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Designer Cottage

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53 Hastings Street West, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Brisbane, Australia
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34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

B&B is in a quiet area and made up of beautifully renovated houses. I had a nice sized bedroom that was very comfy, A small bathroom but with a decent sized shower. Also a desk - small but handy. There was a kitchen area for the use of guests. Hosts were friendly and helpful with lots of advice on where... More 

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Washington, DC
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34 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I really liked my stay. The host was really enthusiastic about Christchurch and gave me great ideas of things to see. He also upgraded me to a better room than I paid for because he had the availability and he was really nice. Breakfast was terrific and the host was really warm and fun to talk to. I'm really glad... More 

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1 Thank fanoftennis
Victoria
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at Designer Cottage. Hosts Chet and Steve were very friendly and helpful, giving helpful hints for places to visit. The breakfast each day was amazing, and much more than we were expecting from a continental breakfast! Lots of choices, fresh made coffee. I liked the secure digital locks on doors that we could access easily.... More 

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Florence, Italy
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely and peaceful environment. Wonderful landscape and excellent atmosphere. A perfect place to stay, lovely garden. Wonderful and lovely host. Close to city , walking distance to a shopping mall. Close by cafes and restaurant. Easy to access.

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1 Thank Yg101
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for only a night, wished it had been longer. The room was furnished with timeless pieces and had a style of its own, great bed provided a great nights sleep Fantastic breakfast where I met the hosts Chet and Steve, had great conversation which was a great start to the day.

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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed two nights and loved it. The hosts where so nice, the breakfast was good and the porched egg was very good! They told us a lot of about Christchurch and New Zealand and was very helpful in general. I can highly recommend this B&B.

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2 Thank petermajgaard
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On arrival, he had nice warm welcome by friendly staff, we loved to day core and cosy feel, Breakfast in fore court sitting in the sun listing to mornings birds singing was wonderful, If you are looking for a nice quite place with a feel good factor. I wound stay again if I was returning to Christchurch and recommend to... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Or, more accurately, we loved them... both Designer Cottage and the owner/manager team, Chet and Steve. Like other reviewers, we found the location perfect. The city center is within easy walking distance, and day trips to Banks Peninsula and Kaikoura were easy, too, especially with Chet's and Steve's recommendations for routes and places to see along the way. Our room... More 

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3 Thank LyricCairo
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful quiet location, a short pleasant stroll from downtown. Was in the upstairs room of the main house which was more space than I needed but would be wonderful for a family. Nice big bed, two couches, a TV an a wall of windows to let us plenty of natural light. The owner, Chet, was very helpful and super friendly.... More 

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4 Thank CarlAbroad
Singapore
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Chet is one of the best host we ever met, a sincere and big-hearted person. The room is clean and the house is well-maintained with a lovely garden planted with love! The location is good as it is only a short drive into town. Nearby there are also shops. Breakfast is a spread and tasty! Staying here definitely made our... More 

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