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Tauranga
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85 reviews
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Reviewed 23 November 2014 via mobile

We have stayed many times at the Diplomat. Love the location as Merivale Mall , a great choice of restaurants are all with in a stroll plus a cafe with in steps for that morning coffee. As we are on a motorbike really like the one level. Older style renovated to a comfortable level you gain that space that is... More 

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1 Thank GoodyNZ
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 2 November 2014

My husband and I were booked in as it is very close to St Georges Hospital where we had appointments. The location was great, we had everything within walking or bus distance. There were cafes, Merivale Mall, Restaurants a supermarket, everything we needed for our trip. We caught the blue bus to Northlands Mall one day and the Halswell Bus... More 

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Thank Rae1974
Hue, Vietnam
2 reviews
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Reviewed 19 October 2014

We stayed at the Diplomat on Papanui Rd for a month while earthquake repairs were done to our property - and we loved it there. It is the owners and staff mainly, they are very friendly and competent and nothing is too much trouble, including such things as playdates for our little dog, delicious coffee in the room, great linen,... More 

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1 Thank 47a293926
Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 16 October 2014

Over the past 12 months my husband and I have stayed here several times and each time has been just wonderful. No request was a problem, our privacy was respected yet at the same time they were attentive. A nice quiet place close to all amenities and within walking distance of 2 supermarkets, various shopping and eating places with public... More 

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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 28 September 2014

My sister, and I stayed here a week ago during the whole weekend. It was such a wonderful place, the place was even better than the pictures. The outside seating area was such a bonus. The room was very generous in size and the presentation of bedding and towels was exceptional. The service was second to none and we couldn't... More 

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Thank Awhi001
2 reviews
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Reviewed 27 September 2014

We have stayed at the Diplomat motel on visits to Christchurch dating back to 1996. We find it very central to the Merivale Shopping precinct, the Brewers Arms for meals and always appreciate the courtesy and consideration given us, in particular the service provided by Brian and Bridget Wallace and their team.

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1 Thank Rob W
1 review
Reviewed 21 September 2014

Spent 3 nights there. Arrived in the small hours and in spite of checking in hours being long past, by prior arrangement, management were totally accommodating leaving a note where our room is and the wifi password! The room and kitchen (we cooked our own breakfast) were equipped perfectly for us as we really just needed a base as we... More 

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Thank DarylAnnG
Christchurch, New Zealand
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Surprised that this motel is rated as a 4 star. It has nice furnishings, free wifi without constant need to sign in over and over, comfortable beds and was quiet, but it is very old and tired and cold. Despite it being advertised there was no Sky TV, side lights in the lounge didn't work, bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom were... More 

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Thank Lynn E
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Great friendly and helpful host. It was nice and close to shops. Spa, free wifi, pool. Rooms are roomy and keep nice and cosy with the heating. Will definitely stay there again. The motel is close enough to walk into the town centre, however, there are buses along papanui Rd very regularly.

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Moama, Victoria, Australia
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

very happy with the room very spacious very clean and warm..only downside was we were put into room 1 which is next to a very busy road we were assured that the room had good double glazing and that road noise wouldn't be an issue? it cut down the noise but it was still very noisy (invest in earplugs )... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $147 - $193 (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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“the room we had was big excellent for anyone”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles Dugnano, 9 Feb 2015 | Read review
“At the rear away from the road is quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles 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”
 of 5 bubbles 906KarenS, 29 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Unit 3 is great if you have a dog with you as there is an area at the back, and it gets lots of sun in the front, but is well screened for privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles 47a293926, 18 Oct 2014 | Read review
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