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Diplomat Motel

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Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
127 Papanui Road, Christchurch, 8014, New Zealand

Family-friendly motel with spa, near Christchurch Casino
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
Great wellness & sports facilities
Very comfortable
Ordinary pool
Vibe is not too good

Diplomat Motel

from ZAR 1,600
  • Studio
  • Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms
  • Deluxe Townhome, 3 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Courtyard Area

What’s around Diplomat Motel


  • In Merivale
  • Christchurch Casino - 17 min walk
  • Hagley Park - 30 min walk
  • Christchurch Public Hospital - 32 min walk
  • Papanui Road - 1 min walk
  • Merivale Mall - 5 min walk
  • Bealey Avenue - 10 min walk
  • Saint Andrew's College - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) - 11 min drive
  • Christchurch Railway Station - 6 min drive
  • Rangiora Station - 25 min drive
  • Rolleston Station - 33 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 16 rooms

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in time 2 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in/out
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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Free babysitting/childcare


  • Pets stay free (dogs and cats only)

  • Specific rooms only *

  • 1 per room (up to 11 lbs)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa tub
  • Playground on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Year Built - 1970
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the motel's full-service spa, Jacuzzi. The spa is equipped with a spa tub. Public bath/onsen services include an outdoor public bath (no mineral springs).

The spa is open daily.

Diplomat Motel’s small print

Also known as

  • Diplomat Christchurch
  • Diplomat Motel Christchurch
  • Diplomat Motel
  • Diplomat Motel Motel
  • Diplomat Motel Christchurch
  • Diplomat Motel Motel Christchurch


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.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Good 7,6 From 45 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
Very comfy, good location, friendly and helpful hosts.
Pene, nz1 night business trip
Very good 8,0
Review of Diplomat Motel
The manager was very friendly and welcoming. Beds were comfortable, bathroom was clean. However there was no lightbulb in the toilet and the decor was a little tired. I would recommend this motel to friends.
Diane, nz1 night trip with friends
Very good 8,0
Comfortable clean unit.
Recently refurbished (freshly painted) spacious older motel unit. Very clean. Good kitchen facilities - full size stove and all the necessary equipment to cook a real meal.
Denise, nz2 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
Great location for visiting Nurse Maude hospital
Alison, nz1 night trip with friends
Very good 8,0
Our stay was very good as we were very close to where we had to go and see the specalist we needed to see. We found the hospitality was very good and the beds were very comfortable. Thank you for every thing as it was just what we needed. We will stay there again
Stephanie, nz1 night business trip

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