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Designer Cottage B&B

Adults-only ski B&B with ski shuttle, near The Colombo

  • Free WiFi and free parking
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€70

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53 Hastings Street West, Sydenham, Christchurch, 8023, New Zealand
8.8.Fabulous.
  • Good place to stay. A little out of the city centre but it’s an easy 30 minute walk in…

    Feb 22, 2019

  • Great. Clean. Very friendly. Got upgraded for no extra cost.

    Oct 29, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Quiet
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 12 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

What’s around

  • In Sydenham
  • Cardboard Cathedral - 25 min walk
  • Cathedral Square - 26 min walk
  • Canterbury Museum - 35 min walk
  • The Colombo - 8 min walk
  • Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology - 17 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • 2 Bedroom Cottage (Self-contained)
  • Deluxe Double Ensuite Room
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Basic Single Room, 1 Twin Bed, Shared Bathroom, Garden View
  • Ensuite Special

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Sydenham
  • Cardboard Cathedral - 25 min walk
  • Cathedral Square - 26 min walk
  • Canterbury Museum - 35 min walk
  • The Colombo - 8 min walk
  • Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology - 17 min walk
  • The Tannery - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Port Hills - 3.1 mi / 4.9 km
  • Lyttelton Harbour - 6.8 mi / 11 km

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 15 min drive
  • Christchurch Railway Station - 6 min drive
  • Rolleston Station - 16 min drive
  • Rangiora Station - 28 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)
  • Ski shuttle (surcharge)
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53 Hastings Street West, Sydenham, Christchurch, 8023, New Zealand

At a glance

Size

  • 12 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-7 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Late check-in is possible for guests staying in the ensuite rooms and self contained 2 bedrooms cottage only. Single and double rooms with share bathroom are strictly not suitable for after hours check-in.

Required at check in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 16
  • Minimum check-in age is 16

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle from 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM*
  • Train station pick-up

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Free offsite parking nearby

Other information

  • Caters to adults only
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Ski shuttle (surcharge)

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Malay

In the room

Home comforts

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Yard
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Be entertained

  • TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 15 for adults and NZD 15 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 30 per person (one way)
  • Train station pick-up service is offered for an extra charge
  • Ski shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra bedsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Airport shuttle service for children up to age 16 costs NZD 30 (one-way)

PetsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Service animals exempt from fees

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

  • Designer Cottage B&B
  • Designer Cottage B&B Bed & breakfast
  • Designer Cottage B&B Bed & breakfast Christchurch
  • Designer Cottage B&B Christchurch
  • Designer Cottage Christchurch
  • Designer Cottage
  • Designer Cottage B B
  • Designer B&b Christchurch
  • Designer Cottage B&B Christchurch

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FAQs

  • Yes, Designer Cottage B&B does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 7 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Burgers & Beers Inc. (6-min walk), The Fermentist (7-min walk), and Formaggio's (15-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM on request. The charge is NZD 30 per person one way.
  • No, this bed & breakfast doesn't have a casino, but Christchurch Casino (5-min drive) is nearby.
  • Designer Cottage B&B has a picnic area and a garden.
8.8.Fabulous.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A lovely old cottage. Very comfortable & handy to all amenities. Very friendly host. Bought our washing in for us.

    Karen M, 3 night trip with friends, Jul 15, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Slightly quirky but comfortable and close to shops

    Chen and Steve were both very friendly and helpful. Our room was warm and comfortable and parking was convenient. We chose Designer Cottage because it was near to appointments that we had over two days in Christchurch and we enjoyed our stay.

    David, 2 night trip, Jul 1, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great position on the edge of the city. It’s a bit of a hike to the centre of the city but definite doable. Room was great and very quiet and comfortable. Private bathroom is on the small side but clean and shower was good. Breakfast was lovely. Juice, tea and coffee, cereals and yoghurt, fresh toast and freshly cooked eggs. Hosts Chet and Steve were wonderful. Very friendly and helpful with lots of suggestions on things to do. Highly recommended and would stay here again.

    Brett, 1 night romance trip, Feb 26, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This cottage was everything we wanted but better! The host warmly greeted us as we were pulling in, then gave us a comprehensive "orientation" of the neighborhood and city center. He was always happy to answer our questions. The property's private garden was beautifully curated that it was an attraction in itself! I enjoyed admiring the landscape and reading in the backyard. The whole experience was made complete with a continental breakfast served every morning by the hosts—yummy, quality local produce. Could not recommend this place more!

    4 night romance trip, Dec 28, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Such a lovely little quiet home away from home minutes away from the hustle and bustle thanks guys for a fun chat over a lovely breakfast too :)

    1 night trip, Dec 26, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    garden is well designed with leafy green hedges lending privacy, trees of different colour foliage and flowers spilling from window sills

    3 night business trip, Nov 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice quiet little cottage with all that is required for the time that I was there.

    Michael, 4 night business trip, Nov 3, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautifully presented grounds host was amazing, friendly and nothing was a problem. Would recommend to anyone wanting to stay in chc

    1 night trip with friends, Sep 20, 2019

    Verified Lastminute guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Thoughtfulness of the owner. There was nothing that I did not like!

    3 night trip, May 30, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Friendly service from Chet who was very accommodating and welcoming. Ambiance suited our retro tastes and it was lovely to have the section of the accommodation all to ourselves. Was lovely to see the incorporation of suggestions from other guests reviews such as provisions of soaps etc. Truly speaks to Chet and his teams desire for guests to be comfortable. Some aspects were not yet completed but it is easy to see the direction the decor and renovation is heading. Chet I would encourage that the repair and completion of renovation be attended to in order for your paying guests to have a truly comfortable experience. I would encourage a little more research on what other B&B are offering and try to adjust your services to suit. The only real downside for us was the bed. Unfortunately the mattress was too hard and the springs too obvious for our tastes. B&B sends an expectation of soft and cozy. Bed may need some screws etc tightened. A bit squeaky. Otherwise we enjoyed our stay thoroughly.

    2 night family trip, Mar 22, 2019

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