Where To Stay In Manado, Indonesia: 12 Hotels & Vacation Rentals - Updated 2023

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As the capital of North Sulawesi, Manado is a fast-rising destination for both leisure and business travellers. Through the years, it has caught the interest of tourists with its historic places, like its temples and churches. The city is also home to nature-inclined attractions from lakes to volcanoes as well as a top snorkelling and SCUBA diving destinations. If you are wondering where to stay while in Manado, here are the top accommodations, from luxury to affordable lodgings.

1. Soothing apartment with beautiful views of Manado (from USD 27)

Enjoy the beautiful views of Manado from this one-bedroom apartment. Boasting ocean and mountain views, this home sleeps up to three people and creates a soothing atmosphere that’s sure to help you relax throughout your stay. There is an electric stove and refrigerator for your cooking needs. The queen-sized bed and sofa bed are available for a comfortable sleep. If you need any laundry done, consult the receptionist in the lobby to assist you. This home is close to two supermarkets, cinemas, shops, and restaurants.

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Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia
1.14 km (0.8 mi) from God Bless Park
19 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

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Amenities & Room:
the view from the room is breathtaking
i think this room has the best view in this building
it was clean and cozy with all standard necessities working fine
the place is very well maintained and clean
the host is super nice
the host is really friendly
cute place in the very convenient area
this place is quite convenient as well
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2. Old classical-style home (from USD 64)

Admire the beautiful sights and sounds of Wanea from this one-bedroom home for up to two people. Built with an old, classic style, the home promises a soothing atmosphere that guarantees you a restful stay throughout. There is an air conditioner and spring bed for your comfort. There is also Wi-Fi for your convenience. Located in the middle of Manado City, this home is only 10 minutes away from Yesus Memberkati Statue, 15 minutes to Bahu Mall, and 25 minutes to Soekarno Bridge.

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Wanea, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia
2.04 km (1.3 mi) from God Bless Park
12 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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the rooms are big and very clean with a nice common balcony with view over the city
it is so clean and comfortable
the room and bathroom are really clean
hosts are very friendly and helpful felt like home
we had a fantastic stay and felt like part of the family the owners are very nice and welcoming
such a welcoming place victor and his parents are very friendly
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3. Luxury at the City with the Four Points by Sheraton (from USD 92)

From a hotel name synonymous with luxury, the Four Points by Sheraton Manado suits the taste of the city’s upscale guests. Situated on top of the shopping centre, this hotel has the most strategic access to the downtown area of Manado and its waterfront.

The hotel has an outdoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness room. The Four Points by Sheraton has 257 rooms and 41 suites with WI-FI access and a seating area and guests can pick rooms with either city or sea views.

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Four Points by Sheraton Manado

Wifi Available

Address: Jalan Piere Tendean Boulevard
356 meters (0.3 mi) from God Bless Park

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms

4. Manado Green Hostel for backpackers (from USD 8)

For those looking for a clean and comfortable hostel in Manado, stay at Manado Green Hostel – one of the top rated hostels in the city! This inexpensive accommodation is close to key locations, like the Manado Harbor and the mall. Going beyond when it comes to service, guests can expect assistance from booking flights to hailing a taxi early in the morning.

Manado Green Hostel offers 4-bed and 6-bed dormitory rooms for males and females. Mattresses are tidy and the rooms are comfy. Breakfast is huge and the hostel’s kitchenette lets guests prepare food. For those venturing to the villages of Indonesia, the hotel offers free luggage storage.

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RedDoorz Hostel @ Manado Green Hostel

Wifi Available

Address: Jl. Sarapung No. 38
2.36 km (1.5 mi) from God Bless Park

Parking 24-hour front desk Terrace Non-smoking rooms Free parking Internet services Express check-in/check-out Car hire

5. Retreat to Grand Luley Manado (from USD 49)

Those looking for luxury hotels in Manado should stay at the Grand Luley Manado, a 4-star resort set in a 6 hectare (14.8 acre) verdant and lush property. When it comes to location, this resort is in the perfect spot – Bunaken Island is just across from here and the resort is within the National Marine Park, right at the edge of a mangrove forest. For guests who needs to go to the city centre, it is only 35 minutes away.

