Karaka Tree Motel - Taupo

216 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand, 3330  show map
 4 stars
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Karaka Tree Motel - Taupo

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Meeting facilities

Conference room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Overview

Offering 24 luxury rooms, Karaka Tree Motel features a spa center and a courtyard.

A valley and lakes as well as Taupo Bay, Wairakei Geothermal Power Station and Aratiatia Rapids are located nearby. The distance between Taupo city center and the property is 3 km.

Taupo airport can be reached in 5 minutes by car from Karaka Tree Motel.

Rooms

Karaka Tree Motel is an unique hotel offering rooms with satellite TV, heating, a microwave, a kitchen and a minibar as well as an electric kettle, coffee/tea makers and kitchenware. Some rooms feature views over Lake Taupo. They also have en suite bathrooms with a hairdryer, a shower and towels.

Eat & Drink

A continental breakfast is served in the light dining room. At the fabulous lounge bar guests will enjoy a selection of tea, mineral water and coffee.

Services

The on-site car rentals help to explore the area.

Relax

A Jacuzzi and a sauna are offered for relaxation.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   24.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Free on-site parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski storage
  • Bicycle storage
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Skiing
  • Fitness center

Services

  • Room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Snack bar

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Spa center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • BBQ facilities

Room view

  • Courtyard view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Dining table

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Kitchen facilities

  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave
  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Electric blankets

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  10 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 6 may stay at the price of NZD 25 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Karaka Tree Motel - Taupo Taupo location
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Hotel Address:

216 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand, 3330

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City Center
  • Taupo
    1.7 mi
Airports
  • Taupo (TUO)
    2.4 mi
  • Rotorua (ROT)
    43.1 mi
  • Bus stop
    4300 ft
Restaurants
  • Edgewater Restaurant (cuisine: New Zealand)
    800 ft
  • Beach Brasserie
    800 ft
Parks
  • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens
    2200 ft
Beaches
  • Taupo Bay
    5200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    24

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Rooms and availability

Karaka Tree Motel Spa Studio SuiteKaraka Tree Motel Spa Studio SuiteKaraka Tree Motel Spa Studio Suite
Spa Studio Suite
Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 270 sq. feet
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Mineral spa pool in separate room. Maximum of 3 guests.

Room facilities
    Karaka Tree Motel Spa One-Bedroom SuiteKaraka Tree Motel Spa One-Bedroom SuiteKaraka Tree Motel Spa One-Bedroom Suite
    Spa One-Bedroom Suite
    Bed type: Queen-size bed or 1 King-size bed and 1 Queen-size bed or King-size bed
    Size: 380 sq. feet
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    2 singles and 1 queen bed in separate room. Spa pool in private courtyard.

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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Karaka Tree Motel - Taupo Taupo location
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      Hotel Address:

      216 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand, 3330

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Taupo
        1.7 mi
      Airports
      • Taupo (TUO)
        2.4 mi
      • Rotorua (ROT)
        43.1 mi
      • Bus stop
        4300 ft
      Restaurants
      • Edgewater Restaurant (cuisine: New Zealand)
        800 ft
      • Beach Brasserie
        800 ft
      Parks
      • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens
        2200 ft
      Beaches
      • Taupo Bay
        5200 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  10 am
      • Number of rooms:
        24

      Hotel Awards

      New ZealandHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedTaupoKaraka Tree Motel

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      Hotels Recommended by Guests in New Zealand

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      What's nearby

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 1.7 mi

      Parks

      • Tongariro Crossing - 1.6 mi

      Local attractions

      • Taupo Bay - 5200 ft
        Taupo Bay Rd, Taupo
      • Volcanic Activity Centre - 4.3 mi
        Corner Karetoto Road & Huka Falls Road, Taupo
      • Huka Falls - 4.5 mi
        Off SH1, Taupo
      • Taupo Museum - 1.7 mi
        4 Story Place, Taupo
      • Craters of the Moon - 4.4 mi
        Karapiti Road, Taupo

      Near the hotel

      • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens - 2200 ft
        Shepherd Road, Taupo

        Restaurants nearby

        • Edgewater Restaurant - 800 ft

          Address: 245 Lake Terrace
          Phone: 006473785110

          71% likes this, based on 39 reviews
          Cuisine: New Zealand
          Price Range: USD 24 - USD 36

        • Stag Park Diner - 1000 ft

          Address: 151 Napier Taupo Highway
          Phone: 07 378 6403

          77% likes this, based on 38 reviews
          Cuisine: New Zealand
          Price Range: USD 5 - USD 20

        • Waterside Restaurant & Bar - 1500 ft

          Address: Lake Terrace
          Phone: 07 378 6894

          66% likes this, based on 103 reviews
          Cuisine: New Zealand
          Price Range: USD 9 - USD 23

