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“Best Bed and Breakfast ever- Designer Cottage, Christchurch, NZ”
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Designer Cottage
Ranked #3 of 140 Christchurch B&B and Inns
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

I have been here 4 times now for work and I love the character, charm and friendly, helpful and couteous service Chet and his team offer. I travel alot and have grown to dislike impersonal hotels that are all carbon copies of each other. Designer Cottage is refreshing, very easy to fit in and enjoy and really adaptable to my work hours. It's so close to CBD and other attractions and transport routes that I get inner city with a feel of peaceful vintage and character to balance things out. See you for visit number 5 soon in 2014!!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Sarah R
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

This b&b was a great find. The place was spotless and the host was extremely hospitipal. everything that was asked for was provided quickly. Only downsides were a small bathroom and no wardrobe which we were told was a work in progress. Overall great value and a very enjoyable stay.

Room Tip: There are very different rooms at this b&b. Modern and old fashioned. Ours was very new hence th...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Rob H
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

We stayed only one night at Chet's lovely Designer Cottage. We arrived earlier than the check in time, were greeted so politely and encouraged to make ourselves at home! This is a lovely B&B. It has everything you could need, comfortable, clean and cosy. Very close to the center of Christchurch. Chet was so helpful in giving advice (and a map!) of all the must- see sights in Christchurch. The restaurant recommendation was also perfect! Cafe Valentino, a must! Thank you for having us, we wished we could've stayed longer!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Hi there.....We had a great time at Designer Cottage and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone wanting a nice restful stay. Host was EXCELLENT and the brekkie was great. So friendly helpful and courteous and learnt all the good places to visit and eat in CHCH. You couldn't do better than this "family-feel" accommodation place. Well done Chet and staff. (We stayed 12 great nights at Chets place in CHCH)

Room Tip: All are great. All rooms are nicely heated. Personally I always choose the room closest to where the...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

Stayed at Designer Cottage on Sat 3rd while visiting Chch. Chet met me on arrival and took me to my room which was warm and even had the electric blanket turned on for me as I arrived after dark. The studio had a modern ensuite and was very clean. The bed was very comfortable.
Chet certainly has a great knowledge of dinning places.

It was a great B & B experience as I would normally stay in a hotel /motel.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Our stay at this Christchurch Bed and Breakfast was an unique experience. The Designer Cottage was a nice change from formal hotel/ motel style of accomodation we would normally book.

The cosy relaxing courtyards and outdoor space is what we liked the most. It is just like home away from home. The quirkey designs also make the down to earth B&B unique.

Highly recommended!

Room Tip: Ensuite room with private bathroom is a must.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

Our stay in 'Rumah' Chet is great. The owner is very friendly, and we have been introduced to lovely places in Christchurch to visit.

The place is like a home away from home, and we are lucky to have found Designer Cottage B&B. It is like an oasis in the city centre. The house is filled with green pocket spaces and lovely garden areas.

Will would love to come back again.

Room Tip: Private room with private bathroom is my prefered option. All rooms come with garden views and love...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Abu S
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Additional Information about Designer Cottage

Address: 53 Hastings Street West, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 140 B&Bs / Inns in Christchurch
Price Range: $64 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Designer Cottage 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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 
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