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Cocos Castaway

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81 Sydney Highway, 6799
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Thanks Annelies and Graham for another great holiday. We have stayed here so many times (13 times in 15 years?) we have run out of things to say! Suffice to say if you want the best accommodation on Cocos, stay at Castaway. Clean, well equipped accommodation with caring owners and friendly locals. We visit for the scuba diving which is... More 

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Annelies F, Owner at Cocos Castaway, responded to this review

Thank you, it is always a pleasure to have your around. Hope to see you next year More 

Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Following a cyclone on Christmas Island, my plane was diverted to Cocos. For a week. I didn't have a choice in accommodation, but because Richard Branson was footing the bill I wasn't so annoyed at the lack of servicing of the room at the Cast Away. I ended up washing the sheets and towels myself, and I had met a... More 

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Annelies F, Owner at Cocos Castaway, responded to this review

What good fortune to be given a week all inclusive on our beautiful Cocos Islands. All of the quality holiday accommodation on Cocos Islands is self contained offering regular/weekly servicing. None of the accommodation properties offer daily changing of linen and towels. It is disappointing that you have chosen to rate Cocos Castaway against a daily linen service that is... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I've just returned to the UK from my 10th visit to Cocos Keeling, and my 10th stay at Castaway. So, what is there left to say that hasn't already been said? - idyllic atoll complemented by superb accommodation - just about sums it up. The owners, Graham and Annelies, who also live at Castaway, are always helpful, attentive and friendly,... More 

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Annelies F, Owner at Cocos Castaway, responded to this review

Hope you keep on coming, we always enjoy your company and so do many on island More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We recently stayed at the Castaway from the 19th to the 24th of January for the 1st time. What an awesome adventure, the idyllic tropical paradise! Stunning peaceful quiet islands. Great beaches and snorkelling. Amazing wildlife especially the big land crabs running around at night. And absolutely spectacular fishing. The Castaway is the perfect place to stay. Just a walk... More 

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Annelies F, Owner at Cocos Castaway, responded to this review

Thank you, glad you enjoyed your stay on Cocos Islands, and of course we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I've been on this planet awhile. Some may even say too long. But I have incredibly fond memories of another time, another place (let's call it childhood) when everyone knew everyone else, you didn't have to lock your doors, kids could play all over the place and the neighbourhood in general kept an eye on them, people were friendly and... More 

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Annelies F, Owner at Cocos Castaway, responded to this review

Thank you Ken G, glad you enjoyed our little paradise. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Annelise made sure we had a comfortable stay by greeting us at the Airport, reserving motel restaurant dining prior to landing and making sure we settled into our accommodation ok. As a family of 4 the Castaway 2 bedroom bungalow was just right for us, The self contained accommodation had all we needed, good sized rooms, welled planned layout and... More 

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ppiieeff, Owner at Cocos Castaway, responded to this review

Thank you Carrick Family, it was lovely watching you enjoy the Cocos Islands and all it's positive experiences, and it was a pleasure to be part of that. More 

Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Noone could complain about the view; the ocean view apartments are spacious, comfortable and pleasant. However, it was astonishing to me that the managers failed to speak to us once during our week long stay. This was all the more puzzling as there was a cyclone at the time. We expected them to come and make sure we were au... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Cannot recommend the Cocos Castaway enough! Private, comfortable and everything we could possibly need. The Castaway made our holiday and we can't wait to get back to the islands and stay there again. Less than 3 minutes walk to the supermarket, tourist info, Dory's cafe, restaurant, airport and bar and with a beautiful room fully furnished with washer, full size... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We just spent a week with Graham and Annelise and it's nothing like staying in accommodation it's more like staying with friends. They are there for you any time and are so helpful with information ...Cocos is an amazing place! The people there are more like family than residents..I got tired of waving to everybody ...everyone greets you ..even the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Wow! Everything was perfect. Gorgeous beachfront villa. We were treated like VIPs and had the most amazing tropical diving holiday. Check it out at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaFbK6e9TEo&sns=em Thank You!

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