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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 #4 of 123 Christchurch B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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Harpenden, England
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111 reviews 111 reviews
87 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars NEW

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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18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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11 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks ago 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Los Banos, Philippines
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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
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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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6 hotel reviews
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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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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