Trentham Motel on the Park
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Trentham Motel on the Park

438 Fergusson Drive Trentham, Upper Hutt New Zealand
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Unit 10: studio
Room & Suite (13)
Unit 6: kitchen
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3.5
#1 of 2 small hotels in Upper Hutt
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
Flybuys: The only accommodation provider in Upper Hutt to offer flybuysSupergold card holders discountFree broadband3-star plus Qualmark rated15 units, some newly refurbished. We are just 25 minutes drive or a pleasant 40 minute train ride from Wellington. 5 minute walk from Trentham Racecourse, Trentham Military Camp, and the railway station. Also nearby is St Patrick's College, the prestigious Royal Wellington Golf Club and the local rifle range which hosts the Ballinger Belt competition. Cafes and restaurants are close at hand.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Bicycle rental
Golf course
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Street parking
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Hiking
Horseback riding
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Salon
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shops
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Microwave
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Languages Spoken
English

Location

438 Fergusson Drive Trentham, Upper Hutt New Zealand
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 41 out of 100
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Kapiti Coast Airport
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Wellington Intl Airport
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RogerandGrace wrote a review Oct 2014
Hastings, New Zealand64 contributions15 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We only stayed for one night to be able to attend my old Primary School Re-union. Very comfortable bed, very quiet and the owner is busy painting the place piece by piece. Perfectly adequate at a reasonable price. I would recommend it as handy to many places of interest.
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Date of stay: October 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Scottiev8 wrote a review Jan 2015
Christchurch, New Zealand11 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was clean and well kept. the staff were always eager to please. Overall the room was a little small for us BUT that's just personal preference. The kitchen was excellent with a full sized fridge, hob and oven.
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Date of stay: January 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Don't get one of the rooms by the driveway. Try to pick one down the back if possible.
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gmedeadman wrote a review Dec 2016
Taumarunui, New Zealand3 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
this is the 2nd time I have stayed there and it still a VERY pleasent place to stay....spacious rooms
The owners are new I think ....The partners has just finished upgrading the room was very clean bed was nice and soft
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Date of stay: October 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: very quiet
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applesGoldCoast wrote a review Feb 2010
Gold Coast52 contributions19 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We returned to NZ to attend an 80th birthday in mid Feb10. We booked into the Trentham Motels on Fergusson Drive. From the moment we walked through the gates to our departure the experience was not that great. The lawns had not been done for some time with grass growing over the paths. The road surface within the motel itself was very poor and I am glad we did not have any wheel chairs. While their website had indicated the rooms had been recently refurbished, there was no indication of this in our unit. This unit was very drape to say the least. The customer service of the person on the front desk, whether the owner or an employee left a lot to be desired. Showers within the unit appear to have been installed for people of small statue. There was mould on the ceiling of the showers and the fridge needed cleaning. If you are lucky enough to have a unit near the office do not expect much sleep; the phone ring was turned up that loud it got to the point of been very annoying especially when it was late at night. If you want to use the laundry then be careful. After clearing the cobwebs away form the entrance and around the washing machine and sweeping the leaves out you would then be able to use the machines. It would have been better to wear dirty clothes than wash them in that facility. The two raios in the room were of no use at all. The bedside radio did not even tune into a radio station and the walled mounted radio tuned into a non English station only.
All in all I would have expected more but left very disappointed.
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Date of stay: February 2010
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jessica B wrote a review Aug 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand23 contributions7 helpful votes
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Rooms are nothing like the pictures. Had a 1 year old with us and place was such a mess we couldnt stay.owner was horrible and forced me to pay even tho only booked over phone for second night. Intimidating rude and very unfriendly man. Rooms were so dirty cold and definitely not what they looked like on the motel.com booking website!! We couldn't stay there and had to stay and pay for the two nights again at a different motel. Please Learn from our horrible experience and avoid at all costs.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Karen H wrote a review Aug 2015
