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Designer Cottage

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Steve was the perfect host for our three night stay at Designer Cottage. Our room was very nice and was refreshed every day with clean towels and our bed made. Steve even let us keep the room a little longer on our departure day, so we could clean up before the long flight home. Close to the City Centre --... More 

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Phoenixville, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I recently stayed at Designer Cottage at the beginning and end of our time on the South Island. Steve made sure our time in Christchurch was perfect in every way. The cottage met our every need; breakfast was always abundant and our activities were made easier with Steve's support and recommendations. The location is excellent for seeing... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Chet provides a lovely friendly environment. I arrived straight from a 36 hour flight and was gently cared for! Spotless rooms, but I agree a very small sink, and lack of a shelf in the bathroom. He cooks a great breakfast egg!

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

This Christchurch B&B is located on the city edge. Easy travel by bus or walk to city center (or 5 min drive). Best part of the B&B is the host and the cottage styles design defined the unique B&B experience (beautiful garden). Basic but very homely, just like visiting friend house with all the freedom. Noting luxury but functionable.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We stayed in the cottage - 55 Hastings! Chet was a delight and very informative. He was very accommodating and helpful and very kind. The cottage was very quaint and was perfect for what we wanted! Everything was comfortable and beautifully decorated, keeping with the feel of the era! Thank you Chet once again!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Keep your expectations low. Clean and hospitable but downright small! Bathroom sink so small the water splashed everywhere when you turn on the faucet. Room small and challenging with two people and luggage. Shower was slick and i fell in it the first night -ouch! Told the owner so maybe they'll put a mat inside. Decent breakfast included eggs from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

We stayed 3 nights with Designer Cottage B&B when we first landed in Christchurch. The staffs are very kind that offer us a nice room. Not every room come with private bathroom, so make sure you double check with the confirm booking. The garden is most impressive with a water feature and decking. Breakfast is continental with good serving. We... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

The host Steve has been very kind to us. He is born in Christchurch, so full of travel tips and places to eat with a designed map. The garden is lovely, and we booked a lovely room next to the garden courtyard. The co host Cat 'Marmite' is super cute and friendly. This B&B/ home to the Christchurch Designer is... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

We stayed here for two nights. The hosts were friendly and wonderful. the apartment itself was beautiful, with very interesting pieces (including an ancient radio which my daughter loved!). The garden was lovely, there were apples and pears and grapes.. beautiful. One small issue (if one can call it that), the bathroom is really tiny. It was a challenge bathing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Thanks to Chet and Steve for accommodating all our requests and make our stay so comfortable. We stayed at this lovely place in early March. We enjoyed the congenial atmosphere around the breakfast table. Along with the great food. After an unexpected accident we need a place longer term to recouperte. We are able to stay in a one bedroom... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Designer Cottage

Address: 53 Hastings Street West, Christchurch, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $113 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Designer Cottage 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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