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Halfmoon Cottage

5849 Christchurch Akaroa Road | Barrys Bay, Akaroa, New Zealand
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Halfmoon Cottage
Ranked #7 of 21 Specialty lodging in Akaroa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We spent a night at Halfmoon Cottage, having arrived into Christchurch. Our bedroom was very comfortable and the communal bathroom areas clean. We were a little chilly (mid-May) but hot water bottles and electric heaters were provided. The kitchen is well equipped for self-catering and the cosy dining room can be made toasty warm by the woodburning stove. The view... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We had a wonderful 2 nights stay at this gorgeous hostel. The hosts are very nice and extremely welcoming. Our room had a great bay view and was very cosy and comfortable. The whole hostel is very clean with great facilities. The kids loved the lounge area (again, very cosy). Very well equipped kitchen and there's a beautiful undercover dining... More

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Wells, Somerset
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I recently stayed at Halfmoon Cottage and thought it was a wonderful place to stay. The Hostel is a lovely old house situated overlooking Barry's Bay - one of the inlets that makes up the Banks Peninsula. The house is surrounding by gardens that are well tended and offered a bounty of fruit trees etc that were encouraged to take... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

A small cottage backpacker, 30 meters from the ocean. The owners are wonderful, friendly and helpful. The cottage itself is beautiful, surrounded by a gorgeous garden, with fruit trees, a herb garden and flowery bushes. The rooms are comfy, and the kitchen, dining room and living room feel like home, complete with every cooking appliance you need, DVDs and a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

Friendly, easy going service. Rooms feel like you're in your own home. Beautiful lounge and dining room. Kitchen has everything to "do your own thing". If you like stovetop percolator coffee, bring your own percolator because theirs leaks a bit. Beautiful gardens.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Excellent backpackers! Not too many rooms, so always cosy. Easy to meet other people. Beautiful house, kitchen which makes you feel at home :). Beautiful garden with lots to discover. Nice location. Kayaks and bikes to use. Close to the water. And very very very nice people! Best backpackers ever! :)

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Frankfurt, Germany
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

When we started our 3-week trip on the Southern island of New Zealand we were lucky to have spent one of our first nights in this lovely B&B cottage. This old farm house with its beautiful garden is managed by really nice people who have suggestions what to do in the area around Akaroa (hiking, kayaking, sailing, swimming with the... More

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Malaysia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Lovely cottage which provide a stunning sunset view. The double room is clean with spacious space and really enjoyed the stay there. The owner is very nice and helpful and allows us to stay at cottage until 4pm as our flight was at midnight. Highly recommended for everyone who plan to visit Akaroa!

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

Beautiful rustic accommodation in a beautiful garden setting. Fruit & herbs from property available for guests use. Great kitchen and cosy lounge, lovely owners. The only amenity that is within walking distance is Barry's cheese. Otherwise perfect.

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Lismore, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

I stayed 2 nights at Halfmoon Cottage in a lovely double room at a very reasonable price. The owners live at the back ot the property and are on hand to offer advice and help. The place is very well run and and welcoming and the gardens are a great source of delight. I will definitely be coming back for... More

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Address: 5849 Christchurch Akaroa Road | Barrys Bay, Akaroa, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa

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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 
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