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Cocos Village Bungalows
Reviewed 3 September 2013

The owners were at the airport to meet us, the the Bungalows being less than 100m from the airport terminal. A great central location in the centre of the West Island village, the bungalow was clean, comfortable with all the facilities we needed for our stay. Supermarket is right next door, and the property has a large covered outdoor BBQ area to cook your evening meals. Highly recommended

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Duncan E
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

The bungalows are very well situated, being about 1 minute walk from the airport terminal (well almost everything is here) directly opposite the information centre and supermarket and about 2 minutes walk from the ocean. There are several modern tropical style and spacious wooden bungalows (some which have shared verandahs and some that are stand-alone). They are clean with comfortable beds and facilities. Windows are very large metal louvres with fly-screens and the polished wooden floors and high ceilings provide a very pleasant ambience inside. The bathrooms are also very spacious. The kitchen facilities are fairly basic with microwave, electric fry pan, toaster, electric jug and fridge/freezer (no stove top). There is a very nice covered communal bbq area though. The management were very friendly and helpful.

Wireless internet which works in the bungalows is provided by Cocos IT with access cards available from the information centre across the road. The internet is expensive at $6.95 per hour, $19.95 for 24 hrs or about $67 for a week. Mobile phones are unlikely to work as there is no roaming arrangement in place (even with Telstra!). There is a limit of a thousand SIM cards (or numbers) on the local mobile network and all of these had been used up at the time of our visit. The information centre hired us a local mobile phone for $10 a day and it was lucky that they had a couple spare. Recharge cards are also available from them

Here are a few other tips for travellers: There are plenty of bikes available for hire. Car hire is available from a few companies on Cocos, but definitely worth booking in advance as they are often booked out. Shop opening hours are also very short (early closing), so it's worth planning ahead. The Cocos Club has a good duty free section and deli fridge containing delicacies not available at the supermarket. Food is very expensive on Cocos, so worth bringing your own if you have space (receipts are apparently required by AQIS)

We were here for only three days but we really should have stayed for a week as there is a surprising amount of lovely beaches, cultural and historical curiosities (especially on Home Island). The water and beach quality is sensational and exactly like what you see in the glossy brochures. There are also lots of excellent picnic spots and bbqs all over the main islands.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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4  Thank fitzrovians
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

Beautiful tropical bungalows in peaceful garden setting.
Large rooms with kitchens and timber floors that add to the tropical feel.
World class!! Lots to see and do on Cocos.

Room Tip: All rooms are good - face in to a garden setting with BBQ area and gazebo.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled on business
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6  Thank Mikel123
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Reviewed 6 January 2011

Fantastic place, hosts bent over backwards to look after us and all guests, nothing was a problem and took us on small trips to see the local views brilliant, accommodation was top notch self contained units built by the owners. An outside Podok eating area was fantastic as most guess milled around there at the bbq to cook share food in a great atmosphere you could want, Internet forget it you can buy wifi time at the local Telecentre but at dial up speeds but why do you want it unless desperate, mobile phone same problem, you can hire a mobile as the mobile system is different on the island, Things to take light gear shorts t-shirts and possibly long pant jammies as the mosquitoes were a killer , pack so real good repellent and sprays, food take cheeses meat , there is a shop but opens odd hours and may not have your favorite nibbles, pack your snorkel gear and a cheap underwater camera or you will kick yourself for not doing so the fish are unbelievable , if you surf you in for a real blast and its all to yourself..
Many thanks to Rod and Peta the owners for making this one of the best trips ever will be back!

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank AnnieFolk
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Reviewed 4 August 2010

Stayed for 7 nights at the Cocos Village Bungalows. Hosts John and Bronnie were excellent and nothing was too much trouble. Would recommend without hesitation, and will be staying there again.
The rooms were very clean, well equipped including a frypan, kettle, etc
The Bungalows are across the road from the Visitor Centre and close to all amenities and services. The supermarket is next door. Cocos provides a very relaxing holiday.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank tourism1000
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Reviewed 3 April 2010

The manager couple at the time made our stay fantastic. They went out of their way to make us comfortable and to extend the Cocos friendly local spirit to us, involving us in local activities. The rooms are good, the service is the best.
we will be back

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank onislandoffisland
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Reviewed 11 December 2009
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  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank PTA147
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Address: PO Box 1029
Region: Indian Ocean > Cocos (Keeling) Islands
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Number of rooms: 10

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