Novotel Manado Golf Resort & Convention Center
Jalan A.a Maramis Kayuwatu, Manado, Indonesia
Mercure Manado Tateli Resort and Convention
Jl. Raya Tanawangko, Desa Tateli, Manado, Indonesia
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Booking hotels in Manado will put you at the very northern tip of the Indonesian province of North Sulawesi. It’s a small but vibrant town, with plenty of rustic bars and restaurants and a few upmarket establishments sprinkled in amongst them. A trendy combination of both is Vintage Restaurant and Supper Lounge, and you can also try the Sky Dine and Lounge. You can book at almost any of the hotels in Manado and be sure of having an eatery around the corner. Informal eating is available at Deco Stop Cafe N Bar, and to relax after a meal, you can head to SE7EN Lounge & Bar. Otherwise, try Xo Cafe Manado, and if you’re in the mood for some Indonesian karaoke, go to B-One Karaoke and Bar. For accommodation in Manado within walking distance of this district, you can book at Lion Hotel & Plaza.
You’ll find that most of the things to do in Manado are family friendly, whether it’s visiting northern Indonesia’s natural attractions or having fun in the ocean. So, you can feel free to book family-friendly Manado accommodation pretty much anywhere. Underwater Paradise is hugely popular, and your kids can even safely learn to scuba dive there. Lake Linow is an unusually scenic lake, set in a volcanic crater. The constant change of the water’s colour yields impressive shades of blue, deep green and red. You can also take the family on a boat trip to nearby Siladen Island, again set on an underwater volcanic atoll. Manado hotels that will put you within easy reach of these sightseeing activities include Sintesa Peninsula Hotel.
There are many iconic landmarks and other important things to see in Manado, many of which are ancient religious sites. It also has one of the tallest statues of Christ on earth, the Yesus Kase Berkat, standing the equivalent of about 11 storeys high. The temple at Klenteng Ban Hin Kiong is a colourfully ornate pagoda-like shrine dating back to the 1700s. You can also visit the “Hill of Love”, Bukit Kasih, a monument to communal spirit. Bukit Doa is another unique piece of architecture, a shrine set in the hills near Manado. You can also visit the Museum Negeri Propinsi Sulawesi Utara, which is the province’s main cultural museum.
Ecotourism is one of Indonesia’s main drawcards; you’ll find many guided excursions to go on and protected natural attractions to view. You can take a trek through Komodo National Park, which is home to the famed Komodo dragon. Raja Ampat is an eco-friendly diving spot, known for its rich diversity of marine life. You can also take a trip to the nearby Gili Islands, where you’ll find coral reef rehabilitation centres and the Gili Meno Turtle Sanctuary. Bunaken National Park is famous for its unique bathymetry and eye-catching marine life. To visit these islands easily, book somewhere on the waterfront, like Four Points by Sheraton.
Aryaduta Manado (7.8/10 from 309 reviews), Four Points by Sheraton Manado (8.5/10 from 211 reviews), and Best Western The Lagoon Hotel (7.7/10 from 219 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Manado.
Aryaduta Manado is a popular hotel near Manado Town Square that is highly recommended, with a score of 7.8 across 309 reviews.