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Camelot Motor Lodge

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

On arrival we went to check in and could hear yelling from outside, went.into reception and the manager Joe - an Asian gentleman, was arguing with someone on the phone, he then saw us (myself and my children) and said to the person the one phone (yelled at them) you're just wanting to argue with me and then literally slammed.the phone down in their ear. He did apologise to us but he was extremely agitated. Checked us in, gave us no info and was not even interested in being hospitable. We went to our room which was fine or so we thought. The room itself well presented, beds clean and kitchen clean etc. Tried to get Dominoes to deliver Pizza ....they refused point blank for some reason so ended up having to go out again. Kids did án exploration and came back unimpressed so I went to look myself. .. kids playground looks pretty run down, swimming pool bottom all mouldy so wouldn't let kids get in it, spa pool in state of disrepair. Finally in room, no jug so used a saucepan of water, shower grout needed a good.scrub to clean mold, no can opener in room, sent my son and they told.him there were none.on site then ten.minutes later knock on door and produced one. . Bit late by then. I know I should have complained to manager however after our unwelcoming entry didn't feel.comfortable doing that and we needed beds to sleep in. Definitely wouldn't recommend any clients to stay here, unfriendly and in need of some cleaning, repairs and.maintenance.

I stayed one night at this place alone at the end of my two week trip in NZ. The castle design of the lodge adds a certain charm to the place and the rooms were big, clean and comfortable. The reception lady was really the highlight of this stay though. from helping me book a shuttle, letting me borrow dvds from the library, storing my bags for me after check out, to the friendly chats she had with me; she is what made my stay so great. location wise, this lodge was further than i had anticipated but still walk-able distance from the city center - (even in the rain).

We stayed 3 nights to attend a sports competition group of 24. We were impressed with the bedroom and kitchen size, one house can accommodate 12-13 persons, good shower pressure. Efficient check in and service daily. Helpful information guide and walking distance to restaurants, grocery, pubs, casino & Hagley Park. The attic rooms are too hot during summer season. They offer room service breakfast but the Pavillion next door quite handy for buffet breakfast. Highly Recommended for everyone! W/ free Wi-fi & Full equip Kitchen.

The first room we were given had blood on the wall and on a light switch. Not sure how that was missed when cleaning. The kitchen was dirty, the shower head was broken and so dribbled water out which made showering difficult. The bedside lamp had no lightbulb and the wifi wouldn’t work for any of us. We were able to switch rooms in the morning after some hesitation from reception for the rest of our stay.

We stayed here for one night in a 2 bedroom family unit. The unit was very spacious, clean and with comfortable beds. There was a bedroom and bathroom downstairs sleeping three and then a mezzanine bedroom and ensuite upstairs sleeping three. It was a little dated but nothing wrong with that, as long as you know to expect it and the location was really good, quite a short drive into the centre of Christchurch and easy to get around. There are plenty of options within walking distgance for eating and many more within a short drive. The only problem was that we were on the road front and the traffic was constant on a Saturday night - it never stopped. Maybe ask for a room away from the road if you are light sleepers.

Pros: • Helpful staff • Plenty of room and a good kitchen space • Central location near Hadley Park • Quiet and low light levels for sleeping (even had a blackout blind for the kitchen window) Cons: • Parking could be a bit tight in places, but you could park in any spot • Mattress was too firm (I woke up sore, but my wife was fine) • Water pressure in shower was weak, but kitchen tap spurted out • The fridge was turned off when we arrived. The manager explained it was because the room had not been occupied for a while; however, someone should have attended to it before we checked in. If we hadn’t noticed it ourselves, our groceries could have spoiled

There was a lot to change in this motel! Entering the room, it was dark even if you turn all the lights on. The beds were not the best, very uncomfortable. The bathroom MUST be upgraded! They don’t use normal toilet paper, they use these tiny sheets that you find in public toilets. Try use all in one shampoo, condition and shower gel dispenser! Who uses that in our days?? So cheap! The shower is small and needs upgrade! No fan in the bathroom. Kitchen facilities are very low! The place looks good from the outside and it’s pretty close to everything which was pretty good! All I can advice is that little things matter and make a good impression to the guests and I didn’t see that in this motel.

Not a bad motel just a bit dated . Rooms are clean and staff are friendly and helpful . We found it nice and central and a short walk to the city centre . Take a cake of soap if your not used to using liquid soap . We were in a room at the back of the property and found it very quiet .

Booked for 2 nights through Girl on reception was friendly and helpful, I had emailed ahead to ask for earlier check in and this was accommodated. The larger units near reception looked homely and spacious, sadly we were in the 'block' out the back. Small room with very little extra space. One of the chairs was so unstable our daughter couldn't even sit in it with it wobbling precariously. Mattresses very soft, the single one moved around through the night and was hanging off the divan by morning. The decor was tired and needed a good clean/upgrade. Bathroom was basic, doors to cupboard had damp damage and the paint was peeling. By morning the windows were dripping with condensation due to lack of ventilation, the red obscure film on the door glass was ripped and half missing. There was also a strange smell..... possibly damp? Compared to other places we have booked on this trip, it certainly wasn't the cheapest and so far sadly not the best.

Apartment with two double bed and two single bed and two toilet and one kitchen. The facilities was quite complete. The room very clean just nice for our six family member to stay. Provided unlimited wifi but the speed is a bit slow. Enjoy at here.. would recommend to friend

28 Papanui Road Christchurch

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Canterbury Museum
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Merivale within a mile (2 km) of Canterbury Museum, Camelot Motor Lodge is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Riccarton House. This 34-room, 4-star motel has an outdoor pool along with free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Centrally located in Christchurch, the motel is also a short walk from Victoria Street and Southern Cross Hospital.


For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served each morning for a fee. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with room service, or entertain your taste buds with bite a the onsite restaurant or coffee shop/café.


The 34 rooms feature kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with digital channels and DVD players. Minibars, coffee makers, and free local calls are also standard.

Property features

Camelot Motor Lodge offers an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking, and a shuttle from the hotel to the airport (available on request) for NZD 20 per person. Front-desk staff can assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Additional amenities include a meeting room, a business center, and a computer station.

Room options

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom (1 x Queen & 4 Single beds or 2 x Queen & 2 x Single beds)

Queen 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 7

Exclusive apartment, 2 bedroom 2 bathrooms ( 2 x Queen beds & 2 x Single beds)

Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Lodge (4 Queen & 4 Single Beds)

Twin 8 | Sleeps 12

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

91% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 410 reviews