Designer Cottage was a sailors' retreat in the 70s and is located in peaceful surroundings just off Colombo Street near the shops and opposite Sydenham Park. The walk to the city centre from the cottage will give you the chance to admire many listed heritage buildings on Colombo Street.

We offer a variety of rooms, which are all tastefully decorated, including share facilities, private room with ensuite and a self-contained cottage.

Your friendly host, Chet, has an honours degree in Landscape Architecture and is passionate about traditional buildings and his landscaping ideas. Designer Cottage is one of his finest collections of the charms of yesterday and all guests are welcome to view the ‘Designer Village’ and hear his stories about the cottage.

Activities and facilities

  • all room non-smoking.
  • BBQ facilities
  • Dry cleaning / laundry service
  • free Internet & wireless access available
  • laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Non-smoking floors
  • On-site parking
  • Peaceful surroundings
  • private garden and courtyards
  • Self service laundry facilities
  • Street parking
  • Wifi access

Location

53-55 Hastings Street West, Christchurch 8023 NEW ZEALAND New Zealand, (2km from Cathedral Square off Colombo Street)

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Designer Cottage

Rooms and rates

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Book Cottage non refundable 1 NZ$280 SoldSold190 190 190 190 SoldSoldSoldSoldSold190 190 190
Book Designer Cottage 55 1 NZ$280 SoldSold230 230 230 230 Sold230 SoldSoldSold230 230 230
Book Ensuite Double non refund 2 NZ$170 135 135 135 135 135 135 135 SoldSoldSold135 135 139 Sold
Book Ensuite Double Room 1 NZ$170 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 SoldSoldSold160 160 159 Sold
Book Double Rm Share bathroom 1 NZ$149 110 110 110 110 110 120 120 SoldSoldSold120 120 130 130
Book Double share non refund 1 NZ$149 103 103 103 103 103 110 110 SoldSold110 Sold105 110 110
Book Just Single 1 NZ$140 129 129 129 129 129 129 129 SoldSoldSoldSold129 129 129
Book Single Rm Share Bathroom 1 NZ$140 129 129 129 129 129 129 129 SoldSoldSoldSold99 129 129
Book Single share non refund 1 NZ$140 119 119 119 119 119 119 119 SoldSoldSoldSold119 140 140
Book Single Weekly Special 5 NZ$140 80 80 80 80 80 95 95 SoldSoldSoldSold89 120 120
Book Ensuite Rm Special 2 NZ$130 135 135 135 135 135 150 150 SoldSoldSold150 150 149 Sold
from NZ$190 per night

Cottage non refundable

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This 1900's cosy working man's cottage has been restored to its original charm. It has two tastefully decorated double bedrooms, kitchen, laundry, living room with heat pump/air conditioning, also a private courtyard with a barbeque.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony / courtyard
  • Clothes line / airer
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Full kitchen
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Non-smoking only
  • Opening windows
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator - bar size
  • Shower
  • Tea/Coffee Making
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wireless / WiFi
  • 2 doubles

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Rates are for 4 people The room caters for a maximum of 4 adults, and a maximum of 1 child but cannot exceed 4 guests in total.
Cancellation policy No Cancellations or Changes Cancellations or changes to bookings for this room will not be permitted for any reason. Once confirmed a booking cannot be refunded or altered in any way.
from NZ$230 per night

Designer Cottage 55

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This 1900's cosy working man's cottage has been restored to its original charm. It has two tastefully decorated double bedrooms, kitchen, laundry, living room with heat pump/air conditioning, also a private courtyard with a barbeque.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony / courtyard
  • Clothes line / airer
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Full kitchen
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Non-smoking only
  • Opening windows
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator - full size
  • Shower
  • Tea/Coffee Making
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wireless / WiFi
  • 1 double More bedding options
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    2 doubles

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Rates are for 2 people Extra adults NZ$20.00. Extra children NZ$20.00. The room caters for a maximum of 4 adults, and a maximum of 2 children but cannot exceed 4 guests in total.
Cancellation policy Minimum 72 Hours (1st night) Cancellations or changes to bookings for this room must be made at least 72 hours prior to the check in date and time or you will be charged the full amount of the first changed or cancelled night.
from NZ$135 per night

Ensuite Double non refund

Minimum 2 night stay
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Ensuite double room with queen size bed, safe & TV. Electric blanket and Heater View toward garden courtyard. Shower Gel, shampoo and moisturiser for a treat. Book in this home away from home Christchurch B&B for a unique experience.(Cont Breakfast Incl).

  • Alarm clock
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • In-room heater
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Non-smoking only
  • Opening windows
  • Radio
  • Shower
  • Tea/Coffee Making
  • TV
  • Wireless / WiFi
  • 1 queen

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Book Ensuite Double non refund 2 NZ$170 135 135 135 135 135 135 135 SoldSoldSold135 135 139 Sold
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Cancellation policy No Cancellations or Changes Cancellations or changes to bookings for this room will not be permitted for any reason. Once confirmed a booking cannot be refunded or altered in any way.
from NZ$159 per night

Ensuite Double Room

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Ensuite double room with queen size bed, safe & TV. Electric blanket and Heater View toward garden courtyard. Shower Gel, shampoo and moisturiser for a treat. Book in this home away from home Christchurch B&B for a unique experience.(Cont Breakfast Incl).

