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Devon
Reviewed 31 December 2013

We were given a big welcome by Lynn - meeting John, also very welcoming, on day 2. Our room was beautiful, spacious, well equipped, with fantastic views. Our whale watching trip was at 7.15am - and Lynn kindly got up and made us breakfast before we went. She had already booked the trip for us and had offered to book...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us Karen. We are pleased you enjoyed it as we certainly enjoyed our time with you. We hope to meet again sometime. All the very best to you both.

Leipzig, Germany
Reviewed 13 November 2013

The Austin Heights B&B was one of the best stays we had on our South Island tour. Very warm welcome by Lynne and John, easy to feel like home, wonderful views right from our windows (beautiful night sky too) and not at least a lovely little town with anything you need for your holidays. You should pay a visit to...

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

Hi Mia & Norman, thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review for us & the Green Dolphin. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, hopefully we will get to meet again sometime, take care and all the very best from us.

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 18 July 2013

The Austin Heights B&B is located in a quiet residential area on a low hill close to the town, which can be reached by a quarter-hour walk down an attractive hillside path or a few minutes drive. The house sits in a beautifully kept garden and there is ample off-street parking behind the house. Our first-floor room was spotless and...

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

Thank you so much for the lovely review Bill & Marcia. We both enjoyed our time with you very much and will look forward to meeting you again in the future. All the best from both of us plus Oscar!

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 June 2013

A Wonderful time with magnificent hosts, definitely going back, stunning views of the mountains, sheep in the paddock opposite, very clean and what a beautiful well-cared for garden, a restful setting with the beautiful ragdoll cat Oscar Thanks for your lovely hospitality from Greg and Sam, Christchurch ex South Africa

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

What a lovely review from an awesome couple, thank you so much Team. Can't wait to spend some more time with you both. Take care until we meet again.

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 22 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!

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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
Internet
  • 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: $240 - $254 (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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