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4.5 of 5 Lodge   |   68 Ararino Street | Trentham, Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Stayed two nights while attending the National Square and Round dance convention.Friendly staff,lovely warm rooms & hallways,excellent showers and spotlessly clean.On a freezing cold morning a staff member offered & produced a bucket of hot water to clear the iced-over car-much appreciated thank you.

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Napier, New Zealand
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98 reviews 98 reviews
31 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

We had a family unit. It wasn't badly resourced and had a great shower. It had a tv on each level. It's not in a bad location for Upper Hutt needs, however two things let it down. It had an incredibly uncomfortable bed. I also found out on check out, that there is a 2% surcharge for credit cards. Now... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I would have given a good review BUT. The location was good and the room was perfect for us travelling with a baby, we paid extra for a cot and toys, we did note the ladies behind the counter were a bit cold but whatever. As we checked out the surly ladies behind the counter slapped a $65 "professional cleaner"... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Stayed at the Totara Motor Lodge last night for the first time to attend a local wedding. So impressed with our unit. Huge, everything you need and a great restaurant. Staff very helpful and our friends who also stayed there were very impressed. A 30 minute drive from Wellington CBD to Upper Hutt a little out of the way if... More

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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

A big thank you to all the staff at Totara Lodge for making our wedding weekend so enjoyable and stress free! All the little personal touches and extra effort that was put in to make our stay special was amazing! We can't thank everyone enough for all the hard work they put toward our getting married!

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Hayward, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Came here to attend to conferences on succeeding weekends. Clean, neat room, big bathroom. Cooked to order breakfast available in the AM(extra). Across the street from the train station but very quiet. Graze Restaurant next door as well as another restaurant, pub, wine shop and small market just steps away. Staff very helpful with needs, directions and places to eat... More

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Stayed one night in a Deluxe Queen studio.It was huge!All amenities and such a comfy bed.Great being next to the Tote and Furnace where we attended a function.Glad we picked the deluxe studio as others stayed in studios that kitchenette and were quite small.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We found the staff very helpful. I tried calling them through the week but was unable to get someone to pick up the phone. The room was nice and clean and was just what we needed as we attended a wedding. That night there was a bit of loud music which was a little annoying but we got over it.... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We made a last minute decision to stay at Totara Lodge so that we could get away from the craziness of Wellington during the Homegrown Festival (not a fun festival if you live in the CBD with 2 small kids and lots of noisy partygoers). We arrived around 5.30pm, having made the booking on the phone. The apartment style room... More

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Stayed here for a wedding ...Place was the CLEANEST motel I have ever stayed but think the price was over stated as our room was putting it mildly tiny and cramped even for just the two of us. Jordan and Bex are a total credit to the team and love the card we got in our room on entry. For... More

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Address: 68 Ararino Street | Trentham, Upper Hutt, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Upper Hutt
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Kitchenette Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Upper Hutt
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Totara Lodge 4.5*
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