Set in beautifully landscaped gardens, Grand Luley Manado has an outdoor pool, spa, fitness centre, and multilingual staff. Its luxurious villas provide the best amenities to make each guest have the perfect stay, while in Manado.

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Grand Luley Manado

Address: Jalan Tongkaina, Kecamatan Bunaken
12.18 km (7.6 mi) from God Bless Park

Safety deposit box Bar Bikes available (free) Parking Luggage storage Ironing service Swimming pool Room service

6. Stylish house with swimming pool (from 49 USD)

Outside the city centre, this modern house is perfect for families, travelling in Manado. It is located in a residential compound - Citraland Manado - and provides 24-hour security to all residents. To beat the heat, the house has its own swimming pool with outdoor shower, while not far from the house is a waterpark.

With 2 bedrooms, this is great for groups and families. Fitted with western facilities like hot shower, previous guests love the attentiveness of the host and the facilities, like their fully equipped kitchen.

Stylish House with Swimming Pool

Price: from 49 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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7. Shoppers will love the Ibis Manado City Centre Boulevard (from USD 25)

For those who love staying in new hotels, book your nights at the Ibis Manado City Centre Boulevard. As one of the new additions to the list of hotels in Manado, guests can expect modern rooms and amenities. This 154-room hotel is housed in an 11-storey building, right in downtown Manado. Nearby, are shopping malls like Manado Town Square and Manado City Centre Boulevard.

Rooms offer either sea or mountain views. In-room facilities include Wi-Fi, coffee/tea maker, minibar, hair dryer, LCD TV, and safe. The hotel also offers complimentary breakfast, room service, free parking, and an on-site restaurant.

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Ibis Manado City Center Boulevard

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Jl. Pierre Tendean Boulevard No.85 Sario Utara Lingkungan 3
777 meters (0.5 mi) from God Bless Park

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Laundry

8. Chill at Mapia Resort (from 69 USD)

A great home base for those diving in Manado is Mapia Resort, a laid-back resort tucked within a landscaped garden setting. Away, but not far from the city, Mapia Resort offers a strategic location for guests. Rooms are made of wood, typical of Indonesian craftsmanship and designed with lots of space and fitted with ample amenities.

The resort also offers family rooms as well as Wi-Fi, private parking, outdoor pool and a restaurant and bar. Those with special diet requests can ask for this kind of menu. Catering to international guests, the resort offers multilingual staff.

Mapia Resort

Address: Jl. Raya Tanawangko Kalasey I - Dusun II, Kec. Pineleng - Kab. Minahasa, Kalasey Satu, Manando, Kabupaten Minahasa, Sulawesi Utara 95361, Indonesia (see map)

Price: from 69 USD

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9. Affordable Rooms at Hotel Sakura (from USD 12)

For those looking for inexpensive accommodation in Manado, Hotel Sakura offers pocket-friendly rates with a great location, making this hotel one of the top-rated Manado hotels. A no-frills place to stay, in the city of Manado, guests can enjoy basic amenities and services like free parking, cable TV, kettle, Wi-Fi, and toiletries.

As one of the newest hotels in the city, guests can expect to stay in a clean and safe hotel with Hotel Sakura. Manado’s harbour is only 3.6 kilometres (2.2 miles) away from this hotel.

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10. Find a hidden gem with the Janji Laut Resort (from USD 57)

When coming to Manado for diving, stay at the Janji Laut Resort, a nature-engulfed accommodation, some 35 kilometres (21.7 miles) away from the city. Overlooking the famous Bunaken National Marine Park, this is the best place as a home base for those who want to explore one of the world’s best diving spots.

