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Kookoo's Nest

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| Antulang, Siaton, Zamboanguita, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6219, Philippines
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Laguna Province, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars 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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Brussels
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Doha, Qatar
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Munich, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Nice small resort on a really nice beach. Perfect for small families or couples. The Owner was responsible for the food of many Rock Bands, so its no wonder that the food is really good. Friendly staff.

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Oxfordshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

This was our second time to this little slice of secluded paradise and it was reassuring to find that...some things just don't change. The cottages still look and feel amazing, basic - yes, but that's part of the charm. Jamie has carried out a few improvements, which only enhance the experience The reef is showing signs of new life and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

If you like to dive with boats over your head, with no dive buoy than this is the place! There are so many other dive resorts in the Philippines I would recommend looking else where. This one just happens to be at the inlet of a boat, fishing docks. Fishing boats and small ships are coming and going at all... More 

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

Thank you for your review. As a dive operator we at Kookoo's nest hold safety as our highest concern, your dive leader did take a deployable surface marker on every dive, this is in accordance with local policy. The entrance to the beautiful natural harbor of Tambobo bay is less than half a kilometer from Kookoo's nest, which makes it... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

The view is nice and for snorkling is good. What I like there is their floating dock which they put every summer but when the wind shift directions I think they take it down. The food yes really takes time especially if its crowded. I think they have 3 to 4 huge golden retriever. The owner is so so if... More 

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

Decided to eat dinner with a few friends because we heard good reviews from locals and wanted to explore the island a bit. The 11 km road on a bike was mostly loose gravel and treacherous for even an expirence rider. Sat down to eat and were surrounded by a pack smelly beach dogs while the food took nearly an... More 

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Aulnay-sous-Bois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

I absolutly loved my 3 nights at Kookoo's nest and wondered why I didn't stay my whole time in the Philippines here... Private beach with amazing sunset, cosy room in bamboo cottages overlooking the ocean... and most important, very yummy food! That is very important when you are travelling and especially when you are staying in a remote place like... More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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