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Reviewed December 27, 2013

So this hotel complex unfortunately has a long way to go before coming even close to a five star resort that it proclaims to be. We would give it a 2/3star rating. The hotel looks very tired. Our room although big and spacious seriously lacked luxury. For two days we had no hot water. When we complained it seemed that...

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3Thank Jennifer J
Bradford, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 21, 2013

Returned 1st of December from the Coco Ocean Resort & Spa. It was our honeymoon so we booked a Club Room and was upgraded prior to our arrival to a Royal Suite-amazing, a good size private pool, lovely sunbathing area, huge suite with lounge, 2 bathrooms, kitchen facilities. The housekeepers were brilliant, spotlessly tidy every day, nothing was too much...

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1Thank 2010merlin
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 9, 2013

Having just returned from the Coco Ocean Resort, we were surprised to read the previous review. We have had an amazing week and it couldn't have been better. All the staff without exception were friendly and extremely attentive. Sarah, in Guest Relations, was hard working, friendly and made sure that everything was just perfect for our week away. We had...

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3Thank 81Rachel
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 8, 2013

We have just returned from a 10 day holiday at this wonderful hotel. From our arrival the service from all the staff was excellent. If you are thinking of visiting the Gambia please consider this hotel. We would not recommend it for children but for couples seeking a place to relax and unwind this is the perfect place.

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2Thank Susan L
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 8, 2013

Having visited Gambia with my wife for over 20 years, and having stayed many times at the coconut residence (owners former hotel) our expectations were very high, having spent 4k for two weeks at this "5 star hotel" Firstly, the good points; Farid Bensouda and Walter his partner have created a superb, large, beach front Morrocan themed Spa hotel. Secondly,...

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12Thank Hobby2014
Middle England
Reviewed December 4, 2013

We visited Coco Ocean after being left seriously disappointed by the Sheraton in The Gambia. As we had not booked this hotel and they were very busy we were pleased to find that service was very high on the hotels agenda. Sarah is the customer relations manager and she took the time to explain all that Coco Ocean had to...

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1Thank cartman173
Reviewed December 4, 2013

Had a great and much relaxing week at this hotel despite the fact we had some initial problems with the private pool and our TV (where some of the channels e.g. did not work properly). Our pool was leaking and the level of water was low but after complaining we were offered (after a couple of nights and some discussion...

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Thank Lena L
Ilminster
Reviewed November 23, 2013

We returned to Coco Ocean four years ago the place has not changed and neither had some of the staff. The staff are very friendly and extremely helpful. My husband and I had a few treatments at the spa which was fantastic! We absolutely will be returning again.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

Architecturally inviting, a soothing blend of Moorish and Balinese design, this property is easy on the eyes. The staff are gracious (especially Oesman Bajinka, a server at breakfast, and Isatou, one of the managers, I think, of the hotel). The food quality is extraordinary in presentation, particularly in the Saffran Room (try the pumpkin and sundried tomato tart; the lavender...

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 11, 2013

We splashed out and stayed in one of the three beach houses, well worth the extra cost for being right on the beach with use of a private pool. The accommodation was spacious and kept extremely clean by the lovely housekeeping staff. The bathroom area was fine - shower trays will only overflow if you stay in them too long!!...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Coco Ocean Resort and Spa

Address: 1 Bamboo Drive | Kombo Coastal Road, Bijilo, Gambia
Location: Gambia > West Coast Division > Bijilo
Price Range: $196 - $311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Coco Ocean Resort and Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 89
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Coco Ocean Hotel Bijilo
Coco Ocean Resort And Spa Gambia/Bijilo
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Do not book a suite, go for Junior Penthouse or higher”
 of 5 bubbles 746claires, 1 week ago | Read review
“rooms 60 to 69 are the ones we choose. large and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles 217Sandy, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“the more you spend, the closer to the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles PieterGijsbertBenno, Oct 22, 2016 | Read review
“Room 31 is very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles chezdeane, Oct 16, 2016 | Read review
“close to beach if poss”
 of 5 bubbles davep1012016, Oct 14, 2016 | Read review
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