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The Village Bunaken

Pangalisang, Bunaken Island 95000, Indonesia
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The Village Bunaken
Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Bunaken Island
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
14 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Diest, Belgium
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

we were at the village april 2014. resort is on a very nice location. rooms are comfortable and clean. food was always good and variable. the personal and owners are very nice.diving and snorkeling trips were very good orginazed and the personal is very skilled. i also injoint the house reef very much. i think the reef on the bunaken... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is a beautiful resort set in a beautiful setting! I was here with a friend and from the moment we arrived we were well taken care off. This resort manages to maintain a balance between offering a personable family run resort but with top quality services. The owners have developed a place to meet everyone's needs. I loved the... 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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Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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