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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 3 nights at the resort. Two nights were for a wedding. It was really really wet and rainy. On the first night we had a BBQ to meet the other wedding guests. Our hosts had everything arranged undercover and we had a wonderful evening. The second night was wet again and the bride was well cared for by... More 

Thank Wendy C
Matamata, Waikato, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for a relaxing holiday then this is it. A beautiful view from the room as well as the balcony over the bay and if you want a wonderful meal take the water taxi across to Raetihi. A cruise around the bays with Pete is well worth it and you get mussels to take home, too. Just ask... More 

Thank Wally O
Trevorhook, Owner at Te Mahia Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear Wally, We are pleased you had such a wonderful relaxing stay and yes Pete's excursions on Kenepuru Water taxi are fantastic, as are the meals at Raetihi. We look forward to your next visit to Te Mahia Regards Jann & Trevor More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely resort tucked away from the road. Clean, tidy and nice little touches in the apartment that make you feel at home. Amazing views from the rooms and the outdoor areas. Owners were very friendly. Would definitly stay again in this beautifull resort!!

Thank coupe80
Trevorhook, Owner at Te Mahia Bay Resort, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we do try to make all our guests feel as though they have arrived to stay in a 'home away from home' with all our little special personalized touches. We look forward to hosting you again on your next visit. Kind regards Jann Hook More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
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272 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This is worth the 500m detour off the main Kenepuru Road, the gift shop is attached to the tiny coffee shop. It is amazing and full of rather neat items. They make coffees, smoothies and during the summer season run with more fresh made food.

1 Thank twebb21
Trevorhook, Owner at Te Mahia Bay Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for our wonderful review and we are so pleased that you were able to discover our coffee shop and gift shop, we are very excited about all the new product arriving daily for our guests. More 

Watsons Bay, Australia
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147 reviews
82 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

We travelled as two couples and stayed in adjoining apartments. Both were spacious and comfortable with good bay views. We arranged for dinner to be cooked in our apartment by Rachelle and Jann. Superb meal and this option is strongly recommended. Our hosts were wonderful and we strongly recommend the resort. Thank you!

Thank Roger B
Trevorhook, Owner at Te Mahia Bay Resort, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you had such a wonderful stay in our apartments and could enjoy the lovely dinner that Rachelle our in-house chef prepared for you all. Your recommendations mean a lot to us- so thank you. Jann & Trevor Hook & Rachelle More 

Masterton, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 May 2016

What an amazing spot and the Owners were fantastic. So obliging, nothing was too much trouble. Very quaint old fashioned rooms, like an old bach. Boat mooring right in front of the unit. Lovely little coffee and gift shop.

Thank m0ssyj0
Trevorhook, Owner at Te Mahia Bay Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and we are thrilled that you had such a lovely stay. We have tried to keep as much of the ambiance of the original building as possible whilst having modern facilities to accompany this. More 

Northern Virginia
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57 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

It takes an hour plus driving by car from Picton to get to Te Mahia via some of the twistiest and narrow (but thankfully, paved) roads through the Marlborough Sounds area, but once you get there you'll be pleased you chose it as a base. It's directly on Te Mahia Bay, off Kenepuru Sound, and it has its own pier... More 

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Trevorhook, Owner at Te Mahia Bay Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, yes a windy and very scenic road to Te Mahia... but the trip is well worth the ride and guess what no traffic noise! Some clients do take the option of taking a water taxi from Picton to us if the scenic route is not an option. In our semi remote location we are... More 

Minehead, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

I'm sure that without the location, Te Mahia Resort would not be getting the reviews it has. It really is an idyllic place, so peaceful. It is very tempting to just stay put as the road in and out is long, narrow and winding. The one bedroom unit that we stayed in was spacious, well equipped and comfortable. It was... More 

Thank WAC188
Jann H, Owner at Te Mahia Bay Resort, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you discovered our wonderful location and that you enjoyed your stay. We do also have other options beside the delicious pizzas, such as savory danishes, quiches and an array of frozen meats and canned goods should you wish to prepare those for your meal as well. Yes to be fare, we do have a larger... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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106 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Stayed here after day 4 of Queen Charlotte Track. Beautiful location, beautiful resort and great hosts with free wifi. They serve great coffee and chai. Also a range of cold drinks, icecreams etc. Gifts and a limited supply of groceries. Love it!

Thank Jeff K
Jann H, Owner at Te Mahia Bay Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Jeff for your wonderful review, we are very lucky to be living and working in such a beautiful location and to be able to share this beauty with all our guests. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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91 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

We booked Te Mahia Bay Resort looking for a few quiet days in April. The resort has a selection of accommodation. We stayed in the Waterfront Motel Units. These are spacious units with a view of the Sound. The view was incredible, we spent a lot of time just gazing out at it. As others have mentioned, the Resort is... More 

Thank Joanna M
Trevorhook, Owner at Te Mahia Bay Resort, responded to this review

We are so thrilled that you had such a fantastic time here at Te Mahia and you were able to enjoy some of the lovely attributes that the Kenepuru Sound has to offer. We look forward to your return trip so that you can experience a little more of the 'Te Mahia' magic. Regards Jann More 

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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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Address: Marlborough Sounds | Kenepuru Sound, Te Mahia, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Te Mahia
Price Range: ₹ 7,909 - ₹ 11,387 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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“The view was stunning from the front rooms of the heritage building. You could see the moon glistening on the water while lying in bed”
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“We stayed on the lower level and it was fine.”
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“Waterfront motel unit K is the quietest and most private, but you may have trouble with the wi-fi.”
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“Ask for one of the heritage units - right on the water”
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“We had a corner room with sea view - and the room size and fit out were both outstanding”
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