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Very good

based on 48 reviews
  • Cleanliness 8.5
  • Location 7.5
  • Room comfort and quality 8.7
  • Service 8.4
  • Value for money 8.0
  • Food and dining 6.9
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DEnis from New Zealand
Ensuite Double Room
Stayed 1 night in March 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.
Reviewed April 04, 2013

PINYI from China
Double shared bathroom
Stayed 1 night in February 2013
helpful information and Considerate service
Considerate service
The host Chet is very nice gay, very friendly.He gave to each guest lots of travel information which can help you a lot. Also, if you are chinese speaker, you can communicate in Chinese. If you could like to see what do local people live, this is a good option.
Reviewed February 26, 2013

PINYI from China
Business traveler
Double shared bathroom
Stayed 1 night in February 2013
Designer Cottage, Christchurch, New Zealand
is really nice , and very helpful guide for him!
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Isabella from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Single Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in October 2012
Nice stay
Suited well for the short stay in Christchurch. Good location for me and ok price
Reviewed October 23, 2012

Brett from Australia
Family with young children
Double shared bathroom
Stayed 4 nights in March 2012
Lovely Hotel
Good locatin
We stay for 4 night. good location very happy will go back agian.
Reviewed May 23, 2012

Yuan from China
Solo traveler
Single Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in March 2012
Designer Cottage
value for money
This is afanstaic hotel. a lovely Chinese girl will guide you everything
Reviewed May 12, 2012

Yin from Singapore
Single Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in December 2011
Quaint place with warm hospitality
Very friendly owner (Chet), homely feel with neighbours from around the world
Simple breakfast provided Feels like home, has a personal touch about it. Not far from town centre (30 minutes walk), near main road (with restaurants) and buses to attractions
Reviewed April 08, 2012

Huang from Malaysia
Double shared bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in February 2012
Home away home
very homely
Very good kitchen facility. The owner of the cottage gave a very good service and told us how to go about to visit place of interests. Always smile and very friendly for discussion. Good place to make friends with other housemates.
Reviewed March 03, 2012

Michael from New Zealand
Double shared bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in December 2011
A great place great host
Close to the city, quiet, stylishly renovated rooms
My girlfriend and I had a great stay at the Designer Cottage. Chet, the owner, was a wonderful friendly host amd went out of his way to make sure we were happy. He even gave us a bottle of wine for Christmas!!
Reviewed February 10, 2012

Abhinav from India
Double shared bathroom
Stayed 1 night in January 2012
House/Cottage converted into a "shared" hotel
Nice cottage
The room we were put into was nice but there were a few things which we were not made aware of while doing the booking - - The room (upstairs) did not have an attached bathroom/toilet and it was a hassle to go downstairs and use one every time. The bathroom/toilet was a shared one next to the dinning area - Wasn't happy with the b'fast. The bread had some fungus build up - Was difficult to get hold of the care taker (could not connect to the wifi) We only had to spend a night and therefore did not bother much but it is advisable to check on the details beforehand.
Reviewed February 06, 2012


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