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Diplomat Motel

3.0 of 5 Motel   |   127 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
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Ranked #39 of 139 hotels in Christchurch
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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English first
Sydney, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
53 helpful votes 53 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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
30 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Fantastic Service, Brian and Brigett really made our stay welcome. The service we got was more than amazing and the car parking is good too. It was warm and it was very clean. Amazing how they clean the carpet by a amazing carpet cleaner locals choice who brings the carpet like new and got their number so they can clean... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Extremely clean and very stylish rooms to stay in. Homely touches like opening window if room stuffy or putting on heating before home if its cold made this stay very welcoming. As for the absolutely adorable little Denis who would run as fast as his little legs would carry him with tongue hanging out (no, not the owner but wonderful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Thank you very much for the outstanding service, 10/10. Brian and Bridget have been just wonderful. Their motel is very modern and warm and extremely clean, and couldn't ask for more. My happy wife and baby girl have felt very comfortable too and very enjoy the great service. So for a good motel to stay I 100% recommend Diplomat motel.... More

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Hokitika, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We stayed here as my young son had an operation just down the road, they could not have been more accommodating and understanding, the rooms where warm, comfy, well decorated and child friendly. The beds are extremely comfy and the rooms are immaculate. Nothing was to much trouble for them, including providing a cot and bedding on short notice. I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Our stay was very good,warm motel,cosy and comfortable bed,and the upgrade since we last stayed here is well done.We will come and stay again as the discount for hospital patient treatment was much appreciated.This motel is in walking distance to both St George's and Southern Cross Hospitals,which took transport worries from us as the weather was kind and we were... More

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Hastings New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We stayed here for a week and found the unit to be attractively furnished and redecorated, clean and comfortable. The weather was unseasonably warm for mid-July, and the unit was sunny. Intrigued by the old stove (Farenheit temperature control for oven) but these are being progressively replaced as the motel refurbishment continues. Handy to medical consulting rooms in Papanui Road,... More

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Additional Information about Diplomat Motel

Also Known As:
Best Western Christchurch
Christchurch Best Western
Address: 127 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#37 Family Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Diplomat Motel 3*
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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