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Diplomat Motel

127 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good location, more than adequate for a couple of nights stay. Although not in the centre of Christchurch, there are a few bars and an Italian restaurant within walking distance. Friendly owners, very accommodating.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We planned an overnight stay only in Christchurch as we made our way south with boys aged 5, 3 and 8 months but due to a really bad forecast down south changed plans to a 4 night stop. The owners have just changed and the current management will be retiring. This is a huge loss as the husband and wife... More 

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1 Thank PaulnCatherine
Auckland New Zealand
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57 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We often stay in this motel when we visit family in Christchurch ! Clean and spacious with very comfortable beds! We always get the two adjoining rooms so our teenage boys have their own space! Very reasonable rates ! Walking distance to Merivale! My one criticism would be low pressure showers !

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2 Thank ClareZ24
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

While we booked a two bedroom unit on arrival we were offered two adjoining rooms which worked even better as we then had two bathrooms and the kids had there own lounge area. Can't fault the units for there cleanliness and very spacious. Pool area was fine and used by the kids. Only issue we had which was quite minor... More 

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Invercargill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Good location close to Merrilvale and Papanui. Hospital within walking distance. Room was a good size, clean and tidy with cooking facilities. Nice pool and spa. We stayed 3 nights, road noise was minimal. Staff and management were very freindly and helpful.

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2 Thank marten403
Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The super large room was a wonderful surprise. With space to sit outside the front or the back, a separate bathroom and well appointed kitchen, we were delighted to have found the Diplomat. It is just two minutes from the centre of town with plenty of great eateries nearby. There was even plenty of space in the bathroom for all... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Spacious clean convenient & comfortable this place was a pleasant surprise. Easy parking with good access the Christchurch city and the airport we will be back on our next trip from Oz. Tha Merrivale shopping centre is 5 minutes walk with some good places to eat several pubs and a supermarket - a good place to stay for a few... More 

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2 Thank Richard G
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

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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