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“This hotel do not deserve the 4 stars” 2 of 5 stars
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Goodway Hotel - Batam
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Jalan Imam Bonjol No. 1 | Batam Island, Nagoya, Riau Islands Province 29432, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Nagoya
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“This hotel do not deserve the 4 stars”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Dirty n stained bed sheet and pillow case. Staying in room 1014 on 26th dec 2012. Terrible place with dead cockroach on the floor. Sad to know tht this hotel deserve a 4 stars. The price paid is not worthy

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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  • Indonesian first
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2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

Went to holiday inn for 3 days 2 nights at waterfront, From there we went tO harris hotel at batam centre. We were trying to extend our visit at harris but there's no more vacancy.. So we went to the travel agency at batam ferry terminal to find any available hotels but all are fully booked as we wanted to stay 1 more extra night at any five/four star hotel, the travel agency recommended "goodway" and told us it is a four star hotel. So we paid n check out from harris hotel at 2pm. We went shopping till 11pm and reached "goodway" around 11.20pm..


I must say, i was not impressed when i reached the hotel as im used to 4 and 5 star hotel which is up to my expectation. To go to the room we had to go round three times as the hallway is so long and keep turning. Finally we reached our room at the end of the hallway.. I was disgusted with the smell coming out from the room when i entered it.! The decorations are so old that i wonder if i travel back in time? And thing is , the shoe closet is seriously behind the door, and if u open the closet to put in shoes, people have to wait outside the room as the door cant be open!! The tv is so small n old square box tv, like hello, we r living in a modern age, n here u r with an old tv set like its from the 90s? Even the furniture is old and ugly!!! Lucky we reached there nearly midnight and stayed there till 9am!!!

The toilet is seriously disgusting tO the max!!!! It is so dirty and rusty and old that i feel threaten to even step in it!! Had to wash the whole toilet and so many brown gunk came out from the toilet bowl rim on the floor that i nearly cried with disgust as i dont know if it's waste or what!!!!!!!!!! The shower and water smelled of rust and there is no hot water!! I had to hOld my urine and not shower and just go to sleep, in the morning, i had to wipe myself with bottle water filled with my own body soap n wipe myself clean with wetwipe as im too disgusted to go in the toilet!

The room's air conditioner is noisy it sounded like a clock bell! The bed is yucky! The blanket have a brown stain!! U shd just closed down this hotel business and demolish it!! Worst hotel i ever been too!!! And i nearly cried from disgust and irritated from this junk hotel!!!! No wifi at all, lousy, and dusty!!! The carpet have a wet musty smell, the tap water smell of rust when i was brushing my teeth in the morning that i nearly gagged and had to use my bottle water to rinse out my toothpaste n wash my face as i dont trust the rusty smelling water which made me gagged!!!

Dont EVER come to thIs hotel as you will seriously regret it!!! Better off with holiday inn at waterfront and harris at batam centre.! I will nvr go again even if it's free and till now i'm cursing the travel agency for recommending this hotel.!! Thank god we stayed there less then 12 hours or i will die of misery!!!!!

Unlike holiday inn and harris, this hotel is so smelly and musty!! Holiday inn and harris have a nice touch of orange and lemon aromatherapy permeates through the entire hall, lobby, and room!! Unlike goodway, it is so stinky!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

Upon checking in, i realised that i only received 4 coupons so i requested for an additional breakfast coupon since there were five of us. And also an additional bed. The first time the staff said i had to pay for it but i explained to him i have booked and paid my travel agent so why should i pay extra. He told me that he will check with the travel agency.

A few hours later, when i enquire again it was a different staff. She insisted i have to pay for the 3rd person because breakfast is complimentary for 2 per room. And she added that i can get the 3rd coupon free if i pay for an additional bed. This went back and forth and i was getting upset and my family members said it was ok and they will pay for it..In the end 3 person shared a king size bed and we paid for the 5th coupon.

After checking with my travel agent, my booking was correct and the hotel billed the travel agency for additional bed and breakfast!!! I'm never going back to 'Good'way hotel!!

Bad: there were yellowish stains on bed cover and our front door was not fitted properly. When we were trying to go out; we couldnt open and the door was stuck.!! The bellboy had to pull the door hard from outside...

