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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.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Halfmoon cottage is a delightful hostel away from any towns or settlements but easily accessed just off the main road. The gardens are beautiful and the house well maintained. The hosts are very welcoming, giving a introduction to the area and making recommendations for
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Response from halfmooncottage, Owner at Halfmoon Cottage
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks for your review Gavin. Always nice to read people appreciate our setting.
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Halfmoon Bay Cottage is certainly one the best backpackers I have stayed at. It is a well-maintained character home, with spacious rooms. The lounge and dining room are well appointed with period furniture, and an abundance of books, magazines and games. The verandahs around the
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Halfmoon cottage is a beautiful place to stay at. We had a double room with a really good bed, very comfortable! The garden is beautiful and Cor and Margo were friendly and told us a lot about the surrounding area. Thanks for that!
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Response from halfmooncottage, Owner at Halfmoon Cottage
Responded 19 Nov 2018
Thanks for this lovely review.
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Cornelius and Margo have a wonderful secret tucked away in Barrys Bay. I've never seen a more beautiful garden at any other B&B I've stayed at. They take great care to keep Halfmoon neat and tidy and play particular attention to small details that you start to notice when you
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Response from halfmooncottage, Owner at Halfmoon Cottage
Responded 21 Oct 2018
Hi Ian, Thanks for this great review. It was a real pleasure hosting you. Safe travels and enjoy!! Cheers.
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Our stay at the halfmoon cottage was just great. The rooms are very spacious and equiped with upmarket rustic furniture and topped off with well-matched decoration. The same accounts for all the shared rooms (kitchen, dining room and lounge). The cleanliness is excellent.
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Response from halfmooncottage, Owner at Halfmoon Cottage
Responded 16 Sep 2018
Thanks for this lovely review. It was a pleasure hosting you both.
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"Double room with a view"
"All the rooms are lovely!"
"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."
US$25 - US$61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionAkaroa
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