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“Spacious rooms, great dive/snorkeling center, quality staff.”
Review of Cocotinos Manado

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Cocotinos Manado
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Wori
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 November 2012

Cocotinos hosted our group of 13 snorkelers for 4 nights after our 8 days on a Raja Ampat liveaboard. Our group was made up of advanced snorklers and nature lovers. On arrival we were quickly greeted at the Manado airport by their ground staff and the 25 minute ride to Cocotinos was comfortable. Arriving at the hotel we were met by the staff and given fresh cold towels to cool off from the afternoon sun, and coconuts ready to drink.

Our rooms were spacious, complete with a safe, refrigerator, flatscreen, extremely comfortable king bed, robes, and AC. Everything was spotless, and the extra shelves and hanging areas were very welcome after our small quarters on the vessel. The showers were expansive and gave the feel of an outdoor shower with screened in sections that allowed live plants to grow and sun to filter in. Outside the rooms was either an ocean view or the crystal clear and inviting pool. Amenities include an open bar/restaurant area with free WiFi (in room WiFi available at about US$8/12-hour period), a massage area overlooking the ocean (US$30/hour), and a short walk takes you to the Odyssey Dive center and pier out to the dive boats. Additionally Odyssey has a camera charging room, with computer, Fish ID books, and an assortment of musical instruments.

We had two full days snorkeling the reefs of Bunaken Marine Park and Siladen Island, both about a 40 minute boat ride away. We were given packed lunches and spent our entire day in those areas, snorkeling vibrant and robust reefs. Our third day we traveled to the Tangkoko Forest for a day of primate and bird viewing. Tangkoko is about 2-hours away and Manado is about 25 minutes from the hotel. The hotel grounds also had active sunbirds, eagles, and kingfishers that could be easily spotted each day.

The hotel sits in the small village of Kimo Bajo, our group walked freely in the town and was warmly greeted by the children and the folks that flew kites in the evenings. Our meals were served in the open air bar and were buffet style with multiple, delicious offerings. Each night we had at least four entrees to sample, as well as soup, salad, and fresh local fruits and a dessert. The breakfasts offered equally diverse selections. On our last night the group arranged for the Cocotinos special bar-b-que and they went all out. Grilling fresh farmed fish and shrimp, as well as chicken. They also had a live band. The great food and music were enjoyed by all.

The dive center was great. I did do one dive on the nearby house reef and saw dragonets, pipefish, small shrimp, nudibranchs, and many Banggai cardinalfish. However our group was there to snorkel and that we did, about 5 hours in the water each day. The dive staff provided four guides for our 13 members and took us to great spots pointing out many creatures, and kept us safe in the ever changing currents. The boat used was spacious, covered, with a fresh water shower, and had a bathroom. They provided snacks, purified drinking water, and towels each day. On our return the staff "made" us leave all our gear and they rinsed and hung our equipment, having it back on board the following morning. The shop has all the equipment needed to rent if you did not bring your own. Also the dive guides busily collected plastic pollution as we saw it when snorkeling. It was great to see them do this on their own and by the end of the day we were all pitching in bringing back plastic bottles / bags and various fishing line encountered while snorkeling. Don't get me wrong the reefs were great but as anyone that spends time in the ocean knows plastic pollution is unfortunately everywhere these days.

All in all I would highly recommend both Cocotinos and their dive facilities. It is a great central spot to explore the area, and not as isolated as staying at Siladen or Bunakin would be. During our free time our group was able to arrange tours into Manado for sightseeing. Lembah is about 1.5 hours away and easily accessible for organizing a day of diving if so desired. The spacious clean rooms and quality of care given by the staff make this hotel a "sure" thing for a traveler exploring Sulawesi.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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MartinusWawanda, General Manager at Cocotinos Manado, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2013

Dear Reviewer, Thank you so much for your great review of our Cocotinos Resort, It was very much appreciated by myself and my staff. It was nice to have a large group of snorkelers at our resort. The snorkelling around our resort and at the Bunaken national park is always underrated, although the snorkelling is on par with the diving and in some ways even better especially around Siladen and Ganga Islands . As divers and snorkelers ourselves we designed the resort to have a very friendly atmosphere with comfortable rooms, beds and decent showers. We try to sweat the small things such as having cold or hot towels after a dive, and washing and drying your equipment after a dive or snorkel. After all you are on holiday and should be relaxing next to the pool with a cold drink instead of scrubbing your dive gear
We are also glad that your group took the time to explore the local village and the nearby national park at Tongkoko. As you found, the local villagers and their children are naturally friendly and glad to interact with visitors.
We hope to see you all again someday soon at Cocotinos. No need to spend your hard earned cash on a live aboard, when the snorkelling and diving in Manado is so good.
Thank you again for taking the time to review our resort it is much appreciated by us all here at Cocotinos. Kindest Regards. Martinus...,,,,,,,,

