Totara Lodge

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

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Totara Lodge

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Breakfast, lunch and dinner served
Twin Room (Queen and 1 Single)
Bar (on property)

Overview of Totara Lodge



Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free WiFi
68 Ararino Street, Trentham, Upper Hutt, 5018
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Vending machine
  • Laundry service
For families
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

Twin Room (Queen and 1 Single)

  • 30 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed

Double Room

  • 22 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Apartment, 1 Bedroom

  • 45 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen Bed and 2 Single Beds

Studio, 1 Queen Bed

  • 30 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Trentham

Getting around

  • Paraparaumu (PPQ) - 44 min drive
  • Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) - 44 min drive
  • Stokes Valley Manor Park Station - 6 min drive
  • Lower Hutt Taita Station - 10 min drive
  • Lower Hutt Wingate Station - 12 min drive


  • Fig Tree Cafe & Delicatessen - 13 min walk
  • Wild Kiwi - 5 min drive
  • McDonald's - 4 min drive
  • Kuku - 4 min drive
  • Charltons Silverstream - 4 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 visit Luannes Ararino Bar & Bis, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. A bar/lounge, a terrace and a garden are other highlights.



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 or hotter


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

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser 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 until 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)
  • 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 on-site 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)

Travelling with children

  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Pool table
  • 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 (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Grab bar near toilet

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

  • Cot/infant bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Luannes Ararino Bar & Bis – This restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.
Craft – This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately NZD 15 to 20 per person
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2 per cent

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/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 sanitiser; 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 is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that 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 Upper Hutt
Totara Lodge
Totara Upper Hutt
Totara Lodge Motel
Totara Lodge Upper Hutt
Totara Lodge Motel Upper Hutt

Frequently asked questions

Does Totara Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Totara Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Totara Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Totara Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Totara Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Totara Lodge?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Totara Lodge and nearby?
Totara Lodge has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Totara Lodge?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Luannes Ararino Bar & Bis.
What's the area around Totara Lodge like?
Totara Lodge is in Trentham, a short 4-minute walk from Trentham Racecourse.







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10/10 Exceptional

Neil, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ross, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Clean. big space
Joseph Toara, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Was just perfect for what we needed.
Brent, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lady at front desk was very nice. Couldn't fault the lodge at all.
Brendon, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place to stay. Always very comfortable, clean and tidy with great friendly staff.
Irene, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Peaceful, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Very friendly staff.
Nikki, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Good clean well stocked rooms with great little additions and decor
Angela, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Handy location to town. Easy walking distance. Nice motel with comfy beds. Needs more than 2 cups and 1 teaspoon in the room though.
Melissa, 1-night family trip
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