2 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow i thort when i first drove into this motel. Manager was very welcoming and showed me to my room. Was really impressed..everything was gleaming like brand new and immaculate. Comfy bed that i just wanted to stay in all day. The shower was awesome and a big screen tv that had all the sky channels as it advertised. Had all the amenities that you would need and was no problem to ask for more sugar or milk etc. Free wifi too. Definitely going back and cant thank the manager and his housemaid (who was awesome) enough for making me feel welcome. You guys rock and i will be back.
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Date of stay: August 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
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shellsatthebeach wrote a review Apr 2012
Whitianga3 contributions3 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
A shame the rudeness of the male host we dealt with far outweighed the friendliness of the female hostess we initially spoke to when we enquired about staying. He did nothing to make you feel welcome and once they had had our credit card number he felt he could speak to us any way he wanted. Unit was apparently refurbished but fridge was noisey all night and the space was cramped because of illfitting furniture. A dodgy looking electric cord had obviously not been checked by anyone for quite a while. Next morning the service was no better - at reception an unresponsive abrupt man who I felt I had inconvenienced by being there. Will not be staying here again.
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Date of stay: March 2012
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Choose somewhere else
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Response from Stephen S, Owner at Trentham Motel on the Park
Responded 5 Apr 2012
We apologise if you felt we were rude. As there are three of us that run the motel I would have hoped that you could've let us know of any problems during your stay so we could deal with the issues ASAP rather than waiting several weeks. We were unaware of the noisy fridge, but a following guest notified us of it and the following day a new fridge was put in place. We've also had all the wiring checked and nothing 'dodgy' has been found and it would've been more helpful if you'd told us whilst you stayed with us. Not sure what you mean by illfitting/cramped furniture as it's all new and matching? We try to purchase items that everyone likes, but obviously we can't account for other peoples taste. We take pride in the running of our motel and as soon as we're made aware of an issue we resolve it, but if we're not informed then we can't act. In this instance we were unaware until after your departure. But we do appreciate feedback as this helps us improve our service. We welcome you back anytime as we now offer flybuys, supergold discount and free internet and have upgraded another unit. Thanks
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CBen003 wrote a review Feb 2017
Auckland16 contributions4 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The motel is basic but very clean, had a TV, sky, Blu-ray player in room. Didn't test Blu-ray but sky worked well and seemed to have most of the channels.
Also included a decent ironing board and iron. Room was small but had everything we needed.
The only detraction from an otherwise fine motel was the all night party from next door. They stopped at about 8am the next morning. Owners didn't seem overly concerned when we raised it the next morning.
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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kay379 wrote a review Apr 2016
Wellington, New Zealand7 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a great stay, thank you Stephen, Lynne and Paul, you were wonderful hosts and nothing was too much trouble. The motel was handy to everything we needed for our long stay at Trentham. A service station, dairy, coffee shops, post shop, hairdressers, food outlets and such a beautiful park and river for walks right on the doorstep. Our room was well equipped with fresh towels supplied daily by the very friendly staff. A great location.
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Date of stay: January 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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MartyandMike wrote a review Dec 2015
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand3 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Really enjoyed our stay here, on a dark and stormy Wellington night. Check in was a breeze and very friendly. The unit (11) has been tastefully modernized, had everything we required and was amazingly quiet and peaceful. Great bed, pillows and shower!! A number of dining establishments in walking distance. Impressed, thank you.
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Date of stay: December 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Trentham Motel on the Park
Which popular attractions are close to Trentham Motel on the Park?
Nearby attractions include Eastbourne Beach (3.8 km), H²O Xtream (1.0 km), and Maidstone Park (3.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Trentham Motel on the Park?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Trentham Motel on the Park?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Trentham Motel on the Park?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Trentham Motel on the Park?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Trentham Motel on the Park?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jovan's Kitchen, Curry Workz, and Fig Tree Cafe Upper Hutt.
Does Trentham Motel on the Park have airport transportation?
Yes, Trentham Motel on the Park offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Trentham Motel on the Park?
Yes, self serve laundry and a washing machine are offered to guests.
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