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Sumner Bay Motel

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26 Marriner Street, Christchurch 8081 New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Pets Allowed
3.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

We had a very comfortable apartment. The motel is in the centre of town close to the seafront and all local bars and restaurants. I can't see us staying anywhere else when we next visit Sumner. The accommodation is highly suited for a longer stay.

Thank ratmole2000
Response from SumnerBayMotel, Owner at Sumner Bay MotelResponded 3 August 2018

Thank you for your kind response hope to see you again sometime soon.

Reviewed 23 June 2018

This is a seriously good motel. The units are sheer luxury and extremely well maintained. The grounds are immaculate. The service is beyond exceptional; very friendly, informative and welcoming. The location is very close to the shops and the beach. There are plenty of food...More

Thank whosemother
Response from SumnerBayMotel, Owner at Sumner Bay MotelResponded 30 June 2018

Good Morning Whosemother Thank you for your very kind review, its always appreciated to get our guests feedback, hope to see you again soon. Regards Roger and Kay

Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Cozy, warm and complete studio bedroom for our overnight in Sumner on a rainy winter day. Being inside the room we didn’t notice the cold or noise in fact it was a comfortable oasis. The hotel is central to everything in Sumner including restaurants (dinner...More

Thank Steven M
Response from SumnerBayMotel, Owner at Sumner Bay MotelResponded 4 June 2018

Good Morning Steven Thank you very much for your kind and honest review. We both believe there is nothing more unwelcoming than a guest walking into a cold room, especially this time of year. Hope to see you again some time. Regards Roger and Kay

Reviewed 14 April 2018

Stopped the night (14th April 18), good location, 2 mins from the beach, very friendly, room immaculate, plenty of places to eat - would recommend the ‘Beach’ restaurant on the front both for evening and breakfast meals ( suggested by motel). Would definitely stay again.

Thank Kevin S
Response from SumnerBayMotel, Owner at Sumner Bay MotelResponded 16 April 2018

Thanks Kevin for your lovely review, so glad you enjoyed your stay in Sumner, hope to see you again one day. Regards Roger and Kay

Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

My husband had stayed here numerous times on business trips in the past so this was an easy pre book choice for us. This time though it was new owners and Roger could not have been more accommodating. A great welcome and very ready to...More

Thank PuhoiRiverLady
Response from SumnerBayMotel, Owner at Sumner Bay MotelResponded 16 March 2018

Thank you for your kind review, so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you both again. Regards Roger and Kay

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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
Laundry Service
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room amenities
Refrigerator in room
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Price range
US$97 - US$116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Price range
US$97 - US$116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Traveller (4)
Room & Suite (19)
Pool & Beach (6)
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6 December 2015|
Response from SumnerBayMotel | Property representative |
Hello, I would advise that there is an excellent bus service from the airport to and from Sumner, which travels through the city centre. Costs for full fare to Sumner is around $5 while the ride to and from town is approx... More
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"The split level rooms have a good layout"
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"back area as very quiet"
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"All the rooms are good with balconies"
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"We liked being on the top floor as we had a good view and felt it was private."
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