Designer Cottage - Christchurch

53 Hastings Street West, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8023  show map
 3 stars
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Designer Cottage - Christchurch

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Off-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour
Food/ Drinks

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Picnic area/ Tables

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Adults only

Overview

The traditional Designer Cottage accommodates guests in a beach area of Christchurch.

The property is set 10 minutes' walk from Avon River, Academy Of New Zealand and The Court Theatre. Christchurch city center is 2 km away.

Shops and a mall are within easy reach of the hotel.

Designer Cottage can be reached in 15 minutes by car from Christchurch International airport.

Rooms

The property comprises 13 non-smoking rooms appointed with a DVD player, a microwave, a laptop-compatible safe, heating and a personal computer as well as a washing machine, a fridge and an electric kettle. The rooms look on to the garden. Guests can make use of shared bathrooms with bathrobes, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Casbah offers Mediterranean, Vegetarian and Moroccan dishes and lies 350 meters away.

You can start your day with a continental breakfast, which costs NZD 15 per person per night. 

Services

There are car rentals available on site.

Relax

On-site leisure facilities include barbecue, a picnic area and a sun terrace.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of rooms:   13.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking
  • Off-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Limited time reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Adults only
  • Luggage storage
  • Courtyard
  • Multilingual staff

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid ski shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Picnic area/ Tables
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Leisure facilities

  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Barbeque grills

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer on request
  • Washing machine
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until 04:00-10:00 

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Designer Cottage - Christchurch Christchurch location
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Hotel Address:

53 Hastings Street West, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8023

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City Center
  • Christchurch
    1.2 mi
Airports
Restaurants
  • Casbah (cuisine: Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Moroccan)
    1100 ft
  • Burgers & Beers Inc.
    1300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 04:00-10:00 
  • Number of rooms:
    13

Rooms and availability

Designer Cottage photos Exterior Hotel information
Double Room Private Bathroom
  • Room size:

    185 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This room has a private bathroom and views of the garden.

Designer Cottage photos Exterior Hotel information
Double Room
  • Room size:

    185 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Offers access to shared bathroom facilities.

Designer Cottage photos Exterior Hotel information
Two-Bedroom Cottage
  • Room size:

    575 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Patio
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

This cottage features a full kitchen, spacious living area and private patio with barbecue facilities.

Designer Cottage photos Exterior Hotel information
Single Room
  • Room size:

    110 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Please note that the rate is based on 1 guest. Maximum occupancy is 2 guests (see Hotel Policies).

Designer Cottage Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • SOL Square5000 ft
  • City Center1.1 mi

Places of interest

  • New Zealand Government Centre2000 ft
  • Academy Of New Zealand2000 ft
  • Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology4000 ft
  • Aoraki Polytechnic4000 ft
  • Portlink Industrial Park1.1 mi
  • Izone Business Park1.1 mi
  • Photoetch Industries Ltd1.1 mi
  • Fulton Hogan Headquarters1.1 mi
  • Southern Institute of Technology1.1 mi
  • Anzco Foods Limited / Canterbury Meat Packers Ltd1.1 mi
  • Waterloo Business Park Christchurch1.1 mi
  • ASURE New Zealand Limited1.1 mi
  • Foodstuffs - South Island1.1 mi
  • AMI Insurance Ltd1.1 mi
  • Cavendish Business Park1.1 mi
  • AgResearch1.1 mi
  • Holcim New Zealand Ltd1.1 mi
  • New Zealand Brain Research Institute1.1 mi
  • High Court Christchurch1.1 mi
  • Anzco Foods Limited1.1 mi
  • Canterbury District Health Board1.1 mi
  • Avonmore Tertiary Institute1.1 mi
  • LWR Industries Limited1.1 mi
  • House of Travel Group1.1 mi
  • Ryman Healthcare Limited1.1 mi

Shopping areas

  • Cashel Street Shopping Area1.1 mi
  • Re:START1.1 mi

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Bridge of Remembrance1.1 mi

Local attractions

  • Cashel Street1.1 mi
    Cashel Street, Christchurch
  • Avon River1.2 mi
    ChristchurchNew Zealand
  • The Arts Centre1.3 mi
    Worcester Blvd, Christchurch
  • Bridge of Remembrance1.1 mi
    Cashel Street, Christchurch
  • Southern Encounter1.2 mi
    33 Cathedral Square, Christchurch

