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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 23 March 2015

This is a very enjoyable place to stay in Christchurch. We received quite the warm welcome along with a map and loads of interesting information about the area, the earthquake, and the rebuilding efforts. There are restaurants within reasonable walking distance. Our room was large, comfortable, and very clean. The breakfast was adequate, but nothing special.

4Thank mbzr
Reviewed 21 March 2015

This is one of those places you wished you had a reason to stay longer for. On arrival we sat at the kitchen table and were given a drink and shown the local points of interest on their map. After a tour of the garden, our host helped bring in our bags. The room we had was spacious and well...

6Thank PeterAsq
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 18 March 2015

We were greated at the front door of the charming Designer Cottage by Chet the owner and were blown away at what an interesting bed and breakfast we had found. Chet gave us a tour of the garden with fruit trees and a pond and then sat us down to explain (with the aid of a custom made map) what...

5Thank Charlie O
Youlgreave, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 March 2015

We loved the style of Designer Cottage - harking back to an earlier era. Ideal for chilling out after wandering around a city still in the process of rebuilding. The kitchen offers the opportunity to cook for yourselves or there are takeaways and restaurants quite close by. Christchurch has much to do but If you want something different to chain...

7Thank WanderingBrit
Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2015

We stayed here for two nights late January on arrival from UK. Great room with en-suite bathroom, lovely and clean, great kitchen everything you need although we were too exhausted to cook. Steve & Chet are great guys, very helpful and chatty. Great breakfast of cereal, fruit, toast, juice, tea, coffee. etc. There are places to nearby to eat or...

7Thank Maria W
Reviewed 25 February 2015

We stayed here for two nights on our three week holiday. As we were two couples we had the bronze and the silver room, both beautifully decorated and furnished also with ensuite rooms. The place itself was very warm and welcoming. Chet and Steve were extremely helpful to us in order for us to get the most out of our...

9Thank Clare M
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 February 2015

Wow, what a find of a place. Chet was very friendly and welcoming when we arrived for our three night stay. When he showed us the cottage, he pointed out that it was a communal kitchen and help ourselves as required. In the breakfast room out in the garden, Chet sat us down with a local map and advised us...

7Thank Keith E
Reviewed 19 February 2015

we only stayed in Christchurch for one night recently and booked to stay at Designer Cottage. The hosts were so welcoming and made us feel very at home. The room upstairs with a shared bathroom was large and the bed very comfortable. Breakfast was amazing, and all made with local produce. The B&B is very close to Christchurch centre, and...

5Thank Robert K
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 26 January 2015 via mobile

The cottage is extremely well run! Chet was polite,informative, professional and thoughtful. We chose an rm with a bathroom and recommend it considering it is only a small cost difference. The rooms are secured by control pads and I really appreciated the effort put into us feeling secure. The bed was so comfy and it was the best sleep I...

5Thank KataMay2014
Toowoomba, Australia
Reviewed 24 January 2015

We stayed at Designer Cottage during Christmas 2014 for five days while in Christchurch. The kitchen is a great bonus for guests and we made use of it on several occasions, takeout from down the street and fixing Christmas dinner when everything was closed on Christmas day. Steve and Chet are wonderful hosts. Steve volunteered to drive us to the...

5Thank Adam S

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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: €77 - €105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Designer Cottage 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Just book any room with private bathroom, We love the room overlook the garden.”
 of 5 bubbles nicksF3351BX, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“This is a B&B, not a hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles 839artam, 29 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Any room with private bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles WendyreidK, 11 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The cottage was perfect for a few nights stay, with family or friends.”
 of 5 bubbles AmyD02, 10 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Private bathroom option is the best. do not take the share bathroom option.”
 of 5 bubbles wiling4499, 8 Apr 2016 | Read review
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