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16 Marriner Street Sumner, Christchurch 8081 New Zealand
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#12 of 163 in Christchurch
Le Petit Hotel; a French style, chic, boutique hotel providing bed & breakfast accommodation, with an enviable location by the sea in the premier seaside suburb of Sumner, Christchurch. The hotel provides 6 private and secure guest bedrooms, all with tiled en-suites, central heating and quality easy to use free WiFi service. Rooms include balconies or terraces, and a complimentary French Breakfast is served daily. A 1100 hrs checkout time applies.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Golf course
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Soundproof rooms
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Grade: 66 out of 100
28Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
2Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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skippy402 wrote a review Oct 2020
Auckland, New Zealand32 contributions41 helpful votes
To rediscover the delight of staying in a small French hotel or Chambre d’hotes, try this hidden B and B treasure in the seaside suburb of Christchurch. Tastefully furnished with attention to detail and in a French style, this is a homely place for a break by the sea. breakfast with freshly baked crossiants is included. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Traveller Life wrote a review Mar 2020
25 contributions4 helpful votes
The owner yelled at us just because there was some water outside of the shower area within the bathroom.We offered the owner that we shall clean that area in the bathroom but the owner still kept yelling at us. After the incident, we were very scared. The owners were extremely rude. It was a very disturbing and uncomfortable stay. The table and chairs outside our room were completely rusted. The wardrobes in our room were filled with computer monitors. The coffee maker wasn't clean. The breakfast was pretty moderate.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Response from Bruce Whitfield, Owner at Le Petit Hotel Sumner
Responded 25 Mar 2020
Dear TravellerLife14, Firstly I must sincerely apologise for anything in our hotel operation that may have upset you. Martine and I are passionate owners of Le Petit Hotel, and we do our utmost to deliver the best hospitality service to each individual guest, that we can collectively provide. We are on the premises 24/7 and we happily meet any requests by guests such as extra towels. However sometimes, the different cultural aspects of some of our varied guests, do lead to problems, which in this case involved the bedroom carpet being soaked with shower water. Our hotel is furnished in the French style, and the genuine French table & chairs outside are simply part of the atmosphere along with our very unique French/Italian pine trees that now shade the front patio. The TV monitor in your room had recently been replaced, & the unit you noticed in the wardrobe was awaiting a pickup by our local technology recyling agent. We recycle everything possible that passes through our hands as part of our operation. I think 99.99% of travellers who step into Le Petit Hotel, would simply refute as nonsense and an extreme exaggeration, the suggestion that we are scary hosts. Our reviews on TripAdvisor and elsewhere, speak for themselves on our hospitality, the relaxed comfort that the hotel provides, and its genuine petit dejeuner. The managers of Le Petit Hotel always extend a very warm welcome to all guests, where ever they come from.
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Delphine wrote a review Dec 2019
14 contributions1 helpful vote
I find hotels in Christchurch expensive and very standard. We chose this property due to its location near the gondola, which was the only thing we had time for in Christchurch. The owner is French and has decorated the rooms in a French theme, with a lot of care and detail. Breakfast with delicious croissants is served in the lounge room. The hotel is close to the beach and several restaurants, which is very handy. I really liked the area, I would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Tony B wrote a review May 2019
Derbyshire, United Kingdom23 contributions11 helpful votes
We spent 2 nights here after a 24 hr flight from the UK. It was perfect for relaxing and getting over jetlag. The rooms are a good size and nicely furnished in a French style. The hosts are most friendly and helpful. Breakfast was excellent. The location is nice with the beach at Sumner just across the road. Sumner is small and quiet but has a good number of cafes and restaurants. Our room was at the front of the hotel with a beach view. There was some road noise in the morning as we slept with the windows open, but with the windows closed it was perfectly quiet.
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Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Travelled
Hannah B wrote a review Feb 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand32 contributions20 helpful votes
My inlaws stayed here while in Chch for a week. This was a great spot to enjoy Sumner and was perfect for them. Cost effective, great breakfast and just a few mins walk to the beach. Lovely! Can't ask for more.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Trip type: Travelled
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Response from BruceWhitfield, General Manager at Le Petit Hotel Sumner
Responded 13 Feb 2019
Hi Hannah, We really appreciate your review of Le Petit Hotel. It was a pleasure to have you stay. Kind regards Bruce & Martine
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Frequently Asked Questions about Le Petit Hotel Sumner
Which popular attractions are close to Le Petit Hotel Sumner?
Nearby attractions include Clifton Hill (0.3 km) and Art Nomad (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Le Petit Hotel Sumner?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Le Petit Hotel Sumner?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Le Petit Hotel Sumner?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Le Petit Hotel Sumner?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Xom, Clink Restaurant and Bar, and Joe's Garage Sumner.
Are any cleaning services offered at Le Petit Hotel Sumner?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Le Petit Hotel Sumner?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Taylors Mistake - Awaroa / Godley Head Walk (2.3 km), Ferrymead Heritage Park (4.4 km), and Cobb Cottage (1.9 km).
Is Le Petit Hotel Sumner accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.