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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! The first word that came out of my mouth when I heard I was taking a boat out to dinner. The view coming in to the resort is absolutely to die for! If you are lucky enough to hit the water before sunset you will really be in for a treat. Atmosphere is breath taking. We were lucky enough... More 

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

Thanks so much for your review. Arriving and departing by Cougarline water taxis is a magical way of seeing the Queen Charlotte sounds. I can also attest seeing the dolphins on the way back to Picton was special and never fails to delight. I will pass your comments to Amaya and Francisco, they will be thrilled you enjoyed the food... More 

Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous resort in a remote area, wonderful for a break,completely relaxing Wonderful staff and managers Greeted with a bottle of taittinger champagne Wonderfully comfortable units ,very luxurious they cater to every whim Cannot recommend enough Restaurant food absolutely top notch wine to match - just wonderful

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

From all of us here at the Bay of Many Coves, thank you for your review. We are glad you found our little bit of Paradise, even in winter it is just spectacular. More 

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

We had the most amazing time down in your little piece of paradise. It truly is a hidden gem. Thank you for the amazing service you provided us - from the bottle of bubbles upon arrival to the endless buckets of fish food for the boys to throw in the water (they could have feed those fish all day!) -... More 

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

Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure having you all here. I am glad the boys had a great time as well. Swimming featured highly for someone who shall remain nameless! We hope to see you here again soon. More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We stayed at the Bay of Many Coves for 6 nights, getting back home tonight. We had such a great time that we wanted to post a review while the experience was still fresh in our minds. Where to start...! The accommodation, set on the side of a hill overlooking the bay has amazing views. Opening the curtains in the... More 

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

Thanks for your review. It was a pleasure in having you stay with us. We really enjoyed helping you to relax and unwind. It goes to show that you don't have to travel miles to enjoy the best in relaxation and good food. All the staff, Murray and Elaine, thank you and hope to see you again next year! More 

Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Visited Bay of Many Coves resort for 2 nights - wished it had been longer. Superb small luxury resort but with very friendly, accommodating staff. As the resort is built on a hillside, views to the Bay are available from all rooms - and makes for some much needed exercise after the bountiful food available. Meals/food - beyond expectations! We... More 

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

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we have had a lot of Dolphins in the Bay lately and they are always a highlight when they come in. We are blessed to be living and working in such a wonderful piece of New Zealand paradise. Thanks again. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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

Honeymoons are our specialty. We agree the location is a perfect setting to reflect on your new adventure and life together. The natural beauty never ceases to amaze and dazzle us here as well. Kayaking with seals is an amazing experience, we had dolphins in the Bay the other day, which are regular visitors, which amazed our guests and made... More 

Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

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

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in our very special piece of New Zealand, the Food and Beverage team and service staff are pleased you enjoyed the food and service. I do agree, the best way to see the beautiful Marlborough sounds is by doing a scenic cruise or even in a float... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

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

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, we are always happy to accommodate any special requirements, and of course our wonderful service. We are glad you were able to be reunited with your necklace, we find going above and beyond with exceptional service is what our guests have come to expect and deserve,... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

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