times I phoned, both women I spoke to, needed some work on their PR skills. One told me that I should have looked at the reviews prior... More 

Thank Ania D
Paeroa, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Great place for a family. We stayed for 1 night and it was just a nice cosy place to unwind after along day of driving. Hot tub was awesome! Only issue we had was the tv channels were all muddled up but other than that great stay. Old style milk bottle was a cute touch.

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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

People always say if you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything... I won't say anything. I will let my pictures do the talking. But I will say we didn't end up staying... they were kind enough to refund our money.

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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access

Additional Information about Karaka Tree Motel

Address: 216 Lake Terrace, Taupo TAUPO, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: ₹ 4,939 - ₹ 9,248 (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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“One upstairs as downstairs units can hear people walking around.”
 of 5 bubbles larry1811, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room closer to the concierge for a better wifi signal.”
 of 5 bubbles Aji2206, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs room was quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles shaz3264, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I think the rooms at the front could get some road noise and if you don't like stairs you may wish to ask for a downstairs unit.”
 of 5 bubbles OzFr0g, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“If mobility a problem ask for a ground floor room”
 of 5 bubbles 1811027Scott, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
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