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53 Hastings Street West, Christchurch 8023 New Zealand
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#2 of 163 in Christchurch
Christchurch B&B 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Secured parking
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Car hire
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Washing machine
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Room features
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Malay
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Paul P wrote a review Jan 2021
Wellington, New Zealand9 contributions
Excellent place to stay, Steve is the perfect host, very clean comfortable room. Excellent location. All needs catered for, nothing is too much trouble. Will keep coming back. Highly recommended for all stays
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled
ChrvalaWollum wrote a review Nov 2019
7 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I enjoyed a very lovely stay at Designer Cottage. Chet and Steve were so very warm and welcoming upon our arrival and full of excellent information that helped us enjoy our brief stay in lovely Christchurch. We took their good advice and enjoyed the tram tour of the city. We also took their advice about where to dine and had the most wonderful meal at Fermentist. Thank you for taking the time to guide us as well as for the lovely (spotlessly clean) room. Fellow travelers can be assured of an outstanding stay at Designer Cottage.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from designercottage, Owner at Designer Cottage
Responded 4 Jan 2020
Happy New Year 2020 to you both. Thank you so much for staying with us. We are pleased you had a wonderful time in Christchurch as made good use of the suggested places to go and things to do in our city. We are the prefect guests for us to have at the B&B prefect 10/10 to you too.
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zigglypuff wrote a review Sep 2019
5 contributions5 helpful votes
Had a wonderful stay at this well-designed and well-furnished cottage. It was very cozy and we were welcomed to feel at home by the owners, recommending good restaurants and sights in and around Christchurch. We will definitely be back soon!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled
Response from designercottage, Owner at Designer Cottage
Responded 29 Sep 2019
Christchurch Bed and Breakfast Designer Cottage sincerely thank you for staying with us and your great review. We enjoy your stay with us very much at our humble B&B, and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Vincenmagictraveller wrote a review Sep 2019
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We had alovely stay in christcurch with this lovely Christchurch B&B. Host are friendlyand room we had were beautiful and comfortable. The breakfast is a must, will be back again any time in the near future.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Room Tip: We love our ensuite room near garden
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Response from designercottage, Owner at Designer Cottage
Responded 30 Sep 2019
Thank you for your stay and the wonderful review. We will welcome you to Designer Cottage again anytime.
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wendy john wrote a review Jul 2019
3 contributions
We had a short and lovely stay in late June. Weather is a bit cold, but the winter landscape is equally charming. We love old house, so this is prefect for our stay. The cottage reminded about my grandparents house. homely and sweet. Will come again.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: we have our room with private bathroom and breakfast.
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Response from designercottage, Owner at Designer Cottage
Responded 29 Sep 2019
Designer Cottage Christchurch B&B always welcome friendly people like you to stay anytime. Many thanks again.
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US$58 - US$75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionChristchurch
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Frequently Asked Questions about Designer Cottage
Which popular attractions are close to Designer Cottage?
Nearby attractions include The Colombo (0.4 km), Academy Gold Cinema (0.4 km), and The Spice Company (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Designer Cottage?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Designer Cottage?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Designer Cottage?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Designer Cottage?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Designer Cottage?
Conveniently located restaurants include Indian Pearl Restaurant, Maison de Crepe, and The Fermentist.
Does Designer Cottage have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Designer Cottage offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Designer Cottage?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Designer Cottage?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to Designer Cottage?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Riccarton House & Bush (4.1 km), Mona Vale (4.1 km), and Ferrymead Heritage Park (5.4 km).