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“Chilled out accomodation”
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Cocolobo
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in West End
Certificate of Excellence
new york
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Chilled out accomodation”
Reviewed 31 March 2009

Nice private accomodation with good sized rooms complete with fridge & balcony. Staff were v friendly. Breakfast served every morning. Pool is tiny but nice view of the ocean. It's a 5 min walk to the little strip of West End. Accomodation isnice & safe with a security guard posted overnight. Beaware that there's no beach right there- just dead coral so not a place for sunworshippers. Try to get a room with an ocean view rather than the more private vegatation view- you don't need the privacy as all there is are passing boats during the day so you should enjoy the ocean view instead. We did have some bugs in the bathroom but hard to prevent in a small tropical island. Overall we were v happy there & found it v relaxing.

  • Stayed December 2008, travelled as a couple
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san francisco,ca
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Reviewed 28 March 2009

The place is great! Rory and Claire, the owners go out of their way to make you feel welcomed. All their recommendations regarding day trips and excursions were excellent. Watching the sunset by the pool became for us a daily ritual, as well as the Yoga class on the weekend. The rooms are large and clean, and a great small beach is 3 min walking away as well as all the nightlife of the West End and the diving shops.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2009

Reading all the reviews here, they completely cover all the wonderful things about Cocolobo. Great location? check Easy access to West End? Check .Good rooms? Check Service and staff? Check, and so the list goes on ;-))

This was the second time we've been to Cocolobo - and we've stayed at other places - but this was easily the best by miles for the sheer beauty and calm of the surroundings, the awesome sunsets with gin-and-tonic, and the general happy buzz about the place.

Last time we were here we had our little girl, and this time we were here we had a new addition in the form or our little boy, so being somewhere we felt comfortable as a family was paramount. Roatan doesn't necessarily put itself out there as a family destination, but we quite liked that about it - it means you can do your thing, and everyone is happy to help.

That goes without saying for Cocolobo, the staff in the form of the endearing and charming managers Rory and Claire, plus Heidi the cook, Jose the nightwatchman, and Oliviia the cleaner and kitchen help were excellent and always helpful to us as a family. We felt very looked after and happy and you can't ask better than that really for a holiday. In fact it was a bit like visiting another family much of the time!

It also goes without saying that I would heartily recommend Cocolobo. Part of me doesn't want the secret to get out, but looking at all the other reviews it's probably too late for that - so I'll throw my hat into the ring with this one. Get yourself to Cocolobo - you will not regret!

  • Stayed December 2008, travelled with family
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london
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2009

I have just returned from a great stay at Cocolobo, hosted by the wonderful Claire and Rory. The hotel is in a perfect location. Quiet enough to chill, read and sleep well but around the corner from the main strip at West End - so easy access to food, shops,banks etc. The view from all the large and comfortable rooms is stunning. Each room has a wall of glass doors which overlook the ocean and balconies with hammocks if you really want to relax and day dream.

They provide a great healthy breakfast with a different hot plate every morning (not so healthy but rather yummy)!

Claire and Rory are always around for advice, chats and a drink but also know when to leave you alone to relax and do your thing.

This place seems to attract some great guests too and we really enjoyed hanging out with some of them.

From here you can do some amazing snorkelling, hire a sailing boat, dive, eat really well at the local restaurants, dip into the pool whilst overlooking the ocean and generally escape the hectic pace of normal city life!

Thanks CocoLobo for a wonderful stay

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with friends
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Los Angeles
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Reviewed 13 March 2009

We've navigated a sailboat into every island between St. John and Trinidad, and we love the Caribbean. Thanks largely to Cocolobo, we can say that Roatan has now risen to the top of our list. We chose Cocolobo because it is new and because of the reviews here that cite a short walk to - and more importantly, from - town. And because of its exposure to the northeast trade winds. We read on Tripadvisor that the electrical power on the island is now "more reliable". Uh, oh... If it gets hot or noisy outside, we need our A/C.

