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Designer Cottage

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

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"Location, hot shower, attentive staff..."

  • Clare, United Kingdom
  • June 21, 2015
  • Area: Sydenham
  • Rooms : 10
  • Free Wi-Fi

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Room Types
Single Room Shared Bathroom
Single Room Shared Bathroom (Non Refundable)
Single Room Shared Bathroom
Double Shared Bathroom
Ensuite Double Room
En-suite Double Room
Double Shared Bathroom
Double Shared Bathroom (Non Refundable)
Ensuite Double Room (Non Refundable)
2-Bedroom Self Contained Cottage
2 Bedroom Self Contained Cottage (Non Refundable)
2 Bedroom Self Contained Cottage


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Features of Designer Cottage

airport transfer

car park

laundry service

safety deposit boxes

shuttle service

smoking area


Sports and Recreation



free Wi-Fi in all rooms

Wi-Fi in public areas


car park


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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. Sitting right outside of Christchurch, travelers will find this quiet property an ideal location to ... see more
Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Not allowed to stay
Children 2-16 year(s)
Not allowed to stay

Minimum age of guests is: 16 year(s).

Guests over 16 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Airport Transfer Fee
25 NZD

Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate)
15 NZD

Check-In From
02:00 PM

Check-In Until
07:00 PM

Check-Out Until
10:00 AM

Distance from City Center
1.8 km

Distance to Airport
10.0 km

Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors

Number of Floors

Number of Rooms

Reception Open Until
10:00 PM

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Clare H. Solo travelers United Kingdom, June 21, 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.
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Jerry F. Couples United States of America, March 6, 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!
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Vasco P. Solo travelers Australia, February 18, 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.
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Xudong N. Couples China, January 11, 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.
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Cathy M. Solo travelers New Zealand, March 9, 2014

friendly quiet affordable
My stay was comfortable and my room was upgraded also booking was easy and staff friendly
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Leonie E. Couples Germany, December 15, 2013
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.
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Bruce M. Solo travelers Australia, July 21, 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.
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James K. Couples Australia, April 9, 2013
Trendy Comfortable Cottages

Location, Fun Cottages
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.
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Brigid F. Solo travelers Australia, March 28, 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.
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Denis R. Couples New Zealand, March 24, 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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Distance to airport:
  • Christchurch International Airport (11.3 Km)
Customer comments:
  • "comfortable" , "Great service" , "Quiet location"
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