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“Repeatedly good” 5 of 5 stars
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The Village Bunaken
Pangalisang, Bunaken Island 95000, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Bunaken Island
Tønsberg, Vestfold, Norway
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“Repeatedly good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

It was not one year since we left this wonderful place, now we are back again. Please see that review. We were at least as happy with The Village Bunaken this time. The room is very good, the lunch and dinner buffet event better than last time. The breakfast however was not as good as last time. It is still good though, but we were missing something to drink besides water, like smoothie or juice. It is still very well maintained, not expanding, but evolving to the better. The building style is so well made, and tasteful. This time they had new boats. The diving service is of really good standard, and you can tell that the guides like their job. They are genuinely polite, but yet working hard to top up your diving expirience. I feel very safe when diving here. We love this hotel, and we will be back as soon as possible.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We are snorkellers who stayed 5 nights and enjoyed the house reef immensely! The food is included in the rate and is quite tasty. The kitchen girls worked hard to please. We used the Spa twice and both agreed it was one of the best massages we ever had! The welcoming Management saw to our requests and made sure we were enjoying our stay. Angelina saw to our transport needs coming and going. One of us was bothered by mosquitoes and would have appreciated some netting.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Driver pick us in the airport, and bring us to a fantastic holiday! The room is clean, bathroom is good, just like what u see in their website! Good food as well! I am a non diver, many resort in Bunaken only welcome diver to stay, but not The Village Bunaken. I like snorkelling very much, Bunaken is really a good place, it is the most beauty place I ever snorkel! The dive master - June is a funny guy, he gave me and my friend lots of fun although we are not learning diving! I am also surprising Angelina can speak fluence Cantonese (I am come from HK), I really like this place very much!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I was staying there with my friends, for holiday, 2 days and 1 night. We were picked up by boat with the owner herself, she was so nice and welcome us so friendly. The Village Bunaken is really like a small green village by the sea. There's no reception like any other hotel, you can do the registration at the bar area while you enjoy the refreshing welcome drink. They gave us a 2-rooms villa, near the restaurant area, with air conditioner (*limited) and fan but no tv. At the room terrace, there is a hanging bed for you to relax. The food was so good, the staffs are friendly and familiar. They arranged all the activities for us; such as diving, snorkelling , and go to Taman Laut Bunaken. The rooms are always full, many long staying guests from Europe and US. You can spend the whole day enjoying the underwater world, sunbathing by the pool, relax at the spa or you can go for a walk to the friendly neighbourhood or rent a motorcycle, and can enjoy some traditional food or buy some handmade souvenirs at Taman Laut Bunaken.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

After all the rave reviews we had high expectations. We were a bit dissapointed though.

As every hotel on Pulau Bunaken it has a full board formula. The food is OK but not that good, with some good dishes.

There is a good reef in front of the hotel where you can snorkel. Lots of fishes and good coral.

You absolutely need a mosquito net on the island, and there is none in the room. The room itself is good, with tasteful design (a lot of dark wood) and a veranda with a hammock. The tap water is brackish (they have their own well) so you always have a salty skin.

Staff is good, the owners have dinner with the guests each evening. We missed a smile on the Dutch owner's face though!

We made an introduction dive here. The dive instructor was OK, but could have been a bit more attentive and less robot like.

Obviously a lot of Dutch here, but also Germans and French.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Bunaken was the end of our trip thru Sulawesie and we really needed a comfortable place to relax at the end of our holiday. We first checked the other places on the island and we concluded that the Village resort was the best option. We can recommend this resort for the quality, super friendly staff, good kitchen, spa and snorkel & diving facilities.
We absolutely enjoyed this resort and his friendly staff!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Spent 3 days here and loved every second. Unfortuantely I cant dive due to medical problems but the snorkeling in front of the place is one of the best i have ever seen. You also have the option to go out with the divers and snorkel which was also good.

Staff were great, food was good and the location excellent. I really couldnt fault it. Accomodation was also spotless.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Village Bunaken

Address: Pangalisang, Bunaken Island 95000, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Sulawesi > North Sulawesi > Bunaken Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Bunaken Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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 
Also Known As:
The Village Bunaken Hotel Bunaken Island

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