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Ascot Motel Oamaru

500A Thames Highway, Oamaru 9400 New Zealand
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#14 of 14 motels in Oamaru
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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 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Bicycle rental
Bowling
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Car hire
Secured parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Casino and Gambling
Golf course
Mini golf
Billiards
Evening entertainment
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Iron
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Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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3.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English
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GrandTour25954324300 wrote a review Dec 2023
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Booked online wish had of booked somewhere else when booked we asked for room with hot plate well that's what it said when booked cause we were going to be cooking for Xmas day what a joke got there and was put in the smallest ugliest room that you had no cooking at all and you couldn't even swing a cat the duvet was dirty so asked for that to be changed a lady did come to change cover but I still wasn't happy with the room so she went and spoke to owner got our room swaped thank you soon much anyway still no cooking but room was bit bigger and bit better and they gave us a electric fry pan to use for cooking and a couple of bowls thank you very much it done the trick but 2nd day into our stay we woke up to a young cleaner trying to come into to room thinking we were ment to be gone so I got asked to go to office to sort it out in pouring rain tor get told I'd only paid for 2 nights after a bit of decussion she relised she had the wrong person said sorry not really good enough they should of come to us we are the guest amount of dust dirt webs table was very wobbly couldn't get toilet paper Xmas day because office was closed till afternoon and we only had 1 roll for 3days so the lovely lady in room beside us gave us some of hers she was great this place is cheep nasty dirty and would never stay there again or recommend it sorry
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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-Kamie- wrote a review Apr 2022
Dunedin, New Zealand3 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed one night and that was too long lol. Seriously, it was built in the ‘60s, and has stayed there. No wifi, could not work their TV and no compendium with information about it. No heating, electric blankets but no where to plug them in, dirty and smells of smoke. The chairs are stained. The air conditioners have not been serviced. We would not recommend to stay to our worst enemy. Sad to make such comments.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Cassandra Y wrote a review Apr 2022
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I was not staying I was visiting my niece and family The heat pump was very dirty The front door was dirty inside broken light shade The net curtains are to short It has gone down hill big time It needs a good spring cleaning
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Richie sligo wrote a review Jun 2021
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Brilliant motel. Clean warm comfortable. Well priced even on a long weekend. Friendly staff with easy over the phone late booking. Stylish room with plenty of space. Will be making a point to stay again.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rhys wrote a review Feb 2021
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booked in for two night for getting married after 1st night stay. room 18 ... air con blocked with dust i had to clean filters myself for it to work . blown light bulb in lounge. king bed has legs that have came off and dirty under bed . smoke alarm was in draw beside bed with battery was out of it. bed is old out dated and crap to sleep on. you can here people in other rooms beside you and cars going pass. microwave is dirty inside. dish draw knives n forks has dust in it. sliding door inside has dust n crap in its track . dirty marks on the fridge. above the cupboard that holds the dishes is coved in dust. marks all over the carpet. toilet loose from floor cobwebs on window in toilet. toilet roll holder falls apart grime around walls and edges in shower. it was a right hell hole payed for two nights stayed only one and walked out. couldent use wifi no pass word given and no one around to ask. had honeymoon back at home thanks to horrible room at ascots
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Greg D wrote a review Mar 2020
Darling Downs, Australia189 contributions63 helpful votes
This is the dearest price we have paid for motel accommodation in our three weeks in New Zealand. Our second last night and totally disappointed with the room here. Stuck around the back of the complex with other rooms looking down on you. Negotiating the giant pot holes to get to your car park is also interesting with only gravel and associated dust amongst shipping containers and sheep. Yes sheep. No towel rails on which to hang your towels. No compendium with welcoming notes and dining recommendations. TV screen is half hidden by a microwave oven stuck up high on one of the cupboards. Frankly will be pleased to leave tomorrow morning as we don’t feel completely safe in the surrounding environment.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sally L wrote a review Feb 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand62 contributions23 helpful votes
It’s about time the booking companies and the motels themselves understood what wheelchair or accessible meant . Just as well I was only there one night. The toilet was low not a rail in sight no rails in the bathroom or the shower and the shower was up over a step if I had been confined to the wheel chair tough. As it was I chose not to shower. The doors were narrow no turning space and I walked in holding on to my daughter. The owner did make an effort to shift us once we arrived which enabled us a bed each and the beds were comfy . Unless there are other units this is NOT suitable for disabilities of the physical nature.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kate wrote a review Dec 2019
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We found the motel due to being stranded after the flooding of the Rangitata. Closest place we could find from there in the middle of the madness was the Ascot. Stayed 2 nights unexpectedly while waiting for the roads to clear and then booked and paid for a 3rd night after reading that the road would remain closed, so we didn't want to miss out but we were running short of money so were a bit concerned. Even though it was last minute the motel was kind enough to refund me my money for the last night which we did not need as the road opened around lunch time that day. It was a lovely newer room, super clean throughout and we wouldn't want to be 'stranded' anywhere else. It was much nicer than we expected. And we loved the firm but comfy bed! Thanks again guys.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Sparky1 wrote a review Apr 2019
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We checked into room 1 which has not been "updated". I don't mind old but it can be clean and this room was not. Toilet seat up and dirty, floors not vacuumed or mopped, table not wiped, and a thick layer of dust and dirt and dead insects behind the doors and beside the furniture. Mould on the net curtains by the bed and by this time I was too scared to even look in the shower. Sheets were changed but the mattress protector under them had huge yellow stains, long black hairs and blood stains. Kitchen was a bench, toaster oven and fridge with dirty cups and plates in the cupboard. We left and found somewhere else.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Fengww wrote a review Apr 2019
Singapore, Singapore1489 contributions84 helpful votes
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The room 12A that I check in is newly renovated. Everything look so new. Owner are nice and friendly. Stop over for the night and bed is so comfy. Fridge, washing machine and microwave oven all included.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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$135 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionOamaru
NUMBER OF ROOMS
27
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ascot Motel Oamaru
Which popular attractions are close to Ascot Motel Oamaru?
Nearby attractions include Oamaru Public Gardens (4.3 km), Whitestone City (4.3 km), and Oamaru's Victorian Precinct (4.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ascot Motel Oamaru?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and meeting rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Ascot Motel Oamaru?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Ascot Motel Oamaru?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ascot Motel Oamaru?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ascot Motel Oamaru?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cucina, Scotts Brewing Co, and Fat Sallys.
Are there any historical sites close to Ascot Motel Oamaru?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Totara Estate (9.0 km).
Is Ascot Motel Oamaru accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.