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Pangalisang, Bunaken Island 95000, Indonesia
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The Village Bunaken
Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Bunaken Island
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very professionally managed by a Dutch/Javanese couple. The dive base is managed by the (true)"Guru" of diving Arjuna who is an amazing teacher. The resort is very well maintained, service and food are very good. 4 stars only because the preparation of the invoice and its positions is not as professional as the rest. You might want to double check... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bunaken: We went to the Village Bunaken after several friends recommended us the place. Great staff, reservation by emails though Jochem, on-time pickup and drop off at airport, delicious food and variety in the dishes, great and friendly staff, clean and relaxing environment, great pool and garden, Wifi in restaurant area and in our room. Room: garden cottage: clean, spacious,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

My partner and I chose the Village Bunaken after a friend visited last year and raved about it. From our first contact with Jochem, the resort manager, I was impressed . He answered my emails quickly and made the booking process easy. We were met at Manado airport by our driver on time and then dockside by Jochem and his... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
16 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We were picked up in manado and transferred to the island. Staff were friendly and helpful,from the start and all spoke English. It is a small place, but fits a lot in. Eight or ten individual cottages, a pool, bar area and dining room, plus it's own dive centre and amazingly beautiful spa. All food was included in the price,... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stayed there for 7 nights and enjoyed the place very much. The diving is simply fantastic and the resort can be very proud of a great, professional, super friendly diving crew. I would not call it a bargain, price is fair. It is very calm and you can do some runs and walks on the small island. The pool... More

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Darwin, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great communication on booking and provided with helpful information on how to get there and other suitable accommodation in Manado after. Met at the harbour and welcomed by the owner and his wife. Transfer to the island was on a very fast and comfortable boat. On arrival was met by friendly staff (who all remembered my name the whole stay)... More

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stayed at The Village Bunaken for 9 days in September 2013. The writting of this recommendation has been a little delayed, but still we often think back with such warm feelings and good memories that here it is: The resort is perfectly placed inbetween beautifull tropical trees and palms extending to mangroves in the water. You can see that... More

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Berlin, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

First - we would come back here, as it is a perfect situated place for snorkeling. The place is well run and maintenanced due to very friendly personnel, which takes every effort to make you comfortable. Rooms are spacious and clean. So far, so good and perfect. But then: I still get mad when I remember that place. Imaging a... More

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bunakenvillage, Owner at The Village Bunaken, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and some of the compliments. I do have to comment on some of the assumptions in your review. First of all our breakfast has a lot more choice then the other places on Bunaken in the same price range and definitely more than the budget places you mention. We have no limits on the amount... More

Paris, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We started our travel in bunaken village and had a great stay. We especially loved the stunning location, always great food and above all we were very well looked after by the staff, who besides welcoming also turned out to be musical. The surrounding waters are perfect for both divers and snorkelers and the dive trips are well and personally... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The Village at Bunaken is located a 30 minute taxi from the airport to Manado then a 45 minute boat ride to Bunaken Island. The staff at Bunaken were all very friendly and everyone has multiple jobs. We had a garden bungalow with AC. The room was large and clean, but simple. There is a ceiling fan and although we... More

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Address: Pangalisang, Bunaken Island 95000, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Sulawesi > North Sulawesi > Bunaken Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
The Village Bunaken Hotel Bunaken Island

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Small scale Resort, Diving center and Spa on Bunaken with attention to detail and a touch of authentic indonesian styling. A place to relax and enjoy the underwater wonders of Bunaken right at your doorstep. ... more   less 
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