hotel reviews

6 Dec

we spent our honeymoon in 3 different hotels:
1. grand kemang, jakarta
the closest hotel from gudang gambar. a normal bussiness hotel. it looks amazing from the outside but inside only get a little touch from the renovation.

2. swiss-belhotel hotel, manado
the hotel is new compare to other hotels in manado. it’s also a bussiness hotel and located in the middle of the city where you can find other hotels along the road. restaurants and supermarkets are in the neighborhood.

we met a friend who work there and according to her the hotel’s food is delicious. and she was definitely right. i love their tasty breakfast. and we got a cake delivered to our room as compliment for honeymooner.

to get around the city is not a big deal. angkots pass in front of the hotel. for taxi, please use bluebird. the hotel staff will help you order it. don’t try other taxi because they don’t use meter and try to rob you.

3. santika seaside resort, manado

it’s an old hotel but its location is the most strategic one to get to bunaken. We took bluebird taxi to get here from manado, passing a nice village road. when we checked in, they upgraded our room from normal room to villa! thank you, santika πŸ™‚

the downside about the hotel, it is isolated so you have no other choice for food but order from the hotel’s restaurant. don’t forget to bring a lot of mineral water and food from manado because after a while, i got bored with the hotel food.

if you’re interested with diving or snorkeling, the hotel has its own diving center, thalassa. we took a snorkeling package and was on the same boat with a group of divers. they use a super fast speed boat so it took only 5-10 min to get to diving/snorkeling spot.

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2 Responses to “hotel reviews”

  1. olanatics May 24, 2010 at 10:44 pm #

    wow.. Manado!
    I heard the beaches are amazing.. I hope I could go there too with my fiance… ^___^

    PS: please allow me to follow and add ur blog in my blogwalking.. πŸ˜‰

  2. -mf- May 25, 2010 at 9:30 am #

    we spent 2 days in manado city & another 2 days in a hotel near bunaken. we did snorkeling but the place has no proper beach.

    thanks for adding πŸ™‚ i like reading your blog too πŸ™‚

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