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This elegant hotel lies in its own beautiful well-tended gardens. The ambience created in the hotel attracts a high rate of repeat visitors and the level of service here is top notch - you'll be impressed by the little touches like speedy check in, nightly turn-down service and Champagne cocktails at the intimate Bobster's Champagne Bar*. During the day, you can choose from a range of non-motorised water sports and treatments at the tranquil spa*, or simply relax by the pool or in the gallery lounge with afternoon tea* overlooking the ocean. The private white sand beach is one of the best on the island with a specially built lagoon to create a calm swimming area for kids. You will find superb cuisine in 2 restaurants for both buffet and à la carte dining.
20 min to Scarborough the Capital. On a private white sand beach. Transfer time from airport: 5 min.
135 rooms on 2 floors in multiple buildings with no lifts. Superior Garden View Rooms with balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, cable TV, mini-bar* and hairdryer. All rooms are non-smoking. Rooms have 1 king-size, 1 queen-size or 2 double beds, sleeping max 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children (2-11 years).
Deluxe Oceanview Rooms - have a sea view over Store Bay or Coconut Bay, sleeping max 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children.
Deluxe 1-Bedroom Suite Oceanview - give you more room and comfort, sleeping 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children.
1-Bedroom Villa Suite Garden View, sleeping max 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
Reef Suites, sleeping max 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
2-Bed Villa Suite with Garden View, sleeping max 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
Tamara's (fine dining - breakfast and dinner), Bacchanal's Beach Restaurant (buffet and theme menu, lunch and snacks all day), The Gallery Bar and Lounge, Bobster's Champagne Bar* open 6.00pm-1.00am.
Swimming pool, floodlit tennis courts, fitness centre, health spa with massages*, special rates at Mount Irvine Bay Hotel Golf Club, kayaks, hobie cat sailing, pedalos, windsurfing and snorkelling.
Nightly live entertainment.
Room service* 7.00am-10.00pm. 6 shops. Beauty salon*. Babysitting* and Internet access available*. Tea/coffee service on request. Iron and board on request.
Dress code: Elegantly casual in the evenings.
*Denotes local charge.
Child ages are 02-11 years.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Soft drinks, juices, bottled water, beer, non-brand spirits and house wine by the glass, as well as local rum-based drinks. All entertainment and activities above unless otherwise specified.
3 nights, except 21 Dec '13-03 Jan '14 when it is 7
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I recently stayed at Coco Reef with husband and wasn't sure what to expect after reading other reviews. The hotel itself is clean and public area's and the gardens are well maintained but it is... Read more definately not a 5* hotel I personally would rate it as a 3*. Our room was dated but clean and the bathroom was in desperate need of attention, even simple things like replacing the grout and mastic would be an improvement. The bathroom light would sometimes work and at other times you had to leave it for about 20 minutes before it came on and the shaving socket came out of the wall every time you used it. The room cleaning was always an adventure one day we asked for shower gel and hand towels as they had been missed were told they didn't provide shower gel and the cleaner came back into the room to check that we didn't already have hand towels before she would give us any. After 5 days in the hotel we came back to find that the only bathroom glass we had was missing but we had received 2 more pillows, tissues and extra shampoo we also had to remove all tea and coffee before they would replace any items you used. The cleaning also got later and later during our stay it was also completed by about 11:00am in the first few days but by the end of the stay it was usually around 5:00pm before they finished even when we put the service the room card on the door at 8:00am. We only ate in the restaurant on the evening we arrived when they were serving a buffet, which was apparently the 3rd day in a row they had done this, all I can say is I'm pleased we weren't all inclusive because it was the worst food we had anywhere in Tobago and was very expansive for the 1 slice of beef I was given. The main selling point of this hotel is the reef which is amazing and really good for swimming and snorkling. I know this sounds like a negative review but to be honest we did enjoy our holiday and stay here but would advise anyone planning a trip here not to expect a 5* hotel. Read less
The front of house is well maintained and attractive gardens kept immaculately. Yes the room was again rather worn about the edges and could do with with improvement, especially the bathroom wear... Read more which was very worn. Ironically the still dated floral decor does match the 80s colour choice of peach walls but it should really be bought up to date for rates charged. (Peach paintwork gives the rooms a dark impression) More than a few rooms are overlooked, as someone who likes to relax and read during the day, some form of net/voile at the window would afford some degree of privacy. I did notice the reduction of pillows and towels provided compared to previous visit. This week the pool is currently closed due to maintenance. The biggest and most positive difference I notice from my last visit is the attitude of the team. What a difference!! Without exception each staff member greets you, whatever the time of day. The service 'tempo' has also been stepped up and there is much more of a sense of urgency. The hotel is clearly well managed day to day and the GM is also very visible, again greeting you. I liked the way that the beach was attentively patrolled by team members offering bar service. I can't report on the F&B outlets as I ate out every evening. Read less
