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“Our home away from home in Sulawesi!”
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Bahowo Lodge
Ranked #23 of 45 Hotels in Manado
New York City, New York
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73 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Our home away from home in Sulawesi!”
Reviewed 9 July 2011

We stayed at Bahowo Lodge for three nights, and loved it! Phil and Paula are wonderful hosts (and great dinnertime conversationalists), who went out of their way to make our stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible. The food was delicious, with authentic Indonesian specialities and tropical fruits expertly prepared by local cooks, and we were even treated to a Western-style breakfast of cheese omelettes, jam and toast every morning. The rooms are comfortable, and there are lots of amenities including a TV/DVD player, full movie library, and excellent collection of books which we enjoyed, as well as an outdoor swimming pool with lounge chairs. The lodge was perfect as a base for visiting Tangkoko park. If I'm ever back in Sulawesi, I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 July 2011

Stayed at Bahowo Lodge for three nights and loved it! The food is delicious and plentiful, the a/c works great, and the village is just fantastic. I also really enjoyed spending time chatting with Phil and Paula (the fabulous owners). They will do ANYTHING and EVERYTHING to make your stay comfortable and fun. Nothing but great memories from this place!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Devizes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2010

Going to Bunaken/Manado? Bahowo Lodge is the only place to stay for great company, service and the food - which is fantastic! I've stayed with Phil and Paula 3 times now and plan to get back there asap.

Rob Williams. UK

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
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London
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Reviewed 14 August 2010

Staying at the Bahowo Lodge doesn't feel like staying at a hotel: it feels like going away to stay with very good friends who are particularly solicitous about making sure that you are comfortable in every way. The owners simply dealt with every request instantly, and anticipated a bunch of requests before we made them.

The atmosphere was wonderfully sociable, with every evening turning into a dinner party with friends as we sat together at one table. Helped by the home-cooked food, which was excellent.

Location is in a small village, a 5-10 minute drive away from the Thalassa dive centre: Phil and Paula are firmly welded into the community. Ethically minded travellers will appreciate the story: they put a huge amount into the well-being of the village, and the way they and the locals treat each other all adds to the experience.

Rooms are lovely, particularly the suite that slept us and two teenagers which had masses of space. But this is a home rather than a five star hotel, and if that's what you're looking for, don't come here - for example, the electricity and plumbing can be a little erratic. But that's a tiny price to pay, in our view.

Oh, and you have to like golden retrievers.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 July 2010

Just returned from my seventh visit to Bahowo Lodge. I feel relaxed and refreshed. My husband has enjoyed two weeks of diving and I've enjoyed the peace and quiet of the Lodge plus visits to Manado for eating out, shopping and a fish pedicure! Phil and Paula make you feel so welcome that it's like going home every time we go back. And there's always something new to do or to visit. The masssages on offer at the Lodge are fabulous and an added bonus. The food is as excellent as ever and it's great fun to get to know the people in the village - their English is better than my Indonesian! It's also good to be involved in the social projects for the village, instigated by Phil and Paula - the rebuilding of the school, the building of a clinic and a local bus service. The only way you'll really know the benefits of staying at Bahowo is to go there.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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LONDON, ENGLAND
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Reviewed 13 June 2010

We stayed at Bohowo as the first stop on our honeymoon. We were made to feel at home straight away by the English owners and had a comfortable room which helped with the jet-lag.

The food was excellent, their knowledge of the area and the country extensive and their stories fascinating! Pool was also great in the heat of the day.

Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 May 2010

Stayed at Bahowo for about a week in April and loved it! Phil and Paula are fantastic hosts, and ready to help you everything from picking up new toothbrushes to mailing your postcards. Always available for a chat, full of good advice on the area and places to go visit. And the food was just out of this world. Fresh baked bread every morning, fresh fish, vegetables and peanut sauce at night. A wall full of movies for rainy evenings. Immaculate rooms with a/c. Couldn't ask for more - truly hope to go back one day.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Bahowo Lodge
Address: Bahowo Village | Bunaken Park, Manado, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Sulawesi > North Sulawesi > Manado
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Ranked #23 of 45 Hotels in Manado
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Hotel Class:3 star — Bahowo Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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