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Designer Cottage

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Christchurch B&B 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.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Shuttle Bus Service
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Designer Cottages are well located in Sydenham - just 5 minutes from Christchurch centre by car. If you are looking to stay in a cosy room surrounded by fruit trees and be looked after by Chet the owner a renowned landscape designer then Designer Cottages are for you. We started
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Response from designercottage, Owner at Designer Cottage
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Thank you for staying with us and the review. Warmest regards,'Chet
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Property's Favourite Review
Never know there a best place in Christchurch until we stayed in. Chet and Steve being so kind and friendly to host us, we stayed in the cottage, immeditely amazed by all the outdoor and indoor design by the host, the countryside rustic feel just make us felt so home and warmy,
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We had a great stay at the Designer cottage in Christchurch. The room was cute, clean, and the friendly hosts. We are from Wellington and just stayed a night. The location was convenient near the shops, cafes, and restaurants. We will come back.:)
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Response from designercottage, Manager at Designer Cottage
Responded 11 Dec 2018
Thank you so much for staying with us. We always enjoy having here with us, will be looking forward to your next visit. Many thanks again for the prefect 5/5 review.
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We were told Designer Cottage recently received a recognition in the 2018 Heritage Awards, we can see why. The room and place is tidy with some unique design details. The hosts are friendly, and the cat marmite definately made us feel at home. Will return again.
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Close to the city and lots of shops and retaurants, Designer Cottage is a perfect place to stay when visiting Christchurch. Steve, the host, is friendly and knowledgeable, and puts on a great breakfast spread in pretty surroundings. The cottage has a beautiful charm and all you
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Response from designercottage, Manager at Designer Cottage
Responded 29 Jun 2018
Thank you Kirsten for the great reveiw. It was my pleasure hosting you and your parents. I hope you enjoy meeting up with your sister and the rest of your visit to the South Island. See you again we hope. Steve
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Some are included some are not. IF it is not says or printed on, mean no breakfast. Best is book directly thru the official homepage. Contact us directly or via fb if you have further concerns and queries. Many thanks happy New Year to you and your families.
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Dear Monique very sorry for the much delay on this responds. I was away for few months myself. The B&B normally will only accept ensuit bookings if staying more than one night on late check-in. The main reason is give yourself and the hosts a chance to familiar with each others and make sure you have a quality stay experience. My sincere apology for not responding to your request any earlier. Next time is best giving the B&B a call for instant answer. Many thanks again.
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Hi Virginia for the very late reply. I way away for a few months visiting my parents. Next time is best contact us directly. One of the manager will answer your directly. Alternatively by facebook. Just foe your future interest. From the B&B to Christchurch Airport is 18 min drive 14Km away. We don't have any twin room available. The best option will be out two bedroom selfcontained cottage. Again very sorry about the much delay replay.
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Hi there all the Ensuite room comes with Queen size beds. Double room share bathroom only have double bed. Non of our room come with king size bed. It is a humble worker cottage B&B, so many of the bedding style reflecting the simple lifestyle of the olden-days.
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Hi Ameen very sorry that I didn't see your concerns any earlier. Next time please call us directly. The 2 bedrooms self contained cottage is the only option we accept kids. Maximum 4 persons in the house. WE hope you did managed to travel well in New Zealand. Again my apology for the late reply.
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"All the rooms are really nice"
"Any room with private bathroom"
"The room with private bathroom. Not all room come with breakfast."
"with love our queen size bed with private bathroom."
"We booked the self contained 2 bedroom cottage. A bit more but great pravacy."
US$68 - US$216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionChristchurch
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