Red Coconut Beach Hotel
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... it's more of a holiday destination as accommodation and flights are quite expensive and the journey here quite long. The music is good and loud and the drinks are cheap which is perfect for me ! There seems to be loads of Korean and Chinese tourists and of course the odd European or Australian. When we got home Gary was fast asleep on one of the big sofas in the living room area, we're guessing he's had a good night too ...
After a very short visit to Hong Kong having mucked up the flights it was time to leave for 2 weeks of relaxation to the Philippines. We were awake at 7 to get the bus from outside our hostel to the airport at 8. We were all like zombies having had a lack of sleep and too much alcohol the night before. On the bus we all slept and then just went through the motions one by one at the airport; check-in, security then breakfast. This is where it went very nearly terribly wrong. ...
... beach in the glorious sunshine. We found ourselves keep going for swims because it was just too hot to stay out in the sun for longer than twenty minutes. The water was nice an refreshing but u had to walk out miles before it got deep.
In the evening she girls had learnt there lesson the night before and decided to drink around 8pm. The girls invited a few boys up to our penthouse and I invited Aline. We drank on the balcony for a couple of hours before joining everyone ...
... I want to give it a go but lessons are for schmucks :) Along the way we 'appreciated' one of the kids sandcastles...our friends told us that we had to tip for this appreciation. We stopped at a beach bar for a cocktail & watched some pommy guys play soccer with the locals on the beach. It was pretty cute watching them nominate kids as the team captains & let them pick the teams :) We were supposed to meet Kimmy & Jodie at 1630 but didn't make it back to the meeting ...
So here I was on my last long vacation heading back to the Philippines. We first went to Shanghai to see Jessica and her friend. Dora and I took the train to Shanghai. And while waiting at the train station we saw the cutest little baby. The father told us they were English teachers. In China some English teachers are Chinese so their English isn't very good but good enough to have a conversation with. We asked that the babies name was. And they told us her Chinese name. We ...
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Red coconut not good
In Aug '05 we went to Boracay for the first time. Because of the location, we chose to reserve rooms at the red coconut while we were in manila so we prepaid our airfare and hotels. We had 3 garden view rooms that all smelled like mildew. When we asked for an extra bed, a twin size bed with large stains was brought in and placed on the floor. We had to ask them to flip the matress over. It was so disgusting that no one slept on that bed. The towels were old and worn out, with frayed edges and small holes. They weren't soft and they were no longer white. Even the beach towels were faded with frayed edges. Food trays for the breakfast buffets were not replenished in a timely manner. Our last night, we returned from shopping to find a dead rat on the welcome mat in front of our door.......the only positive is that the staff was pleasant other than that the place is need of many improvements. We will never stay there again or recommend this place to anyone.
My wife and i found the hotel very quiet and relaxing in the rooms at the back the first night my wife was sick with migrain as i was eating with my step daughter she had to use the CR i was helped by two wonderful members of staff Tess and Fran who took my daughter there for me, i also found them very helpfull when it came to information on what to do there and where to go.
AS for food i had no complaint the room was very clean and all facilities worked well.
Looking forward to going again sometime
thank's and well done to all staff
Not the best place to stay
We went to boracay sometime in august. Me and my husband was quite excited as this is our first time to see the place. I guess because of all the good reports about Boracay as one of the best resorts in the Philippines, we had some high expections which unfortunately was not met.
We stayed at Red Coconut Hotel, the room looks nice and big. Location is ok. However, needs some cleaning and amenities improvement.
The coffee table had stains.
They don't really sweep everything, found dirt under the sofa
The bath towels aren't up to hotel standard, they look really cheap
They have problems with hot water, it's not always available
To name a few, but the worst thing that happened on our first day is that the toilet clogged, we had to call them twice to fix it. On our last day, it clogged again.
We took the package where breakfast is included. We wish we didn't do this. There's not a lot of choices prepared, not enough continental food for foreigners. The drinks taste like water and sugar "too sweet".
We took Red Coconut as it claims to be the 4th best accomodation in Boracay. Hope that they will live up to that.
But you know what, maybe I wouldn't complain if I paid a reasonable price. The money I paid would be enough to get me a nice hotel in Thailand or Malaysia which offers better services and 4 star hotel standard amenities.
In general, food preparation needs improvement in the whole island. We didn't find any resto that prepares tasty food.
Red Coconut Paradise
This paradise was found by my fiance and a wonderful find it was. Upon our arrival we were greeted by the friendly staff. Our room that we reserved was being remodeled so we were given a ocean front one at no extra charge. The rooms were very nice, clean and comfortable. The beds were great and relaxing after a full day of activities and you are close to them. The food served at the meals was terrific and enjoyed everything we ate. Did not find anything there I did not like which really surprised me. Thanks to the friendly staff there for making our stay so enjoyable and taking care of our needs. They have my vote for us to return for the honeymoon.
Most relaxing and enjoyable vacation in PI
My wife and I had a wonderful time in Boracay. Thanks to the great service and friendly atmosphere. Special mention to Jackie who was always there with a friendly smile. I would say that our group really enjoyed our stay there. The owner, managers and all the staff trully cared for their customers. I would go there again next time.
Family place to stay....
Our first visit to Boracay (Oct 04) with my whole family, sisters and friends (17 adults and 2 toddlers) .... found the staffs really friendly and courteous...clean rooms breakfast buffet is not that great but its ok... planning to go back here again next year....
Red Coconut not a Foodie Place
Red coconut is a great place to stay. Nothing fancy, it's basic, clean and no frills. It is also in the middle of everywhere meaning everything is accessible.
My only gripe about Red Coconut is its restaurant which has not a lot to rave about. We stayed there last year end of May, and we had a package that included breakfast - be aware that by around 930 am, food trays on the so called buffet table has been depleted already, and it takes a lot of cajoling and repeated requests for the staff to replenish food on the trays. They do replenish it as some point in time at their leisure but they do it begrudgingly. Isn't it automatic for hotels to replenish food - well not here at Red coconut.
It's a bummer. I think Red Coconut is taking the adage early bird gets the worm way too far.... too bad for those who prefer to wake up a up a little bit late because (hey maybe because they are on holiday?) because it means they have very little to fill their tummies in the morning.
Good news is there are a lot of places you can grab a decent breakfast like Stables.
Loved Red Coconut
My visit to Boracay was one of the greatest experiences I've had in my travels the past 12 months. It was made better by the warm hospitality and the great service of Red Coconut Beach Resort in Boracay.
Location: I believe they have the greatest location. Its just about two doors away from D' Mall where one can shop souvenirs. It was really convenient.
Buffet: As buffets go in the Philippines I rate this just average. But they do have enough choices to fill your stomach and satisfy cravings.
Service: Above Average! Tita Connie, the owner, was always around to attend to special needs of guests. Attendants were also very attentive.