Camelot Motor Lodge
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Camelot Motor Lodge

28 Papanui Road Merivale, Christchurch 8014 New Zealand
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Room & Suite (18)
Pool & Beach (7)

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4.0
#20 of 97 motels in Christchurch
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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A castle-like 34 unit motel complex in the heart of Christchurch, set amongst beautiful rose gardens with swimming pool, spa pool, BBQs and children's play area. Experience award winning service and personal attention from Penny and Brian, AA Supreme Host of the Year Winners plus enjoy the uniqueness that is Camelot, from the spacious studios and suites to the extra large two story two bedroom Apartments and four bedroom Lodge. Check us out now!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Complimentary tea
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Parking
Wifi
Car hire
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Iron
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
On-demand films
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Green
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese

Location

28 Papanui Road Merivale, Christchurch 8014 New Zealand
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 70 out of 100
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Christchurch Intl Airport
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col wrote a review Dec 2020
23 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Surprised to read some negative reviews of Camelot - we found it ideal, great location, only a few minutes walk into the CDB, and Hagley Park almost a stone's throw away, very quiet even though full when we visited, a motel with character, turrets, spires, leaded light windows, and pleasant friendly helpful staff. The 3 bed unit had double hot plate, microwave, fridge, sink, and all necessary utensils. Couldn't ask for more - and at a good price - an important consideration! Thank you. we'll come again!
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Camelot Manager, General Manager at Camelot Motor Lodge
Responded 17 Feb 2021
Dear Colm Thank you for taking the time to respond and for your positive feedback Much appreciated Kind regards Chris Black
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t s wrote a review Nov 2021
Te Anau, New Zealand7 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
we stayed at this motel for 3 nights the bathroom is very poor nowhere near the sink to put much the shower is over a bath that has seen better days no extractor so gets very steamy. the first 2 nights was fine very comfortable beds but on Monday and Tuesday morning we were woken at 7am by builders working on a building site about 2 meters from our window hammering and drilling it would have been common curtesy to have been told about the building site when we checked in . plus the wi-fi is very weak and keeps cutting out
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Date of stay: November 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Camelot Manager, General Manager at Camelot Motor Lodge
Responded 12 Dec 2021
Dear TS Thank you for taking the time to respond and for your constructive feedback. I have not long owned this property and had commenced a full upgrade when along came covid-19 which put an immediate halt to this. As soon as business levels return to normal, I will recommence this upgrade which will see all the remaining units completed progressively. I must also apologise for the noise from the builders next door. While this is beyond our control, I have raised this with the builder and he also apologised and advised that this is close to completion. I have had our internet consultant check the room and rectified this problem Once again , please accept my apologies Kin d regards Chris Black
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Annette M wrote a review Mar 2021
Pukekohe, New Zealand28 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were a larger group of 15 who were easily catered for in this motel complex. We didn't need to worry about parking. Rooms were large and well set out. We had all our meals at places within easy walking distance.
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Be ware of rooms upstairs as some people may not be able to climb the stairs or get their luggage...
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Response from Camelot Manager, General Manager at Camelot Motor Lodge
Responded 28 Mar 2021
Dear Annette Thank you for taking the time to respond and for your positive feedback Much appreciated Kind regards Chris Black
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bex_cornwall81 wrote a review Feb 2020
Cornwall, United Kingdom38 contributions41 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here 4 nights and got upgraded to the 2 bed apartment. We didn’t use the upstairs as there were only 3 of us but had fantastic use of a gully kitchen, bathroom with tub & shower, large bedroom (1x single, 1 queen bed) and a large sitting room/dining area. We found staff friendly and everything clean. My only gripe would be that the shower is fixed to wall and very low for my height being 6ft tall. We didn’t use the pool facilities as we were out site seeing all day, it’s only 15min walk from city centre through a lovely park.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Nav wrote a review Aug 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in this motel for a night.
Very disturbing neighbour’s
(people next door 7.. room) seems like they live here permanently .
We couldn’t sleep whole it was loud noise all night and loud music .
People was talking pretty loud,swears and bangs door. Hard to find parking and can listen people using bathroom, talking.
Not impress with anything at all in this motel.
Not recommend to anyone.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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stephGoh wrote a review Mar 2020
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is very nice outside, location is great.
I had the downstairs unit. The room is outdated, need refurbished. Especially the bathroom vanity with separate hot & cold water. The fridge is very noisy. Every time I want to fall asleep it had a loud noise with the fan on. After an hour it had another loud noise the fan stop. It repeat for the whole night long and very disruptive sleep.
The bonus was room clean up/ room service which I didn't expect.
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Date of stay: March 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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peter and vicki j wrote a review Jan 2020
Temuka, New Zealand64 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a 2 bedroom apartment that was clean and comfy with its own wee courtyard and a gate that opened onto the pool and entertaining area. We had toddlers and the bikes and scooter and climbing frame plus the playground was excellent for them.
Only problem is for small toddlers the staircase is not butted up to the wall so there is a gap down the side which is dangerous.
