fantastic location right on the marlborough sounds, only accessible by boat and that makes it unique for a singaporean like me! Good looking modern rooms, spacious with a separate sitting area and balcony and surprisingly self contained. (would have to cart all your supplies there though!)
The food was yummy and surprisingly not exorbidantly priced, you would think that they would want to take advantage of the fact that you are so remote and have to eat there. I love the rooms, the view and some of the activities that we did....like fishing. They provide all supplies for fishing which is pretty cool as we are 'fishing virgins'.
The service was ok sometimes a little inconsistent but Jian was great!! Good guy. I undertsand that many of their service staff are somewhat transient on maybe a 12 months contract and that could explain it.
We did a half day trip out on the Lady Karen which was arranged by the hotel and the boat is skippered by a chap called Gordon Low. He was very hospitable and warm and we saw a whole pod of dolphins (like 30 of them or something) and they swam with the boat whic was fantastic and we managed to catch our own lunch as well. I would certainly recommend a trip out on the Lady Karen, Gordon was an excellent 'host'!
All in all a lovely property and I would return.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Bay Of Many Coves Hotel Picton