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Totara Lodge

68 Ararino Street | Trentham, Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Debbie K
Landskrona, Sweden
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

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.

Thank Kwisses
Manila, Philippines
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132 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
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 

Thank johnni147
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 

Thank andreat851
Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 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.

Thank Joshuanz2006
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 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 

Thank Julia766
Tauranga, New Zealand
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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.

Thank Sandy S
Napier, New Zealand
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179 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 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 

Thank Rick M
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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67 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 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 

Thank Grania R

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