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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 However, the apartments are very much in need of a refurbishment as they seem very outdated and are not very stylish or contemporary in comparison to...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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169 reviews 169 reviews
68 hotel reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Pennsylvania
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14 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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20 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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 

United Kingdom
2 reviews
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 

Los Angeles, California, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

If I could give 6 stars to this review I most certainly would. This place was like a dream. My wife and I were on our honeymoon (in fact we still are as I write this review), and we had no idea what to expect. Pip is the manager, and she already was helpful a day before our arrival as... More 

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

We are thrilled to read your review and share it with our onsite team. We appreciate the positive feedback but most importantly, we are all so glad to have been a part of your honeymoon journey with such a happy and memorable stay at the Bay. Our team are proud of their efforts, and are happy that you enjoyed the... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We were blown away by Bay of Many Coves from its' fantastic location in the Sounds, to the well appointed individual Villas up the hillside, the fine dining and the friendly and helpful staff. This was a very late addition to our itinerary and we are so glad that we had the opportunity to stay here. Yes, it is more... More 

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

We appreciate the comments you have made about your recent stay with us at the Bay of Many Coves. It sounds like it was a memorable visit, from the arrival to the departure. We're glad you made it to the lookout for the wonderful views, played fetch with the dog, enjoyed the views and comforts of your room, took out... More 

Wokingham, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
29 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Bay of Many Coves is in a stunning location, and is absolutely lovely in several ways, and yet I can't quite bring myself to award it a rating of 5. I'm not sure I can explain why (perhaps partly it's in fairness to other establishments that I rated slightly harshly, such as the Langham in Auckland and Chateau Marlborough in... More 

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

Thank you for your comprehensive review on your recent stay with us. We are glad there were a lot of positives, including good food, dolphins, views, luxurious accommodation and so on. We do have a lot of different rates and I note you stayed during our peak season, when our rates are at their highest, with only 11 boutique apartments... More 

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