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Designer Cottage
Ranked #3 of 141 Christchurch B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

If you are looking for a relax experience in Christchurch. Personally I would highly recommended Designer Cottage Christchurch Bed and Breakfast. This house belong to a christchurch designer, a home away from home experience.

The garden is stunning, and the location is very close to Cafe and many restaurants. Walking to the city square took us about 20 min. The owner is very welcoming and friendly. Thank you for the great time.

Room Tip: Ensuite Rooms in the garden courtyard with garden views are great. The price is worth it.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Kathy B
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

When we booked our room at the designer cottage, we expected nothing more than a clean room with a bed, and a breakfast. We received much more.

The room was indeed clean and comfortable, freshly renovated, and that with some taste (there is definitely some design). The cottage itself is an old but well maintained house, with several annexes. The continental breakfast is served in one of those annexes, all the guests sitting around the same table and exchanging about their experiences in a warm and chatty atmosphere. Our hosts were extremely kind and helpful, and gave us some sound advices on what to do, where to eat, etc... We learnt some very interesting facts about Christchurch thanks to them. Overall, they did their very best to make us feel welcome and comfortable and we had an excellent stay there. We ended spending three nights there instead of two as originally planned.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
4  Thank MzTR
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

We had a great 2 night stay at Designer Cottages. Steve and Chet were friendly, hospitable and gave really helpful advice on what to do during our stay in Christchurch. The guys managed to squeeze us in at very short notice and allowed us to check out the cottage first. The cottage we stayed in had a little bit of a mouldy smell but we didn't find it affected our stay at all. The cottage was cosy, furnished with interesting, antique pieces and had a really unique feel to it which we loved. The location is also really handy - a 20-30 minute walk to the city centre, to great coffee and to the Botanical Gardens which was perfect for us.

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1  Thank 326Joe
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

The place is very clean, nice and well-organized. Our room was on the petite side, but we did not mind that. Breakfast is nutritious and provides a good opportunity to communicate with other guests and learn informally all you ever wanted to know about Christchurch from Steve, the owner. He is very professional, friendly, and accommodating. Because we did not have a car, he was kind enough to drive us to our destination the morning after our arrival. The location is convenient if you drive a car. Otherwise, it's still not bad; while it's not in the city center, there are at least two bus routes that stop nearby. (Tip: a bus ticket presently costs $3.50 and allows a free transfer to any other city bus within two hours.)

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank VeronicaLasovsky
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Reviewed 14 February 2014

Designer home is the best locations for our Christchurch visit. The garden way stunning and the hosts are friendly. The best part of our experience is the unique heritage feel about the place. Art and culture plays an important experience to out stays. The Colombo shopping mall also very close by, and many lovely cafe only short walk away. This will be my dream holiday accomodation.

Room Tip: I stayed in the share bathroom for budget reason, but will consider private bathroom next time.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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1  Thank Andye9999
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

This is a 很不错的homestay. We have a short stop over in Christchurch. The place is very tidy and homely. Only a short walk to city, many restaurants and cafe closer by. The 可爱的猫 'Marmite' is very friendly and sleepy all time. 花园 is beautiful with water feature and many small garden rooms. Owner is a 设计师 (Designer), so the cottage is very well named. Love the place very much. Thank you

Room Tip: Room with private bathroom is great, our room have a garden view.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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4  Thank LindaFong
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

Prefect location for us staying at the Designer Cottage B&B. The hosts are lovely, especially the owner (Chet) has created a beautiful courtyard experience for property. Gardens are full with fruit trees and memorable items. It was an unique heritage experience for us. Relax and easy going gives us an relaxing stayed in Christchurch. Hope to revisit Christchurch again, and sure will be this unique Christchurch B&B.

Room Tip: The ensuite rooms in the courtyard, they both are lovely. With a view toward the water garden.
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3  Thank JoeWong2014
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Additional Information about Designer Cottage

Address: 53 Hastings Street West, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 141 B&Bs / Inns in Christchurch
Price Range: £49 - £88 (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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