Overview of Karaka Tree Motel

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3.9/5 Good
380 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.7/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Housekeeping
  • Hot tub



Popular LocationWaipahihi Botanical Gardens11 min walk
Popular LocationTaupo Hot Springs15 min walk
AirportTaupo (TUO)7 min drive
Popular LocationWairakei Geothermal Power Station9 min drive

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  • Two Bedroom Suite Spa

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 6
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About this area


Karaka Tree Motel is located in Taupo. While the natural beauty of Lake Taupo and Huka Falls can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can explore Taupo Hot Springs. Waipahihi Botanical Gardens and Taupo Bungy are also worth visiting.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens - 11 min walk
  • Taupo Hot Springs - 15 min walk
  • Maori Carvings - 4 min drive
  • Three Mile Bay - 6 min drive
  • Wairakei Geothermal Power Station - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 7 min drive

About this property

Karaka Tree Motel

3.5-star motel, walk to Lake Taupo
A spa tub, WiFi in public areas and free newspapers are available at this smoke-free motel. Self parking is free. All 24 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and microwaves, plus free WiFi and TVs. Other amenities available to guests include coffee/tea makers, hairdryers and ironing boards.
Karaka Tree Motel offers 24 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Fridges, microwaves and coffee/tea makers are provided. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
Recreational amenities at the motel include a spa tub.
Children aged under 10 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or spa tub without adult supervision.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking and public transport

Free self parking

Things to do

Hot tub

Family friendly



Free newspapers in reception

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Front desk (limited hours)


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair-accessible parking


Smoke-free property

Room amenities







Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker


Iron/ironing board



Check-in between 2 PM and 8:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

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


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

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

Payment types

American Express
Diners Club
JCB International

Important information

You need to know

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.
    Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Children under 10 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or spa tub without adult supervision

National rating

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

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Karaka Tree Motel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Karaka Tree Motel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Karaka Tree Motel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Karaka Tree Motel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Karaka Tree Motel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 8:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is this property located?
Situated in Taupo, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Lake Taupo and Taupo Hot Springs. Waipahihi Botanical Gardens and Three Mile Bay are also within 1 mile (2 km).

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort

An old favourite

A budget motel that has become a bit aged, but still good value for money. We really enjoy the private mineral pool. It is located handily to the lake and to the township.

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Staff at check-in was fab. Down to Earth and excellent customer service. Nice mineral pools. Rooms better then reviews. Downfall is housekeeping only provide a clean towels. Don’t take the rubbish etc, don’t service the rooms just pop a towel on the bed. Motel kitty is a absolute cutie and a bonus though :)

Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Great place:)

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Excellent location. Good value Very good. Very quiet

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019