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Ascot Park Hotel
Ranked #2 of 33 Hotels in Invercargill
Certificate of Excellence
North Otago
Level Contributor
27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Warm, comfortable and welcoming”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

My wife and I found the Ascot Park Hotel to be warm, clean, comfortable and convenient ----with a spacious, well-appointed bedroom and convenient vehicle parking outside our room. Without exception, we found the staff to be warm, welcoming and helpful. The restaurant was of a good standard, with servings erring on the generous side!! A mid-winter swim in the hotel's heated indoor pool was a refreshing and welcome bonus.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MikeyNorthOtago
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ascotpark080, General Manager at Ascot Park Hotel, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Thanks Mikey for your warm comments! Great to have you visit Southland, Invercargill and the Ascot Park Hotel.Happy travelling!
Peter Ridsdale
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
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Auckland
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

Great hotel, rooms were nice. The staff were exceptional. We had a very challenging group of 20 or so and they tackled every issue with ease making us feel welcome and at home. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Invercargill.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Notoriousbhs
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ascotpark080, General Manager at Ascot Park Hotel, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Thank you for this awesome response to our Hotel and services. It si great to be able to share this with the team.
Come back soon.
Peter Ridsdale
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

The Ascot is the best hotel ever. The staff are all awesome and go way out of their way to help us in any way possible. In fact all the people we have dealt with in Invercargill have been amazing, so much so we are going to move there. Thanks Ascot for helping and supporting us in our transition. Saskia

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Thank Saskia B
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ascotpark080, General Manager at Ascot Park Hotel, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
What a great way to end my week. I look forward to seeing you again... perhaps next time as a Southlander. If you need help making any contacts around town from schools to fishing spots I am sure we can help. Have a great day!
Pete
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Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

Had a great three nights at the Ascot Park. We stayed in one of the motel units, which are marketed as 3 stars - it's an older style block but I was pleasantly surprised to find a spacious, very clean, tidy and (very important!) warm and cozy unit. Kitchen was well stocked. You could hear people talking in the next unit, but I'd read that in another review and it wasn't a big issue. We enjoyed having a pool facility on site too. Had breakfast in the Emberz restaurant and it was a high quality meal. Service at Reception and Housekeeping was friendly and very helpful. Overall, I was really impressed with the whole place, and we will definitely return for another visit.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jac F
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ascotpark080, General Manager at Ascot Park Hotel, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
Glad that you visited and enjoyed our facilities. Come again soon.
Best regards
Pete
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Auckland
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68 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

I've stayed at Ascot numerous times for work and have always enjoyed my stays here. The rooms are spacious, simple and clean. I've found the food and the service to be of a high standard and that's why I keep coming back.
My favourite time, is at the end of the day,sitting in the 'Emberz House Bar' by the fire with a glass of Red, magic!
Although the Ascot is on the outskirts of Invercargill, it’s not really a problem because it’s a hotel that caters for most of your requirements. It has a gym, pool, conference facilities and two bars & a restaurant.
It even has motel style accommodation too for the more budget conscious traveller.
There is a courtesy vehicle too that will take you into town, which is only 7 minute drive.
While this is not the most modern Hotel, it offers much more with it’s warm southern hospitality and friendly service. I'll be back!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank 1Stylie1
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ascotpark080, General Manager at Ascot Park Hotel, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Thank you Jac for your very positive response with respect to the Motel studios. While the quality of this product built some 30 years ago does not match that of our newer one bedroom apartments in the Hotel block, we believe that they represent value for money. It is a big plus to be able to offer Motel guests access to all the Hotel facilities as well.
We hope to see you again soon.
Best Regards
Pete
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auckland
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92 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Comfortable accommodation friendly and helpful staff . Tidy warm and spacious room amenities very good . A nice cosy bar with welcoming gas fire . Meal in the restaurant very good improvement to my last stay must have changed the chef . Good value .

Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
Helpful?
Thank PUMPKIIN
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ascotpark080, General Manager at Ascot Park Hotel, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
In the last year the Hotels' Executive Chef and restaurant manager have worked hard to raise the bar on food service and quality.
Thank you for this great review which I will certainly pass on to the team.
Best Regards
Peter Ridsdale
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Tauranga
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

From the 17th to 21st June 2013 members of the Papamoa Beach, Womens Institute, attended their annual AGM at Ascot Park complex. It was found to be a great venue and the hospitality excellent. The motel accommodation was clean, warm and comfortable. All of our members enjoyed their stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Anita P
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ascotpark080, General Manager at Ascot Park Hotel, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
In June of this year it was the Hotels' pleasure to welcome the New Zealand's Womans Institute annual conference. The delegates themselves made the conference special but is was the weather bomb that hit during their stay that tested their resilience! While Invercargill missed the weather it was the closure of airports New Zealand wide that challenged guests trying to get home! It was a pleasure for my team to have some customers who enjoyed our service style and made the best af a difficult end to the conference.
Come back soon!
Peter Ridsdale
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Property: Ascot Park Hotel
Address: Corner Tay Street and Racecourse Road, Invercargill 9840, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Invercargill
#3 Business Hotel in Invercargill
#4 Romantic Hotel in Invercargill
#5 Family Hotel in Invercargill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Ascot Park Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 116
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Invercargill's largest accommodation property, the Ascot Park Hotel is Qualmark rated 4 Star, comprising of 116 Hotel, Motel and Suite accommodation. Set in park like surrounds the Ascot Park Hotel is the ideal place to stay with ample car parking, indoor heated pool and fitness centre. The award winning Emberz Bar and Restaurant is the ideal place to dine or wind down after a busy day. A wide choice of Conference facilities are also offered for your business needs ... more   less 
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