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

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Snack bar

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Sauna

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Overview

The 4-star Karaka Tree Motel offers fine a comfortable accommodation to stay in Taupo.

This hotel is about 10 km away from Wairakei Geothermal Power Station Visitor Center . 30 minutes' walk from Taupo city center.

Nearby points of interest include an art gallery and a museum.

It will take a 10-minute drive to get to Taupo airport.

Rooms

The property comprises of modern rooms appointed with a minibar, heating, flat-screen TV, a patio and coffee/tea makers. A microwave, an electric kettle and a dishwasher are also provided for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Edgewater Restaurant offers New Zealand dishes and lies 250 meters away.

Services

Business guests will appreciate a business centre, a meeting room and a photocopier available on site.

Relax

On-site spa facilities feature a Jacuzzi and a sauna.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

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
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Bicycle storage
  • Mobile phone network

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • BBQ facilities
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • Courtyard view

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

  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Self-catering

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

Bedroom

  • Electric blankets

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
Crib FREE
All children
3 - 6 years
Extra bed NZD 25
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

216 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand, 3330

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City Center
  • Taupo
    2.8 km
Airports
  • Taupo (TUO)
    3.8 km
  • Rotorua (ROT)
    69.3 km
  • Bus stop
    1.3 km
Restaurants
  • Edgewater Restaurant (cuisine: New Zealand)
    230 m
  • Beach Brasserie
    230 m
Parks
  • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens
    680 m
Beaches
  • Taupo Bay
    1.6 km
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 Studio Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • 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
Room Description:

Mineral spa pool in separate room. Maximum of 3 guests.

Karaka Tree Motel photos Room
Two-Bedroom Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Jacuzzi
    • + More
  • General:Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:2 bathrooms
  • Hot tub
  • Hair dryer
  • 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
Room Description:

This suite features a private patio, a geothermal mineral hot tub and 2 bathrooms.

Karaka Tree Motel photos Room
One-Bedroom Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed and 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
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  • General:Free internet access
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathroom for disabled
  • Hot tub
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Electric blankets
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchen/Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dining table
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

TRIPLE 1 BEDROOM-SUITE

Karaka Tree Motel photos Room
Spa One-Bedroom Dormitory Room
Courtyard view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Single beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • + 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
Room Description:

1 king and 1 queen bed in separate room. Spa pool in private courtyard.

Karaka Tree Motel Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center2.7 km

Parks

  • Tongariro Crossing2.6 km

Local attractions

  • Taupo Bay1.6 km
    Taupo Bay Rd, Taupo
  • Taupo Museum 2.7 km
    4 Story Place
  • Action World Taupo4.0 km
    23B Anzac Memorial Drive
  • Spa Thermal Park and Riverbank Recreational and Scenic Reserve2.1 km
  • Formula Challenge Racing3.0 km
    Broadlands Road

Near the hotel

  • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens 680 m
    Shepherd Road
  • Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort1.1 km
    76 Napier Road Sh 5

Restaurants nearby

  • Edgewater Restaurant230 m

    Address: 245 Lake Terrace
    Phone: 006473785110

    71% likes this, based on 39 reviews
    Cuisine: New Zealand
    Price Range: ZAR 277 - ZAR 415

  • Stag Park Diner290 m

    Address: 151 Napier Taupo Highway
    Phone: 07 378 6403

    77% likes this, based on 38 reviews
    Cuisine: New Zealand
    Price Range: ZAR 57 - ZAR 230

  • Waterside Restaurant & Bar440 m

    Address: Lake Terrace
    Phone: 07 378 6894

    66% likes this, based on 103 reviews
    Cuisine: New Zealand
    Price Range: ZAR 103 - ZAR 265

  • Beach Brasserie230 m

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

    54% likes this, based on 27 reviews

  • Bistro Lago350 m

    Address: 80-100 Napier Taupo Highway
    Phone: 073762319

    74% likes this, based on 174 reviews
    Cuisine: Contemporary
    Price Range: ZAR 242 - ZAR 369

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

Hotel Awards

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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
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Hotel Address:

216 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand, 3330

Get directions
City Center
  • Taupo
    2.8 km
Airports
  • Taupo (TUO)
    3.8 km
  • Rotorua (ROT)
    69.3 km
  • Bus stop
    1.3 km
Restaurants
  • Edgewater Restaurant (cuisine: New Zealand)
    230 m
  • Beach Brasserie
    230 m
Parks
  • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens
    680 m
Beaches
  • Taupo Bay
    1.6 km
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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