Coco Reef Resort - Reader Reports & Opinion
Stoopid, Vain Question
Do the rooms at Coco Reef have hairdryers in them?
PS We're staying in a deluxe room if that makes a difference.
Leaving Luggage At Coco Reef
I am off to Coco reef on honeymoon in 27 days (not counting honest!!) and am just finalising a few things and am hoping someone can help.
We are staying at Coco reef for a few nights and then heading off for a weeks trekking around Venezuela for a week before coming back to coco reef for 11 nights. We do not want to have to take all our luggage and belongings with us and so were hoping to leave a suitcase at the hotel and also (perhaps) leave some valuables there (eg travelellers chqs locked up in a safe)
Does anyone know if this is possible or should I contact the hotel in advance.
Secondly I was wondering about taking travellers chqs etc, I have been lead to believe the bank is only "down the road" as such, could we just take bank cards and draw cash from cash machines ??
Any suggestions/help would be greatly appreciated.
PS - Fantastic site Steve !
What's the best way to access the net from Coco Reef? I won't be taking my lap top, but hope to check in with work and home regularly via email.
Coco Reef - My Opinion
We spent a week at Coco Reef Resort recently and, after reading good reviews about the place, were quite disappointed. We were not on an all-inclusive plan which turned out to be a blessing as the standard of food served is definitely not in keeping with a 5* hotel. On one of our 2 dinners there we were served bread that tasted of meat - it had been kept in a warmer(why??) that the staff admitted had heated something else in and they could not replace it as they had no more bread!! Also, pastry was swimming in a sauce making it soggy and there was no subtelty about the flavours. These, and other problems, were not really dealt with as no one could 'do' anything about it and we had to argue to get the meals taken off the bill, which they eventually did. I think that hotels which specialise in all-inclusive deals are running the risk of losing other guests.
Our room was good but the shower was very low pressure.
No problem with noise and beach is nice but would not recommend or return here because of lack of professionalism and reluctance to address any complaint. If you are looking for a chill out with so-so standards then it's ok, but if you want that extra bit more and are used to high standards, give it a miss! Have read good reports on the Hilton & Blue Haven but have not been as yet!
Local restaurant Pelican reef is good, others such as Bonkers & Pepe's are
acceptable. Nice tea at Arnos Vale Hotel.
It is worth hiring a car and exploring the Island and other hotels, restaurants - Tobago is unspoilt which is part of it's charm and Crown Point is not a great loction. Englishman's Bay is spectacular, just a short drive away.
Honeymoon At Coco Reef
We will be staying at the Coco Reef from 10th April for our honeymoon, after reading many reviews on yours and other web sites. This will be our first visit to the Caribbean and i cannot thank you enough for all the invaluable information from myTobago, i am feeling more at ease with my choice and am sure we will both enjoy it.
p.s. it is a surprise for my wife as she wont know until after the wedding !