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“Hot tub at the end of a great day”
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Karaka Tree Motel
Ranked #60 of 68 Hotels in Taupo
Reviewed 7 May 2013

This is my fav hotel in Taupo. Hot tub with bubbles in every suite. The kids had three goes and I went in twice to soothe an aching back after many hours behind the wheel over the previous few days. The rooms are clean and well presented with great facilities. Courtyard hot tub is a firm favourite and the kids can't wait to go back.

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Reviewed 1 May 2013

Fantastic service as we had to change our plans, very understanding. Room was clean and tidy and the kids filled the spa in the morning as we had only got to the motel late in the evening.
The room had a great set up as the kids were in the room and the queen bed was in the lounge so didn't disturb them if we were watching tv or boiling the jug in the morning.

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Reviewed 26 April 2013

The room was clean and tidy but some of the fittings were a little tired, especially the sofa which was starting to fall apart. I really enjoyed the mineral pool...yes the pool was a little stained where the water comes into the pool but this is a result of the minerals. The hosts were very helpful and friendly with suggestions of things to do to help us enjoy our weekend in Taupo.

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Reviewed 23 April 2013

Tried hard to find fault but couldn't - It was excellant - - The Spa was great - .The Linen very clean- the Cooking facilities in our studio unit were perfect. No problem with the shower and bathroom. Staff welcoming and friendly - will certainly stay again next time we go through Taupo

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Reviewed 14 April 2013

We stayed for one night in this Motel. Whilst it was not unpleasant I could not recommend it without some caveats. The one very positive thing about the Karaka Tree is the hot pool attached to most rooms, we enjoyed this immensely even though the spa jets failed to operate, but I fear this is all the Motel trades on. The De Bretts hot pools are just up the road and they provide a more all round experience of hot pools if thats what your after. The decor is from the 80`s. The sink and cupboards in the bathroom are tiny, the shower belongs in a museum, the floor is vinyl and carpet and the kitchen units are not really useable without making a mess also, there was no wi-fi working when we visited. In my opinion the units are overpriced.
If you don`t mind quaint and want the experience of private hot pools(even though an upstairs unit can see you!) then this could be the place for you.
Our unit was clean so no issues there.

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Reviewed 22 March 2013

its a motel like you have hundreds and sometimes you are lucky to find a gem among them. his was it, the room was clean though and the beds were good. So if you just want to spent a night, there's not reason why you should n't pick this one.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 March 2013

We stayed at the Karaka Tree for 6 nights. The new Managers were very welcoming and friendly. Our room was clean and comfortable, there is some updating needed but very liveable for the time we were there. It was a very good base for our day trips to areas around Taupo and beyond. Would stay again when we return to Taupo, love the views of the mountains and the lake, very peaceful.

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Additional Information about Karaka Tree Motel

Address: 216 Lake Terrace, Taupo TAUPO, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #60 of 68 Hotels in Taupo
Price Range: £48 - £96 (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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