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Coco De Mer
Ranked #2 of 23 Ballito B&B and Inns
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

This is a great find on the KZN north coast which is often dominated by self catering apartments and large hotels. We had a great sea facing room which had ample space and was kept spotlessly clean. Rates were reasonable and included breakfast and free in-room wifi. Staff are friendly and service is attentive. Minor issues for hotel management to address are improving the breakfast selection and layout and increasing the television channel selection.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Lovely place to stay in if you want a place located near the beach but still only 25 min drive to Durban CBD, very peaceful and quiet when I stayed here in August. Very friendly and welcoming staff. Not a lot options for buffet breakfast, but the best omelette I had for a long time! Lovely decorated and spacious rooms. Huge shower and great garden views. Restaurant on premises but did not have time to try. Comfortable and secure. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

This is a very nice hotel. The rooms were large and very comfortable and the bathroom was fitted out very nicely, with a large shower. We had a forest room, which overlooks the central courtyard but ours didn't have a bath unfortunately. The service was efficient and friendly. The restaurant was good in the evening, but lacking in atmosphere as it was very big. The breakfast was disappointing, with food running out. Also one morning there were horrible plastic smells coming in from the pool area, which was undergoing work.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank WymeswoldKee
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

Lovely boutique hotel, right in the heart of Ballito and very close to the beach. Décor and hotel features are fantastic, and the rooms / bathrooms are great.

Dinner at the restaurant was really good, and the deck is a great spot for breakfast in the morning - although breakfast itself could do with a bit of improving to bring it inline with dinner standards.

One minor gripe was that a friends booking process was a bit of a hash, and they ended up having to stay at another B&B down the road, but otherwise the staff were very friendly and helpful at all times. They even checked us in to our flight and printed our boarding passes.

Rooms were serviced really well, and the place is immaculate.

Would definitely recommend, and will definitely be back

Room Tip: Most rooms come standard as doubles - but if you ask they can have the room set up as a twin if need...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Excellent Boutique hotel located minutes from Ballito Village

Rooms are spacious,
Bathrooms are very big, bath & shower could easily accommodate two people
LCD Televisions in room
Free Wifi in room
Tea & Coffee making facilities

Staff were very friendly and were relaxed about slightly delayed check out

Restaurant downstairs was amazing, it wont be the cheapest if you're local but if you're armed with GBP certainly good value for the quality.

Room Tip: Ask for a Sea Facing room!
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

Clean and spacious rooms, if a little soulless. Located a short distance from the beach. Also within easy travelling distance from Durban International Airport, so was ideal for a 1-night stopover.
Breakfast fine, but restaurant dining menu was unexciting - better options nearby.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

A bit of a mixed bag. Location was fine: easy access to beach, although claim there were beach views was tenuous, just a view through a gap in the buildings opposite. Gardens were really nice. The rooms were huge but not much storage space (maybe that's why it's a boutique hotel - I normally avoid such designations). Bathroom very well equipped. Dinner was good value with extensive menu and a range of cocktails. However, breakfast was poor: limited options and not enough of it. We stayed out of season and struggled to find too much on when it rained - staff told us to go the cinema!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Coco De Mer

Address: 63 Compensation Beach Road, Ballito 4399, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ballito
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Ballito
Price Range: $142 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Coco De Mer 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Coco-De-Mer Boutique Hotel is situated in the heart of Ballito's bustling hot spots, and within close proximity to all the modern convenient stores, shopping malls, restaurants, points of interest - all within strolling distance to exclusive beaches.The hotel itself is distinctively Afro- Bali styled, perfectly situated in the midst of a natural eco forest and backdropped by the sultry and warm tropical Indian Ocean, boasting a fusion of creative interior design marrying its natural element surrounds along the friendly Dolphin Coast. ... more   less 
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