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Bay of Many Coves

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Queen Charlotte Sound | Private Bag 382, Arthurs Bay 7250, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sheffield
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20 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only stayed three days, before we arrived I thought it might be too long. Now I wish we had spent at least a week there. It was amazing. The views are fabulous, the food was amazing, the room and facilities were first class. Take your walking boots, and a good camera, you will need both.

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

We welcome your comments and thank you for sharing these with other potential guests - we totally concur that 3 nights is the minimum - many guests who only fit in two regret when they depart that they didn't have another night (or more!). There is so much to do or so little, depending on your mood; and the views,... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm buzzing about the Bay of Many Coves ... and to think it's only two hours from home. One short plane ride from Wellington, followed by a stunning trip in a water taxi and we're there! This was a intended to be a 'Planning Retreat' with a colleague as a reward and a launch of a potential new work plan.... More

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

A perfect retreat by the sound of it! - work interspersed with the playground of the Sounds, so much to do if you want to embrace all the activities and yet so little if yo want to relax (or take on some inspiration in your work). We are thrilled that you enjoyed the attentiveness of the team, especially our Maitre'd,... More

Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a place of pure magic and a real slice of kiwi paradise. The staff are super and very helpful, and greet you with a warm smile. The outlook is breath taking and it is a very romantic place to get away from the world. The food is great and the wine list is very well crafted. I will... More

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

We appreciate your feedback in your recent review of your stay at the Bay of Many Coves - we have shared with the team the fact that you enjoyed the stunning views, the cuisine and the extensive wine list. We know we can always improve but it is satisfying that your thoughts on our 'paradise' were so positive. Thank you... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My fiancé and I were treated to an amazingly luxurious and fun party with spectacular food, generous hosts, inspiring surroundings and fabulous music. The 60s party was a fun filled weekend away but any time here, themed weekend or otherwise, is highly recommended. I want to turn around and go straight back.

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

Thank you for sharing your comments regarding our 60s Celebration weekend last month. It was a fantastic Event, one of many of the successful Events we host every winter, from Jazz to Opera and Photography. The entertainment and food was certainly brilliant this year. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future, either for another luxurious and entertaining... More

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19 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

In perspective we stayed here for 2 nights in July (mid Winter in NZ) after a short business trip. The weather was very kind to us and we had the most relaxing time. The hotel can only be reached by water taxi, seaplane or helicopter and is ideally shut away from daily life! No cars just bird sounds. We were... More

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

With many thanks for taking the time to share your impressions of your experiences with us last month. The team are very grateful for the positive feedback regarding Sofie's service, the Chef's cuisine and the rest of the lodge team. Indeed we concur that it is a perfect location away from the pressures of every-day-life and there is much to... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stayed over last weekend. weather was perfect which always helps. Lovely resort. Friendly, professional staff, clean and comfortable. Great meals from their excellent chef. If you want a few days away from everything this is the place!

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

We appreciate the comments you share on Trip Advisor reviewing your stay at the Bay last month. Indeed a perfect forecast makes the hiking and general enjoyment more pleasurable, and the winter weather can be so magic here in the Sounds. Thank you for your accolades regarding the team and in particular the expertise of the Chefs, we are very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I recently stayed at BOMC with my brand new fiancee (proposed on the QCT an hour before water taxiing to BOMC). I had organised for a bottle of champagne to be provided on arrival and also massages for both of us (which Pip had offered at half-price when she heard of the special occasion). The massages were perfect and just... More

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

Firstly, Congratulations on your engagement 'en-route' to your overnight stay with us at the Bay of Many Coves in the Queen Charlotte Sound. We are so glad that it was a stunning and memorable visit for such an auspicious occasion. We have shared your feedback of your experience with the team on-site and we of course look forward to the... More

Essex
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51 hotel reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had a great view from our bedroom, lounge and balcony and enjoyed watching and listening to the many birds. Our one bedroom apartment was well equipped and had it's own kitchenette. Fern and his partner Sophie were very helpful and went out of their way to make us welcome. The wine tasting was a delight. The wi-fi was free... More

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

Thank you for your review and feedback regarding your stay earlier this year. We are glad that on the whole it was a memorable and relaxing visit to the Bay of Many Coves, and that Assistant Manager Fern and Maitre'd Sofie looked after you. We are sorry that you thought there was a wifi limit - we have 300mb and... More

Opunake
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We opted for the Chefs Special for three nights that we dined. Every night there was something different to sample. Using local produce was a big bonus and having the experience to taste foods that we would otherwise not choose if taking from the menu. I enjoyed the whole calm and relaxed atmosphere the beautiful Resturant provided. Sophie was so... More

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

The team at the Bay of Many Coves are very humbled by your lovely feedback, and mostly we are thrilled that you enjoyed your 'five star' experience with us. The Chefs and Sofie are particularly pleased that you went beyond the norm to try the various seasonal offerings in the Chef's daily specials along with the 'Pitch Black' beer from... More

Columbus, Georgia
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3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We fortunately stayed at the Bay of Many Coves after making a last minute reservation on our way to Wellington from Picton via the Ferry. The manager (Nick Goodhew) worked very hard to make sure our stay was comfortable and pleasant. His efforts are very much appreciated. The rooms were very nice and the location was quite nice. This hotel... More

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

We appreciate the feedback on your recent stay with us, we are so pleased that you found us, even just for a night on your way through to Wellington. Indeed it is a perfect location for breaking the journey and either embracing the many activities (as you mention, fishing, sailing and much more) or for absolute relaxation and a retreat... 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*
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