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KokosNuss Garden Resort
Ranked #15 of 20 Hotels in Coron
Reviewed 6 March 2014

Where do I start? Escorted to our room, opened the door and bed had gecko crap right on top. That same gecko that had taken up residence in the upper rafters of our room made his presence audibly known every night. This place is still recovering from last years typhoon and it shows. No television reception for the entire 7 nights and frequent power outages. The kitchen carries zero soft drinks as I don't drink alcohol. Canned juice, coffee and filtered water only. My room was way back on the property and there were no lights at night illuminating the path to my room which led me to stubbing my toe on the concrete curb. When I asked they said the lights were off to reduce the load on the generator. I brought my own (soft/expensive) toilet tissue but housekeeping decided they liked it better and it disappeared on the 1st cleaning. Asked to have it returned but that never happened. The vehicle arranged by the hotel to take us to the airport on departure was 20 minutes late. Everything is overpriced. The identical breakfast meal offered here is available at Sea Dive resort for 90 pesos less and the Sea Dive restaurant sets on the water with a view to the islands. Won't be returning to this place.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

May 23, 2012 We stayed here on the last night of our 6-day stay in Busuanga, Coron. It is about a kilometer away from the center of town, perhaps even less. But far enough from the noise and crowd. The staff does not wait around for you or clean up after you but if you ask them to do something, they jump right on it. They don't have the best garden but it was clean and there's enough space to move around. It's not the best place to stay but compared to where we were staying the last 4 nights, we regret not having stayed here instead.

Do I recommend the place to others? Yes
Am I willing to go back to this place? Sure, the place seems okay.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Lynn P
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

We booked 2 nights but stayed for a night only on first week of Mar 2013, then moved out! This is a dead garden! The only green when we were there was the leaves of the coconut trees and several other talls trees. There was a goat running inside the resort, dead leaves are all over the ground, our room was dusty, bed sheet was not clean, as if they were really not expecting guests to arrive. We have to wait for the lady in charge in the reception bec she's in the market. They transfer us in a bigger room but there's no ref also. We were given welcome drink only after we complain. I bought water and softdrink and someone told me I can get it from the cooler and noticed that it was dirty and the bottle is already slimy. very few choices. The water of the small pool is not clear. The resort staff are not dressed appropriately. They have dirty fountain near entrance. They placed their carpentry area near the rooms, open, an eye soar to guests. We were able to talked to the front office staff lunch time, we were told that the owners were not there but in Manila thats why some problems are not addressed, that Coron does not have so much supply of water thats why its difficult for them to maintain the garden, but when we looked at other resorts in Coron, they have nice garden. She even informed us to check the resort first before we pay on line. We ate lunch and dinner in other hotel that day. The next morning, when we checked-out, there's one lady sweeping dead leaves at the entrance. There were good comments about Kokosnuss I've read before we go but when you get at the resort, its not true. Sometimes, paying online is really frustrating. To those who will travel for the first time in Coron, you have so many choices. The islands of Coron are so beautiful, you will enjoy them

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Nancy B
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Reviewed 11 April 2013

We spent 1 night there by accident. The original plan was to come from an island to Coron, to buy tickets for the ferry to El Nido and leave two hours later. Well, the ferry was already fully booked! So we need a place to sleep:
+ very beautiful garden, unfortunately noisy (traffic, cocks)
- interesting bathroom with garden again, but ants are not for everyone...
- cheap, so don't expect too much - but it's ok for what it costs
- privacy: cottages share an open roof, so all conversations can be heard

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

decent hotel rates good service and honest crew....a bit far from the main town...limited food choices on their menu...prices are a bit higher compared to others...when i stayed there, they didnt have a generator (constant brownout in Coron) so it was a long hot night.

Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
2  Thank renjay83
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Reviewed 4 February 2013

The resort was good described in the traveler book. And I thought you can rely that it has a good standard when the owner is a german. Our first impression when we came in: the garden was not looking maintained. We took a nipa hut. Bathroom was nice. But the next neighbor was only a thin bamboo mat away. So you could hear every fart from the neighbors! In the morning, I recognized the mangos we bought were nibbled by a mouse during the night. I realy cannot recommend this resort. Especially not for this price.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank Cienfuegos241
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Reviewed 24 May 2012

This is a really nice place. The layout and landscaped garden is very pleasant and induces a sense of calm and relaxation. And the food and drink is great. But the best thing of all is the staff. Simply wonderful people - all of them. Some of the nicest folk you'll meet.
Oh and by the way - do ignore any comments on here about the place being full of bugs etc. It's not. There are no more here than anywhere else in the rural tropics (and less than in many other places I've visited). A certain amount of insect activity is par for the course in these parts and if you can't hack it - don't come!

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled solo
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13  Thank Nick B
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Additional Information about KokosNuss Garden Resort

Address: Coron-Busuanga Rd, Coron, Busuanga Island 5316, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Busuanga Island > Coron
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Coron
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Coron
Price Range: £18 - £42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — KokosNuss Garden Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
KokosNuss Garden Resort is THE place where you can relax! Only 950 meters from the somewhat crowded center and watering holes. Best is: take a 5-minute tricycle ride for 10 Pesos/person,(rate is fixed by municipality) 24 hr service. - Charming rooms - Delicious Food - Enchanting Garden - Great Tours - Reasonable Prices. We offer you: 26 cottages, Bungalows and Hotel rooms, modern or in traditional Filipino style. All rooms are spacious, cool & airy, comfortable, bright and lovely equipped. All rooms and cottages come with private bath rooms with solar hot & cold shower, toilet, hygienic tiled floorings,cable-TV, aircon or ceiling fans, private terraces, balcony or secluded garden, air conditioning or ceiling fans. 24/7 Backup Generator, no brown outs. Our large tropical garden, sheltered and cool, offers a quiet respite from civilization. Garden chairs, hammocks and shaded resting areas invite you to a life of leisure. Garden Restaurant with international and Filipino specials in family atmosphere with good food and low prices. Enjoy our homemade specials and fresh seafood in Filipino, Asian and European style, dine "al fresco". ... more   less 
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Kokosnuss Garden Hotel Coron
KokosNuss Garden Resort Coron, Philippines - Palawan Island

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