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    Karaka Tree Motel

    216 Lake Terrace, Taupo TAUPO, New Zealand
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    2017-10-29 2017-10-30
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    Traveller (43)
    Room & Suite (3)
    Dining (1)
    • Excellent16%
    • Very good23%
    • Average29%
    • Poor20%
    • Terrible12%
    Travellers talk about
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Hot Tub
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Room Service
    Wheelchair Access
    Meeting Rooms
    Dry Cleaning
    Self-Serve Laundry
    3.5 Star Hotel
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    Oct 29Oct 30
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    1 - 5 of 225 reviews

    Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

    Room smelt musty and dirty. There was mould in the bathroom, no shampoo or body wash. Came back after a day at the snow and someone had gone through my luggage. Checked my travel jewelry box and my engagement ring was gone! Confronted the managers...More

    Thank Tegan D
    Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

    Stayed one night on 12th August. Chargrd for snacks which we never used.upon asking lady on phone she was grummpy and not believing that m telling truth ... thats ripping off customers.. motel is already a rundown which i dint enjoy at all. My recommendation...More

    Thank Firoz K
    Reviewed 12 July 2017

    This is about my fourth stay, and this time I brought a friend and had two rooms. My memories were, basic but clean with no frills and great private hot pool. Where to start with all that was wrong, a hole in wall in one...More

    Thank Panchovilla42
    Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

    Upon the last motel I had stayed at, my stay at the karaka tree was average. You had to get vouchers for wifi even when stated "free wifi". Parking is very small, the driveway had scraped my exhaust. Surely it should be common sense to...More

    Thank Shandi T
    Reviewed 28 May 2017

    Stayed there several times as I consider their ground floor pools among the best ever ! The ground floor pools are located in a private courtyard at the rear of the unit with a sun shade for overhead privacy. The pool is about 1.5 meters...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Spa
    • Room Service
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Room Service
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Room amenities
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Spa
    • Hot Tub
    • Price range
    • US$69 - US$133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 24
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    • Location
    • New Zealand >
    • North Island >
    • Waikato Region >
    • Taupo District >
    • Taupo
    • Also Known As
    • Karaka Tree Hotel Taupo
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    Traveller (43)
    Room & Suite (3)
    Dining (1)
    Pool & Beach (1)
    Hotel & Grounds (62)
    Bathroom (1)
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    2,130 reviews
    1.14 km away
    Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo
    608 reviews
    .26 km away
    The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection
    522 reviews
    .08 km away
    The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo
    727 reviews
    .67 km away
    Nearby Restaurants
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    Nearby Attractions
    Great Lake Taupo
    243 reviews
    .94 km away
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    119 reviews
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    1.05 km away
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    "The Spa Bath water jets on the first floor are automatically turned off atb 9:00pm so as not to distrurb..."
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