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Awatea Country Bed & Breakfast

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing place to stay. Allison was warm and welcoming and I felt at home the minute I got out of the car. Rooms were warm, spotless and spacious. Awesome breakfasts every morning with the best home made bread. I could have quite happily never left! I would go back to this place at the drop of a hat and...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a purpose built B & B which shows in the functionality of the rooms and the spacious guest lounge. But don't think that means it is a bland place. Far from it. Alison runs a welcoming we'll run establishment where people (and their animals) scone first. She has a wonderful menagerie of animals and I can imagine families...

Thank JRD1000
alimay47, Owner at Awatea Country Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We do try to make our guests' stays enjoyable. Helping folk with meal arrangements and sightseeing is a real joy, as I love Kaikoura, and being able to ensure that they see as much as they are able during their stay is a super feeling. I look forward to welcoming you back to Awatea...

Saint Helens, Oregon
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The moment we met Alison, she enveloped us with a warm welcome. She organized the perfect fishing trip for my husband and even prepared the catch afterwards! The home is located with magical views of mountains and the Pacific. The country setting and farm animals are a charming bonus. Our hostesses' local knowledge and care for us while at her...

Thank Nancy499
alimay47, Owner at Awatea Country Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you Nancy and Wil, for your kind review. We aim to give all our guests a relaxed and enjoyable stay. Thank you for generously sharing the fruits of your fishing expedition with us. I hope to see you again one day, either here in Kaikoura or in Oregon.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 May 2016

We had never stayed at a B&B before, so this was a bit of a risk for us. We had two young children with us. We checked in at the kids' bedtime, and were relieved to find a room that had not only enough beds for us, but also the linens/blankets were super inviting/comfortable/cozy. We felt comfortable and welcome. The...

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alimay47, Owner at Awatea Country Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of Awatea. It was a pleasure to host your family and I am glad your first experience in a bed and breakfast was a pleasant one. We always try to make our guests' stay a home away from home and hope you will travel this way again.

Reviewed 23 February 2016

We stayed three nights at Awatea in January and it was excellent. Alison is a very welcoming, matter of fact, hostess and very helpful. Our room had a patio door onto the rear patio which looks out onto a range of hills just inland. We loved to sit there in the evening, with a beer, and watch the sun go...

1Thank LawrenceHarrogate
alimay47, Owner at Awatea Country Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of Awatea. Our aim is to provide a 'home away from home' where folk can relax and enjoy the country atmosphere, and we are always pleased when folk do just that. We would love to see you again, should you ever venture down under again.

Reviewed 14 February 2016

We spent two nights at Awatea this past week and it was delightful. It is conveniently located just off Highway 1 and easy to find. It is only a short 10 minute drive into the main street of Kaikoura. Awatea is a quiet retreat with various animals in the fields leading up to the house and that gives it a...

1Thank Greyman44
alimay47, Owner at Awatea Country Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of Awatea. We aim to provide a 'home away from home' and the dogs and animals are an integral part of the experience! We would love to host you again, if you ever get an opportunity to travel this way again.

Zevenhuizen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 11 February 2016

We had such a great time staying at the Awatea Country Bed & Breakfast. The host is very friendly and the surrounding is just awesome! Hope to stay another time! Greetings Mark and Jeanne from Holland

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alimay47, Owner at Awatea Country Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of Awatea. It is our aim to provide our guests with a 'home away from home' experience, so it is always great to hear that people have felt welcome and at home. We would love to host you again should you be able to venture down to New Zealand again in the future.

Reviewed 10 January 2016

Well, what a lovely country retreat 6 kms outside Kaikoura, giving us total respite from driving and people, very relaxing and extremely comfortable. Surrounded by beautiful views and a very warm welcome by the owner Alison, this was a real gem for us. The only observation we wouldmake would be to include some sliced meats, cheese, tomatoes etc with the...

1Thank CaptainHaddockDevon
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

We truly enjoyed the relaxation provided at the very simple Awatea. All the necessary amenities in the room and common area. Allison is truly a delightful host and was wonderful with our little boy. The large backyard was perfect for him to crawl around and he loved the farm animals. The location is very convenient to downtown Kaikoura and Allison...

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alimay47, Manager at Awatea Country Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of Awatea. It is our aim to provide a 'home away from home' for our guests and to ensure that our guests are able to relax and enjoy our little slice of paradise. We love having children to stay and would love to see you all again should you return to Kaikoura in the...

Chemnitz, Germany
Reviewed 26 October 2015

I've stayed at Awatea with my boyfriend and we spend such an amazing time there. Alison is a lovely person who always gives the best. She knows everything about Kaikoura and has some good advices for whole New Zealand too. If you go there you are around some wonderful animals. Kids will love it. Thank you Alison for everything ......

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alimay47, Owner at Awatea Country Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review of Awatea. It is our aim to provide a 'home away from home' for all our guests and it is great that your time with us was enjoyable. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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Additional Information about Awatea Country Bed & Breakfast

Address: 29 Skevingtons Road, Kaikoura 7371, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: ₹ 9,058 - ₹ 9,514 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Awatea Country Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Pick a room with doors to the sunny courtyard and views to the mountains”
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“All rooms are at ground level looking out onto the grounds”
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“From what we can see all the rooms are spacious with farm views”
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“The rooms at the back of the house open onto a beautiful patio!”
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