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Trentham Motel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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 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.

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.

Cleanest motel I've ever had the pleasure to stay in. Extremely helpful Management and Great rates to boot. Would stay again in a heartbeat. Location is nice and close to the main centre and were told of various places to visit for meals.

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

While this may be the 'title', due to the general appearance of the grounds, the rooms are suitably appointed, roomy & comfortable. Well worth the money and we'll located. The management & staff are very friendly and helpful.

Thanks for looking after us. We needed a camp cot and everything was in order. Changing of the towels daily was great as it would have been difficult to get them dry with the weather experienced. Rooms were clean. Beds comfortable although the pillows were a little soft and had to grab others off the other beds..(pillows are a personal comfort thing). Could not fault the units. Thanks and will come again.

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.

This was the perfect choice for us - attending a sports event at Trentham Memorial Park for the week and it had everything we needed. Surprisingly quiet which was awesome when you value your sleep for sports performance, kitchen facilities were great, handy to the gas station and fresh coffee :) Hosts were friendly and unobtrusive and staff were nice too. Highly recommended!

most enjoyable place to stay. Friendly host. Unit recently redecorated and furnished. Handy to all amenities. Close to our family in Silverstream where we spent a lot of time going to functions with grandchildren and great grandchildren

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.

438 Fergusson Drive Upper Hutt

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Airport shuttle (fees apply)

Located in Trentham, Trentham Motel is within a 10-minute walk of Trentham Racecourse. The 15 rooms at this 3.5-star motel include kitchens, refrigerators, and microwaves. Dowse Art Museum and Maori Treasures are also within a 20-minute drive.


Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


The 15 heated rooms feature kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops. LED TVs come with satellite channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include coffee makers, phones, and ironing boards.

Property features

Trentham Motel features free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and express check-out. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for NZD 90 per room roundtrip. Front-desk staff can assist with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a garden, and barbecue grills.

Room options

Studio (Unit 8)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Unit 9: 2 Bedroom (Refurbished)

Full 1 | Twin 4 | Sleeps 5

Studio (Unit 10)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Comfort Studio (Unit 12)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

57% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 34 reviews