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Austin Heights Scenic Bed & Breakfast

02/04/2017 03/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Port Macquarie, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding B & B. Beautiful room and lovely view. Very friendly and gracious hosts. Room was spacious and tastefully decorated. We had a separate en-suite bathroom across the hall. Bathroom was large, bright and airy. A complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and bottle of beer were in the fridge. Ample parking available on site. On arrival we were given advice...

Thank Craig J
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed many places on our trip to New Zealand, but Austin Heights in Kaikoura was the very best. The owners, John and Lynne, went out of their way to make us feel welcome and to arrange for excursions or provide information on local trails, history, etc. From the clean, comfy room to the peaceful, flower-filled grounds, the facility itself...

1Thank Ellen J
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Austin Heights….what a treat! Upon arrival, my husband and I were greeted by the lovely owners John and Lynne. We stayed three nights in the Coastal View Suite and it provided a great view of the picturesque mountains and bay! Every morning, John and Lynne provided a vast breakfast spread consisting of fruits, cereals, yogurt, eggs, bacon, coffee and wonderful...

1Thank Leslie D
Meudon, France
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This is a most comfortable and spacious B&B, in a quiet area run by charming hosts who see to all one's needs. Guests can relax in the beautiful garden looking towards the mountains and the sea. We were lucky to stay in the flat which is very well appointed, it could not be better.

1Thank Marc C
Strathpeffer, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Only had 2 nights here but thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Lynne and John have created a first class B & B by providing excellent accommodation married to being friendly and easy hosts. Really nice breakfasts just rounded off our stay.

2Thank michaelfleming687
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Unfortuneately we had only 2 nights but wonderful hosts during that time with lots of good tips what to do and to see. Excellent surrounding with the cliffs to walk and the whale watching tour. We would come back if our ways are heading Kaikoura.

1Thank Michael S
heights99, Owner at Austin Heights Scenic Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and your time in Kaikoura michael. Hopefully we will get to meet you both again sometime. Kind regards to you both!

Albany, Australia
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Lovely position for viewing the Kaikoura ranges. Sunsets and sunrises are spectacular. Bed and pillow comfortable. We battled a bit with the wifi. Close to town. Owners quite helpful. Breakfast can be improved.

1Thank Karin M
heights99, Owner at Austin Heights Scenic Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We appreciate your review Karin and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Austin Heights? Sorry to hear you had a problem with wifi while you were here, maybe it was off line when you tried to use it? Which does happen now & then. We were surprised you thought breakfast could be improved as we always get great...

Reviewed 22 March 2016

Unfortunately we only stayed one night, but we truly enjoyed our stay. The location is quiet, since it's 5 minutes outside of the center of town, and it features a great view on the mountains. The hosts, Lynne and John, are amazing. They are friendly and we had a great chat in the morning when they prepared a wonderful breakfast...

1Thank Sascha H
heights99, Owner at Austin Heights Scenic Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review Team and we are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us. We also enjoyed our short time with you both and treasure the memories. We would love to have you both stay again if you ever come back to Kaikoura. Take care & all the best for a great future to...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Beautiful house and garden is stunning location between the mountains and the bay. Unit very well equipped and comfortable. John and Lynn provide friendly and personal service. Self service laundry facilities

Thank Mawskin
heights99, Owner at Austin Heights Scenic Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hello, you two lovely people it sounds like you enjoyed your stay at Austin Heights which we are pleased to hear. Pleased you enjoyed the house and gardens as well. We appreciate your kind words and hopefully we will meet again sometime. All the very best to you both!

Picton, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Locared in the best part of town with parking facilities and a delightful rose garden as a hearty welcome; cosy room, very clean bathroom facilities, stylish dining room and good breakfast according to individual choice. Will be recommended to our family and friends

1Thank wolf914
heights99, Owner at Austin Heights Scenic Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Yes, we agree as we think it is the best location in town as well. So peaceful & beautiful! We are pleased you were happy with everything on your stay with us. We do appreciate you taking the time to write a nice review about Austin Heights. All the best to you both & kind regards

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Love Kaikoura, but hate the noise of the traffic - here's the answer. Beautiful 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 & plunger coffee facilities. Private entrances & parking space. Austin Heights is surrounded in prize-winning Gardens. Lynne & John your friendly Kiwi Hosts have 15 years experience running their B&B and will make you welcome to Austin Heights. A special continental breakfast plus free range eggs is included in tariff plus all government taxes. Free WIFI available at all times. Complimentary pick-up & deliver to the bus or train with prior notice. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Austin Heights Scenic Bed & Breakfast

Address: 19 Austin Street | Kaikoura Peninsula, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $247 - $274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Austin Heights Scenic Bed & Breakfast 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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