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Diplomat Motel
Ranked #110 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
Reviewed 24 June 2012

We agree with other reviews - very handy position only a few minutes walk from Merivale centre, helpful service, comfy bed and at a reasonable tarrif. Although well maintained, the motel is due for total renovation to bring it into this century.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank OldieWhangarei
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Reviewed 26 March 2012

Have stayed here 3 times over the past 3 months - friendly owners (just as good as the previous owners who left in Feb) - large room - good facilities.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 February 2012

My wife, my daughter and I really liked this hotel. I have lived in more than 10 New Zealand hotels. I tried to spend the same money to live in different places and this hotel gave us much more ... When we were driving through the city, all hotels have signs, "There are available rooms," and here, "no availability". There is a good supermarket on the left side of the hotel. There is a nice pool and jacuzzi, lots of flowers and children's swings in the garden. The hotel staff was very helpful and kind, they always helped me. I sure would like to recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Roman073
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Reviewed 29 January 2012

we had a one nighter stop - it was clean and Paul gave us excellent travel advise
(single storey rooms)

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank twister_9
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Reviewed 24 January 2012

Great location close to bars, restaurants, supermarket and mall. Spacious clean rooms with sky TV and wifi and kitchen. The pool and spa were an added bonus and a BBQ was available to use. The hosts were very friendly and helpful with a wealth of local knowledge. Would recommend and go back myself.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Penny S
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Reviewed 17 January 2012

The good:

The location is excellent, a short walk to Merivale Mall and shops with plenty of eating / drinking options within an easy stroll.

Hosts are very friendly

Free BBQ available to use - superb !

Simple yet clean rooms, fairly dated but this is a 3 star !!

Great value

Not so good:

Wifi wasn't available in our room (it was in others), despite emailing the motel prior to confirm free wifi was available as one of our group had to work we found our room was too far away to receive a signal which meant he had to leave and find alternate accommodation !!

water pressure in the shower was terrible.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank Iamsuperk
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Reviewed 16 December 2011

we stayed in the diplomat motel at the start of our 2 week holiday in new zealand, and booked it following reviews on tripadvisor and other online research...

we were not disappointed at all and found it to be a reasonably priced accommodation in a very good location in christchurch...there's a mall nearby with plenty of restaurants, the airport isn't too far off, and neither is the city centre...

the staff is very friendly and helpful, the room was clean, the internet worked well... no complaints at all and i would recommend this place wholeheartedly...

ignore my restaurant ratings - didn't try it and there's no way i can edit it here... tripadvisor problem..

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank HTC00
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Additional Information about Diplomat Motel

Address: 127 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#30 Business Hotel in Christchurch
#33 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range: £67 - £101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Diplomat Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Diplomat Motel consists of 4 x 56m2 x 2 bedroom family units and 12 x 32m2 large studios. Each unit is fully self contained with full oven,microwave,pots,pans,cutlery,crockery,toaster,tea,coffee etc. There is a shower and vanity in the bathroom and separate W.C. In the main studio room there is a 2 seater couch,queen/king bed and a single bed. There are tables and chairs and a writing desk with phone and free wireless internet. These units have all been refurbished in Jan/Feb 2013.There is a free swimming pool,spa pool and childrens playground.Just 5 minutes walk to Merivale Mall which has many restaurants,cafes,boutiques and a supermarket. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Christchurch
Christchurch Best Western

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