We stayed at Sumner Re Treat for 3 nights and have only positive things to say.

Sumner is a lovely seaside village out of Christchurch. We felt like we were on a little seaside holiday, taking long walks along the beach, reading books and eating gelato! Then in the evening enjoying dinner at a local restaurant and watching a movie at the boutique cinema.

We went into the city one day but really there is no need to leave the village – everything you need is right there. The bus is almost right outside taking you into the city ($3.50) and to the airport ($8).

We stayed in Apartment 2 which was well appointed, spacious, quiet and relaxing. Free wifi was a bonus for the teenager 🙂

There is a wee bit of earthquake damage visible in the apartment (above the door frames etc) due to ongoing battles with insurance/EQC but nothing structural.

The complimentary continental breakfast items and bottle of wine were a lovely welcoming surprise.

The pool on the rooftop was great to cool off on a hot day. As there are only a few apartments in the complex we had it all to ourselves.

Jane, the temporary manager, was a wonderfully pleasant host.

We definitely recommend Sumner Re Treat and will be returning again.