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Reviewed 7 November 2012

My husband and I stay in cocotinos for 1 night, on November 4th 2012
Since we havé à very short time visiting Sulawesi , we have quite a hectic and tiring schedule . And we found this hotel through tripadvisor , without reading each and every review . So we rely on our guts. On the way to go there, seems it was quite isolated , and we start to have doubts. We don't want bad resort after all this tight schedule. But we were satisfied . Despite there's no diving instructor available on Sunday ( I think you should really consider this ) , the ambiance, hospitality of the whole staff ( the one who welcome us her name is Elle ) , the food , the villa, the cleanliness were satisfying and all the little details were well thought and professionally execute.
It's a perfect place to have diving holiday, or just enjoy the nature in Sulawesi !! Keep up the good job guys !!

Ginsa&Florian

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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MartinusWawanda, General Manager at Cocotinos Manado, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2013

Dear Reviewer. Thank you for your review it was much appreciated. It was a pity that you were only able to spend one night with us due to your tight schedule, as the diving is really good at Bunaken and around the resort. We note your comment that there was no dive operation on the Sunday that you stayed with us. We normally have diving everyday of the week, but if we have no prior booking or divers going out on any particular day we tend to give our dive guides the day off to let them decompress. Please if you intend to dive with us at short notice just give us a call and we will see what we can arrange. But we are glad to hear that you liked our resort and hope to see you again in the future.
Maybe this time for a longer stay. Regards Martinus ..........

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Reviewed 5 November 2012

My 2nd visit to this wonderful resort after 2 yrs. The room is still as clean and nice. Very well maintained. Love the room, very big and comfortable.

Food is good and the bbq dinner was just wonderful. Service are excellent. The service staff really make the effort to fulfill each and every of our request.

The diving is great, plenty of micros to see. Dive crews are wonderful. We were served hot teas and coffee after every dive. And fresh fruits were served too.
This is a place I will come back again and again.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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MartinusWawanda, General Manager at Cocotinos Manado, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2013

Dear reviewer. Thank you for coming to visit us again after a two year break. As you have seen our service is still to the same high standard as your last visit, apart from the diving which has gotten even better as we have discovered some new dive spots with lots of macros quite close to the resort. So, no need to spend hours on a dive boat just getting to the dive areas.
Please don’t wait so long to visit us again as we are always glad to see return guests. All of the resort and dive staff and myself send their regards, thank you for the review and your comments they were much appreciated. Kind Regards. Martinus,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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Reviewed 13 October 2012

The staffs really took care of you since fetch you up from the airport. They just need your presence and everything will be done for you by them.

Room really great and comfortable, villa style so the rooms are quite big.

Diving great with expert dive master to bring you to the best dive sites and will search for you some interesting macro organisms!!! :)))

Overall really great and I will definitely go back there again.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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MartinusWawanda, General Manager at Cocotinos Manado, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2013

2) Review “ Paradise on Earth “ by “orangejri” on 13th October 2012 Stayed October.
Dear reviewer. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. The resort rooms were designed for maximum comfort and to give a laidback and relaxing atmosphere, enabling our guests to totally relax and enjoy their holiday. Our dive masters and guides send their regards and hope that we will come to dive with us again soon. The diving is pretty much all the year round here, so you can come back anytime. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, it was very much appreciated by all of us here at Cocotinos. Kindest Regards. Martinus...,,

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Reviewed 4 October 2012

The resort is nice with excellent service staff. Rooms are comfortable and clean with all the necessary amenities. Has a small lap pool next to the dining area which serves buffet meals other than lunch. There's a choice of bbq dinner buffet on request at about $25USD. Happy hour (only Bintang beer avail when we were there) is from 5-7pm daily.
The resort is located inside a village and you can take a walk around the village where there are small shops selling drinks and snacks. There is also the famed village 'disco' where we had the opportunity to experience (belongs to one of the boat crew we dived with).
Whatever you want, let the service staff know and you can be assured they will try their best to fulfil your wants.
The resort is pricey than the other dive resorts but if you like a nice resort with good dive guides and most of all, excellent service staff, you wont be disappointed paying the difference.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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MartinusWawanda, General Manager at Cocotinos Manado, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2013

Review “ 9D8N Diving Vacation” by “ Pyrrhous” Singapore on 4th October 2012 stayed August
Dear reviewer. Thank you for your kind review of our Cocotinos Resort. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. My staff and i always try to make our guests feel very much at home during their stay. As you remarked in your review, we may not be the cheapest resort around, but as you experienced, our level of service more than makes up for any difference in price. Again thank you for taking the time to write a review on Cocotinos and we look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Kind Regards. Martinus....,,,,

