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“the last gem in balito” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Coco De Mer

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Coco De Mer
Ranked #3 of 23 Ballito B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
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“the last gem in balito”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012

forget the rest, just head to co co de mer, i guarantee you will not be disappointed, the staff was excellent, the room brilliant, am planning on coming back with more family members to this place, 1 block from the beach, if you want ocean views ask for rooms 104,105,106 and maybe 107, they offer the best without being shielded by trees.
Do yourself a favor and have at least 2 meals at Fiamma, the guys are all great.
I hope they stay the same for a long time to come!

Room Tip: rooms 104,105,106,107 those get you the best sea views
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank acpone
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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39 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2012

I absolutely loved this place!! The value for money (especially if you're from Europe) is extraordinary. The room was beautiful, super comfortable, with a really nice balcony facing out on a luscious tropical garden. The bathroom was really nice. You really get a sense of luxury and comfort from this place. The staff are really friendly, both in the reception and in the restaurant. The food at the restaurant is really good. The hotel is a five minute stroll from the beach, and also very close to a grocery store if you need to stock up on anything. Room service from the restaurant is available and free of charge. As someone else wrote, there is nothing bad to say about this place at all, I did not want to leave. Very highly recommended!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Javinsky
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Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2012

Marvellous hotel , excellent view of the ocean , friendly staff who go an extra mile , tasty food.My wife and I really enjoyed our stay there and we will definitely come back.I ll reccommend to anyone who wants leisure and comfort.A place to go for anyone visiting Ballito

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Isaac D
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2012

We stayed over for one night during August 2012 for a business trip. The rooms are spacious, beautifully decorated and an extremely beautiful bathroom which is open plan to the bedroom. The bed is comfortable and has lovely linen. We ate lunch (pizza) and dinner (room service as it was very cold and we didn't want to leave our comfy room) and both meals was excellent. The veal especially was outstanding. We visited the spa and both my husband and myself had excellent massages.

There wasn't anything bad to say about the hotel, staff, restaurants or spa and one seldom goes away without finding a gripe about something.

Well done Coco De Mer!

Room Tip: We stayed in room 5, beautiful room with a sea view.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Migmad01
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London
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

wow, we picked a hotel at random, and couldn't have chosen better – what an extraordinary place! A beautiful setting, good location, amazing attention to detail and a wonderful staff. We didn't expect to have such great service but loved every minute of our ten day stay.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Johannesburg
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2012

Beautiful hotel with excellent rooms. Having taken mid-morning runs on the beach road, I discovered our choice staying at Coco De Mer was the best we could've made. Modern rooms and finishes, great views, great service and very spacious.
Their breakfast was suprisingly not up to standard, but in time I'm sure they will make improvements.
Thanks to the hotel staff for making our getaway pleasant and enjoyable.

Room Tip: The forest facing rooms are beautiful... but I was informed the ocean view rooms are far more spacio...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Frankfurt, Germany
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60 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2012

This is a hotel we have been waiting for in Ballito. Definitely the best Ballito has to offer.

We spent 3 nights in this hotel and it is exquisite! The rooms are large and elegantly decorated, with a really large shower, big enough for 2.

The entire hotel is very tastefully done up and the garden with its massive pond is like walking through wonderland!

The food is good and they have an excellent wine list and a great bar for cocktails! The breakfasts were not as great as one would expect from such a hotel, pretty ordinary and not very creative

The location is super because you can reach the beach and shops within about a 2-3 minute walk.

And getting to the King Shaka airport from here is superb, only about 15 minutes with no traffic jams anymore.

Room Tip: The non-seaview rooms are quieter as they are garden facing.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Coco De Mer

Property: Coco De Mer
Address: 63 Compensation Beach Road, Ballito 4399, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ballito
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Ballito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Coco De Mer 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Coco-De-Mer Boutique Hotel is situated in the heart of Ballito's bustling hot spots, and within close proximity to all the modern convenient stores, shopping malls, restaurants, points of interest - all within strolling distance to exclusive beaches.The hotel itself is distinctively Afro- Bali styled, perfectly situated in the midst of a natural eco forest and backdropped by the sultry and warm tropical Indian Ocean, boasting a fusion of creative interior design marrying its natural element surrounds along the friendly Dolphin Coast. ... more   less 
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