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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
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Dear Chat, dear Steve, we made our way from Christchurch all around the South Island and will take the ferry to Wellington in a few days. We still love to remember our stay in the Designer Cottages. If we will ever come back to New Zealand, we will definitely visit you again and
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Response from designercottage, Owner at Designer Cottage
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Anja and Elke, Thank you for staying with us at this humble B&B. We love having you around, and we really enjoy the great morning breakfast we every morning during your stay. You are the prefect guests to us 10/10 from us to you too. We sincerely thank you for sharing the great B&B experience with us. We wishing you both all the very best travel for the rest of your New Zealand trip. We will welcome you back here anytime again and again. Many thanks and love from Christchurch Chet & Steve (Kia Kaha) Designer Cottage B&B
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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 loved our stay with Chet and Steve in the cute little heritage cottage next door to the main house. It comfortably fit two couples (my wife and I and her parents). The cottage was cozy and comfortable, the living room area was really attractive and the bedrooms were quiet and
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Response from designercottage, Owner at Designer Cottage
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for the lovely review. We hope to restore the heritage cottage and slowly modernize the facilities. We thank you for being such a lovely family staying with us, and contributed to the cottage future and restoration. Many many thanks again from Chet & Steve. From our humble cottage Christchurch Designer Cottage
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Stayed two nights at the Designer Cottage. Perfect start on our New Zealand vacation. Lovely couple who runs this B&B. Helped us with finding interesting things to do in Christchurch. Clean room, working Wifi, close enough to city center. Highly recommended! /Daniel
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Response from designercottage, Owner at Designer Cottage
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you So Much Daniel. We sincerely thank you and your partner for being such perfect guests for us to host. You have reminded me why I started the Designer Cottage B&B 18 years ago. It always mean to be a fun and sharing the slide of humble New Zealand and the City Christchurch I always loved. Many thanks again for sharing your Christchurch experience with us. May the rest of your travel safe and more fun. Many thanks, Chet & Steve also the naughty cat Marmite
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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
Responded 5 weeks ago
Thank you for staying with us and the review. Warmest regards,'Chet
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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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What size are the beds? Hopefully more than a double. Double,queen or king?
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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"Different types of rooms in the cottages availble, everyone will find something suitable for him/her"
"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."
US$75 - US$217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionChristchurch
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