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Designer Cottage
Ranked #3 of 133 Christchurch B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Recommended to Everyone”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

We spent 4 nights at the Christchurch B&B. Hosts are friendly and welcoming, rooms are clean and nicely decorated. Continental breakfast was sufficient. The hosts offered interisting advice for signts off normal tourist tracks. Highly recommended this unique Christchurch bed and breakfast.

Room Tip: We booked the room with private bathroom overlook into garden courtyard.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Paris, France
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Loving our lovely stay, and had a great time here. Le B&B is lovely and very friendly. Owner private us continentals breakfast and good travel information. Only few minutes walk to cafe and place to manger. endroit idéal to stay in Christchurch.

Room Tip: All room with private toilet and shower is great.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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4 Thank John R
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Venice, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Our experience with this Christchurch B&B is very comfortable and relaxing. Nothing is too much trouble to the owner, and the location is very central to the South part of the Christchurch CBD. Short walk to our much in-loved cafes 9underground cafe and Hello Sunday cafe) and buger place (Burgers and Beers). Also a cinema was close by with art flim movies presented. We always enjoyed small botique B&B during our break, so this relax and comfortable heritage lookings B&B is just prefect for us.

Room Tip: the original main house ensuite double room with private bathroom created our enjoyable stays.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank MayWarren
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Quezon City, Philippines
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Our first for everything in New Zealand, including the bed and breakfast. This will be best from our experience in accommodation.

The owner recommended us places eat and visits. The B&B is only few minutes walk from Colombo street, and many cafe and restaurants closeby.

Unique design and the heritage feels about the place is a plus for us, specially coming from another culture. Try it out, and hope you will enjoy the stay as much as we do.

Room Tip: Any room with private bathroom is good. Pay a bit more for a better room.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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6 Thank davidling880
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Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2014

Oddly enough this was the very first time I had ever stayed in B&B accommodation and I just loved it. Designer Cottage and its gracious and accommodating hosts really did make my 3 day Christchurch stay easy, relaxing and memorable. It was just a pleasure to stay there – breakfast around the table in the morning with Steve and the other guests, a great selection of books in the nice tidy and very homely room etc.

Although I was there for only 3 days every time I set foot in the grounds it felt like I was coming back home, a completely different feeling than what I have when staying in those nice but very sterile travellers motels and hotels.

If I’m ever back in Christchurch, and Steve and Chet are still running the place, I will be staying there!!!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 June 2014

The owner is very hospital during our stay at the B&B. Will recommended to our friend visiting the quake city. It is between hotel and Motel, loving the personal touch by the designer owner. Also the location is very close to many cafe and eating area.

Room Tip: Go with room with private bathroom and garden views.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank SophieMcM2014
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Chet and Steve were very gracious and accommodating. It was such a lovely ambience, very cosy and warm. We loved the electric blanket at night. They were very helpful in figuring out our itinerary for our time there and around the area. The breakfast each morning was perfect. We stayed there 3 nights and would definitely return.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Designer Cottage
Address: 53 Hastings Street West, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 133 B&Bs / Inns in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Designer Cottage 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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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