  • Alarm clock
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • In-room heater
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Non-smoking only
  • Opening windows
  • Radio
  • Shower
  • Tea/Coffee Making
  • TV
  • Wireless / WiFi
  • 1 queen More bedding options
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    1 double and 1 single +NZ$30.00

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Cancellation policy Minimum 72 Hours (1st night) Cancellations or changes to bookings for this room must be made at least 72 hours prior to the check in date and time or you will be charged the full amount of the first changed or cancelled night.
from NZ$110 per night

Double Rm Share bathroom

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This tastefully decorated double bedroom. Rates are for 2 people only. Bedding configuration is 1 Queen Bed. Maximum 2 people. The nicely furnished bedrooms are all individually heated with shared bathroom facilities.

  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes
  • Desk
  • DVD player
  • Hairdryer
  • In-room heater
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Non-smoking only
  • Opening windows
  • Radio
  • Shared bathroom
  • TV
  • Wireless / WiFi
  • 1 queen

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from NZ$103 per night

Double share non refund

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This tastefully decorated double bedroom. Rates are for 2 people only. Bedding configuration is 1 double bed. Maximum 2 people. The nicely furnished bedrooms are all individually heated with shared bathroom facilities.

  • Alarm clock
  • Desk
  • DVD player
  • Hairdryer
  • In-room heater
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  • Opening windows
  • Radio
  • Shared bathroom
  • TV
  • Wireless / WiFi
  • 1 double

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from NZ$129 per night

Just Single

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Cosy comfortable single smaller bedroom with private window in a peaceful surroundings. TV and free wifi in the room. With share bathroom facilities. Continental breakfast included.

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  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
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from NZ$99 per night

Single Rm Share Bathroom

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Cosy comfortable single bedroom with private window in a peaceful surroundings. With share bathroom facilities.

  • Alarm clock
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • In-room heater
  • Non-smoking only
  • Opening windows
  • Radio
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from NZ$119 per night

Single share non refund

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Cosy comfortable single bedroom with private window in a peaceful surroundings. With share bathroom facilities. Continental breakfast included.

  • Alarm clock
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • In-room heater
  • Non-smoking only
  • Opening windows
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Cancellation policy No Cancellations or Changes Cancellations or changes to bookings for this room will not be permitted for any reason. Once confirmed a booking cannot be refunded or altered in any way.
from NZ$80 per night

Single Weekly Special

Minimum 5 night stay
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Cosy comfortable single smaller bedroom with private window in a peaceful surroundings. TV and free wifi in the room. With share bathroom facilities. Continental breakfast included.

  • Alarm clock
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • In-room heater
  • Non-smoking only
  • Opening windows
  • Radio
  • Shared bathroom
  • Tea/Coffee Making
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from NZ$135 per night

Ensuite Rm Special

Minimum 2 night stay
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Ensuite double room with queen size bed, safe & TV. Electric blanket and Heater View toward garden courtyard. Shower Gel, shampoo and moisturiser for a treat. Book in this home away from home Christchurch B&B for a unique experience.(Cont Breakfast Incl).

  • Alarm clock
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • In-room heater
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Non-smoking only
  • Opening windows
  • Radio
  • Shower
  • Tea/Coffee Making
  • TV
  • Wireless / WiFi
  • 1 queen

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Cancellation policy No Cancellations or Changes Cancellations or changes to bookings for this room will not be permitted for any reason. Once confirmed a booking cannot be refunded or altered in any way.

Additional information

Check In 1400hrs
Check In Instructions Quick and easy check-in at 53 Hastings Street West. Call the toll free number on your booking confirmation if you have any queries.
Check Out 1000hrs
Getting There We are off Colombo street approximately 1.8 km South of Cathedral Square. At the Sydenham Mc Donald’s opposite Sydenham Park turn left into Hastings Street West, you will soon meet up with a small roundabout the corner house with many big trees and white picket fence is Designer Cottage.

By Bus: Bus no 10 will takes you from the Christchurch International Airport to the closest bus stop to Designer Cottage (Stop right after Mc Donald’s opposite Sydenham Park). 1-2 minutes walk down Hastings Street West, you will soon see a small roundabout. Designer Cottage is the corner house with many big trees and white picket fence.
Parking We have 24hrs free off-street and on-street parking.
Things To Do - Central city - 20 to 25 minutes walk to city square or 5 minutes by car or bus
- Heritage Walks - 5 minute walk to Sydenham Brougham
- Summit Road, Victoria Park & Sign of The Takahe - 15 minutes by car
- Restaurants & Cafe - 2 minutes walk
- Ferrrymead Historic Park - 10 minutes by car
- Cinema & Polytechnic - 10 minutes walk
- Ami (Jade) Stadium - 10 minutes walk
- Westpac Entertainment Centre - 15 minutes by car
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