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Diplomat Motel

3.0 of 5 127 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

We have stayed many times at the Diplomat. Love the location as Merivale Mall , a great choice of restaurants are all with in a stroll plus a cafe with in steps for that morning coffee. As we are on a motorbike really like the one level. Older style renovated to a comfortable level you gain that space that is... More 

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My husband and I were booked in as it is very close to St Georges Hospital where we had appointments. The location was great, we had everything within walking or bus distance. There were cafes, Merivale Mall, Restaurants a supermarket, everything we needed for our trip. We caught the blue bus to Northlands Mall one day and the Halswell Bus... More 

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Hue, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We stayed at the Diplomat on Papanui Rd for a month while earthquake repairs were done to our property - and we loved it there. It is the owners and staff mainly, they are very friendly and competent and nothing is too much trouble, including such things as playdates for our little dog, delicious coffee in the room, great linen,... More 

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Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Over the past 12 months my husband and I have stayed here several times and each time has been just wonderful. No request was a problem, our privacy was respected yet at the same time they were attentive. A nice quiet place close to all amenities and within walking distance of 2 supermarkets, various shopping and eating places with public... More 

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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My sister, and I stayed here a week ago during the whole weekend. It was such a wonderful place, the place was even better than the pictures. The outside seating area was such a bonus. The room was very generous in size and the presentation of bedding and towels was exceptional. The service was second to none and we couldn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We have stayed at the Diplomat motel on visits to Christchurch dating back to 1996. We find it very central to the Merivale Shopping precinct, the Brewers Arms for meals and always appreciate the courtesy and consideration given us, in particular the service provided by Brian and Bridget Wallace and their team.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Spent 3 nights there. Arrived in the small hours and in spite of checking in hours being long past, by prior arrangement, management were totally accommodating leaving a note where our room is and the wifi password! The room and kitchen (we cooked our own breakfast) were equipped perfectly for us as we really just needed a base as we... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Surprised that this motel is rated as a 4 star. It has nice furnishings, free wifi without constant need to sign in over and over, comfortable beds and was quiet, but it is very old and tired and cold. Despite it being advertised there was no Sky TV, side lights in the lounge didn't work, bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom were... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great friendly and helpful host. It was nice and close to shops. Spa, free wifi, pool. Rooms are roomy and keep nice and cosy with the heating. Will definitely stay there again. The motel is close enough to walk into the town centre, however, there are buses along papanui Rd very regularly.

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Moama, Victoria, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

very happy with the room very spacious very clean and warm..only downside was we were put into room 1 which is next to a very busy road we were assured that the room had good double glazing and that road noise wouldn't be an issue? it cut down the noise but it was still very noisy (invest in earplugs )... More 

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Address: 127 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Diplomat Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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Also Known As:
Best Western Christchurch
Christchurch Best Western
Hotel Style:
#24 Business Hotel in Christchurch

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