I visited coco reef with my husband and 14month old toddler to celebrate our anniversary. I was expecting a very updated and perfect hotel since the price was TT$1,785 per night for ocean view which... Read more only included breakfast. The rooms are dated and definitely needs updating especially the tiles! We had a balcony but never used it because it was always wet, the roof over it had big spaces so dew and rain kept it wet. The included breakfast was buffet style which was good, lots of options. Eggs and omelettes cooked to order, wide selection of fruits included watermelon, papaya, pineapple, apples, bananas. There was also yogurt, cereals, breads, bake, cheeses, ham and pork sausages, potatoes. The pool was very small and dirty.... I never saw anyone use it. However they have a protected private beach so no waves and crystal clear waters. Overall I liked the hotel but it is too expensive. Read less
We were told that the Coco Reef Hotel was the best hotel on Tobago so many times while we were there and from what I saw of the alternatives, they could well have been right. First impressions of... Read more the Coco Reef were fantastic being set well back from the road with a snaking drive and fantastic tropical gardens as you approach. You then enter an open air atrium that makes you feel very relaxed and privileged. We had contacted Eric, the hotel manager, before we arrived as this was a special holiday for us being a month before my wife’s 50th birthday and only 5 months away from our 30th wedding anniversary. As a result we were upgraded from a garden view room to a junior suite! We were taken up to our room (no 212) and were delighted to find a plaque by the door specially painted for us saying ‘Turner Suite’. What a lovely touch. We also had a complimentary bottle of wine and a fruit basket! Being a corner room, the balcony was a bit smaller but we had a palatial room with a separate lounge area. The view was over the small pool and through the palm trees to the beach. We had a huge bathroom with two sinks and a low bath with a shower over it. As we were staying on a B&B basis, we ate in the hotel on the first night. We had one course each, mine a main course only at 129 TT$ (Trinidad & Tobago Dollars). My wife had a starter at 58TT$ as she only wanted a salad. I had a beer for 30TT$. She had a big glass of wine for 38TT$. A bit pricey for us maybe but we were too tired to find an alternative. We had a VERY well-priced package with Golden Holidays but the upgrade to all-inclusive was nearly 60% more, which we just couldn’t justify spending. After a superb night’s sleep on the huge and incredibly comfy bed and we were ready to explore! Breakfast was fab: lots of choice and plenty of it. Staff could have been a bit more cheerful but they weren’t grumpy, just busy. Omelette’s cooked to order, pork sausages and crispy bacon plus fresh fruit and yogurt were all nice but the smoked haddock mixture and eggy breads weren’t. Probably the biggest advantage that the Coco Reef has over its competitors is the breakwater protecting the beach. Outside it was quite rough but inside it was calm and serene. Some good surf was pounding the nearby beach but it was flat calm on ours. We had plenty of choice of loungers and umbrellas as the end of November isn’t peak time being the tail end of the rainy season but I don’t think you’d have trouble finding loungers even if the hotel was packed. The pool was small and rarely used but that’s because the beach was really good. A sunset swim most nights was something we looked forward to! Staff brought round non-alcoholic cocktails every morning irrespective of whether you were all-in or not. Inclusive guests had interesting smelling lunchtime barbeques and alcoholic drinks too. We went to the Managers reception on Monday night and had an interesting chat with Eric the manager and his senior crew. Eric said we could take our personalised room plaque home with us. “Everyone does” he said. The next day we were sent a box of chocolates with his compliments! Thanks Eric. Excursions: We booked an ‘alternative’ island tour with Ellis Tours after meeting Ellis near Pidgeon Point. We were the only passengers in Ellis’s 30 year old long wheel base landrover driven by Michael, our guide. He took us on quite an adventure including some serious off-road tracks where we very nearly got stuck in the mud. When given a choice of the ‘normal tourist restaurant’ or ‘something more local’, I think we chose the wrong one. Michael’s lunchtime allowance was meant to pay for lunch at Jemma’s Treehouse Restaurant at Speyside, which is supposed to be amazing. We ended up with a takeaway from someone in Michael’s own village that he probably knew or was even related to. It was tasty enough but maybe not as good as eating at Jemma’s would have been. Now for the tricky bit: I’d been really interested in doing a rainforest walk and as we drove through the mountain nature reserve, Michael offered to take us through the forest to see the bird life but for a not-insignificant extra fee of 400TT$. We’d even brought wellies just in case! Returning just to do this would have cost an extra 800 to 1000TT$, so it was a no-brainer really (wasn’t it?). In the end Michael was in his element. His knowledge of the bird life was superb. We spent an hour and a half in the forest and saw Blue Backed Mannekin, Sabre Winged Humming Birds, Green Parrots and a Collared Trogon. Last stop on the tour was Englishman’s Bay, an unspoiled palm-fringed sandy bay with only one shack café/shop. Idylic to look at but the sea was too rough to swim, so we didn’t stop very long. Another tour we took with Ellis was to Sunday School in nearby Buccoo but it’s got