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    Nearest transport:
  • Christchurch Bus Station (2.2 Km / 27 min walk)
    Distance to airport:
  • Christchurch International Airport (11.3 Km)
    Customer comments:
  • "comfortable", "Great service", "Quiet location"
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Belgian Beer Café (0.5 Km / 6 min walk)
  • Ballantynes Department Store (1.7 Km / 21 min walk)
  • Re:START Mall (1.8 Km / 22 min walk)
  • Hagley Park (1.9 Km / 23 min walk)

Note: Distances are measured as a straight line.

Designer Cottage

53 Hastings Street, Sydenham, Christchurch, New Zealand 8023 (Show on map)

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"Location, hot shower, attentive..."

Clare, United Kingdom June 21, 2015

Features of Designer Cottage

Hotel Facilities

  • airport transfer
  • laundry service
  • safety deposit boxes
  • shuttle service
  • smoking area
  • tours

Sports and Recreation

  • garden


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park

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Bed and Breakfast Description
Sitting right outside of Christchurch, travelers will find this quiet property an ideal location to...see more Sitting right outside of Christchurch, travelers will find this quiet property an ideal location to relax and rest up one's mind. Guests will be greeted with a warm, friendly smile and catered to with utmost attentiveness. The tranquil interior designs help blend the atmosphere of the property with its peaceful surroundings. Each room is elegantly decorated and has access to shared facilities. The Jade Stadium is just a 10-minute walk from the property, while some of the listed Heritage buildings are just down Colombo Street. With such comfortable accommodations and courteous services, it is no wonder that past guests gives a thumbs-up for this cottage.
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Clare H. Solo travelers
United Kingdom, June 22, 2015
A bit disappointed!

Location, hot shower, attentive staff
Picked it as close to friend I was visiting & had breakfast included. Looks lovely from the outside but a bit tired inside. Weather was cold but heating in room adequate & electric blanket very effective. Nice to have access to kitchen for tea, coffee but breakfast was a real let down. I was the only guest during my stay and the guy in charge hovered awkwardly & made me feel uncomfortable. (In the end I asked him to sit down & tried to chat). Had to ask both mornings for a cup of tea which was a bit strange. Breakfast was basic - excelled in selection of jams & marmalades but otherwise disappointing. Thought it was pricey for what you get - I'm used to Queenstown prices but it was steep by comparison! Probably wouldn't choose to go back there again.
Jerry F. Couples
United States of America, April 01, 2015
Wonderful Stay

Hosts were very helpful and friendlyl, location was just about a 20 minute walk to downtown area, and comfortable room
Excellent stay at this boutique B & B with wonderful hosts!
Vasco P. Solo travelers
Australia, March 10, 2015
Great place to stay near the city

Staff were very helpful explaining the area and things to do, friendly and place was very clean
I thoroughly enjoyed my brief stay at the cottage. The owner explained the city and provided me with a map of things to see and do which I found very useful since I only had a short amount of time in Christchurch. The cottage is in a great location and was very clean and quiet.
Xudong N. Couples
China, January 13, 2015
Great stay

Friendly owner, Nice garden, Value for money
Great stay here for one night. Good value for money. Location wise it is near Christchurch central, which is only less than 10 mins drive. Owner is from Malaysia and have studied in Singapore before and he has some unique designs of the house.
cathy M. Solo travelers
New Zealand, March 24, 2014

friendly quiet affordable
My stay was comfortable and my room was upgraded also booking was easy and staff friendly
Leonie E. Couples
Germany, January 16, 2014
Lovely, perfect service, like beeing with a friend

Lovely and calm situation, Very friendly Owner,
We arrived in the afternoon finding a note on the door for us how to contact the owner, very nice room, lovely cottage, got there by bus from the Airport, very easy and close to the bus stop. In the morning nice breakfast in the garden, very friendly. It was like living at a friends house and not in a B&B. But if you wouldn't want to be in contact with other guests there is enough place for everybody.
Bruce M. Solo travelers
Australia, July 31, 2013
clean, comfortable, friendly

reasonably close to the city, intimate bedroom, local knowledge
The bedroom doors had interesting locks, latest technology. It was comfortable and private. All I needed.
James K. Couples
Australia, April 14, 2013
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Our initial thoughts on arriving were that we were long way from city centre - but 10 min walk and we were right in city centre - so location great and nice and quiet at night. Cottage nicely furnished with period pieces - we had 2 bed cottage which was bit big for just 2 of us - but would be great if we had others or kids as well. On another front it is very sobering to see the devastation and hardship everyone in Christchurch have experienced - so please visit the city and spend some money in the city.
BRIGID F. Solo travelers
Australia, April 05, 2013
top price ,shared bathroom backpacker style

grounds lovely, and landscaping interesting , staff friendly, and helpful, when around.
Myself and others I spoke to were not informed we were sharing a bathroom, and kitchen. we would have expected to be informed of this, and at least charged accordingly. we were charged top price for shared bathroom, and kitchen not good. enough for the money. At my earlier accdn, I had fully self sufficient room, and a cooked breakfast included in the price.
DEnis R. Couples
New Zealand, April 04, 2013
Quiet, quirky, olde worldly charm and friendly

Chet - the owner, the room the garden and surrounds
The stay at Designer Cottages is a great experience. The whole complex is individual and special with each cottage totally different but very thoughtfully and tastefully decorated.Our room was very comfortable and beautifully furnished. Chet is friendly and charming. He makes each guest feel very welcome and safe. The breakfast is a must as apart from having a great start to the day it is an opportunity to meet other travellers and enjoy Chet's fascinating company. We would highly recommend staying at Designer Cottages.

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