Lovely rooms, excellent views
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
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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