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CoCo Bay Unawatuna
Ranked #2 of 34 Hotels in Unawatuna
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

Very exclusive. Boutique type hotel
I was travelling and stopped at Coco bay for lunch with some friends..
The food was amazing ! lovely pork chops and beef etc. Many more western cuisine with very high quality standards maintained. You should surely stop over for lunch & the service was excellent.
Trust me when I say this as I am very choosy when it comes to food.

SK from Colombo

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Svdes79, Owner at CoCo Bay Unawatuna, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2014

Thank you for your positive comments which gives us much encouragement to our ongoing commitment towards service excellence. The COCO BAY team looks forward to your next visit the next time you are in the area.

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Reviewed April 20, 2014

No wonder everybody praises this place. Compared to other high end hotels in Sri Lanka this one is by far the best. We just loved the beach. It's a small hotel so the private beach is nearly empty. On top of that, it's one of the only swimmable beaches. Mirissa is more beautiful and long, but you nearly drown dipping your feet. As night falls this tiny beach fills with crabs of various kinds - pleasing the eyes and assuring the place is clean.
The pavilion suite is spacious (3 kids), spotless with ocean view that demands dozens of photos.
The staff is professional and friendly. They did their very best to please our young ones with out-of-menu dishes. The beach guy watched them like a hawk as they got near the waves, ensuring their safety.
Food wise - it's probably the best around. Dishes are nicely presented and decorated, though less tasty than expected. Switching from western dishes to local ones makes a difference and the food becomes tastier. Not sure why but the seafood we ate anywhere in Sri Lanka was inferior to other sea side countries such as Thailand or Costa Rica.
Only downside is the super weak A/C that makes you chase open windows all day and doesn't allow enjoying the ocean view during noon hours.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Svdes79, Owner at CoCo Bay Unawatuna, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2014

We thank you for your positive response and have noted your constructive comments. We are experiencing the hottest spell of weather as the sun is directly over Sri Lanka and affects the normally adequate AC performance.
The entire COCO BAY team looks forward with much anticipation to your next visit.

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Reviewed April 11, 2014

Myself, my Husband and 2 children (age 3 & 7) stayed here for one week in April. The rooms are modern, comfortable, clean and spacious. We had the Ocean Priviledge suite. The view from the rooms is stunning and All the facilities at the hotel are well looked after.
What really made the visit special was the staff. Nothing was too much trouble. They were all so friendly and approachable. They were great with the children, even asking them everyday what they would like to eat and if it wasn't on the menu then they would get it in specially. The food for Adults was good also. We would eat breakfast in the morning and be so full we wouldn't need to eat until the evening meal. :-)
We will definitely com back to Cocobay in the future. :-)))

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Svdes79, Owner at CoCo Bay Unawatuna, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2014

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at the COCO BAY and thank you for the encouraging comments. We look forward with much anticipation to your return to THE COCO BAY.

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Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here with my family on the recommendation if our driver Gamini . We stayed for 5 nights and found the hotel to be of excellent standard. Firstly- the staff are excellent. Our breakfast wAiter wS a delight and ensured all of us were looked after at all times. Food- very good for Sri Lanka. The chef is just lovely and makes a point of chatting with guests after dinner . I complained about I
- dish which he was not happy about but they took feedback seriously and listened. Pool is stunning and hotel is right on the beach- views from room incredible . Housekeeping porters were friendly abc very professional. Rooms excellent. We ate here most nights from a la carte menu - tables right on the beach under the stars- just amazing . Chef cooked us a private BBQ complete with fireworks on the beach for my birthday organised by Gamani and my husband . I'll never forget it. To sum up: small , beautiful, personalised service excellent food and rooms. Great for children. Thank you coco bay and Gamani our driver for a memorable 5days in unawatuna.

Stayed: April 2014
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Svdes79, Owner at CoCo Bay Unawatuna, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2014

It was such a pleasure to have hosted your family at the COCO BAY. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and especially your birthday and thank you for your encouraging review.

