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Designer Cottage

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Oamaru, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 May 2015

I stayed just one night at this cosy B&B in a quiet section of Christchurch. The hosts are very friendly and unobtrusive, in fact I hardly saw them at all except at check-in and breakfast. The room was a good size, and comfortable, as was the bed--my only quibble is with the pillows, which were a lot softer than I...

1Thank James G
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 12 May 2015

We stayed two nights and found this cosy B&B to be just right. The host Steve made us feel welcome and even drove us to the train station to catch the Transalpine express. What a great guy. Breakfast was cereal, toast, yogurt, fruit, juice and tea, which was nice. The room was fine and suited our needs. It was a...

6Thank Teresa Z
Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

Quite good place to stay. had really nice chat during the breakfast and got to know new things about NZ. A bit far from city center if you walk, but is really easy to get by car. In general is quite ok, but I would say it is a bit overpriced for what you get.

1Thank Vladimir G
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Book this B&B last minute in Christchurch and loving the unique experience. Very lowkey relax older heritage buildings with the touch of local designer Chet. Our room come with private bathroom overlooking the garden courtyard. Short walk to local restaurants and cafe, such a handy location. If you like to experience local charactor stay, try this unique Christchurch Bed and...

2Thank jonoak15
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 19 April 2015

The owner and staff are very friendly and hospitable. Place is clean and nicely decorated. Made me feel like home... Even though I arrived late, I had no problem getting into the room, as instructions were clear, and I could let myself in. Free parking is always nice in a city.

1Thank 700Anne180
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 19 April 2015

After lots of pre-trip research we decided on Designer Cottage for our Christchurch accommodation. Definitely not disappointed - great location and friendly welcome with great recommendations for dining options and things to see in Christchurch. Good room which was very clean and well appointed with ensuite (although the ensuite was very small). Continental breakfast was also good along with friendly...

2Thank wayneNkris
Newport, Rhode Island
Reviewed 17 April 2015

What stood out the most for us in this stylish, low-key, well-located b&b was the personal knowledge of Christchurch that the owner, Chet, took pleasure in conveying to his guests. Shortly after arrival, he sat us down in the lovely separate breakfast building and gave us a copy of a map on which he had drawn up numerous recommendations for...

8Thank pthomas156
spokane, wa
Reviewed 11 April 2015

Thank you to Chad for being such a wonderful host. The location is perfect for touring Christchurch then staying in a quiet, secure location. We enjoyed no keys with coded access to our door and the front door. Breakfast was great as well. We highly recommend staying here.

6Thank mg5904
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 10 April 2015

We stayed a Designer Cottage for 2 nights in January 2015 and had the best sleep of our trip to New Zealand. Our ensuite room was so cosy, clean and Quiet. Breakfast was all we needed and to be able to chat with the other guests was a unique experience for us. I don't think we will stay in a...

7Thank alexwu338
Centennial, Colorado
Reviewed 6 April 2015

We had a very enjoyable stay at Designer Cottage, and meeting the charming hosts, Steve and Chet. Steve greeted us warmly upon arrival, providing us with detailed maps of nearby restaurants and attractions, and gave us a nice tour of the B&B. We stayed in the Yellow Room, which was tastefully decorated and very comfortable. The B&B is conveniently located...

6Thank KikoSadie

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: €53 - €108 (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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