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Istanaku Guesthouse
Ranked #3 of 51 Manado B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 2 June 2013 via mobile

The Istanaku is a short ride from the harbour on a secondary street.

Front desk people were most helpful and spoke English well.

The rooms are spacious and very clean.

There are mothballs in the washrooms, presumably to deodorize.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

We spent here 1 night in a double room. The room was tiny, no space for anything, it was very smelly and humid inside. It was a non smoking room, but the people next door were smoking inside their room with the door open, so our room was all smoked, I complaint and they told them to close the door but kept smoking. They were also very noisy kept talking and yelling until 4am, we have to ask them to be quiet. It was hard to contact the staff 'cause there's no phone in the room and you have to go down 3 very steep floors, and also these really sketchy people were outside so we would have to pass them, not nice, and when they finally shut up the mosque start yelling, great night!
Breakfast is just fine, fried rice and toast.

Room Tip: Don't take the rooms on the 3rd floor, is a long way and they're very isolated.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 March 2013

I stayed here for 1 night only in December 2012 for Rp 281,000 in a double room private bathroom. I chose this guesthouse because it just opened and I thought the place would be at least clean. And I was right. In fact, it was very clean, esp. the bathroom. Bathroom had shower, sink, and western toilet.

What I really love was the hot water ran well. :D The location is perfect. It took 20-25 minutes from airport and cost Rp 47,000 for taxi. But I visited near Christmas, so not much traffic.

What to see around there? Not much. I was just walking around the neighborhood. If you walk to the main road, you'll easily find mini markets, restaurants and hotels along Jl. Sudirman. Walk straight down around 30 minutes and you'll find the beach.

The staff was nice. Standard. They have a computer next to the reception. Water dispenser available on every floor. I stayed on the 3rd floor. Free breakfast I was told, but I woke up late and missed it. But ordering room service is possible and it's very cheap. So won't be a problem.

Connecting to the wifi was a problem. They said it is on every floor. But I just couldn't connect. Or maybe it needed special setting for macbook? I don't know. And they played loud music in the morning.

All in all I'd recommend this place and will stay here again if I ever visit Manado again. :D

Room Tip: Upper floor has poor wifi connection.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 April 2012 via mobile

This is a guesthouse that reminds you more about a hotel. It's nice and clean, little bit to much synthetic smells. The bed is good, desk, tv, nice bathroom, WiFi (does not work in every room). It's a little bit noisy from the hallways, but to the price you can live with it. The breakfast is by the way terrible, and its a bit hard to find good food nearby, we went to the swiss bel hotel around the corner, wasn't that expensive.

  • Stayed: May 2011
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Thank katrine j
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Reviewed 4 September 2017
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 July 2017
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Address: Jln. WR. Supratman no. 6, Manado 95123, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Sulawesi > North Sulawesi > Manado
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 51 B&Bs / Inns in Manado
Price Range: £12 - £14 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Istanaku Guesthouse 2 merupakan sebuah tempat menginap yang terletak di pusat kota Manado dengan jarak tempuh 30 menit dari Bandara Internasional Sam Ratulangi dan 15 menit dari pelabuhan Manado . Istanaku Guesthouse 2 berlokasi di Jln. W.R.Supratman no.7 (Komo Dalam) Manado Sulawesi Utara. Kami menawarkan tempat menginap dengan konsep full art building dengan gaya modern industrialis. ... more   less 
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