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Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

On arriving at the motel,the guy was only interested in when and how I can pay in full then and there..after coming to an arrangement of paying 1 night then, then rest the next day ( we were staying 3 night's).I get a phone call from a lady in the morning asking when I can fix the bill up that...

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2Thank jodyh269
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

With a last minute booking, it was good that we could get two apartments. When we arrived they rearranged the rooms so we could be side by side. Staff/owners made it an easy visit. Just across the road from the lake made this a great choice. Very little road noise, but neighbours talking kept us awake late into the night...

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Thank NigelHanscamp
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

We booked this motel because of the hot tub. When we walked in we were shocked. The whole place isn't in a good shape but the private pool was worst. Absolutely not clean and completely run down. Disappointing and for sure not worth the money. Apparently the only thing the staff cares about is that you are out at 10am....

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2Thank Kim Luisa H
Whanganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 January 2016

We only stayed one night to break our trip and would have expected a little more for our money. The room was a little smelly - like a musty smell that just wouldn't clear. The room was tired and really needed a revamp. The receptionist tried to charge us on arrival for a two night stay and then in the...

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2Thank david g
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

The motel looks great from the road. However the room was very old and tired and dark. Windows were infested with flying bugs. To their credit, the managers willingly supplied the fly spray to deal with these. In room spa is a drawcard. However I would not use it. This complex needs a major revamp.

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2Thank Laurie R
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 December 2015

Size of our 2 bedroom unit was great but the cleanliness was very disappointing. Cobwebs (complete with spiders!) everywhere, the wheelchair bathroom had paint peeling and the ceiling was covered in black mould spots. One of the window sills was rotten along the skirting board by doorway. The ramp into this room was too close to the bed and proved...

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2Thank Janne M
Feilding, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 December 2015

We only stayed the one night on Saturday 12th Dec but quiet frankly, that was enough. The room was fine, for the $135 price tag, but the bed had seen better days, as had the pillows. Probably my biggest issue of the night was the wifi situation. Even after the duty manager (or owner?) said he was going to reset...

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1Thank Neil S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 November 2015

Motel is located on the Napier turn-off about 2km from the centre of Taupo, across the main road from the lake. It is an older motel, undergoing refurbishment and has very large, comfortable well-equipped rooms with good kitchen/bench space set behind folding doors. In a separate room, there is a large Mineral Spa bath in each unit. The managers are...

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Thank Dave W
Raglan, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 November 2015

In the 2 King Suites we booked Maitenance isn"t a Priority ,What could of been a accident a cover on the jets in the spa was off our friend lent back and it sucked his back into it at force. Thread bare carpets on arrival I mentioned we weren"t happy that the unit was definitely not what the photos advertised...

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1Thank PalmBeach2016
Echuca, Australia
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

rated four stars, definitely wasnt a four star overall hotel as some rooms refurbished and some were not. obviously no maintenance has been done recently as holes in wall etc. locals or other guests were up all night argueing and disruptive.

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Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • 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: $98 - $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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