Le Coco Beach Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Finca El Juncal Córdoba
Great Family Feeling
Natural is the way I rate it, since it makes U feel close to nature & closer to yourself. I stayed for ten night with my wife and our son. It gave us a chance to find ourselvs - again- in this nature-friendly place.
Brilliant Family Hotel
After a long & tiring journey we were given a very warm & friendly greeting upon our arrival at Le Coco Beach, which set the tone for the holiday.
Although fairly basic, the rooms were bright, spacious & clean. The service was excellent, staff were very efficient & displayed genuine friendliness (as opposed to the false brashness of the staff we have encountered many times in the USA).
The dining options were great, with a terrific selection on offer for breakfast & evening meals in the main restaurant, along with a decent selection of light bites for lunch at the pool side restaurant. The Boathouse makes a really pleasant change for an evening meal, but although the food is excellent quality it is a bit pricey.
The kids clubs were great with plenty of activities for the younger kids & a place for teens to 'hang' out together, plus a great Teens Rep who managed to motivate the teens to take part in many of the activities!
The swimming pool was large with various depths to suit all ages. The beaches were beautiful & the grounds around the resort landscaped really nicely.
The evening entertainment is limited to a games room, a 1 hour dance show most evenings & a disco, which can become a bit monotonous after a week or so.
As well as the excellent service & friendly staff, the activities themselves are what really made the holiday for us. Along with daily volleyball, water polo & tennis sessions, we also loved the snorkelling, kayaking, sailing lessons, water skiing lessons, scuba lessons & various daily demonstrations.
Although the weather was a bit unsettled, we all had a wonderful time with our 13 year old highlighting this as her best holiday ever (comparing it with the UK, multiple European destinations, various USA destinations, Fiji & Australia) which is an excellent reflection on the Hotel & it's staff!
Probably one of the worst on the island at this price
We stayed at the Le Coco Beach for 2-weeks during July. the weather was mixed with many storms but overall very hot and to be extpected.
The hotel touted as being a Superior Medium Class is no more than we would expect from a 2/3 star at best.
The grounds are beautiful and befitting one of it's 5 star neighbours but that is where it stops! The food is very very poor, lukewarm buffet with little or no changes aside from the mutlitude of Birds who openly peck at the display! That said you can pay an extra £60-£100 per night to eat in teh stunning Boat House A la Carte restaurant! believe me after a week of the buffet you will pay it!
The beaches are beautiful but dirty with most sun beds damaged. The pool is reasonably clean but the surrounding patio dirty cracked and very tired. the poor bar is ok but the foods -----!
The brochure says 3 restaurants but there is only one included in the All Inclusive. Out of 123 drinks on teh menu only 18 are AI!!!! Most of the daytime food menu is not included either making it the worst AI i have ever experienced.
I pity anyone who stay in the 1 star main hotel building which is butlins 30 years ago. Dirty tired and needing pulling down. The villas we were lucky enough to stay in were nice but still very tired.
Overall a very poor excuse for a high class Indian Ocean hotel. My advise is to go to the Belle Mare Plage next door - Stunning!
Worth note is that the Lo Coco Beach is being bulldozed to the ground in Feb 2006 so please dont book to go then. They are almost totally rebuiling it which speaks for itself!
If you love screaming kids, dirty rooms, awful food and no value for money then go to this place!
Fabulous staff, children's paradise
I have stayed at the coco beach 3 times and have always found the staff to be charming particularly with children. My children were 18m and 3 1/2 the first time they went and each year when they have returned the staff from the dining room to the kids club to the recreational stafff have remembered their names, looked after them and showed them the best care possible. The beaches are fabulous. There are 6 seperate beaches a safe lagoon for learning to snorkel, rock pools for finding crabs, fish and shells. It is possible to find a beach of your own with no problem and they are all safe. At the long beach you can feed angel fish by hand! Paradise for small children. The food is great sumptuous buffets served by the friendliest staff I have met(and as I was longhaul cabin crew for 15 years I have met a lot of hotel staff!)Should your children not like the pizzas pastas curries salads vegetables or speciality dishes on offer the staff are more than willing to rustle up chips and chicken nuggets! The only downside to this hotel is that the rooms are fairly basic and the bathrooms are in need of a facelift but if you have small, messy children who are covered in suntan lotion and sand you may find it a blessing to have a room that you do not have to worry about too much. Excellent value for money, not the most luxurious hotel but if you want a fabulous child friendly destination and find that if your children are happpy so are you this is the ideal place.
The Worst Experience of My Life
This has to be the worst hotel I have been to in my life, I have stayed in Sun International Hotels before,(Royal Mirage, Dubai.Amazing). So I was under the impression that this may be less stars but it is bound to be of some good standard. I have to say that the whole experience was unpleasant from start to finish. The rooms are shabby to say the least, the staff are rude and the whole reason why I booked this place was because of the Kids Club but I was horrified to find that my 8 year old boy was actually physically and verbally attacked my one of the kids club nannies. I did bring this up with the management and I also complained to Sun International but not even a simple apologie. I would seriously advise anyone to save their money (let me tell you this place is not cheap) but it sure looks cheap.
