Cocotinos Manado a Boutique Dive Resort

Cocotinos Manado a Boutique Dive Resort

Desa Kima Bajo Dusun III, Kecamatan, Wori, Manado, Indonesia, 95000
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    8.2
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    7.2
    Very good

    "The staff in the resort was very very friendly."

    Yvonne

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    November 30, 2018

    8.8
    Excellent cleanliness
    Recommended by 83% of guests

    Property highlights

    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Currency exchange

    • Air conditioning

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    7.5
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    Very good location
    Value for money7.8
    Distance to city center17. Km
    Location rating7.5
    Nearest airportSam Ratulangi International Airport (MDC)
    Distance to airport8.7 km
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    8.7
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 1 double bed
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                    • 9.0
                      Excellent

                      "Just enjoy the stay, the sunset and have fun diving."

                      Ada

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                      January 17, 2016

                    • 10.0
                      Exceptional

                      "Great equipment and felt very welcoming by the great staffs"

                      LEE

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                      January 5, 2016

                    • 7.2
                      Very good

                      "We loved everything about this place - the location, the diving, the staff."

                      Ross

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                      September 29, 2017

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                    9.6
                    Exceptional

                    "Great space by the coastline in the middle of local life , g..."

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                    September 3, 2017

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                    10.0
                    Exceptional

                    "Great resort for diving"

                    Adi I.

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                    July 20, 2018

