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wirral
Reviewed 31 March 2013

This stay was joint top of our 11 stops in our first visit to NZ. From the outside it does not look as good as it is but, believe us, you won't be disappointed here. Our hosts could not have done more and the rooms were bright and very clean and well appointed. Good value for money. Super views from...

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

Hi Team, thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for us. We do appreciate it and we feel honored to have meet you all. Take care & all the very best for the future.

Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2013

Great location on the hillside overlooking Kaikoura. The views from Austin Heights were stunning.The rooms were very clean,homely,comfortable,well equipped and in great decorative order. Lynn and John were very welcoming and we very much enjoyed breakfast around the table with other guests as well as the hosts.They were very accommodating with regards to breakfast ,as I have a wheat and...

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

Thank you very much Catherine & Steven for taking the time to write a lovely review for Austin Heights! Hope we meet again & all the best

Newport-on-Tay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2013

We have just had two fantastic days in Kaikoura. Austin Heights is the place to stay. The views from our balcony were beautiful and the sunsets amazing. Our hosts Lynne and John made us very welcome. Their home is beautifully decorated and is kept exceptionally clean with everything you could need. Our room was very spacious and comfortable. Breakfast was...

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2013

Fabulous location on hillside overlooking Kaikoura with stunning views of the coastline and mountain backdrop. Clean and well equipped accommodation with balcony looking out onto beautiful gardens. Lynne and John warm and friendly hosts. Good choice of Continental or Cooked breakfas. Highly Recommendedt

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

Thank you for the lovely comment Ken & Mary. We also enjoyed our time with you both and are looking forward to meeting again sometime! Take care & all the best.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 February 2013

Austin Heights is set in a beautiful location, high up where the air is clear and out of the noise of the town centre. There is a beautiful garden complete with doves and friendly cat, a perfect place for a cup of coffee and a book. The room was lovely, with everything one needs for a few nights, a tv,...

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

Thank you so much for the lovely review. Hope we get to meet again. all the best!

Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 February 2013

We would definitely recommend Austin Heights, having lived in the house for 8 years we have wonderful memories of the stunning scenery, friendly people and unique environment of Kaikoura. 15 years on our children are now grown and suggested a family stopover at Austin Heights. They had driven past over the years and had notalgically been online to check out...

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heights99, Manager at Austin Heights Scenic Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the lovely comments Team. It was lovely to meet your wonderful close net family. Until we meet again take care!

Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 January 2013

Lynne and John made us very welcome at Austin Heights which has super outlooks of sea and mountains, great breakfasts & quality accommodation. Only drawback was that we had to use the car to go for an evening meal but that was no big deal. Would have stayed longer but we had already pre-booked the next stop on our tour...

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review Team. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us! We really enjoyed your company also. hope we meet again? Take care.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 January 2013

stayed @ austin heights, and wished we could've stayed longer! warm welcome from Lynne who immediately made us feel at home. Gorgeous, well appointed, comfy rooms, and nice breakfast to set you up for the day. great views over the bay and to the mountains behing. Just a short drive into kiakoura, or a walk down to the Pier restaurant....

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

Lovely to be appreciated by such lovely people. Thank you

United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 January 2013

I stayed here with my partner back in April or May. As you can see by the rest of the reviews the place is a wonderful stay and highly reccomended. The owners were just lovely and very friendly. They came to chat to us on numerous occasions and offered us great tourist advice and even the use of their own...

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

Thank you so much guys for the lovely review. Can't wait to catch up again! Best wishes Lynne

Dartford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2012

We spent two nights at this lovely B+B up on the peninsula hill in Kaikoura. Our room looked out towards the snow capped mountains and the town in the bay below. The room was very comfortable with a fantastic King Size bed, armchairs, large tv, fridge, microwave and small dining table. There were cookies and chocolates in the room on...

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Thank you so much it was our pleasure. We enjoyed your company as well. All the best Lynne & John

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • 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: RM552 - RM916 (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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