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Murex Dive Resort

#12 of 44 Hotels in Manado
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Macon, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Murex Manado Dive resort in late June early July 2016 for 2 nights. The accomodations were good but not great, the diving was awesome, and the food was okay. The Passport to Paradise allows you to dive 3 resorts with a good variety of diving (muck and blue water reefs) with all transportation by boat. This... More 

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Hilden, Germany
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Very impressive dive resort, friendly and professional team. Really enjoyed the dive trips , unfortunately I could stay only for one week. Also the trip into the national park is worth to do. Hope to seeing some of the team next year on the boot fair in Januar 2017 again. Greetings from Germany Michael

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

Dear Michael, Greetings from Murex Dive Resorts. Thank you very much for taking the time to write this wonderful review about our resort. It pleases us immensely that you found our resort impressive, friendly and professional and that you really enjoyed the dive trips. You will meet for sure some of the team next year in January at the BOOT... More 

Australia
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53 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

I have rated this resort as pretty good in the context of being a diving oriented resort in a fairly remote location. You come here for the great diving, knowing full well that its focus is on the diving experience and catering for the needs of divers, not trying to meet the needs of people on a 5 star luxury... More 

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

Dear AussieTravelholic, Greetings from Murex Dive Resorts. Thank you very much for taking the time to write this extensive review, we highly appreciate that. We are very happy that you choose our Passport to Paradise package to visit and dive all the highlights of North Sulawesi, there is no better and more comfortable way of doing this. We are very... More 

Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

When you want to get PADI certified or/and enjoy the great Bunaken dive area, this is the place to be. My husband and son did their first OWD course in February this year at Murex Manado. They enjoyed so much so we came back with our other children as well in May this year and it was again a great... More 

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

Dear Marijke, Greetings from Murex Dive Resort. Thank you very much for taking some of your precious time to write this nice review about our resort. It pleases us immensely that you came back with the whole family after your husband and son did their course in February. It was a pleasure having you all as our guests. We are... More 

Monterrey, Mexico
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

In hopes that my observations about Murex Manado are as helpful as possible, please permit me to include some context about my perspective as a mid-sixties, semi-retired bureaucrat, who was NAUI certified more than 20 years ago and signed up for Murex’s open water dive course to regain confidence under water and become PADI certified. Simply put, Murex far exceeded... More 

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

Dear Philip, greetings from Murex Dive Resorts. Thank you very much for taking some of your precious time to write this wonderful review about our resort and diving. It pleases us immensely that your expectations were far exceeded and that you had such a good experiences with us. We are very happy that you enjoyed your refurbished room and our... More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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72 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

I recently spent two nights at Murex. While the dive operations by Pim and the dive crew is fantastic I was rather disappointed by the resort. Usually there are 2 morning dives around Bunaken island (about 30 minute boat ride) and then the boat returns to the resort for lunch. I personally would have preferred to get a lunch box... More 

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

Dear SwissFoodieTraveler, Greetings from Murex Dive Resorts. Thank you very much for taking some of your precious time to write this review about our resort. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the dive operations and crew. We are very sorry that the resort did not live up to your expectations. The dive schedule was a recent made... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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50 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

This was my second visit to Murex and third trip to Manado. Murex has undergone significant renovation and improvements since my last visit. This includes renovation of the rooms and the installation of a very nice pool. Their staff were friendly and helpful at all times. They seem to really enjoy their work and made us feel welcome at all... More 

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

Dear Jonathan, greetings from Murex Dive Resorts. Thank you very much for taking the time to write this wonderful review about our resort. It was a huge pleasure having you and the rest of the group as our guests and we are very happy that you have noticed the significant improvements in the resort. The staff is very important and... More 

San Jose, California
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Murex Manado really is a beautiful resort! Staff took great care of everyone, and was super accommodating to everyone's dietary needs! Dive masters were very attentive and great at locating all the great animals the ocean offers there! Everyone was super friendly and always smiling! And the food was just great! Definitely the place to go for a great mix... More 

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

Dear Fawn, 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 the staff took great care of the whole group and accommodated everyones dietary needs. It pleases us immensely that you found our dive guides so attentive and that they found... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Murex Manado is the perfect place to dive and relax. From the moment you arrive you are greeted by the staff to ensure your needs are attended to. In a very laid back atmosphere, Rico and Pim and other Murex employees answer any questions you have and get you settled in quickly. Your luggage is taken to your room and... More 

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

Dear Kevin & Judy, greetings from Murex Dive Resorts. Thank you very much for taking the time to write this wonderful review about our resort. It was a pleasure meeting you both and having you as our guests. It pleases us immensely that you fund Murex Manado the perfect place to dive and relax. We always go the extra mile... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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50 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We've been going to Murex since the kids were toddlers. One of our sons just got certified there at age 18. The place keeps improving and the diving is ... well Amazing isn't the word. The staff is remarkable consistent, except for the few servers who marry the visitors .. lol ... really this actually happens. It's like a cult... 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 some of your precious time to write this amazing review about our resort. It pleases us immensely that even after coming for so many years to Murex, you still like it and are amazed by the place. Comments like these make it all worth while. Great to hear that... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Murex Dive Resort

Address: Jalan Raya Trans Sulawesi | Desa Kalasey I, Manado 95361, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Sulawesi > North Sulawesi > Manado
Price Range: $170 - $178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Murex Dive Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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