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CouCou Bar Hotel & Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
Nice, France
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Clean, clear and helpful”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

3 nights spent in Coucou at Bantayan Island. The rooms are clear and clean. The toilet are separated from the bathroom. You can relax on the balcony looking at the garden. The restaurant is lovely with some small huts in the garden if you want some privacy. They have a wide range of drinks at the bar and you can "escape" by looking at the giant paintings.
There are a lot of fans smartly installed all around the area. You are just a short way from the beach, incredibly beautiful at sunset. We rented 2 bicycles to cruise around the island, LOVELY!!
Denis will help you and answer any question (we asked a lot...) and give you some good advice, inform you about the country culture and situation.

1 con: Maybe because of the elections, there was loud music played every night all around the village, full on.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

Bantayan offers a wide range of food choices but one of the restaurants that got my attention was CouCou's Restaurant.

They serve a wide range of dishes, mostly Italian I believe as we have ordered Pastas and Pizzas for lunch. Prices are reasonable and serving is big. One plate of pasta is actually good for 2-3people already. Actually tastes good.

The restaurant was open and it allowed the fresh breeze inside while eating. Also, there is a pool tale and free wifi is available so you can eat and chill while surfing the net.

Truly a place well recommended.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Malmo, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2013

We stayed here for about a week (after visiting stunning Malapascua) with our 1 1/2 year old daughter.
The room we got was really clean and had good standard. The food in the restaurant was ok.
The staff were very accommodating, when we needed anything. We had really bad luck with the weather and thankfully we could borrow dvds to watch in the room for the rainy days!
It was about a 5-10 min walk down to the beach. The hotel had a good location with shops and restaurants around.

The downsides were that there weren't any family room left and since we were traveling with a small child we had to share one bed. Also it was very noticeable when the owner wasn't there. Even though the staff were friendly they were playing pool most of the time.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

Had dinner there with large group. Most of what we ordered was edible, but unremarkable. Some of it was not good at all (pork sisig). Pizzas were decent & edible, not incredibly good as other reviewers state. The fried calamares, or squid rings, tasted ok but were chewy. But then again, they had a pool table and a bathroom that actually flushed, so it's probably a good place to eat if you're also planning on drinking a lot. The drunker you are the better the food tastes.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Puerto Galera, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2012

Room was of good size, however the aircon kept freezing up which was a bit of a pain in the butt. Found the staff were not as attentive as they should have been, but I will forgive as our stay was in the low season and they probably didn't have enough to keep them occupied. It is a nice place to stay right in the middle of Santa Fe, with other restaurant's nearby. Everything is nearby, but do remember to take plenty of cash as Santa Fe has no ATM, the nearest being in Bantayan town, which is Allied Bank, which doesn't take every type of card. If you run out of cash you may have to take the ferry back to Haygaya port then a tricycle to Bogo to find a BDO or BPI bank. Coucou does not take credit card for payment, only cash.

Room Tip: I think there is 5 rooms on ground then 5 up top, so if you don't like climbing stairs ask about...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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marcinelle
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

Wonderfull experience .So clean, so cosy. Nice staff, always taking care of you and also specially the baby, no need of nurcery.
Nices bar and resto.
Pizzas, wowooow.
Good experience other there.
Our best experience in the Philippines as well.

Room Tip: We were in superior, with balcony in the tropical garden, split type air con, hot water in very big...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Malapascua Island, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2012

I had 3 night in there !

Nice rooms, VERY clean, well isolated... Silence aircon, and electric fan !!
Good beds, TV with satelite
Price affordable !!!
Beach 5 minute walking distance !!

Great !

For sure its not right in the front of the beach... But for this price : you can walk... Or pay 3 times more expensive and have the beach just in the front of your room ! (you can make the choice !!)

And there is a verygood restaurant just downstairs...
I highly recommend the Pancake !!

Nice place : GOOD JOB !

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Property: CouCou Bar Hotel & Restaurant
Address: Batobalonos Street | poblacion (cebu- Visayas), Santa Fe 6047, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Bantayan Island > Santa Fe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Santa Fe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — CouCou Bar Hotel & Restaurant 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel and restaurant, clean and green. We propose 10 rooms,good for 2, 5 standard, on the first floor, and 5 superior on the ground floor. All rooms are coming with split type air con and fan, safety box, large shower with hot and cold water and private CR. The standard rooms are equipped with a flat screen tv and dvd player. The superior rooms come with big flat screen tv and satellite connection, make up dressing and refrigerator. All superior have their own balcony in the tropical garden. Our open air restaurant offer also two private and intimate places in the garden. Philipino and international food. Massage room, billiard. Free wifi. bike, motor bike, boat rental. ... more   less 
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