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Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 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 9 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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heights99, Owner at Austin Heights Scenic Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

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

Bakersfield
Reviewed 24 December 2012

We spent two days and nights at this bed and breakfast. The owners were most gracious. They prepared a hot breakfast for us on request and helped us have a wonderful experience of the local area. A special treat was that the room had a small kitchenette so we could prepare a lunch, have tea or bring take out back...

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

Thank you Team, for the lovely review. We enjoyed meeting you both and would like to wish you well.

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 23 December 2012

We stayed two nights at this very good BB. Very clean, perfect service, BEAUTIFUL surroundings. Lynne and John are very friendly. We warmly recommend the place to stay in and Kaikoura is so great! Anne and Leif from Sweden

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

Hi Anne & Leif, long time no see! Thank you for the lovely review. Hope to see you in Sweden one day. All the best from L & J

Shanghai, China
Reviewed 11 December 2012

Beautiful house and enthusiastic host, delicious breakfast, there is no reason don't like this house, all too much 。A beautiful garden and a lovely cat, let us forget the unfamiliar city, nervous, this is a place like home, next time with my lovely daughter again。

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

We are looking forward to that day when you return Team. Many thanks for your nice comments.

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 20 November 2012

Thanks to John and Lynne we enjoyed our short time in Kaikoura. We only wish we had a few extra days to stay! The room was clean and comfortable, and the views were BREATHTAKING! Our breakfast was delicious and we were so thankful that they were so accomodating to our schedule. Highly recommend!

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

Many thanks to the Casey brothers for you lovely comments! Until next time take care. Cheers Lynne & John

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 November 2012

In all of our travels it would be very, very hard to find a place that is more welcoming, clean, light and friendly. I cannot speak highly enough of Lynn & John and as for the views from the rooms and dinning room, just breathtaking. Then there is the garden which is so beautifully designed and relaxing. The breakfast was...

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

Thank you so much Team for the lovely review! we loved your company and hope we meet again.

San Mateo, California
Reviewed 8 November 2012

What a wonderful place to stay! The couple who run this B&B are so kind and accommodating. The rooms are nicely decorated as well as comfortable and clean. They have thought of everything from books to read, movies, a stocked kitchen and yummy breakfasts with an opportunity to meet other travelers or just have a conversation with the hosts. The...

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

Thank you for the great compliments, was wonderful to meet you both! Take care.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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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