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Sumner Bay Motel

26 Marriner Street, Christchurch 8081 New Zealand
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#58 of 154 hotels in Christchurch
4 Star Accommodation Sumner Beach, Christchurch Spacious, modern Studio Units and Apartments in the seaside village of Sumner - just one block away from beautiful Sumner Beach. We are close to Sumner’s cafes, restaurants, shops, and Hollywood Cinema. The Christchurch CBD is an easy 20 minute drive, Christchurch Airport is just 40 minutes away. Sumner Bay Motel and Apartments has been under new ownership and management since 2017. Roger and Kay Evans live onsite - providing attentive, warm and friendly service… You’ll feel less like a motel guest, more like a friend welcomed into their own home. Our 12 luxurious motel Studio Units and Apartments are serviced and each has a private courtyard or balcony. Complimentary guest services include: Free unlimited fibre WiFi Free Netflix Free car parking
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Free parking
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Non-smoking hotel
Complimentary instant cofffee
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Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
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Grade: 64 out of 100
27Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
2Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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travelpanda56 wrote a review Jan 2021
New Zealand29 contributions5 helpful votes
We had a wonderful stay here - the rooms were lovely, immaculate, well-furnished with many thoughtful details to ensure an excellent experience. The downstairs had a queen bed and bathroom, and upstairs was a pullout couch for our 13-year old daughter and she loved having her own space with a TV. Great location in Sumner with everything - beach, cafes, stores - in easy walking distance. Yet still v quiet and we were there on new year’s eve! Roger and Kay are fantastic hosts who saw to all our needs and a dream to work with. V reasonable rates for great accommodations, highly recommend. We’ll be back!
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Date of stay: January 2021
C3115ELpeters wrote a review Nov 2020
Waimate, New Zealand48 contributions11 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed 2 nights with our 8 & 5 year old grand daughters so needed a 2 bedroom unit. The motel unit was perfect for us , very well appointed with excellent amount of room and comfortable furniture. It is perfectly located for the beach and the town, everything within a block of you as well as close to the city and only 9 minutes over the hill to Lyttelton, recommend the Saturday market. We were all made very welcome by Roger, we will be back to stay next time we go to Christchurch .
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
PennyHAuckland wrote a review Sep 2020
Auckland41 contributions12 helpful votes
We stayed in studio for one night.Not only all you want/ expect but more. Nice that they have added colour - prints, throws, bedspreads - blues/ yellows. - Comfy bed (not as hard as ours at home but firm). - All items working, very clean, away from main road so not too much road noise. - Walking to everything - beach, cafe's shops. NICE! -And great friendly couple
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Lisa M wrote a review Jun 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand15 contributions2 helpful votes
Wow what a lovely place to stay. The couple very so friendly, welcoming and really just would do anything to help. The 2 bedroom unit was very clean and had everything we needed and more a lovely private terrace but unfortunately wasn’t sitting outside weather. We just had the one night there but most definitely will return. Handy to all restaurants and beach. Just a super place with lovely people.
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Date of stay: June 2020
NorthLondonDaveR wrote a review Apr 2020
North London135 contributions75 helpful votes
My wife and I initially booked here for a couple of nights before our planned return to the UK just before the Covid-19 lockdown in New Zealand. The motel was comfortable, spotlessly clean and well located close to the beach, numerous restaurants, a small supermarket and interesting walks. The owners, Kay and Roger, live on site and are extremely friendly and helpful. We departed for the airport thinking we should have allowed a little more time at this comfortable motel, little knowing that our flights had been cancelled overnight and we were stranded in New Zealand with lockdown about to commence and no way of getting home and nowhere to stay! A call to Roger was met with an immediate invitation to return to the motel and see out the lockdown or at least await opportunities to get back to the UK. We couldn't have asked for more, they made everything we needed to remain safe and comfortable freely available and supported us throughout this difficult time. In conclusion this is a very comfortable and spotlessly clean motel only a short drive from Christchurch airport, ideally located for a few days or more at either end of a trip to New Zealand's South Island. The beautiful Banks peninsula is nearby and Sumner has plenty to do for a few days, indeed our stay of nearly four weeks during the lockdown was a pleasure, thanks to our location and to Kay and Roger.
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Date of stay: April 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sumner Bay Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Sumner Bay Motel?
Nearby attractions include Clifton Hill (0.4 km) and Art Nomad (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sumner Bay Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Sumner Bay Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sumner Bay Motel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Sumner Bay Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sumner Bay Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Xom, Clink Restaurant and Bar, and Joe's Garage Sumner.
Does Sumner Bay Motel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sumner Bay Motel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sumner Bay Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Sumner Bay Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Sumner Bay Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Taylors Mistake - Awaroa / Godley Head Walk (2.3 km), Ferrymead Heritage Park (4.5 km), and Cobb Cottage (2.0 km).
Is Sumner Bay Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.