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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.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 July 2015

We had the most amazing time down in your little piece of paradise. It truly is a hidden gem. Thank you for the amazing service you provided us - from the bottle of bubbles upon arrival to the endless buckets of fish food for the boys to throw in the water (they could have feed those fish all day!) -...

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

Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure having you all here. I am glad the boys had a great time as well. Swimming featured highly for someone who shall remain nameless! We hope to see you here again soon.

Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 July 2015

We stayed at the Bay of Many Coves for 6 nights, getting back home tonight. We had such a great time that we wanted to post a review while the experience was still fresh in our minds. Where to start...! The accommodation, set on the side of a hill overlooking the bay has amazing views. Opening the curtains in the...

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

Thanks for your review. It was a pleasure in having you stay with us. We really enjoyed helping you to relax and unwind. It goes to show that you don't have to travel miles to enjoy the best in relaxation and good food. All the staff, Murray and Elaine, thank you and hope to see you again next year!

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 5 July 2015

Visited Bay of Many Coves resort for 2 nights - wished it had been longer. Superb small luxury resort but with very friendly, accommodating staff. As the resort is built on a hillside, views to the Bay are available from all rooms - and makes for some much needed exercise after the bountiful food available. Meals/food - beyond expectations! We...

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

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we have had a lot of Dolphins in the Bay lately and they are always a highlight when they come in. We are blessed to be living and working in such a wonderful piece of New Zealand paradise. Thanks again.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 19 May 2015

This is the most amazing place we have ever stayed. The views, the food, the service were exceptional. It was the perfect place for a honeymoon. Absolute luxury set among complete natural beauty. Enjoy sipping champagne over a five star meal or kayaking with baby seal. Thanks for a great holiday!

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

Honeymoons are our specialty. We agree the location is a perfect setting to reflect on your new adventure and life together. The natural beauty never ceases to amaze and dazzle us here as well. Kayaking with seals is an amazing experience, we had dolphins in the Bay the other day, which are regular visitors, which amazed our guests and made...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 15 May 2015

Bay of Many Coves was on my bucket list ever since my good friends from Auckland chose it as a place for their honeymoon. Indeed beautiful and serene the resort is a perfect place for a romantic getaway. Pip and Nick Goodhew are a fantastic representation of Kiwi hospitality, genuinely caring and helpful. Evening wine tasting with the hosts was...

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

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in our very special piece of New Zealand, the Food and Beverage team and service staff are pleased you enjoyed the food and service. I do agree, the best way to see the beautiful Marlborough sounds is by doing a scenic cruise or even in a float...

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  • Beachfront
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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: ₹ 23,946 - ₹ 52,662 (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 rooms are single access and have stunning views across the bay.”
 of 5 bubbles Runnergirl418, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“They all appear to have the same fantastic views.”
 of 5 bubbles PeterSueSkippie, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“They are all good!”
 of 5 bubbles lastword2016, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I think all the room look on to the Sound, but that's definitely what you're there for”
 of 5 bubbles Peagreen98, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in Room 602 - we photo for unit layout. 100 and 200 units seem most private and quietest”
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  • What a view
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 of 5 bubbles BH136, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
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