Overview of Sumner Bay Motel & Apartments

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4.7 / 5Exceptional
103 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Kitchen
  • Pet Friendly


Explore the area

Popular LocationSumner Beach6 min walk
Popular LocationCave Rock7 min walk
Popular LocationTaylor's Mistake Beach10 min drive
AirportChristchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.)29 min drive

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  • Ground Floor Superior Studio

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 50 sq m
    • Studio
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 3
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  • First Floor Superior Studio

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Studio
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Deluxe Studio Apartment

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Studio
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 2
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  • First Floor One Bedroom Apartment

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 1 bedroom
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Spit Level One Bedroom Apartment

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 1 bedroom
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 2 bedrooms
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 6
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About this area


Located in Christchurch, Sumner Bay Motel & Apartments is near the beach. Christchurch Gondola is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Sumner Beach and Hagley Park. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at AMI Stadium or Horncastle Arena.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Sumner Beach - 6 min walk
  • Cave Rock - 7 min walk
  • New Brighton Beach - 1 min drive
  • Taylor's Mistake Beach - 10 min drive
  • Christchurch Gondola - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch Railway Station - 26 min drive
  • Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) - 29 min drive

About this property

Sumner Bay Motel & Apartments

3.5-star aparthotel, walk to Sumner Beach
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free aparthotel has laundry facilities and free self-parking. Each apartment features a kitchenette with a hob and a microwave, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and a TV with satellite channels. Netflix and a DVD player provide a bit of entertainment. Also available are a balcony and an electric kettle.
Sumner Bay Motel & Apartments offers 12 forms of accommodation with DVD players and a hairdryer. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Accommodation at this 3.5-star aparthotel has kitchenettes with hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower.
Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Televisions come with satellite channels and Netflix. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and a ceiling fan.

Property amenities


Near the beach


Free WiFi

Parking and transport

Free self-parking
Accessible parking

Family friendly

Cots (infant beds): NZD 20.0 per night


Electric kettle


1 restaurant


Rollaway/extra beds: NZD 20.0 per stay


Shower only


32-inch TV with satellite service
DVD player

Outdoor areas

Balcony or patio


Laundry facilities


Ceiling fan

Pet friendly

NZD 10 per pet per night
Dogs welcome
Service animals exempt from fees


Wheelchair accessible
Roll-in shower
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

Iron/ironing board
Free local calls
Front desk (limited hours)


12 rooms
3 floors
2 buildings
Built in 2004
Traditional architecture



Check-in between 2 PM and 7:00 PM


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information; access will be through a private entrance

Access methods

Lockbox, private entrance


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of NZD 10 per pet, per night
Dogs only

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 20.0 per stay.
Cots (infant beds) are available for NZD 20.0 per night

Payment types at the property

American Express

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Pet fee: NZD 10 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 20.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 20.0 per stay
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

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Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, amenities

Very nice room well set up with kitchenette, bar stools, and lovely outdoor patio area.

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, amenities

Great friendly hosts, very well appointed apartments, lovely place!

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Incredible service

Rodger’s personalized recommendations, tips and check-in orientation were g.reat, but the next day his service was way above and beyond expectations. While packing for our flight to Australia I realized my phone was still at the restaurant where we ate the night before. Since the restaurant didn’t open until after our flight departure I was in trouble. Rodger helped identify the restaurant owner then drove to his home, got the restaurant key, picked up and delivered my phone. He wouldn’t even take a few dollars for petrol insisting “it’s just part of the service”. Of that the room was very clean, comfortable and in a great location near shops, restaurants and the beach. We will be back

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Great location. Roger and Kay very friendly and helpful.

Stayed 6 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities

The owners were absolutely amazing! They were so friendly and helpful, going above and beyond what was required to make our stay perfect. 😊 They were also in touch with the local business owners and a great source of information for the area.

Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2019