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                    Agoda Reviews (138)Booking.com Reviews (18)
                    8.2
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                    Cleanliness8.8
                    Facilities7.8
                    Location7.5
                    Room comfort and quality8.7
                    Service8.8
                    Value for money7.8
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                    6.8
                    Good
                    Boris from United States
                    Solo traveler
                    Water's Edge
                    Stayed 1 night in December 2018
                    Non-existant management”
                    Pros: nice water edge bungalows, friendly staff, good food. Cons: When arrived the gate of the fortified resort was locked with nobody around. Ultimately had to mobilize the friendly locals who after some 20 minutes found a security guard. The room they tried to force upon me (garden room with two single beds) was not what I had reserved a paid for (water edge with one large bed). When I wanted to see the manager there was none available, in person or by phone. This went on for almost an hour and when I decided to leave for the resort next door, the manager was suddenly available and I ultimately got the room I had paid for. A few other things went wrong: no hot water, just tepid; no fresh fruit juices (broken mixer) just canned; nobody answering the in-house phones when I needed something; extremely noisy techno music from next door boom boxes, etc.
                    Reviewed December 04, 2018
                    7.2
                    Very good
                    Yvonne from United States
                    Couple
                    Garden
                    Stayed 4 nights in November 2018
                    Very friendly staff but overpriced ”
                    To start with the positives; the staff in the resort was very very friendly. Particularly we like to highlight our bartender Af and our dive leader Rein. What was disturbing to us was that just everything was overpriced like the airport shuttle (275k IDR hotel shuttle vs 90k regular taxi), the diving (740k per dive/540k full equipment rental per day - compared to most other dive resorts in Indonesia: 450 to 500k dive/300k equipment) and the cheapest bottle of wine for 950k IDR. Ultimately and after some discussions, we got some discount on the diving but still it left a unpleasant feeling. We understand that hotels have to make money on the services around the stay but this should stay in balance. It felt to us as if the money stood central instead of the quest.
                    Reviewed November 30, 2018
                    9.6
                    Exceptional
                    Amanda from United States
                    Couple
                    Water's Edge
                    Stayed 2 nights in September 2018
                    Beautiful quiet oasis”
                    Very nice place beautiful little resort, remote but a great place to get away beautiful pool, nice spa, great snorkeling, great place for diving, short boat ride to Bunaken. They have a nice restaurant service a little slow bit good. The rooms are very nice , nich porch, very clean and comfortable
                    Reviewed September 21, 2018
                    8.0
                    Excellent
                    Jeffrey from Australia
                    Couple
                    Water's Edge
                    Stayed 2 nights in April 2016
                    Great Dive Location”
                    We visited Cocotinos, as it is only a few hours away from where we reside. The accommodation / staff and service is all great, would recommend to anyone if they are looking for a Dive / Snorkelling location to visit.
                    Reviewed April 25, 2016
                    9.0
                    Exceptional
                    Roland from Singapore
                    Couple
                    Water's Edge
                    Stayed 4 nights in September 2014
                    Great Boutique Hotel for a relaxing time and Divin”
                    Staff were EXTREAMLY happy to serve and willing to please , graet dive sites , good dive guides and equipment
                    The resort is 30 Minutes away from the international Airport and 2 hours away from MANADO city . graet to disconect from the rat race / we took the best sea facing room and ir was BIG ,clean and comfartable . - not 5 star luxary but every thing worked and had space. there are no restraunts around the resort . but food was good ( the portions were generous)and the restraunt service was top notich . we were NOT board with eating at the same place for 4 days . Diving was great but we had to push them to take us to spots that were 45 minutes boat ride away ( but this was because other people on the boat had already dived there) - Diving is a little bit expensive compared to other locations in Indonesia ( try to book a package may work out cheeper) - THANKS Cocotinos we will recomend this place and hope we can come back again
                    Reviewed September 24, 2014
                    9.3
                    Exceptional
                    David from United States
                    Solo traveler
                    Garden
                    Stayed 3 nights in August 2014
                    Diver's Dream”
                    Diving, Service, View
                    Loved this place. I've been to Manado and Lembeh several times for the amazing diving in this special spot. This was my first time staying at Cocotino's. They've various room styles, from a more hostel-like multi-person bungalow to the single room cottages like the one I stayed in. Not luxurious but very clean, quaint, and comfortable. Service was over the top. And the diving, wow...just wow. What a great team, excellent boat, and knowledgeable dive master.
                    Reviewed September 15, 2014
                    8.7
                    Excellent
                    Keng from Malaysia
                    Solo traveler
                    Water's Edge
                    Stayed 6 nights in July 2014
                    Great Dive Holiday with Cocotinos”
                    Diving Bunaken, Diving nearby Mangrove, Hotel Designed for Divers
                    Cocotinos is designed for divers and the staff have been trained like wise. This makes diving so much more comfortable. For example just out from the water, you have shower facilities and a soak tank for your camera on the boat. While you shower they prepare a hot beverage and fetch you a towel. I had a great time at the resort and is really meant for divers. I would highly recommend this place for any of my diving buddies.
