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Austin Heights Scenic Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #14 of 32 Kaikoura B&B and Inns
Reviewed July 10, 2012

Can't recommend higher, all aspects. Our only regret was that we did not organise our NZ trip to stay several days instead of just passing through. Stunning views of ocean and mountains, nice walk to coast across sheep fields, plenty to do locally - we missed the fishing and whale watching pretty stupid really. We would certainly make a point of staying again when we revisit South Island. John and Anne, Milton Keynes, UK (mid 60s)

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

Stayed two nights. Fabulous view of ocean and mountains. Very nice clean room. Good breakfasts and nice chat with friendly hosts. Free wi-fi was added touch.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 19, 2012

We stayed here for one night on our way to North New Zealand. What a gem! Greatly exceeded our expectations and Lynne and John were incredible hosts. The room was beautiful, very clean and the view over the rose garden was delightful. Lynne went to great lengths over breakfast showing how she and John restored the house over a number of years. They both care greatly about their home and business. A delightful stay and I would recommend it very highly.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 7, 2012

We stayed at Austin heights in January and Lynne and John were great hosts. Their house and garden are beautiful and it is a very relaxing place to stay. Lovely comfortable bedroom, great views and excellent breakfast. Would definitely stay there again

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 4, 2012

Studio bedroom on first floor looking down to the sea over roof tops - enjoyed the bottle of beer and small bottle of wine - complimentary from the fridge.
Room and bathroom very clean and well furnished.
Unfortunately the way down to the restaurantsand esplanade is down a very rough vertiginous track- not for the feint hearted especially in the evening and certainly requires a taxi for the return journey.
Hosts very friendly and continental breakfast average

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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 12, 2012

We stayed at Austin Heights yesterday for one night. We were made welcome and felt part of the family as soon as we arrived.

The room on the upper floor was definitely 5 star and little touches such as complimentary items and free wi-fi probably pushed it higher than this.

Our hosts John and Lynne were delightful and helpful with suggestions for eating out or suggesting nearby activities, or sites to visit.

The view from the upper verandah where our room was situated was stunning and with the quiet background of this property which is outside the main area of Kaikoura it made for a very comfortable and relaxing end to a busy day driving, whale watching and sightseeing.

Thanks John and Lynne for sharing your house with us.

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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 20, 2011

We stayed 2 nights in mid October in the ground-floor self contained apartment. Lynn & John have created a wonderful B&B and are obviously very thoughtful in what they do for their guests. A nice welcome touch was provision of some wine, beer and milk in the fridge and chocs too! We were the only guests but enjoyed Lynn's company over breakfast & John later in the day. The room was very comfortable and views stunning. One of our best B&B stays in NZ.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Austin Heights Scenic Bed & Breakfast

Address: 19 Austin Street | Kaikoura Peninsula, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites
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Ranked #14 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Kaikoura
Price Range: $172 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Austin Heights Scenic Bed & Breakfast 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Austin Heights is situated on the Kaikoura Peninsula where it is peaceful and commands a stunning Panoramic view of the Kaikoura Mountain ranges, Pacific Ocean & Coastline. Only a five minute drive from the town center and all local attractions. Like the Whale-watch, Dolphin & Seal Encounters, handy to the beautiful Peninsula Coastal walkway & the Seal Colony. Lovely, spacious & sunny, apartments with a lovely decor, excellent quality beds. Opening directly out onto a long balcony with a Panoramic view of the Mountains & Pacific Ocean. Own kitchenette, fridge, microwave, tea & fresh plunger coffee facilities. Private entrances & parking space. Austin Heights is surrounded in prize-winning Gardens. Lynne & John your friendly Kiwi Hosts have 18 years experience running their B&B and will make you welcome to Austin Heights. A continental & cooked breakfast is included in tariff. Free WIFI. Complimentary pick-up & deliver to the bus or train with prior notice. Laundry facilities available ... more   less 
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