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

The unique 4-star Karaka Tree Motel offers quick access to Taupo Bay, Wairakei Geothermal Power Station and Aratiatia Rapids.

The city center is 30 minute walking distance from the hotel.

Guests can reach Karaka Tree Motel by car from Taupo airport in 5 minutes.

Rooms

Karaka Tree Motel offers luxury rooms with satellite TV, a microwave, a kitchenette, climate control and a patio as well as an electric kettle, coffee/tea makers and kitchenware. Some rooms feature views over Lake Taupo. The rooms come with en suite bathrooms featuring a shower, a hairdryer and a spa bathtub.

Eat & Drink

Serving guests with new zealand dishes, Beach Brasserie is 250 meters away.

Services

Guests are welcome to use free parking, currency exchange and a baggage storage for general purposes and a business center, a meeting room and a photocopier for business needs.

Relax

Spa facilities at Karaka Tree Motel include a Jacuzzi and a sauna.

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

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 facilities

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

Bathroom

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

Kitchen facilities

  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave

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

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

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Rooms and availability

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Spa One-Bedroom Suite
Bed type: 1 Queen-size bed and 2 Single beds
Size: 380 sq. feet
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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

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    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

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

      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