We never turned the air conditioning on. We're pretty sure the electricity went out a time or two. And the cistern went flat once (Kinja need de water, de H2O), but Rory had the backup water truck there before noon. The water normally comes from the community supply and the roofs, like most island places. There's filtered water in the lobby.

Claire and Rory are as great as everybody here says. The sundowner and breakfast gatherings are a kick. We "old people" met a couple almost our age who have circumnavigated their sailboat twice. Ya think there were some sea stories told?

As we walked around the island, we congratulated ourselves repeatedly on our choice of hotels. We could probably stay comfortably on 'most any hotel on Roatan. Including the old and funky ones without view. But why? You can stay at Cocolobo, with its glass front and great ventilation, perched right on and looking down on the iron shore.

btw, for those of you who know how to safely enter and exit into surge from rocks, when the swell is low, you can enter from the concrete walk next door and swim around to Half Moon Bay, exiting at the Half Moon Bay swim dock. (Be a customer, buy a beer - they're nice people) And when the swell is really low you can climb back out where you jumped in. You'll see dive moorings less than 100 yards offshore just to the left and right, with dive boats coming and going all day.

And the vers 1.0 minisub is scuttled in Half Moon Bay in the grassbeds in about 12 feet of water, 100 yards in front of the Half Moon Bay bar. Claire can tell you how to find it if you're having difficulty. Watch for traffic.

Did I mention? Rum is $2.60/liter in the "duty free store" across from Reef Gliders. Tonic is 60 cents/can and ice is $1.00 for a big bag at Cococnut Tree. Limes are 20 cents apiece off the truck. Our happy hour bar bill with Rory was $30 after a week. We're talking paradise.

Don't blow this one - go to Roatan, stay at Cocolobo.

Dan and Patt

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Hampton Falls NH
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Reviewed 11 March 2009

We stayed a week and loved every minute and aspect of the stay. The owners are friendly, helpful, warm and know a lot about the island. The lodge is a two minute walk from the busy West End and has none of the night noise or problems of a more central location. The rooms are clean and elegant. The staff is friendly. Security is visible but not intrusive. The Friday night dinner was superb and we got to know the other guests (who were all lovely) at breakfast and coctail hour which are both included in the price. We felt like we had a home away from home and will indeed go back. We highly recommend this place to anyone considering traveling to Roatan.

David and Crystell

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Lewisville, TX
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2009

This place is wonderful as long as you keep in mind your in Honduras where everything works about 75% of the time. The vista is breathtaking and romantic. Imagine having an ocean view, the ocean twenty yards from your room. You have the two sliding glass doors open, the ocean wind blowing into your room. The curtains sway in the wind while the moon light gives them a faint glow. All the while the waves from a gentel ocean crash on the rocks as you lay there with...... It's kind of like that. Plus, every morning you wake up with a warm breakfast out on the patio of the cabana overlooking the infinity pool onto the ocean. The small "town" of West End is a safe five minute walk threw the beautiful flora of Honduras. If you are looking for another "Americanized" tourist resort this is not for you. If your looking for a wonderful special spot that is secluded, honest and romantic this place is for you.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Cocolobo
Address: Carretera Pavimentada Principal at Seagrape Plantation, West End, Roatan IB3108, Honduras
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Region: Honduras > Bay Islands > Roatan > West End
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in West End
#2 Family Hotel in West End
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Cocolobo 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cocolobo is the most attractive up-market option for your stay on the gorgeous, unspoiled Caribbean island of Roatan. Cocolobo welcomes guests looking for a friendly island retreat. Whether you are a diver or just wanting to relax, you'll love our tranquil setting. Just 5 minutes walk from the dive shops, restaurants and night-life of West End, you can return to Cocolobo and hear only the sound of the sea. ... more   less 
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Cocolobo West End
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Cocolobo Roatan, Honduras - West End

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