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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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...

1Thank Dreamsfromtheburbs
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!

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.

2Thank Kellyoneal
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.

2Thank Swee Wen T
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at Designer Cottage on our 1st night in Christchurch. Easy to find. Quiet location. Close to good range of cafes and also shops for your fresh food and refreshments needs. Easy walk into Christchurch CBD -Approx 20 mins Very good hosts, welcoming and with sound advice Comfy quaint rooms with vg ensuite. Excellent breakfast. Very...

Thank GPS1952
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely bed and breakfast in Christchurch that everyone should stay. I stayed for five nights and really enjoyed the lovely breakfast room and the garden space. Highly recommended to anyone transiting Christchurch or visiting New Zealand. A real kiwiana experience in this KiWi land (the cute cat Marmite is very welcoming).

2Thank yeohy938
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Nice room and pleasant surroundings. Really has everything you need for a break in Christchurch. Located close to Colombo Street which makes it an easy walk into town. We choose to walk around when we can and this was ideal for us. You can take a bus if you wish. Steve was a friendly and informative host too.

2Thank Paul T
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We have a quick stop in Christchurch during our South island visit. The Designer Cottage stood out during our serch. We loved the balance of heritage and local community experience. We travel heaps, so we think Designer Cottage B&B offers more than just a normal B&B comfortable stay. Its architecture and unique style make it extremely special. Thank you again...

Thank magday2017
Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Lucky enough we found this Christchurch Bed and Breakfast. The Cottages are truely unique to Christchurch heritage and calture. The owner are very knowledgable about Christchurch and pointed out some must do places to us. The room we booked with private bathroom over look a wonderful designed courtyard. Will come back again if ever return to New Zealand. Thank you...

1Thank catkiwinz
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Travelling through NZ found this little b&b place to stay in Christchurch, really quaint place, stayed in a room out the back with a garden lovely. The room was a bit small, but stylish with a comfortable bed, nice linens, tv and a great shower. Friendly host who gave us advice on the city. Just outside of the city centre...

1Thank John s

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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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: $101 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Designer Cottage 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“The garden rooms we stayed in were lovely”
roses4me2, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“private bathroom ensuite is a must. a bit more but truely worth it.”
magday2017, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room with private bathroom.”
catkiwinz, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There are rooms in adjoining cottages, all under ownership of Designer Cottage.”
145vals, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The rooms are all very quiet. I would try to choose an onsuite.”
ThomS-61, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
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