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“Surprise, surprise! Very comfortable!”
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Ascot Park Hotel
Ranked #2 of 33 Hotels in Invercargill
Certificate of Excellence
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
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“Surprise, surprise! Very comfortable!”
Reviewed 20 February 2014

It was my second stay at a motel. My first experience was so bad that i thought I would never return to one. But Ascot Park Motel is lovely. Truly large living areas with ample power outlets, a double and a single bed, full kitchen and an ensuite toilet with full-sized bath tub. Everything was clean, comfortable and nice.

Landscaping: Beautiful landscaping with well-tended flower bushes.

Room: Large and functional. A bit warm in the evening as it has no airconditioning. But very nice and warm in the wee hours of the morning. It has a large TV which we never switched on, and complimentary coffee, tea and hot chocolate. It also has free wifi!

Toilet: clean and functional. A bit old, but usable. The toiletries provided are sufficient.

Kitchen: very nice. Has CLEAN cooking utensils!

Sleep quality: not bad, although you can hear the neighbours next door if they are coughing a lot.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Melanie O
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ascotpark080, General Manager at Ascot Park Hotel, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Thank you Melanie for this review. We hope to see you again when in Invercargill.
Best Regards
Pete
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Walnut Creek, CA
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

When traveling to this part of New Zealand this is an outstanding choice. The weather here can be dicey and this venue is both convenient to the downtown area...such that it is...and self contained with pool, gym, fine restaurant and a lively sports bar while the spacious rooms are comfortable and pin drop quiet. We were fortunate enough to be in town for the races next door and the scores of happy celebrants crowded the adjacent sports bar with live music and revelry. It was a feast of local color, culture and characters that was unequal in our travels throughout this region. Invercargill is a convenient home base or jumping off point for Stewart Island, shark diving off Bluff, trout fishing up near Gore and other regional activities. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Thank unpre10ous
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ascotpark080, General Manager at Ascot Park Hotel, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Thank you for posting this great review. Pleased to think that you got a day in at the races as well.
Look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Cheers
Pete
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Somerset
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

Having been forced to go to Invercargill whilst on holiday, to allow my wife to have an operation at the local hospital. This hotel was recommended and I must admit it was great.As my wife had her arm in a sling and had a very badly sprained ankle we found the staff very very helpful. They really could not do enough for us. The housekeeper made sure we were very comfortable and if anything was required it was there immediately. The restaurant staff were particularly helpful in sitting us in an easy access area.The food was certainly to a very high standard especially the evening meals. Fine dining at its best. Well done to all staff for your courteous and helpful attitudes. Very good laundry facilities and free wi fi in a room next to the reception desk. 15 minutes from the hospital so good location for me but a little out of town otherwise.

Room Tip: Hotel or motel the choice is yours. We were right next to reception in a room for the disabled which...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank holidayhog
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ascotpark080, General Manager at Ascot Park Hotel, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Sorry to hear that your travels were not hassle free, but was happy to hear that the team made you feel comfortable.
I hope that you recuperation is all but over and life is back to normal.
Have a great day.
Pete
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

This must be my 4th or 5th visit - all but one I have stayed in the motels and so it feels like home now. To be fair, the rooms do need a makeover. The furnishings are good, just the paintwork and fittings need an overhaul. The bed was comfortable and the rooms are quiet and coming from the country this is important to me. I ate room service both nights and it was delicious. The gardens were superb. Definitely recommend the Ascot if you are looking for a comfortable and very pleasant place to stay. You do need a vehicle if you want to go into town though as the hotel is on the outskirts of the city.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Lesley255118
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ascotpark080, General Manager at Ascot Park Hotel, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Thank you Lesley for posting this excellent response. Happy to advise that the Motels are going to be getting the make over which you rightfully pointed out was due. The first room has been completed .... perhaps you may request a refurbished unit when next in town.
Cheers
Peter
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Basingstoke
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63 reviews
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

We stayed in a hotel room as opposed to a motel one and it was actually very good - the decor of the main hotel areas do really need a serious upgrade though - the dark nasty wood doors with cheap and tacky room numbers really could do with changing - a simple paint job perhaps and some better quality fittings would change the whole look for the better - as I said though our room was actually very good and a surprise considering the external decor - fully equipped and some wifi usage allowed which was useful. We declined breakfast at an extra cost as it seemed expensive for what was to be a continental buffet only as the hotel was not busy apparently. We did however eat in the restaurant Emberz which was brilliant and I will review separately. It is a bit out of town so you really do need a car to get in to the centre ( not that I saw much reason to bother really ! )

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank footballhells
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ascotpark080, Manager at Ascot Park Hotel, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Thank you for posting this constructive review of the Hotel. We are concious of maintaining our Qualmark Rating and as such contiinually complete maintenance and upgrading work in the Hotel. 2014 will see the Restaurant receive a fill makeover and all the Motel units upgraded.
Hope to see you at the Ascot Park Hotel again in the future.
Best Regards
Pete
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McCall, Idaho
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

Stayed here as a stop on the 2013 NZ World Jet Boat Race. Excellent service and rooms. Spacious, clean rooms. Great room service and hours! Very accommodating and helpful staff. Close to town. Very easy to find! Would definitely stay here again and again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Kyla S
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ascotpark080, Manager at Ascot Park Hotel, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Hi Kyla
Thank you for this warm review. We look forward to seeing you agin in the future.
Best Regards
Pete
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61 reviews
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Reviewed 29 January 2014 via mobile

Stayed here on a business trip last week. Very good service received and the room service meal (chowder and steak) was fantastic. Needed some printing done - completed with no hassle and a smile. Well done team. Your service was appreciated!

Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Thank DougieNZ1
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ascotpark080, General Manager at Ascot Park Hotel, responded to this review, 30 January 2014
Thanks Dougie for this positive review. Looking forward to a stronger year commercially. All indication are that Southland and Invercargill are back running on all cylinders!
Have a great week.
Pete
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Property: Ascot Park Hotel
Address: Corner Tay Street and Racecourse Road, Invercargill 9840, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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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