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Designer Cottage

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Eugene, Oregon
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I chose to stay at Designer Cottage as a start to our 2.5 week travel adventure on the South Island. Our reasoning was quite simple. After 14 hour flight from LA to Auckland, followed by a 5 hour layover before jumping on a flight to Christchurch, we knew in advance we'd appreciate a B&B to rest and...

Thank AmbassadorVelvet
Reviewed 20 November 2016

The owner is of Malaya Chinese origin, a great character and landscape archtect (I believe) plus B & B owner. He was very welcoming and pleasant and we spent sometime talking to him. A really interesting guy who makes every effort to ensure your stay is pleasant and that you are aware of the facilities. It is well situated for...

Thank screennamechalky
Reviewed 15 November 2016

It was a shot in the dark but we were impressed by the website and made our booking on line several weeks in advance . Arriving after 7pm we were greeted warmly by Chet who made sure that we were aware of all the facilities and understood the nature of the keyless lock to which we had our own code....

1Thank desjohni
Shanghai, China
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We needed a place within walking distance of the downtown area and the depot where we dropped off our camper van. We were unprepared for how lovely and accommodating our stay was. A series of lovingly restored historic railway workers cottages are connected by beautiful professionally designed and immaculately maintained gardens. The owner/operator/designer Chet Wah bent over backwards for our...

1Thank MisterSharkey
Reviewed 29 October 2016

My first visit to Christchurch, I couldn't have picked a better place to stay. I only had one night in Christchurch but will definitely seek out this accommodation on my next visit. Hosts Chet and Steve are friendly and hospitable, I felt instantly welcome and at home. The Designer Cottage is well situated, just out of the city centre but...

1Thank Jeffery C
New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I recently stayed at the Designer Cottage while visiting Christchurch, NZ. It worked out perfectly for my visit. I was in town for a race, the Port Hills Crater Rim Trail run. The race starting point was from the nearby Hansen Park. The Designer Cottage was in the perfect location for this. It was only about a mile away. My...

1Thank Jack C
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The hosts are lovely, and the cat just make our stay very enjoyable (funny really). Room we booked with private ensuite are good size. Some other room we saw with share bathroom will be smaller. It is a unique experience, almost going back in time. Reminded me a slice of my grandparents place. With the designer touch, we just love...

Thank Nick S
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Chet and Steve are excellent hosts, staying at this B&B reminded us how much more we enjoy staying in this kind of accommodation rather than often soulless hotels. The location is very central – but you do need a car. We stayed with our two young children and the place was perfect for us. Breakfast was excellent and made with...

2Thank global_nomad_pacific
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Steve was the perfect host for our three night stay at Designer Cottage. Our room was very nice and was refreshed every day with clean towels and our bed made. Steve even let us keep the room a little longer on our departure day, so we could clean up before the long flight home. Close to the City Centre --...

2Thank Arta M
Long Beach Island, New Jersey
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

My wife and I recently stayed at Designer Cottage at the beginning and end of our time on the South Island. Steve made sure our time in Christchurch was perfect in every way. The cottage met our every need; breakfast was always abundant and our activities were made easier with Steve's support and recommendations. The location is excellent for seeing...

2Thank jhersh1008

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  • Kitchenette
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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: $83 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Designer Cottage 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Room with private bathroom is a must, also the breakfast is very good.”
raymondkiwi9, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Have tea with these two, they are wonderful conversationalists.”
mrsmuppy, 8 May 2017 | Read review
“Any room with private bathroom is great. We love our garden room.”
limwencheah, 28 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All ground floor rooms. Located on a quiet street.”
markdJ2575OG, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The garden rooms we stayed in were lovely”
roses4me2, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
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