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Diplomat Motel

Star Rating
3 out of 5



4.0 / 5Good
81 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Pet Friendly


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Bealey Avenue
    10 min walk
  • Popular Location
    St George's Hostpital
    11 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Christchurch Casino
    17 min walk
  • Airport
    Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.)
    11 min drive

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  • Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 5
    • 1 Double Bed and 3 Twin Beds OR 1 Double Bed and 2 Twin Beds
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  • Studio

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed
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About this area


Diplomat Motel is located in Christchurch's Merivale neighborhood, a walkable area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Hagley Park and New Brighton Beach, while Canterbury Museum and International Antarctic Centre are cultural highlights. Traveling with kids? Don't miss Christchurch Gondola, or check out an event or a game at AMI Stadium.

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What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Bealey Avenue - 10 min walk
  • Popular Location
    St George's Hostpital - 11 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Christchurch Casino - 17 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Mona Vale - 4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Hagley Park - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch Railway Station - 6 min drive
  • Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) - 11 min drive

About this property

Diplomat Motel

Family-friendly Christchurch motel in Merivale, near Canterbury Museum
A spa tub, laundry facilities, and express check-in are available at this motel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and a reception hall are onsite. All 16 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and Select Comfort beds. Guests will find kitchens with refrigerators, ovens, and stovetops.
Diplomat Motel offers 16 accommodations with DVD players and safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Select Comfort beds feature down comforters. Premium digital television is provided. Accommodations at this 3-star motel have kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
This Christchurch motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in September 2013.
Diplomat Motel features a spa tub, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. This family-friendly motel also offers laundry facilities and express check-in. Onsite self parking is complimentary.
Recreational amenities at the motel include a spa tub.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
The spa is equipped with a spa tub. Public bath/onsen services include an outdoor public bath (no mineral springs).



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

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.


Check-out before 10 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • Pets stay free
  • Dogs and cats only
  • 1 per room (up to 11 lbs)
  • Specific rooms only
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Property payment types

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Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at 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 are 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.

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.

Property is also known as

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

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

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

Things to do

  • Playground
  • Spa tub

Family friendly

  • DVD player
  • Free babysitting/childcare
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground
  • Refrigerator


  • No elevators
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Pool sun loungers


  • Outdoor public bath (no mineral springs)
  • Spa open daily
  • Spa tub


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Room amenities


  • Down comforter
  • Select Comfort bed


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer


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

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop


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

Frequently asked questions

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4 - Good
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Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The room and facilities were very large and everything was very clean.

Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

    This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019


    • Liked: Staff & service

    Good but could be better

    Have got all the basic things I need. Tidy and clean but got a surprise under the bed. Throw pillows need freshen up. The staff are friendly and accommodating.

    Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness

    The shower didn’t have enough pressure and the room could have been a bit warmer. Otherwise it was good, plenty of space and friendly welcome.

    Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

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