Near the hotel

  • Science Alive3200 ft
    392 Moorhouse Ave, Christchurch

    Restaurants nearby

    • Casbah1100 ft

      Address: Shop 6, 303 Columbo Street
      Phone: 03 943 3952

      76% likes this, based on 43 reviews
      Cuisine: Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Moroccan

    • Denny's Restaurant3200 ft

      Address: 382 Moorhouse Ave
      Phone: 365-5535

      Cuisine: International, Australian

    • Filadelfio's Restaurant & Bar3300 ft

      Address: 150 Colombo Street
      Phone: (03) 331 6674

      75% likes this, based on 28 reviews

    • Burgers & Beers Inc.1300 ft

      Address: 355 _ 357 Colombo Street

      52% likes this, based on 40 reviews

    • Becks Southern Alehouse3200 ft

      Address: 155 Colombo Street
      Phone: 03 337 2233

      61% likes this, based on 14 reviews

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until 04:00-10:00 
    • Number of rooms:
      13
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    Designer Cottage Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Designer Cottage

    Average guest rating

    7.0out of 10
    Very good
    Based on 28 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Single
      10.0

      Value for money, friendliness, well-run, secure - a home away from home

    • Single
      10.0

      The host was very friendly and offered great advice on what to see and do in Christchurch. For this trip I booked a shared bathroom room which was excellent, but next time I stay at Designer Cottage I will book the ensuite room option as these rooms looked very nice and homely. Breakfast was set up for me each morning and I could enjoy this whatever time I liked, just like home. The garden at Designer Cottage was a real bonus and I found them to be very relaxing.

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      Very nice atmosphere - very laid-back. Helpful, friendly owner (Chet). Liked the set-up - nice to be able to wander in and out of kitchen, make cups of tea, etc. Pleasant decking for sitting outside. Good location.

    • Couple
      7.4

      Loved the home-y feel of the place. Nice and private. Lovely decrations.

      I think you could add alot of value is there were more than one bathroom/shower/toilet

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      It was quiet and like being at home. We could wander around the house. It was close to town and shopping.

    • Group of friends
      2.8

      Nothing it was falsely advertised a lovely self contained cottage it was dirty,smelt of mould and mildew.All the dishes were dirty, the toilet would not refill after flushing on a whole the place was disgusting.

    • Older travelers
      5.0

      Some effort had been put into the appearance of the rooms There was an electric blanket on the bed

      cheap shower cubicle with flimsy fittings poor and erratic breakfast provisions very little contact with staff

    • Single
      9.6

      Chet the keeper was very helpful and really wants to make sure his guest have a great stay! He is a step above his competition!!

    • Single
      4.6

      It was far from my expectation. I was looking for charming I got mediocre !

      It did not live up to the advertising.

    • Older travelers
      7.8

      Very friedly host and made to feel very welcome, would stay again and highly recommend to all

    • Group of friends
      2.8

      Disaster

      Old stinks not clean

    • Older travelers
      4.2

      There is only one bathroom shared with several rooms. It´s too expensive, because the room doesn´t have bathroom and It´s far from all the attractions of Christchurch.

    • Older travelers
      7.8

      Cosy cottage feel

      Lack of full length mirror in room or bathroom; also lack of very bright mirror lighting

    • Couple
      10.0

      Love the heritage and cultural of this unique Christchurch B&B. It is so Chet... the host is a real desiger in Christchurch(Landscape Architect). The B&B is very special, one of the best B&B we stayed. If you are relax and easy going travellers, also open to new concepts. Why not try this unique Kiwiana stay in Christchurch. Only few minutes walk from Colombo Street and many attractions. Looking forwards to our next visit.

    • Older travelers
      7.4

      It was clean and comfortable, location was convenient for visiting the city and the owner was very helpful and knowledgeable about the area

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Designer Cottage - Christchurch Christchurch location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    53 Hastings Street West, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8023

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Christchurch
      1.2 mi
    Airports
    Restaurants
    • Casbah (cuisine: Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Moroccan)
      1100 ft
    • Burgers & Beers Inc.
      1300 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until 04:00-10:00 
    • Number of rooms:
      13