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Over Bay of Many Coves Resort
Dit resort betekent letterlijk 'Baai van de vele inhammen' en is tegen een heuvel aan gebouwd. De sfeervol ingerichte appartementen beschikken over een kitchenette en het balkon biedt een schitterend panorama over de inhammen die hier samen komen. U kunt een spa-behandeling ondergaan, een krantje lezen onder het genot van een kopje koffie in het Kumatage café of gewoon op uw balkon van het uitzicht genieten. Bay of Many Coves vormt een perfecte uitvalsbasis voor activiteiten in de omgeving, zoals een bezoek aan een wijngaard, zeilen, vissen, duiken of kajakken. Aan het einde van de dag kunt u in het Foredeck Restaurant dineren bij zonsondergang of in het Bight Café een lichte maaltijd nuttigen.
- rust en natuur
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: Aparte woon- en slaapkamer, televisie, radio, telefoon, internettoegang, kitchenette met magnetron en vaatwasser, kluisje, compleet ingerichte badkamer met föhn en balkon met uitzicht over de baai.
: Zoals 2-kamer appartement, met wasfaciliteiten, twee slaapkamers en twee badkamers.
Gelegen op een heuvel bij de Marlborough Sounds, op circa 30 minuten varen van Picton.
• 2 Restaurants
• 2 Bars
• Vissen (in directe omgeving)
• Wandelingen (onder begeleiding)
• Kids Club
De Marlborough Sounds bevinden zich in het noordoosten van het Zuidereiland. Vanuit Picton kunt u per watertaxi vervoerd worden naar het hotel van uw keuze in deze prachtige omgeving. De serene stilte zal u echt tot rust brengen.
"Bay of Many Disappointments"
While the setting has above average beauty it is NOT unique (a cross between the Swedish west/Norwegian coasts as well as those of Maine and Vancouver). The Resort is not a 5-star resort (it overstates if not over-sells itself as: "luxury five star resort-style accommodation"). More like a 4-star. The rooms/cottage are spacious but the attention to detail is missing as well as for the Resort's common amenities and setting. There is a 'pool (10m) and a small jacuzzi. The sea temperature is cold (c17-20) and water opaque. The activities are over-billed: the dolphin experience is quite constrained - much better in the Florida Keys where the water is warm and clear. The walks are no different to the Snout (straight out of Picton). With just a bit more imagination, attention to detail and a willingness to listen to constructive feedback BOMC could all be so much better - a shame! Matters are managed on an ad-hoc, disorganised fashion. The staff are reactive and verging on unprofessional; including the in-residence/onsite owner-couple (Elaine&Murray). The site is a redevelopment of a former, failed hotel. The "resort' has had staff issues, with high turnover. There are are one or two stars amidst the general body. BOMC is very expensive for what one gets in New Zealand or elsewhere in the world. Also it must be said that there seems to be some price escalation and marketing hype for the New Zealand lodge experience - many seem to have questionable value It is unclear how it has won so many awards. The resort restaurant has won many, but it is just not that special. From personal experience there are many better restaurants in the Antipodes (and elsewhere). The cafe on the quay is lovely setting. As for BOMC and Queen Charlotte Sound, it would be better to stay in a 80% cheaper and very good accommodation in Picton and take boats or drive to explore the Sound and surrounding areas This review is posted having just completed a 5-week extensive trip in New Zealand (both islands) as well as Australia (NSW and Vic). The South Island was exquisitely beautiful for its juxtaposition of landscapes and nature, pristine condition, lack of crowds and charm of the locals. The local wine industry is a wonder - eat (and drink) at the wineries - Marlborough or Otago! By way of reference, I travel about 170 days a year, half on leisure (staying from hostels to 6-star plus), and have visited over 100 countries/6 continent to date.
"Paradise on Earth"
As the driver of our Cougar Line water taxi dropped us off at the jetty on our arrival here he said "Don't relax too much or your heart will stop." Having been here for three days I see exactly what he meant. The weather may not have been the best at the start but it got better. Our room was a one-bedroom apartment and was fully detached, as are all the rooms. After dinner you needed to try and believe what you had just eaten. Anywhere in the world the cooking would be considered for Michelin Stars, it is that good. I had probably the best beef I have ever had and the style and presentation of all the dishes was remarkable. I almost took a photo, but resisted the temptation. The place is very quiet and luckily for us, filled with lovely people, both guests and staff. Elaine and Murray must be very fussy employers, because to a person the staff were some of the best I have come across. They cannot do enough for you and never stop smiling. Nema, as well as bringing the luggage and just about everything else also did a very professional wine tasting evening. I learned a lot from him and from Murray who lead the tasting. They showed a real passion for their local wines and they are justifiably proud of them. One particularly good one was Villa Maria Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, from the Wairau Valley. We didn't really feel up to our pre-arranged walking tour (taking over three hours) so arranged instead for the water taxi to pick us up and take us to a nearby island to see some of the most rare birds in New Zealand, and we were not disappointed. A bit of a climb to get to the top but with regular stops it was most certainly worth it. The views are simply amazing. As with all the best things, they eventually come to an end and with much regret we left for Picton and the next stage of this fabulous holiday in this incredible country. Thank yo so much to all at the Bay of Many Coves for a very special time.
From the moment we stepped off the boat and were greeted by Murray, Elaine and Kate we knew we were in for a special couple of days! We were treated like friends but looked after in a very unpretentious way. We loved Murray's wine tastings (I learnt more from him about wine than I have from any other wine tasting) and had two amazing dinners with fabulous views. All the staff were well trained and knowledgeable. A great place to relax and do nothing in the middle of our hectic tour, which is exactly what we did! We recommend Bay of Many Coves unreservedly, save up, you won't regret it!
"Perfect place to recharge the batteries"
The warmest of welcomes is offered here by Murray and Elaine along with their exceptional staff. We chose to stay here at the half way point of our trip from north to South Island on Valentine's Day as a treat and enjoyed a few days rest and relaxation before heading on our journey.. It was the perfect place with stunning views, great accommodation and lovely food, wine and service. Arriving by water taxi makes it special and a personal welcome as you disembark the boat sets you up for the personal treatment you receive throughout your stay. No corporate check in line here. Hospitality at its best. If you are looking for peace and tranquility, beautiful scenery with great food and a good standard of accommodation with a personal touch I would highly recommend you visit the Bay of Many Coves. You won't be disappointed.
"great location in Queen Charlotte Sound - Beautiful hotel"
Very nice hotel, amazing room with a large water view, nice bathroom, good equipment, Excellent restaurant , very nice staff. So the perfect place for vacations. To access it : around 30 minutes from Picton
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