Coucoue Lodge : et si on se contentait du décor ?
Coucoue Lodge est un assez grand hôtel avec une superbe piscine des espaces de restauration en bordure de lagunes et aussi un côté mer.
Ici, on tombe des nues. La nourriture est fade et on a du mal. La pizza pourtant fine se transforme en plomb dans notre ventre et c’est lourdement que nous empruntons le bateau à 1000 FCFA l’aller retour pour le côté mer.
Le côté mer de Coucoue Lodge est juste fabuleux ! Le sable fin, l’eau propre, des lits couverts bref le paradis ! On se couche sur un lit et franchement on dort plus de deux heures, la nourriture de midi pesant encore sur notre ventre.
Le menu : En dehors du brunch, le reste est juste potable.
Note : 2/5
Le service : Juste au dessus du menu mais quand même moyen. De longues minutes avant d’être pris en considération, des airs guindés.
Note : 3/5
L’hygiène : Acceptable
Note : 4/5
Un cadre magnifique malheureusement entaché par la médiocrité de sa cuisine et du service.
Note : 3/5
Coucoue Lodge is a hotel located about 10 km Assini. My sister and I decided to go there. I tell you about our adventure from Abidjan to Coucoue Lodge in Coucoue Lodge: and if we were satisfied with the decor, just down!
Cocoue Lodge: what if we were satisfied with the decor?
7 am, departure
Assinie is far so we must get up early and that’s what we did the day we left for Coucoue Lodge. The program is set wayside and negotiate a taxi to get there (I do not have a car for years and I do not even know if I still remember how is what leads).
Three taxi later, we are on the way for a budget of 30 000 FCFA including the return trip.
All goes well until Bonoua where we are stopped. Apparently the driver did not attach its antenna and must pay a fee. Follows discussions in Abouré, dialect of the city of Bonoua. Luckily, the driver is a native of the city. So we pay 5000 FCFA to get back on the road.
We are not happy but good as long as we advance we do not have to complain.
Finally, we are in Assinie. The police station stops us. Again !
There, I get angry. But apparently they do not want to argue with us. So leave 10,000 FCFA to the driver telling him not to go beyond and make an appointment with him for the evening at 18:30.
Cocoue Lodge is a fairly large hotel with a superb pool of eating areas bordering lagoons and also a sea side.
We decide to enjoy the brunch that comes to 10,000 FCFA per person.
There, we have the choice between lots of things like pastries, omelettes, cereals, etc …
We prepare two good trays and we land at the edge of the lagoon to enjoy our brunch. The quality of the food is excellent and we get value for money.
My sister and I then settle in the pool to digest and enjoy before the return of those who went to sea early.
More than two hours relaxing in the blue water, there is plenty to smile to life.
We have a great time.
At noon, we decided to lunch and opted for the braised chicken to 10,000 FCFA with alloco and fries and pizza at 8,000 FCFA.
Here, we fall from the clouds. The food is bland and we have trouble. The pizza however fine turns into lead in our belly and is heavily we take the boat to 1000 FCFA go back to the sea side.
The sea side of Cocoue Lodge is just fabulous! The fine sand, the clean water, the beds covered brief heaven! We lie on a bed and frankly we sleep more than two hours, the midday food still weighing on our belly.
We get a little wet feet in the sea before returning to the lagoon side to wait for our taxi.
During the wait, we are still testing cocktails and even ice cream but we realize that the kitchen is just below average at Coucoue Lodge which is frankly disappointing for such a beautiful decor.
The menu: Apart from brunch, the rest is just drinkable.
The service: Just above the menu but still average. Long minutes before being considered, stilted tunes.
A beautiful setting unfortunately tainted by the mediocrity of its cuisine and service.