Chilling and Swinging At Coco House

During our trip to Miri last month, we manage to stay in this cozy nice place called Coco House. Surprisingly enough, this little hotel/guest house is very famous among divers in Miri. Located just next to St. Joseph school, you will never miss this place. Even the parents knows where it is.

“Okay, guys. I got out entries and media passes ready for the whole 2 days event. Starting from the briefing day and the actual festival day. Any idea how are we going there and where do we stay?”. That was my first question upon receiving the news that we have successfully booked our place at the Miri Country Music Festival 2015 (MCMF15).

At first we decided to stay at the City Homestay & Apartment due to its short distance to the festival ground and a fairly cheap rate. However, Aliey got a better deal at Coco House. Residing at a city that emphasizes tourism,  Coco House is trying to make our vacation ever more interesting and memorable. Their services not only includes accommodation, but also diving, a collaboration with their sister company, Coco Dives. They also offer activities like the river cruise, land tours also with their sister company, the Minda Travel.

View from the front gate

View from the front gate. The significant and unique ‘icon’ style signage and the PADI banner is the trademark of this landmark.

Coco House's cafeteria. Such a breezy place.

Coco House’s cafeteria. Such a breezy place.

Despite the small and narrow lobby, everything is kept well organized and clean.

Despite the small and narrow lobby, everything is kept well organized and clean.

There are a lot of room options to be choose from like:

  • Family room
  • Standard Double
  • Standard Twin
  • Dorm or bunker

Due to budget concern, we choose to stay in the bunker room and we’re loving it so much! The bunk beds are awesomely comfortable. For the amount of comfortableness and  fun we had while staying here, it is really worth the RM20.00 per night we paid for the stay. Let’s see how the bunker room looks like:

Double decked bunk beds with 3-pin power point for your gadgets, reading light and a safe deposit box.

Double decked bunk beds with 3-pin power point for your gadgets, reading light and a safe deposit box.

1 room comes with 4 beds, aircond unit and a big standing mirror

1 room comes with 4 beds, aircond unit, a big standing mirror and curtains for each bed.

The dorm/bunker room is on the third floor and there are only 2 rooms available for this type of accommodation. 1 for the boys and 1 for the girls. Each have the same setup. However, the dorm floor shares the same bathroom and common area. Well, the bathroom is not entirely sharing. Let me show you what I mean:

There is a separate toilets for men & women but the shower room is a shared one.

There is a separate toilets for men & women but the shower room is a shared one.

The sinks are clean and tidy

The sinks are clean and tidy

Other amenities offered by Coco House including:

  • Free pc usage for in-house guests
  • Free Wifi
  • 24 hours reception
  • Private parking
  • Common living area
  • Sunbath platform
  • Dive shop
  • Cafe and minimart

Lets take a look at the common living area shall we:

cocoHouse_common

The common area is equipped with flat screen tv, aircond and comfortable sofas.

There's also a mini library in the common area with lots of books and magazines to read

There’s also a mini library in the common area with lots of books and magazines to read

There's also a small dinning table with a pc for in-house guest provided in the common area.

There’s also a small dinning table with a pc for in-house guest provided in the common area.

And here's the pantry and minibar area.

And here’s the pantry and minibar area.

Not just that, when I mention about sunbath platforms are also provided here at Coco House, there are really sunbath platforms here. Please bear in mind, the sunbath platforms are not in the parking area, but on the rooftop. YES, ON THE ROOFTOP! How cool is that.

There are 3 sunbathing chairs and a swing on the rooftop. Photo credit to NTgravity (Aliey).

There are 3 sunbathing chairs and a swing on the rooftop. Photo credit to NTgravity (Aliey).

That's us posing by the ledge on the rooftop

That’s us posing by the ledge on the rooftop. Credit to NTgravity (Aliey).

For those light travelers and backpackers and diving enthusiasts, I recommend this place very much when you’re visiting Miri, Sarawak.

You may check out what my other companions said about Coco House here:

The room rates as per February 2015 during peak season was:

  • Private Room (Standard Double /Twin Beds Ensuite Room) = RM 95.00 per night for inclusive with breakfast for 2 pax.
  • Family Room (Triple suite Room) = RM 130.00 per night for 3 pax – inclusive with breakfast for 3 pax.
  • Bunk Bed (Dormitory) = RM 35.00 per person – breakfast per person

More information can be found at:

Lot 2117, Block 9,
Miri – Pujut Road, MCLD,
98000 Miri, Sarawak.

Tel: +6085 417 051
Fax: +6085 417 052

Email: miri.cocohouse@gmail.com
Website: http://www.cocohouse.com.my

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