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Durham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Not far from Akaroa is this beautiful house. Although there are shared bathrooms, it is spotlessly clean, lovely double rooms with a beautiful living area shared with other guests. The kitchen is well equipped. Fresh salad from the gardens. Cor and Margo are great hosts.

Thank GusChristine
halfmooncottage, Owner at Halfmoon Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks for the compliments Gus and Christine, it was very nice hosting you. Glad you liked the salad....you are welcome to stay when the fruit season kicks off. Enjoy traveling New Zealand. All the best. Tot Ziens More 

Broome, Australia
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Really nice place. Nice and really clean room. The owner are really nice and helpful and make you feel like home. Really quiet accommodation Beautiful view, fully equipped kitchen, beautiful garden Close from christchurch

Thank calouad
halfmooncottage, Owner at Halfmoon Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks for your warm words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. More 

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We spent our first two nights in NZ at Halfmoon Cottage and it was perfect in every way. Comfortable accommodation with everything we needed in a beautiful spot. Our hosts, Cornelius and Margi made us feel very welcome and gave us helpful advice and info. A great place to stay for exploring Akaroa and the surrounding area of the Banks... More 

Thank peachey32016
halfmooncottage, Owner at Halfmoon Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and the banks peninsula. Safe travels in New Zealand and maybe till next time. More 

Braunton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2016

A charming Hostel in it's own grounds right by the sea. There is a veranda all the way round where you can relax and take in the wonderful gardens kept to an exceptionally high standard. There is a lovely dining room just off the well equipped andcosy communal kitchen. There was even chocolate cake for pud the day we stayed.... More 

Thank Glynis N
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We enjoyed a two day stay at the cottage and found it very comfortable and inviting. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with asters, geraniums, roses and even a few fruit trees. The garden was ablaze with color when we were there this March. The owners are friendly and attentive to the cottage. The beds were comfortable, the location was quiet... More 

Thank JohninNewburyport
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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85 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

We spent 2 nights in this lovely hostel and it was perfekt. Very nice rooms, a good kitchen, a splendid garden and really close to the sea. We enjoyed our stay in this well organised and managed hostel and if we come back to Akaroa we will definitively try to stay another time there

Thank Jerome B
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

Away from the main Akaroa 'crowd', this is an amazingly welcoming, quiet and clean hostel. Up-to-date rooms, fully equipped kitchen and a gorgeous garden located on the shore of Barrys bay surrounded by the beautiful Hills. Just a short distance to town, wonderful walking options and bikes and plenty of sightseeing advice available from the friendliest hosts! Very much recommended... More 

Thank iessie87
Redding, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

The most beautiful hostel that I've ever stayed in during my 6 bicycle tours of South Island. An imaculate 1800's NZ farmhouse at the end of Akaroa Bay surrounded by an unbelievable, large yard that can best be described as a botanical garden. Cornelius, our Dutch host provides the perfect warmth and friendliness to make this a must in your... More 

Thank Michael M
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

Set in Barry's Bay a few km outside of Akoroa town. The accommodation is a beautiful old cottage and very clean. Cornelious is a very accommodating gentlemen who was only too happy to give me local advice on working routed etc... The atmosphere in the evening is very calm and relaxed with the opportunity to sit in the garden or... More 

Thank 332nicholash
Vienna Region, Austria
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31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

A old cottage transformed in a charming hostel with only a few rooms... Perfectly located in Barrys Bay, just 10 minutes by car from central Akaroa. Surrounded by a large, lush garden, this small hostel has all you need: comfy double rooms, a well equipped kitchen, living room, BBQ area, laundry facilities, clothesline... Plus awesome views of the bay. Not... More 

Thank Stefan P

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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Budget world traveller accommodation with shared kitchen, dining room and lounge. Located in Barrys Bay at the top of Akaroa Harbour giving easy access to the town of Akaroa, its beautiful harbour and the surrounding volcanic remnants of Banks Peninsula. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Halfmoon Cottage

Address: 5849 Christchurch Akaroa Road | Barrys Bay, Akaroa 7582, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Number of rooms: 6
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“Double room with a view”
 of 5 bubbles calouad, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are lovely!”
 of 5 bubbles Sydsider, 17 Jan 2015 | Read review
“The family room at the front and the double room were ideal for our family of four plus one Grandpa but all rooms looked great.”
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  • Akaroa Sunset
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 of 5 bubbles wheretonextyear10, 10 Jan 2012 | Read review
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