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Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

The best place we have stayed in New Zealand. Has a unique and homely feel to it. The staff are so helpful and friendly and put on a lovely breakfast. Modern decor in rooms, not the biggest rooms and bathroom but clean and more than liveable. Also a great location, with a short walk to the centre. Would definitely stay... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

This was an amazing stay! To begin with Chet sat down and explained everything on the map and told us the great places in walking distance from the cottage. The breakfast was fantastic and gave us an opportunity to talk to other guests and hear their stories from other countries.

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3 Thank Rae987
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 6 March 2016

My partner and I stayed 2 nights in Christchurch at the start of our NZ driving trip. Chet & Steve were excellent hosts, really going out of their way to make our stay as comfortable as possible. They even gave us extra equipment to use in the kitchen one night when we decided to cook up a feast at 9pm.... More 

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Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for our only night in Christchurch. The owner Chet was so welcoming and told us all the good places to go while in town. The cottage is clean and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious, made by both hosts and a really nice atmosphere set where all the guests gathered and chatted away. It was the first b&b experience... More 

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2 Thank wilgrid
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 28 February 2016

We stayed at the Designer Cottage for 8 nights in February 2016 and we felt very comfortable. The room was clean and we liked the fact that there was a wardrobe! Our bathroom was on the smaller side but it had a good shower. Chet and Steve are great hosts, very friendly and helpful. They serve a delicious breakfast with... More 

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2 Thank Jackie_jfi
Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2016

This is the cutest little cottage with an amazing host. Chet welcomed us to the cottage that has been lovingly restored and made us feel at home. The cottage has been beautifully restored and is comfortable and cozy with luxury touches you'd find in quality hotels. Chet goes above and beyond in his efforts to make your stay as best... More 

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3 Thank Suzan-mor
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

I love this place. Chet and Steve are always warm and welcoming and the communal morning breakfasts are a delight. It feels more like staying at someone's home than a hotel.only minor point is that the pillows could be firmer for me.

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3 Thank Sarah C
Golden, Canada
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5 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2016

We went to Designer Cottage after taking the scenic train South from Wellington. I twas a long day and to find this mini oasis near the City center worked out very well. It is called Cottage but is in fact almost a full block of Vintage homes. The host are very welcoming and breakfast sumptuous.

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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 14 February 2016

Chet & Steve were very kind and carrying hosts. Best BnB and breakfast I ever had in a BnB with lots of choices for everything. The rooms we stayed in were very clean and recently renovated with love for details. Bright big room with good comfy bed made my stay fun and relaxing. Kitchen area with patio allowed us to... More 

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Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Chet and Steve's Designer Cottage for the third time now and their hospitality is beyond anything you would expect from a B&B. The breakfast room is an attraction in itself and the 5 star breakfast includes freshly made toasts, cereals, fresh fruit and of course eggs from their own backyard chickens prepared by Steve in any style... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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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 

Additional Information about Designer Cottage

Address: 53 Hastings Street West, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: ₹ 5,758 - ₹ 8,088 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Designer Cottage 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Just book any room with private bathroom, We love the room overlook the garden.”
 of 5 bubbles nicksF3351BX, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“This is a B&B, not a hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles 839artam, 29 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Any room with private bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles WendyreidK, 11 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The cottage was perfect for a few nights stay, with family or friends.”
 of 5 bubbles AmyD02, 10 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Private bathroom option is the best. do not take the share bathroom option.”
 of 5 bubbles wiling4499, 8 Apr 2016 | Read review
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