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Strathpeffer, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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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.

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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 16 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.

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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 21 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...

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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

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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 7 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

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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

St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Austin Heights provides clean and comfortable accommodation on the Peninsula of Kaikoura away from the hustle and bustle of the commercial centre. It is set in some pristine and manicured gardens. The hosts are attentive and obliging and the room has lovely views of the mountains. And yet, somehow Kaikoura just didn't do it for us. Indeed it is the...

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

Thank you for taking the time to put a review on with some lovely comments. But sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy Kaikoura very much. Which surprised us as we haven't actually heard of anyone not liking the place in the 13 years we have lived here. As for the price maybe you should have picked a cheaper place...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Best B&B we stayed in, after 2 weeks in NZ. View over the bay was superb and the bed was so very comfy. The hosts were very welcoming and are expert gardeners! Highly recommend for anyone visiting Kaikoura.

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

We appreciate your appreciative comments, thank you as it was our pleasure and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us!. All the very best to you both!

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 18 January 2016

I had a delightful time staying at this lovely B&B with my son. It has an endearing olde world magic charm about it, not to mention, fantastic views of the majestic Southern Alps on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. Breakfast, for instacne come comoplete with homemade jams, marmelades and bread in avery cosy homely setting. Its...

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

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are pleased you had a lovely time in Kaikoura with your precious son. All the very best to you both.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Every aspect of our stay at Austin Heights was exemplary - from the warm greeting by John, to the hot breakfast cooked up by Lynne the following morning. The room was spacious and clean, sporting a beautiful view of Kaikoura. There was a small kitchenette with everything we needed, including a beer and a mini bottle of Brancott that was...

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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
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • 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: $165 - $270 (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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“Choose an upstairs room because the views are so breathtaking and unique, you're just not going get views like this anywhere else.”
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“Either room had a balcony.”
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“We stayed upstairs with a wonderful verandah to sit out, have a sundowner and enjoy the scenery.”
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