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Welcome to The Diplomat Motel, Merivale, Christchurch

A warm welcome awaits you at the Diplomat Motel where your hosts Gong and Lu look forward to making your stay in our single storey Christchurch Motel the best it can possibly be. We are a well established Christchurch Motel located on Papanui Road in the heart of Merivale offering large,  spacious, comfortable, ground floor studio units and 2 bedroom family accommodation in a beautiful garden setting. We specialise in catering for hospital guests, corporate travellers and those looking for a wonderful holiday base in Christchurch.

Our fantastic location puts us 1.5km from Christchurch city centre and a 10-minute walk to Hagley Park. We are located on a main arterial bus route (including the blue line bus to the airport at the gate). We are the closest motel to Merivale Mall and its award-winning cafes and restaurants, St Georges Hospital, Nurse Maude, Hiatt and Milford Chambers, the Laser Vision Eye Clinic, and Elizabeth House.

Spend a wonderful afternoon relaxing in the spa, take a dip in our heat pump heated swimming pool, a leisurely walk around Hagley Park before heading back for a BBQ in your own courtyard area. Free wireless internet is also available to all guests.

  • We offer a discount for long stays and St Georges Hospital patients and their families.

  • All our units are on the ground floor and single storey.

  • We have pet-friendly rooms available.


We offer 12 very spacious studio units some of which are interconnecting, the majority of our studio units have a queen or king bed and a single bed however we also have a studio unit with 3 single beds and a studio unit with a queen bed and a single bed. We also have  4 x 2 bedroom family units with a king bed in 1 bedroom (which can be split into 2 singles) and 2 single beds in the other bedroom.  All units are ground floor with outdoor courtyards in a beautiful garden setting. Our spacious units cater for any length of stay from a single night to several months. All our units have full kitchens with ovens, cooktops and microwaves. We have 4 digital Sky channels (Sky Sports One & Two, the Movie channel and Sky News)... Find out more

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Motel Facilities

Stay with us and enjoy these amenities:

  • Complimentary morning newspaper (On request)
  • Enough parking area
  • Heat pump heated pool from October to March with children's wading area
  • Hot tub / Spa pool
  • Children's play area with trampoline
  • Free Wireless Broadband internet
  • Barbeques free to use
  • Free shuttle to / from Casino 6pm-2am
  • Tour information & discount vouchers available
  • Continental Breakfast..

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