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Designer Cottage

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at this lovely calm Christchurch Bed and Breakfast. The hosts are very friendly. The ensuite room we stayed comes with continental breakfast. The garden is unique due to both the hosts are landscape architects. It was delightful to be able to get a change from typical hotel environment. We will stay again anytime in the future if we...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rajendra and Namita has been wonderful hosts. These two hosts are the reason why we travel. They are insightful and not afraid to share their knowledge about their culture. I appreciate the hospitality shown to us. Their welcome has been the best in New Zealand that we experienced. Thank you so much Rajendra and Namita, you have really made our...

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a wonderful stay at the b&b. The room was comfortable and opened onto the garden. I really liked the way the owners were restoring their corner of Christchurch and appreciated the guided garden tour. It is clear that this is a project they love and by staying we help with this. The breakfast was really good and I...

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Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thge place full with old charms. Chet and Steve has been a great hosts during our stays. The B&B is located just of the main Colombo Street, about 20 min walk to the City square or 5 min by car. The garden impressed me the both, with fruit trees and many designed features. Will come back again.

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Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location, very handy to the cbd and other access roads to nearby locations. Good choice of resraurants and cafes and bars within a few blocks. Our room was very clean, very tidy and spacious. Bathroom had plenty of room. In a very quiet location. Our host was really friendly, helpful and provided a good range for breakdast. We'd definitely...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An awesome B&B. Would definitely recommend to friends and family if they're in Christchurch. The owner is very warm and welcoming. He would stay up until 3-4am in the morning for those who need to check-in late. The food they provided was very good and full of variety. Made a lot of new friends there as well. If you need...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a chance discovery made by 3 couples travelling together. All rooms had private facilities, an old world charmer full of all the comforts of home. A wonderful chance to rejuvenate in this oasis after a busy active holiday around the south island. The house,rooms all comfortable and clean. The breakfast area and courtyard both attractive and relaxing. Our...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Great little BnB we stayed 3 nights and would stay again. Very comfortable rooms like a home away from home with a seperate breakfast area and shared kitchen. The breakfast was fantastic as was the hosts interaction and local knowledge. Top marks!

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1Thank roses4me2
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Nice room in cottage with kitchen, sitting area, and outside patio. Breakfast with guests from other cottages served in another cottage 10 yards away. "Downtown" Christchurch about 20 minutes walk, but also easily accessible by public transportation. Staff very helpful at suggesting nearby restaurants and tips on activities. Very much enjoyed the walking tour of the downtown earthquake area.

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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We were very impressed by the uniqueness and the peaceful environment of the place. Close to everything, clean and comfortable accommodation. Without their great effort we might not be able to enjoy our stay in such a memorable way.

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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: $82 - $162 (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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