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Designer Cottage B&B

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Front of property
Deluxe Double Ensuite Room  | Terrace/patio
Premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated
2 Bedroom Cottage (Self-contained) | Private kitchenette | Coffee/tea maker
Ensuite Special  | Premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated

Overview of Designer Cottage B&B

Designer Cottage B&B

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

9.2/10 Superb

226 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Laundry facilities
53 Hastings Street West, Sydenham, Christchurch, 8023

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Sydenham
  • Lyttelton Harbour - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 21 min drive
  • Christchurch Railway Station - 14 min drive
  • Rolleston Station - 16 min drive
  • Rangiora Station - 28 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station pickup (surcharge)
  • Ski shuttle (surcharge)


  • Burgers & Beers Inc. - 6 min walk
  • The Fermentist - 7 min walk
  • 5th Street - 10 min walk
  • Morimori Izakaya - 10 min walk
  • Bikanervala - 11 min walk

About this property

Designer Cottage B&B

Featuring a ski shuttle, Designer Cottage B&B is a great choice for your ski holiday in Christchurch. Free perks such as WiFi and self-parking mean that guests have more money for fun in the snow. A terrace and a garden are other highlights. The comfortable beds and breakfast get good marks from fellow travellers.


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Malay

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 7 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 16
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • 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


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking is limited
  • Free off-site parking nearby


  • Airport shuttle from 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM*
  • Train station pickup


  • Ski shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

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

What to do

  • Ski shuttle (surcharge)


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


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Malay


  • Ski shuttle (surcharge)

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Premium TV channels

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Garden
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls


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

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately NZD 15 per person
  • 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

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; 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; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

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 sanitiser.

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 (third-party expert - Global).


<p>The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.</p><p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.</p> <p>Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.</p><p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.</p> <p>The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Designer Cottage B&B offer free cancellation for a full refund?
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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Designer Cottage B&B?
As of 2 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Designer Cottage B&B on 5 February 2023 start from NZ$174, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Designer Cottage B&B?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Designer Cottage B&B?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Designer Cottage B&B?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Designer Cottage B&B?
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.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Designer Cottage B&B?
You can check in from 2 PM - 7 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at Designer Cottage B&B?
No, this bed & breakfast doesn't have a casino, but Christchurch Casino (9-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Designer Cottage B&B and nearby?
Designer Cottage B&B has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Designer Cottage B&B?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Burgers & Beers Inc. (6-min walk), The Fermentist (7-min walk) and 5th Street (10-min walk).
Does Designer Cottage B&B have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a garden.
What's the area around Designer Cottage B&B like?
Designer Cottage B&B is a short 7-minute walk from The Colombo and 17 minutes' walk from Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology. Travellers recommend the bed & breakfast for its walkable location.







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10/10 Exceptional

Great start to NZ tour
My New Zealand trip was largely 1 night stays and a mix of B&Bs and motels. But I had 3 nights here in Christchurch. Great welcome from the host with loads of tips on what to do and where to go. Breakfast was another highlight with plentiful amounts of food and drink and the chance to chat with other guests. Plus a lift to the Tranzalpine train on my departure day. It was busy and my room only had a shared bathroom, a rare choice for me, but I coped and never had to wait more than a few minutes.
Patrick, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Patrick, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

My room was nice and clean and exactly as advertised. Owners were friendly and very helpful. Thanks for the fantastic stay!
Liz, 4-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely comfortable stay
Lovely 3 night stay. Very warm welcome on arrival. Very comfortable and clean room, reasonably spacious. Good WiFi. Nice kitchen area with great coffee. Pleasant atmosphere at breakfast chatting with the hosts and the other guests. Really appreciated all the tips, particularly on places to eat and drink in that area of Christchurch.
Hannah, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I loved that it was warm on a very cold night. The hosts were extra cool. I enjoyed the other visitors as well.
Liz, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Matt, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very likable owners, very friendly and helpful, very interested in people. They would do anything for you. This property has a lovely cottage feeling about it. Breakfast was very good, an ideal time to meet other guests and share experiences.
Rosemary, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Handy. Good kitchen.
Barbara, 4-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice comfy B n B good hosts
Maxine, 1-night family trip
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