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Camelot Motor Lodge

4.0 of 5 Motel   |   28 Papanui Rd | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
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Ranked #25 of 138 hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay at the Camelot - good facilities and very centrally located, just a pleasant 15 minute walk to the heart of the city. Good parking, room condition average but we are critical mostly of the service - staff not very enthused to assist which is disappointing. Meals OK but not great, Breakfast expensive.

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Victoria, Canada
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16 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

A fun little motel! It won't win any five star rewards but its clean, comfortable and completely acceptable for one or two night stopovers. Staff were great. Parking is a little tight, but manageable. All in all it was a good night during a business trip.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This motel unit was very large and kept very clean but the decor and lounge furniture are dated and in need of an update. The exception is the beds which were superbly comfortable. The only shower is over a very narrow old bath - tricky if you're travelling with grandma (and in a bathroom that big they could easily fit... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

It was a little dated and I would hate to stay there in Summer as the top bedroom got so hot, The window at room upstairs was in my opinion dangerous. It was quite low and the was nothing to stop it opening wide with a long drop to the ground.We felt as we had small children we couldnt risk... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Unfriendly and really complicated Staff or Owner. My Booking was over Booking.com, but they need my Credit Card Details, because If I steal anything, thats unbelievable and ridiculous. The Milk was open and refilled. No Heater in the Toilet or Shower Area. The Toilet from the Neighbor and the Toilet in the Room was very loud. The Whole was very... More

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Hobart, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Yes its a bit dated, yes the language barrier can be a nuisance, but if you are travelling in a group of 8 - 12, this place is perfect. We hired the venue adjacent to the Conference room. Easily sleeps 12, huge dining / tv area, large kitchen, own courtyard. The ideal accommodation for large groups or families.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

A sizeable room with adequate self catering facilities. A typical urban motel with a view of either your car or somebody else's. The swimming pool is minuscule. The location is quiet but it is a lengthy walk to down town or to reach local eateries. An adequate base but not somewhere to spend time in the room or on site.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Will certainly not be recommending the Camelot Motor Lodge to any of our friends or relations. We were staying there due to a family member being rushed through by ambulance from Ashburton and they certainly were not very understanding under what was a very difficult weekend for us. Trying to understand the language barrier wasn't easy, Motor Lodge certainly could... More

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93 reviews 93 reviews
35 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Older style hotel a short walk from the city centre. We stayed on 2 seperate occasions en route.The first floor room was dark and curtains had to be closed unless you were happy with people looking in as they passed on the outside access balcony. Internet access in my room was only possible via ethernet cable. Friendly, helpful staff. We... More

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Heading South so stayed at the Camelot Lodge. Rooms were basic but comfortable and all we really needed for our stay. Staff were really helpful and helped us select the right place for dinner. Nice inviting and friendly place as part of our journey.

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Address: 28 Papanui Rd | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Camelot Motor Lodge 4*
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Also Known As:
Best Western Camelot Motor Hotel Christchurch
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Best Western Camelot Hotel

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Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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#13 Family Hotel in Christchurch #23 Business Hotel in Christchurch #23 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch #29 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
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A castle-like 34 unit motel complex in the heart of Christchurch, set amongst beautiful rose gardens with swimming pool, spa pool, BBQs and children's play area. Experience award winning service and personal attention from Penny and Brian, AA Supreme Host of the Year Winners plus enjoy the uniqueness that is Camelot, from the spacious studios and suites to the extra large two story two bedroom Apartments and four bedroom Lodge. Check us out now! ... more   less 
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