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Southampton
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We stayed in the outhouse at this cottage - a small cosy standalone cabin with a mezzanine and double mattress, and sofa downstairs. The main cottage has great facilities - a large kitchen, dining room and living room, all spotlessly clean (Cornelius takes great pride in this). The gardens outside are beautiful. 10 minute drive from town, but plenty to...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cottage was lovely and the hosts were pleasant and helpful. There is a gorgeous garden, buzzing with bees, and a large kitchen and shared spaces. Our room was sizable and the bed was comfy, even if it was two twins pushed together. But we had to keep taking on and off our shoes as there are no shoes allowed...

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halfmooncottage, Owner at Halfmoon Cottage, responded to this review

Hi Katherine and Rob, Thanks for your review, sorry to hear that you haven't found what you were looking for. We are advertised as a budget backpacker hostel and proud that we have a 5 star rating. We hope you had a lovely time at the beautiful banks peninsula. Safe travels and enjoy the rest of your trip in New...

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've stayed at Halfmoon Cottage for one night in a double room which had a great big comfy bed and extremely clean. The cottage is beautiful, big great kitchen with all facilities you need, a big living room with wooden fire place, a BBQ, hammocks in the beautiful garden and chairs in the veranda. It really is an enchanting place...

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halfmooncottage, Owner at Halfmoon Cottage, responded to this review

Hi Carlota, Thank you for the lovely warm review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in our cottage. It was nice meeting you both. We wish you all the best and safe travels.

Durham, United Kingdom
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.

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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

Broome, Australia
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

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halfmooncottage, Owner at Halfmoon Cottage, responded to this review

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

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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...

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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.

Braunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 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....

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
Reviewed 14 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...

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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

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Voorburg
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...

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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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 of 5 bubbles wheretonextyear10, 10 Jan 2012 | Read review
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