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Designer Cottage

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Singapore River, Singapore
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Love the place with the friendly pet Martmite and the urban chickens. The B&B is so close to the city with a sense of small village experience. This place is short walk to City if you enjoy 15-20 minutes walk each way. Lots of great local food shops and cafe. Love the place.

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6Thank Gimong
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for one night over Easter. The welcome was great, we were given a map and recommendations for the area. We were also given a free wifi code with 10GB of wifi, with more available if we run out, which was the most out we were given out of any of our stays. The room was nicely decorated...

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7Thank Michelle J
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 July 2015

We are from, shall we say, a 'warmer climate' so when we arrived in Christchurch during a winter storm we wondered what we had struck! It was a little bit of a novelty for us I must admit. When we checked in at Designer Cottage the heater was on and the place was toastie warm. The bed even has an...

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6Thank Sharen M
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 July 2015

When we started to plan our trip to New Zealand ouir friends told us that we had to book our accomadation at BnB's while in New Zealand. What great advice that was. Our first 2 nights were at Designer Cottage in Christchurch and what a fantastic introduction to the BnB style we had. The guys were so helpful and offered...

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4Thank allfy2015
London
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Upon arriving in New Zealand we took a taxi to get to the cottage which came to $70, there is an airport shuttle that you can take but we didn't know about this so be aware that there is a cheaper option than taking a taxi. The cottage itself is in a really nice location, quite for at night but...

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4Thank Charlie1992
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 16 June 2015

Our flight arrived in the small hours so we contacted Designer Cottage in advance to find out how to check in after hours. Chet replied almost immediately with very simple instructions for late check ins which worked like a treat. To easy! They even put the heater on so our room was so cosy. Breakfast next morning was very relaxed...

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4Thank Chip W
Hanoi, Vietnam
Reviewed 14 June 2015

We are not into generic and bland hotels, so Designer Cottage B&B was exactly what we like. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable about the City and its surroundings. We were offered a tailor made map identifying local sites and eateries. We are both cat and garden lovers, so Marmite the friendly cat entertained us during breakfast out side the...

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6Thank Hong E
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Reviewed 9 June 2015

Ours was only a short stay but we were made to feel at home the minute we arrived. We left our car parked and walked into town past some of Christchurch's interesting street art and really enjoyed a stop at the restart mall just down Colombo Street. Our room was spotless and very cosy. Free WiFi was a real plus...

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7Thank Jiriabu
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 5 June 2015

We only 2 nights at this cottage at the end of summer. Wish we could stay more. Being from Singapore we are not accustomed to such space and garden. Many nice reasonably priced food placers close by and Cafe Valetinos in the city which Chet did recommend to us. Great local 'kiwi' food which is what we like.

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7Thank lingling800
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 June 2015

Designer Cottage was just what we were looking for after a hectic couple of weeks driving around the beautiful south island. It was just the right balance between having loads of privacy and being able to sit down and talk to Chet or Steve about Christchurch and its future rebuild plans. We can't wait to come back in a couple...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
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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