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Halfmoon Cottage

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This Hostel is awesome! Even in the rain it was beautiful. Everywhere flowers and garden which make you feel like staying in garden eden. Very clean kitchen and it's really a home abroad. Margo and Cor are so nice owners! Always and ear free for little talk and you always feel welcome!

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halfmooncottage, Owner at Halfmoon Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks for this review. It was a pleasure having you as guest. Glad we could be the sunshine in the house during the rainy day. Cheers

Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We had a delightful stay at Halfmoon Cottage. The gardens are beautiful, and there is a large veranda with lots of comfy chairs to sit on so you can enjoy looking at the roses. The dorm room was comfortable, slightly cold but there was a heater and hot water bottles so we were fine. The kitchen felt like a home...

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halfmooncottage, Owner at Halfmoon Cottage, responded to this review

Jenny it was a pleasure hosting you. Thanks for your kind review. Hopefully till a next time.

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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed two nights in Feb '17 in a 4 person share room. Everything was absolutely perfect: location is superb, good atmosphere, everything was clean and the couple running the hostel is just lovely. Highly recommended.

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halfmooncottage, Owner at Halfmoon Cottage, responded to this review

Hi Liesbeth, It was a pleasure hosting you and even nice to speak Dutch again. We hope you had a great time in New Zealand. Thanks for your review. All the best, wie weet tot ziens Liesbeth a highly recommended guest.

Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and i too two days away at halfmoon cottage-backpackers.a very homely place surrounded by well kept colourful gardens.the hosts had an excellent knowledge of local sights and attractions to see,they even made bookings and provided maps-nothing was a problem to attend to.the place was 10/10 for cleanliness,the kitchen well stocked with cooking utensals and even spices and veges...

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halfmooncottage, Owner at Halfmoon Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks for the warm words. We are realy pleased that you had a great time. It was a pleasure hosting you. You are always welcome on a next getaway. Cheers Cor and Margo

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Reviewed 21 January 2017

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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halfmooncottage, Owner at Halfmoon Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review. We are glad you liked your stay at Halfmoon Cottage. Hope you had a great time exploring beautiful Akaroa and Bays. Save travels and enjoy New Zealand.

Reviewed 6 January 2017 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 4 January 2017 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 17 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 9 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.

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  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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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”
calouad, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are lovely!”
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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