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Austin Heights Scenic Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #14 of 32 Kaikoura B&B and Inns
Reviewed 28 February 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 gluten allergy.....We don't get that in the UK. We really did enjoy our stay there,and would highly recommend it.

Catherine and Steven -Hampshire,England

Room Tip: All the rooms had scenic views.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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heights99, Owner at Austin Heights Scenic Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2013

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

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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 served in their dinning room and offered plenty of choice. Laundry facilities were also available, which was really helpful.
There is plenty of parking space beside the immaculately kept garden. Just a lovely place to stay. Thanks.

Room Tip: We chose one of the upstairs rooms which was open plan and had a large panoramic window.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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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

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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heights99, Owner at Austin Heights Scenic Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2013

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.

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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, a fridge, tea and coffee, biscuits, even the loan of a cosy dressing gown and slippers. Lynne and John are lovely, nothing is too much trouble for them. As a single traveller they went out of their way to make me feel at home, fed me and even picked me up and delivered me back to the bus station. If you visit Kaikoura you will not do better than staying at Austin Heights.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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Thank 54kiwii53
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heights99, Owner at Austin Heights Scenic Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2013

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

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Reviewed 4 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 its present lovely situation. Lynne and John have done a wonderful job of remodelling and enlarging 19 Austin St to it's current stunning condition. The rooms are spacious and beautifully appointed. The gardens well deserve their award winning status and the hosts went out of their way to make a stay a special one.
We couldnt have found a better base to view local attractions and renew old acquaintances, even if we are a wee bit biased :-)
Well done John and Lynne !!
Kindest regards from The Smith Family

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Sue S
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heights99, Manager at Austin Heights Scenic Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2013

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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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 of South Island.

Room Tip: It has to be one of the two rooms overlooking the sea and mountains.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank John K
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heights99, Owner at Austin Heights Scenic Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2013

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.

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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.
after a busy day sight seeing, the complimentary wine and beer tasted even better.
lovelly place stay, thank you Lynne!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank beefydan2016
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heights99, Owner at Austin Heights Scenic Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2013

Lovely to be appreciated by such lovely people. Thank you

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Address: 19 Austin Street | Kaikoura Peninsula, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Kaikoura
Price Range: £124 - £149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Austin Heights Scenic Bed & Breakfast 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 & fresh plunger coffee facilities. Private entrances & parking space. Austin Heights is surrounded in prize-winning Gardens. Lynne & John your friendly Kiwi Hosts have 17 years experience running their B&B and will make you welcome to Austin Heights. A continental & cooked breakfast is included in tariff. Free WIFI available. Complimentary pick-up & deliver to the bus or train with prior notice. Laundry facilities ... more   less 
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