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Murex Dive Resort

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Singapore, Singapore
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2,657 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently returned from 5 nights in Manado, staying at the Murex Dive Resort. Given that this is a reasonably priced place to stay the accom standard is actually pretty good (it's of course not 5 star, but it's clean, well maintained and the staff are really friendly and helpful). Food is also surprisingly decent. Wifi is only available in the... More 

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Danny C, Owner at Murex Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and nice comments. It was great having your group with us and a special thank you to your group leader; she was well organized and we worked well together organizing your trip. We look forward to have you dive with us again. You should think about a trip to Bangka too! Thanks again. Sincerely, More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a 5 days and 4 nights trip to Manado and stayed at Murex Dive Resort, its about 1hr 30mins from the airport. Once we reach the resort Rico showed us the resort and guided us to the room. The room is very spacious! (refer to picture) Dive sites is just about 30 mins out, no need to travel for... More 

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

Dear Mr.0602, Greetings from Murex Dive Resorts. Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review about our resort. We are very happy that you liked your spacious room and that our dive guides are super friendly. Thank you for the compliments on the local food, it pleases us immensely that you enjoyed it that much. Hopefully... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely love this place and definitely will come back again. The service and all the staff workers are so friendly. And especially if you love diving this is will be the one that you looking for. So instead of just go to Bali. Australian travellers also need to see this place. Lots of love and see you again soon Murex... More 

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

Dear Melvira K, Greetings from Murex Dive Resorts. Thank you very much for writing this wonderful review about our resort. It pleases us immensely that our service and staff workers are so friendly and that you loved the diving. North Sulawesi is a very good alternative for Bali and has many different things to offer then Bali. See you soon... More 

Macon, Georgia
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24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

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

Dear jamga02, greetings from Murex Dive Resorts. Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review about our resort. We are very happy that the diving was awesome and that you enjoyed our Passport to Paradise program. We are sorry to hear that you found our food only ok. We do our best to vary the food... More 

Hilden, Germany
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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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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 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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61 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 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 

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Address: Jalan Raya Trans Sulawesi | Desa Kalasey I, Manado 95361, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Sulawesi > North Sulawesi > Manado
Price Range: $126 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Murex Dive Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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