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Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia

by cheekin22 Online Now Dec 11, 2008 at 12:19 AM

Dear members,

I wish to visit Manado.

Any recommendation of budget accommodation in
Manado?

Your reply is very much appreciated & Many thanks in advanced.

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    Re: Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia

    by melysa Online Now Dec 12, 2008 at 10:52 PM

    hi!

    If you meant to visit Manado the city, then there are plenty of budget accommodation in the city center cost for around USD 25-35.. yet if you´re planning to be in the sub-urb area, or the Bunaken Island itself, many dive-resort and bungalows laying around, with varieties of facilities and prices, even when you don´t dive. It´s nice, relaxing and has really beautiful sceneries.

    Can try Living Colours Diving Resort for around €35/single bungalow or
    STD Room @ Bastianos Bunaken for €23/single or €30/single beach-front room

    happy holiday!

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    Re: Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia

    by cgf Online Now Dec 13, 2008 at 1:14 AM

    the post given is right, not many thing to add, only if you look for somethings else then diving, you'd better go somewherelse in Indonesia.

    Personally, I'll arrive in Singapore next August. I was lookin forward to go back to Bunaken again as I've been in Manado/Bunaken last year (summer 2007) when all prices were in USD, but I noticed, starting from this year, now they are the same amount in EUR :-( and this summer (2008) it meant an arise of about 40%, as diving there it's good but not the best....

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    Re: Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia

    by sahel578 Online Now Jan 15, 2009 at 7:41 PM

    I was diving there last summer and was sadly unimpressed. It was lovely, but...

    The hotel prices are much higher now because there is some World Ocean Conference is being held in May 2009.

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    Re: Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia

    by cheekin22 Online Now Feb 3, 2009 at 12:53 AM

    Dear All,

    Finally I chose to stay in Two Fish Divers in Bunaken.
    The price and the services were not bad.

    They also provide dive and accommodation services in Lembeh, but due to time contraint, I only managed to dive & stay in Bunaken.

    For more details, please refer to their website:
    http://www.twofishdivers.com/

    Hope the information is useful for future reference.

    Cheers,
    CK

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    Re: Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia

    by cgf Online Now Feb 3, 2009 at 3:33 AM

    GOOD CHOISE! it's where I've been!! :-) it's a scuba resort, forget the beach and/or sun baths, very good diving with nice and competent people, maybe Lucky is still working there, she is very nice *all senses* instructor (the owners *Nigel&Tina* are also very nice), I suggest to have [minimum] a cottage (not a room). Beware, if you're one of those who likes having "western food", bring some biscuits or tablets with you and, in anycase, do not be too late when it's lunch/supper's time, you know.. you late arrive...

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    Re: Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia

    by cgf Online Now Feb 3, 2009 at 3:36 AM

    I just saw now... "were" means you've already been there and about food... I've seen where you come from so I believe no problems for you.
    :-)

    p.s. is Lucky still working there?

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    Re: Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia

    by Sambawalk Online Now Feb 10, 2009 at 7:34 AM

    Is Nov good for visiting Manado and Bunaken? Is the price for dive package similar across all operators? It seems 2 fish divers have been validated! Thanks

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