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Trentham Motel on the Park

438 Fergusson Drive | Trentham, Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 5 Upper Hutt B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Napier, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Booked this motel cause it was the closest location to my friends wedding in December 2014. Friendly service by the manager and his huge friendly dog came to sit onm y feet as we checked in which was very funny! Room itself was comfortable and clean. Shower is amazing!! Very welcome after a late night in the city. Free wifi... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The room was clean and well kept. the staff were always eager to please. Overall the room was a little small for us BUT that's just personal preference. The kitchen was excellent with a full sized fridge, hob and oven.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

Having worked at Trentham many years ago I knew a little about this motel and it's situation suited my wife and I perfectly for the four days spent in the Wellington region with access to main roads to West Coast, Lower and Upper Hutt, walkways, etc. However, when we arrived we were assigned cabin #10 - one of those that... More 

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Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
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10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We only stayed for one night to be able to attend my old Primary School Re-union. Very comfortable bed, very quiet and the owner is busy painting the place piece by piece. Perfectly adequate at a reasonable price. I would recommend it as handy to many places of interest.

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Purcells Pen, Saint Catherine, Jamaica
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We needed to have a place to shower and sleep for our brothers graduation from the military camp we were driving there from Auckland after work so wouldnt get there til late. Communication by email was excellent and even though we arrived at 4am we found our unit quickly and the staff had put on the heater so it was... More 

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Stephen S, Owner at Trentham Motel on the Park, responded to this review

Hi thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed your stay. Not sure if you noticed but we are in the middle of refurbishing another unit and the bathrooms are being made bigger. Hope to see you again in the future. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Room was old, felt dark and damp and outdated. Manager was extremely rude and did not have a nice manner at all. Would not recommend this place, other nicer places for same price to stay in Upper Hutt.

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Stephen S, Owner at Trentham Motel on the Park, responded to this review

While we appreciate constructive reviews, we will not accept malicious statements which are completely unfounded. This guest who has chosen not to communicate with us, but rather anonymously write untrue statements about our motel some 4 weeks after their stay - did you not have the courage to speak to us direct? NONE of our units are dark or damp.... More 

Auckland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If you look at my profile you will see I am quite critical on where I stay as I travel for work all the time. When a colleague booked me at this motel and I pre read some of the reviews on here I was a tad nervous. But I can't fault a thing. From the warm welcome from both... More 

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Stephen S, Owner at Trentham Motel on the Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the future. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Stayed one night for work. Carpets in Unit 14 are in DESPERATE need of a clean!! Trying to strategically place an old mat over the grubbiest of many carpet stains is not cool. Rug doctor wouldnt go amiss. Although the gentlemen I dealt with during my stay were pleasant, personal and professional presentation would do wonders for first impressions. It... More 

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Stephen S, Owner at Trentham Motel on the Park, responded to this review

Shame this guest did not come and talk to us about the unit. We only had one unit left for this particular day (all other units full) so only able to offer this one. Yes we are aware of the problem with the carpet, but rug doctor will not work as a previous guest spilt a tin of varnish on... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The room we had was a surprise. The units have been renovated inside but still look like an old block motel as you drive up. Roomy unit. Great bathroom, good bed. Heat pump. Quiet. 56 Sky channels if you want them. Owners very helpful. Offered to drive us to our function if it was raining.

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Stephen S, Owner at Trentham Motel on the Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, as you mentioned, we are trying to refurbish all of our units as quickly as possible and when it stops raining we will be able to finish painting the outsides of the units. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. More 

Hamilton
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

This was the second year in a row we have stayed at this motel, while at Trentham for the races. Good service, clean unit, delicious breakfast, handy to everything we wanted to go to. We will go back again.

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Stephen S, Owner at Trentham Motel on the Park, responded to this review

Hi , thank you for your review, it was great to see you again and glad you enjoyed your stay. See you again next time. More 

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