                    Reviewed July 15, 2014
                    8.7
                    Excellent
                    Gregory from Australia
                    Couple
                    Garden
                    Stayed 6 nights in May 2014
                    Good. It was relaxing.”
                    Very professional dive centre; friendly staff; clean rooms
                    It was generally good, apart from a few glitches with service of food. the bid let down and therefore the thing which can really lift this resort is attention to food quality. The cooking was not very good. Everything else is excellent. Management and staff are most welcoming. Dive Center is run very professionally with great dive sites nearby. Relative proximity t0 the airport is also a plus, while distance from other eating options is a minus - but one which can be rectified with a little effort! Good place.
                    Reviewed June 04, 2014
                    7.2
                    Very good
                    de from Singapore
                    Couple
                    Water's Edge
                    Stayed 3 nights in February 2018
                    Third time's not really a charm”
                    We really love the resort and this is our third visit, but this time we were a bit disappointed by the staff's performance. Since we know the place, we had specially requested a specific room number (#25) for our stay, only to be told at arrival that we were given a different room (with 2 beds... for a couple) and the hotel was fully booked after we requested a different room because the airconditioning was barely working. After 3 hours, we finally managed to get a different room because the hotel was in fact not fully booked and everything was ok after that... Until meal time. Not sure if the kitchen was understaffed or not, I had to wait almost an hour to get a simple steamed fish. And my friends had to wait for me for the next dives, or to finish dinner. I sincerely hope they will improve the service at the reception and kitchen, because I hope to revisit them again one day.
                    Reviewed April 05, 2018
                    8.8
                    Excellent
                    Gregorio from United States
                    Solo traveler
                    Water's Edge
                    Stayed 3 nights in March 2018
                    Secluded place but all is well ”
                    If you sit in the restaurant, facing the sea there is an abandoned cruise ship in sight at 10 o’clock . Very unique and interesting view. Although this is the only resort in the area surrounded by small villages with narrow paved streets, the rooms are very clean, staff are friendly, and peaceful. If you are into doing activities that involve water, you can go diving, snorkeling, and maybe rent a small motor boat for deep sea fishing. Otherwise you are confined within the small town as it is half hour taxi ride from Manado city. Expect to pay the about 200,000 IDR for Uber-like ride or taxi, and wait for the call-out service. Foods can be expensive for lunch and dinner but the free breakfast was amazing and delicious. Overall , it is a nice resort to relax and spend time in , for preferably up to 2-3 nights .
                    Reviewed March 31, 2018
                    8.4
                    Excellent
                    David from United States
                    Solo traveler
                    Water's Edge
                    Stayed 2 nights in October 2018
                    Perfect spot for Bunaken dives”
                    Jut 20 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes form the islands. This is a great spot to stay if you’re planning to dive the Bunaken coral walls.
                    Reviewed October 18, 2018
                    10.0
                    Exceptional
                    Adi from Brunei Darussalam
                    Family with young children
                    Garden
                    Stayed 3 nights in September 2017
                    Exceptional”
                    Great resort for diving
                    Reviewed July 20, 2018
                    8.8
                    Excellent
                    Jenny from United Kingdom
                    Couple
                    Water's Edge
                    Stayed 3 nights in January 2018
                    Perfect chill”
                    We went to Cocotinos at the start of our holiday to thoroughly chill & relax. We had a beautiful chalet overlooking the bay. The staff were wonderful & a good laugh, making us feel most welcome. The restaurant was good and the free breakfast plentiful. We missed Bintang as they only had Heineken and cocktails weren't really available. But it was all about the atmosphere, large pool overlooking the sea, a variety of birds singing in the beautifully landscaped gardens and being made to feel special. We didn't dive (but had an amazing snorkel at the local reef, a short boat ride away), however the dive centre ran smoothly. It's a shame there isn't interaction with the village, there really is nothing else around. However we left the resort and went for a long walk, meeting lots of kids and families. If you want a good place to dive or just to loose the cares of the world, Cocotinos is the place. We shall return...
                    Reviewed January 28, 2018
                    7.6
                    Very good
                    Tee from Malaysia
                    Group
                    Garden
                    Stayed 1 night in November 2017
                    Great resort with top notch dive center”
                    Came here for a diving holiday. While location was isolated the dive center was great and ticked all the boxes. Not such a great location if u r not Into diving. Prices r slightly on the expensive side
                    Reviewed December 17, 2017
                    9.6
                    Exceptional
                    Paola from Italy
                    Family with teens
                    Garden
                    Stayed 1 night in August 2017
                    Fantastic - We went back ”
                    Ended up there as our flight landed late in the evening , we chose to go back there at the end of our holiday . Great space by the coastline in the middle of local life , great pool , nice food, large comfortable rooms , we were 4 with the kids . Conveniently located , 20 min away from the airport . Very nice memories !
                    Reviewed September 03, 2017
                    7.3
                    Very good
                    Alimin from Indonesia
                    Group
                    Garden
                    Stayed 3 nights in October 2015
