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Christchurch B & B, Sumner's French Bed & Breakfast Accommodation

LE  PETIT  HOTEL  SUMNER  offers a comfortable full service French style B & B alternative to Christchurch Motel Accommodation.

The private hotel  is on the main street, leading into Sumner village ,  & you can eat “around the world” given the wide range of excellent restaurants & cafes that are open nearby….just 2 mins walk from Le Petit Hotel.

Located in the premier seaside suburb of Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand, Le Petit Hotel is accommodation with a stylish point of difference. Our unique French styled hotel will provide you with chic, superb quality, clean, bed and breakfast services, affordable for both local travellers and tourists. Small in size but big on quality hotel standards, service and hospitality, Le Petit Hotel is an all seasons seaside bed & breakfast retreat. You are assured of friendly service, your level of privacy, a touch of France, and secure, comfortable lodgings, all at a very reasonable daily tariff. Each morning a complimentary bistro style petit dejeuner (breakfast) is served in the salon, or if you prefer, on the adjacent sheltered hotel terrace.

Whether arriving or departing from the Christchurch Airport, you won’t better our friendly service, accommodation in a classy queen en-suite bedroom, and a relaxing stay in discrete French ambience. Room rates from $135-$165 per room. Corporate &  low season rates apply.

We assure you of personal service day or night.

Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Sumner, is the picturesque popular beach resort just 20 minutes east from Central Christchurch, nestled in a coastal valley separated from the adjacent city suburbs by rugged volcanic hill ridges ending in cliffs that descend to the sea shore in places. Le Petit Hotel B & B guests benefit from its unique sheltered location, adjacent to the sandy, northerly facing beaches of Clifton, Sumner and Scarborough Bays. With a backdrop of the Banks Peninsula hills, the suburb enjoys a mild warm micro-climate, and the healthy environment of clean, fresh, Pacific sea air. A  variety of  excellent cafes and restaurants, capable of satisfying all tastes, are all within 5 mins walk from your accommodation.

French-styled and -furnished B & B

Architecturally designed, the boutique B&B hotel provides 6 private, French styled and furnished bedrooms, each complete with en-suite facilities and an individual balcony with sea views or terrace areas on the ground floor. By design, European accommodation comfort is assured: cool in Sumner and warm in winter. Other features include shuttered French doors and windows, flag stone flooring in the hotel dining salon/lounge, and a common salon on the ground floor for guests to relax in.

Facilities and Services

In keeping with Euro style accommodation, all rooms in the hotel are double glazed, have tiled en-suites, and are equipped with centrally heated water radiators for winter comfort and convenience. We provide you with WiFi and LAN cable broadband internet access at no cost in all rooms; Le Petit Hotel being one of the new “Tech Friendly” hotels. IP telephones and Freeview satellite receivers with LCD TV’s are standard room facilities. An email service laptop is also available to guests. A ground floor unit providing superior accommodation and easy access for reduced mobility guests is also available. The hotel also features a high security French Kaba-Saflok SF2E door locking system and guests are issued with a unique PIN code for their period of stay. Secure off-street parking is also available and guests will appreciate the option of a 12 midday or later check-out …by arrangement.
Ideal as a first night romantic honeymoon stopover, the hotel accommodation is also available for block party or family bookings, while catering support services for small functions, conferences, small corporate business meetings and weddings are also available.

Local Amenities and area Attractions

Your accommodation at the hotel, places you just a few steps across the road from the beach, and a very short walk to the village facilities, including a small supermarket, chemist, book shop, and cinema.
The Mt Cavendish Gondola, Ferrymead Park, and an excellent golf practice / driving range are just a few minutes drive away, by car.
Sumner and the nearby estuary, provide ample scope for a variety of water sports including kite boarding, surfing, and sailing and the local topography offers a variety of easy but spectacular coastal cliff top and peninsula hill walkways, mountain bike tracks; and several paragliding clubs actively operate from the hills that overlook Sumner and its beach.
The very reasonable and reliable Super Shuttle service is recommended for hotel guests requiring train station or airport transport.  Let us make the arrangements for you.
If you wish to tour  rural Christchurch, the hotel is the perfect base location for exploring the Port Hills Peninsula roads. The scenic hill top road starting from Sumner village prior to the 22nd Feb. ‘quake, provided direct access via Evans Pass to Lyttelton and Governors Bay, although inbound travellers should now note that the road is currently closed due to the recent earthquake. However the same route can be easily accessed via the Lyttelton/Heathcote-Ferrymead road tunnel. From Governors Bay, the road continues via Gebbies Pass to Little River, and then onto the original French Settlement of Akaroa. On request, Le Petit Hotel staff  can arrange suitable accommodation either at Akaroa itself or somewhere else on the Peninsula.
Alternatively, from Sumner you can drive north and then seek out the local wineries while on-route to the Hanmer Springs hot pools experience, or a little further on – whale watching at Kaikoura. Another easy day option would be to travel via the TransAlpine train to Arthurs Pass and cross the Southern Alps to Greymouth on the West Coast.