Coco Huts

Coco Huts

Lovely rooms, excellent views

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Like a sea view? We hope you’re fit! Coco Huts clings to the side of the hill, bestowed with sweeping views of the harbour and town below.

Travelfish says:

The higher you climb, the higher the price tag, but also the better the outlook and more lavish the rooms. Even if you opt for a less expensive room on the lower slopes, bear in mind the restaurant is still up the hill. Four styles of rooms are on offer, mostly set in a duplex configuration, although the deluxe rooms embody double-storey free standing stilted bungalows.

Comfortable twin rooms across the board. : Sally Arnold.
Comfortable twin rooms across the board. Photo: Sally Arnold

We only viewed the interiors of the Economy rooms, but were charmed by the antique teak joglo-style duplex bungalow. These rooms are fan-cooled with twin beds only, but could be pushed together for a little more romance. Wooden shuttered windows (no glass) open to let in light and the sea breeze as well as enabling you to lie in bed and see the sea. Pretty and functional mozzie nets up the romance and crisp white linen contrasts smartly with the dark decor. A mix of terracotta and traditional patterned tiled floors along with stained glass and painted panels add quirky interest.

We like the room on the eastern flank, as it provides windows and views on two sides, however the bathroom is strangely attached to the neighbouring room, so you have to go outside and walk around the verandah. The western side room offers an ensuite. “The architect made a mistake” quipped the friendly staff.

Plenty of spots to enjoy the view. : Sally Arnold.
Plenty of spots to enjoy the view. Photo: Sally Arnold

Simple stone and tile bathrooms are fitted with western toilets and cold-water only showers and we didn’t notice any washbasins in the wet-style rooms. Other rooms offer air-con and less quirky bathrooms (we’re informed) as well as a better view.

Breakfast is included in the rate and the restaurant serves additional meals including a romantic candlelit dinner for two set up in a secluded area that enjoys one of the best vistas in the area. Book ahead as it’s only offered to one couple per night (at no additional charge from the regular menu).

Climb the stairs, enjoy the view. : Sally Arnold.
Climb the stairs, enjoy the view. Photo: Sally Arnold

We think the economy rooms here are great flashpacker value and if a seaview is for for you, Coco Huts gives you the best bang for your buck. If the folding stuff isn’t an issue, head up the road to Breve Azurine Lagoon Retreat for views and a private beach.

Contact details for Coco Huts

Address: Jalan Danang Jaya, Karimunjawa
T: (0812) 3556 3136;  
Coordinates (for GPS): 110º26'37.49" E, 5º52'54.19" S
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Room rates: 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Standard double room
300,000 rupiah 300,000 rupiah
Superior double room
Air-con, up to 500,000 rupiah
400,000 rupiah 400,000 rupiah
Deluxe double room 600,000 rupiah 600,000 rupiah

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Sally spent twelve years leading tourists around Indonesia and Malaysia where she collected a lot of stuff. She once carried a 40kg rug overland across Java. Her house has been described as a cross between a museum and a library. Fuelled by coffee, she can often be found riding her bike or petting stray cats. Sally believes travel is the key to world peace.

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