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Nirwana Gardens - Nirwana Beach Club
3.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   Jalan Panglima Pantar, Lagoi, Riau Islands Province 29155, Indonesia   |  
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Singapore
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“Relaxing holiday”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

My husband and our two kids (2 and 4) spent two days at the Nirwana Beach Club in June. We went mid week and it was a very relaxing and quiet break - just what we needed for a break from life in Singapore. Everything was very organized from the shuttle bus from the ferry terminal to check-in at the resort. The staff were very helpful and friendly and provided us with a baby cot and extra pillow as requested.

The Beach Club is the low end one of the Nirwana hotels and the room was a bit small and run down. But we loved the kampong style look and kids loved running around the different pathways. It was very quiet and most of the time we had the beach to ourselves. We could share the facilities of the other resorts so we spent our two days using the pool, activities club, kids club and time went by very fast. They had elephant ride, horse ride (which the kids loved), archery and rifle shooting (which the parents enjoyed while kids were happy playing in the kids club).

The only downside is the breakfast area is really crowded as it's shared by all the hotels - so get there early to avoid waiting in line to be seated. There was a choice of restaurants for meals (we tried 4) but found them all to be very expensive (to be expected as they catered to the singapore crowd).

We would definitely go back again, but might try another Nirwana hotel for a change. This place is ideal for fuss free travellers who wants a peaceful and relaxing holiday on a budget.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

relaxing place
friendly staff
nice food
nice pool
nice rooms
but...
expensive...

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

reception staff are friendly and helpful. the cabanas are decent but expensive at S$150 a night with almost zero amenities. bring an umbrella, as the cabanas are in outdoors and there is no phone to call the reception for assistance. Breakfast is sumptuous but is a 10min walk away, to the next Nirwana resort, likewise with most facilities such as swimming pool and restaurants etc. Nirwana beach club is good only if you like the peacefulness and tranquility, there are only 25 semi-detached cabanas, well spaced out.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

I tried booking MayangSari and Nirwana Resort hotel, both were full over the Good Friday weeked. The only choice i had was "Nirwana Beach Club". Looked pretty good from the photos and the reviews sounded quite good and balanced too. I wasnt expecting the best of places so i was prepared for it.
I reached the ferry terminal and was quickly transported to the hotel where i was promptly assigned a room. I realised that i might need hot water so i requested for an electric kettle.
The room was basic with a queen size bed, a settee, split airconditioning (with remote), small TV (without remote) and a small refregirator (empty with nothing inside). Two bottles of water and two glasses were also provided.
Since we reached in the night we noticed about 7-8 lizards romaing around the front door (since it had a light above it) so we were careful with closing the door quickly. The bathroom was basic with a shower heard which wouldnt stay where its meant to be, so i had to tie it with a rope to poition it above my head. The bathroom also had a lot of ants roaming
around, but it was expected. On a pleasant note, there were no mosqitos as i had initially feared.
I could manage to catch a wifi signal but then i relaised i didnt have the password, so i walked back to the lounge to get one. Ofocurse here is when you feel the need for a telephone to atleast speak to the reception. But i guess one way of reducing room calls is to not have the room. It works fantastically!!!
The wifi signal was very weak and couldnt do much. The laptop barely opened pages and the mobile refused to use the signal (too weak). So if you intend to use the Internet and have a need to remain connected....be careful!!
I wanted to watch TV but it was quite difficult considering the TV was very small (15 inches) and had no remote. So gave up on that!! Somehow i felt that a bigger CRT tv (which is cheap these days) with a remote wouldnt have been tough for them, but i guess they dont want you to watch TV here.....u're here to relax!!
The facilities are good and i enjoyed the beach, swimming pool and activities. But the fact that lesser mortals have to use the buses to move around and the higher mortals are ferried in electric buggies is where you feel that it might be worth going for a more expensive room. For those who dont mind walking, please bear in mind that when it is really sunny and hot, walking doesnt remain a pleasure!!
The restaurants served good food and the morning complimentary breakfast was extremely good. 5 stars for that.
I checkout and went to settle the bill, to realise that the charges for the room were higher than what i was provided in the web booking, so i wanted to check the email (which i foolishly hadnt printed). I tried connecting my mobile to network, it didnt. I requested if i could use the internet in their PC and they sheepishly admitted there was no signal (at least they admitted this in spite of my protests earlier)....so i went to the main resort lounge to connect...ofcourse it did...and i fetched the emaila nd showed them. They agreed they had made a mistake and changed the invoice and billed me the correct amount. So pls carry your original booking receipt to avoid being overcharged. Most of the one doesnt even notice a 100$ escalation, unless you are very observant. Also, the wifi works well in the more expensive Mayang Sari and Resort hotel accomodations. So u know why......

Moral of the story: Unless you are on a strict budget or arent able to find any other rooms, please pay up a bit more and choose to stay in the Resort Hotel or Mayang Sari. That way your entire experience will be enjoyable and not just bits and pieces.

I loved the property and the facilities, but its just that these small irritants take away the pleasure of the vacation which you so eagerly look forward to.

