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Ascot Motel Oamaru

Traveller (24)
Room & Suite (18)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
500A Thames Highway, Oamaru 9400 New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room Service
3 Star accommodation
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 Oct 2018via mobile
Clean well presented unit. Well equipped and handy location. Beds extremely comfortable and effective quiet heat pump. Not a complaint but a suggestion but a mirror in the bathroom would make shaving etc easier.
Thank ColHenderson
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 Oct 2018
The bed was comfortable and the heat pump was a bonus there were no sky movies (which we were looking forward to.) We were greeted with a smile in reception and the manager was friendly. The room was warm.
Thank PatMacnz64
Travis B
Reviewed 14 Jul 2018via mobile
Rung up got a good deal. 2 singles and a queen bed. Handy location, electric blankets, tempermental heatpump, no sky movies, good bath, leaky toilet, moths in light fixture, electric blanket on queen bed doesn't work, not too bad for the price. Would stay again if here another time.
Thank Travis B
Response from Marjorie F, Manager at Ascot Motel Oamaru
Responded 24 Jul 2018
Hi there, sorry that you felt things werent working as good as they should be, we rely on people telling us, when things arent right so we can correct them. Unfortunately first I have heard of this problem. I presume you were in room 23 upstairs according to your name on our booking grid. I have taken a note of the issues and will follow up to make sure these things are sorted out. These units have not been done up and we do hope to revamp them in the near future. We look forward to you coming again. I wonder did you tell the person on the counter of these issues? I would have been on, on this day if it is the booking I think it is and have not been told of these issues. So glad to eventually hear of them. kind regards,
Jade W
Reviewed 31 May 2018via mobile
We had booked this motel months in advance for the Steampunk Festival, we run a business and have a stall at the Steampunk market so this is a very important weekend for us. We received a call from booking.com at 5pm telling us that there had been an issue with our booking. When we got there we found out that Richard had put the dates into his system wrong and booked out our room to someone else. We had travelled quite away for this weekend and this is the busiest weekend of the year in Oamaru so there was very little accomodation. We tried to find out what had gone wrong and Richard would not be held responsible, he got very aggressive and threatened to effectively kick us off the premises. Booking.com managed to find us other accommodation and Richard did agree to pay the difference, and he admitted this is not the first time this has happened. This was quite a traumatic experience for us, and frankly a person like that should not be running a business. If you'd like to stay somewhere with terrible customer service, appalling management and an unprofessional attitude then go ahead and book your stay at the Ascot
3 Thank Jade W
Response from Marjorie F, Manager at Ascot Motel Oamaru
Responded 19 Jun 2018
I am very sorry for the experience you have had. I am one of the people who does the desk when Richard isn't there. I know how very frustrating it can be. We don't actually put the bookings on the computer. When you go thru Booking.com they totally act as agent. The booking is electronically transmitted to our Booking Grid and until you come and check in is when we find out if there is an issue. I know on talking to other motels they have similar issues and yes it is very frustrating. I am so sorry for your experience and wish you only the best for the future. I have once been put in this situation and found it very embarrasing and frustrating as we pay Booking.com money to be an agent, and trust that they will get this right. kind regards,
Reviewed 31 May 2018
Indeed the motel does not look that great from the outside. It is old.
Now I got a unit at the back when I asked if there were some rooms at the back. Very quiet and unfortunately I am very noise sensitive. A great stay.
The unit was large and had a comfy bed. There was a small kitchen section well furnished.
The bathroom was fine. The shower had good pressure and there was no delay to get hot water
Check-in and check-out were both very efficient and staff extremely friendly. Not only friendly but helpful and fun to talk to.
Well beyond my expectations when looking from the outside :-)
Thank SmallWorldsTraveler
Response from Marjorie F, Manager at Ascot Motel Oamaru
Responded 22 Jun 2018
Hello Erick, thank you for reviewing out Motel, so glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to see you again. All the Best.
One of Oamaru's largest motels - 27 units FREE WIFI and 50 plus SKY TV Channels. New local owners in on 1st July 2016, new name to go with the major overhaul happening at the moment. All rooms painted, day-core More upgraded. A variety of options from standard studios suitable for contractors, through to some of the best deluxe studios, one and two bedrooms to be found in Oamaru. Huge free parking for cars and boats and 8-10 parks for the biggest trucks on the road. Sitting alongside the Galleon Family complex that houses Tenpin Bowling, Gaming lounge, Restaurant, Bar and Function centre; both businesses are owned by members of the same family. Only minutes from the amazing Blue Penguin colony, Alps to Ocean finish line, many other fascinating places to visit including the old historic town, steampunk capital of NZ, home of NZ first shipment of chilled meat to UK just south of town, sporting grounds, high schools, too numerous to say. Come and enjoy our lovingly and passionately dedicated hosts knowledge of this awesome town where Doug was born and breed and Marjie definitely a local after 30 plus years here. Less
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Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Air Conditioning
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Casino and Gambling
Golf Course
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$74 - US$94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
ASURE Oamaru Accommodation
New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Oamaru
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$74 - US$94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
ASURE Oamaru Accommodation
New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Oamaru
Traveller (24)
Room & Suite (18)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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"choose a room back from the road"
3 Oct 2018
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"If you must stay here check your room before paying! Ours had no windows & was extremely noisy all night!"
20 Feb 2018
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"We had 22 which was upstairs which i hate. There were similar rooms downstairs. We only needed a queen but..."
7 Dec 2017
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28 Dec 2016
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