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Reviewed April 8, 2014

Me & my husband spent our honeymoon last december (2013) at cocobay & 2 other well known hotels down south and cocobay by far was the best. We stayed in the Aqua Romance room which was perfect. Clean, spacious, the Jacuzzi & the private pool was just fantastic.We loved the customized service (selecting our own soap, pillow, ect). The staff was very friendly and helpful. Amazing food. the sri lankan, italian ect every dish was just perfect. Something I have to add is when we stayed at the other 2 "well known hotels" being locals we were not treated equally as foreign nationals. but at Cocobay we felt right at home. Details do matter and that's why we enjoyed this place alot. Traveling all over SL & staying in so many places, Cocobay is our absolute favorite and we are definitely coming back to this place.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Svdes79, Owner at CoCo Bay Unawatuna, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2014

We are delighted you chose the COCO BAY for your honeymoon and enjoyed your stay. We appreciate very much your comments that you were treated equally and we consider this to be a very important aspect at the resort. We hope you will make this your home away from home in the South and look forward to the pleasure of hosting you on many more occasions. The staff join me in wishing you both a wonderful and happy wedded life.

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Reviewed April 6, 2014

We stayed in Coco Bay Unawatuna from 21 March till 24 March and we loved staying in the hotel.

The check-in was a perfect experience as the receptionist welcomed us directly with our names as we had appeared at the entrance. So, no need to say the check-in was very smooth.

The room was as good as we expected. There were some small details such as a soap menu as well as a pillow menu which really pleased us.

Our room was an ocean escape suit (the most economic room) and had a very nice view of the Bonavista Bay as well as the hotel garden surrounded by the variety of trees.

The food served in the hotel was not perfect but at acceptable level.

The breakfast was OK, however, a bit boring after staying a few days since there is no open buffet breakfast, which limits you within either typical English or Sri Lankan breakfast choices.

In summary, the rooms, the polite staff and the great beachfront seating area were the highlights.

The pool was not so inviting for us, so we did not try swimming in the pool. Considering the nice beach options nearby, such as Unawatuna beach and the Jungle beach at 5 min tuk tuk distances, we really did not mind that the pool was not nice.

Also, the location of the hotel was very good with convenient access to both Unawatuna and Galle Fort areas.

Overall, I would recommend this hotel especially for the young couples who are willing to discover the nearby beaches and attraction points.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Svdes79, Owner at CoCo Bay Unawatuna, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2014

Thank you for your comments and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Being a boutique resort we do not serve buffets but will look into having a more diverse breakfast selection.

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Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

From the moment I walked in the welcome was very warm. Detailed explanations on hotels facilities as well as pillow selection and soap selection done very well. The rooms are brilliant. Jacuzzi clean and in perfect working order. The sea is calm and nice. Pool was clean and the pool boy friendly. Information given at the front office was courteous and accurate.
The only down side was the breakfast which I thought was average. The only problem with the room was the wifi. It was very weak and worked intermittently.
Definitely will visit again!!!

Stayed: March 2014
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Svdes79, Owner at CoCo Bay Unawatuna, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2014

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at the COCO BAY and thank you for your comments.

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Address: 10/4 Roomassala Road | Roomassala, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Unawatuna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 34 Hotels in Unawatuna
Price Range: $165 - $349 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — CoCo Bay Unawatuna 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located right on the beach in a secluded Bay, one hop away from the main resort area of Unawatuna and Galle town, it is one of the most stunning holiday locations in Sri Lanka. COCO BAY has 200 metres of sandy beach frontage with a superb view of Galle fort and is located in the midst of a picturesque fishing village with traditional catamarans that characterize this beautiful part of southern Sri Lanka. All rooms and suites have a stunning ocean view and feature private jacuzzi , rain shower, complimentary WIFI, LED TV with international news, sports, movie and foreign language channels,mini bar, digital safes, extra large signature beds with pillow menu, soap selection and large balconies with day beds. The AQUA ROMANCE ROOMS have small private pools. LE MER Beach Restaurant with a distinct French touch serves days fresh sea food, the best of local southern cuisine and international dishes of high quality. Yummy Italian PIZZA and authentic FRENCH BAGUETTES are also on offer. The CHILL OUT lounge bar offers a selection of great wines and exciting cocktails and offers HAPPY HOURS daily between 5.30 and 7.30 PM. A swimming pool by the beach with a kiddies pool and a gym are available. Airport transfers, excursions and round trips can be arranged ... more   less 
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