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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 May 2014

I'm staying here while my house is having earthquake repairs done. Brent's patience while waiting for EQRs start date was much appreciated and very helpful. The location is very convenient, with cafés, supermarket, chemist and cinema in walking distance. It's only about 3 minutes to the beach too - lovely for swimming in the summer, surfing and walking all year...

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3Thank Daring2Go
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 December 2013

We chose The Sumner Bay Motel because of a recommendation in a travel guide and we were very pleased with our choice. Check in was easy and our room had a modern décor and great layout. We strolled around town and we picked up some seafood at a local fish and chip shop. Blue cod - delicious - they even...

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3Thank tomike49
Irby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 March 2013

There was no accommodation available in Christchurch during our visit so we decided to venture into Sumner (on the recommendation of an Australian guy we met in Akaroa). The town itself is very nice and there are great views at the seafront. The hotel room was spacious, clean and had kitchen facilities, hair dryer and TV. Ample car parking facilities....

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4Thank Outrageous
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 December 2012

Extremely supportive manager and cleaning staff. The rooms get serviced daily. The motel has a great restaurant beside it. Thought it is 5 minutes walk to the beautiful, fine sandy beach, the motel is very quiet, especially night time. Parking right outside the building. City buses to city central in 30 minutes with one bus that costs $3.20, very friendly...

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5Thank helena a
London
Reviewed 23 March 2012

Apartments as described (they looked like the photos!) in a good location in Sumner, very near to the beach and bars etc., but nice and quiet at night. Manager couldn't do more to be of help. Apartments were cleaned and tidied daily. Really enjoyed our stay.

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6Thank SLakeUK
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 14 February 2012

We stayed at the Sumner Bay Motel at the beginning of our stay on the South Island of New Zealand and our last night. A comfortable, classy motel with nice décor. Good location with an easy walk to the beach, supermarket and coffee shops. The area is experiencing a bit of “urban renewal”, so there are a lot of construction...

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5Thank sbhbeachlover
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2012

We stayed a few nights while visiting friends nearby (whose spare room is filled with earthquake "refugees") - this seems to be the place everyone recommends to friends and family, as we bumped into several others in the same situation. The rooms are really nice, with a standard I would expect at twice the price, and the location is perfect...

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5Thank Jakob B
Fraser, Colorado
Reviewed 6 February 2012

We enjoyed our 1 night stay here. When we arrived they had upgraded us from a studio unit to a 1 bedroom apartment. The hotel is in a perfect location next to shops, and restaurants and only 1 block from the beach. The hotel feels like a small boutique hotel. It is very quiet here and the place the exterior...

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4Thank Bcogswell
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 January 2012

Lovely motel in Sumner with a small restaurant attached to the front of it and bar if you need it. But there's no noise from the restaurant/bar. Nice and modern with good decor and facilities. The bed was great. We had two studio rooms as we had our two teenage girls with us. We couldn't get a 2 bed unit...

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1Thank gibraltarwgtn
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2012

Stayed here a few years back and returned for a couple of nights on our NZ trip this December. It's a really well designed motel, with great units - good cooking facilities, bathroom and balcony, very good-looking apartments and a feel of luxury. Great location, just minutes walk from the beach. Worth pointing out, so no one gets disappointed on...

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Sumner Bay Motel

Address: 26 Marriner Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $141 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sumner Bay Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Ground Floor or First are all Easy Access, we had a choice & chose, Ground Floor”
 of 5 bubbles 357garryt, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Book an upstairs room”
 of 5 bubbles sadergeorge, 25 Oct 2015 | Read review
“The rooms at the far end would have less road noise - not that there's a lot of traffic at night; no trucks these days, with Evans Pass closed.”
 of 5 bubbles Daring2Go, 28 May 2014 | Read review
“I am guessing that they are all good rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles sbhbeachlover, 13 Feb 2012 | Read review
“First or second floor may be a little quieter than the ground floor units we had but it wasn't really an issue”
 of 5 bubbles gibraltarwgtn, 16 Jan 2012 | Read review
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