Christchurch Accommodation, Le Petit Hotel Sumner

Christchurch Accommodation, French style,  at Le Petit Hotel Sumner

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Le Petit Hotel Sumner offers travellers  a full-service  French  style Bed & Breakfast option for Christchurch accommodation. The on-site managers offer superb hospitality and front desk reception is available 24/7. 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 other Christchurch accommodation.

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Le Petit Hotel Sumner ReviewsThe unique French hotel  provides chic, superb quality, services, affordable for both local travellers and tourists. Le Petit Hotel is small in size but big on quality hotel standards, service and hospitality. It is an all-seasons seaside bed & breakfast retreat option for Christchurch accommodation.

Christchurch Accommodation advantage : Sumner's Esplanade looking east.
Sumner’s surfing mecca – Scarborough Beach & the Esplanade walkway.

These are relaxing surroundings in a seaside village which is also very handy to the central city.  Le Petit Hotel management assure you of;

  • friendly service
  • your desired level of privacy
  • a touch of France
  • totally secure, comfortable lodgings
  • a very reasonable daily tariff.
  • A complimentary bistro-style petit dejeuner (breakfast) , served in the salon, or on the adjacent sheltered hotel terrace.

Christchurch Accommodation Travellers seaside option

Christchurch Accommodation attraction: Sumner's Beach Bar
Relax with a late breakfast at Le Petit Hotel and then later wander across to the Beach Bar.

Architecturally designed, in the South of France Provincial style,  Le Petit Hotel provides 6 private, en-suite, French-styled and furnished bedrooms, with 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 are carpeted, double glazed, and include tiled en-suites, a petit library,  plus in-room tea & coffee facilities. The hotel’s centrally heated water radiators take care of chilly nights. Le Petit Hotel has a fibre connection, and is one of the new Tech Friendly Hotels .We supply fast WiFi and LAN cable broadband internet access  at no extra charge. Standard room facilties include IP phones, TV and  Bluetooth speakers.

Hotel outdoor dining area
A western facing terrace provides for quiet early/late breakfasts,  and for Le Goûter, taken in the late afternoon- the French answer to the British afternoon tea

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 provides travellers unique accommodation with a stylish point of difference.


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. We offer secure off-street parking behind the hotel. Guests will appreciate the option of a 12 midday checkout or later by arrangement.

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

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 Amenities

Le Petit Hotel is just across the road from the Sumner beach, 3 minutes to Scarborough Beach and a very short 2 min walk to the village facilities, including a supermarket, pharmacy, library, and cinema.  The wide variety of restaurants include Korean, Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese, Mexican & European….plus the inevitable NZ Fish & Chips shop.

Travel & Sumner’s Connectivity Options

If you wish to tour  rural Christchurch, the hotel is the perfect base location for exploring the Port Hills and Peninsula roads. With the scenic Evans Pass road  access to Lyttelton open again, hotel guests have two options to explore Banks Peninsular.  Taking the Heathcote / Ferrymead road tunnel option, the tunnel exit roundabout leads onto the attractive  drive through Rapaki, Governors Bay, over Gebbies Pass, onto Little River, and reaching the original historical French settlement of Akaroa in a little over 75 minutes in total from Le Petit Hotel.  Hotel Management recommend a 2-3 day stay to take in the immediate countryside easily accessible from Le Petit Hotel.

Alternative Rural Travel

From Sumner, a drive north via local vineyards leads 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. The full trip crosses the Southern Alps to Hokitika & Greymouth on the South Island’s West Coast. That return train trip takes a full day, returning to Christchurch around 6pm.

Accommodation Services

Christchurch Accommodation is different at Le Petit Hotel
Christchurch’s Seaside Hotel Sumner

Le Petit Hotel’s French Styled Bed & Breakfast is a unique lodging option for accommodation seekers. It has a broad appeal – for weary travellers, for those arriving into the city by car or departing Christchurch by air, for romantic honeymoon stopovers,  and for corporate meetings. Block accommodation booking is available for private party or family bookings. Also, catering support services are available for smaller functions, mini conferences & small corporate business board meetings( media support available), and particularly petit weddings when the adjacent Sumner Surf Club’s landmark premises can be utilised.