French Bed & Breakfast Christchurch Accommodation Sumner

Le Petit Hotel, Christchurch French Accommodation

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We offer full-service  French  Christchurch b&b accommodation, plus superb hospitality. The private, boutique, seaside hotel,  is located on the main street leading into Sumner village. It provides a fine alternative to apartment, AirBnB, Motel, and Christchurch accommodation options.

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Le Petit Hotel Sumner ReviewsThe unique French hotel will provide you with chic, superb quality, 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 option for Christchurch Accommodation. 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, in season, on the adjacent sheltered hotel terrace.


On the beach at Sumner's Beach Bar
Relax with a bed and breakfast at Le Petit Hotel and then take 2 mins to wander across to the Beach Bar.

Uniquely positioned, Le Petit Hotel is adjacent to picturesque Clifton, Sumner & Scarborough beaches, and with the bonus of a wide range of excellent Sumner Village restaurants & cafes nearby….just a short 2 mins walk away. Centrally located  within the premier seaside suburb of Christchurch, Le Petit Hotel Sumner truly provides unique accommodation with a stylish point of difference.

Accommodation & Services

Spot the lone Bumble Bee seeking out some food
Sumner’s winter colours..The Pride of Madeira

Architecturally designed, in Euro style, French Le Petit Hotel provides 6 private, en-suite, French-styled and furnished bedrooms, individual balconies  with sea views on the 1st Floor or terrace areas on the ground floor. European comfort is assured: cool in Sumner and warm in winter, complete with shuttered French doors and windows. All guest rooms in this Christchurch accommodation are carpeted, double glazed, and include tiled en-suites plus in-room tea & coffee facilities. Chilly nights are no match for the hotel’s centrally heated water radiators. Le Petit Hotel being one of the new Tech Friendly Hotels, WiFi and LAN cable broadband internet access is available throughout the hotel at no extra charge, while IP phones, TV and  Bluetooth speakers are standard room facilities.

Outside of the hotel’s bistro dining salon hours, guests can relax in the common lounge area on the ground floor, and on the sheltered private western hotel terrace.


Le Petit Hotel Sumner ReviewsThe hotel also features high security French Canadian RFID locks and  guests are issued  a unique  card key for their stay. Secure off-street parking is also available and guests will appreciate the option of a 12 midday checkout or later by arrangement.

Whether arriving or departing from Christchurch, for Christchurch accommodation with a distinctive point of difference, you are guaranteed a relaxing stay in discrete French ambience, plus the assurance of  personal service day or night from the resident managers.

Sumner, Christchurch for Accommodation

Sumner's Esplanade looking east.
Sumner’s Scarborough Beach Esplanade walkway

Sumner is just 20 minutes east of the City centre, and is nestled into a sheltered valley screened from the adjacent city suburbs by rugged ancient volcanic hill ridges that descend to the sea shore. The area enjoys a mild micro-climate enhanced by the clean fresh Pacific ocean. Nearby, a large estuarine area, favours several migratory bird species, while also providing ample scope for a variety of water sports including kite boarding, surfing, and sailing. The local topography also offers easy but spectacular coastal, cliff top walks, & mountain bike trails, while in season, paragliding clubs actively operate from the hills that overlook Sumner and its beach.

Transport Services for Christchurch Sumner Accommodation

The City’s Metro bus service to Sumner stops outside the French hotel, is frequent, regular, and includes a  direct connection to the Airport via the Central City Bus Station. We recommend Super Shuttles as a very reasonable and reliable service to and from Le Petit Hotel, and also as transport to the Tranz Alpine and Coastal Pacific trains. You can relax and let us make the arrangements for you.

Local Amenities & Area Attractions

Le Petit Hotel is just across the road from the Sumner beach, and a very short walk to the village facilities, including a supermarket, pharmacy, library, and cinema. The Mt Cavendish Gondola and the Ferrymead golf driving range are also just minutes away by car.

Christchurch Accommodation: Rural Peninsula Travel Suggestions

If you wish to tour  rural Christchurch, the bed & breakfast hotel is the perfect base location for exploring the Port Hills and Peninsula roads. Access  from Sumner to Port Lyttelton is via the Heathcote/Ferrymead  road tunnel  and the route then continues as an attractive  scenic drive through Governors Bay, over Gebbies Pass, onto Little River, reaching the original French settlement of Akaroa in a little over 75 minutes in total from Le Petit Hotel.

Alternative Rural Travel

Alternatively, from Sumner you can drive north and then seek out the local wineries while on-route to Hanmer Springs and its hot pools experience, or a little further on – whale watching at Kaikoura. Another easy day travel option is to drive or take the Trans-Alpine train to Arthurs Pass, and if you have time, cross the Southern Alps, to Hokitika or Greymouth on the West Coast of the South Island.

Bed and Breakfast

Le Petit Hotel, French Styled Bed & Breakfast accommodation, in Sumner, Christchurch,  provides broad appeal ranging from weary travellers, either arrivals or preparing to depart, first night romantic honeymoon stopovers,  small business executive meetings. The hotel’s accommodation can also  be block booked for private party or family bookings. Catering support services are available for small functions, mini conferences, small corporate business board meetings and petit weddings.

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