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Totara Lodge

3.0 star property
3-star motel in Trentham with restaurant and bar/lounge

8.9/10 Superb

329 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
The price is P4,589
Price available on 22/05/2022
68 Ararino Street, Trentham, Upper Hutt, 5018
Main amenities
  • 26 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
For families
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Kitchenette
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Trentham
  • Trentham Racecourse - 1 min drive
  • Petone Foreshore - 21 min drive
  • Plimmerton Beach - 29 min drive

Getting around

  • Paraparaumu (PPQ) - 37 min drive
  • Wellington Intl. Airport (WLG) - 41 min drive
  • Stokes Valley Manor Park Station - 6 min drive
  • Stokes Valley Pomare Station - 8 min drive
  • Lower Hutt Taita Station - 10 min drive

About this property

Totara Lodge

Located near a train station, Totara Lodge is a great choice for a stay in Upper Hutt. For a bite to eat, guests can check out Trentham Mess Hall, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge and a terrace are other highlights, and rooms offer kitchenettes and refrigerators. The comfortable beds and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travelers.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 26 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open Monday - Friday (7:30 AM - 7:00 PM) and Saturday - Sunday (8:00 AM - 7:00 PM)
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

Taking the kids

  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Golfing nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Grab bar near toilet

Languages spoken

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


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

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between NZD 15 and NZD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2 percent

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Cribs/infant beds are available for NZD 25.0 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Totara Lodge
Totara Lodge Upper Hutt
Totara Upper Hutt
Totara Lodge Motel
Totara Lodge Upper Hutt
Totara Lodge Motel Upper Hutt

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very Good

Comfortable stay
Comfortable stay at Totara Lodge. Cosy studio room with comfortable bed and good shower. No kitchenette in the room but plates and cutlery are provided.
1-night family trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

It was okay, just muck on bedding
Frances, 6-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

The Totara Staff were incredibly friendly on our arrival! The room was very clean and well appointed - comfortable beds! Stayed 4 nights and the room was serviced to a very high standard each day! Train station straight across the road and good taxi services available! Will stay again!
Linda, 4-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Served my purpose
Justin, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very Good

Wendy, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Madeline, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Loved staying here , clean and comfortable beds Friendly service
Mohammed, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Campbell, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Unfortunately people in surrounding houses were using fireworks after 9pm. Some of these ended up in the motel car park
Daniel, 1-night business trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Kyle, 1-night trip
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