Loud decor, great facilities
First the negative points:
The decor of the main building is very gaudy. It doesn't extend to the rooms, but sometimes it feels like you're eating dinner in Disneyland.
The standard rooms are packed quite close together so you don't get much of a sense of privacy. Paying a little extra for a villa is definitely worth it.
The whole hotel feels in need of a little maintenance. Nothing serious but plenty of cracked paint, chipped tiles etc.
The evening entertainment is very cheesy. Dance renditions of 80's movie soundtracks etc. You may struggle to enjoy it even on a kitch level.
But, on the plus side:
The main beach is excellent, with clean white sand and a snorkelling reef just offshore. It was so good that we didn't actually use the pool. It looked fine, though - a good size and not too crowded.
There are plenty of activities, all well maintained and well staffed. The pitch and putt course is a highlight, plus a games room for younger visitors.
The food is very good. Plenty of variety at the buffets and the boathouse restaurant is excellent.
The bar is open till 1am and has a decent selection. To get away from the evening entertainment and disco, I would recommend getting a couple of rounds and taking them down to the beach.
Beautifully landscaped, spacious grounds. Plenty of room for walking/cycling but perhaps too big for elderly or disabled guests.
Butlins in Indian ocean
Stayed at the above hotel 7th February 2005 until 21st February 2005
Badly in need of updating the whole place. Rooms very basic cracked sinks
black grout amazing amount of ants. balconies are not private at all and you cannot only see your neighbour either side but all the way down the block. No seaview due to masses of palm trees but when the wind blows you do get glimpses.
Lots of wild dogs on beach which come in to complex around pool etc one even paid us a visit one evening in the restaurant. No air conditioning except in your bedroom. Basically one bar for the evening with arcade machines and pinball machines to one side and dance floor to the other people stood at the bar at 7p.m with no shirts on in swim shorts having a drink personally i like to shower freshen up and put evening wear on!
Pool again lots of cracked tiles around so children beware a few cut feet were witnesses whilst we were there
All inclusive is definately worth doing as four cokes are about £8! pizza for lunch £8 The Boat house alacarte was very good but expensive they give you £8 per person towards meal which basically covers a starter. cost for main course was approx £20.00 each
On the positive side we took my 2 year old and 4 year old and the kids club was fantastic! open 9 - 5.30 with different theme everyday pirates nature cowboys etc glass bottom boat horse riding all very welled cared for and plenty of trained nannies on hand.
Paid extra in evening for them to babysit in room
We did hear hotel is going through massive refurbishment next year and part of it bulldozed! so my advise is wait a year for this to be completed if your active and enjoy watersports snokelling etc this could be the place for you if you have any questions i would be happy to be honest!
Only for the families
This is a family hotel. Rooms are very basic and in severe need of updating. Cracked baths, basin surround chipped and generally shabby. The decor is loud.
On the up side, the staff were very friendly and helpful.
On the down side, it's expensive and the children of guests were numerous and loud. You cannot escape them unless you can find a private spot far away from them. Near the pool, in the main dining area - in fact practically all over the resort there are relentlessly screaming children.
Would never stay there again.
Went to the Coco beach in february 2004 on an All Inclusive basis. Definitely recommend all inclusive as there are few shops outside the sprawling hotel resort.
The hotel was of a good standard, offering a range of sports activities, an excellent kids club and the buffet meals were very enjoyable.
The staff were genuinely friendly. There is a good pool area and the beach is fabulous. I would also advise people to go out and get a taste of real mauritius by visiting the small towns and Port Louis.
A Pleasant surprise
We ended up at this hotel after being shafted by the tour company Asia Travel. Took our money up front for La Pirogue 4* and we were taken to Le Coco Beach 3* without choice. So felt very negative on arrival at a "Lively Family" hotel for our romantic couples holiday. But it really won us over. We had a lovely room in the villa area with a beautiful 2 minute walk through the fabulous garden to one one of the 4 white sandy beaches, where we snorkelled and sunbathed. Not much in the way of refreshments on the beach, but it was a short walk to the pool bar. Beach vendors were plentiful, but not aggressive. On the other side of our villa was a 9 hole pitch and putt course. Not having played for years we were apprehensive, but there was no one watching and we hacked around it several times a day. Just fantastic, even in the odd downpour. We really enjoyed the food, standard buffet but great service, great location overlooking the pool area, great variety. No complaints. Entertainment wasn't to our taste, we spent most nights with quiet drinks and the movie channel on TV. The kids club looked brilliant and we were sorry we hadn't brought our 2 and 4 year olds. We will go back with them in the near future. The pool was very warm, not crowded with great burgers for lunch at the pool bar. We had our birthday celebration dinner in Le Boathouse restaurant, which was pricey, but superb. All in all well recovered, but will never use Asiatravel again.
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