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Minehead, United Kingdom
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...

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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...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 9 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!

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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.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 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...

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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

Papamoa, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Wow - what a great location. Our spacious units were located right on the waterfront - just walk out our unit doors onto the deck overlooking the Sounds. Pizza is the only cooked food available - there is a shop there though if needing to buy provisions. We took our own food as there were full cooking facilities available. Mr...

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

We are thrilled that you had such an awesome stay and you could experience some of the beautiful Te Mahia magic. Yes we do charge a 2% credit card transaction fee, we have decided to go with this option, unlike some accommodation providers who include this fee automatically in their room rate, we do not wish to penalize those who...

Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 March 2016

For our last night of the Queen Charlotte Track we stayed at this family owned resort, set in lovely bush right down at the Kenepuru Sound. We had originally planned to stay at another place, but that was already fully booked - in hindsight a strike of luck. The resort features everything needed to spend a restful afternoon, such as...

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

We are so glad that luck was on your side and that we had a vacancy here at Te Mahia for you. Thank you for your lovely review and we hopefully look forward to seeing you again in the beautiful Kenepuru Sound.

Reviewed 19 March 2016

My brother & I were travelling through the Sounds in early March & booked this last minute. I was very satisified with the size of the room (like an apartment) with an amazing view from our table on the balcony. The view from this side of the Sounds was fantastic. They have a warf so you can travel around by...

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

We are thrilled that we could accommodate you and your brother in one of our accommodation styles. Yes the view from the balconies is just amazing with the high tide coming right up to below the balcony- you cant get much closer to the waters edge than that! We hope you can return soon to visit us.

Indianola, Washington
Reviewed 12 March 2016

We LOVED this place! Fabulous room, more like a huge suite or condo with kitchenette, living area, Queen bed (plus 2 twins) with an amazing water view and lovely patio. Bring your groceries and everything is here for you to do and enjoy. Beach, kayaks, access to the Queen Charlotte track for hiking and biking. Local water taxi "Pete" will...

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

It is so lovely and refreshing when our guests have the same passion for Te Mahia that we and our staff do. So thank you so much and yes Pete's tour is one of our guests favourite activities. We hope you can join us again soon to experience the same and even more of what Te Mahia has to offer......

London
Reviewed 29 February 2016

This is special. if you want the most modern rooms and a standardised motel experience, and fantastic TV reception, avoid. But if you want to sit and look at a beautiful sound, go for an early morning swim in the sea with hardly anyone else there, have a coffee in the coffee shop or use the garden barbecues. this is...

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

We do hope that your next visit can be a tad longer as there is always plenty to do and experience here at Te Mahia and in the Kenepuru Sound. Each and every one of our accommodation styles is individual and personally decorated to give that unique and quality experience. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay.

Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

My best friend got married here this past weekend and it was a perfect venue! Jann and her team set the marquee up exactly to the bride's instructions. Nothing seemed too much trouble. The scenery is million-dollar and everything ran so smoothly. Our units were lovely too, albeit a bit tired and needing refurbishment. Light switches were hard to find...

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

We are so glad that you had a 'million dollar" view and that you had lots of fun at your friends wedding. It is a magical place to get married and share this amazing experience with friends and family. We do refurbish all the styles of accommodation on a regular cycle so we hope that on your return visit you...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 15 February 2016

We stayed there for a night after a long walk. Although the apartment/unit we had was very clean, well maintained and everything worked fine, it was obvious that refurbishment is needed. The kitchen was simply said old. When turning on/off the lights, since they were all connected in series, bathroom, living room & bedrooms were either all on or all...

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

Dear Thomas, We are so pleased that you found all of our staff very friendly and helpful and that your unit was very clean and well maintained as this is something we do pride ourselves on. All of our units are categorized as "self catering" so that is why they have very well equipped kitchens and we offer products for...

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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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: $150 - $234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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“We had a room on the lower balcony - a heritage unit it was lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles chab186220, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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”
 of 5 bubbles 405wendyc, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed on the lower level and it was fine.”
 of 5 bubbles wallyo118, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Waterfront motel unit K is the quietest and most private, but you may have trouble with the wi-fi.”
 of 5 bubbles JoannaM990, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ask for one of the heritage units - right on the water”
 of 5 bubbles del_b, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
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