We spent 2 nights at Coucoue Lodge. We heard about the hotel and wanted to spend some time in Assinie. This was the perfect place according to friends.
Well, it might not be perfect. Nothing is ever perfect. Still I was dreaming about this place just looking at their website. Well I was slightly disappointed but the place is still amazing!
The lagoon side is so beautiful!! and peaceful. We took a bungalow with lagoon view. It was just great to wake up with this relaxing view. The room was very big and nicely decorated with local stuff ( good point!). Neat , neat and neat ( another good point). Ac working perfectly. No mosquitoes in the room. There is a TV in the room with some cable channels.
There is a nicely maintained garden around the bungalows and the restaurant. I cannot describe how beautiful it was to sit in the couches facing the lagoon and to look at the sun setting. Atmosphere is real! We also loved the romantic ambiance in the restaurants with lanterns and soft lights, you can eat by the water. Try their pizzas they were the best tasted in Abidjan so far! The breakfast was a generous buffet and the staff was really nice apart from one rude guy who was at the reception when we got there. After a long bus journey from Ghana we arrived tired and could not wait to check in. That guy was just looking at us like "what are they doing here?" well, usually when someone comes at the reception it means they want to check in or out. We made a reservation via email but had NO response. Giving our name to the guy at the reception did not help him to trace our email. My husband got annoyed because the man was treating us like we have no reservation and should not be there. He was also being silent, no communication, no apologies, no explanations. We almost left the place but we were so tired that we decided to try at least one night.
The place was so lovely that we decided to stay and forget about that fellow.
On the second day we visited Crocodile Dipi, that is at a walking distance from Coucoue. Give it a try! We also took the pinasse to go to the beach side of the hotel. To me this side was less beautiful. The beach was kinda dirty and I have seen better beach houses. Still Coucoue is really a great place to stay in Assinie. Just know that it is not a budget hotel, the facilities are not budget so the price goes with it.
Apart from a rude member of staff, everybody else was very helpful and nice. Well done to the waiters! Very good service.
To finish I think they also have to make an effort to reply to emails because some people are from other countries and dont get to call the hotel to book.
I totally recommend Coucoue! Give it a try fellow!