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Tasik Ria Resort Manado
Ranked #9 of 46 Hotels in Manado
Certificate of Excellence
Taunton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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“Greta place to dive and relax”
Reviewed 29 April 2014

My wife and I are just back from a fantastic 5 nights in Tasik Ria with 4 days' diving. This is a great resort which oozes character. The accommodation is a comfortable 3* but it is the staff and the food that make this place. We were so well looked after at every juncture whether it be the abundance of free drinking water, the iced tea on return from a day of diving or a G&T with the wonderful local cuisine in the evening. The diving is great and the Guides are first class; knowledgeable, friendly and great fun. They are well supported by good skippers and attentive boat crew. A real highlight was the local school children giving a traditional dance display at dinner in the jetty dining room. The massage is worth a mention too. Our thanks to Dan Green who looked after everyone with a personal touch and really made us feel special.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

Just returned from a 5 day stay and it was great. Nice facilities, well run, and great staff. The massages are indeed wonderful after a full day of diving as are the beers at the jetty bar to wind down the day. Dan does a great job of running the resort and he's very welcoming and accomodating.

The dive operations are super and very well managed by Thomas. It's well organized and they take care of setting up your gear and rinsing everything off at the end of the day. The groups are generally nice and small (4 divers per guide). Since it had been a few years since I last dove, I did a refresher course with Thomas who helped make sure I was ready and comfortable for diving. He's a patient teacher.

Thanks Dan and Thomas for a great trip

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

We had a fantastic stay. Five nights with four days of diving. The dive staff was friendly and helpful. The food was delicious. The best of all was Dan Green the manager. He was welcoming and supporting to all my needs... Don't miss the massage! 90 minutes of bliss! It's a little out of the way... But worth it.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

We were with a party of six divers and snorkellers who travel the tropics to explore exquisite dive sites. Some of the party had visited Manado back in the 90's so were keen to see the changes. The Tasik Ria Resort provided excellent service throughout our 10 night stay. The staff are well managed by Daniel Green, extremely friendly and co-operative. The buffet meals provided excellent choice however the a la carte was somewhat restricted. We enjoyed eating at the Sunset Restaurant on the jetty and appreciated the quiet atmosphere of the resort in total. The only draw back was the distance into Manado which can take up to 1 hour at peak times. Diving can best be described as excellent and by far the best experience we have had in all of Asia. Our dive guide Maki was a perfect leader and became a friend with his gentle manner and vast knowledge of the Bunaken park area and Lembeh where he showed excellent skills at finding critters for us to photograph. Facilities on board were again very good in terms of diver safety, organisation, meals and drinks. In particular we were vastly impressed with the respect all the crew showed towards the older divers, even referring to us as Oma and Opa. Clearly people of mature years are respected and cared for throughout all trips. We were amazed at the efficiency each morning when boarding to find our box with our individual name tags set up ready for the day's diving. We dived for six days and a total 17 dives without a single problem besetting us. Do we recommend Tasik Ria Divers - yes without hesitation.
The resort also organised two day tours to the Highland region and the Tangkoko rainforest reserve where we were to witness the world's smallest primate, tarsier.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

We had a two night layover in Manado before heading to Sarong for a live-aboard so we chose Tasik Ria to be near water and have easy relaxation. The resort was incredibly quiet so during the day we were just about the only guests around since we were holding off on diving until the live-aboard. It has to be hard to figure out staff for so few guests so at times we had to find someone for what we needed, but everyone was willing to find the right person or do what they could themselves. The pool was also beautifully maintained and a great place to relax. The rooms were comfortable, but a bit dated. Our understanding is work is being done to update the rooms, starting with the beach front cabins, but we were in a pool side room. The highlight of our stay at Tasik was when Dave, the hotel manager, took us to a local spot for breakfast. He was excited to share the local fare with us and it was delicious food and the people were welcoming. The grounds were very pleasant, the beers were cold and the food tasty. Dave goes out of his way to make people comfortable and to help them do anything local they may be interested in. The drive to the hotel is an hour or more from the airport, but Tasik is a great option if you have the time.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Penrith, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2014

Myself and a group of dive buddies stayed here for a number of days in September 2013.

The resort is out of the main township of Manado, meaning that the area is very quiet and peaceful.

The large swimming pool was incredibly warm and we all enjoyed the swim up bar, a nice way to spend the afternoon after diving.

All meals were taken down at the waterside, food is all served from a buffet menu - breakfast and dinner - you can order pancakes and omelettes that are made to order for breakfast.

The dive staff were very helpful and made sure that we encountered multiple types of fish - baby cuttlefish hatching out of eggs, broadclub cuttlefish laying eggs in the coral, one of the largest turtles that I have every seen at Bunaken. The last dive of the day is usually around the front of the resort, lots of macro life - we saw a huge school of squid in a mating display one afternoon.

Diving at Bunaken is the order of the day, you leave on a large boat and spend about an hour travelling to Bunaken, 2 dives with a surface interval in between and then lunch on the way back to the resort.

The rooms in the resort are a little run down - they are clean and comfortable but need painting and a bit of a face lift.

The staff were very friendly and helpful, the management went out of their way to assist us in any way they could.

I would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2014

wanted to put excellent but decided on very good, roomes are always clean but bathrooms look tired, not the best beach but thats the geography of the place, well kept gardens and brilliant dive company at the hotel, all the staff really friendly.
not liking spicey food there's always a none spicey option, good quality and hot.
the big question is would i come here if i wasn't a diver and would i bring a non diver, is there enough to do....... don't think so but if ya just wanna relax and read by the pool it's great, in house sauna and massage is brilliant.... i love the place but i love this part of the world anyway.... if i was coming for the first time with an open mind ....... can't put my finger on it but may feel i could have got more for my money...... would i come back... hell yeah !!!!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Property: Tasik Ria Resort Manado
Address: Jalan Raya Trans Sulawesi Mokupa, Manado 95351, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Sulawesi > North Sulawesi > Manado
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Manado
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Manado
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Tasik Ria Resort Manado 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tasik Ria Resort is one of the most established resorts in Manado. Boutique resort offering friendly services. Tasik Divers is our PADI 5 Star dive centre. They will take you to see Bunaken, Bangka, Lembeh and Buyat. Come and experience our friendly people. ... more   less 
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