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Camelot Motor Lodge

4.0 of 5
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28 Papanui Rd | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
Camelot Motor Lodge
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here with two of my boys, a little bit uncertain after the reviews, but very happy with the accomodation. Sure it may have been "tired" but it's clean tidy and comfortable, and the staff are great. Lots of room, warm and handy to a lot of great restaurants, We Will be returning customers and recommend the accommodation

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Northern Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We, family of four, stayed here for one night in April. Accommodation was okay - spacious and good kitchen facilities but a little 'tired' and bathroom (we only had one) was not particularly good - functional yes. Helpful staff. We walked into CBD (or what is left of it) in the afternoon and the following morning so good location from... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in Camelot Motor Lodge on 27 April 2015. The gentleman who was on duty on that night, an Asian who can speak Chinese (no discrimination, just wanted to help to identify who is the staff) was not helpful at all.Not like the other places we stayed at, apprantly he didn't expect us. He didn't introduce anything to us,... More 

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CamelotChch, Manager at Camelot Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Dear Zoe, Thanks for your feedback about your recent stay. We have looked into the issues relating to the front staff were on duty after we saw your post. We sincerely apologize for his neglect and not enough attention for your luggage. We promise it will not happen again as he was still new. That's also he was able... More 

Rotorua District, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

shared the lodge with 6 others and there was more than enough room for us all - also stayed in a two bedroom apartment which was also very spacious. All staff encountered were polite and friendly and more than happy to provide assistance. Accommodation was clean comfortable and warm - would not hesitate to stay there again

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CamelotChch, Manager at Camelot Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Dear Catbins, We much appreciate for you feedback. We are glad to hear you had a great stay at our spacious lodge, and enjoyed the service from our friendly and helpful staff. They aim to maintain a high motel standard and go extra a mile all the time. We hope to see you in the near future, and look... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Starting to look a little tired, need refurbishment. Double bed a little narrow. Consider a two single bed option. Noise from kids using using playground. Otherwise 12 min walk to city main attractions. Good selection of restaurants within walking distance.

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CamelotChch, Front House Staff at Camelot Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Tony, Thanks for your recent review. It's good to see you regard our location as an advantage, and enjoyed a variety of surrounding dining options. We would also consider to upgrade and refurbish our rooms, and some of them is already on the way. All of our units usually are really quite, especially those studios far away from the... More 

Orange, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Stayed here for 4 nights at the end of our holiday. For our family of 6 we had a roomy 2 bedroom unit which included a loft bedroom. Quirky castle feel which adds to the charm. Location perfect for walking to restaurants, city centre and Hagley Park. Service was great with rooms cleaned daily.

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CamelotChch, Front Office Manager at Camelot Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Maree, thank you for taking your time to write a good review about our Motel. We are very happy you and your family enjoyed your stay in our Motel. We believe our apartments are great for families are they have lots of space for everyone. We hope to see you again next time you visit New Zealand! The Camelot... More 

Hamburg, NY
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20 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is a bit of a surprise! You almost feel like you're in a Disney hotel or maybe a Broadway set. The buildings are faux Olde English and furnishings continue the theme. However, the rooms are spacious and the kitchen and bath were clean and well appointed. The desk clerk is helpful in finding dining spots and nearby attractions. Parking... More 

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CamelotChch, Front Office Manager at Camelot Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Jillo, thanks a lot for your review. As you mentioned, our motel is a little bit like an castle and we are very proud of it. We are glad you enjoy your stay with us. Make sure you visits us again in your next trip to Christchurch. The Camelot Motor Lodge More 

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My family and I visited in December 2014. The motel is clean and comfortable. There is one room downstairs and a room (without door) at mezzanine floor. And there is only one toilet in the room downstairs. Its a bit inconvenient when we want to use the toilet as my father took that room. Every time, when we want to... More 

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CamelotChch, Front Office Manager at Camelot Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Vanessa, thank you for taking the time to write some feedback. We are glad you had a nice stay with us. I am sorry having only one bathroom was an inconvenience for you. Let me point out we also have units with 2 bathrooms: one upstairs and one downstairs. We hope you can visit us again to enjoy an... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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174 reviews 174 reviews
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275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Journey to the Middle Ages at Camelot Motor Lodge. Reminiscent of an old medieval village, this motel provides basic comforts and old world charm. A statue of a full-sized knight stands at the reception to carry you into the dark ages. Guest rooms are located in white buildings with exposed dark cross beams and spires. Large and comfortable, the rooms... More 

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CamelotChch, Front Office Manager at Camelot Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Krawner, thank you very much for your feedback. It is great to see that guests enjoy their stay in our motel and that you are receiving an excellent service form our staff. We work really hard every day to deliver our best service. We hope to see you again in your next visit to New Zealand! The Camelot Motor... More 

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

I stayed at this lodge in late February for two nights whilst visiting Christchurch...it is quite quirky! The room was surprisingly spacious, comprising 1 bedroom and a lounge and kitchenette attached. The location was reasonable in relation to accessing the city centre, though the local restaurant choice was disappointing. The main plus point was the service...the reception staff couldn't be... More 

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CamelotChch, Front Office Manager at Camelot Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Julia, thank you so much for such a good feedback about your stay with us. It is nice to see our staff made your stay so comfortable. We hope to see you next time you visit the city to have another great stay with us. The Camelot Motor Lodge Team More 

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