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

Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Snack bar

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Sauna

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Overview

Karaka Tree Motel is a 4-star hotel providing a luxury accommodation near to Aratiatia Rapids, Taupo Museum and Orakei Korako .

The city center is 30 minute walking distance from the hotel. Thanks to highway nearby, the comfortable hotel is well connected with other parts of Taupo.

The hotel allows quick access to a valley and lakes.

Karaka Tree Motel lies within 5 minutes’ drive to Taupo airport.

Rooms

Karaka Tree Motel offers 24 rooms fitted with climate control, cable TV with on-demand movies, a microwave, a kitchen and a patio for a comfortable stay in Taupo. For more comfort a hairdryer, a shower and a spa bathtub are provided.

Eat & Drink

Serving an array of dishes, Stag Park Diner and Edgewater Restaurant are just 250 meters away.

Services

Guests will benefit from currency exchange, a designated smoking area and a safety deposit box along with 24-hour front desk, laundry and dry cleaning.

Relax

Karaka Tree Motel delights guests with 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

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Currency exchange
  • Bicycle storage

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Snack bar

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • BBQ facilities
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Bedroom

  • Electric blankets

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • 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 6 may stay at the price of NZD 25 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 

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
    4000 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 photos Room
Spa One-Bedroom King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hot tub
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Electric blankets
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dining table
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Karaka Tree Motel photos Room
Spa One-Bedroom Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hot tub
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Electric blankets
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dining table
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • Radio

Karaka Tree Motel Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center1.7 mi

Parks

  • Tongariro Crossing1.6 mi

Local attractions

  • Taupo Bay5200 ft
    Taupo Bay Rd, Taupo
  • Volcanic Activity Centre4.3 mi
    Corner Karetoto Road & Huka Falls Road, Taupo
  • Huka Falls4.5 mi
    Off SH1, Taupo
  • Taupo Museum1.7 mi
    4 Story Place, Taupo
  • Craters of the Moon4.4 mi
    Karapiti Road, Taupo

Near the hotel

  • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens2200 ft
    Shepherd Road, Taupo

    Restaurants nearby

    • Edgewater Restaurant800 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 Diner1000 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 & Bar1500 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 Brasserie800 ft

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

      54% likes this, based on 27 reviews

    • Bistro Lago1200 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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    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
      4000 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