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


Off-site parking

Luggage storage
Food/ Drinks

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Picnic area/ Tables


Paid airport shuttle


Self-service laundry

Adults only


Designer Cottage is a 3-star venue positioned about 2.2 km from Canterbury Museum. The unique hotel in Christchurch attracts guests with its historical architecture.

Designer Cottage is also 1250 meters away from Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology. The property lies within 2 km from the city center.

The hotel's convenient location a short stroll from a mall and shops is favorable for shopping lovers.

Designer Cottage is 20 minutes drive away from Christchurch International airport.


The property has elegant rooms featuring heating, cable TV with on-demand movies, a microwave, a personal computer and a DVD player. Some rooms have the garden view. They are equipped with an electric kettle, a fridge and a washing machine.

Eat & Drink

Servring a selection of food Casbah and Burgers & Beers Inc. Are placed a 5-minute walk away.

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


The on-site conveniences include a designated smoking area, a car park and a luggage storage.


A sun terrace, a courtyard and barbeque grills are available at the hotel.


Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible at a location nearby for free.

Number of rooms:   13.

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  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Off-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Limited time reception
  • Concierge desk
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Adults only
  • Luggage storage
  • Courtyard
  • Multilingual staff


  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid ski 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
  • BBQ facilities

Room facilities

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


  • Hair dryer on request
  • Washing machine
  • Room toiletries


  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils


  • Premium bedding


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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out 04:00-10:00 FREE


Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

53 Hastings Street West, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8023

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City Center
  • Christchurch
    1.2 mi
  • 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:

Rooms and availability

Shared Bathroom Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Two-Bedroom Cottage
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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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:
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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

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

    • Single

      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

      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

      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

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

    • Group of friends

      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

      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

      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

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

      It did not live up to the advertising.

    • Older travelers

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

    • Group of friends


      Old stinks not clean

    • Older travelers

      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

      Cosy cottage feel

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

    • Couple

      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

      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
    • 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: