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Murex Dive Resort

#6 of 36 Hotels in Manado
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Jalan Raya Trans Sulawesi | Desa Kalasey I, Manado 95361, Indonesia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were supposed to stay Bangka resort but the (unexpected and rare) strong wind did not allow to go there and Danny offered to send us to his other resort in Manado. Location is about 1 hour from the airport and 45 minutes by boat from Bunaken dive spots. Diving is also great on the Manado side. Dive guides are... More 

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PimvanSchendel, Manager at Murex Dive Resort, responded to this review

Greetings from Murex Dive Resorts. Thank you very much for taking the time to write this wonderful review about our resort in Manado. We are really happy to hear that the change of resort was no issue at all for you. The weather was very extreme because of a big storm in the Philippines and we had no other option... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I spent 5 nights here diving around Manado and Bunaken. The diving is a perfect mix of muck diving near Manado and stunning walls over on Bunaken - you really do get the best of both worlds. The dive operation is slick and the staff are organised, friendly and very knowledgeable. Pim the manager makes time to talk with the... More 

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PimvanSchendel, Manager at Murex Dive Resort, responded to this review

Greetings from Murex Dive Resorts. Thank you very much for taking the time to write this amazing review about our resort. Great that you have enjoyed our offered services in the resort and like the way everything is smoothly organized. You are right about the hot water, this is available in all of our rooms. Thank you for your recommendation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I stayed at Murex for a week to do my PADI open water license with Pim. I couldn't have asked for a better instructor. Pim is a great teacher, patient and very thorough. He made sure the skills needed were done correctly, which made me confident from my first dive going forward. The resort was very nice as well. I... More 

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Greetings from Murex Dive Resorts. Thank you very much for taking the time to write this wonderful review about our resort. Great to hear that you enjoyed doing the course and that you felt confident with your instructor. We are very happy that you liked the resort and that you felt the warmth of a family run resort from every... More 

Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My wife and I visited Murex Manado for the first time on our way to Lembeh Resort – part of their Passport to Paradise promotion. You can stay at all three of their resorts and get a deal. My first impression of Murex Manado was pleasantly surprised. They met us at the airport without any problems at all. The trip... More 

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Greetings from Murex Dive Resorts. Thank you very much for taking the time to write this wonderful review about our resort and our Passport to Paradise package. Traffic can indeed be very chaotic here but the longer you live here, the more you get used to it and eventually you blend in without any problems and you adapt to it.... More 

Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Clean spacious rooms on a lovely property. Great food & service. Wonderful diving. We spotted dolphins from the dive boat. The reef is healthy. Turtles, nudibranchs, lots of clownfish. The staff are friendly and very accommodating. Evenings having dinner on the beach were sublime.

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Greetings from Murex Dive Resorts. Thank you very much for taking the time to write this wonderful review about our resort. It please us immensely that you like our property and food & service. Great to hear that you saw dolphins from the boat, it is always a special experience to meet them. It's a real pleasure to hear that... More 

Etten-Leur, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Murex Resort Manado The murex dive guides see many different animals, big and small. They are really trying to make the best possible of your holiday. Ask ones and it is arranged, or don’t ask as it is already arranged  Everything to do with diving is very well arranged; boats, equipment, variety of diving spots, ... The local food... More 

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Greetings from Murex Dive Resort. Thank you very much for taking the time to write this wonderful review about our resort. We are really happy that you liked our dive operation, dive sites, our guides and that everything was smoothly arranged. I will forward your compliments to the whole dive team and especially to Oce, your dive guide that did... More 

St- Petersburg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We came to this resort in October 2014 for 6 days before our trip diving safari on Damai 2 from Gorontalo. The hotel is situated 40 minutes by car from Manado airport and only 30 minutes from Bunaken Marine Park. There are several different cottages in the green beautiful garden with big old trees, which make a nice shadow during... More 

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Greetings from Murex Dive Resorts. Thank you very much for taking the time to write this wonderful review about our resort. We are very happy to hear that you found our property beautiful and you liked the cottages near the pool with the view on the ocean and the volcano on the horizon. It pleases us immensely that our staff... More 

Brentwood, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Only stayed one day and night but felt this property was a very good value. Room not fancy, but clean and comfortable with large bathroom. A/C worked well, plenty of hot water. Evening meal was beachside bar-b-que with lots of tasty choices. All of the staff was very friendly and owner took time to greet me and ask my opinions.... More 

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Greetings from Murex Dive Resorts. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about our resort. We are very happy to hear that you liked the rooms and our beach side bbq. Great to hear that the owner took his time for you, he is always very keen on talking to all of our guests. More 

Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had a very good few nights at Murex Dive Resort. The moment you arrive, you immediately become part of one big family. The staff is extremely friendly, helpful and everything is done with a smile. The scenic settings makes you forget whatever hectic life you come from and the sun sets on the beach are breathtakingly beautiful. Rooms spacious... More 

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Greetings from Murex Dive Resorts. Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about our resort. It pleases us immensely that you immediately felt part of the family and that our staff treated you always with a smile. The sunsets are indeed spectacular and will help you forget your hectic life. I'm sorry to hear you... More 

Waisai, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We stayed at Murex Dive Resort Manado in August. The food was very tasty and one night we had some sashimi Tuna, very delicious. We really enjoyed the views out to Bunaken Marine Park and the sunsets were amazing there. We also loved the mature gardens and stream that ran through the resort. Diving was well organised and the boats... More 

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Thank you very much for taking the time to write this great review about our resort. We are very happy that you found the food delicious and that you have enjoyed the views and sunsets. It pleases us immensely that you liked the diving and your guide found you all these cool critters. Thank you very much for recommending us... More 

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