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“Great motel - good location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Diplomat Motel
Ranked #98 of 148 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
556 reviews
140 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
“Great motel - good location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2012

Have stayed here 3 times over the past 3 months - friendly owners (just as good as the previous owners who left in Feb) - large room - good facilities.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank kiwi-traveller-PS
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Ukraine
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63 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2012

My wife, my daughter and I really liked this hotel. I have lived in more than 10 New Zealand hotels. I tried to spend the same money to live in different places and this hotel gave us much more ... When we were driving through the city, all hotels have signs, "There are available rooms," and here, "no availability". There is a good supermarket on the left side of the hotel. There is a nice pool and jacuzzi, lots of flowers and children's swings in the garden. The hotel staff was very helpful and kind, they always helped me. I sure would like to recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Roman073
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Guernsey UK
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59 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2012

we had a one nighter stop - it was clean and Paul gave us excellent travel advise
(single storey rooms)

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank twister_9
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2012

Great location close to bars, restaurants, supermarket and mall. Spacious clean rooms with sky TV and wifi and kitchen. The pool and spa were an added bonus and a BBQ was available to use. The hosts were very friendly and helpful with a wealth of local knowledge. Would recommend and go back myself.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Penny S
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Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2012

The good:

The location is excellent, a short walk to Merivale Mall and shops with plenty of eating / drinking options within an easy stroll.

Hosts are very friendly

Free BBQ available to use - superb !

Simple yet clean rooms, fairly dated but this is a 3 star !!

Great value

Not so good:

Wifi wasn't available in our room (it was in others), despite emailing the motel prior to confirm free wifi was available as one of our group had to work we found our room was too far away to receive a signal which meant he had to leave and find alternate accommodation !!

water pressure in the shower was terrible.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Iamsuperk
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Singapore, Singapore
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2011

we stayed in the diplomat motel at the start of our 2 week holiday in new zealand, and booked it following reviews on tripadvisor and other online research...

we were not disappointed at all and found it to be a reasonably priced accommodation in a very good location in christchurch...there's a mall nearby with plenty of restaurants, the airport isn't too far off, and neither is the city centre...

the staff is very friendly and helpful, the room was clean, the internet worked well... no complaints at all and i would recommend this place wholeheartedly...

ignore my restaurant ratings - didn't try it and there's no way i can edit it here... tripadvisor problem..

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank HTC00
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Freetown, Western Area, Sierra Leone
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2011

Lovely host :) Thanks to Linda and Paul for great service.
The room is very spacious and has eveything you would imagine to have like your own home.
Will definitely go back to stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank James H
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Additional Information about Diplomat Motel

Property: Diplomat Motel
Address: 127 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#30 Business Hotel in Christchurch
#33 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Diplomat Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Diplomat Motel consists of 4 x 56m2 x 2 bedroom family units and 12 x 32m2 large studios. Each unit is fully self contained with full oven,microwave,pots,pans,cutlery,crockery,toaster,tea,coffee etc. There is a shower and vanity in the bathroom and separate W.C. In the main studio room there is a 2 seater couch,queen/king bed and a single bed. There are tables and chairs and a writing desk with phone and free wireless internet. These units have all been refurbished in Jan/Feb 2013.There is a free swimming pool,spa pool and childrens playground.Just 5 minutes walk to Merivale Mall which has many restaurants,cafes,boutiques and a supermarket. ... more   less 
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Best Western Christchurch
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