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Austin Heights Scenic Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #13 of 32 Kaikoura B&B and Inns
Reviewed August 1, 2012

What a great spot with superb views over the bay at Kaikoura. It is well place for walks round the headland yet only a few minutes from the town's amenities. The accommodation is first class with lots of little extras sometimes missing from other establishments. Lynne and John are perfect hosts and we will always remember their kind hospitallity.

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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

Lynne and John are the consummate hosts who made us feel welcomed and offered much advice and information regarding activities in the area.
Fantastic room! Clean, modern and comfortable. The view of the Kaikoura seaward range from the 2nd storey balcony is magnificent as is the location of the B&B on the peninsula.
Ensuring we got a hearty breakfast before venturing out to tramp the walks in the area, their recommendations on where to eat and things to do came in very helpful indeed.
Value for money! Great hosts!

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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

We loved our all too short time at Austin Heights in Kaikoura. Lynne & John are the perfect hosts and so typical of all New Zealanders - warm, friendly, hospitable and helpful to a fault. We had a lovely chat with them. The setting is lovely with views of the sea and the mountains beyond. The room was very warm and comfortable and had all the modern amenities that we expected including free wi-fi. Breakfast set us up perfectly for the day. Whale watching is a must do and there is a lovely walk to some spectacular rock and cliff formations with the added bonus of seals. Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy this great area. We will return!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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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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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 #13 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Kaikoura
Price Range: $164 - $196 (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 17 years experience running their B&B and will make you welcome to Austin Heights. A continental & cooked breakfast is included in tariff. Free WIFI available. Complimentary pick-up & deliver to the bus or train with prior notice. Laundry facilities ... more   less 
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