Cottages and the rest of the resort are primarily made of wood, giving Janji Laut Resort a relaxing and elegant vibe. Pick from rooms with either sea or garden views. Rooms have private balconies, canopy beds, seating areas, and minibars. The resort also has an outdoor pool with stunning views of the sea.

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Janji Laut Resort

Address: Sampelang Ranowangko Tombariri, Manado
21.81 km (13.6 mi) from God Bless Park

11. Family-friendly villa on the beach

Listed on Airbnb, this 3-bedroom villa is the perfect accommodation for those who want to experience a luxurious villa, with a group but not break the bank. Made of wood, following local designs and craftsmanship, this villa overlooks Bunaken National Park. It also has its own private beach. Guests can enjoy luxury and privacy at this villa without spending a lot of money.

To name some of its amenities, this villa has Wi-Fi, onsite parking, ironing and laundry facilities. Dedicated staff can assist guests during their stay and its outdoor spaces and decks with stunning views are just some of the villa’s highlights.

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Tanawangko, North Sulawesi, Indonesia
21.06 km (13.1 mi) from God Bless Park
82 reviews  
Entire villa 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the furniture and the beds are wonderful
beautiful villa great view terrace and pool and the food was incredibly good
wow - what an incredible place the villa the view the pool the food - everything was absolutely fantastic
great view serene beautiful house nice pool lovely crew tasty food private beach
every day they prepared a lovely breakfast and dinner
well run and clean
clean rooms decent taste of decoration and refurbishment
christian and the other staff took great care of us
good owner…good staff…travel is full of surprises
) the staff will help with everything else
the staff is phenomenal and took exceptional care of us
fine host lovely personel and delicious meals
beautiful location right on the cliff edge
villa manare is a totally awesome place
the location is great for exploring the areas around tomohon and for bunaken national park
stay here if you want a relaxing place away from the city
so many different places in the house to sit down and relax
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12. Your own villa with Beach Villa Robinson

Enjoy a private villa, while in Manado with Beach Villa Robinson. Perfect for those who love to explore Bunaken National Park, this 2-bedroom villa is suited even for those with little kids. Each bedroom has a king-sized bed and fitted with ample amenities, such as Cable TV, Wi-Fi, washer, dryer, iron, parking, and kitchen.

Its outdoor infinity pool has great sea views. From the cliff, take the steps to the villa’s private beach. Staff includes a cook that can prepare sumptuous meals, from breakfast to dinner.

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Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia
20.98 km (13.1 mi) from God Bless Park
45 reviews  
Entire villa 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
relaxing by the infinity pool with a proper coffee - what more does one neef
the beds we super comfortable the air conditioner in the bedrooms worked well
we enjoyed the cooling infinity pool and view
great house great pool great see view great team to support your stay great food
we were just so comfortable with all of the attention to detail
the water was very nice mostly clean and had considerable life
house & pool are beautifully lit and cleaned daily
the place was very beautiful clean the staff norbert is very friendly and helpful
the staff team were very nice and helpful
staff were great serving good breakfasts/dinner provided at a time of our choice
the staff were super accommodating and the food wonderful
the staff we met were all lovely
thanks patrick you deserve to be a super host
absolutely stunning location
you can eat delicious meals in a wonderful location a little away from the town
villa robinson is a gorgeous house in a beautiful leafy and tranquil location by the sea
thank you patrick for sharing this great location with us
we had an idyllic week at villa robinson we loved everything about the house and location
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Make your choice

Exploring Manado, from its vibrant city centre to its outstanding diving sites and countryside are made even better with varied options when it comes to accommodation. Be it for luxury, private lodging to no-frills budget-friendly hostels, guests will have the best stay, in Manado.

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Valerie Caulin is a travel and lifestyle writer and runs her own blog, www.valcaulin.com. She loves writing about hotels, family travel, and anything related to history and culture.

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