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Awatea Country Bed & Breakfast

29 Skevingtons Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Have brought a team of horses up from dunedin for 2nd year this is the perfect place for a stopover for people and horses! Only a stones throw from kaikoura 🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴 and the best apple crumble!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Alison, the proprietor has made this B&B truly unique. This is a farm with an alpaca, horses, pigs, hens, dogs, and a vegetable garden. While animals abound the rooms and common areas are immaculately clean, spacious and well laid out. The challenge of operating a farm and a B&B are most successfully met here. A lounge area adjacent to the... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review of Awatea. Our aim here is to ensure people relax and enjoy the animals and all the delights of Kaikoura. We loved having you here and hope to see you again in the future. More 

Kobe, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Our family of 6 stayed for 2 nights at this lovely B&B. We were greeted at the door by the host Alison and her lovely dogs! The rooms and ensuite baths were spacious and so very comfortable....surrounded by open farmland we had wonderful restful sleep. The views of the mountains and ocean are breathtaking....and she has a menagerie of farm... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Great place to stay on the drive south and easy to find. Thanks Alison for making us so welcome. Accommodation was great as was Breakfast. Views are amazing. Sorry we didn't realise it was a farm stay with animals as our dog isn't used to animals being around. Hope Mrs Brown and family are all doing well.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

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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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 

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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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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 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 

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