COVE Resort Palau

COVE Resort Palau

10186 Malakal Road, Koror, Koror Island 96940 Palau
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4.5
#2 of 9 resorts in Koror
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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Situated on the island of Malakal in the Republic of Palau, COVE Resort Palau is a waterfront oasis designed for adventure and relaxation. Boasting a collection of nautically inspired rooms and suites just steps from the marina and the best dive operators, this adventurous choice in Koror, Palau hotels is ideal for honeymooners, outdoor explorers and groups.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Boating
Diving
Highchairs available
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Hiking
Snorkelling
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Foot massage
Full body massage
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Doorperson
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Lagoon View
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino, Japanese

Location

10186 Malakal Road, Koror, Koror Island 96940 Palau
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 76 out of 100
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Venture735169 wrote a review Aug 2023
Greater Newcastle, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous resort with excellent facilities and exceptional service. Our poolside room was lovely, biggest bed in the world was very comfortable, pillows a little soft for some, lovely bathroom was big and modern, the supersoft huge towels were luxurious and smelt like fresh flowers. Bottled water was supplied to our room every day, tea and coffee facilities were adequate, bathrobes and slippers supplied. We were extremely impressed by the cleanliness of our room and the entire resort. The included buffet breakfast was very good and a great way to start our day. The staff were very friendly, polite and professional, going beyond expectations to ensure our holiday was perfect. Great location close to dive shops, multiple restaurants and bars, a 30 minute easy walk to the town centre or a cheap taxi ride. We will return! Thank you to all at Cove Resort.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Just feel comfortable booking a holiday here and enjoy your stay.
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Response from 和夫 長田, General Manager at COVE Resort Palau
Responded 3 Dec 2023
Greetings from Cove Resort Palau! Thank you for posting and sharing you review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and happy that our staff had provided you an excellent assistance throughout your stay and I will be certain to share your comments with them. We hope to welcome you back again, very soon. Thank you for staying at COVE Resort Palau and we hope that you will consider us again on your next vacation. Have a nice day!
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Rob C wrote a review May 2022
London, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The facilities at the Cove Resort were excellent, and the people are so kind (while being professional). I simply loved the buffet breakfast---the coconut rice was my favourite. I was able to set the air conditioning to a comfortable 28 degrees C (about 82 F) (it was typically 31 outside, even at 6am, and I don't like too much of a temperature shock). Would stay there again so very much!

