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Designer Cottage B&B

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53 Hastings Street West, Sydenham, Christchurch, 8023, New Zealand

Adults-only ski B&B with ski shuttle, near The Colombo
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • A lovely old cottage. Very comfortable & handy to all amenities. Very friendly host.…Jul 15, 2020
  • Chen and Steve were both very friendly and helpful. Our room was warm and comfortable and…Jul 1, 2020

Designer Cottage B&B

from Rs5,921
  • 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 Designer Cottage B&B


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

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 22 min drive
  • Christchurch Railway Station - 10 min drive
  • Rolleston Station - 16 min drive
  • Rangiora Station - 28 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)
  • Ski shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 12 rooms


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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
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

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle from 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM*

  • Train station pick-up


  • Free onsite self parking

  • Onsite parking limited

  • Free offsite parking nearby


  • Ski shuttle*

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Caters to adults only
* See small print 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)
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • 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
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Designer Cottage B&B’s small print

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


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.

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).

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.

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)

Airport shuttle service for children up to age 16 costs NZD 30 (one-way)

Train station pick-up service is offered for an extra charge

Ski shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Designer Cottage B&B

  • Does Designer Cottage B&B offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Designer Cottage B&B does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • 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 sanitizer and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Designer Cottage B&B?
    Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Are pets allowed at Designer Cottage B&B?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • 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 check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Designer Cottage B&B?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Burgers & Beers Inc. (6-min walk), Indian Pearl (6-min walk), and Hello Sunday Cafe (10-min walk).
  • Is 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.
  • Is there an onsite 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.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 39 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
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, au1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
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!
hk4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
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 :)
au1 night trip
Very good 8.0
garden is well designed with leafy green hedges lending privacy, trees of different colour foliage and flowers spilling from window sills
au3 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice quiet little cottage with all that is required for the time that I was there.
Michael, au4 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautifully presented grounds host was amazing, friendly and nothing was a problem. Would recommend to anyone wanting to stay in chc
au1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Thoughtfulness of the owner. There was nothing that I did not like!
au3 night trip
Very good 8.0
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.
au2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
The hosts were very helpful and friendly. The location was convenient to city centre.
Vicki, au4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good spot to stay
Good place to stay. A little out of the city centre but it’s an easy 30 minute walk in and out. Breakfast is nicely done with cereal, toast and eggs with tea/coffee and juice. Chet is a lovely welcoming host and will give plenty of information on what’s around and what’s on.
ie1 night romance trip

Designer Cottage B&B