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Bay of Many Coves

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06/04/2017 06/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
$603*
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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is by far the nicest place we have stayed. Of course, the natural surroundings play a part in that, but the attention to detail here that the dedicated staff commit themselves to is what really makes this place stand out from the rest. We took the water taxi from Picton. It was a sunny and clear Autumn day...

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

Our favourite thing here at the Bay of Many Coves is to see the expression on guests faces as we take them on their personal tour of our wonderful property. It is our opportunity to learn a little bit about you as well as give you an insight into what makes the resort such a special place. Whether it's learning...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many thanks Graeme, Kim and crew for making our 25th anniversary one to remember. From champagne and cheese board atop the spectacular lookout, to the native Weka and Piwakawaka keeping us company on our bush walks, to the seals and eagle rays cruising by while we ate breakfast, to the beautiful dinner menu morphed into a GF extravaganza, the best...

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

As you rightly put it - this is indeed the perfect location for that special occasion and having you join us on something as special as your silver wedding anniversary was our absolute privilege and pleasure. We enjoyed your infectious sense of humour at our wine tasting evening and are so glad that your experience here with us made your...

Morpeth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here 2 nights but could have stayed much longer. Beautiful views; lots of activities available or you can just chill. The food was excellent and the 7 course digger station came with a wine pairing and was as good as any similar taster menus we have had in UK. Staff very attentive but not intrusive. A lovely restful...

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Perhaps the most common feedback we receive from departing guests is that they should have stayed longer. The resort certainly does allow guests to simply relax in our natural environment while st the same time indulge in fabulous food and wine - while experiencing the great service provided by our outstanding team of hospitality professionals. Thank you for staying with...

Marlborough Region, New Zealand
Reviewed April 19, 2017

Nestled in the heart of the stunning marlborough Sounds is this absolute gem of a lodge. From the moment you step off the comfortable ferry from Picton ( 20 minutes journey and a treat in itself ) you re met by the Guest Experience Manager and that sets the tone for fantastic service throughout your visit. The apartments are fabulous,...

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Thank you so much for your review. We certainly believe that part of the experience here at the Bay of Many Coves is the trip out here on board Cougar Line, with the views through the Queen Chartlotte Sound being some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand. We also believe it is the special little touches that make...

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Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had the privilege of staying at this resort for 6 days while we walked the Queen Charlotte Track. From our room on the hill which overlooked the bay to the exceptional food served up each day to the polished and genuinely friendly staff we could not fault anything about this fantastic place. If you are travelling...

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It is certainly hard to say goodbye to some guests and you were no exception. It was an absolute pleasure to have you staying with us during your walk across the Queen Charlotte track. I never tire of hearing guests comment on the friendliness of the team here at the Bay of Many Coves - all of whom have a...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic destination. Excellent service, accommodation, wine and food. The staff were always super helpful, but never under foot. The menu and wine list were simply perfect. And the accommodation is secluded enough that you feel truely on your own. Make sure you take bush walking shoes, as there are some great nature walks from the resort of varying...

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Thank you Luke for your review. It was am absolute pleasure to have your family here at the resort to celebrate your Dad's birthday - the setting of course perfect for such a special occasion. Having the apartments laid out as they are ensures that all guests not only retain total privacy, but everyone also gets a stunning view from...

Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Traveling from north to south this was our first taste of the South Island . Spectacular scenery from the start travelling to BOMC by fast launch through the sound was breathtaking. We knew we were arriving somewhere special when the boat docked and we were greeted by first names on the jetty by the Manager and staff eager to make...

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Thank you Andy for such a wonderful review. Kim and I took enormous pleasure from the time that we spent with you and Linda and were genuinely sorry to see you leave. Our aim is to give guests a very personal experience at the resort and I am glad that we met your expectations in this respect. The Bay of...

Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

A special place in the Marlborough Sound which is only accessible by boat. Stay a couple of days or stay a week. Very peaceful and you will be well looked after. Also has a public restaurant for day trippers.

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Thanks Neville and thanks for joining us this morning for breakfast. The Bight Cafe is certainly a great spot for locals or visitors to 'drop in' for a coffee - or something colder. We also have a wonderful fine dining restaurant - The Foredeck where an evening dining experience will take you on as journey of arguably the best food...

Fremont, California
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing. The view from every room is incredible. Truly hard to beat. The service is outstanding. From the moment you step off the boat, where you are greeted by name, the staff is attentive, but not over bearing. They think of everything before you do. Then you go to dinner. Wow. The food is amazing. The chef...

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

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are of course very proud of our Resort and even more proud of the team we have working here. Our team of chefs, led by Executive Chef Francisco Fioriti, have a unique ability to show their love and passion that they share for food - and be able to present this on...

Chichester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 10, 2017

We loved the whole experience which begins when you board the boat at Picton. From then on it is unpretentious, friendly and fabulous. Of particular mention the wine tasting session which was the only one ive ever managed to get through and learn something and the food - out of this world. Go hungry! Amazing views across the bay from...

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Thanks Billy for your feedback - the team really enjoyed having you stay with us and are glad that you were able to experience the abundant wild life we enjoy every day here at the Bay of Many Coves. The wine tastings are a great way for us to learn a little more about our guests - while at the...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Just a short water taxi ride from Picton Harbour, and within easy reach of all major New Zealand airports, you’ll find a slice of pure paradise.At Bay of Many Coves, we will make you feel right at home in the tranquil Marlborough Sounds. You’ll find a world of adventure waiting right at the end of our private jetty and in the bush-clad hills all around. Or you may simply want to relax within our luxury facilities and beautiful surroundings. So pure, so natural, so full of new experiences: at Bay of Many Coves, luxury has found a new expression. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bay of Many Coves

Address: Queen Charlotte Sound | Private Bag 382, Arthurs Bay 7250, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Arthurs Bay
Price Range: $331 - $983 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Bay of Many Coves 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“all good as far as i could tell. Bay view all i should think”
BillyH792, Apr 10, 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have a fantastic view , but if you find walking challenging ask for one of the lower rooms .”
Chillywasps, Apr 6, 2017 | Read review
“Just make sure you go. All of the rooms are perfect.”
  • Peace and quiet in bucket loads.
CrookieLondon, Mar 9, 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are single access and have stunning views across the bay.”
Runnergirl418, Feb 19, 2017 | Read review
“They all appear to have the same fantastic views.”
PeterSueSkippie, Feb 16, 2017 | Read review
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