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5849 Christchurch Akaroa Road Barrys Bay, Akaroa 7582 New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Breakfast included
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 More surrounding volcanic remnants of Banks Peninsula. Less
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room Service
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
Room types
Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$55 - US$58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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...More

Thank Ian M
Response from halfmooncottage, Owner at Halfmoon CottageResponded 2 days ago

Hi Ian, Thanks for this great review. It was a real pleasure hosting you. Safe travels and enjoy!! Cheers.

Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

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. Outside the...More

Thank Jannik G
Response from halfmooncottage, Owner at Halfmoon CottageResponded 17 September 2018

Thanks for this lovely review. It was a pleasure hosting you both.

Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

My April stay at Halfmoon Cottage was certainly my favourite accommodation during my two months in New Zealand. The hostel surroundings are incredibly tranquil yet magnificent, the hostel itself is beautiful and well-thought and the owners are wonderful and funny.

Thank LorrettaJJ
Response from halfmooncottage, Owner at Halfmoon CottageResponded 20 April 2018

Thanks Lorretta for your lovely words. It was very nice to have you around and we are happy that we could make your stay at Halfmoon Cottage to one of your favorites. Maybe till a next time. Cheers..

Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

The Half Moon Cottage gives you a nice break from the regular hostel life. The beautifully decorated rooms, the comfy lounge and the ’out of a countryside book’ kitchen immediately make you feel at home. The owners, a lovely couple, will help you with any...More

Thank Katharina V
Response from halfmooncottage, Owner at Halfmoon CottageResponded 17 April 2018

Hi Katharina, Thanks for this lovely review. It was a real pleasure hosting you. Hope you enjoyed your travels in New Zealand. Cheers Cornelius and Margo

Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

The Halfmoon Cottage in Barrys Bay, 15 minutes before Akaroa is possibly the best shared accommodation in the South Island. There is a very well appointed kitchen with every cooking utensil you could ever need, a large bathroom with 2 showers and 2 toilets, a...More

Thank Kevin O
Response from halfmooncottage, Owner at Halfmoon CottageResponded 8 February 2018

Hi Kevin, Thank you for this great review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks again for staying with us at Halfmoon Cottage. Cheers!

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"Double room with a view"
17 Oct 2016
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"All the rooms are lovely!"
17 Jan 2015
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"The family room at the front and the double room were ideal for our family of four plus one Grandpa but all..."
10 Jan 2012
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