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Sumner Bay Motel

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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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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
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Wheelchair Access
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Accessible rooms
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was nice however the bed was uncomfortable and we were not given any clean towels or a bath mat when the service was done, this made the stay a little uncomfortable as we did not have time to go and ask. otherwise it...More

Thank liberity1
Response from SumnerBayMotel, Owner at Sumner Bay MotelResponded 1 week ago

We are sorry you felt that you could not ask our house keeping staff for fresh towels, we will look into why this did not happen. However we do operate an environmental policy of not changing the towels every day. If you did not leave...More

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Our stay at Sumner was super easy, we loved the location (fish/chips, coffee & beach all walking distance), cleanliness, towel warmers, leafy setting & the extra effort to find us a day space (just off the plane) made the trip so much more enjoyable

Thank kellielafontaine
Response from SumnerBayMotel, Owner at Sumner Bay MotelResponded 19 October 2018

Hi Kellie Thank you for your lovely review, sun is shining here in Sumner and a warm 19 degrees! hopefully we will see you again. Regards Roger & Kay

Reviewed 7 October 2018

Our extended family stayed overnight in a Two Bedroom Apartment downstairs at the back of the property. A little oasis with lovely garden setting. Tastefully set out with two large comfortable sofas in lounge area - one being a sofa bed giving the third sleeping...More

Thank RaewynM20
Response from SumnerBayMotel, Owner at Sumner Bay MotelResponded 19 October 2018

Dear Raewyn Thank you for your kind review, I'm so glad everyone had lovely time, always happy to help where we can. Hope to see you again some time. Warm Regards Roger & Kay

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

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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
Room Tips
"The split level rooms have a good layout"
21 Feb 2018
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"back area as very quiet"
6 Feb 2018
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"All the rooms are good with balconies"
28 Jan 2018
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"We liked being on the top floor as we had a good view and felt it was private."
1 Jan 2018
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US$103 - US$128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
sumner bay hotel
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionChristchurch
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