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Diplomat Motel

127 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was so pleased to find a spacious room for our 3 night stay. Walking distance to some fantastic restaurants, and shops in a relatively upmarket area of Christchurch was a big plus! The hotel was a little dated. Not many power points, kitchen a little tired and probably my one gripe was a tatty shower curtain. I really dislike shower... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Good location, can walk around Christchurch and near to restaurants etc. Hotel looked a little run down but inside is nicely furnished and spacious. Our room had a little kitchen, dining table and desk. Free wifi which worked well. There is a spa I think but we didn't use it. Lady at reception didn't seem overly friendly but was nice... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We stayed at this motel as it firstly gave us the space we needed as a family of 5. It had two bedrooms and was very reasonably priced. The properties were clean and well equipped, albeit some of the decor was a bit tired, there were no complaints about cleanliness. The shower cubicle and bathroom were spotless, which is always... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We just got back to Nelson this afternoon from Christchurch. We stayed at the motel in room 6 for 2 nights. We think the room was very tidy and spacious ,modernised comfortable. The dining table was big .The little kitchen was great everything you need is there. Liked the little tea making area :) The bathroom is good size and... More 

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Pattaya, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Good accommodation Motel style. Quite large room with a double and single bed,The single good for putting our suitcases. plenty of space with small office type cubbyhole for your PC etc. Pity the TV did not have SKY. Free WiFi. Reasonable kitchen with most utensils. Good Shower and separate toilet. All single story units which is good,maybe some noise from... More 

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Motueka, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I was doing some training in christchurch and we decided the whole family would come with me We stayed in a 2 bedroom unit, which was actually like a little apartment. We found the people to be very friendly and helpful with everything you could ever need provided in the rooms and kitchen , very clean and pleasent. Could definitly... More 

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Motueka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We found the motel to be very spacious, clean and quiet it was good not to have to lug bags upstairs everything on ground level. The best thing was it was close to everything like the hospital and merrivale mall.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Since I moved to Blenheim, the Diplomat has been my favourite during my visits to Christchurch. A clean unit with a friendly service for an affordable fee. Thank you for the lovely experience. Bridget and her partner are lovely hosts, with broad knowledge of all that is going on in Christchurch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I spent a few nights here. The room was spacious, clean, nice thick towels, full kitchen with dishes if we didn't want to eat out. The front was very helpful with directions and getting laundry done. Not far from a shopping area with shops/food. Nice to have it close by.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I had a month in this Motel and found it to be all I could have wished for. For a more mature person like myself. it was ideal in that it was single storied with no stairs to have to climb and lug bags up. It was spacious, quiet, private and clean with a simply beautiful Rose garden around the... More 

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