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Newton Heights Bed & Breakfast

4 Newton Place, Akaroa 7520 New Zealand
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#1 of 2 special B&Bs in Akaroa
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Newton Heights Bed and Breakfast embraces the best of Akaroa with all-day sun and spectacular views of the harbour, village and surrounding hills. This modern architecturally designed home, furnished in a warm eclectic style, welcomes you - as do your friendly but discreet hosts Gail and Brendon. ​ In the mornings, enjoy birdsong from native Tui, Bellbirds, and Kereru, and a leisurely complimentary breakfast of fresh coffee and croissants, organic homemade muesli or a full English breakfast, before exploring Akaroa. At night, unwind on your private terrace with a glass of wine, or enjoy the ambience of the shared terrace with its outdoor fire and spa pool. Newton Heights offers an exceptional bed and breakfast experience right in the heart of Akaroa. Guests love Gail and Brendon’s approach to accommodation and recommend them for couples and extended family. You could call it one of Akaroa’s worst-kept bed and breakfast secrets! Newton Heights is that rare luxury, a year-round sanctuary from the every-day, a warm, welcoming home-away-from-home.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Beach
Boating
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Hiking
Canoeing offsite
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Walking tours
Baggage storage
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun terrace
First aid kit
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Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Complimentary toiletries
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Ocean view
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Lmira1971 wrote a review Dec 2023
Perth, Australia120 contributions93 helpful votes
Beautifully appointed house being used as a luxury b&b with views of the Hills and waterfront. Hosts Gailand Brendon were amazing and very accommodating tending to your every need including a sensational breakfast. Recommend staying here to rest and recharge during your travels.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pheerasak wrote a review Sept 2023
Chiang Mai, Thailand11 contributions9 helpful votes
Brendon and Gail gave us a warm welcome when we arrived. The room was clean and had all the amenities needed. The breakfast was well prepared by Gail, and it was very delicious. They also recommended a good restaurant for our dinner, which was delicious too. We felt very impressive during our stay here.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Response from Gail Woods, Owner at Newton Heights Bed & Breakfast
Responded 10 Sept 2023
Thank you so much for your lovely comments.We loved meeting you both and spending time getting to know you. We hope the rest of your holiday went well warmest regards Brendon & Gail
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Sarah Rawstron wrote a review Mar 2023
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Absolutely recommend this fantastic B&B with several private and wonderful rooms to choose from - I looked at so many when booking and was very happy we stumbled upon Newton Heights on Instagram (the photos are good but they really don't do it justice - it is really lovely and there is some wonderful NZ art on display. The actual home is a very new large architecturally designed residence perched on the hill (nice as it was warm with lovely new bathrooms) with stunning breakfast terrace views to admire and soak in (was also perfect for when we were having wine and cheese on our private terrace before venturing out for supper and our room had views of the harbour). Gail and Brendan are happy to give excellent restaurant recommendations (Mandala was our favourite). There is a lovely shared courtyard/terrace on the other side where you can sit in the sun /or under the shade (or nestle by the fireplace presumably in winter) and there is a jacuzzi/spa to soak in should you want to enjoy a hot tub. The rooms are a good size with all the trimmings (robes + tea/coffee + chocolates (go for the NZ Whittakers mini-chocolates if you haven't tried them) and they are flexible with when you want breakfast which my mum said was her absolute highlight - we all enjoyed (perhaps Dad the most) the never-ending fully cooked breakfast with eggs/omelet/coffees/tea (whatever you want) and if you are still hungry pastries, fresh berries with homemade muesli ... it really was fantastic and we dined on the terrace overlooking the harbour and chatted to the other guests (there were some lovely friendly Americans staying who were lively conversationalists). Gail and Brendan really are excellent and seasoned hosts, they are lovely, kind, very knowledgeable, and enjoyable to chat with, but also know when to leave the guests to settle in and enjoy the facilities. Was a great experience and have recommended this place to friends and family. Akaroa is a charming getaway not far from Christchurch (2 hours-ish drive) but it is worth booking somewhere this nice as it really enhanced the whole trip - we absolutely loved it. See you next summer Newton Heights - Best, Sarah X Ps. They sorted out the parking so was good to have a safe spot for the cars right next to the B&B (it is also down a private style road so safe and secure).
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Gail Woods, Owner at Newton Heights Bed & Breakfast
Responded 18 Mar 2023
Oh Sarah thank you so much it was a real delight having you and your parents to stay. Your words are so very kind and really appreciated. We are so glad you all enjoyed your stay and we hope your holiday back home in NZ has been special. Take care warmest regards Brendon & Gail
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Maps48483665769 wrote a review Feb 2023
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My Husband and I had an Amazing experience with Gail and Brendon. They made us feel hugely welcome into their spectacular Home and we loved our stay immensely. Highly recommend 🥰 We stayed a total of two nights and felt comfortable and at ease in the gorgeous surroundings. Breakfast was delicious 😋
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Gail Woods, Owner at Newton Heights Bed & Breakfast
Responded 24 Feb 2023
Thank you so much, it was great fun having you both to stay. The therapy was appreciated, one problem at a time. We hope you have a great time for the rest of your trip, warm regards Brendon & Gail
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Ronandclaire wrote a review Feb 2023
London73 contributions33 helpful votes
We loved our stay at Newton Heights. The room was lovely, the communal spaces very stylish and with a great view of the harbour. Breakfast was sumptuous and made to order. But what really made our stay so special was our hosts Gail and Brendan. They welcomed us into their lovely home and made us feel like family. We really enjoyed our chats and the odd glass of wine! Thank you for a wonderful stay and we hope to see you in London sometime!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All rooms have a private bathroom but not all are en-suite .