nothing to do with church as it’s a weekly steel band concert! Street food was great and only 38TT$ each plus a beer & coke only 16TT$ but the highlight was the 20+ strong steel band who were still playing when we left at 11pm. Christmas carols played by a steel band in the heat of the Caribbean was surreal! Both trips with Ellis Tours cost 1,200TT$ for both of us – that’s about £115 plus £38 for Michael’s ‘extra tour’, which I don’t begrudge in the slightest as he had three month old twins to support. We walked up to Pidgeon Point on the Sunday but there no-one was taking the 30TT$ entrance fee. Someone said it was because last Sunday of the month was free. It took about half an hour to stroll there. We took a boat trip out to Buccoo Reef and Nylon Pool for 100TT$ each. The snorkelling on the reef was a bit tame but I did see a big green Honeycomb Cowfish. Swimming at Nylon Pool was great. Waist-deep, crystal-clear sea but miles from the shore. Our last excursion was one we arranged ourselves via a taxi to the Eco Adventure Tropical Gardens & Nature Reserve at Plymouth. It was nowhere near as grand as it sounds but was only 30 TT$ admission and had the most amazing display of humming birds you could wish for. We had spotted a couple around the hotel but we were spoilt for choice here. I added a ‘Tobago Hummingbirds’ video to Vimeo if you want to see more. The taxi was 160TT$. A few useful bits & pieces: We had rain almost every day as this was the end of November and still rainy season. They were usually short sharp showers and passed quite quickly so taking an umbrella is a good idea. Borrow them from reception if you need one. Reception is where you get beach towels from as well. We had 28 to 30 degree temperatures, which is fine but the humidity is really high so you sweat profusely! Think tropical greenhouse! There are plenty of mozzies to bite your ankles so bring anti-histamine cream and insect repellent to apply every evening. A citronella candle is a good idea for the balcony in the morning/evening too and keep the patio doors shut to keep the air conditioned cool air in and the mozzies out. There’s a pharmacy near the ATM/shop where you can buy repellant. The people on Tobago are friendly. Walking in the street around the hotel may feel a bit edgy but I think it’s pretty safe. As in any social situation, if treat people with respect you get respect in return. Be friendly and you get friendliness in return! Everyone speaks good English and most will make eye contact and say hello. The transfer from the airport took about 5 minutes. It’s close enough to walk and wheel suitcases but the heat and humidity would make that pretty uncomfortable. We did see two people doing that and it didn’t look like they were enjoying it much! You don’t need a transfer though. A taxi will do. I had wondered if we’d get aircraft noise being close to the airport but we didn’t as very few tour operators use Tobago. We booked with Golden Holidays, who were great, and flew with Monarch. Their crew spent the whole week with us in the Coco Reef and they were fabulous. Legroom on the plane was OK, the food on-board was excellent and the films were a great way to pass the time as the flights are quite long. There’s an ATM next to the hotel. Turn left out of the gate. There are a couple of shops nearby. One to the left and one to the right. Both sell snacks, fruit juice, coke, beer, wine and spirits etc. The wine is all imported and very expensive so drink rum and juice instead. A bottle of rum is about 100TT$. The local beer is Stag or Carib (from the same brewery in Trinidad) It’s about 9TT$ for a small bottle or try the very strong variant of Guinness. We found a couple of very good restaurants: La Cantina is to the left immediately after leaving the hotel grounds. Pizzas are authentic and very big (50 -70TT$). Ask them to wrap leftovers for lunch the next day. The drive-through lane between La Cantina and the ATM takes you to Coco Café, which is owned by the hotel but run completely separately (i.e. you can’t charge meals to your room). The setting is great and the meals considerably cheaper than in the hotel. Pizza’s (the bases were a bit scone-like rather than proper Italian) were 55 – 65TT$. Cocktails were 35TT$. Opposite Coco Café is a bar called Curve (downstairs) and a Curry House (upstairs). We had a few drinks in the bar, which were good value and a lunchtime meal upstairs. The 30 TT$ Roti was great (a chapatti type wrap with yummy fillings) but whatever you do don’t be tempted by the crab and dumplings for 50TT$, which consisted of several tasteless gealatinous rice pancakes covered in a flavoursome but disgusting looking sauce topped with two halved land crabs that were impossible to break open…. By far the best restaurant was at the Karriwak Resort with a daily-set, fixed-price, four-course menu. We had tasty pigeon pea soup, a delicious grapefruit and cucumber salad, sesame coated fish and cake with ice cream to finish. Diana had a vegetarian bean and couscous alternative for her main course. My meal was 210TT$, the veggie option was 200TT$. A bottle of Pino Grigio was 195TT$. We went there on Wednesday, our last night, but I understand that Friday and Saturday nights are buffet nights with their own band playing. Looks like a good place to stay too but no beach. Read less
My wife and one year old stayed for two nights at the resort. I was honestly expecting better for the price we paid since the hotel is a bit dated. However the staff at this hotel was fantastic... Read more , always smiling and willing to assist your needs. Breakfast was great, the pool looks like it's not cleaned to often but that doesn't matter because the private beach is the winner. If your looking for peace an quiet this is the place to be. I think if the hotel floors are tiled over it would make a big difference for now.I would like to return but for a better price. Read less