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Broome, Australia
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The people is absolutely sweet but it is a difficult place to really enjoy your holiday. For me the view is always something that I care for, enjoy the blue kind of feeling, but the mangrove is thick on the foreshore and it's blocking the opening even for the breezes. This also means Mosquitos are at ease there and a... More 

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Nairobi
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272 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This serene compound has 10-12 cottages. It is very basic and affordable rates between €12-24 full board depending on the room you get. There are not frills here: everything is a bit run down but I guess that is what adds to its charm. The is no hot water, no flush toilets so you use a jug to pour water.... More 

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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40 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

The location is nice and the personnel even nicer. You can walk out of your bungalow and go through the mangrove an do some snorkling. A relative of the owner had his birthday, so we were all transported by scooter to have our dinner there. The bungalows were nice, but could have a little upgrade/update. The owner has his own... More 

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Surat Thani, Thailand
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

The staff at Lorenso's were great, especially Aso. The food was good, though it's not always so easy to eat when you're being stared at by a bunch of skeleton like dogs that swarm the dining area. The rooms are very basic but spacious. They're open to the elements (e.g. no glass in the windows), salt water showers and electricity... More 

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Bentenan, Indonesia
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

I spend a very nice time in Lorenzo Cottages, eating local fresh food, relaxing in hamacs on the the beach, diving in the morning with turtles ! But what I prefered is when Om Lorenzo come at night with his Music Band to play ! Mix beetween Country, Folk and local pop music ! With a Recycled Drum Instruments and... More 

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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 February 2016

I stayed with Lorenso for 10 days in January of 2016. His place is simple and clean. A perfect fit for anyone wanting a proper Indonesian experience. Even in the low season, when most of the resorts have only a few guests, Lorenso's place has a steady flow of pleasant, down-to-earth travelers. This is a testament to his impeccable reputation,... More 

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Reviewed 11 January 2016

In depends on your state of mind whether you would go with the "never again" or the "I keep going back" mantras. We were surprised by the state of the bungalow we were staying in, a result of the apparant neglect no doubt. However, the reef in front of his place was amazing and the snorkle guide joining us knew... More 

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Paris, France
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Food is correct (even if the chair we sit on are very dirty) and well located in front of the reef (mangrove view not sea) but bungalows built twenty years ago for some are very olds and dirties. Most of them need to be renovated (including the boat used for day trip not running all the time...). "Deluxe" ones are... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

There are better and less expensive places to stay on Bunaken. We found that Lorenso's Cottages are past its peak. It's one of the first home stays on the island and enjoys its notoriety in travel guides. However, save yourself some time and look for better and more budget accommodations. We made reservations for 8 nights and decided to call... More 

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10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

I spent two nights in Lorenso's before moving on to a more expensive dive resort (that I had pre-booked) but really wish I had stayed here for my five days in Bunaken. As soon as I arrived in Lorenso's I loved it, it has a very relaxed feel, amazingly friendly staff and the best snorkeling on Bunaken Island just steps... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access

Additional Information about Lorenso Cottages Beach Garden

Address: Pangalisang Beach, Bunaken Island 95015, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Sulawesi > North Sulawesi > Bunaken Island
Price Range: ₹ 0 - ₹ 0 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Take a look at the different rooms before making your choice.”
 of 5 bubbles davidsH5712FC, 5 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Worth spending a tiny bit more at another hotel or homestay. Don't stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles 2ruperth, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“the cottages at the left side of the terrain are quieter and more private”
 of 5 bubbles HelenaB491, 25 May 2015 | Read review
“make sure you have a good mosquito net in the room as the pesky insects come out in droves across the island at night”
 of 5 bubbles iang360, 17 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Beware of the cats : do not let them inside the bungalow, one of them distroyed my T-shirt and underwear !”
 of 5 bubbles aae191, 6 Jan 2014 | Read review
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