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“Ultimate relaxing”
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Cocotinos Manado
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Wori
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 November 2013

"Sir, are you joining for afternoon coffee/tea", that is what you hear everyday at 5pm from anybody of the friendly staff of Cocotinos Manado. How nice, free pisang goreng with cup of coffee around the pool, this place is really all about relaxing.

Forget the hectic city of Manado, but instead consider a stay in Cocotinos will really give you a smile. A fully equipped Spa, restaurant & bar, pool and the best rooms made us feel like kings. Oh and we didn't try the diving, but as we just got back from Bunaken for the PADI course, this intermezzo was really just for a few days of ultimate relaxation. Mission accomplished.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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MartinusWawanda, General Manager at Cocotinos Manado, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2013

Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for your pleasant review of our resort. Nice to know you enjoyed your relaxing stay with us. Now that you have obtained your scuba diving qualification, please remember to stay and dive with us the next time you come to Manado. We promise you a fabulous experience in some of the best reefs of Indonesia right here, at our very own doorsteps! Please tell your friends in Holland about us.

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Martinus Wawanda
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

I stayed 4 days for scuba diving. I like the cozy atmosphere of the resort. Though it is not high-end gorgeous one, all of the area is tidy and clean, the room is well equipped and has good ambience, and all staffs are well trained, kind and friendly. I traveled alone but didn't feel lonely at all. Also diving guides know about the diving spots well. They are good at finding creatures. This resort is in a small village, and maybe some people would mind loud "adhan" and noises as well. On the other hand, communication with children there was quite fun. I hope to go back there again someday.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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MartinusWawanda, General Manager at Cocotinos Manado, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2013

Dear reviewer,

Very nice if you to give us a great review. We are very happy you enjoy your stay with us in our simple resort by Wori bay , with the village behind us. The call to prayer from the small mosque nearby reminds us that we are fortunate to be living in harmony in a village of mixed faiths. There are two churches in the village. Many of our guests, like yourself, enjoy meeting the children and talking to the friendly villagers, many of whom work in our resort. Pls tell your friends about us and do come again.

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Martinus Wawanda
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Very relaxing place set in a beautiful location, you feel immediatly at home. Perfect after a long journey (or jet lag). Close to Manado, bunaken and the airport. Good food, amazing friendliness and service. Just... No beach.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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MartinusWawanda, General Manager at Cocotinos Manado, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2013

Dear Guilame C,

Thank you for your doing a good review of the resort. It is much appreciated. We are pleased you liked our location , and service. Like many resorts on Manado we do not have much of a beach, except at low tide , and the sand is black because it is volcanic. But we have great sunsets and Wori Bay where we are has a simple rustic charm that appeals to many, and of course, the great diving sites for which Manado is famous.
Please tell your friends about us and come again

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Martinus Wawanda
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

What a great place to relax and dive. The people here are amazing. Relax by the water and some of the most amazing diving in the world. The food here is mostly Island flavor. Night dives are a must. You must take a stroll outside the resort to see the local people. They are so friendly and take a visit to the local school. It is Humbling. This resort is a must for any level diver. Bring a good camera, you will get some incredible pictures. The guides will show you creatures you will only see in that part of the world. The Walls are stunning with color and the fish life is overwhelming. What a great experience .

Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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MartinusWawanda, General Manager at Cocotinos Manado, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2013

Dear Reviewer,

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and the diving in the Bunaken Marine Park where we are located. The reefs here are great and deserve to be more well known to divers throughout the world . Like you, many of our guests have visited the sparsely fitted-out schools in our village, made donations of stationary and some have even given of their time to do some craft with the children. It is all very much appreciated.
Thank you, tell your friends about us and please come again.

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Martinus Wawanda
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

Cocotino's looks after each and every small detail of your trip, from picking you up at the airport when you arrive, to organizing your dive gear, to your meals and accommodations. Great spot for serious divers as there are so many options for diving, from novice to experienced divers. The Dive Masters are top notch and them and the crew look after everything for you.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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MartinusWawanda, General Manager at Cocotinos Manado, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2013

Dear Mstangarone ,

We treat all our guests like royalty and so it is only natural that we look after your every detail when you stay with us. It great to know that our service is appreciated . Thank you for giving us top marks. Please tell your fellow divers about us. We very much look forward to your next visit.....out warm and friendly service awaits.

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Reviewed 30 September 2013

Two sides to this place - as a slightly upmarket dive hotel it is terrific, the dive shop is friendly and efficient so you can get one of their two dive boats to some of the best water in the world. Even with a snorkel the coral, fish, turtles and reef are clear as crystal in three to eight meters.
As a 'resort' it's less impressive, a small hotel behind a high wall in the middle of a kampong village at the end of a longish road that goes nowhere else. The rooms are nice enough, there's a small pool and a central bar cum restaurant cum meeting area. But that's about all and there's nowhere else within walking distance so unless you are a serious diver or looking for a very quiet time, it may not be for you - no beach and not much by way of activities unless you take a hotel car to the highlands (recommended). Not a place to take young children though the staff are super friendly and would probably do all they could to make them welcome.
One oddity is that each morning we were there there was a blast of karaoke or heavy metal from the village at around six am - a guy in the village told us it was a discontented villager who hadn't had his land bought up when the hotel moved in!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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MartinusWawanda, General Manager at Cocotinos Manado, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2013

Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for your good and honest review of our resort. We are glad you enjoy your stay with us. Yes, we are a small resort in a village facing Wori Bay. We occupy a rather small footprint on land but our play ground for divers is vast in some of the richest reefs of Indonesia within the Bunaken Marine Park which is right at our doorsteps. We are always mindful of our non-diving guest and we have a range of activities for them, from crab fishing nearby (good for children), to highland tours, and visits to the city of Manado and further on to the Tangkoko National Park where you can find endemic animals that are unique to Sulawesi.
Please tell your friends about our warm and friendly service and we hope to see you again.

Best regards,
Martinus Wawanda
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

Just return from a diving trip to Cocotinos Manado, was greeted with great hospitality & warm smile by staffs & dive operators. Rooms are clean & neat with a great pool just in front of the room, restaurant is just a few steps away with access to the jetty where dive boat awaits daily to ferry us out to explore the hidden underwater world of Manado.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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MartinusWawanda, General Manager at Cocotinos Manado, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2013

Dear Reviewer,

We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your diving holiday at Cocotinos. Thank you for your excellent review of our resort. It is much appreciated . Our resort is small but it is ideal for divers, with the rooms, pool, restaurant, dive center and jetty all close together; this way you spend your energy under water with the fish, not above.
Please come again and bring more divers with you.

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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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