Good Hotel, great location, with brilliant staff
Posted Jun 5, 2013
The Coral Cove Chalet hotel is in a great location for exploring the island. It is a few kilometres to Chaweng Beach, so good for access but far enough away to avoid the noise.
The beach and sea is only 30m from the door of Chalet 211 (where we stayed) which is great in the mornings. Walk out of the room and three minutes later you are floating in the sea watching fish. From the balcony you can watch the sea or look across the bay to the fireworks in Chaweng in the evenings. Wonderful!
The beach is small shells and tiny stones, just to the left (as you look at the sea) about 45m away there is a longer beach (about 150m long) with smoother sand. No problem with beach vendors.
There are steps but not too many. The restaurant serves good food in the evening, but a bit pricey and the breakfast buffet is OK. Food is available from 0630 to 2200ish.
The chalet is good, but not perfect as everywhere in the tropics tends to look a little run down fairly quickly. The air conditioning worked well. The bathroom has the usual facilities including hair dryer, bath, shower, toilet, etc.
Maid service was fine.
There is a good size pool and a jacuzzi both of which were well used by the hotel patrons, both for swimming and sitting round especially in the evenings when there is a "Happy Hour!"
The only drawback I found was that the hotel offers motorbikes/scooters for hire, but did not say there was no insurance available until I asked after reading the contract.