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Bogor, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel was big and has several room on the water, the beach and the surrounding was also reasonable clean. Unfortunately, the cleaniness in the room need more attention especially the bathroom and toilet. The shower and the seat toilet in the room that I stayed needed to be fixed. The food was nice, but the breakfast started at 7... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Just come back from a great vacation in Derawan Dive Resort (DDR). We stay 3 nights in Derawan Dive Resort for Scuba diving. The best services have been provided from the booking period. We contact several times with the resort to arrange our booking smoothly since it is our first time coming to this area, and they have been helping... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 21 July 2016

I paid a little bit more to stay here compared to the many over-cottages because it was easy to book from overseas. The room was clean but needed a little paint to cover up water leak marks. The bathroom was clean enough but showed signs of poor workmanship and/or need for maintenance (cracked tiles, broken shower fittings). All tolerable. Breakfast... More 

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Dhany W, General Manager at Derawan Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing Derawan Dive Resort as your holiday destination, your feedbacks are very valuable to us, we will do our best to develop and increase our services based on your feedbacks. We really hope to be able to serves you better in the future. More 

Kharkiv, Ukraine
1 review
Reviewed 17 July 2016

My husband and I stayed here in March 2016. We arrived on Monday and the hotel was almost empty as all the local people stay for a weekend mostly. We chose a standard room, it was ok, we had hot water (which not always happens on small islands) and air conditioner. The food, frankly speaking, could be better, but we... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed 6 nights at this resort. I took the beach deluxe double room after seeing that it wouldn't be much of an upgrade in room quality even if we were to choose between the beach suite or beach VIP room. My other family members stayed in the suite and VIP rooms, and they regretted paying more for something that... More 

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Dhany W, Manager at Derawan Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at derawan dive resort, on behalf of derawan dive resort management we really apologize for any inconvinience experiences you had during your holiday time. We really take seriously of all of your feedbacks and we will do our best to improve the quality of our room services. We do hope to be able to serves you... More 

Singapore, Singapore
1 review
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

I understand that this resort is quite old. But to pay for the suite room and get this condition, I am not sure whether the management does not bother to clean the place before arrival or it is poorly maintained due to the age. Either way, you should not let this spoil your holiday. Don't stay here.

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89 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

The journey was long but worthed..... The resorts sits on an area that is rich in marine life. you can see varieties of fish just swimming below you.... The beach is awesome for those who like to play in the sun and work on their tan. I found tranquility here, great for doing yoga and meditation. Diving around this area... More 

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Dhany W, General Manager at Derawan Dive Resort, responded to this review

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Located in Derawan island, this resort might be the oldest yet well-maintained resort.. Room condition is a bit old with 'standard' amenities : AC, small TV, fridge, bathroom with shower and monoblock.. However, please ask for Rooms located over-water facing the ocean, it will give you fantastic view every morning and afternoon.. too bad that we have been given the... More 

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Jakarta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

The room is clean but the furniture looks old and also the floor is not in a really good condition (a bit damaged on some sides). The AC is very strong, one thing that i liked from the room. The bathroom smells like a fart & rotten fish and the smell didn't go away even that i had alrdy opened... More 

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California
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2015

We were scheduled to stay at the Derawan Dive Lodge but it burned down the month before. We were transferred into Derawan Dive Resort (7 divers) on the other side of the island. Mind you, this is about a 15 minute walk as the island is so small. The resort is very basic but very clean and has all the... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our beautiful resort is located at Derawan island, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. The resort consists of beach chalets and water villas stretched over the clear blue waters. Imagine waking up to seaturtles just over your window! The heavenly destination for divers and underwater photographers, the ocean surrounding Derawan islands is the home for exotic marine lives - mantas, pygmies, barracudas, seaturtles, and many more. Derawan will surely offer you a journey you'll remember for a lifetime. The resort provides clean and comfortable rooms (hot water and air con) and staffs to service your holiday in the island that just seems to be out of nowhere. Our dive center with professional dive staffs will cater your diving trips (nearby islands, the famous Kakaban and Maratua) seeking the most exotic ocean lives. And what's better than enjoying dinner at our restaurant by the jetty; providing wide assortments of Indonesian food, after your day ocean adventure. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Derawan Dive Resort

Address: Komp. Balikpapan Permai blok G1 no.34, Berau, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Kalimantan > East Kalimantan > Berau
Number of rooms: 56
Also Known As:
Derawan Dive Hotel Central Kalimantan
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“If you want to enjoy staying mostly in the room, the VIP room above water would be good.”
 of 5 bubbles Noki22, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms over-water have better view, privacy and are away quieter than the newer "on-ground" rooms..”
 of 5 bubbles GraceA644, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
“request rooms over the water for sure!”
 of 5 bubbles watergirl21, 16 Nov 2015 | Read review
“You must check the facility of the room to make sure they work well I prefer to have lunch or dinner in the local restaurant”
 of 5 bubbles FerdinandLB, 6 Apr 2013 | Read review
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