We stayed two nights at Designer Cottages and have booked to return. From the minute we made contact with owner Chet his efficiency and courtesy shone through and he gave us a warm welcome on arrival, even moving us at no extra cost into one of his bigger properties to give the children more room to play. The house was spacious and the kitchen well stocked, beds very comfortable, and the continental breakfast tray brimming over with goodies. The cottages' location is ideal: plenty of shops round the corner, just a 20 min walk into town but in a quiet suburb with a quaint cottage garden that's a real suntrap. We've been travelling for 3 months in NZ and this has been one of our best experiences yet. If you want the peace of the countryside combined with city amenities, this is the place for you.
- 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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