Holiday Inn Batam
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Holiday Inn Batam Reviews
Weekend getaway from Singapore Mar 03, 2009
I usually plan my bi-monthly weekend getaways to neighbouring countries. Prior to this, I have never stayed overnight at Batam, Indonesia as I felt day-tripping was more than enough to complete my shopping and indulge in pampering treats.
I was recommended to stay at Holiday Inn by one of my business contact and knowing that I am a spa addict, she highly recommended the "Tea Tree Spa" to me. (Tea Tree Spa will be reviewed separately)
We took the Batam Fast ferry from Habourfront Singapore to the Waterfront Batam. Easy.
There is a complimentary hotel transfer from Waterfront to Holiday Inn.
During the check-in, we offered some special spa treatment deals.
(We learnt much later on that it's more economical to book a spa treatment plus get a stay at Holiday Inn as part of the special deal* this is a tip I wish I had known earlier on.)
As the room was booked for me by my contact, I was given the 2 bedroom suite overlooking the pool, located at the upper floors. There is a dining area and living area so as you can imagine it's more than enough space for the 2 of us.
So check-in was a breeze, rooms spacious and amenities adequate. Holiday Inn is synonymous with family fun holiday, and the one in Batam is no exception. Having said that, other than the swimming pool, spa and the complimentary use of the outdoor jacuzzi there is not much else to do here.
The other alternative resort around the vicinity was Harris, I have not stayed there but I figured for it to be somewhat similar though conceptually different.
To trip out to the city centre would cost you approx. SGD 10 or IDR 100,000. One-way per cab. And the journey takes about 45 min to an hour. So this is a consideration.
They have the typical buffet selection during breakfast and having it by the poolside was an added treat.
I would say this is a great choice for family getaways or indulgent spa breaks.
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Holiday Inn Batam Overview
Location. The Holiday Inn Batam is located on Batam Island, Indonesia, one kilometer from the Waterfront Recreational and Water Sports Center and four kilometers from Mata Kucing Forest. The closest city is Nagoya, 25 kilometers from the hotel. Hotel Features. The all-suite hotel offers an outdoor pool, a business center, restaurants and a spa. Dining options at Holiday Inn Batam include the Terrace Cafe, which serves buffets and meals from a set menu during breakfast, lunch and dinner hours. Akatonbo Teppanyaki serves meals from a la carte and set menus near the pool during dinner hours. Manpuki Sushi and Noodle House, also near the pool, offers sushi, sashimi and hot and cold noodle dishes during dinner hours. Dragon Inn Chinese Restaurant serves Cantonese cuisine and dim sum during lunch and dinner hours. The hotel also includes a piano lounge. The business center includes high-speed Internet access for a fee, computers, printers and fax machines. The hotel has seven meeting rooms with seating for up to 350 people. High-speed wired and wireless Internet access is available in public areas, also for a fee. Recreation amenities include a palm-lined freeform outdoor pool and an indoor pool, a fitness center, a spa tub, a sauna and a tennis court. Tea Tree Spa provides Balinese-style massage and other treatments. Guestrooms. The 10-story hotel's 255 guestrooms offer balconies and kitchenettes with coffee and tea makers, compact refrigerators, microwave ovens and minibars. Rooms also include high-speed Internet access for a fee and cable and satellite television. Expert Tip. Mata Kucing Forest is a reserve offering nature walks, tubing, an outdoor pool, a small petting zoo for children, educational tours and a variety of tropical foliage and flowers. The reserve also includes two ponds that display large exotic fish such as Arawana and Tiger Fish. ;& Pets not allowed ; ; Check-in time is 2 PM ; ; Check-out time is Noon ; ;
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