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Reviewed 25 September 2012

Comfortable, clean, very attractively presented rooms. Air conditioning works very well, and there are ceiling fans as well.
Very nice swimming pool, the bar and restaurant area has a very nice, relaxed, friendly ambiance. Some days we were offered a buffet meal option, this depends on the occupancy for that day. I did prefer the a la carte menu option, however.
Afternoon tea is provided complimentary, with some sweet pastries, which is a very nice touch.
Diving is the main attraction at this resort, but even if you are not a diver you can try snorkelling, or take a boat across to Bunaken Island.
We were very lucky in that the hotel had their 4th anniversary while we were there, and they put on a party for the staff at the restaurant, and the guests were also invited to attend. This was a really lovely touch, and it was so good to see the hotel staff mingling with the guests, singing and dancing together. It is this sort of hotel, informal and friendly. You are made to feel like one of the family.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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MartinusWawanda, General Manager at Cocotinos Manado, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind review of our resort. As you experienced during your stay with us, we are a “user friendly” resort. We like to think that our guests can feel at home when staying with us and things like inviting you to join the staff for Cocotinos’ 5th anniversary party, providing a complimentary afternoon tea or addressing you by name, is just part of what we like to do to make our guests feel at home. And of course, the natural friendliness of our staff helps a lot. We hope to welcome you back to stay with us soon and please bring a few friends

Kindest Regards from all of us here at Cocotinos ........

Martinus Wawanda,
General Manager

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Reviewed 22 September 2012

As a person who works in service industry, service standard I expect is usually quite high.
The experience both my bf and I had during our stay was wonderful. In fact, one of the best.

Warm, friendly, thoughtful and professional staff.. strive to be provide personalised service whenever possible. They remember and address you by name.. not Sir or Mdm!
The romantic owner of Cocotinos even sang a couple of songs for us while playing his guitar during 1 of the evening~!

Mosquito~ there are none! Cleanliness of all facilities here are kept in tip top condition.

F&B~ although we always hope for more varieties..but we must say the taste of the food are mostly great!
with the menu (Lunch /Tea snacks /Dinner) changed everyday.. we enjoyed our meals everyday. Especially the Fried fish with sweet chilli on our departure day (Special thanks to Martinus, GM of Cocotinos, for arranging us Lunch due to the unforseen flight delay out of Manado- a thoughtful gesture unexpected)

Dive center~ We were spoilt by all the staff of Oddyseas Dive center..all we had to do is gear up n dive n snap pixs!! Everything else were taken care of (rinsed and dried). After each day's dive trip, you'll be welcomed with wet towels ( Hot / Cold ~ ur choice! )

Overall, a very relaxing place to forget all about work.. we enjoyed our stay very much and look forward to next trip there!

Raymond & Angeline
(Malaysia/Singapore)

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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MartinusWawanda, General Manager at Cocotinos Manado, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2012

Dear Raymond and Angeline,
Thank you for your review of our resort. It was all the more appreciated as you said in your review that you were also in the service industry. Having met our owner Mr Wong, you can see where the basis for our staff friendliness came from. In designing Cocotinos, he had in mind a resort where the staff had a genuine friendliness towards our guests and not the usual wooden/plastic smile that you get in some places. This is not a problem as the local Manado people are like this without any training. The same extends to our dive centre and the dive staff, who are probably some of the best in Manado, if not in Asia. And doing the small things like providing you with a meal when your flight is delayed is just what we do. Please come back and visit us soon and bring some friends. And, the owner who sang to you wishes both of you a very romantic future.

Regards,
Martinus Wawanda
General Manager

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Address: Desa Kima Bajo, Jaga 3 | Jaga 3, Kec., Wori 95000, Indonesia
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Region: Indonesia > Sulawesi > North Sulawesi > Wori
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Wori
Price Range: £51 - £91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cocotinos Manado 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cocotinos Manado is a boutique dive resort located within Wori Bay in the heart of Kima Bajo, a fishing village overlooking the Bunaken National Marine Park, world famous for its astounding wall and macro scuba diving. A mere 25-minute drive from Manado's Sam Ratulangi International Airport brings you to the resort, on the water's edge, in full view of Siladen Island and Manado Tua, a majestic dormant volcano across the Sulawesi Sea. Through the use of selected hardwoods, stone, and other ecologically friendly building materials sourced from the region, the resort blends seamlessly with the surrounding village and coconut grove. ... more   less 
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