I should add: nice view, nice pool, good restaurant (important for the Restricted Movement phase before the mandatory COVID test). Was very comfortable there.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: I think they were all good. No elevator though so if you can't do stairs ask for a ground...
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Response from 和夫 長田, General Manager at COVE Resort Palau
Responded 8 Jun 2022
Dear Sir Rob, Thank you for the excellent review. We are thrilled your time with us was excellent! All of us are delighted that we could ensure a comfortable stay during your visit. Everyone iso nice and professional because we have the best guests like you. Rest assured that your heartwarming feedback will go out to the rest of our team. We look forward to hosting you again soon for another fantastic experience! Regards, COVE RESORT PALAU TEAM
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mks6213 wrote a review Feb 2023
New York City, New York
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Cove Resort in November, 2022. The room was spacious, bright, comfortable. Excellent closet space and places to hang dive gear inside without anything being in the way. All tile floor. We had our own veranda with lounge chairs and umbrella right by the pool. The pool is huge and lagoon like with a little island in the middle featuring a bar. The service was professional and friendly, Angel and Princess at the front desk went out of their way to accommodate us. The bathroom was updated and clean; everything worked! Ample counter space. Robes and towels provided for pool as well. At the time we visited the hotel was quiet. It is situated very close to the harbor and dive boats, making the location perfect for a stay before or after your dive trip. Also, very nice restaurants nearby and a small supermarket just across the street. NOTE: there are three floors, no elevator in case you travel with heavy suitcases. Overall excellent stay. We highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: No elevator. If you travel with heavy luggage, you may want to stay on 1st floor.
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Response from 和夫 長田, General Manager at COVE Resort Palau
Responded 15 May 2023
Thank you for the excellent review. We are thrilled your time with us was excellent! All of us are delighted that we could ensure a comfortable stay during your visit. Everyone is so nice and professional because we have the best guests like you. Rest assured that your heartwarming feedback will go out to the rest of our team. We look forward to hosting you again soon for another fantastic experience! Regards, COVE RESORT PALAU TEAM
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Nina D wrote a review Dec 2022
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff here are really lovely. However the hotel is not relaxing. There are lots of families and kids making a lot of noise, but I don’t mind that (even hours of Marco Polo - it’s to be expected). However several sets of guest has big speakers and super loud competing amplified music. It also caters to army service men and women who bought ice chests full of their own beer and liquor to the pool. (I don’t even resent that, as none of the bars were open.). However, as they got more and more drunk, it got louder and louder, going late into the night. Even the double glazing wasn’t able to keep it out after we went to bed!
Christmas Day, we had to ask some other guests if they would mind keeping their music a little lower (which they immediately did - so thank you to them for being receptive. I just wish there had been someone on staff monitoring this.)
One other niggle is that the AC is the room is not adjustable. It is either ON or OFF and it is pretty frigid.
Other than that, it’s great. The breakfast buffet is small, but has everything you need, and the coffee is nice and strong :). The staff really are lovely and can help you book trips and restaurant reservations. I think as long as you aren’t trying to relax at the pool, it is fine.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring earplugs
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Response from 和夫 長田, General Manager at COVE Resort Palau
Responded 15 May 2023
Hi, We apologize for the inconvenience. We appreciate your feedback for it will help us to improve our service. We look forward to seeing you again! Thank you! Sincerely, COVE Resort Palau Team
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Andy W wrote a review Mar 2020
Los Angeles, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a stop over in Palau on my way to Guam and had both lunch and dinner here. Nice staff, great locationand really good food. Also has free WiFi! Also has safe, comfortable rooms' is located near the live aboard boats for scuba diving enthusiasts and a nice pool.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from DayTrip657871, Front Desk Supervisor at COVE Resort Palau
Responded 16 Mar 2020
Dear valued guest, First of all, we would like to thank you for taking the time to share with us your experience at the Cove Resort Palau. We sincerely appreciate our guests’ feedback and consider it a great opportunity to identify the areas in which we can improve more. We from Cove Resort Palau are committed to providing the highest quality services and complimentary facilities such as the free Wi-Fi service and a cozy and clean swimming pool to ensure our esteemed guests’ loyalty and satisfaction. We appreciate your feedback and hope that you will give us the pleasure of hosting you again on your next visit to Palau. Sincerely Yours, Cove Resort Palau Team
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girltravellerxsf wrote a review Oct 2021
San Francisco, California
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Friendly staff. Comfortable rooms. Free WiFi. Hungry marlin restaurant in the hotel was good but they were out of a lot of items on the menu. When we got in the room the air and the beds smelled stale / we had to use spray hand sanitizer as the pillows smelled odd. My pillow and some of my sheets had random bloodstains - small but noticeable.

