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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at the resort for a week at the Toko bungalow. Stunning views from the Veranda vor the oceans and ahead three of the largest geckos (=Tokos) we have ever seen. The room was simple but very nicely built with many possibilities for ventilation. The beach was great but be aware that the sea is rough in August and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning location, superb hosts Jamie and Nicky, amazing locally sourced food, cheap beer. Then there is the diving. One of the best sites I have visited in 40 years of qualified diving. Tambobo bay, kayaking through the mangrove swamps. Amazing place. Sent my eldest son there just after his 18th. Came back with an advanced. He has just come back... More 

Thank Karen M
hong kong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

We arrived the private beach by dinghy (dropped off by friends) and enjoyed the beautiful interiors of the bamboo establishment, with a colour scheme of alternating white and navy blue features on the walls and on their cushions. It is owned by a friendly couple from Somerset, with their (4?) loving golden retrievers. The whole place is singing with peaceful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

We were in the resort for two days, just to relax. The cottages are beautiful and clean. You've got a beautiful seeview from you cottage. In the neigboorhood is the city Dumaguete and Lake balanan wich are both nice to visit. If you want to relax, I would definately go here.

Thank Ilona R
Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

We were lucky we decided to stay for a bit longer than we planned at this amazing place on our way across Philippines. Cottage was clean, it had private restrooms and a shower. We stayed in Hibiscus, from where we had a wonderful view of the beach. The place is quite far from the main road so you need to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We had a good time staying in kookoo's nest,we like their filipino food, very tasty I think because of fresh coconut milk they put in them specially the mongos and filipino curry. Their bamboo cottage is very relaxing, and quite unique in design.

Thank Satoe Y
Laguna Province, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

Great sunset view, nice beach at your door. Very helpful staff, got us a late night ride back to our resort. Food was very good. Some steps up and down. Very basic rooms, but nice, very open air. Pretty far out of town, possibly 8 kilometers.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

If I could choose to stay anywhere at all in the Philippines, it would unquestionably be the Kookoo's Nest. We stayed there for the second time at Easter 2016 and it's lost none of its unique rustic charm and appeal. Jamie and Nikki are great hosts, as are the staff they employ and it's a wonderful place to just chill... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

we only used the restaurant so cannot comment on the other facilities. The menu was surprisingly big with many choices which are hard to find in the (rural) Philipines. Defenitiely points for that, even more so because the prices were very reasonable. The location is also great, although i would not recommend visiting this by night unless you sleep at... More 

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Jamie and Nikki I, Owner at Kookoo's Nest, responded to this review

Thank you for review, I am glad that you enjoyed your meal here and the beautiful setting. Yes our menu is extensive and varied, we do also make sure that it is all available. I'm please to hear that our staff were attentive, if perhaps too much so. I did ask them if they find us terrifying. They all eventually... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016

My husband and I spent 5 nights at Kookoo's Nest while we were in Negros Oriental volunteering for an NGO working in marine conservation. Jamie and Nikki (the owners) have built a beautiful, secluded little gem of a beach resort. It is simple, but an incredible deal for what you get. The beach is nice to relax on, there is... More 

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Native style bamboo cottages on a secluded white sand beach. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kookoo's Nest

Address: | Antulang, Siaton, Zamboanguita, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6219, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Negros Island > Negros Oriental > Dumaguete City > Zamboanguita
Price Range: $24 - $34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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