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Diplomat Motel

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Outdoor spa bath
Outdoor spa bath
Premium bedding, down duvets, Select Comfort beds, in-room safe
32-inch TV with digital channels, DVD player

Overview of Diplomat Motel

Diplomat Motel

3 out of 5

3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • Kitchen

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
127 Papanui Road, Christchurch, 8014

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMerivale Mall5 min walk
  • Popular LocationSt George's Hostpital11 min walk
  • Popular LocationChristchurch Casino17 min walk
  • AirportChristchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.)11 min drive

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About this area

Christchurch

Located in Merivale neighbourhood, Diplomat Motel is connected to a shopping centre. Hagley Golf Course and Margaret Mahy Playground are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Sumner Beach and Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Travelling with kids? Consider Willowbank Wildlife Reserve and Christchurch Adventure Park. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.

What's nearby

  • Merivale Mall - 5 min walk
  • Bealey Avenue - 10 min walk
  • St George's Hostpital - 11 min walk
  • Southern Cross Hospital - 16 min walk
  • Christchurch Casino - 17 min walk

Restaurants

  • Tutto Bene - 4 min walk
  • Little India - 6 min walk
  • Leinster Rd Bistro - 7 min walk
  • Mama Ree - 8 min walk
  • Strawberry Fare - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Christchurch Railway Station - 6 min drive
  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 11 min drive

About this property

Diplomat Motel

Family-friendly motel connected to a shopping centre in Christchurch with full-service spa
This motel features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a children's pool, dry cleaning and laundry facilities. All 16 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and Select Comfort beds. Guests will find kitchens with fridges, ovens, hobs and microwaves.
Diplomat Motel offers 16 forms of accommodation with DVD players and a safe. Rooms open to balconies. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Select Comfort beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. Televisions come with premium digital channels. Accommodation at this 3-star motel has kitchens with fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

This Christchurch motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in September 2013.

An outdoor pool, a children's pool and a spa tub are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the motel's full-service spa, Jacuzzi. The spa is equipped with a spa tub.

The spa is open daily.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free uncovered self-parking on site
  • On-site parking options include a carport

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 8 AM–9:30 AM: NZD 12.00 per person

Things to do

  • Children's pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Hot tub

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • DVD player
  • Free babysitting/childcare
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Fridge
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in reception
  • No lifts
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sunloungers

Spa

  • Spa open daily
  • Hot tub

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Renovated guest rooms – September 2013

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down duvet
  • Premium bedding
  • Select comfort bed

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 32-inch TV
  • Digital channels
  • DVD player
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Fridge
  • Hob

Outdoor space

  • Balcony

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Soundproofing

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2 PM - 9 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Express check-in

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM
Express checkout

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets stay for free
Dogs and cats welcome
1 per room (up to 33 lbs/15 kg)
Service animals are exempt from fees
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 12.00 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts major credit cards, debit cards and cash
This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
This property allows pets in specific rooms only; guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Diplomat Christchurch
Diplomat Motel Christchurch
Diplomat Motel
Diplomat Motel Motel
Diplomat Motel Christchurch
Diplomat Motel Motel Christchurch

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Overall score and ratings

3.9

Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 32 out of 96 reviews
5 - Excellent 33%
Rating 4 - Good. 39 out of 96 reviews
4 - Good 41%
Rating 3 - Okay. 13 out of 96 reviews
3 - Okay 14%
Rating 2 - Poor. 4 out of 96 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 8 out of 96 reviews
1 - Terrible 8%

4.1/5

Cleanliness

4.2/5

Staff & service

3.6/5

Amenities

3.7/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice location and a great price.
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
The property is in a good location and the hosts were welcoming and pleasant. The apartment we stayed in needs some TLC and could have been cleaned more throughly.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2021

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Disappointing
The motel room was very dated and was dark and dingy. The room appeared not to have been cleaned for a long time. There was a large spider web on the window in one room, food in the cutlery draw and thick dust all over the surfaces. The window in the main bedroom did not close. The bathroom needs to be renovated. A good clean and update to the bathroom would improve this accomodation.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2021

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Unfortunately we left early. We couldn't stay our whole trip. Although the staff were lovely. The rooms weren't up to expectations. There was mould in the shower, no kids area they could actually play in. The double bed was 2single beds pushed together that kept separating through the night.
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2021