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Diplomat Motel

3.0 of 5 127 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
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Rating summary
  • 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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Hue, Vietnam
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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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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6 helpful votes 6 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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18 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
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4 helpful votes 4 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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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

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