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"This place is SO COOL!!! We have never experienced geothermal hot pools before - but they are so fantastic and the best thing about Karaka Tree is tha ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 19 Jun 2007

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Hotel Description

3.5-star motel in Waipahihi

Waipahihi stay

Within a 15-minute walk of this Waipahihi motel, you'll find Lake Taupo and Waipahihi Botanical Gardens. Taupo Hot Springs and Three Mile Bay are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Spa tub

A spa tub, free self parking, and free newspapers are featured at this motel. WiFi in public areas is free. WiFi in public areas is also provided.

Studio Mineral Spa

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Two Bedroom Suite Spa

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Twin Suite Mineral Spa

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

One Bedroom Suite Spa

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

One Bedroom Suite with King Bed Spa

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Karaka Tree Motel ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 0.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Karaka Tree Motel

2 out of 5

my girlfriend hated the motel

Pros: Close restaurants
Cons: Noisy
spa looked dirty, the water inlet was rusty, noise was audible from downstairs room

Posted by on Feb 25, 2012

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5 out of 5

Wow!!!

This place is SO COOL!!! We have never experienced geothermal hot pools before - but they are so fantastic and the best thing about Karaka Tree is that all the rooms have their own private pools - no sharing! Fabulous - therapeutic and relxing and the rooms were HUGE!! You've got to come here!!

Posted by on Jun 19, 2007

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About the Karaka Tree Motel

Location 216 Lake Terrace, Taupo, TAUPO

Property Features

Karaka Tree Motel offers its guests a spa tub and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Public spaces have free WiFi. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Taupo motel is smoke free.

  • 24 guestrooms or units
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Wireless internet access , High-speed internet access

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Internet access - wireless

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Karaka Tree Motel offers 24 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include a spa tub.

Children under 10 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or spa tub without adult supervision.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts major credit cards; cash is not accepted

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and window guards

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts major credit cards, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, and JCB International. Cash is not accepted. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Guests are not provided with hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guest stays

Hotel Names

  • Karaka Motel
  • Karaka Tree Motel Motel
  • Karaka Tree Motel
  • Karaka Tree Motel Taupo
  • Karaka Tree Taupo
  • Karaka Tree Hotel Taupo
  • Karaka Tree Motel Taupo
  • Karaka Tree Motel Motel Taupo

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.