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Queen Charlotte Sound Private Bag 382, Bay Of Many Coves 7250 New Zealand
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2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Set in a tranquil cove with beautiful views of the Marlborough Sounds, the Bay of Many Coves is an exclusive retreat offering a uniquely New Zealand experience. 100% locally owned, our one, two and three-bedroom apartments, as well as our premium Kereru Suite, all have stunning views of the bay as well as space for private dining , while the resort’s fine-dining restaurant, The Foredeck, the Mirutu Day Spa, outdoor pool and cedar hot-tub all provide further comforts during your stay. When it is time to explore, the Bay of Many Coves offers year-round activities, including over 6 kilometres of private walking trails meandering through beautiful native bush that link to the internationally-renowned Queen Charlotte Track. Wander down one of the many forest tracks and discover the wonderful native birds that are always plentiful in the resort. Kayaks, dinghies and paddle-boards are available to discover the bays abundant marine life too. The Bay of Many Coves is surrounded by an eco-marine haven, way off the beaten track. Sit out on your private balcony, taking in the most glorious views of this natural paradise and you will understand why Captain Cook chose this area as his favoured anchorage while visiting New Zealand.
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Property amenities
Free private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Water sport equipment rentals
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Neck massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Separate living room
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Pool view
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Natalie M wrote a review Nov 2021
Papamoa, New Zealand8 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed at Bay of Many Coves for our 10th wedding anniversary recently. What a spot! Absolutely stunning views with facilities, service and food to match. We saw dolphins off our deck each day, enjoyed kayaking around the bays and another highlight was the degustation dinner. Loved all the little extras such as being provided with day packs and snacks when we walked some of the Queen Charlotte track.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Graeme Smith, General Manager at Bay of Many Coves
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you Natalie for your kind review and also for choosing to spend your 10th wedding anniversary here at the Bay of Many Coves. Our aim has always been to exceed guest expectations and I am delighted to read that the team did so in respect of your stay. I hope we will get the opportunity to welcome you back to the Marlborough Sounds for future anniversaries.
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Tarns wrote a review Apr 2021
10 contributions1 helpful vote
Hotel's Favourite
Had an amazing day helicopter across from Wellington to Bay of Many Coves for a relaxing lunch. Food was superb, wine great and staff friendly and attentive. Stunning views and tranquil atmosphere. Have already booked to stay there in a few months time because it was so beautiful.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Graeme Smith, General Manager at Bay of Many Coves
Responded 20 May 2021
One of the most special things you can do is enjoy a helicopter ride from Queens Wharf and 30 minutes later land at our private pad here at the Bay of Many Coves - especially when the weather plays ball! Thank you guys for coming over and sharing our part of the world - and I do hope you daughter did well at the competitions :-)
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Brendan S wrote a review Nov 2021
5 contributions
A wonderful place for a very relaxing long weekend. The staff were very friendly and helpful and we felt very welcomed. The food was excellent, especially enjoyed the degustation, and a couple of house cocktails. Of course the location is stunning. It was awesome to just watch a huge Ray feeding on crabs by the dock. Be aware that the Cook St ferries aren't the most reliable, so you may want to make sure you're in Picton the night before you plan to transfer out to the lodge, to avoid an expensive additional water taxi (which the staff were super helpful to organise for us at short notice).
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Date of stay: November 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Graeme Smith, General Manager at Bay of Many Coves
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your review and I delighted that you and Kylie were able to make it after initially having to cancel due to Covid-19. It is so nice to spend time with fun people and am glad that your stay met your expectations. We seem to be seeing a lot of rays at the moment - could be a pre-cursor for the arrival of the orca, but dolphins are plentiful in the bay of recent days also. Thank you again for your review and I cant wait to see you back again soon.
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meera s wrote a review Nov 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We loved the picturesque views, the set up, food, degustation and the spa. It is great that you have such amazing chef and good spa facilities in a remote area and of course access to the various walks. Your staff are very friendly as well. We however were very disappointed with the rooms. We paid almost 20 k for 4 nights. We are avid travels in NZ and throughout the world and have stayed in lots of 5 to 7 star properties. I believe your prices are amongst the highest at 3 k per night for Kureru room. At that price; one would expect standards like no other. I am afraid besides the view and the free mini-bar; there was not much to the room. The set up/ design of the room, the lack of appropriate / balanced heating in the room, cold bathroom room floors (lack of under floor heating ) made for a very inconvenient 4 days stay and sleepless nights!! I am very sorry but I believe you accomodation prices are enormous for the facilities you provide in the room. We have been to Wharekauhau and Stoneridge estate in Queenstown (to name a few) at lower price than yours but facilities that justify the price. We left the venues with great compliments and of course totally satisfied. I am sorry to put this in as they are your competitors but I wanted to point out that people do not mind spending the dollar if they are treated to it.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Sleep Quality
1 Helpful vote
Response from Graeme Smith, General Manager at Bay of Many Coves
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you Meera for your feedback which of course we found disappointing to read, and clearly highlights that value is perceived by different people in many different ways. That said, some points do need to be clarified for the benefit of our readers. In addition to the "free minibar and views" sadly you did not mention that the rate included full breakfast and dining each day, as well as the French champagne and gourmet platter on arrival and hosted events throughout your stay - plus that the cost overall included all of your transfers - which did include helicopter transfers. It was unfortunate that the weather conditions on your arrival meant that the underfloor heating, whilst available, had not been turned on. You were however aware of the fireplace in the suite which we would have been only too happy to light for you. We regret that we were not aware of your discomfort during the unusual weather pattern that subsequently prevailed, and that ultimately caused added frustrations with your return travel - which again - we were able assist with. Readers should also be aware that rather than "a room", the Kereru Suite is a full 2 bedroom apartment with separate ensuites, and an exclusive large private deck which includes a spa, and a broad range of furnishings including recently added heating. Meera, it was a pleasure to have had you and Giuseppe stay with us and I am glad that you enjoyed the food and overall service provided by our team. I am just personally very sorry that on this occasion - your expectations were not met.
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Elisa Roorda wrote a review Oct 2021
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We traveled with our three kids during school holidays and had the most amazing time! The staff is really nice, the food is outstanding and the service is at an international level. We had kayaks and stand up paddles available and also enjoyed our days at the swimming pool and walking on the trails. We will definitely go back!
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Date of stay: October 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Graeme Smith, General Manager at Bay of Many Coves
Responded 25 Oct 2021
Hi guys. I hope you all got home ok after your stay. It was so nice to see your family down here in the Marlborough Sounds and I am so glad you got to take advantage of all our facilities. I am so glad to hear you are coming back - I can’t wait to meet you off the jetty. Thank you again guys.
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US$479 - US$1,046 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bay of Many Coves
Which popular attractions are close to Bay of Many Coves?
Nearby attractions include Marlborough Sounds (1.7 km) and Queen Charlotte Track (6.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bay of Many Coves?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Bay of Many Coves?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Bay of Many Coves?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Bay of Many Coves?
Yes, free private parking nearby is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bay of Many Coves?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bay of Many Coves?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Bay of Many Coves?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Edwin Fox Maritime Museum (16.0 km).
Does Bay of Many Coves have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.