Totara Lodge

Self Rated: 3.0 out of 5
68 Ararino Street, Trentham, Upper Hutt, 5018, New Zealand
4.4 out of 5 rating 272 reviews TripAdvisor Rating: 4.4
Property Details

Property Location

Located in Upper Hutt, Totara Lodge is a 1-minute drive from Trentham Racecourse and 5 minutes from Maidstone Park. This motel is 9.3 mi (15 km) from Queensgate Shopping Centre and 9.7 mi (15.6 km) from Maori Treasures.


Make yourself at home in one of the 26 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchenettes. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Conveniences include phones, as well as refrigerators and coffee/tea makers.


Take in the views from a terrace and a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access. Additional amenities at this motel include tour/ticket assistance and barbecue grills.


Grab a bite to eat at Trentham Mess Hall, a family restaurant which features a bar/lounge, or stay in and take advantage of the room service (during limited hours). Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.


Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Trentham Racecourse - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Maidstone Park - 4.1 km / 2.5 mi
Queensgate Shopping Centre - 15 km / 9.3 mi
Maori Treasures - 15.6 km / 9.7 mi
Dowse Art Museum - 16.3 km / 10.1 mi
Petone Foreshore - 18.1 km / 11.3 mi
Matiu - Somes Island - 20.2 km / 12.6 mi
Plimmerton Beach - 23.1 km / 14.4 mi
Sunshine Bay - 24.1 km / 14.9 mi
Pataka Museum of Arts and Culture - 25.5 km / 15.9 mi
Staglands Wildlife Reserve - 26.8 km / 16.7 mi
Brendan Beach - 30.2 km / 18.7 mi
Paekakiri Beach - 35 km / 21.8 mi

The nearest airports are:
Wellington Intl. Airport (WLG) - 37.1 km / 23 mi
Paraparaumu (PPQ) - 48.6 km / 30.2 mi

The preferred airport for Totara Lodge is Wellington Intl. Airport (WLG).

Check-in time starts at 2pm. Check-out time is 10am.
Property Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
The front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 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.

Important Information

Please note, there is important information about this property to know before you arrive.

  • 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.

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

  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at 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
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2 percent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

  • -Free self parking
  • -In-room accessibility
  • -Roll-in shower
  • -Accessible bathroom
  • -Free WiFi
  • -Smoke-free property
  • -Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • -Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • -Garden
  • -Laundry facilities
  • -Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • -Bar/lounge
  • -Coffee/tea in common areas
  • -Barbecue grill(s)
  • -Luggage storage
  • -One meeting room
  • -Terrace
  • -Library
  • -Tours/ticket assistance
  • -Newspapers in lobby (surcharge)
  • -Number of restaurants -
  • -Number of bars/lounges -
  • -Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • -Wheelchair accessible parking