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

This hotel is supposedly the quiet one in central Batam but in reality it is an overpriced and poor hotel. I beach view resort or Montigo are more expensive options but much better.

Positive
1) hotel is central and big mall is close;
2) hotel bar is nice!
3) Prostitution is not permitted (there is no solicitation in the hotel);
4) hotel has massages that are fairly priced

Negative
1) the hotel is not clean;
2) rooms are very old and bathrooms should be clean with bleach or something of a kind to remove small fungus;
3) room photos don't resemble what you see in hotel booking websites (not even close...)
4) people smoke everywhere in the hotel. Sometimes I smoke with a drink or two but the smell in the hotel was to much;
5) staff is not informative;
6) taxis and drinks in the hotel are a rip-off when compared to other places!
7) some rooms have no windows at all even though they're located in the 3rd floor;
8) Breakfast ends at 10am but from 9am onwards there was no more bread, not even if you asked for it.


Tips
Whenever asking for a taxi go outside of the hotel. Asking a taxi at the reception will cost you 70% more than in the street in front of the doorway.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Jakarta
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60 hotel reviews
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

It's an old hotel but that doesnt justify that the mgmnt can negkect the cleanliness of the room
It was actually ok until a weird smell started to rise, the sliding door in the shower fell over with a mere nudge,and tye toilet bowl, it was stained that you may feel intimidated to sit on, could be much better though

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

I chose this hotel for two main reasons. The first is cost and second is central location in Nagoya. This is not a new hotel however, it is well maintained. Staff is very friendly and helpfull. Traditional Indonesian food. However, no pork surved in this hotel. Many resturants in the area and there are 2 malls also close by.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SGP
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

This is the sign beside the main entrance of the hotel. I can only imagine the number of complaints they got from guests before they put up the sign.

I got a junior suite for the space. The room is big, but the furniture is a little dated and the room feels more like a 1 star extended stay america type. the toilet was not exactly the cleanest but still usable

Breakfast was quite bad. Perhaps its the holiday weekend, and the lack of staff. A boy not more than 14 years old was cooking the eggs and managed to killed everyone's impression of eggs. But he is not to blame. he is clearly not old enough to work.

We left a wallet in the safe and checked out. Went to the shopping mall and realised and came back to the hotel. Told the receptionist. She called housekeeping and we had to wait 10 min in the lobby before we could go upstairs. Once upstairs, the wallet was found and the money intact. However, we realise that the staff looked really nervous. thats when i realise the money while there has been moved from one compartment to another. The staff clearly removed the money from the wallet and had to put it back as we came back. thats when we realised why we needed to wait 10 min in the lobby.

There are plenty of hotels out there with better service and hopefully more honest. this is clearly not a four star hotel.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 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
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Jalan Imam Bonjol No. 1 | Batam Island, Nagoya, Riau Islands Province 29432, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Riau Islands Province > Riau Archipelago > Batam > Nagoya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Nagoya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Goodway Hotel - Batam 3.5*
Number of rooms: 268
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Best Hotel Located At The Heart of the City's Premier Shopping & Entertainment District. Nestled in the vibrancy of the famous Nagoya Hill area, Goodway Hotel Batam is located in close walking proximity to the premier shopping and entertainment district. It offers you accommodation with a comfortable, warm and relaxing ambience. Whether you are on a business trip or leisure, we are dedicated to make your stay a delightful and unforgettable one. Goodway Hotel Batam conveniently features 268 rooms and suites along with full amenities, warm personal services and hospitality. As one of the Top M.I.C.E Hotels in Batam Archipelago Island, Goodway Hotel Batam offers you meetings and wedding venues up to a capacity of over 1000 people. Meetings and wedding occasions at Goodway Hotel are fully supported by our catering and banquet team, who will ensure everything you need for an exquisite occassion will suit your taste and budget. Selection of authentic Japanese fare, Indonesian dishes and Asian cuisines awaits you at our restaurants and bars, passionately made by the expert chefs. Goodway Hotel Batam also offers access to the nearby Nagoya Shopping Mall and "Kampong Bule" for night entertainment and other Fast food establishments surrounds the hotel. ... more   less 
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