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Not worth it. Was not impressed by the place. The staff is friendly but the hotel needs a facelift and some more things to do. Was a bit upset that they even charge for towels. The pool was cloudy and dirty. The beach was hard to get into and dirty as well. Sorry to say will not be back.
The hotel is slightly run down, but has one of the only fresh water pools on the island. The rooms have AC and basic amenities and no hot water. The people of the island are very nice. We enjoyed the tour with the ecoguide and speaking with the islanders. Two of our favorite excursions were to go see the mangroves and snorkel off of Punta Brava.
The resort is in a really nice location. It is a bit old but it’s still really good. We had a room with a nice waterfront view. The staff were extremely nice and friendly. The food was pretty good and the drinks were pretty cheap. The boat ride to and from the island from Cartagena were included in the price which was good. There is not exactly a beach as such in front of the resort but we managed to find a few really nice quiet beaches all within walking distance. There is a good dive shop there within the resort. One thing is the beds were really hard and uncomfortable. Other than that i has a great stay there and I would go back again.
I went with friends here for the day trip from Cartagena. The place is old school Colombian tourism, concrete, carving a space from nature instead of in harmony with it, and with no sense of environmental stewardship despite its location. (The tour included coffee - plastic cups, plastic straws - and lunch - styrofoam plates, plastic cups.) The day trip is super overpriced for what it is - 175.000 pesos for a two-hour slow "yacht" ride that belches smoke and whose entire lower deck vibrates so much from the motor people were getting seasick from sitting in the chairs. The trip out and back in the boat had a hype man who spend two of the total four hours doing a bad spring break bar routine instead of letting people just chill and enjoy the landscape. He did give some interesting and well presented information about the sites as we went by them, to be fair. The sea swimming area at the resort is filled with sharp rocks and sea urchins. Two of the six people in our group left with cuts. The "beach" is about 10 feet long. Lunch was OK. The pool was enjoyable, hammocks too, as well as leaving and getting out of there.
Hotel is about an hour boat ride from Cartagena and it was built 22 years ago; however, the rooms were small and the shower water only got luke warm at best. The hotel is a key draw for day trippers as they have a nice pool, hammocks, ping pong tables, furthermore they facilitate canoe rides through mangroves, snorkeling and scuba diving. At the hotels prices they should have supplied free bottled water and coffee. Wifi is questionable. Decent meals however breakfast could have / should have been better.
I went there with a friend, we have fun in the pool, bar and beach. Perfect for families, couples and friends. For sure I will return. A very good place to visit and enjoy a sunset or sunrise in their beach.
We didn’t really want to stay in a resort but booked this place as it is one of the few with AC and 24 hour electricity on the island. It is tired, cold showers and run down rooms. But a good base to explore the island. 2 days was enough though. We didn’t spend much time in the resort. The best beach is Playa Libre 15 mins walk away or 5 in a boat 20mil pesos for 2 people. We tried to watch the sunset on the far side of the island. Be warned it is an hour walk and obviously pitch black on the way back. We got lucky and paid a boat to take us back.
I went scuba diving in "Islas del Rosario" and this hotel is conveniently located close to the pier where we boarded the boat every morning for our scuba excursions. Clean, good food, good service, quiet, and nice views.
It is a nice average resort with an olympic size pool and a swimming area in the Caribbean which is not a sandy beach. There are vendors selling souvenirs and jewelry. It takes about 90 minutes by boat to reach the island.
The place is nice to relax. Good for snorkel. Pool is good with a bar inside, very nice. The worst part is that the inly way to get there is a boat that arrives in the morning, but your room is not enable till past mid day, also you are not allowed to use wifi because it is link to your room number. You cannot get towels neither because yours will be at the room... Also to leave this place is in the same boat that leaves at 3 pm, you need to leave the room at mid day. Understandable but not pleasant. The food is not very good, at least the all included package... The rooms are ok, old, but confortable. In general good, but they need to improve the welcoming.
Hotel Cocoliso Island Resort places you within a short distance of popular sights such as Isla Grande Beach. This 20-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 restaurants, a private beach, and an outdoor pool.
Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including El Mirador, which specializes in international cuisine. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM.
All of Hotel Cocoliso Island Resort's 20 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies, minibars, and safes. For entertainment, guests can enjoy TVs. Rooms also include phones.
At Hotel Cocoliso Island Resort, guests enjoy a private beach, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. Transportation is made easy with an area shuttle for a fee. Helpful staff can provide tour or ticket assistance and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Other amenities at this beach hotel include free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and a garden.