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Bay of Many Coves

5.0 of 5 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
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
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87 reviews 87 reviews
20 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is our escape hole - we love it here and every time we come we still go away refreshed! The views are stunning in rain or shine, the wild life wonderful and the food divine. It's not cheap but it is sheer heaven. It's the only place we have ever been back to by choice more than twice!... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Last night we enjoyed the best meal we have ever experienced in New Zealand, bar none. Francesco (Foredeck restaurant's new executive chef) and his team offered a meal that was contemporary, inventive, flavoursome and unique. All aspects of each dish were carefully considered, such as presentation, textural elements, colour, flavour ( of course) and portion size. The balance of flavours... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to record your experience of your recent meal at the Foredeck Restaurant. The Chefs are extremely passionate about their menus and presentation and taste and they are thrilled that it was memorable for you. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back and to delight your senses with our great food and... More 

Essex
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were greeted by Pip and Nick and the resort dog, Merlot - a real character! There were three generations of family in our party of six and we were shown to our accommodation and made to feel very welcome - until it came to dinner time. We were told that "children are not allowed in the restaurant after 7... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with the extended family . We are glad you enjoyed our beautiful location and the kids indeed had a lot of fun with the dog, down on the foreshore. We are sorry that you were offended by the Foredeck Restaurant's restricted approach to very young children dining - and... More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has to be one of the best luxury treasures in New Zealand. The rooms and location are gorgeous. Add in friendly, attentive staff and its impossible not to be impressed and then there is the food. We have dined around the world but the meals here reached another level. The degustations a must! The dining is intimate as the... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your views of your recent stay with us at the Bay. Especially for the Chefs, they are grateful that the Degustation dinner was memorable, they put a lot of passion into the plate and it seems that this was evident to you. Yes, drinking in the atmosphere is a brilliant way to... More 

Wyncote, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews 94 reviews
51 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This stunning resort is located in the gorgeous Marlborough Sounds. The views from the bedrooms are fabulous. The bedrooms are spacious and very attractively furnished with top-grade amenities. The dinner in the restaurant was delicious and of the highest order. The servers in the restaurant are superb. they are knowledgeable and most gracious. The breakfast was also wonderful. There are... More 

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

The team appreciate your comments on the service and the Chefs are thrilled that you enjoyed the cuisine at Breakfast and Dinner. Along with the stunning vistas, there is plenty to do for those who are active, and for those that are not so inclined, the pool and hot tub beckon, a pampering treatment in the Day Spa or other... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for a luxury hotel on the water, in the middle of Nature this is it! Each bungalow is positioned on the hillside to have a private view of the bay. We loved sitting on the large balcony drinking coffee in the morning and watching the birds fly over the bay. Also the landscaping is stunning, they... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write about our special little place, we concur that it is a little slice of paradise tucked in amongst pure NZ nature, on the waterfront with no roads! The individual balconies all with seaviews make for a perfect retreat to chill out and watch the world go by, be it a boat or... More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fantastic spot to just sit and contemplate the view, the world if you like. Also must be good for more serious outdoor types who like hiking, fishing etc. BUT advertising three different restaurants is a bit over the top. One is simply underneath the other, the third 20 metres away and all seem to be served by... More 

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2Goodies, General Manager at Bay of Many Coves, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoyed our environment and the special place that the Bay of Many Coves is, and we are very disappointed that the food did not live up to your expectations. We do have a Waterfront Cafe, A Guest Lounge and a Main restaurant, operating 2 kitchens, and we sincerely apologise if any advertising showed otherwise. The... More 

New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were two couples traveling together, shared a 2 Bedroom/2 Bath unit. It exceeded our expectations - roomy accommodations, fantastic view, warm hospitality from the managers Pip and Nick and even an adorable dog who likes to go on hikes with guests! Stylish and serene, it is the perfect place to explore the outdoors, take a swim or just sit... More 

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2Goodies, General Manager at Bay of Many Coves, responded to this review

We really appreciate the feedback regarding your stay at the Bay of Many Coves last year. The views, cafe and apartment itself were a great experience for you. The kitchenettes are handy and we can order in supplies if guests don't bring their own - and the evening restaurant is another top option. We do supply tea, coffee, milk, fruits... More 

Worcester, UK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We loved the Bay of Many Coves - it's location, which is only accessible by boat or on foot, is amazing. The rooms are great and very spacious and we slept really well - always a massive bonus! The managers were really friendly, and very generous with some unexpected 'on the house' gestures, and all in all it was a... More 

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

We thank you for your comments and feedback regarding the experience you recently had at the Bay of Many Coves. Indeed a quiet place for a good sleep without any roads. We are accessible only by boat or walk-in access (along with floatplane or helicopter if coming by air). We are glad the overall experience was of value to you,... More 

Victoria, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We did the the three night fishing package, very relaxing units with wonderful views although they do have little kitchenettes which we didn't realise, so would have taken some wine and cheese as we had just been to Marlborough as there wine is very expensive ( lunch not included) Could not fault the resturant Fordeck it was perfect the chef... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at the Bay of Many Coves, on our 3 night fishing Package. Our Kitchen team are grateful that you enjoyed their offerings and especially the fresh fish you caught and they created into a meal for you. Also that Richelle's treatments in the Miritu Day Spa were so enjoyable. We are sorry that... More 

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Address: Queen Charlotte Sound | Private Bag 382, Arthurs Bay 7250, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Arthurs Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Bay of Many Coves 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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