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Bay of Many Coves

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2016

What an idyllic setting! Elaine and Murray were great hosts. You must do Elaine's 'Peanut Slab' challenge and walk up to the view point with a panorama view of Queen Charlotte Sound stretching back to Picton! Also get the bean bags out and enjoy the afternoon sun on the quayside with a glass of Sauvignon Reserve! Food wonderful, and try...

Thank david k
Murray M, Manager at Bay of Many Coves, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we take great pleasure in getting to know our guests and try to add the personal touch where appropriate to your experience here with us. The seafood chowder is one of our best selling items on the menu and you are correct in saying a glass of award winning Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is a perfect...

Reviewed 3 February 2016

From the minute you arrive to the minute you leave its beautiful, Murray and Elaine ensure that everything is right. Murrays wine tasting evening on our first night was great and let us meet the other guests. The views from all the rooms are fabulous. The restaurant, breakfast room and waterside cafe all have spectacular views across the bay. The...

Thank l4wsr
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Scenic 30 minute boat trip to reach the resort, such a delight to approach the little slice of heaven from the sea. Met and welcomed by the resort team, luggage dealt with from the jetty straight to the rooms without any fuss or bother. All the lodges are built into the cliff face and are either single lodges or double...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 24 January 2016

What a wonderful place. BOMC is a NZ Luxury Lodge. It is reached by a 30 minute water-taxi (Cougar Line) from Picton - or by helicopter, or by walking in on the Queen Charlotte Track. We took the water-taxi, all booked for us by BOMC to meet our arrival and departure times. BOMC also have a dedicated parking space in...

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

Thank you for your review. We are a very secluded haven and we are glad you enjoyed our service, location and food. We do pride ourselves in giving great attentive service and great food and beverage offerings. We do find a lot of guest have a lot of activities planned when they come to us but once they get here...

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 21 January 2016

After arriving to the property via water taxi (the only way to get there besides helicoptor), you can immediately see this is special. My husband and I stayed here 2 nights for our honeymoon and had a villa with amazing views of the scenery. Our only wish was that we had stayed longer, as the Queen Charlotte trail is not...

Thank RL4321
Reviewed 20 January 2016

I write this review having spent two nights there on a trip from London with my wife. Being a Kiwi, she was very excited to show me what the sounds have to offer and I really wasn’t disappointed! The resort is set in a beautiful location, being totally embedded in nature. Native bush on one side with a beautiful view...

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

Thank you for your review. We are delighted with all your very positive comments. We see ourselves as custodians of this special environment and we like to match its beauty with outstanding service and food. We are thrilled we delivered this for you. Of course value is a very personal thing and we respect and appreciate your feedback

Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Firstly this is a great location and all the lodges have wonderful views. The accommodation was well designed with separate living and sleeping areas and a mini kitchen and dining area. The hosts Murray and Elaine were very hospitable and Murray held a wine tasting event while we were there on Marlborough Sauvignons which was very good. Breakfasts in the...

Thank chrissyhan
Reviewed 14 January 2016

We had 3 amazing nights at Bay of Many Coves in a 2 bedroom apartment. We travelled with our 2 children and both rooms had it's own bathroom. It was pure magic to lie in bed with the windows open and hear nothing but the water lapping the cove or the beautiful bird song. Murray and Elaine were wonderful hosts...

Thank Roberta G
Murray M, Manager at Bay of Many Coves, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We will cater for all dietary requirements given enough notice and our chefs take these requests seriously and also as a great challenge to offer something a little more different than the normal offerings you may find elsewhere. The Lady Karen with R&R Cruises and in particular Gordy the skipper is our most popular excursion...

Tel-Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 12 January 2016

We've made our way to the Bay of Many Coves by water-taxi from Picton on a cold, cloudy, wintery September midday; an intermittent drizzle hassled our boat, and even managed to get us a bit gloomy, though the scenery around us was nothing short of stunning; well, the gloom was all gone and forgotten when, going around a bend in...

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

Thank you for amazing review and poetic words. It is truly a pleasure to share this piece of paradise with you and we often hear how our location simply takes ones breath away. I do often think that the cusp of seasons is the best time to enjoy and savour our unique location, as you suggest the change in light...

Wakefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2016

My wife and I recently travelled to NZ and while there stayed at the Bay of Many Coves to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. Amazing location in a quiet secluded bay with breath taking views. We had a wonderful lunch at the water's edge and a superb dinner. Food and wine were exquisite....

Thank ian w
Murray M, Manager at Bay of Many Coves, responded to this review

Hi Ian and Sally, Thank you for you for your kind words and great comments regarding our food and service and also our location. We are truly blessed to live and work in such a magical place and get a real kick out of sharing this with our guests. We are so glad you enjoyed it and hope to welcome...

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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
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Arthurs Bay
Price Range: $458 - $1,362 (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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“all good as far as i could tell. Bay view all i should think”
BillyH792, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have a fantastic view , but if you find walking challenging ask for one of the lower rooms .”
Chillywasps, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Just make sure you go. All of the rooms are perfect.”
  • Peace and quiet in bucket loads.
CrookieLondon, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are single access and have stunning views across the bay.”
Runnergirl418, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“They all appear to have the same fantastic views.”
PeterSueSkippie, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
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