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“Nice Interior Design” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Istanaku Guesthouse
Ranked #3 of 42 Manado B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Jakarta, Indonesia
Level Contributor
19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nice Interior Design”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

when i arrived at Manado, i choosed this place for my first night.. and when i saw the interior room, i like it.. all things in good condition and arrange well..
i got TV(although bad signal), WiFi, and Hot(It works) and cold water, and breakfast.
The staff is friendly, u may ask anything u want to know about the city..
but i dissapointed about the electricity,when i was there it is suddenly goes off and suddenly goes on, it happened hundred times,, i hope now they have fixed it so the guest can be more satisfy..
in my opinion, this place is far from interesting place like restaurant or maybe mall, so i little bit difficult to found any place to eat, but for the price it is really good for us who only have thick pocket.. Hope u can enjoy this place..

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank DennySaurs
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Dortmund, Germany
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013 via mobile

Nice and helpful staff, clean and modern rooms, a little noisy at night
liked staying there, the staff explained how to use the microlets and booked our next hotel for us, I can recommend staying there. It's good for the budget too
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  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Svenja_F
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

This budgethotel is absolutely great! Its cheap, very clean and very nice rooms. I stay here for a week was very good. The rooms are the same as in a 4 star hotel. I had the delux room price 250000 a night. Istanaku thank you!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Invisible1975
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Rawai
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013 via mobile

Someone else booked this hotel for us so no idea ehat to expect.. Its very good value for money. 30 us$per night. Free water, tv, closet space and helpful and friendly staff. Down sides; close to the road (noisy) and if you cannot walk stairs very well, skip this guesthouse.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Simone R
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Victoria, Canada
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308 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank klimazz
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Santiago, Chile
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19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank delikafe
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Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Namaeuro
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Additional Information about Istanaku Guesthouse

Property: Istanaku Guesthouse
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 42 B&Bs / Inns in Manado
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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