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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2015

This motel is well located with many amenities nearby and a short drive to the city centre. Accommodation is clean, spacious and well kitted out with a well appointed kitchenette and large bathroom. Chilling out in the pool and spa were an added bonus after such a long drive. Staff were helpful. No problems in recommending this one.

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Gold Coast
Reviewed 6 February 2015

Stayed for 4 nights in a studio room. The motel has been refurbished recently so the rooms are fresh and clean. Considering what Christchurch has been thru this is a great location as this side of the city has been relatively unaffected after the earthquake.. The motel is quite old but the rooms are a good size but even after...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 January 2015

Spacious rooms lovely décor, exc kitchen, lovely shower, courtyard, pool and spa . Wished we could have stayed longer but just passing through. Walk to the mall and restaurants. Stay here and smell the roses. Friendly host. Will definitely stay again. So absolutely value for money

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Whitegate, Ireland
Reviewed 28 January 2015

Booked into the Diplomat and the accommodation is lovely. Big spacious room, with well equipped kitchen and very comfortable bed. Beautiful roses outside the door! Sat in the sun for while after check in and the flowers were beautiful. Lovely hosts and they were very happy for us to leave the car for a couple of hours after we checked...

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Tauranga
Reviewed 23 November 2014

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...

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1Thank GoodyNZ
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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...

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Hue, Vietnam
Reviewed 18 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,...

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Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand
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...

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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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...

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Reviewed 26 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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Amenities

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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 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: €83 - €125 (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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