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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the fourth stay with Kungkungan Bay Resort (KBR). The tradition houses were big and clean. They were just 1 minute footsteps away from jetty. All houses were air conditioned with queen sized beds and safety deposit boxes. Large bathroom was designed with raw stone walls, they included bath and tooth brushing supplies as well. I found them continuous...

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kungkunganbay2015, Manager at Kungkungan Bay Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for the nice review. You two have been really nice to compliment our service on the site, and have been so kind to write the compliment in detail. It means a lot to all of us here to know that you enjoyed your stay and your dives. Your appreciation of what we do encourage us...

Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Been here for a week during Christmas holidays with my wife for renowned muck dives Since arriving at the airport we've been treated so warmingly . Organization has proved to be excellent so were the dive guides , all people extremely helpful and patient with photographers they are able to find even most tiny crustaceans you might be looking for...

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kungkunganbay, Manager at Kungkungan Bay Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. It was nice having you two with us at Christmas. We are glad that you felt that our resort and our guides proved to be excellent. We hope the trip home was pleasant, and hope to see you two again in the future.

Reviewed 31 December 2016

Stay there for 7 nights, 6 dive days. Lembeh is famous for critters, so I don't need to say more about it. Every dive I saw new creatures. Diving: the diving service is just AMAZING! Everything is settled for you when you arrive at the jetty. After every dive, hot ginger towel, dry beach towel, fresh fruit and water are...

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kungkunganbay, Manager at Kungkungan Bay Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. Jack is happy that you enjoyed the dives. Glad you got to join our Christmas dinner and the Culture show. We are sorry about the delay in our part in communicating with you about your charges. We have discussed this with our main office, and necessary steps have been made to improve our...

Bristol
Reviewed 27 December 2016

The moment we arrived we felt totally welcome and looked after! We had chosen to do a Jungle Trek on the day we transferred to KBR from Tasik Ria in Manado. This was a mistake. We had no food and little water. My husband had a screaming headache and was feeling very sorry for himself when the van dropped us...

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kungkunganbay2015, Manager at Kungkungan Bay Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the very nice review, we appreciate that you take the time to write very short while after you left. The entire team of KBR is happy that you had a great staff, and the dives are amazing. You have nicely wrote all the details of our service with so much appreciation, we are grateful for them. Thank...

Paris, France
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely place to stay and the dive operation is very well organised. The fish life around the restaurant is great to watch and the house reef is good for swimming and snorkeling. Hard to beat the beach side location. Slight downsides are the price and the slow complicated booking system which needs modernizing. The cost of food...

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kungkunganbay2015, Manager at Kungkungan Bay Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is nice that you found our dive operation is very well organized. Even only for a short day diving, we are happy that you enjoyed the dives. We have sit down with our guide who was with you, we have a rule here at the resort that we do not tolerate abusive behaviour toward...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful little resort - Already there for 25 years. Great for special diving: the small stuff. And whats true in africa is true here too: its not about the big 5. The small 20+ are much more beautiful and exciting. What about orang utang crabs and pigmee sea horses before (not as lunch, mind you!) and then coconut octopus.,...

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kungkunganbay2015, Manager at Kungkungan Bay Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. We are glad you enjoyed the stay and the dives. The critters in Lembeh Straits are fascinating and very special, ones it is hard to resist. The dive boys are happy that you enjoyed them all. We hope to see you again in the future.

Falmouth
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This wonderful resort never ceases to deliver a superior holiday. There really is no better location in the heart of all the action and nicely protected from the prevailing winds. This is the only resort on sea level and with a pile-driven floating mooring that makes entry and egress from your dive boat a breeze, being independent of the tide....

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kungkunganbay, Manager at Kungkungan Bay Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write. You two have always been very good to us. We are very happy that you enjoyed the stay this year, and we all look forward to see you two again next year.

Munich
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We enjoyed a 6 nights stay with five days of intensive diving. Rooms We booked the lowest of three categories which featured an air conditioned bed room with two queen sized beds, a large bathroom with stone walls and walk in shower and a separate living room with a seating group. Rooms are nicely decorated with painted pictures and flowers....

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kungkunganbay, Manager at Kungkungan Bay Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review in details. We like to apologize for the bed canopy, we had new staff who has taken the wrong bed canopy and we have missed checking this. We are happy that you had a good stay, and that you were happy with the food, and the entire service....

Bromley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Our 3rd visit to KBR after a gap of 5 years and I wondered whether the increase in numbers of resorts in Lembeh might have affected KBR. No need to worry - the original is still the best. From the moment of arrival to the moment of departure you are made to feel as if you are the only and...

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kungkunganbay, Manager at Kungkungan Bay Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. You four have been very sweet complimenting our service from the time you are back from your first dive. Beary was happy that he could arranged the last dive to the site you like to visit. We are glad you were able to see the best at heart service from our hard work. We...

long island, ny
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The resort was extremely accommodating. We arrived and the rooms we had were extremely hot. The next day, a second air conditioner was installed. Diving was amazing, the dive guides found things I had never seen before. But if you asked to see something, they found it for you.

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kungkunganbay, Manager at Kungkungan Bay Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the nice review. You all have been so nice to compliment our service during the time of your visit. We appreciate that you are taking the time to write about us. Hope to see you all again in the future.

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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kungkungan Bay Resort (KBR to its friends and soon to be friends) is proud to be the resort that introduced Lembeh Strait to the world. Being the first resort in Lembeh means we got first choice on locations. Our resort is located in its own private bay which the resort is named after. KBR is the only Sea Level Luxury resort in Lembeh. KBR is a full service resort which includes The only 24hrs full menu service Restaurant in Lembeh, Capt. Billy's Bar serving American Bar Food and Great Drinks, our full service Tepi Laut Spa (Seaside Spa) does Massages, Beauty Treatments, Manicures and Pedicures, and of course our PADI Dive Center with Equipment and Camera Rentals and 32% NITROX. Come join us and we will put the Dream into you next Dive Vacation ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kungkungan Bay Resort

Address: Tandurusa, Bitung, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Sulawesi > North Sulawesi > Bitung
Price Range: €118 - €188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kungkungan Bay Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Kungkungan Bay Hotel Bitung
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Bitung
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Bitung
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Bitung
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“Traditional houses are the best.”
  • with bath and tooth brushing supplies
  • Upgraded Shower Faucet
  • Queen sized bed
  • Bathtub
  • Balcony
  • Outside traditional houses
 of 5 bubbles 908kfc, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are beach front. Ours was away from the Swimming Pool but it was a quiet time of year so any room would have been fine!”
 of 5 bubbles JuljaB, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 1 to 8 are the biggest and best. You'll love the sound of the sea lapping up on the shore and the fishermen singing.”
 of 5 bubbles CornishDiver, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“They all looked great.”
 of 5 bubbles davidfO4826XM, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All excellent”
 of 5 bubbles Nzdiver, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
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