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Karaka Tree Motel

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 January 2016

We had unit 4 Good things Comfy bed main bed in lounge with tv and 2 singles in seperate room sky tv - basic but good awesome deep hot water mineral pool kitchen with standard stuff jug- microwave sink etc good shower nice staff and clean rooms the bad couldnt find the air con so we stayed during hottest day...

Thank Dopple2000
Reviewed 24 January 2016

we were there for one night last week with two rooms. We checked in late. as soon as we checked in we went out for dinner and in the morning we checked out and went for breakfast but we have been charged for Mini Bar items which we didn't touch at all. So be careful of these people. you may...

2Thank Dinesh_Khadka_nz
KTmgt, Manager at Karaka Tree Motel, responded to this review

Dinesh, As per our phone call i informed you that the mini bars are checked and restocked every day when our guests check out. so upon your departure your room was checked and there were minibar items that had not been paid for which is why we charged your credit card for them. I do thank you for taking the...

Reviewed 14 January 2016

Overall it is a good location, quite spacious and well priced given peak season. It is tired but that was ok given we were not spending much time there. As other reviewers have said the staff are focused on how you are going to pay and getting you out at 10am sharp, I wouldn't go so far as to say...

Thank Kiwi_chick28
Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 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...

2Thank jodyh269
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 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...

Thank NigelHanscamp
Reviewed 2 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....

2Thank Kim Luisa H
Whanganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 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...

2Thank david g
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 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.

2Thank Laurie R
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 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...

2Thank Janne M
Feilding, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 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...

1Thank Neil S

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  • 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
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: RM315 - RM560 (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.”
ebrnewton, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Stay upstairs close to reception. Check for bed bugs!!”
, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Don't stay here!”
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”
lincolnj2013, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“One upstairs as downstairs units can hear people walking around.”
larry1811, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
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