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Response from Gail Woods, Owner at Newton Heights Bed & Breakfast
Responded 5 Feb 2023
Wow, thank you, you are such a wonderful couple, and it was so lovely meeting you and spending time chatting. We definitely will contact you when we come to London. We hope the rest of your holiday is fantastic. Kind regards Gail & Brendon
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rnjn wrote a review Feb 2023
singapore85 contributions44 helpful votes
Landing at a Newton Heights after a long flight and a short drive from Christchurch to Acaroa was a blessing. I did not know what to expect, but was absolutely floored by the warm welcome and hospitality from Gail and Brendon who look after each and every guest personally. The rooms were clean, comfortable and the place has all the facilities including Wi-Fi. The hosts are extremely helpful and you could spend hours talking to them if you want to know more about the history. The town is quaint and there is enough to do in the area to keep you busy for at least 3-4 days without tiring yourself. I would highly recommend Newton Heights to anyone anytime.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Gail Woods, Owner at Newton Heights Bed & Breakfast
Responded 24 Feb 2023
Sorry in the delay in replying, I have only just seen this. We loved having you and spending time with you. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us warm regards Brendon & Gail
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Matt J wrote a review Nov 2022
Lisbon, Portugal5 contributions
From the moment we arrived, we knew we'd love our stay at Newton Heights. Gail and Brendon greeted us warmly and we were immediately struck by the stunning beauty of this spot. The views are spectacular, the accommodations and the home are amongst the best I've seen, the breakfast is next level and the company is wonderful. We stayed in the Bellbird room. This room had a super comfortable bed with a luxurious mattress topper that made it feel like you were sleeping on a cloud. The room had everything we needed: bottled water (still and sparking), daily fresh towels, robes, personal toiletries and even a little dish of chocolate treats. There was also a kettle for tea/coffee, but we didn't use this as we spent most of our time chatting with Bendon and Gail in the lovely living spaces. Breakfast was world class. Gail makes everything from scratch: from the croissants to the jam and the tomato relish: all made in Gail's kitchen. I'd honestly rate this as one of the best breakfasts (if not possibly THE best breakfast) I've ever had. We stayed 3 nights and were genuinely sad to leave. We arrived as strangers but left feeling like we'd made some genuinely good friends in Brendon and Gail. It was the highlight of our trip to NZ and for anyone looking for a spot to base themselves in Akaroa, you won't be disappointed with Newton Heights.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Gail Woods, Owner at Newton Heights Bed & Breakfast
Responded 19 Nov 2022
Wow what a fantastic review. We had so much fun, and we were very sad when you left. You both are charming, respectful, polite and loads of fun. Having people like you staying with us is what makes this so much fun. We can't wait to meet again; we really feel that we have made a genuine friendship with you both. Thank you for choosing us. We hope you have a fantastic Christmas and New year love Brendon & Gail
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Russell Cross wrote a review Jul 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand1 contribution
I enjoyed a bed and breakfast with Brendan and Gail in July 2022. The evening was comfortable, friendly and at times hilarious as Gail told stories of growing up on a Canterbury farm which during WW2 became a military air base.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 4 Jul 2022
thank you so much it was wonderful having you to stay. We really enjoyed it. kind regards Gail & Brendon
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Fivestar247 wrote a review Jul 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand492 contributions161 helpful votes
Welcoming and friendly hosts! Gail and Brendan are friendly and accommodating, as are the neighbours Liz and Jim who looked after us also during our stay. Breakfast and coffee is served to order and preference at a time to suit. The beds are comfortable and bedding is quality with a nice feel. We stayed in the fantail room however all rooms looked good and have their own bathroom attached. Stunning scenery from the property with panoramic views. Nice spa pool to relax in post hike! Great position, nice accommodation. Just a short 5-10 minutes walk down hill to Akaroa shops.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Gail Woods, Owner at Newton Heights Bed & Breakfast
Responded 8 Jul 2021
Wow thank you so much for your kind words. It was so lovely meeting you both and we loved having you. We are so lucky with our guests we enjoy meeting them so much and love what we do. We hope your wee break was what you were looking for. We look forward to seeing you again
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Julie Richards wrote a review Mar 2021
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We are nearing the end of our 3 night stay at this beautiful Akaroa Bed and breakfast. Gail and Brendan are the consummate hosts. We have been made to feel so welcome in their beautiful home. It’s an architectural masterpiece and filled with wonderful collectables , many of them sourced in France. Decor throughout is to a very high standard. The bedrooms are beautiful and the beds so comfortable. Whenever we returned back to the house Gail greeted us with an offer of coffee, tea or wine. Brendan was an excellent tour guide giving us many ideas of places to visit. Last but not least are the most amazing breakfasts served on the terrace overlooking the harbour. The freshest of home grown ingredients used to make the most delicious food. This is a place that we have rarely come across in terms of a complete experience. We highly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 8 Jul 2021
Hi Julie I am sorry I am so late to respond I have only just found the trip advisor reviews. Thank you for your wonderful comments we both really enjoyed having you both to stay it was a real pleasure for us. Having guests like you is what makes running a B and B so much fun
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$332 - $344 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionAkaroa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Newton Heights Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Newton Heights Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Akaroa Museum (1.2 km), Fire & Ice - Gemstone Jewellery Specialists (0.5 km), and Akaroa Lighthouse (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Newton Heights Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Newton Heights Bed & Breakfast?
Top room amenities include a view of the mountains, a seating area, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Newton Heights Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Newton Heights Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Newton Heights Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ma Maison Restaurant & Bar, HarBar, and THAI Trading Rooms Asian fusion & Seafood Restaurant.
Does Newton Heights Bed & Breakfast have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.