4.4 out of 5

"My only real gripe was the beds. The singles are small and our double bed was very uncomfortable. We both suffer from bad backs and a poor bed only ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 05 Jun 2018

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Hotel Description

At Totara Lodge you'll be steps from Trentham Racecourse and 4.1 km (2.5 mi) from Maidstone Park. Highlights at this motel include free self parking, and in-room kitchenettes and free WiFi.

TVs with cable channels are featured in all 26 rooms, and you can enjoy coffee/tea makers, hairdryers and phones. In-room dining is convenient with amenities like kitchenettes and room service. Additionally, fridges, irons/ironing boards and free toiletries are available.

The family restaurant, Trentham Mess Hall, is open for lunch and dinner. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, coffee/tea in a common area and laundry facilities. Cooked-to-order breakfast is available.

Places within a 15-minute drive of this 3-star Upper Hutt motel include Queensgate Shopping Centre and Dowse Art Museum.

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$116 per night

Studio (Queen and 1 Single)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Studio, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Totara Lodge ratings based on 97 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Totara Lodge

Everyone (57) Couples (23) Business (1) Family (17)
4 out of 5
should re design cooking area- remove part of wall towards bed and extend bench around corner

Posted by on 7 Jun. 2019

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8 Jun. 2019 by Bex

Thank you for your review, we will take that in to consideration

5 out of 5
Nice rooms, excellent staff and the restaurant is right there in the building.

Posted by on 10 May 2019

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10 May 2019 by Bex

Thanks so much for your review, hope to see you again!

4 out of 5
Reception is well sited and the staff we met were very friendly. We had a room just down the hall which was roomy with a comfortable bed, chairs and a coffee table so didn't have to sit on the bed. Bathroom had a wet floor, and plenty of towels, soap etc. Generous supplies of beverages. A bar and restaurant as well Only thing against it was we had difficulty getting in after 10pm and had to ring a cellphone to get help opening the security door.

Posted by on 5 May 2019

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9 May 2019 by Bex

Thank you for your feedback, we hope to see you again

5 out of 5

Posted by on 26 Apr. 2019

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9 May 2019 by Bex

Thank you for the review

4 out of 5
Nice, clean room and in a great position. The restaurant was very good and the staff helpful.

Posted by on 17 Apr. 2019

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9 May 2019 by Bex

Thank you for the review, we hope to see you again!

4 out of 5

Posted by on 2 Apr. 2019

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3 Apr. 2019 by Bex

Thank you for your review!

4 out of 5
The staff were super friendly, the room was clean, air con was a plus, the shower pressure was amazing. The only (super minor) negative was not being able to see the TV from the single bed

Posted by on 1 Apr. 2019

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3 Apr. 2019 by Bex

Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay, hope too see you again in the future!

5 out of 5
Stayed 2 weeks prior and were impressed, so booked again. Everything as good as the first time. Spacious rooms, excellent amenities, everything needed.

Posted by on 25 Mar. 2019

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26 Mar. 2019 by Bex

Thank you so much, we are glad you enjoyed your stay both times and hope to see you again!!

5 out of 5
It was an awesome setup, very quiet and close to restaurants etc. Would recommend to anyone and we def will stay again.

Posted by on 23 Mar. 2019

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24 Mar. 2019 by Bex

Thanks for the great review, so lad you enjoyed your stay. See you again!

5 out of 5
I loved the welcoming card, made me feel really special. I’ve rated in a lot of motels and that’s barely happened, it was a really nice gesture so thank you 😇

Posted by on 11 Mar. 2019

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12 Mar. 2019 by Bex

Thank you so much for the great review, hope too see you again in the future!

Property Features

As a guest of Totara Lodge, you'll find a library, tour or ticket assistance, and a BBQ. WiFi is free in public spaces. Totara Lodge also features a garden, coffee/tea in common area, and laundry facilities. Self parking is free. This 3-star Upper Hutt motel is smoke free.

  • 26 guestrooms or units
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Library
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) (38.3 km / 23.8 mi)
  • Train station: Stokes Valley Manor Park Station (5.9 km / 3.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Totara Lodge offers 26 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Accommodation at this 3-star motel has kitchenettes with fridges. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Premium cable televisions are provided. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast for a fee.

Trentham Mess Hall – This family restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests arriving after 8 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 25 per night.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between NZD 15 and NZD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 25 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Totara Lodge Upper Hutt
  • Totara Lodge
  • Totara Upper Hutt

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.