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Murex Dive Resort

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Murex’s casual yet classic vibe makes it your home away from home in North Sulawesi. Choose to dive, explore or just take it easy and relax with friends and family – whatever you decide, exceptional service is guaranteed.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
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Accessible rooms
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Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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I was at Murex Manado last month. I am very happy with the hospitality and my overall experience! The food was great, the room was great the spa was great and the diving was wonderful! My wife and I are into seeing and filming cephalopods. We saw two new species that we had not
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We visited Murex Dive Resort (Manado) on our way back from Raja Ampat to Jakarta. We stayed a couple of days. The staff (of which there are a lot!) are very friendly and helpful and jolly at the resort. There was a limited choice of food, but it was good quality and always a
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Response from swormald, Public Relations Manager at Murex Dive Resort
Responded 9 Jan 2019
Hello Julian L, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of your stay with us. Our staff will be thrilled to read your comments regarding personal and attentive service. It was also great to hear that you enjoyed the mix of food from east to west! We look forward to welcoming you back soon - and a combined stay with our Bangka Island Resort will give you a great overview of North Sulawesi marine life. Please do let us know when you plan a return trip! Sarah Wormald Murex Dive Resorts
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Our first stay was here. The resort is small and in need of some maintenance but it still works perfect. The people are nice and helpful. The food is excellent. The diving is great. The organization is excellent. The dive guides are more the great. They know all the names of
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Response from swormald, Public Relations Manager at Murex Dive Resort
Responded 6 Jan 2019
Hello Rifvisje, Thank you so much for your review - our staff were thrilled with your comments! It was wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the food (especially the nasi goreng), diving, organization and Dive Guides Please do let us know when you plan to travel to North Sulawesi again as we would love to welcome you back! Best wishes, Sarah Wormald Murex Dive Resorts
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I'm not sure I can say enough good things about this place. The diving is absolutely amazing around the house reef and coast of Manado as well as over at Bunaken Island. If you like turtles.. well we ended up coming up with challenges like how many were sleeping vs swimming
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Response from swormald, Public Relations Manager at Murex Dive Resort
Responded 6 Jan 2019
Hello Kevin K, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us at Murex Dive Resorts - we were delighted to read that you enjoyed the resort, diving, dive guides and personal service. Our staff were thrilled with your comments - thank you! Please do let us know when you plan to travel to North Sulawesi again as we would love to welcome you back! Best wishes, Sarah Wormald Murex Dive Resorts
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The customer service from the Murex team was exceptional. We were on our honeymoon staying in a nearby villa and were looking for a company to take us to Bunaken snorkelling. One evening we got in touch and Sherlyn replied very quickly with different options, then next morning
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Response from swormald, Public Relations Manager at Murex Dive Resort
Responded 15 Oct 2018
Hello Hannah B, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us. Our snorkeling team were thrilled with your comments. We are so lucky to have the Bunaken Marine Park right on our doorstep - it is such a wonderful area for snorkeling - and diving. We were delighted to read that you saw turtles - they are definitely one of the highlights of Bunaken. We would love to welcome you both back to Murex so please do let us know when you plan a return trip. We offer a full range of PADI courses and North Sulawesi is a world class area for learning to dive and develop your skills. Best wishes, Sarah Wormald Murex Dive Resorts
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Over head view of Bunaken National Park.
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Hi, I'm Pim manager at Murex in Manado. All the comments above by LSSFW are correct. Locally at the resorts there is no luggage restriction. We will take care of all your luggage no matter how heavy or bulky it is. Airline carriers have some different rules about luggage weight. With Singapore Airlines you get 30kg per person. Yes, we have rental BCD's available at all 3 resorts. You will get your rental equipment at the first resort of your Passport to Paradise and this equipment will stay with you for the whole duration of the trip, as will the weight you will be using. Please let me know if you have more questions, I'm happy to assist you. Warm Regards from Manado, Pim van Schendel
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Hi hutchinm, Thank you for your enquiry regarding staying and diving with us in June 2017. We are holding 2016 prices for the next 12 months so it's a great year to join us. 9 nights accommodation (single person) is US$1,107 on a full board basis. We have a few options for your diving while you are here: 2 dives per day (US$ 96 per day) 3 dives per day (US$ 135 per day) Diving a la carte: US$ 48 for single day dives Please note that rental equipment is not included in the diving rate. We have a super friendly and professional dive team and we usually make 2 or 3 dive trips over to Bunaken Marine Park each morning as well as afternoon dives around the Manado Bay area and we have a beautiful House Reef. We also offer day trips (or longer) up to Bangka Island, night diving, snorkelling and we can also arrange diving in Lembeh. If you let us know what your diving preferences are, we can make sure your needs are met. If you have any questions, just let us know! Best wishes, Sarah (Murex)
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Hoi Cynthia, My collega Sunny heeft gereageerd op je mail. Heb je deze niet ontvangen? Kijk ook eens in je spam folder, misschien dat de email daarin terecht is gekomen. Ik heb de email zojuist nog een keer verzonden. Laat even weten of je hem nu hebt ontvangen? M.v.Gr. Pim van Schendel
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Hoi Cynthia, Ik ben inderdaad Nederlands. Ik zag dat jullie ook een email naar onze reserveringsdesk hebben gestuurd en die zal ook vandaag worden beantwoord. Roundtrip wil zeggen : we halen jullie op vanuit Tangkoko en brengen jullie naar ons resort. Na jullie verblijf bij Murex brengen we jullie naar het vliegveld of we brengen jullie naar het volgende hotel waar jullie gaan verblijven. Snorkelen is goedkoper als duiken. Het huisrif kunnen jullie altijd gratis snorkelen. Met de boot kost het snorkelen US$ 40 per person voor de ochtend (dit is inclusief snorkel uitrusting en 2x snorkelen terwijl de duikers duiken) en US$ 20 voor de middag snorkel. Als jullie zelf een snorkel uitrusting hebben kost de ochtend US$ 30 per persoon en de middag US$ 10 per persoon. Al onze huisjes in Bangka liggen direct aan het strand en hebben allemaal een verandah dat op het strand uit kijkt. Ik ga zo ook je andere email beantwoorden. Met vriendelijke groeten, Pim van Schendel
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Thank you for your questions. My name is Pim, I'm the manager for Murex Dive Resorts. Snorkelers can join the divers on the boat and snorkel the same dive sites as the divers dive. 99% of all dive sites are suitable for snorkelers too. We offer a full board package, all meals, snacks, coffee, tea and drinking water is included in the room rate. Alcoholic drinks and other extras can paid for on the spot. If you book with us a round trip airport transfer is included. A Murex representative will meet you at the airport, look for a Murex sign with your name on it. He will escort you to the resort. The transfer from the airport to the resort takes approx. 1 hours, depending on traffic. I hope this answers your questions. Let me know if you have more questions or if you would like to inquire. I'm looking forward to hear from you. Warm Regards, Pim van Schendel Manager Murex Dive Resorts
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"Rooms near the swimming pool are smaller and the bathrooms are not so modern. We loved the rooms behind the pool."
"all are basic room but very clean and confortable"
"There are 3 by the pool. I stayed in 1a right by the creek so woke up to running water every morning. What a sweet way to start the morning."
"the garden room was spectacular and quite private"
"Choose the refurbished rooms"
US$ 68 - US$ 106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
murex dive hotel manado
IndonesiaSulawesiNorth SulawesiManado
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