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Designer Cottage
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

We stayed at Designer Cottage for the 2 nights and wished we could have stayed a little longer. The city centre is only about 1.5 kms from Designer Cottage and the walk into town took us past some great little cafe's and shops.

Close the city but far enough away to be quiet and relaxing with some great eateries close by.

Marmite the cat kept us all entertained at breakfast gazing into ther fish pond!

Chet our host was full of useful info on how to fill in our short time in Christchurch. We will have to come back to carry on exploring this great city.

Room Tip: Our newly decorated ensuite room was excellent and recommended.
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Chong w
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

Our first visit to New Zealand, Christchurch. The b&B host (chet) has been very kind to us. The garden is a luxuary for us, where open spaces are limited. Animal such as chickens and the funny cat (Marmite) is really refreshing to our experience in Christchurch. Not mentioning the host is very well travel, and tell us many good places to visit in Christchurch. Again we hope to stay with Designer Cottage again. Many thanks again.

Room Tip: The room with private bathroom, with a view toward the cottage garden.
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank KuanHooi
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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.
  • 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.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank 326Joe
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