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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Was so pleased to find a spacious room for our 3 night stay. Walking distance to some fantastic restaurants, and shops in a relatively upmarket area of Christchurch was a big plus! The hotel was a little dated. Not many power points, kitchen a little tired and probably my one gripe was a tatty shower curtain. I really dislike shower...

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Reviewed 24 April 2015

Good location, can walk around Christchurch and near to restaurants etc. Hotel looked a little run down but inside is nicely furnished and spacious. Our room had a little kitchen, dining table and desk. Free wifi which worked well. There is a spa I think but we didn't use it. Lady at reception didn't seem overly friendly but was nice...

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1Thank Beth P
Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 April 2015 via mobile

We stayed at this motel as it firstly gave us the space we needed as a family of 5. It had two bedrooms and was very reasonably priced. The properties were clean and well equipped, albeit some of the decor was a bit tired, there were no complaints about cleanliness. The shower cubicle and bathroom were spotless, which is always...

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1Thank MGM082014
Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 April 2015

We just got back to Nelson this afternoon from Christchurch. We stayed at the motel in room 6 for 2 nights. We think the room was very tidy and spacious ,modernised comfortable. The dining table was big .The little kitchen was great everything you need is there. Liked the little tea making area :) The bathroom is good size and...

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1Thank Ancsa25
Pattaya, Thailand
Reviewed 2 April 2015

Good accommodation Motel style. Quite large room with a double and single bed,The single good for putting our suitcases. plenty of space with small office type cubbyhole for your PC etc. Pity the TV did not have SKY. Free WiFi. Reasonable kitchen with most utensils. Good Shower and separate toilet. All single story units which is good,maybe some noise from...

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2Thank Barry-Jang
Motueka, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 March 2015

I was doing some training in christchurch and we decided the whole family would come with me We stayed in a 2 bedroom unit, which was actually like a little apartment. We found the people to be very friendly and helpful with everything you could ever need provided in the rooms and kitchen , very clean and pleasent. Could definitly...

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Thank Paula C
Motueka, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 March 2015

We found the motel to be very spacious, clean and quiet it was good not to have to lug bags upstairs everything on ground level. The best thing was it was close to everything like the hospital and merrivale mall.

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1Thank sexylegs45
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Since I moved to Blenheim, the Diplomat has been my favourite during my visits to Christchurch. A clean unit with a friendly service for an affordable fee. Thank you for the lovely experience. Bridget and her partner are lovely hosts, with broad knowledge of all that is going on in Christchurch.

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minneapolis
Reviewed 18 February 2015

My husband and I spent a few nights here. The room was spacious, clean, nice thick towels, full kitchen with dishes if we didn't want to eat out. The front was very helpful with directions and getting laundry done. Not far from a shopping area with shops/food. Nice to have it close by.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 February 2015

I had a month in this Motel and found it to be all I could have wished for. For a more mature person like myself. it was ideal in that it was single storied with no stairs to have to climb and lug bags up. It was spacious, quiet, private and clean with a simply beautiful Rose garden around the...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Diplomat Motel

Address: 127 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $106 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Diplomat Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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Also Known As:
Best Western Christchurch
Christchurch Best Western
Hotel Style:
#30 Business Hotel in Christchurch
#33 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
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“Don't choose any”
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“the room we had was big excellent for anyone”
sexylegs45, 28 Mar 2015 | Read review
“The hotel is quite is situated off a busy road so ask for a quiet room, ours was located near the swimming pool and that worked just fine.”
Dugnano, 9 Feb 2015 | Read review
“At the rear away from the road is quieter.”
OskarandSunny, 6 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Our rooms were at the back so absolutely no road noise. Very quiet. We tried to get 2 room as 5 of us. All booked but offered connecting studios. Courtyard at back next to spa and pool”
906KarenS, 29 Jan 2015 | Read review
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