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Designer Cottage

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Singapore
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Chet is one of the best host we ever met, a sincere and big-hearted person. The room is clean and the house is well-maintained with a lovely garden planted with love! The location is good as it is only a short drive into town. Nearby there are also shops. Breakfast is a spread and tasty! Staying here definitely made our...

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4Thank Jacqueline_L2110
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

The best thing about Designer Cottage is definitely the hosts, Chet and Dave. They are both so welcoming and friendly. They are incredibly knowledgeable about the surrounding area and beyond; we loved every one of their recommendations! The room was good. The ensuite is a little small and noise does carry between the rooms but it's in a very quiet...

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Thank Lindsay T
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

My husband and I traveled to NZ for work, and decided to add a bit of holiday time to our trip to explore the country. When our initial rental house booking fell though, we reserved a room at Designer Cottage. When we arrived I was a bit unsure because it didn't have the large font "Reception this way" signs or...

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6Thank Amber B
Reviewed 12 December 2015

I would highly recommend this B&B to anyone visiting Christchurch! The owners are friendly make a lovely breakfast in the morning and the rooms are comfortable and clean. Short walk to the bus stop. Love this place and would stay here again for sure!

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5Thank Heather T
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

Couldn't be happier with the quality of the room, the hosts and the breakfast. Also, we were greeted with a map and a detailed rundown of things to do in Christchurch. The location is a 15 minute walk from the centre of Christchurch, on a nice quiet street with free parking outside. Would highly recommend!

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6Thank aidnolan
Bury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

We had booked this months ago based on Trip Advisor reviews and we were not disappointed. Lovely welcome from Chet and Steve (hope I got the names right). Cosy and nicely decorated rooms. Guests have use of kitchen to make drinks. Breakfast was in small shed outside but it was quaint and warm. Shared table means we got to talk...

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6Thank lynda h
Rochester, New York
Reviewed 11 November 2015

We stayed two nights at the Designer Cottage. We were so impressed by the attention to detail and the beautiful design in the rooms and on the grounds. Chen, the owner, was super friendly and helpful. This was the perfect way for my husband and I to start our tour of New Zealand. Thank you!

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8Thank JeanneGain
Oklahoma
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Very comfortable room and great hosts. Excellent location for exploring Christchurch. Close to public transportation and a very shopping mall. Hosts were very helpful with planning excursions and providing dining recommendations. Even had fresh eggs for breakfast.

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9Thank Montyelder
Reviewed 25 October 2015

It was our first time in New Zealand. We stayed in the smaller cottage - quant, cosy and very clean. Our hosts were very welcoming and happy to assist with any of our needs. A good spot when visiting ChCh.

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8Thank Marcus W
Victoria
Reviewed 24 October 2015

We stayed in the two bedroom cottage which was perfect. Cute and cosy with a lovely fire to keep us toasty warm. Close to town and all the attractions of Christchurch. Owners are super friendly and helpful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Highly recommended.

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 - $167 (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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