Guest Testimonials

May 2016

“To the ladies who welcomed me and to the one who cooked my breakfast, thank you!  It was awesome!.”

April 2016

“10/10 stay at a great price, fantastic value.  Excellent to see a business owner who is the real face of the business without going out of their way to impress – just naturally hospitable.”

November 2015

“Love the new restaurant!  Trentham Mess Hall rocks!  And so does the rest of the place.  Love the new carpet.”

September 2015

“The ladies who welcomed me when I arrived and the other one who made my breakfast were awesome – and so was breakfast.  Thank you all very much.  If I get another course down this way I WILL be staying here.  Keep up the awesome work.  Love this place…” – Jan

August 2015

“Hey guys, love this place.  Always enjoy my stay here  – just sorry the company is moving me down here permanently so I can’t stay anymore :-(” – Pauline

December 2014

“Just letting you know that the Instructors I have at the Lodge this week, have been raving about the service. After long days, the guys have appreciated being able to have meals delivered to their rooms, so they don’t have to go to the restaurant each night. They have been going out of their way to look after the guys. Please pass on our thanks – really appreciate their efforts!”

November 2014

“… we were completely dissatisfied with the service from (another hotel) and we left there at 7pm to find alternate accommodation.

 Thankfully, Totara Lodge came to our rescue.  The Duty Manager that evening was sympathetic to our situation and not only were they able to accommodate us but given the time of evening, by the late time we arrived, they also held the kitchen open for us and arranged a full restaurant meal.

 From that first evening and through our subsequent stay all of the staff at Totara Lodge were 110% professional, supportive, warm and friendly to the point where overhearing our conversation regard the inviting smells from the kitchen we were presented with two freshly baked and beautiful tasting muffins.  The accommodation was great, with the rooms well presented and serviced.

 To Diane, the owner,  and the rest of the Totara Lodge team you made our Wellington stay a truly pleasurable one. Looking after us in the way you did allowed us to concentrate on our business seeing two successful days of meetings.

 As a result of our treatment and where possible I will make it a point to book any future accommodation with Totara Lodge while in Wellington.”  – Shane

October 2014

“Have been staying here for work for years now and while it’s always been good, now its great.  The restaurant has improved out of sight and its great to be able to have such variety.  Love the room service breakfasts and the new TVs!  Good TV Reception at last!” – John

September 2014

Great staff.  Nothing was too much trouble. Wonderful room.  Breakfast was lovely.  Next time we come this way we will stay here!” – Janene from Napier

July 2014

“There were many little touches we noticed, from the handwritten notes to the chocolates, that showed you really cared and the standard of excellence was A1.  Excellent!!!”  – the Edwards of Tauranga

“Thanks so much for a marvelous stay at your super motel.  We have all enjoyed it so much – so clean, comfortable and well looked after every day.  Enjoyed delicious meals at the restaurant as well.  We shall return.  Many thanks from us all from Papatoetoe Cossie Club (Indoor Bowls Section).”

May 2014 

“Appreciated your hospitality.  Hope to see you again soon.” – Bernie