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Designer Cottage

Certificate of Excellence
53 Hastings Street West, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 122 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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Harpenden, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights on our three week holiday. As we were two couples we had the bronze and the silver room, both beautifully decorated and furnished also with ensuite rooms. The place itself was very warm and welcoming. Chet and Steve were extremely helpful to us in order for us to get the most out of our... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, what a find of a place. Chet was very friendly and welcoming when we arrived for our three night stay. When he showed us the cottage, he pointed out that it was a communal kitchen and help ourselves as required. In the breakfast room out in the garden, Chet sat us down with a local map and advised us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

we only stayed in Christchurch for one night recently and booked to stay at Designer Cottage. The hosts were so welcoming and made us feel very at home. The room upstairs with a shared bathroom was large and the bed very comfortable. Breakfast was amazing, and all made with local produce. The B&B is very close to Christchurch centre, and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

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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