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Te Mahia Bay Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Te Mahia
Certificate of Excellence
lloydri
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2 reviews
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“Great stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2010

I can't say enough good things about Te Mahia resort. An incredibly beautiful location, great hosts and lovely (good value) accomodation. Lots to do as well - including kayaking in the bay and walking some of the Queen Charlotte Track. Loved the place.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Hudson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2010

We hiked the length of the Queen Charlotte track and I am glad we spent our final night at the Te Mahia lodge. This was the best place we stayed, and the other places were good. The rooms we had were large, exquisitely appointed with fantastic views. The staff were more than helpful

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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East Coast, North Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2010

I returned to Te Mahia, wondering if my second visit would live up to the wonderful memories of the first visit. I worried that such a long time away might've caused me to remember everything positive and therefore lead to possible disappointment but I shouldn't have worried. In fact, I was even more impressed on the second visit because Jann (Hook - Manageress) recognised me immediately I walked into the office. Jann and her husband Trevor have a wonderful rapport with people - making them feel totally relaxed and 'at home' at 'their special place' as they put it. The surroundings are even more stunning now, as the gardens have further matured and colour abounds. Whether you are looking for ambience or hosts with the 'special' touch, you will not be disappointed at Te Mahia - the epitome of NZ's clean, green image. I feel blessed to have found such a gem, to which I will continue to return.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank hollerdaytyme
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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2010

Given the price relative to some other resorts and lodges, we weren't expecting a "resort", but wow were we wrong...and happy about it. It helped that it was a sunny day and we'd walked 25 km of Queen Charlotte Track to get there, but even so, we were impressed by the clean, nicely decorated heritage waterfront suite with its enormous deck and pristine views. Relaxed, friendly, lots of outdoor common space, and plenty of choices for dinner: Frozen home-cooked meals made by a local chef were a welcome alternative to peanuts and energy bars we'd packed just in case. Wine, beer and soft drinks rounded it out nicely. The interior was restored to brilliance yet loyal to its history. This accommodation was top value.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank rbrophy
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Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2010

We had our wedding at Te Mahia in Feb 2010. We cannot recommend highly enough the resort, the staff and our hosts Jann and Trev Hook. Jann acted as wedding planner and celebrant and Trev managed all the finer details. My friends and family all had a fantastic time and this was largly due to the incredible work of Jann, Trev and their staff. Thanks to you all.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2010

We came to Te Mahia because of all the good reviews on Trip Advisor. We were in one of the Heritage Rooms. They are advertised as a self contained unit but in our unit (B) the bathroom was across the public hallway and up stairs which we don't class as self contained. The balcony outside our apartment was also not private but that was never advertised as such so I guess I shouldn't complain. It was just disconcerting to be in bed with kids walking past. When we complained about the bathroom situation Trevor was helpful but I'm afraid that Jann was the opposite and her attitude meant that we stayed one night and went and found alternative accommodation for the other three nights of out stay in the area. Disappointing.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AlisonR_7
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bockel, Trevor, owner, Te Mahia Bay Resort at Te Mahia Bay Resort, responded to this review, February 18, 2010
We love sharing Te Mahia, its location, its heritage and this beautiful setting with our guests and with the wonderful team that work here.

The Heritage units are enjoyed by many of our guests and have some of the best views over Te Mahia Bay. Photographs on our website show the style of the building and the shared balcony which many guests find perfect for entertaining or relaxing with other guests or friends

Wherever possible we describe Te Mahia accommodation as self-catering rather than self-contained. The Heritage units are in the original 1930’s guest house, with the charm and style of that era, and come with their own lounges, kitchens, bedrooms and separate bathrooms. The modern motel units and luxury apartments are fully self-catering.
It’s important for you know that both of us do care - about you, our guests, to ensure you have a wonderful holiday and great memories.
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USA
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2010

Te Mahia met and exceeded our every expectation during our six night stay during Dec. '09. Trevor met our water taxi and transported us to our direct waterfront unit in the "modern motel" section of the resort. Even though I knew we'd have a kitchen, bath, living and bedroom, I was VERY pleased at the quality and cleanliness of the unit. The grounds are lovely; gas BBQ's perfect for cooking; and access to Queen Charlotte Track (a must do) a short hike away. We rented kyaks and traversed the bay, hiked the trail, and relaxed and read books on the patio of our peaceful and quiet room.
We bought groceries in Picton and self catered so we didn't try the gourmet meals (we bet they are yummy) or need much from the store though we found it well stocked with basics, wine, snacks, and quick meals. The expresso machine and bakery goods were quite tempting!!
This is our second trip to New Zealand and Te Mahia was the second lodge we stayed at on the Queen Charlotte Track. Iit was all we hoped for and more. Trevor and Jan are exceptional hosts and the location of Te Mahia is unbeatable.
We'll return again for a longer stay on our next trip to the beautiful part of New Zealand.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Te Mahia Bay Resort
Address: Marlborough Sounds | Kenepuru Sound, Te Mahia, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Te Mahia
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Te Mahia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Te Mahia Bay Resort- …” The Place of a Special Happening”… Take the time to savour those special moments that only happen at Te Mahia. Naturally Beautiful…Te Mahia is nestled in the most picturesque secluded bay in the Marlborough Sounds. The perfect place for swimming and other water based activities which include boat launching and moorings as well as kayak hire for our guests.Jann & Trevor offer you a choice of Luxury Seaview Apartments, Spacious Waterfront Motels or Gracious Heritage Units. All of our accommodation styles are fully self catering, specializing in those added personal touches which make us truly unique.We have the pleasure of offering you: A small store for your grocery needs, an on-license for your beverage requirements, a selection of Delectable Frozen Gourmet Meals,Stone Grilled Pizzas,a selection of wonderful coffees and cakes and a delightful array of gift items.Easy access to the Queen Charlotte Track and other scenic bush walks, allow yourself the luxury of time to drift off to sleep with the lapping of the waves and then wake up to the magical call of our resident native birds. Traveling is a breeze… only one hours drive from Picton or 1 1/2 hours from Blenheim, or a convenient 15 mins by water taxi from Picton.Relax in the beautiful peaceful atmosphere at Te Mahia, where we have established beautiful gardens and quaint outdoor barbeque areas for your convenience. ... more   less 
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