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Awatea Country Bed & Breakfast

29 Skevingtons Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Ranked #8 of 35 Kaikoura B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
gemmawilson00 Christchurch, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thankyou Alison for a fantastic long weekend! what a great hostess you were so welcoming and you have a lovely home with beautiful rooms and scenery!!! i highly reccomend a stay here! will see you in the near future! thankyou!! Gemma and Macolm :)

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

A sublime setting! We stayed two nights and were sorry to leave. The room was large and clean, the hosts were delightful (Denise & Paul were house sitting for Alison at the time), the food was good and there were lots of friendly animals to talk to including horses, pig, goat, ducks and the alpacas, which my 21 month old... More

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Mill Creek, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

We'd booked months in advance and arrived at 5 pm after a long drive. We were greeted by a helper who wasn't sure if we had a room, didn't know us, and said I'd have to move my car for the bus that as coming. The host, Alison, was preparing an evening for a busload of returning American past visitors... More

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alimay47, Owner at Awatea Country Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am so sorry you felt neglected on your visit here. I do remember that we had a large group coming that evening and I felt it polite to tell you about it. I also remember that I said you were welcome to join us as you might enjoy meeting the Road Scholar visitors, but... More

Wales
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

My wife and I stayed at Awatea for two nights in January while touring north & south islands, making the booking before we started our trip. It's a short drive into Kaikoura town but we knew we had made the right choice of accommodation. The stunning back drop of the mountain range, and beautiful gardens, makes it such a relaxing... More

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alimay47, Owner at Awatea Country Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind response - it is good to know that my guests enjoyed their stay here. I always try to make folks' stay enjoyable and restful. I hope to see you again some day soon. More

Marblehead, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We felt so welcome the moment we were greeted by Alison, a true Kiwi. Alison designed and built this beautiful B&B nestled a short distance from town between the mountains and the sea. The first evening Alison and her friends hosted 30 Roads Scholars as a fund raiser to build a new hospital in Kaikoura. On the property were horses... More

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alimay47, Owner at Awatea Country Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure to have you to stay and great to be part of the Red Faces campaign. I aim to make everyone's time at Awatea as relaxing and pleasant as possible. I am glad you enjoyed the breakfast as it gives me much pleasure to prepare a good meal to start the... More

Glenelg, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

thank you to our great host Alison for making our stay at Awatea so enjoyable and special! We had a great room, incredibly spacious and clean. We traveled throughout the south island, and this was easily one of our favorite stays. Breakfast was delicious! We wished we could have stayed longer then one night. We definitely recommend this B&B to... More

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alimay47, Owner at Awatea Country Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your time here at Awatea, despite the weather not 'playing the game' for you and am glad you enjoyed your breakfasts. I hope to see you again soon, when hopefully you will be able to enjoy more of what Kaikoura has to offer. More

Wellington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

Lovely home a little bit out of town, but close enough. 10 mins by car. Alison makes a great breakfast. We had rain so changed plans and spent the day working on wifi in the lounge, perfect. Lots of interesting animals to meet around the house.

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alimay47, Owner at Awatea Country Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Awatea and Kaikoura, despite the weather not being the best. It is a pleasure to prepare and serve a good breakfast and I am pleased you enjoyed it. I hope to see you back here in the future to be able to undertake all the activities... More

Chiang Mai, Thailand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I stayed at Alison lovely B and B for a few days and loved it. Alison is very welcoming and attentive and knows all the sights to see.The room was spacious comfortable and clean.There is a gorgeous view of the mountains one way and the sea the other. The breakfast is made to order tasty and plentiful and afterwards a... More

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alimay47, Owner at Awatea Country Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review. We do try to make everyone's stay a happy experience. I'm sure the chooks (not the crooks - we are a bit worried about you meeting any of them here!) enjoyed your company as well. We look forward to the pleasure of your company again sometime soon. More

AlAin UAE
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

A lovely Relaxing place to stay rooms are clean and comfortable full English breakfast.The Owner Alison had a mini farm Zoo with the best being the two Alpacas,a most welcoming Host with plenty to do in the Area would definitely Visit there again

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alimay47, Owner at Awatea Country Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. It is always a pleasure to have you stay at Awatea, and we hope to see you again on your next trip to New Zealand. Our aim is to make every guest feel like they are at home and it is good to hear that you felt like that. More

Sunnyvale, CA
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110 reviews 110 reviews
34 hotel reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We were warmly greeted in the evening by Alison, there was a fire in the lounge and she put water on for tea!! What a great start. The B&B is a few minutes north of town but it really doesn't matter (for my kids it meant that it was closer to the seal pups at the Oahu waterfall). She made... More

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alimay47, Owner at Awatea Country Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review. At Awatea we always try to make your stay as relaxing and comfortable as we are able and booking trips and excursions for you helps do this. We enjoyed your company and hope to see you again. More

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Address: 29 Skevingtons Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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