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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a destination... and fabulous accommodation as well. Cocos (Keeling) Islands really is an unknown hidden gem. So laidback and untouristy with plenty to do or not - whatever suits you. Our accommodation had everything we needed including the beach towels. Wonderfully clean and inviting with a gorgeous deck and seating so we could enjoy the outdoors as well.

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

Thank you for your kind review and glad you enjoyed our piece of paradise. Hope to see you here again one day! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cocos island is an amazing place, an unknown gem of Australia. This was our first time to the Island and really enjoyed the beautiful Beaches, friendly locals and laid back lifestyle. We enjoyed our stay at Cocos Castaway a great spot the accommodation had everything we needed, very clean and Graham and Annalise were very friendly an helpful nothing was... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review. Hopefully you will return to our beautiful islands. If staying at Castaway next time around please feel free to email us a little shopping list. More 

Perth, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

As you fly over the Cocos Islands and see those colours and beaches, you realise that your holiday is going to be marvellous and you did choose the right destination. Our big regret is not booking for longer than a week! Annelies was waiting for us with a lovely smiley face and immediately we felt welcome. This feeling was with... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review, looking forward to greeting you at the airport again when you come for a longer stay! More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We stayed 12 nights..it really is paradise and there is no other place like it. Accommodation is well maintained, very clean and fabulously comfortable. We slept like babies from the first night! Great location, one minute walk from everything. Annelies and Graham have thought of everything....perhaps given the length of our stay, a full height fridge and a cooktop would... More 

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

Thank you Polly R for your kind review. We are very happy that Castaway and our beautiful islands made such a positive impression. As you had already pointed out, Castaway has a variety of rooms and facilities to suit every budget. Hope to see you again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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 March 23, 2015

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 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

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