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Designer Cottage

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   53 Hastings Street West, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Ranked #5 of 112 Christchurch B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great room, bed had a cozy heater if I needed. The manager gave great suggestions for the area it's in. Breakfast was nice and the place has a good mellow atmosphere. The walk into town was 20-30 min but was easy to do. Met some nice folks over breakfast. Would definitely stay again... This place was worry free and I... More

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed in the Christchurch Bed and Breakfast for 3 nights from 20 Aug. 2014. All rooms are different, so it depends on your room choice, we were in the Brown garden ensuite room overlooking water feature and lovely garden (With a cute friendly cat sometime). Continental breakfast was sufficient (Check the quirky breakfast room). Overall very... More

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Brittany, France
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabules stay for me and my partner. Very relaxing also feel homely. Garden is unique with interesting plant selections.Cafe is close to the Hotel, the breakfast is also good with nice coffee and bread. Very happy with our stay.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stayed for one night at the Designer Cottage in Christchurch in August, 2014. Our host, Steve was a very friendly person, who offered plenty of information about local restaurants, sights in the city and in the area. He offered us to use the kitchen, too. His company was very interesting and we enjoyed having a chat with him. The... More

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Francs, France
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Easy stay in Christchurch with lovely host and the cat. Garden is very very beautiful, and the heritage is good sense of city history. The cafe nearby is lovely and the walk to the city also go. us can go to the airport and the beach. Our room is lovely and tidy. Breakfast is good too.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Christchurch is a small city town compared to Europe major cities, Designer Cottage is located at the sydenham cultural area (Owner told us this area formally a red light district, but it never border us). Only few munites walk from the major transportations route (only is you like public transports or walking). Cafes and local bars only few munites away.... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We spent 4 nights at the Christchurch B&B. Hosts are friendly and welcoming, rooms are clean and nicely decorated. Continental breakfast was sufficient. The hosts offered interisting advice for signts off normal tourist tracks. Highly recommended this unique Christchurch bed and breakfast.

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Paris, France
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Loving our lovely stay, and had a great time here. Le B&B is lovely and very friendly. Owner private us continentals breakfast and good travel information. Only few minutes walk to cafe and place to manger. endroit idéal to stay in Christchurch.

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Venice, Italy
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Our experience with this Christchurch B&B is very comfortable and relaxing. Nothing is too much trouble to the owner, and the location is very central to the South part of the Christchurch CBD. Short walk to our much in-loved cafes 9underground cafe and Hello Sunday cafe) and buger place (Burgers and Beers). Also a cinema was close by with art... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Our first for everything in New Zealand, including the bed and breakfast. This will be best from our experience in accommodation. The owner recommended us places eat and visits. The B&B is only few minutes walk from Colombo street, and many cafe and restaurants closeby. Unique design and the heritage feels about the place is a plus for us, specially... More

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Address: 53 Hastings Street West, Christchurch, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Designer Cottage 3*
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