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“Modern and Comfortable” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ascot Motor Inn
Ranked #22 of 71 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
40 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Modern and Comfortable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

As with other motels in the Asure range we found this motel to be spacious,comfortable and well appointed. The standard of cleanliness was very high and the hosts were most friendly and welcoming. Views of the lake and mountains are stunning from units on the upper floor. We were lucky to have one of these after requesting it. Main shops,supermarkets,restaurants are a 10 minute walk to the town centre but there are other options closer to hand. A good place to stay!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kiwibear_12
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

I stayed at Ascot with my husband and 10 month baby. We were welcomed very warmly and any requests we had (extra towels, dinner recommendations, more milk, ordering breakfast) were quickly attended to. Breakfast was brought to our apartment at the requested time and was very much enjoyed. Our baby loved swimming in the spa pool in our bathroom (minus the bubbles!) We found Ascot to be quiet, very comfortable and enjoyed a restful night there on our journey through the North Island. Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nakilass
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Western Ireland, Ireland
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

Great place. The service, cleanliness amazing no problems at all with it. I would recommend all my family and friends to visit and stay here.

The food was DELICIOUS. The wait staff and housekeeping were friendly and very considerate. I am surely going to visit again but this time with family...

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Rocky R
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

We had a very good experience at the Ascot Motor Inn with a very warm welcome and friendly and helpful communication with the staff at reception. The unit was spotless with modern facilities - our unit had a large corner spa bath which was fantastic. We had plenty of warm bedding (and pillows) and the rooms remained cosy and warm during the night. It is located fairly close to town, although I admit we drove around during our stay so didn't try walking to town. I can't comment on the cooking facilities as we didn't self-cater but everything provided was of a good quality - including decent wine glasses that weren't cheap and nasty. The main living room (where the kids shared a fold-out sofa bed) had full Sky TV and our separate room also had a wall mounted TV (with reduced channels). Our non-smoking unit was downstairs and we didn't have access to the outdoor seating area out the back - I'm not sure whether that was only for smoking units? Overall noise from other units wasn't noticeable at all except at night when a guest in the room above us came home and clomped around in high heels on the bathroom tiles which was loud enough to wake us. The unit was serviced during the day so we came home to a clean room at the end of the day which was great. We will return when we come back to Taupo again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank MonB643
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

We stayed at Ascot Motor Inn last Saturday 1st September with my parents. After my Dad dropped us off there I went down to reception to ask where they Restaurant was that I had booked for Fathers Day dinner. The man behind the desk was extremely helpful and gave me 4 vouchers for 1 free drink each at the Restaurant and gave great directions of how to get there. He then told me that there were a lot of events on that weekend so most tourist places will be packed, we had no idea there was anything on so it was good to be told this. Great trip and very helpful staff!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Juliet T
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Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

We stayed over Christmas/New Year 2011/20112. The accommodation itself was great - well kept, new-ish and facilities were good. Price was also fair given the busy Christmas period. However our experience was significantly affected when we caused some damage and the owners were hugely unreasonable, demanding more money from us than it would have cost to repair the damage. 

It all started when a pot overheated on the stove and in a panic, I put the hot pot on the (nylon) carpet, which melted the surface. I immediately told the owners and offered to pay the insurance excess for the damage. The owners were rightly upset - but they then demanded that in addition to paying the excess, we should also pay two nights accommodation to get the carpet repaired (they said the apartment would be out of action for 2 full days). ie we should pay $750, not $250. 

We disputed that (afterall, replacing carpet would be a straightforward job, especially given the join of the carpet was nearby so it would only require replacing that part of the carpet not the entire room, and even if they were replacing it all, it would only take half a day at the very most). We also pointed out that their insurance would cover the cost of the repairs, including the cost of the room being unavailable).

When we refused to pay more than the $250 excess the owners threatened to charge our credit card for $700. They then took us to the Small Claims Court to obtain more money - refusing in essence to use their insurance to cover the costs. We finally resolved it nearly 7 months later by calling our insurance provider, AMI, who told us it was covered under our policy and they paid it for us. 

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  • Stayed December 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank AmandaW_NZ
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

i was in taupo on business with a work colleague 13th to 15th June 2012 and as usual bookings were made for us by our consultancy. Ascot Motor Inn, is a Qualmark 4 plus self-catering motel and a member of the Asure Group, a motel chain, that offers loyalty accommodation dependant on the number of nights stayed. The motel complex is compact and comprises of a two by two storey accommodation blocks, (on studio type, one apartment type) an office/laundry area and carparking. Ideal in our case for business as there are no children facilities of pool on the site. However families are catered for with the one or two bedroom apartments on offer.

I found my unit much to my liking, especially as we arrived in winter, Warm, spacious, large soft bed, full kitchen, spa bathroom, Zenbu Wireless Internet and 50 Channel Sky TV. I also ordered cooked breakfast for the two mornings I was there. I found Murray & Jocelyn Woofe, our hosts, to be most helpful. I asked Murray about the age of the complex. I think construction began in 2006, which would certainly explain modern fixtures and fittings. As Taupo does get very cold in winter, I had to wash night ice from the car every morning but the vista was remarkable. Calm lake clear air, sunny days (while were there), snow on ranges and mountains. Check them out!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
3 Thank Robert B
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Property: Ascot Motor Inn
Address: 70 Rifle Range Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 71 Hotels in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ascot Motor Inn 4.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Spacious modern motel complex is situated close to the town centre and lake edge, yet in a quiet location. We offer 15 Large Cosy, warm units to suit all requirements - Corporate personnel welcome! Choices available - 2 Bedroom Apartment type family units. 1 Bedroom Executive units Queen Studio Spa Bath units, Standard Queen Studio units, plus lovely accessible Queen Studios. Some Units have additional Beds - all have very cosy bedding including electric blankets for the cooler Taupo nights. Enjoy mountain and lake vistas or relax in a private courtyard. Free on site parking 51+ Guest Select SKY TV & FREE WIFI to all units Stay 9 Nights at an ASURE Property & get $100.00 off your 10th Night Come & Enjoy a Stay at ASURE Ascot Motor Inn - Taupo 'Hospitality at its best' ... more   less 
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