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Austin Heights Scenic Bed & Breakfast

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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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...

Thank VenSir
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.

Thank Chris F
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...

Thank Iva_Tora
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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Warminster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 December 2015

We only spent one night at Austin Heights as we were on our way to Picton to pick up the ferry. I booked the room online many months in advance and when we arrived we could not have been more delighted. Lynne was a wonderful hostess, treating us to date loaf when we arrived. The room was super and the...

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

Thank you so much Team for the lovely comments! It was our pleasure and we hope we get to meet again sometime? Thinking of you both back in the cold winter. All the best.

Reviewed 2 December 2015

We truly enjoyed our stay at Austin Heights. We had a very warm welcome from Lynne and John, received a bigger room with a wonderful view, were served with freshly baked date loaf twice without asking and could use the hot tub at all times without any additional cost. The breakfast was wonderful and more than enough, Lynne gave us...

1Thank Doris - Johanne... S
heights99, Owner at Austin Heights Scenic Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you both for the lovely review it certainly lifted our spirits again after the false review we received, much appreciated Team. As for the precious time we spent with you both it was just lovely and you will forever be in our hearts. Hope we meet again sometime? The weather is still wonderful here but very dry, a southerly...

Reviewed 12 November 2015

I had booked this on Expedia and when I realised that the children we were planning to bring in December were not captured, I contacted the property directly to inform them. They suggested for me to book directly through them and cancel expedia booking so that they don't have to pay 15% commission and after I agreed (within a day),...

2Thank Deon T
heights99, Owner at Austin Heights Scenic Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We are very disappointed with this false review as these people have never stayed at our B&B as stated on this review! The reason you did not book the children in when you booked is because Expedia as well as Booking.com have a NO CHILDREN policy on all our rooms as I explained to you when you contacted me. Plus...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 25 February 2015

The view from the balcony is wonderful, the room was clean and the breakfast excellent, but those elements aren't enough to warrant a higher evaluation. Our room was a stange mix of faux-spanish decor, and the overall feeling that I had upon leaving this house was that I had stayed in a small hotel rather than in a B &...

2Thank JacquesN555
heights99, Owner at Austin Heights Scenic Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for putting some nice comments on Jacques, it was lovely to meet you both. I regards to the comment on the room decor i am sorry but we will never please everyone. 99% of our guests love our rooms & decor but as you know you will never please everyone in life! As for the Spa cost, it...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 January 2015

We booked 2 nights 4-5 months prior our stay and payed online $250 per night, mentioning we had two boys. There has been no further communication from the owners since then, but when we checked in, we got notified there's an EXTRA $30 PER CHILD PER NIGHT. We ended up paying $310 per night for a small self contained unit...

2Thank Ronit B
heights99, Owner at Austin Heights Scenic Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice comments Ronit, we did enjoy your company. As I did explain to you when you booked on our website you should have booked the two children in and you would have clearly seen that any extra person is $50 extra plus it clearly states that we do not take children under 12 yrs. I am...

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 November 2014

Stayed 2 nights as part of South Island driving tour. Kaikoura is a lovely coastal town. Austin Heights is a beautiful location, stunning snow capped mountain/coast views, lovely comfortable well equipped room, beautiful garden. Lynne & John were great, friendly hosts and gave us good tourist information. Lynne even took our washing out of the machine, hung it out to...

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

Thank you for the nice comments Della and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We enjoyed meeting you both and enjoyed our nice chat around the breakfast table. Take care & hopefully we will meet again sometime?

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $246 - $261 (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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“Ask for a room with a view.”
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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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