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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 110 Christchurch B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Oddly enough this was the very first time I had ever stayed in B&B accommodation and I just loved it. Designer Cottage and its gracious and accommodating hosts really did make my 3 day Christchurch stay easy, relaxing and memorable. It was just a pleasure to stay there – breakfast around the table in the morning with Steve and the... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The owner is very hospital during our stay at the B&B. Will recommended to our friend visiting the quake city. It is between hotel and Motel, loving the personal touch by the designer owner. Also the location is very close to many cafe and eating area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Chet and Steve were very gracious and accommodating. It was such a lovely ambience, very cosy and warm. We loved the electric blanket at night. They were very helpful in figuring out our itinerary for our time there and around the area. The breakfast each morning was perfect. We stayed there 3 nights and would definitely return.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Christchurch has always been our favourite place for overseas vacation. 2014 marks our third visit to here, being the first in 2011 and next in 2012. When I first came in 2011 I have stayed in Designer Cottage and since then we came back again to stay here in 2012 and 2014. We always had good sleep, good rest, and... More

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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Small cosy and cute cottage for my family during our Christchurch visit. Completely contrast from our normal hotel styles. The host Steve is very friendly and the co Hosting Marmite (The funny cat) just as friendly. Garden is lovely with courtyards and fruite trees. From a concrete jungle city, this place is paradise to us. The location is prefer with... 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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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 
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