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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is tired & run down, needs a deep clean & spruce up. Walls were marked, tub needed a scrub, shower door broken. One of the single beds is below the upstairs hot tub & it looked like the ceiling was going to cave in as ceiling had all come apart, I felt worried that the weight of the...

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Warm greeting and a willingness to change our booking to a downstairs room. Spacious accommodation, good bed, quiet, clever little kitchen, really appreciated the hot pool and used a number of times. Small problems quickly rectified in a friendly and efficient manner (ie someone had taken the bathroom plug!!!- who would do such a thing) These new owners have considerable...

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Thank 2FromtheNaki
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With descriptions on the website such as "extremely spacious," "fabulous" and "attractive" one walks in for a first glimpse and is a bit disappointed. Yes the rooms are spacious, though not extremely so. The "fabulous" mineral spa is great to soak in, though the tiling is chipped and the surrounding patio rather shabby, with table and chairs adequate rather than...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed as a couple for one night. The good points: private mineral pool in unit, comfy bed, quiet location, pleasant staff. The bad: a fair distance from town, room was of an OK standard of cleanness however we saw a mouse run out from under the mineral pool and there were small areas that had obviously been over over...

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Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dirty tired rooms, stains on upholstery, bed covers, stained towels. Spiders and marks squished on walls and not cleaned. TV reception poor. Food crumbs in the cutlery drawer. Run down, and badly maintained. Do I need to go on? It doesn't take much to put in a bit of effort, especially in prime holiday season. Pull out the weeds in...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Motel is ok for a couple of days, the staff were friendly, the room was a little tired the jacuzzi was really nice, room service was a bit strange they never really made the beds just threw the covers back onto the bed and didn't wash the pots. But we were only there 2 nights so we weren't that...

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West Kirby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here after booking at short notice in high season. Really disappointed with the standard. Rooms were at best 'tired' and in need of renovation, worn furnishings requiring replacement. If more concern was obvious lack of cleanliness (mound in shower cubicles, badly stained carpets, evidence of insects on ceilings, significant levels of crumbs and dust beneath furniture). This all contributed...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at motel and waited an hour for office to open despite it being 1 pm. Rooms were tidy- ish but cushion and couch grubby. Bathroom was cramped- not suitable for the elderly or disabled as shower tray was high above ground level and very slippery. The shower mixer is a hazard as it pours out scalding hot water if...

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Thank yummy2710
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Room had everything we needed. Appliances and room are old and a bit run down. Good for a one night quick stop over. carpet, bathroom and spa need a tidy it up, would make the stay a bit more tidier. However the good price of the room reflects these slight imperfections.

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 December 2016

This is the fourth time in nine years that we have satyed at the Karaka Tree. It was and continues to be an excellent choice with each room having its own Mineral Spa Bath which really are quite therapuetic. Excellent value for money

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Amenities

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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
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry

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: $108 - $174 (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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“Ask for a room upstairs or away from the concrete stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles ebrnewton, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Stay upstairs close to reception. Check for bed bugs!!”
 of 5 bubbles , 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Don't stay here!”
 of 5 bubbles wewenthere, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The Spa Bath water jets on the first floor are automatically turned off atb 9:00pm so as not to distrurb uther guests”
 of 5 bubbles lincolnj2013, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“One upstairs as downstairs units can hear people walking around.”
 of 5 bubbles larry1811, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
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