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Totara Lodge

68 Ararino Street | Trentham, Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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58 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Chose this motel as it was closest to a venue for a family function. Studio room was very spacious, ground floor and situated behind the complex restaurant so no road noise. No air con just a fan which didn't really do much to cool anyone. Fridge, sink, microwave, jug and toaster. NO hob or any dishes to cook anything in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

I chose this place to stay because it was the closest accommodation to my customer facility. When I arrived to Wellington, it was a darkness outside and it was a darkness all the long way from airport to Upper Hutt. My first expression was that I made mistake and I had to book hotel in Wellington. But... it was wrong... More 

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Thank Daniel G
Taranaki Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed my stay here, room was clean and nice. Shower was excellent in its pressure. Restaurant meals were yum and room service was available. Food was fantastic especially the burgers and sticky date roulade. Would definitely stay again AND they have make up towels for woman to take their face off each evening...how cool is that lol

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Thank detaiker
Auckland
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55 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We booked this place as it was very close to a function we were attending. Reception was friendly and helpful. We had booked a queen room, very spacious. Comfortable room with good amenities except no safe or hairdryer in the room. Quite expensive.

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Thank Rafi46
Auckland
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

We stayed two nights here, in a studio. Our room had a very high stud which made it feel spacious and, it was spacious. Handy being directly across the road from the Trentham train station but could hardly hear the trains. Heard no noise through the walls of the people in rooms next door. Great and big shower and bench... More 

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Landskrona, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

We had a nice stay. We arrived after hours and the reception was closed but we got an email with instructions which I thought was great and everything went real smooth. Clean rooms and it was easy for us to get in to the ferrie by car the morning after.

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Thank Kwisses
Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

We arrived late into Wellington so had limited choices, so booked this place, then punched in the details into the GPS only to find it was 23km away! The room was fine, a little pricey, with good car parking, and a cheap takeaway around the corner that is open until 11pm, though hotel reception closes at 9pm. But not an... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This place has changed hands and has improved. Lots more sky channels and friend;y staff. We stay in the rooms inside which we call the dormitory. They vary in size but are perfectly adequate especially for us as we hardly spend any time in them. The showers have great pressure and you get lots of towels.Will def stay there again... More 

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Thank andreat851
Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Good value for money,Rooms were a decent size and was nice and clean, Good bathroom,easy access parking right outside your door which is a bonus,Very easy to check in and out no hassles, would recommend staying here.

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Thank Joshuanz2006
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Have been to Totara Lodge on two separate occasions and has been a great experience both times. With comfy rooms and friendly staff its all you want in a motel. The highlight was the breakfast at the Graze Café. (now called something else?) We looked on trip advisor on what was around us and settled with the café on site... More 

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