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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
Reviewed 24 March 2015 via mobile

Dear Chet, we really want to thank you and your team for your lovely reception in your designer cottage. We can totally recomand your cottage and appreciated your breakfast. It was a pleasure to meet you. We will definetly come back when we are in Christchurch next time. Thank you for all! Dennis & Janina

6Thank DJlovetotravel
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 24 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 19 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 4 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

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $113 - $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”
 of 5 bubbles roses4me2, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“private bathroom ensuite is a must. a bit more but truely worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles magday2017, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room with private bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles catkiwinz, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There are rooms in adjoining cottages, all under ownership of Designer Cottage.”
 of 5 bubbles 145vals, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The rooms are all very quiet. I would try to choose an onsuite.”
 of 5 bubbles ThomS-61, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
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