Also having a single bed up against the partition wall that overlooks downstairs is a disaster waiting to happen for youngsters, so tempting to look over the top.
The spa pool was dangerously hot you couldn't leave your foot in it for more than a few seconds.
Staff was super friendly.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: We had the apartment at end of complex was nice and quiet and opened onto outdoor entertaining...
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Response from CamelotMotorLodge, Owner at Camelot Motor Lodge
Responded 22 Jan 2020
Hi Peter and Vicki Thank you for taking the time to review my property and also for your positive comments. i recently had the spa pool updated and obviously the temperatures set too high. As a direct result of your comments, I have lowered the temperature Thanking you again Kind regards Chris Black
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Jay K wrote a review Jan 2023
Auckland Central, New Zealand161 contributions74 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The room we stayed was in upstairs behind the motel area and the room was quite big and comfortable although the motel is located just in front of the main street.
Very nice and friendly staff who look after travelers and rooms very well.
There was enough parking spaces there although you might not be able to park your car just in front of your room. It is good enough.
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Maybe some rooms are noisy because of the main street.
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Response from Chris Black, General Manager at Camelot Motor Lodge
Responded 21 Jan 2023
Dear Jay K. Thank you for taking the time to review with your very positive feedback, was a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us. Also thank you for your business Much appreciated Kind regards, Camelot Motor Lodge
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willjc95 wrote a review Feb 2024
Stourbridge, United Kingdom494 contributions249 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for a night in February 2024. The person on reception was very friendly and helpful. The room was of a good size with a comfortable bed. Tea and coffee making facilities available along with kitchen utensils for the microwave etc. The shower tray was a shiny metal finish and very slippery - approach with care. Very handy location for the centre and also for airport access and the bus route. I would stay again.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Chris Black, General Manager at Camelot Motor Lodge
Responded 29 Feb 2024
Dear Willjc95,, Thank you for taking the time to respond and for your very positive feedback, very pleased to hear you all enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your support, greatly appreciated. Kind regards, Clinton Burt General Manager
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stuart g wrote a review 3 May
Richmond, New Zealand55 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent friendly, helpful staff. They were all so very kind. The bed was a bit hard for us, so the Camelot provided an underlay and we slept well. The spa pool is delicious, loved it. I left my laptop charger behind in the unit and the Camelot kindly mailed it to us for free, the very next day, it arrived. We were provided with extras in the kitchen.
This lodge must have survived several earthquakes & is still standing - bravo.
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Date of stay: April 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you need any help with anything, just ask the staff, the service is top grade.
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Response from Chris Black, General Manager at Camelot Motor Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Sgapes161 Thank you for taking the time to respond and for your very positive feedback, very pleased to hear you both enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your support, greatly appreciated. Kind regards, Clinton Burt General Manager
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Hello Harry, thanks for your question. We can definitely book a shuttle for you to go to the airport at any time in the early morning. Price is $20 for the first person and an extra $5 for every extra person. You can also consider a taxi (15 min. driving) that we can as well book from the Motel. Just let us know and we will help you with any arrangements. I am looking forward to hearing back from you. Have a great day, The Camelot Motel Team
stuart g wrote a tip 3 May
Richmond, New Zealand55 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you need any help with anything, just ask the staff, the service is top grade."
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Berthy L wrote a tip Jul 2023
Jakarta, Indonesia197 contributions37 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Big parking lot"
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Maree R wrote a tip Feb 2023
Christchurch, New Zealand1,185 contribution352 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great location on the outskirts of town! "
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Jay K wrote a tip Jan 2023
Auckland Central, New Zealand161 contributions74 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Maybe some rooms are noisy because of the main street."
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Annette M wrote a tip Mar 2021
Pukekohe, New Zealand28 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be ware of rooms upstairs as some people may not be able to climb the stairs or get their luggage up the stairs"
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PRICE RANGE
$124 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
best western camelot motor hotel christchurch, best western christchurch, best western camelot hotel
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionChristchurch
NUMBER OF ROOMS
34
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Frequently Asked Questions about Camelot Motor Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Camelot Motor Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Knox Church (0.2 km), Hare Krishna Temple (0.3 km), and Ken's Camera (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Camelot Motor Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Camelot Motor Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Camelot Motor Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Camelot Motor Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Camelot Motor Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pedro's House of Lamb, The Goldfinch, and Strawberry Fare.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Camelot Motor Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Camelot Motor Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Camelot Motor Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Camelot Motor Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Camelot Motor Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Camelot Motor Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Riccarton House & Bush (2.3 km), Mona Vale (1.6 km), and The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora (1.4 km).
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