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Ascot Motor Inn Taupo

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Comfortable room, well appointed and good bed. Noisy guests in th next room woke me at 4.30am which wasn't ideal. Had spa bath, but I didn't use. Weather was shocking - but heater kept the room pleasant, though a little noisy.

We stayed here while on business because they are members of the ASURE group who we belong to. The receptionist was very average in her service. The room was a reasonable size and very clean. It had a decent kitchen area, and the bathroom was also reasonable in size. There was a shower over the spa bath, and it had a proper glass screen and not a curtain. There was no air-con/heat pump with heating supplied from a wall mounted heater which was quite noisy. Sky TV was supplied with plenty of channel choices, and free internet was provided. The problem with these older style motels is the noise between the rooms, I could hear the people talking on one side, people walking above me, and later on, the person snoring in the other joining room, a real spoiler.

Stayed in room 2, nice enough. Walked into town for dinner so great location. The bed was horribly uncomfortable though. We both kept waking up due to the bed. I even heard someone from another room snoring! I would not stay here again because of the bed:(

My wife and I spent one night only in a standard studio. Very clean, spacious and comfortable studio with a small kitchenette; good mattress for a good rest! Friendly welcome from the staff at the reception; easy and quick check-in. Overall a "smooth and easy" stay!

Ivy & Ke the owners were outstanding in that when we booked into our room there was waiting for my wife a lovely birthday card, a box of chocolates and a beautiful bottle of French bubbles. The rooms were extremely clean and tidy and ours in particular very spacious. We would stay there again and have no problem in recommending this motel.

We hired 3 rooms, 2 on the ground level and 1 on the top. All quite roomy units with very large bathrooms. Service on check in was a bit frigid. For the price paid per unit, the beds need to be upgraded. Slat beds.

We enjoyed out one night stay here, we found the room very clean and tidy , and we loved the outdoor table with two chairs where one could sit and enjoy the late afternoon Autumn sun. The room had good quality curtains which made the room nice and dark for sleeping and we found the bed comfortable. An ideal motel of a quick stop over .

Second stay here but this time in a two bedroom unit. Very large with a balcony outside the lounge and each bedroom had its own small balcony which gave you a small view of the lake. All the amenities were here including a spa bath, was very modern and exceptionaly clean. We initially had trouble with the WiFi but the manager came with a new code and we were fine. The WiFi was limited to 3 devices and considering most travel with a tablet and phone plus there were 4 of us, it was rather limiting, these days there should be no limit on devices. Apart from that we did enjoy our stay here and next time through Taupo will stop here again.

I am a frequent visitor to the Taupo region and this is the first time that I have had the pleasure of staying at the Ascot Motor Inn. It is very affordable, well appointed, quiet, comfortable and nice and warm. The room was very well laid out with a nice single spa bath to top it all off. I ordered a cooked breakfast and it was so big I struggled to finish it. The decor is nice and having the option to sit on a comfortable sofa instead of laying on the bed to watch TV was a pleasant surprise. I will be going back here again in the near future. I stayed in one of the upstairs rooms.

Very impressed with how well run this motel is. Very clean, well serviced, good bed and lots of little extras that show how much the owners care about running a good motel. Highly recommended. It was quiet and about a 15 minute walk into central Taupo.

70 Rifle Range Road Taupo

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities

Ascot Motor Inn Taupo places you within a mile (2 km) of Taupo Museum and Art Gallery and Barbary. Each of the 15 rooms at this 4.5-star motel includes a kitchen, a balcony, and a refrigerator. It's also near Taupo Bungy and Taupo Hot Springs.


Start your day off with continental breakfast, available for a fee.


The 15 individually decorated rooms feature kitchens and balconies or patios. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and DVD players. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Coffee makers, phones, and ironing boards are also standard.

Property features

Guests staying at Ascot Motor Inn Taupo enjoy free WiFi in public areas, laundry facilities, and barbecue grills. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage.

Room options

Standard Studio, Non Smoking, Kitchenette (Standard Studio Units)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Studio, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Studio Spa Bath Units)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Units)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 6

Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen (Units)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

95% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 171 reviews