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    Diplomat Motel

    127 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
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    Overview
    • Excellent45%
    • Very good39%
    • Average10%
    • Poor4%
    • Terrible2%
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    “st georges” (3 reviews)
    “papanui road” (6 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Kitchenette
    Pets Allowed
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Breakfast included
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 98 reviews

    Reviewed 21 April 2017

    I chose this motel because it advertised itself being pet friendly, it is anything but. We were a family meeting for Easter, my daughter was extremely homesick and travelled up to ChCh. I had travelled down to ChCh as a surprise for her, I brought...More

    Thank Averil F
    Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

    We stayed two nights but had a room change after first night as we were kept awake with people in room next to us. Over all the rooms are clean and tidy, older, fairly well equipped for five but not more than that. Staff friendly....More

    Thank triedthat2
    Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

    Stayed here for a few nights for work. It looks like they have tried to spruce up the rooms but it has the feeling of a Bach once in the kitchen/bathroom spaces. When comparing this to other places I had stayed in the area for...More

    Thank Paul A
    Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

    Despite two emails asking for confirmation of accessibility for a wheelchair and assurance that they were suitable for a wheelchair, on arrival i found the only accessible bit was the front door. Bathroom and toilet doors and rooms narrow. No handles in either toilet or...More

    1  Thank Herc54
    Reviewed 18 February 2017

    We stayed here in January. A great find with a pool! The kids were thrilled. Comfortable beds and well equipped kitchen. Lovely owners who helped us store a laugh age after an early flight, despite checking in later in the day. Owners were obliging and...More

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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Room amenities
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$84 - US$126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #30 Business Hotel in Christchurch
    • #33 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 16
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    • Location
    • New Zealand >
    • South Island >
    • Canterbury Region >
    • Christchurch
    • Also Known As
    • Best Western Christchurch ,
    • Christchurch Best Western
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    Bathroom (2)
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    "The hotel is quite is situated off a busy road so ask for a quiet room, ours was located near the swimming..."
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