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South Sea Hotel

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Beach nearby
Standard Studio, Kitchenette (Studio Units) | Free WiFi, bed sheets
Bar (on property)
Property grounds

Overview of South Sea Hotel

South Sea Hotel

2.5 star property
Waterfront Halfmoon Bay inn with bar/lounge
8.6 out of 10 Fabulous
8.6/10 Fabulous

319 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking
26 Elgin Terrace, Halfmoon Bay, 9846
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar/lounge
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
Feel at home
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • On-site parking
  • Hairdryer

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront

Getting around

  • Stewart Island (SZS-Ryans Creek) - 4 min drive


  • Kai Kart - 2 min walk
  • Church Hill Restaurant & Oyster Bar - 3 min walk
  • Church Hill Cafe Bar & Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Just Cafe - 1 min walk

About this property

South Sea Hotel

A great choice for a stay in Halfmoon Bay, South Sea Hotel is only 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from the airport. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and full breakfast is available daily. Fellow travellers say great things about the location.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 27 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you arrive at the property after hours, you'll need to check in at an alternate location: At the bar.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–10:30 AM
  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately NZD 10 to 30 per person

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

South Sea Hotel Oban
South Sea Oban
South Sea Hotel Inn
South Sea Hotel Halfmoon Bay
South Sea Hotel Inn Halfmoon Bay

Frequently asked questions

Does South Sea Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, South Sea Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at South Sea Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at South Sea Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
What are the check-in and check-out times at South Sea Hotel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at South Sea Hotel and nearby?
South Sea Hotel has a picnic area and a garden.
What's the area around South Sea Hotel like?
South Sea Hotel is located on the waterfront, a short 2-minute walk from Bunkhouse Theatre and 9 minutes' walk from Observation Rock. Travellers love the inn's prime location.







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6/10 Good

Great location
Kerry, 4-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Paul, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Peter J, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Jennifer, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Best place to go.
I had a great time and lovely meals in the bar also the staff where very friendly and helpful 😊
Tony, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Adrian, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location, friendly staff and good food at the hotel
Jindina, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

John, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

So close to wharf, fantastic setting and views, unique. A little noisy sleeping above the bar but no trouble getting to sleep after a big days walk.uUits at rear of property were great
Lachie, 1-night romance trip
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