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Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

It has taken a month of mulling to write a review for this place. Bay of Many Coves is stunning however at the end of the day you are staying in a Kiwi bach made of plywood. Nice but not overly luxurious. At the price paid, my wife and I have experienced far better and greater luxury. At least you...

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

Thank you for taking the time to post on Trip Adviser. We loved having you stay with us and enjoyed your company very much. We apologise that we clearly did not spend enough time with you explaining our approach and philosophy to “luxury”. Our tag line here is “discover a new kind of luxury”. For us luxury starts with respecting...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 December 2015

Spent 2 nights at this wonderful establishment 2 weekends ago, and didn't want to leave! The views were fantastic, staff were super friendly and smiling all the time, dinner at Foredeck was excellent. We really enjoyed having our meals at the balcony while enjoying views of the bay, but we really did feel bad that poor Megan had to bring...

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

Thank you for your review. It was an absolute pleasure in making this very special occasion happen. We take pride in helping these occasions a very special thing for both you our valued guests and also our staff and management, we also get a special "kick" out of making this happen. We look forward to helping you celebrate your union...

Seattle
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

We were able to completely decompress here - comfortable apartments dot the hill (there is some climbing to do) and views are serene & spectacular. Meals are creative and delicious. Hosts are warm and thoughtful - everything from arrival to transfers made so smooth. We were surprised we had a kitchen area; stop in Picton for provisions. Easy to get...

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

Thank you for your review, I am glad you enjoyed the service, our location does make it easy accessible for other activities on the Queen Charlotte Sound and also the Queen Charlotte track. We do a have a small Kitchenette in most apartments, and are happy to order in any provisions if needed. Our Massage Therapist Richelle is very talented,...

Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

Born and raised in the city of Chicago , being taxied by a small boat and a great captain was a great experience. Dolphins racing past the boat, birds soaring and diving into the water. The host were super welcoming the scenery was another world. Quiet little place with weird looking chicken like birds that will snatch your shoes. Whales...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay, right from the starting point in Picton. I will pass your comments on to our Transport partner - Cougarline fast ferry service. Just watching nature at its best is what is so special about this magical piece of paradise we are so...

Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Great location and excellent hosts, started with an informal wine tasting and got to meet the other guests. Relaxing time and spacious bach's with comfortable beds, massive showers and good sized lounge. Oh and the views are amazing, lots to do. Boating, kayaking or walking or indeed just sit and read and admire the Sounds. Never once had to confirm...

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

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. I have to agree, even when the weather is not so nice, the landscape is always changing and is so dramatic you can easily lose yourself in thought! We pride ourselves on "intuitive" service, where we try our best to anticipate needs, but remain professional at all...

Brisbane
Reviewed 28 September 2015

This is a beautiful resort in a gorgeous part of NZ. The apartments are based on the idea of a kiwi bach, so are simple and elegant and have a stunning view out over the water and surrounding bush. The staff are exceptional and nothing is too much trouble. The food is also excellent. The seven course degustation was one...

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

Thank you for your review. We are blessed to live in such a beautiful and wonderful region of New Zealand, the magical views, the award winning cuisine and of course location all come together to make this a very special place. it was a pleasure having you stay and hope to see ypu again soon.

Reviewed 14 September 2015

The Bay of Many Coves was an absolutely stunning location in which my wife and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. I can't speak highly enough of the accommodation, food, wine and attention to detail. Murray and Elaine made us feel so special from the personal meet and greet on the wharf on our arrival through to our final departure....

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

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We pride our self in "intuitive service" and we feel the personal touch is something that our guests enjoy. We hope to see you back at The Bay of Many Coves sometime in the future.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 August 2015

My visit to the Marlborough region of New Zealand was planned some 14 months ago, as the motive for travel was to assess the wines of the well-known Marlborough region, particular Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. I was fortunate to have met Murray McCaw in Shanghai who espoused the virtues of his accommodation property in Queen Charlotte Sound across the...

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

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed the resort and have found it to be a "little piece of paradise" We are lucky to live and work in such an environment and also to share it with our guests. The location, service and food are what we pride our self and this feedback gives us the...

Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

Wow! The first word that came out of my mouth when I heard I was taking a boat out to dinner. The view coming in to the resort is absolutely to die for! If you are lucky enough to hit the water before sunset you will really be in for a treat. Atmosphere is breath taking. We were lucky enough...

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

Thanks so much for your review. Arriving and departing by Cougarline water taxis is a magical way of seeing the Queen Charlotte sounds. I can also attest seeing the dolphins on the way back to Picton was special and never fails to delight. I will pass your comments to Amaya and Francisco, they will be thrilled you enjoyed the food...

Wanaka, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Fabulous resort in a remote area, wonderful for a break,completely relaxing Wonderful staff and managers Greeted with a bottle of taittinger champagne Wonderfully comfortable units ,very luxurious they cater to every whim Cannot recommend enough Restaurant food absolutely top notch wine to match - just wonderful

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

From all of us here at the Bay of Many Coves, thank you for your review. We are glad you found our little bit of Paradise, even in winter it is just spectacular.

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • 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
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Arthurs Bay
Price Range: $452 - $1,096 (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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