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Sumner Bay Motel

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26 Marriner Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Sumner Bay Motel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only 15 mins drive outside Christchurch, I stayed at Sumner as options were very limited during cup day. Fortunately, the Sumner Bay Motel offered a great option. Compact, reasonably equipped, functional and a comfortable bed. For one or two nights, it's an ideal stopover motel. Worth a try.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 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... More

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Toronto, Canada
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14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 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... More

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Irby, United Kingdom
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33 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 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.... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 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... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 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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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 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... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 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... More

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Fraser, Colorado
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69 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 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... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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27 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 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... More

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Address: 26 Marriner Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Sumner Bay Hotel

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