Some Tips:
1. When staying at beach Club, request for Lotus Pond facing cabana, it has a better view. Add a little more to get a cabana with a deck which lets you sit outside as well.
2. Dont take any food (like vegetarian or baby food) with you if it needs to be heated, there's no way you can do that unless you carry your own heater.
3. Buy the "All in One" activity pass at abt 40$/ person which is quite good.
4. It better to pay in local currency. they mention charges you in S$, convert it to local currency and then charge to your credit card. Example: They convert 1s$ to abt 7400 rupiah and charge that to your card. Your card converts it from rupiah to s$ at 7200. So if you spend 20$ they charge 148000 rupiah and your credit card charge you 21S$. Not too much but consider that if you took you own currency, then u'd buy 7600 rupiah for every s$ and effectively pay 19.5$. Its cumbersome but spending less on this helps you spend more on others and you can derive more from the trip in a tight budget.
5. No tea/coffee in rooms so carry your teabags, sugar sachets, creamers, coffee, cups and spoons. Water kettle as i mentioned can be requested.

Room Tip: 1. When staying at beach Club, request for Lotus Pond facing cabana, it has a better view. Add a lit...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

This was second time we stayed at this hotel so not many surprises. It is maybe not a super quality hotel, but for kids aged 8 and up, it has a wide range of activities which makes the stay more than just poolside relaxation. (but be aware that all activities come at a singapore price).
Staff are friendly and rooms are okay. Bathrooms however only average. There is an excellent lobby bar/restaurant where service great and food really good. We ate twice at the poolside restaurant with two different experiences. The buffet dinner with dance show was quite good, but the a-la-carte dinner did not work out well as last food came when two people already finished eating and with incomplete side dishes despite menu promising same (the taste of the korean food was however good).
In general dont think Bintan is a fantastic place so Important that the hotel has activities for kids. 2 nights feels however enough.

Room Tip: Some rooms are really far from the lobby. Not good if you are bringing smaller children. Also, buy y...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

Cabana rooms look smaller in real-life, very simple and a bit on the old side. bedsheets dont look very clean, and are furring. Toilet is very basic. service is average, should have told us that the whole of Nirwana is walking distance, instead of making us wait for the bus that comes every 30mins! a lot of time wasted on waiting..

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

We chk in the Cabana on 26.11.11 thru CIMB offer buy 1 free 1.The staff are very friendly and make us fee at home instantly.Our cabana (no 22) is abt 2 min walk from the reception.
a) Room - Our first impression was horrified but closer impection note the room is basic but clean. TV (14 in) reception Ok. Toilet and bathroom attached .Amenities 2 soap bar,one shampoo,2 mosquitoes repellent cream and 2 thin towels. No kettle but Aircon working .
b) Facilties -Nirwana garden is huge .We rented a motorised bile (S$12/hr) to explore the place. The pool is located at Nirwana hotel,5 walk min It is great to walk around and explore the area and be pleasantly surpirsed by the squirrels, monitor lizards that cross your path ,Many future development has been planned.
The Cabana is centrally located. Very near to the sea sport and the beach here is better than the Nirwana resort. As we are hardly in the room the Cabana suit us fine.
c) Transport - We hired a car S$44 return to bring us to Bintan Lagoon(Antoni at the ferry terminal) for golf (see my review on the course) .The hotel provide transport to Pasar Oleh Oleh at S$ per pax
d)Massage - Our driver recommend us the massage (S$58per pax.75min) at Aroma day spa in Lagoi leisure village opp Pasar Oleh.This place is clean but massage so so . As we walk around Oleh oleh (mini shopping arcade prices in S$) we were approached by Alan who recommend us D'Bintan.WE did foot reflex at S$25/hr and it is good.The massage is cheaper at S$45 for 90min.The must try is the SPA at S$65 for 2.5hrs.
e)Food - Waroeng Bumbu good indonesian cuisine prices abt S$7-10 . The food at Pasa Oleh Oleh is also quite reasonably but behind pasar Oleh Oleh is the market where the local dines .We found Nasi Padang,Soup Bakso etc price abt 10K - 15K rupiab (S$1.5-S$3). Bintan need not be expensive if you know where to go although for most tourist (except me) it is already cheap.

Room Tip: My room 22 is clean but located further from the main rd. Try to get smaller nos room but as these a...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Jalan Panglima Pantar, Lagoi, Riau Islands Province 29155, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Riau Islands Province > Riau Archipelago > Bintan Island > Lagoi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Specialty lodging in Lagoi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Nirwana Gardens - Nirwana Beach Club 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the water's edge of Indonesia's Bintan island, Nirwana Beach Club welcomes you to the ultimate rustic beachfront hideaway. Indulge in a variety of water sports, nature and the timeless traditions of a village-style living. Feel your spirits lifted amidst the spacious thatched-roof chalets, sunny beaches and a blue ocean, savouring relaxation and a boundless choice of tropical activities. Nirwana Beach Club has 50 air-conditioned Cabana rooms which are nestled on a tropical beachfront of fine white sand, washed by clear turquoise waters. Wake up to fresh sea breeze and the lush beauty of a tropical beach. Each air-conditioned chalet is equipped with an attached bathroom with shower and a mini fridge. ... more   less 
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