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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed there for 3 days. Ok service from staff. Close to keo Thai restaurant and also a bit close to city. Went out for a walk in the evening. Decent amount of space in the rooms. Overall it's a good place to stay.

Thank B4Bhupati
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We were very impressed with our stay at Camelot...it comfortably fit our family and luggage without feeling cramped. It felt like staying in a proper house with the large kitchen, large dining table, living room, specious bathroom, separate bedroom...and second level floor with another sleeping area. We enjoyed being able to cook a family meal as we were slightly over...

Thank dragonflywhispers
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We had stayed here over 30 years ago briefly and booked it based on those memories. Unfortunately it doesn't appear to be have been updated since then. The rooms were dark, the furniture dated and in need of a refresh. It didn't help that they had lost my booking and the place was booked out. Luckily I had all the...

Thank kscott4
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

First there was no hot water. Second they don't provide toilet paper - they provide these tiny little tissues that pull put one by one that are smaller than a standard tissue. The shower was also installed wrong so there was sitting water in the shower basin when I checked in. Over all this place was nasty.

Thank John D
CamelotChch, Receptionist at Camelot Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that your stay at the Camelot Motor Lodge was unenjoyable. Had these issues been brought to our attention during your stay we most certainly would have resolved these.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We had adjoining rooms and found them dark and needing a revamp. The security catches on the windows were broken and the bathrooms need updating. The car parking is first in gets the spots and is very tight - it was scarey watching a supply truck try to turn with cars locked in around it. Noise was an issue with...

Thank Susan S
CamelotChch, Receptionist at Camelot Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, it is of great value to us - as it helps us to provide a better service. Thank you for bringing the security catches to our attention - this will be looked at immediately. We hope that you will stay with us again in the future.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Will be my new goto motel in chch. I booked the 4 bedroom lodge for a night. Stayed with my sister and my family's. We had 10 in there but it was very spacious. Great spot next to pool. Quiet too. I liked it so much I booked a 2 bdrm room for just my family in returning to chch...

Thank Jacqui P
CamelotChch, Front Office Manager at Camelot Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jacqui, Thank you very much for staying with us, and for taking the time to writing a review. We are so glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us, as well as our amenities, service and location. It's our aim to provide a truly unique experience, and we are thrilled that we were able...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

On a visit to our family we spent 6 days at the CML and found the combination of location, convenience (motel style means no suitcases to schlep up and down stairs) and amenities to be spot on: spacious enough to be comfortable for us 5 and "real" enough for our children to not feel "in a hotel" and us not...

Thank T V
CamelotChch, Front Office Manager at Camelot Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for taking the time to write such a nice review about the Motel. We are glad you and your family had such a nice stay with us and that you enjoyed all the amenities. We believe the size of our units is very convenient for all our guests. We can actually provide you with more Wifi vouchers...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 25 December 2016

The spa was out of order which was a bit dissapointing and the walk is quite far from the main city. The room size is good and the beds are ok. The tv in he bedroom only had 4 channels available and the rooms were pretty well cleaned. Would recommend for a stay in Christchurch.

Thank Aki N
CamelotChch, Receptionist at Camelot Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. It is unfortunate that the spa was out of order during your stay - this issue has since been resolved. Had the tv issue been brought to our attention we could have resolved this matter for you immediately. We hope you will stay again in the future.

Middleton Cheney, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

This hotel is very much in need of some upgrades. In particular our bathroom was in desperate need of a sort out with mould around the ceilings and walls of the shower - we kept the window open but it just needs a good clean and fan installed. The door had a glass window that was half peeled off which...

Thank amy_MRB
CamelotChch, Receptionist at Camelot Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your valuable feedback, as it helps us to provide a better service. We are sorry to hear that your stay at the Camelot Motor Lodge was an unenjoyable one. Thank you for bringing these issues to our attention. All of these issues have been passed onto management.

Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Didn't end up staying the night, but after an absolute Doozie at the Carlton (local stomping ground) felt the need for a paddle... Where better to go then the Ol Come-a-lot motor lodge. Much appreshhhh to the staff for not noticing the splashing and jets on the Spa... Regards Ronald and Joan

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A castle-like 34 unit motel complex in the heart of Christchurch, set amongst beautiful rose gardens with swimming pool, spa pool, BBQs and children's play area. Experience award winning service and personal attention from Penny and Brian, AA Supreme Host of the Year Winners plus enjoy the uniqueness that is Camelot, from the spacious studios and suites to the extra large two story two bedroom Apartments and four bedroom Lodge. Check us out now! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Camelot Motor Lodge

Address: 28 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: €82 - €135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Camelot Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 34
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Also Known As:
Best Western Camelot Motor Hotel Christchurch
Best Western Christchurch
Best Western Camelot Hotel
Hotel Style:
#26 Family Hotel in Christchurch
#39 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
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“We booked a 1 bedroom unit which was very spacious. Best to ask for a room away from the main road also.”
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kscott4, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“It is on a main road so if noise is an issue, ask for the back rooms”
susansH420FS, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Don't stay here”
153briann, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for ground floor, smoke free, kitchenette if desired.”
goodmorningstarshino, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you have young children, stay in a single story apartment.”
freed0m59, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
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