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“GREAT accomodations in Christchurch, NZ” 5 of 5 stars
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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 #46 of 142 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“GREAT accomodations in Christchurch, NZ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

After enjoying the south island of New Zealand for 2 week staying in all types of properties and winding up our trip in what we had anticipated as just one of those roadside motels, we were extremely pleased at the surprise we found with our reservations at Camelot Motor Lodge in Christchurch.

So if you are looking for a friendly lodging located within walking distance of downtown, I highly recommend you consider the Camelot Motor Lodge.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

I've stayed here several times before and it's still my favourite place in CHC. Clean and large rooms, friendly and helpful reception, and good location! Plenty of shopping and refresh ment opportunities in the vicinity although the options in the city centre may be a little sparse at the moment due to major repair works in progess. But do come and support their efforts!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here twice during our South Island trip and loved the Camelot. Very comfortable rooms, plenty of space, separate kitchen, free parking and wifi, great location and can walk into city or to nearby resteraunts/cafes and amazing hosts (both Penny and Sue/Trevor). We really felt looked after and valued which is very important.

Looking forward to coming back and staying at Camelot again one day.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

This is our second trip to Camelot Motor Lodge. The first was before the earthquakes and I'm pleased to say it hasn't changed; it's still as good as ever.
We were on holiday with my wife's parents and had booked a two bedroom apartment, but when we arrived, Penny asked if we'd prefer two one-bedroom apartments at the same cost. Needless to say, we jumped at the chance. 4 adults sharing a bathroom isn't fun!
Location is great. Just a short walk from the beautiful Avon River and Hagley Park. The motel is quiet, clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

This is our 4th visit (in the last 4 years) with Penny and Brian at the Camelot Motor Lodge. We love staying at the Camelot as the location is central with good sized very clean rooms with kitchenettes, and Penny and Brian are always so helpful with travel logistics and restuarant recommendations (many great restaurants in the Merivale area). They are so welcoming and really do go the extra effort to make sure that your stay at the Camelot and Christchurch are most enjoyable. We'll be back next NZ summer!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

I stayed here for 3 nights with a group of friends. We had the 2 bedroom 2 bathroom accommodation. It was like a little house! Very cute, comfortable and clean lodgings. The owners were also very friendly and helpful.

The location is prime - Merivale, lots of places to eat and drink just down the road, and walking distance to the park and central city of Christchurch.

The only negative thing I would say is that the wifi is a bit slow. First world problem I know! hehe. Thanks for a great stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Winton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Welcoming managers, friendly staff. Absolutely beautiful interior and outdoor setting. It's a little different to the usual accommodation! Very clean, tidy and so roomy for our extended family. Central location. We will definetly stay again. Thanks Camelot

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 28 Papanui Rd | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#24 Family Hotel in Christchurch
#37 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Camelot Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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