        • Beach Brasserie - 800 ft

          Address: 243 Lake Terrace
          Phone: +64 07 378 5341

          54% likes this, based on 27 reviews

        • Bistro Lago - 1200 ft

          Address: 80-100 Napier Taupo Highway
          Phone: 073762319

          74% likes this, based on 174 reviews
          Cuisine: Contemporary
          Price Range: USD 21 - USD 32

        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  10 am
        • Number of rooms:
          24

        Hotel Awards

        New ZealandHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedTaupoKaraka Tree Motel

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Hotels Recommended by Guests in New Zealand

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        Hotels nearby
        Tiki Lodge Taupo
        2 stars
        3 km
        Spa Hotel Taupo
        3 stars
        4 km

        Karaka Tree Motel Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Karaka Tree Motel

        Average guest rating

        7.2out of 10
        Very good
        Based on 130 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Rooms
        5.0
        Service
        7.0

        Individual guest reviews

        • Family with children
          9.2

          Absolutely enjoyed relaxing in the private spa pool and the clean facilities.

          Upon arrival my personal booking details were openly left on the reception desk in full view & I probably should have been asked for id to confirm my status.

        • Group of friends
          9.6

          The warmth and cleanliness of the rooms were great. Mineral spa's were especially good.

        • Family with children
          7.8

          It was cold on arrival and probably needed heaters to be going before we arrived.

        • Family with children
          4.2

          We were very dissapointed and infact checked out after the first night

        • Older travelers
          7.8

          Lovey receptionist, comfortable rooms, easy access to main road.

        • Group of friends
          5.8

          No sky tv, door on the shower was broken, only 1 towel each supplied curtains did not block out the lights from outside, uht milk not very pleasent and quantity was minimal - went to shops and bought our own

        • Family with children
          7.0

          The sap pool was great to have on those cold nights in Taupo - very very relaxing! The front counter staff were excellent, and very friendly! We have been there before and have recommended it to others and think it is a great place because you do have the lovely mineral spa all to yourself!

          This is being really picky, but something that was a bother a little bit...The drain hole at the top of the spa pool in our courtyard was too low so when you have filled it up it keeps draining out to a certain point (we understand to elimaninate over sflowing etc) but this is too low as when you sit in the spa on the seats that are provided, the water does not cover your shoulders so you get cold very easily, especially that it is so cold there anyway - we were adding hot water alot, so would think this would increase hot water usage....The walls also are thin and we could hear the next rooms tv above ours.

        • Family with children
          8.2

          The good location not too close to town but the 5 min drive wasn't an issue. The unit was clean and comfortable and that one of the main things when staying away from home. Loved the spa.

          The parking, little bit tight.

        • Older travelers
          8.8

          Loved the spa, found it really relaxing and great being in the open air.

          The only thing I would suggest is some kind of music systm, even a radio, if your not into tv it would be great to be able to have abit of background music.

        • Older travelers
          5.8

          In room natural spa; helpful staff

          Dirty carpet; mismatch of utensils and crockery

        • Family with children
          7.0

          the receptionist was very friendly and helpful. The room was an adequate size the thermal spa in the courtyard was terrific to relax in

          The decor was pretty average the tea cups were tiny and I hate glass cups which was the other choice. We were woken at 2am by other guests arguing outside (not the fault of the establishment)

        • Older travelers
          5.8

          The mineral pool was nice

          The cold showers. The lack of in-room information about the motel sevices and local area eg local dining.

        • Older travelers
          8.2

          The Receptionist was very welcoming and friendly. The bed was comfortable and my husband enjoyed his soak in the spa.

        • Family with children
          5.8

          The staff were great, the girl on duty offered to allow us to use the spa pool in another room but it was too late for us so she offered a small deduction in our bill. .

          Very disappointed, spa pool did not work and deck on which sited was dirty. There was water coming out from the base of the toilet bowl and the rooms needed updating, they were old fashioned and dingy.

        • Older travelers
          8.8

          Ease of access and proximity to town. The spa was very nice and relaxing The complimentary paper was an added bonus.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Karaka Tree Motel - Taupo Taupo location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        216 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand, 3330

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Taupo
          1.7 mi
        Airports
        • Taupo (TUO)
          2.4 mi
        • Rotorua (ROT)
          43.1 mi
        • Bus stop
          4300 ft
        Restaurants
        • Edgewater Restaurant (cuisine: New Zealand)
          800 ft
        • Beach Brasserie
          800 ft
        Parks
        • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens
          2200 ft
        Beaches
        • Taupo Bay
          5200 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  10 am
        • Number of rooms:
          24

        Hotel Awards

        New ZealandHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedTaupoKaraka Tree Motel

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Hotels Recommended by Guests in New Zealand

        Use Badge