                    Great place for diving”
                    Diving, cleaness, good interior
                    This resort is good for diving to Bunaken. Only about half an hour boat riding. May be the nearest diving resort on mainland to Bunaken. Food is good. Staffs are good especially the diving center. The resort itself has a quite cozy environment inside but since it is right in the middle of a village, sometimes There is some noise outside that can annoy its tranquility.
                    Reviewed October 15, 2015
                    8.3
                    Excellent
                    Jacob from United States
                    Couple
                    Water's Edge
                    Stayed 5 nights in August 2015
                    Fantastic Place at a High Price for Indonesia”
                    The Rooms, Food and sunset are amazing!
                    We had a great stay at the Resort. The diving is expensive compared to other places in Indonesia and South East Asia. However, they do have knowledgeable and great diving staff. Their dive prices include all of the prep, portaging and cleaning of your equipment before and after your dives which is nice considering the cost for the dives is 20% to 30% more than other places. They have a great location for access to dive sites and travel was never more than 1 hour to the dive site. The food was great and portions were on the large side. They were appropriately priced for their portion, quality and service. It is unfortunate that there is NOWHERE else to eat nearby. Which, while I am on the subject of location I will mention the resort is situated between a MOSQUE and a CHURCH. This means . . . calls to prayer and gospel music could and does go off from 4:30am until 10pm at night, everyday numerous times throughout the day. The resort is 30 minutes from the airport and about 80K to 120K for a 1 way trip to or from the resort. I as ESPECIALLY displeased with the resort in their offering of a vehicle to the airport which was priced at 280K EVEN WHEN THEY HAD TO PICK UP SOMEONE WHEN WE NEEDED TO BE DROPPED OFF. They wanted to charge the both of us a total of 560K for a 200K trip. Given their HIGH prices for everything and after spedning 20million rupiah on a weeks stay, diving and a tour to the lake for two they still wanted to nickle and dime us for everything. Such a shame, it is a good place too.
                    Reviewed September 09, 2015
                    8.7
                    Excellent
                    Yohana from Indonesia
                    Couple
                    Water's Edge
                    Stayed 2 nights in August 2014
                    The best small resort that caters to divers”
                    View, Comfortable clean room, quiet
                    My overall review on this hotel is good. Room is comfortable, clean and generous in giving us gallons size drinking water. Big containers of soap, shampoo also. My experience in resorts that is far from big city is : transportation is expensive because taxi is difficult to get (according to the hotel Blue Bird Taxi which is the best do not pick up their calls, which I doubted actually). So i ended up have to use hotel car and spent Rp.440.000 for 4 hours of use. Food is good because the portion is huge. There is one staff that stood out due to his understanding in giving clients the best service. His name is I believe spelled Helmi, he is from Banjarmasin and his work shift is evening. The rest of the staffs are courteous and friendly but they may need more training in how to serve customers. Overall safety is good. But i notice that the children that live around the resort always shouting, calling the guests offering themselves to be photographed and they ask for things from the guests. Some smaller children even throwing sands just to get the guest attention. Luckily his throw is too weak. This can caused problems to the guests. There was a security guy who shout at the kids from a far. And when ignored by the kids he just went away. The smaller yhe kid the more daring , they even come very close to the restaurant and keep shouting at us. It became so uncomfortable until we decided not to venture to the sea. This is too bad because without the children, we could have a perfect rest in this resort. Since we are not divers I can't say much about how good the diving facility. They look very well equipped. Also noted that they have no beach for sunbathing. You can only sunbathing around their pool but with nice view. Another important thing, they do marvelous job in keeping bugs, mosquitos, spiders away from the guests.
                    Reviewed September 03, 2014
                    9.7
                    Exceptional
                    Robert from Germany
                    Solo traveler
                    Garden
                    Stayed 2 nights in August 2014
                    Great dive resort”
                    Room, pool, dive shop
                    This is a very well kept resort, clean and with spacious comfortable rooms. The dive shop is the best I ever experienced - the staff there take care of your every needs. Highly recommended! The only drawback is the location, which is far from anything else, which is ok as long as you are fine staying inside the resort itself.
                    Reviewed August 19, 2014
                    8.3
                    Excellent
                    Khoi from United States
                    Couple
                    Garden
                    Stayed 6 nights in May 2014
                    Very pleasant stay in a quiet, clean Dive resort. ”
                    Close to dive and snorkel sites; good staff; good food.
                    Overall our 6 night stay was quite pleasant. As the name implies, this is a Dive resort, but we were not disappointed as snorkelers. On the first day, we accompanied the divers and snorkeled in the same areas as the divers went. We went to three different sites and stayed a long time at each, enough to get quite sunburned. Absolutely gorgeous reefs with many fish and corals. Next two days, we toured Tangkoko park and the Minahasa highlands, both tours arranged by the hotel staff and their van. We chilled by the nice pool on day 4. Although there is no official sandy beach, the water front is nice with its pier and local fishing and village activities. On the last day, because the divers went to areas not great for snorkeling, our party of 3 hired a private boat and we went to 3 other snorkel sites and had some more amazing adventures. Watch for strong currents though. Hotel food: Breakfast was OK. Dinner menu quite varied for a small place and very good. Excellent staff.
                    Reviewed May 17, 2014
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