This resort has a good reputation in the area and is very good value for money. The rooms I occupied were in good condition, and the housekeepers always cleaned them very well. The air-con units were very good, and the showers had 'hot' water (which is not always the case in Baguio for example).
The restaurant food is really good, and reasonably priced. All the staff (including those in the office, in the restaurant, the housekeepers and the security guards) are very friendly and always helpful, which lends to a relaxed atmosphere.
However, there are two negatives...
Firstly, as the restaurant is an open area, it can get very hot, and the electric fans sometimes don't have much of an effect. Mosquitoes can also be a big problem in the restaurant. Also, the restaurant is sometimes booked out for special functions, leaving the paying live-in guests with nowhere to sit and eat. Very annoying !
Secondly, the management seem to tolerate very noisy parties close to occupied rooms. On one occassion I had an extremely loud 13 hour Videoke party right next to my room from 9am to 10:30pm, which meant my room was not usable. On another occasion, there was a noisy party outside my room until 2:30am. On both occasions sleeping or resting was impossible. The management didn't seem to care about the noise levels or comfort of the live-in guests, which was extremely frustrating and unfair. Very very annoying !!
So beware ... There are periods at Coconut Grove when your stay can be adversely affected by very noisy parties, and you just cannot get sleep or rest.
- Also Known As:
- Coconut Grove Beach Hotel Bauang
- Coconut Grove Beach Resort La Union/Bauang, Philippines