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Bay of Many Coves

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Queen Charlotte Sound | Private Bag 382, Arthurs Bay 7250, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the most amazing place we have ever stayed. The views, the food, the service were exceptional. It was the perfect place for a honeymoon. Absolute luxury set among complete natural beauty. Enjoy sipping champagne over a five star meal or kayaking with baby seal. Thanks for a great holiday!

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Miami, Florida
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bay of Many Coves was on my bucket list ever since my good friends from Auckland chose it as a place for their honeymoon. Indeed beautiful and serene the resort is a perfect place for a romantic getaway. Pip and Nick Goodhew are a fantastic representation of Kiwi hospitality, genuinely caring and helpful. Evening wine tasting with the hosts was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the most wonderful 3 nights at Bay of Many Coves. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful and went out of their way to care for / entertain our toddler and cater for her slightly complicated food allergies. The food was absolutely outstanding and when I left a well-loved necklace in our room, they turned the room upside... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would like to thank Murray and the entire team for the amazing time we had last week. What a very special place you have and we all believed you could not have done more to make us feel welcome and relaxed - you even managed to provide exceptional weather for our stay. Thanks again. Brady

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bomcresort, Guest Relations Manager at Bay of Many Coves, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again sometime soon. Your comments really help us and the staff to give exceptional service and to improve in any way possible. Thanks again. More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We stayed here because of all the positive reviews and the promise of luxury (very expensive cost!)….however, I was just not impressed and felt let down. The location is superb as are the views. However, the apartments are very much in need of a refurbishment as they seem very outdated and are not very stylish or contemporary in comparison to... More 

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bomcresort, Owner at Bay of Many Coves, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Even “overly critical “ comments help us to continually improve all aspects of the guest experience. We have a unswerving focus on service so we are thrilled our staff provided you with great service. We also have a passion for food, constantly seeking ways to showcase locally sourced produce, with innovation and creativity ( accommodating... More 

Sydney, Australia
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178 reviews 178 reviews
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We spent 5 nights here and had a wonderful time. On arrival we were delighted to have been upgraded to a 2 bedroom unit (which gave us lots of space). The units are beautifully designed with stunning views over the bay . They have lots of wardrobe space, nice bathrooms with excellent showers and toiletries, lovely linens on the beds... More 

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bomcresort, General Manager at Bay of Many Coves, responded to this review

We are glad you found Bay of Many Coves a special place to stay. You were our 'special' guest too, as 'Small Luxury Hotel' members, an upgrade to a more spacious apartment was in order! We are glad you found the accommodation to be comfortable and well appointed, along with enjoying the food when you did dine in the restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We stayed 3 nights at the BOMC in the Marlborough Sounds. What a wonderful experience. The service begins with the managers/staff greeting you at the dock as your Cougar Line Taxi from Picton arrives. The rooms are built into the side of a mountain and have fabulous views of the Sounds from the floor to ceiling windows in the bedroom... More 

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bomcresort, General Manager at Bay of Many Coves, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feelings on your recent experience staying at the Bay of Many Coves. Yes our elevated buildings and location certainly makes for stunning vistas from each apartment along with the little challenge of the hillside to get around - we do have higher and lower apartments depending on personal choice... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Pip and Nick were on the dock to greet us when we arrived. We were made to feel welcome immediately. Setting was beautiful, quiet but accessible to activities in the Sounds. Food was fabulous! We hiked on th the Queen Charlotte Track which is very close by.

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bomcresort, General Manager at Bay of Many Coves, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, a wonderful place to base yourself to explore the beauty and activities on offer in the Queen Charlotte Sound. We are happy that your holiday was off to a great start with enjoyable food and accommodation, and we trust the rest of the holiday was fantastic. More 

Sydney, Australia
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Having read many of the reviews prior to our trip to New Zealand I must say they were not exaggerated this place is every thing expressed by the reviewers and more. I could write pages but that's not my style so I will be brief but clear. We stayed here 2 nights we chose the "celebration package" and was an... More 

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bomcresort, General Manager at Bay of Many Coves, responded to this review

Yes indeed, 'a perfect escape' at the Bay of Many Coves. Thank you TnT for your wonderful feedback and review of you recent stay. We have shared it with the team and especially the talented Chefs. We think the Celebration Package is a perfect 'retreat' treat away and we are glad that it was offered within our professional and yet... More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We recently toured New Zealand staying at 12 hotels including other luxury hotels and serviced apartments. The decision to stay at The Bay of Many Coves was influenced by the positive reviews and our desire to spend a few days chilling out in a 5 star resort. Given the price, which was more expensive than 5 star hotels in Hong... More 

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bomcresort, General Manager at Bay of Many Coves, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, we do appreciate you taking the time to review the resort and facilities. Any feedback is appreciated and helps us maintain the level of guest service as so many have positively reviewed on trip advisor and by other avenues. Your comments about our Foredeck Restaurant and staff are appreciated and the staff are glad you... More 

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