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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We were very impressed by the uniqueness and the peaceful environment of the place. Close to everything, clean and comfortable accommodation. Without their great effort we might not be able to enjoy our stay in such a memorable way.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed at Designer Cottage on our 1st night in Christchurch. Easy to find. Quiet location. Close to good range of cafes and also shops for your fresh food and refreshments needs. Easy walk into Christchurch CBD -Approx 20 mins Very good hosts, welcoming and with sound advice Comfy quaint rooms with vg ensuite. Excellent breakfast. Very...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely bed and breakfast in Christchurch that everyone should stay. I stayed for five nights and really enjoyed the lovely breakfast room and the garden space. Highly recommended to anyone transiting Christchurch or visiting New Zealand. A real kiwiana experience in this KiWi land (the cute cat Marmite is very welcoming).

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice room and pleasant surroundings. Really has everything you need for a break in Christchurch. Located close to Colombo Street which makes it an easy walk into town. We choose to walk around when we can and this was ideal for us. You can take a bus if you wish. Steve was a friendly and informative host too.

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have a quick stop in Christchurch during our South island visit. The Designer Cottage stood out during our serch. We loved the balance of heritage and local community experience. We travel heaps, so we think Designer Cottage B&B offers more than just a normal B&B comfortable stay. Its architecture and unique style make it extremely special. Thank you again...

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Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lucky enough we found this Christchurch Bed and Breakfast. The Cottages are truely unique to Christchurch heritage and calture. The owner are very knowledgable about Christchurch and pointed out some must do places to us. The room we booked with private bathroom over look a wonderful designed courtyard. Will come back again if ever return to New Zealand. Thank you...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Travelling through NZ found this little b&b place to stay in Christchurch, really quaint place, stayed in a room out the back with a garden lovely. The room was a bit small, but stylish with a comfortable bed, nice linens, tv and a great shower. Friendly host who gave us advice on the city. Just outside of the city centre...

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I booked too late to get an en suite room but no matter my room was spacious and had everything I needed.The breakfasts were outstanding, all seated round a huge table. Wonderful socialising and lots of choice. My gandsons loved the scrambled egg and the fact that one guest was a professional artist.....the guesthouse was a comfortable distance from Christchurch...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I have ben here before and always, when I am here I can see that the owner has realized new ideas. The rooms are in excellent conditions and well equipped with good (!) beds and TV. Wifi is acessible in nad around the house which is located about 20 min walkway from the city center. In the separate breakfastroom (that...

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designercottage, Owner at Designer Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review Thomas. You are welcome to stay here anytime.

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Reviewed 10 January 2017

The area is just on the border of the tourist area and locals. Plenty of great food options and just a quick drive to the center of the tourist area. We were here for 2 nights, the owners give you tons of info on where to go and what to do. Super helpful. Room is super clean, has dark curtains...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Designer Cottage was a sailors' retreat in the 70s and is located in peaceful surroundings just off Colombo Street near the shops and opposite Sydenham Park. The walk to the city centre from the cottage will give you the chance to admire many listed heritage buildings on Colombo Street. We offer a variety of rooms, which are all tastefully decorated, including share facilities, private room with en-suite and a self-contained cottage. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Designer Cottage

Address: 53 Hastings Street West, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $123 - $252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Designer Cottage 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“private bathroom ensuite is a must. a bit more but truely worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles magday2017, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room with private bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles catkiwinz, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There are rooms in adjoining cottages, all under ownership of Designer Cottage.”
 of 5 bubbles 145vals, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The rooms are all very quiet. I would try to choose an onsuite.”
 of 5 bubbles ThomS-61, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Just book any room with private bathroom, We love the room overlook the garden.”
 of 5 bubbles nicksF3351BX, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
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