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Diplomat Motel

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Premium bedding, down duvets, Select Comfort beds, in-room safe
Outdoor spa tub
Outdoor spa tub
Premium bedding, down duvets, Select Comfort beds, in-room safe
Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms | Living area | 32-inch TV with digital channels, DVD player

Overview of Diplomat Motel

Diplomat Motel

3.0 star property
Family-friendly Christchurch motel with full-service spa, connected to a shopping centre

7.6/10 Good

101 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
The price is NZ$175
Price available on 14/04/2023
127 Papanui Road, Christchurch, 8014
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Free babysitting
  • Children's pool
  • Spa tub
  • Garden
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
For families
  • Babysitting (free)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Kitchen
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Merivale
  • Lyttelton Harbour - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 11 min drive
  • Christchurch Railway Station - 6 min drive
  • Rolleston Station - 22 min drive
  • Rangiora Station - 25 min drive


  • McDonald's - 6 min walk
  • Meshino Espresso - 17 min walk
  • Burger King - 8 min walk
  • Tutto Bene - 4 min walk
  • Mexicano's - 13 min walk

About this property

Diplomat Motel

Enjoy your visit to Christchurch with a stay at Diplomat Motel. Guests can take a morning swim in at the outdoor pool, and the hot tub makes for a relaxing end to the day. A children's pool and a garden are offered, and in-room conveniences include fridges and microwaves. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and location.


Chinese (Mandarin), English

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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 16 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 9 PM
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • 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 may be required


  • Free babysitting


  • Pets stay for free (dogs and cats only, up to 33 lb per pet)
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking
  • On-site carport

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8 AM–9:30 AM
  • BBQs

Travelling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Playground
  • Free babysitting
  • Pool gate

What to do

  • Golfing nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Pool loungers


  • Built in 1970
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Hot tub
  • Reception hall


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

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

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Down duvet
  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Selected Comfort mattress

What to enjoy

  • Balcony
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Cookware, dishes 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. The spa is equipped with a spa tub.

The spa is open daily. Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately NZD 12.00 per person

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or hot tub without adult supervision
  • Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.


<p>The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.</p><p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.</p> <p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.</p> <p>This property accepts major credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p> <p>This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival. </p>

Also known as

Diplomat Christchurch
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Frequently asked questions

Does Diplomat Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Diplomat Motel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Diplomat Motel?
As of 30 March 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Diplomat Motel on 14 April 2023 start from NZ$175, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Diplomat Motel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Diplomat Motel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Diplomat Motel?
Yes, cats and dogs stay for free, with a maximum weight of 33 lb per pet.
Is parking offered on site at Diplomat Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Diplomat Motel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at Diplomat Motel?
No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but Christchurch Casino (17-min walk) is nearby.
What is there to do at Diplomat Motel and nearby?
Diplomat Motel has a spa and an outdoor pool, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Does Diplomat Motel have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchen is available in every room, and also includes a coffee maker, cookware and a fridge.
Does Diplomat Motel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Diplomat Motel like?
Diplomat Motel is a short 1-minute walk from Papanui Road and 10 minutes' walk from Bealey Avenue. Travellers say that this motel is in a good location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

The room was the right size for my needs. The service at the front counter was very professional and polite. The service staff were very polite and efficient. Highly recommended this motel
Leonie, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Spacious room but facilities showing its age.
Older complex, age showing in places.Spacious room. warm and comfortable, quiet given its main road location.friendly helpful assistant
A, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Needs upgrading. Photos online are misleading.
Daniel, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We particlarly enjoyed the spaciousness of our room and the comfortable kingsize bed. Great shower too. We had chosen Dilomat for is proximity to Southern Eye Hospital so the above factors were definitely a bonus
maureen, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Sounded like the neighbour was throwing cans at the wall! Is this an emergency hosing facility???
1-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice location and a great price.
3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

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.
2-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

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.
Andrea, 2-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

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.
3-night family trip
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