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Antulang Peninsula | Tambobo Bay , Antulang, Dumaguete City, Philippines
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Kookoo's Nest
Ranked #4 of 41 Dumaguete City B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bangkok, Thailand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The last 15 k's are rough dirt road. However, I had heard good reviews so arrived with high hopes. Perhaps it was the weather... But our stay was not as we expected. First, the restaurant service was very slow (no customers) and the food was indeed very average, despite what we had been led to expect. Menu choices were limited... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I stayed in Kookoo’s Nest 4 nights with my family. The detail is as follows. It took approximately one hour and 30 minutes that I got to KooKoo’s nest from Dumaguete airport. At the first half, the car ran on the paved road, at the latter half, the car ran on the dirty road. The transportation rate was 1150peso, but... More

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Seoul, South Korea
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

My Family stayed at Kookoo’s Nest for 7 nights during my son’s school spring break. We were told about Kookoo’s Nest by a friend who stayed there several years ago. Jamie is a Dive Master and prior to our arrival had arranged for our Open Water Certification training. He takes the training very serious and it took 4 whole days... More

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Queen Charlotte
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182 reviews 182 reviews
84 hotel reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This is an absolutely perfect example of what it is. If you're looking for inexpensive huts made of native materials situated on a nice stretch of private beach with warm days, quiet starry nights, decent snorkeling, a good dive operation, and 5-star food, this would be it. Add a remarkably good and varied library featuring real literature instead of the... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

A little strange to locate this place in Dumaguete city because its a 42 km ride from there and a challaging one for the last part. The 107 stairs and you will arrive on a beautiful beach along wich 4 houses are built with natural elements like nipa palm. Beautiful and very well constructed half open buildings with confortable beds.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We found Nikki and Jamie through friend of a friend. We spent 10 nights with them from 17th to 27th December 2013. We are a Brit family of 4. It was just fab. The other reviews (apart from 2 fruitcakes) kind of say it all. Setting is awesome - an average sunset with margarita, see below. Nikki and her wonderful... More

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San Clemente, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

A group of us rented a few bungalows for a week, and were not disappointed! We all spent a lot of time relaxing, eating and drinking. Jamie is more than happy to take people out on day excursions, i.e. snorkeling and hiking, and I would definitely recommend the hiking. There are pools and a waterfall about a half hour away... More

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Goulburn, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

Thanks Jamie and Nikki for creating such a wonderfully idyllic venue, and for being such good hosts. Thanks also for attracting such a nice bunch of guests to spend time with. Kookoo's Nest demonstrates a perfect balance of local and international features. It has all the beauty and simplicity of local bamboo and nipa cottages, without sacrificing any comforts. It... More

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
24 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Come for the location and stay for the food and company. I will start with the fantastic food! Everything is so delicious, the home backed bread,the local coffee, the home smoked ham and bacon,the sausages are incredibly tasty, the laska, yep everything I tried I loved!! They do a mean Margarita too. There is a great house reef which is... More

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Menlo Park, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

I give Kookoo's a five stars because it just offers all one can hope for when traveling solo looking for a tranquil, safe and beautiful spot to swim and enjoy nature at its best. Kookoo's is unpretentious, tasteful, welcoming and inviting to the point of making me want to move in for good!. Wonderful and reasonable accommodation and truly delicious... More

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Address: Antulang Peninsula | Tambobo Bay , Antulang, Dumaguete City, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Negros Island > Dumaguete City
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