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“Superb atmosphere hospitatlity and quality from a family run business ...Thank you”
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Coco De Mer
Ranked #3 of 23 Ballito B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
South Africa
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Superb atmosphere hospitatlity and quality from a family run business ...Thank you”
Reviewed January 20, 2011

We innitially planned on staying 2 nights but when we saw the room with direct views of the ocean and the amazing decor that contributed to feeling relaxed immediatley we stayed 3 nights. We received the 3rd night at the lower rate...THANK YOU to Fabien Durocher-Yvon

I grew up in South Africa and moved to UK about 4 years ago with my husband so was thrilled to find this little piece of heaven with international standards and quality.
The decor was amazing and could have mistaken being in Thailand. The rest of the coast had huge cascade style hotels that had no charm or appeal....

We enjoyed the English breakfast at the hotel however did not get lunch/evening meals as at the time of our stay they were in the process of working on opening for lunch/dinners however they recommened a seafood resturant which was down the road from them with great food. Would definetly recommend this place to family & friends and will certainly go back.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 2, 2010

Room: The Room was beautiful. We had a direct view of the ocean from everywhere. The bed, the bathtub, the shower... Everything was brand new (The hotel is only one year old).

Service: The personal was really attentive. When I asked them for candles, they instantly asked, whether I wanted to have a romantic evening and gave me rose pedals etc.

Location: Second line of the beach, but unobstructed views on the ocean.

Hotel in General: Beautiful Hotel with a very nice outside area. Very well suited for receptions etc.

Food: GREAT!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed July 1, 2010

We stayed for a week at Coco de Mer on the East coast of South Africa and it was one of my most memorable stays. It was absolutely amazing!

The rooms were beautiful. The decor was top notch and we had a beautiful view of the ocean from our room.

The staff were very helpful and the owners were often on site - they would go out of their way to help with anything, but were in no way intrusive. Everyone made our stay so comfortable - it was the friendliness of a B&B but in more of boutique hotel setting.

The food was good and there was a lovely patio to have drinks at night (and watch the little monkeys playing in the garden).

The hotel is right across from the ocean, where we saw dolphins playing in the waves close to the shoreline.

Overall, I can't say enough and hope you have the opportunity to experience the wonderful warmth and beauty of this location.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed February 25, 2010

What a completely superb place.

We happened across this glorious hotel on our travels down the Durban coast and it was definitely the best place we stayed on our trip.

Super helpful staff, huge divine beds, the crispest cotton sheets and teak bathrooms with a sea view ( reading in the bath and watching the waves was blissful)

Delicious, very healthy food - fabulous granola, steaks and fresh seafood. Also a very impressive cellar... and did we mention the puddings?

Will certainly be back .

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Coco De Mer

Property: 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 #3 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Ballito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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