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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 3 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...

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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),...

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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 &...

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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...

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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?

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2014

Our 2 night stay in a luxury apartment with Lynne and John was not long enough. All the little touches with electric blankets, complimentary wine and biscuits was lovely and the view out of our patio doors well it even sprinkled the mountains with snow overnight. Out of the main town so quiet with bird song and local walks Can...

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

It was our pleasure to have you both stay with us Bridget & Stephan. We thank you for taking the time to write the nice comments for us. Much appreciated! We wish you both all the very best in your retirement from the Police force, after so many years of stressful work. It's on our wish list to meet you...

Gladstone, Australia
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Recently stayed 3 nights at Austin Heights during a driving tour of the South Island and what a perfect spot to relax and soak in the atmosphere. Fantastic view of the mountains and Lynne and John made us feel very much at home. Welcome drinks in the fridge waiting for us on arrival and home baked cake for morning tea...

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

Hello neighbours from across the ditch! We would like to thank you very much for the nice review and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We still think of the lovey times we had aound the breakfast table with the eight guests from around the World and the great loud laughs we all had together. Awesome! we...

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 May 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend stay at Austin Heights at the beginning of April 2014. The house is beautiful and well appointed, having been completely refurbished by the present owners, John and Lynne, and stands in an enviable and elevated position giving wonderful scenic views over the mountains and coastline. We had booked a standard room but on arrival, we...

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

Wow! We both thank you so much for the lovely, honest review Team. We also had a wonderful time with you both and enjoyed our lovely chat each morning around the breakfast table. It was such a pleasure to have such appreciative people stay with us. Likewise it would be a real pleasure to meet you both again sometime. We...

Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 April 2014

We stayed for three nights in mid-March and had a wonderful time.We were met on arrival by Lynn and John who were excellent hosts.Our accommodation was first class and very well appointed.We enjoyed our breakfasts,sitting round one large table with the other guests.The wifi arrangements were more than adequate for our needs. Malcolm and Norma. Lancashire. UK.

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

Hi Malcolm & Norma, we appreciate the time you have taken to write a lovely review for us. We are pleased you left happy and enjoyed your stay with us. We felt like we have made special friends with you both and are looking forward to meeting you both again in the future. England is certainly on our wish list...

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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
Things to do
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • 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: €115 - €189 (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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“Beware of extra charges. 200 MB Free Wi-Fi”
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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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