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Coco Bongo

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Malecon Alberto F Santos, 410 y Arenas, Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This was one of the first places that I went to when I first visited Ecuador. It has changed a lot over the years to include all different kinds of food from breakfast to beer. I have personally tried their pizza and was very pleased. Their breakfast plates are huge you could probably share one between 2 people. The coffee... More 

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

So I cant say anything about the rooms - we have been there just to drink a coffee on a lazy beach day.... So their menu offers o lot of food but at the end they just served coffee with cheescacke or pizza. So lets end it quickly the cheescacke is an disgusting mixture of sugar and flour - the... More 

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Sean C, Owner at Coco Bongo, responded to this review

We sell around 120 cheesecakes a week, your the first person that hasn't loved our cheesecake. The only flour in a cheese cake is the crust and we use a pretty thin crust, its more of a coconut flour base. We have 2 types of cheese cakes Waffle Cheesecake(Our waffles are great) so maybe you had that cheesecake. We mix... More 

Las Cruces, New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The Coco Bongo does not rent rooms anymore. It is under construction and will rent apartments instead. I am not sure if it will be long term or not. The restaurant and bar are open. The food is good and so are the drinks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I stayed at Coco Bongo for 4 nights when I visited Bahia. It was a great hostel/hotel, with reasonable prices, tasty food, attentive staff, and comfortable, artistic decor. I stayed in a dorm style room with 5 other travelers. It was cozy but low cost so I didn't expect luxury. The breakfast was delicious. Some of the other patrons were... More 

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Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Have been there on various occasions and would like to strongly recommend a visit when you're in Bahia. Friendly staff managed by Luis Miguel, best pizza in town, cosmopolitan atmosphere and great drinks with good selection of music . Perfect place to stay.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The bar and restaraunt downstairs has good food and atmosphere. The rooms upstairs are small, hot,with little to no breeze,as you cannot open the windows because mosquitos come in the "sreen-less" windows. They do put a plug-in mosquito coil in upon check in, that should have been our first clue. For the price you can go around the corner to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Fab location in Bahia next to the park, and the pizza is seriously amazing, better than had in the UK, US and Italy. I only ate here so can't comment on the rooms but the restaurant is bright and funky looking and even if wasn't, the pizza is worth a visit alone!

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

First, if you're looking for a four star hotel experience, with mints on the pillow, etc., this is not the place for you. This little hostal in Bahia de Caraquez instead offers a great home away from home experience.It doesn't try to be a big hotel - what it does try to do, and does very well is to offer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I've been to Bahía de Caráquez a few times now and Coco Bongo is my favorite place to stay. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the staff is very helpful. The pizza is delicious and it is far and away the best breakfast I have had in Ecuador, or even South America for that matter. It overlooks a beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My stay at Coco Bongo was awesome. I definitely recommend this place to anyone and everyone. The rooms are really nice and clean. The staff is super friendly, helpful and knows good customer service - a quality I have rarely found in Ecuadorian hostals. They have a full bar and AMAZING coffee, their frozen coffee is better than Starbucks. When... More 

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