WiFi was good in the room. I was able to work for the week from the room.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from COVE RESORT PALAU, Guest Services / Front Office at COVE Resort Palau
Responded 25 Oct 2021
To our Valued Guest, First of all, we would like to thank you for taking the time to share with us your experience at the Cove Resort Palau. We greatly appreciate your comments about the aspects of the room that needs enhancing, Your feedback is extremely valuable to us and rest assure that we will do our best to work out on each and settle the said concern. So we would like to extend to you our most sincere apologies regarding your concerns during your stay. We look forward that you will give us another try soon. Please let us know the next time that you will be coming to Palau we’d like to make sure that we will be able to exceed your expectations by then. Thank you so much!
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Scott G wrote a review Sept 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful stay at The Cove in Palau! The staff were absolutely amazing and the rooms were perfect for our stay. Can't say thank you enough for how well they treated us while we were there. They helped us book our land tours and excursions around the island, and were always there to answer any questions we had.
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Walk out to pool rooms were great!
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Response from 和夫 長田, General Manager at COVE Resort Palau
Responded 11 Sept 2022
Thank you for choosing Cove Resort Palau! It is our pleasure to accommodate you! Thank you for taking time to write a review. We really appreciate it. We are glad that you had a great experience with us. We are looking forward to welcoming back you again! Take care!
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Matt wrote a review Jan 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I live in the area and booked a last-minute trip to Palau. While I would not recommend coming to this island with minimal plans, the front desk helped me plan our entire trip within the first hour of arrival. We had an amazing three days here! We loved finishing the day overlooking the marina hanging out at the restaurant or pool. Wonderful staff! We will be back!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from 和夫 長田, General Manager at COVE Resort Palau
Responded 20 Jan 2024
Greetings from COVE Resort Palau, Mr. Matt! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your days with us in our beautiful island. Your time and effort writing this review is much appreciated and our staff will happily continue to provide exceptional services. We do hope to see you back for a much longer stay with us. Thank you for choosing COVE Resort Palau! Sincerely, COVE RESORT PALAU MANAGEMENT
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biodean wrote a review Jan 2023
Concord, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed our stay at the Cove Resort. Accommodations were comfortable. Everything worked. The restaurant was way better than we expected. Good selection including daily specials, large portions, great buffet breakfast. Hotel was convenient to many dive companies and a short walk to downtown. Staff was friendly and helpful. On our last day the hotel manager (I think that's who he was) noticed I had sunburn and sent one of his staff to give me a bottle of aloe vera. It was unexpected and much appreciated.
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from 和夫 長田, General Manager at COVE Resort Palau
Responded 15 May 2023
Thank you for the excellent review. We are thrilled your time with us was excellent! All of us are delighted that we could ensure a comfortable stay during your visit. Everyone is so nice and professional because we have the best guests like you. Rest assured that your heartwarming feedback will go out to the rest of our team. We look forward to hosting you again soon for another fantastic experience! Regards, COVE RESORT PALAU TEAM
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davidslc wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for a week while on a snorkeling trip. The facilities are clean and modern, with a large open dining/bar area on the ground floor next to the pool. The highlight was the cheerful staff, who were unfailingly helpful and smiling. The restaurant is decent, with nearby additional options. There are various minimarts and dive shops within walking distance.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from DayTrip657871, Front Desk Supervisor at COVE Resort Palau
Responded 27 Jan 2020
Dear Valued Customer, Alii from Cove Palau! Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your recent experience with our humble resort in Palau. We are delighted to know that you have enjoyed most of your time in the property and appreciate the amenities and most especially the service our staffs were able to provide during your stay. With this, rest assure that we will pass along to everyone (Cove team) your appreciation throughout your stay. We do really hope and looking forward to see you back here and it would be a pleasure to host you once again. Best regards, Cove Palau Team
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Answer from chrisjonesscuba
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions7 helpful votes
Hi, HappyDive is correct the Palau Pacific has a man made beach which is open to non guests, one of our non divers went there and spent the afternoon. COVE Palau Resort though is amazing and the pool is truly spectacular. We also hired a driver for the day for a very reasonable price to take us around the island which included a beautiful beach where we could also have a very nice lunch. The COVE Palau resort has chairs and hammocks near the pool and a beautiful grass area which outlooks onto a beautiful view. I would still stay at COVE Palau.
HappydiverLiz asked a question Jun 2019
Melbourne, Australia71 contributions12 helpful votes
Is the water safe to drink at the resort?
Answer from Scielbi
Santa Fe, New Mexico1,286 contribution802 helpful votes
As I said they give you bottled water. We brushed our teeth with the tapwater and had no problems. Ok?
Buba1 asked a question Mar 2017
Denver5 contributions5 helpful votes
How close is the hotel to Neco Diving
Answer from iameverywhere1
Lahaina, Hawaii7 contributions5 helpful votes
COVE is next door to NECO Diving.
kumamoto143 asked a question Dec 2016
new england29 contributions3 helpful votes
Please tell me about your fishing charters. We will be there next month.
Answer from JYAustralia
Brisbane, Australia68 contributions55 helpful votes
Sorry, I went diving only... contact Neco Marine... they can organise fishing too
Venture735169 wrote a tip Aug 2023
Greater Newcastle, Australia4 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just feel comfortable booking a holiday here and enjoy your stay."
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Muna K wrote a tip Apr 2023
Amman Governorate, Jordan279 contributions114 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"No elevator."
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Lisa D wrote a tip Apr 2023
Toronto, Canada365 contributions289 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Main level rooms have sliding glass door access to the pool but can smell a little musty. Second floor rooms have balconies and smell fresh."
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mks6213 wrote a tip Feb 2023
New York City, New York29 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No elevator. If you travel with heavy luggage, you may want to stay on 1st floor."
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Nina D wrote a tip Dec 2022
4 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring earplugs"
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PRICE RANGE
HK$1,772 - HK$2,014 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
74
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Frequently Asked Questions about COVE Resort Palau
What are some of the property amenities at COVE Resort Palau?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at COVE Resort Palau?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at COVE Resort Palau?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at COVE Resort Palau?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to COVE Resort Palau?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kramer's Cafe, Drop Off Bar & Grill, and Carp Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at COVE Resort Palau?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does COVE Resort Palau have airport transportation?
Yes, COVE Resort Palau offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at COVE Resort Palau?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at COVE Resort Palau?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Japanese, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to COVE Resort Palau?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Airai Bai (11.7 km) and Airai War Canoe (11.9 km).
Does COVE Resort Palau have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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