Diplomat Motel
3 stars

Diplomat Motel

127 Papanui Road, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
+64 3355 6009

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based on 413 reviews

Diplomat Motel
Mon 26/2
Fri 1/3
Room type
Nightly total
Double room

About Diplomat Motel

  • Motel Room
    You’ll have direct access to the parking lot
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free
Diplomat Motel is just 10 minutes’ walk from St. George’s Hospital. Refurbished in Feb 2013, it self-contained accommodation with free Wi-Fi and a private patio. Free parking is available on site. Diplomat Motel Christchurch is just 5 minutes’ drive from central Christchurch, and 10 minutes’ walk from Hagley Park. Canterbury Museum and Re:START Mall are each just 2 km away. All apartments have a fully equipped kitchen with an oven, a stove and a microwave. Each apartment has a seating area with flat-screen satellite TV and a DVD player. You can relax in the swimming pool, or enjoy a meal in the BBQ area.

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Latest deals for Diplomat Motel

Mon 26/2
Fri 1/3
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Double room
1 double bed

*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night including VAT, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at Diplomat Motel

  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Free parking
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Free toiletries


  • Wine glasses
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchenware
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Dining area


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Dustbins


  • Family rooms
  • Garden view
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Lockers
  • Storage available
  • Seating area
  • Sofa
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • First-aid kit

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Designated smoking area
  • Private entrance
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Disabled access
  • Shower chair
  • Toilet with grab rails

Services and conveniences

  • Wake-up service
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • Key access
  • Express check-out
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Safety deposit box

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Radio
  • CD player
  • TV
  • DVD player


  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Additional toilet
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper


  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Grill
  • Balcony


  • Electric blankets
  • Socket near the bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Sofa bed
  • Wardrobe or closet

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Cribs available
  • Books, DVDs, music for children
  • Child pool
  • Playground

Pool and spa

  • Heated pool
  • Hot tub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool towels


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking
  • Private parking


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk


  • Breakfast in the room
  • Dining table

Things to do

  • Casino

Reviews of Diplomat Motel

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127 Papanui Road, Christchurch 8014

What's nearby

  • Mona Vale1.5 km
  • Hagley Park1.5 km
  • The Christchurch Botanic Gardens1.8 km
  • Canterbury Museum1.8 km
  • Christchurch Art Gallery1.8 km
  • Container Mall2.2 km
  • Quake City2.2 km
  • Cardboard Cathedral2.5 km
  • Riccarton Bush2.6 km
  • Christchurch Golf Club3.8 km
  • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve6.2 km
  • Air Force Museum of New Zealand7.1 km



Check in anytime after 14:00, check out anytime before 10:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

Essential information about Diplomat Motel

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Top tips for your stay at Diplomat Motel

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Diplomat Motel, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in February and October.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Diplomat Motel, plan to stay on a Tuesday or Sunday. The most expensive day is usually Saturday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Diplomat Motel was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $139, while the most expensive was $139.
  • How long should you stay at Diplomat Motel? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 2 days.

FAQs when booking at Diplomat Motel

  • Where is Diplomat Motel located?

    Diplomat Motel is located at 127 Papanui Road in Merivale, 2.2 km from the centre of Christchurch. Mona Vale is the closest landmark to Diplomat Motel.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Diplomat Motel?

    Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at Diplomat Motel.

  • Does Diplomat Motel offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Diplomat Motel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Does Diplomat Motel offer free parking?

    Yes, Diplomat Motel offers free parking.

  • How far is Diplomat Motel from the airport?

    Diplomat Motel is 6.9 km from Christchurch. Diplomat Motel is 142.3 km from Timaru.

  • Does Diplomat Motel have a pool?

    Yes, Diplomat Motel has a pool on-site.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Diplomat Motel hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Diplomat Motel in Christchurch and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Diplomat Motel and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Diplomat Motel.

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Good to know

Value for money


Distance to city centre

2.2 km

Nearest airport


Distance to airport

7.9 km