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Karaka Tree Motel

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Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Karaka Tree Motel

Karaka Tree Motel

3.5 star property
3.5-star motel in Waipahihi

7.6/10 Good

374 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
216 Lake Terrace, Taupo, TAUPO

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Waipahihi

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 9 min drive


  • Espresso Cove - 2 min walk
  • Rose on Roberts - 3 min drive
  • Plateau - 4 min drive
  • Cafe Baku - 4 min drive
  • Grill @ 42 - 4 min drive

About this property

Karaka Tree Motel

A great choice for a stay in Taupo, Karaka Tree Motel is only 3.4 mi (5.4 km) from the airport. The hot tub makes for a relaxing end to the day, and freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks. Fellow travellers like the pool and helpful staff.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 24 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby


  • Hot tub


  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

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

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and window guards on site.

This property accepts major credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Karaka Tree Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Karaka Tree Motel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Karaka Tree Motel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Karaka Tree Motel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Karaka Tree Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Karaka Tree Motel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Karaka Tree Motel and nearby?
Karaka Tree Motel has a hot tub.
Are there restaurants at or near Karaka Tree Motel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Ninety Nine (2 mi) and Victoria's Cafe Kitchen Bar (2.1 mi).
What's the area around Karaka Tree Motel like?
Karaka Tree Motel is a short 4-minute walk from Lake Taupo and 17 minutes' walk from Taupo Hot Springs. Travellers say that this motel is in a good location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Excellent service by the staff. Called me before i arrived and had my room and parking sorted ready for my arrival.
Dani, 1-night family trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lake across the road, easy access to town, mineral pool to soak in.
1-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Spa was great, soap dispenser should be checked and does need a bit of TLC
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

The mineral pool is great but you can't get into the shower if you are on crutches and the whole place is a bit threadbear
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Our ferry was delayed so wasnt going to make it back to Taupo in time to check in by 8pm. Rang reception to let them know and they had our room ready with the heater on for us when we got there at 9.30pm. We were really impressed.
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Clean motel with helpful, friendly staff. Room was quite dated though and the heating/ventilation could do with upgrading.
1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Very basic facilities. But we love the deep mineral spa always stay here.
1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

6/10 Good

tM dtay
Contactless check-in and out felt impersonal and distant...but I guess that was the purpose. KTM is getting dated and tired, but nice to have a soak.
1-night business trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

No stove., toilets old ,shower doors not working properly.
Bobby, 1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

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.
Helen, 1-night trip
Verified guest review