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Cocotinos Manado
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

We had already completed our diving in Lembeh Strait and just needed a nice quite resort to relax before heading home. We were very impressed with Cocotinos. The room was lovely and the service and staff were great. We are considering coming back and staying to dive this area of Manado. Would have liked to have more time there.

Room Tip: Garden room overlooking swimming pool nice and convenient
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Lisa E
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Cocotinos_Manado, General Manager at Cocotinos Manado, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2014

Dear Lisa

Thank you for your 5-star review of our resort after staying for only one night. You were diving in the Lembah Straits before you came to our resort and while the diving over there is great for its unusual critters in the black-sand bottom, over here in the Bunaken area, there is a whole range of diving to be experienced, from spectacular wall dives to dives on coral-garden reefs. There is so much to experience as a diver in the Bunaken Marine Park.

Please come again for a longer stay and let us show you some of the richest reefs of Indonesia at our doorstep.

Warm regards,
Martinus Wawanda
General Manager

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Reviewed 18 August 2014

We spend 7 days in cocotinos and it were 7 happy days. Rooms are very comfortable and spacious (only mattresses were not the most comfortable). Staff is friendly and helpful. Diving obviously is amazing. When reading the comments about the rates for drinks being high: note that tax and service charges are already included. When taking that in account, the rates are OK for a hotel like this. Yes, the resort is isolated, but we did not mind at all seeing we stayed there specifically for diving. We had all we needed.
We did some tours around the island which were very well taken care off by the Cocotinos Team.

Conclusion: great stay!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Janneke D
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Cocotinos_Manado, General Manager at Cocotinos Manado, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2014

Dear Janneke

We are glad you enjoyed your one-week stay in Cocotinos, and found the diving to be amazing. Thank you for pointing out that our drink prices are already inclusive of the 21% government and service tax and that our prices are as such not expensive.
The Bunaken Marine Park facing our resort is one of the top 10 dive destinations in the world. Please come again and bring your dive buddies with you.

Warm regards,
Martinus Wawanda
General Manager

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Reviewed 13 August 2014

We stayed 5 nights and were impressed by the always friendly staff and the great service. The resort is very nice situated and the cottages are very comfortable. The food quality could be a bit better.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Thank A H t
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Cocotinos_Manado, General Manager at Cocotinos Manado, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2014

Dear Reviewer

Our warm and friendly service is our trademark. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in Cocotinos. As for your comment on our food, we would like to point out that we have to cater to a whole range of tastes and we are always working to improve on our food quality.
Thank you for your review and please come again.

Warm regards,
Martinus Wawanda,
General Manager

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Reviewed 12 August 2014

I booked a short trip with my friend at cocotinos through a recommendation from a friend of mine. Knowing that Manado has world class diving regardless. Went there with an open mind and was blown away by the comfortable accommodation, fantastic food and great service from both resort and dive staff. The rooms were very spacious and was surprised they were fully equipped with cable (Fox sports, HBO, etc) and ample space to lay out your camera and dive gear. Toilets and showers were clean and spatious. Food was fantastic which was served a la carte style (if you go for full board) instead of buffet, this ensured the food was piping hot when served (especially after a dive). Now onto the diving, the staff were very friendly and accommodating. Aside from the morning rooster that would wake you up earlier than usual, the sleep was very comfortable. The dive guides were top notch and did their best to find you the marine life you wanted such as ghost pipefish and pygmy seahorse amongst other things.There was an incident when my dive buddy needed a battery for his housing and they made the effort to go to town to look for the battery. All in all, though a short trip, the experience was very memorable and will recommend to anyone visiting Manado.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank skinstad08
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Cocotinos_Manado, General Manager at Cocotinos Manado, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2014

Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for giving us top marks in your review. It is encouraging to know that our service is up to the level expected by most of our guests. Our staff are trained do their best to ensure you that have a great diving holiday, and getting the battery for your friend’s equipment was just one of those things they do naturally, with pleasure. We are a small outfit and we need the support or the whole dive community. Thank you for recommending us and please come to Cocotinos again.

Best regards,
Martinus Wawanda
General Manager

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Reviewed 8 August 2014

We got to know Cocotinos in Lombok, it was a great experience, the hotel is very well organised, rooms are luxurious (everything one can wish for), and a dive crew who shows you the most extraordinary (small) creatures (especially Mamang (https://www.facebook.com/mamang.diver) was terrific), so we decided to try the other Cocotinos, at Manado. And we're not disappointed at all. With my wife and two kids (10 and 8 years old), we feel more than welcome, the staff is beyond 'friendly', they anticipate every possible wish our family could have (last night the cook even offered to make me a local diner outside of the menu (vegetarian)).

So, to sum up, I strongly recommend this hotel if what you're looking for, is a place to relax, and enjoy both the beauty of the ocean and, decorously, the joy of being spoiled.

ps. the pool (temperature) here is great!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Thank arne l
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Cocotinos_Manado, General Manager at Cocotinos Manado, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2014

Dear Arne,

It is nice to know that you and your family enjoyed staying and scuba diving with us in Manado after your earlier visit to our sister resort in Lombok. In both resorts we provide the same warm service to all our guests - divers and non divers alike. Over here we are primarily focused on diving since we are located in one of the best diving destinations in the world. But we also have great activities for those who do not dive. The local Manado food is distinct from the other food in Indonesia, especially the ‘woku’, and we are glad you enjoyed the special meal we cooked for you. Please tell your friends about us and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

With best regards,
Martinus Wawanda
General Manager
Cocotinos Manado

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