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3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   53 Hastings Street West, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Designer Cottage
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Ranked #5 of 119 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
  • 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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Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The cottage is extremely well run! Chet was polite,informative, professional and thoughtful. We chose an rm with a bathroom and recommend it considering it is only a small cost difference. The rooms are secured by control pads and I really appreciated the effort put into us feeling secure. The bed was so comfy and it was the best sleep I... More 

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Los Banos, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Designer Cottage during Christmas 2014 for five days while in Christchurch. The kitchen is a great bonus for guests and we made use of it on several occasions, takeout from down the street and fixing Christmas dinner when everything was closed on Christmas day. Steve and Chet are wonderful hosts. Steve volunteered to drive us to the... More 

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boston,mass
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11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cottage was well situated in a quiet residential area yet not too far from central city. We were met by proprietor (unfortunately his name escapes me at the moment) who was quite helpful in introducing us to the cottage and the city. The cottage offered the advantages of privacy, beautiful gardens, a full kitchen with washing machine, 2 nice... More 

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Loving that raw experience of local community and heritage. Great city after the quake, still in the process of change. Will love to visit the Christchurch City after rebuilt is many years ahead. The owner Steve is very kind to us, and the assistant also helpful. Garden is well kept, and many interesting designed areas.

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Armidale, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We booked a room in the main house for my in-laws and the cottage for our family of four. We were met at the door by Steve, the proprietor, and he took us through the cottage explaining the various heating systems - reverse cycle aircon plus a pellet stove, which I was delighted to see as I’d written about them... More 

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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Our experience with Designer Cottage began before we had arrived in Christchurch. When we advised of a late arrival the owner; Steve promptly replied with instructions on the late check-in system he uses which, even at mid-night, was easy to do. Greeting us personally in the morning and serving breakfast, Steve was congenial and welcoming. Breakfast was continental and plentiful.... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We stayed in the yellow room for two nights at the end of a wonderful 3 week holiday in NZ. Steve has been a brilliant host, making us a great breakfast (even when we had to leave early for the airport) and providing us with local recommendations and even a map. Great location, just 20 mins walk to the CBD,... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Stayed here a few nights at the end of August 2014. Extremely satisfied with my stay. The room (I stayed in the garden room) was excellent - clean, spacious, modern, well-furnished, the (continental) breakfast was just right and the host Steve couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. If I ever find myself in Christchurch again, I will definitely be... More 

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Macau, China
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

What an outstanding relaxing stay. Loving the people and the lovely environment. The B&B is very welcoming and cheerful. Very close to shopping mall and cafe. Also some good restaurants close by. Will be returning soon.

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Fabulous B & B in Christchurch We planned to spend a night in the Designer Cottage in Christchurch in February 2014. The house is located in a quiet and peaceful neighborhood of Christchurch. Restaurants and attractions are within walking distance. We were 4 and were able to have a small house just for us. The rooms were very well decorated,... 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*
Number of rooms: 10
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