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Totara Lodge

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met by smiling manager, who was happy to help a weary traveller, the room was huge, much to big for just me, but it was spotless and all in good order. I cannot ask for anything more, and it's attached to the Trentham mess hall so food is good too.

Thank Sean G
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed March 11, 2017

When we stay in motels/hotels our most important factor is cleanliness.The room was very clean - 10 out of 10 there. It was spacious and comfortable for two nights stay. There wasn't any air-con in the room we were in (room 224) but the room wasn't too hot because it didn't have the sun blazing in.(The motel guide book says...

Thank ianicarus
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed February 27, 2017

Unit was spacious, clean with comfortable beds and parking outside the door. Location was good for day trips to Kapiti Island, Wairarapa and Wellington CBD. Monday to Wednesday was great apart from the heat. Thursday to Saturday were not so good. The motel is next to the Tote and Furnace pub and TAB which is extremely loud with pounding music...

Thank vonnie2017
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

The room was clean and tidy. The door latch was broken so door had to be locked when shut. The little containers of milk were frozen and the air con was an only floor stand fan which was dirty. After having dinner and going to the other side of town to find a party going on either in the complex...

Thank Kelly K
Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed February 23, 2017

Initially the place looked good despite being next to a pub and a TAB. The room was pretty large by motel standards and it is close (across the road from the train station). Unfortunately the room has no aircon and the window of the room we were in didn't open so despite having the pedestal fan going all night, the...

Thank PatnPete
Hastings, New Zealand
Reviewed January 21, 2017

Convenience of restaurant, parking and train station great. Studio Rooms average in hotel part of complex. I had a disturbed sleep due to the person in next room snoring - rooms need some noise insulation. Food in restaurant good though a little pricey for what you get.

Thank Bern476
Taranaki Region, New Zealand
Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Love staying at this place. Rooms always presented well and this time round I ordered all you can eat ribs and fries...yum yum and date roulade for dessert, which i describe as sex on a plate...so delish!

Thank detaiker
Reviewed September 5, 2016

Whilst not on holiday circumstances requiring us to stay in the area because of some sad family business that had to be attended to, we were fortunate to get accommodation at this superb spacious extremely well kept and clean establishment, the amazing service and friendliness extended to us by both Owner, and staff was well beyond what one would expect,...

Thank Kevin H
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed June 3, 2016

I have stayed here a number of times now for work, good size rooms, every visit a different room which is great, parking at the door. A excellent restaurant and bar on site so a one stop shop, good friendly staff.

Thank craig f
Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Very roomy unit with spacious bathroom, lounge and double bed downstairs, and generous upstairs double and single. Exquisite cooked breakfast and friendly staff. Handy to train station and racecourse. Would stay again

Thank Dion M
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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Totara Lodge

Address: 68 Ararino Street | Trentham, Upper Hutt, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Upper Hutt
Price Range: $77 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Totara Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“Go for rooms outside the main complex.”
Bern476, Jan 21, 2017 | Read review
“Ask for two levels room (they also have one level rooms)”
danielgV5170QT, Jan 6, 2016 | Read review
“If by your self go for the inside rooms”
andreat851, Nov 8, 2014 | Read review
“rooms across the carpark are better”
Julia766, Sep 20, 2014 | Read review
“motel type rooms with parking seem to be larger than the rooms in the main building.”
Steve32480, Sep 10, 2013 | Read review
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