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Camelot Motor Lodge

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28 Papanui Rd | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
Camelot Motor Lodge
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Ranked #45 of 143 Hotels in Christchurch
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good quality motel. Great service. Friendly welcome. Only problem was the bathroom was very dark and a bit cold. There was no fan or heater in there and hence it was a bit damp in the morning. Could be easily rectified.

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

Hello Liz, thanks a lot for writing a review about the Motel. I am glad you enjoyed your time here and we definitely hope to see you here again. Regarding the bathrooms, it is something we are looking into right now and we hope to upgrade them within the next few months to get more light and also a heater... More 

Timaru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a terrible night in a different motel the night before, the lady who answered the phone when I rang to book told me she would give us their quietest room, and we very much appreciated that she did. Our room was great - right down the back away from any traffic noise. Big enough for the family, great full... More 

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

Hello Aspen, thanks a lot for writing such a great review about the Motel. I am glad you and your family had nice and quiet stay here with us. We always try to our best to accommodate every one's needs so you all enjoy an amazing stay. We hope to see you again in the summer for you to make... More 

South Island, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This complex is well looked after. Probably built in the 60's or 70's it looks like a modern facility. Lots of heaters in the rooms. Away from traffic if you ask. Beds comfortable and the rooms large. Pool cold but its winter and didnt discover the spa pool until leaving. But we will go back

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

Hello! Thank you for writing such a nice review about our Motel! We are glad you found our rooms spacious and the beds comfortable. We hope to see you here again so you can enjoy the spa pool anytime, and hopefully the swimming pool too if the weather is hot enough! The Camelot Team More 

Ross on Wye UK
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29 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This accommodation was small and 'tired' looking but it had all the essentials needed for a one night stay and was clean. The shower provided hot water but the tray at the base did not drain the water away efficiently so it was full of cold water when you stood in it. The location was good with a number of... More 

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

Dear Ross, thank you for taking your time to write a review about our Motel. We are glad you could find all you needed in the room and that you also enjoyed our central location, very close to lots of restaurants. Regarding the shower, please accept our apologies. We will look into it to make sure it does not happen... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

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

Hi Andy, thanks a lot for such a nice review! All our staff work really hard to maintain the Motel up to a high standard and we always enjoy chatting with our guests too, to make sure they have a good time staying with us. We are glad you are going to recommend us to your friends and we hope... More 

Northern Ireland
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70 reviews
43 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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

Dear Prospector1, thank you for taking the time to write a review about our Motel. We are glad you enjoyed your stay wit us. We believe our apartments are ideal for families as they are very spacious. Next time you come to visit us, feel free to ask us about our apartments with TWO bathrooms as it might be more... More 

Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

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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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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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 

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