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Diplomat Motel

3.0 of 5 Motel   |   127 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
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Ranked #49 of 138 hotels in Christchurch
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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South Wales
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169 reviews 169 reviews
18 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Although not in the centre (what's left of it) of the city, this motel is nearby in a quiet position on the Papanui Road in Merivale. From the outside it's a typical motel with sleeping rooms arranged around a courtyard. The rooms are spacious, clean, and tidy and the owners very friendly and welcoming. There are also many local eateries... More

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shanghai china
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The interior decoration was modern and fresh. Comfortable beds. Kitchen had everything. Location is good,Just up the road (leftside 5 mins walk) is a small shopping area with a number of restaurants. right side 5 mins walking you must try NO1 in chiristchurch Pedro's house of lamb. Free wifi is included. large kitchenette bath room has warming button for winter... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

On checkin I was told there was a problem with the show and the builder had disappeared. The person who checked me in was not the owner ( owner missing on the golf course) so she could not do anything. After a stroll around the shops I popped into the from desk to ask if the problem had been fixed.... More

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Sydney, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Yes, it's a motel, but rooms are spacious and well equipped. Beds are comfortable and kitchen has enough equipment to self cater if you want to . Proprietors are friendly and obliging. Free wifi is included. Just up the road ( 5 mins walk) is a small shopping area with a number of restaurants. Nearest Westfield shopping mall is 7... More

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Sydney, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This is the most spacious motel studio that we stayed in during our 17 days in the south island. Absolutely brilliant with a king size bed in there too. large kitchenette and bathroom with inside and outside table and chairs. Loved it.... highly recommend.

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Manila, Philippines
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39 reviews 39 reviews
35 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Really enjoyed our stay here. This is an older property that is being upgraded. Good bed, nice sleep quality. The room was huge! Very clean, Nice TV, good channel lineup. Watched UK Football games. The front office people were very helpful. The numerous puppies were fun. This was a very pleasant stay. When in Christchurch come to the Diplomat.

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

The interior decoration was modern and fresh. Comfortable beds. Kitchen had everything you would need, though the old oven was a bit of a challenge (still the same as when I last visited 10 years ago). Good shower pressure too. Lovely flower gardens add a homely touch. The units were well serviced daily. Didn't notice traffic noise at all. Thanks... 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*
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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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