I stayed here for 4 nights in all and found the cottages to be clean, airey and the breakfast provided was just the perfect balance! The owner, Chet - who has a lot of fingers in a lot of pies!! - was incredibly welcoming and kind during my stay, helping as much as he could when i needed to sort out rental cars, tours and getting around Christchurch. The cottages are not in the city centre, about a 5mins drive or 10min bus ride. For me this was not a problem as it's nice and quiet here and a gateway to going west of nz or to the Banks Penisula.
Thank you Chet (and Steve) for an excellent stay and making my first time in New Zealand a memorable one....I will recommend!
- 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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