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Antulang Peninsula | Tambobo Bay , Antulang, Dumaguete City, Philippines
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Kookoo's Nest
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Queen Charlotte
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151 reviews 151 reviews
67 hotel reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
1 review
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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London
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
1 review
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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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Stayed March 2013, September 2013 and October 2013 Let me start my review by saying "I love Kookoo's nest" It's off the beaten track, it has a beautiful secluded beach, it has a gorgeous house reef and views to die for but most of all it has fantastic hosts who make everybody feel so welcome, from like minded travellers to... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Jamie & Nikki's place is just outstanding in every way. Extensive travellers themselves (and built from scratch), they know what makes a good place (and what doesn't) - and are great people to chill out with over a tale and a beer or 5! The food is simply amazing - was missing home food after a few months in Asia... More

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Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I live in Dumaguete and my wife and I like to drive down to the Tambobo area. KooKoo's Nest is one of our favorite places to stop in for a beer or to get something delicious to eat. the service is great, the prices are very reasonable, the staff is friendly and the setting is incredible. Whether you want to... More

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Address: Antulang Peninsula | Tambobo Bay , Antulang, Dumaguete City, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Negros Island > Dumaguete City
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 41 B&Bs / Inns in Dumaguete City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Native style bamboo cottages on a secluded white sand beach. ... more   less 

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