During a recent visit back to Batam, I wanted to be close to the Nagoya area where I used to live.
I looked at another place first, but it was ridiculously overpriced (might have been due to it being mid Ramadan and related celebrations). So I found Goodway had a reasonable rate and it's basically across the road from the bar area as well as next door to a CBA ATM machine :).. dangerous combination, but convenient.
as per the other reviews, this hotel is a bit dated and could use a lick of paint. I noticed a bunch of guys were doing some cosmetic updating around the reception area one night, so it seems they are doing something with it. But it is still an older hotel.
The room I got looked out onto the pool area and smelt a bit musty. Bed wasn't uncomfortable, but it wasn't all that great either. Wifi was good, minibar was cold and had drinks inside.
I did order room service a few times - it was okay, but the last time I ordered steak and it was inedible. I was just being lazy.. there's a great spot about 6 minutes walk away (Cock and Bull) for a steak (New PLace is also good for food).
I ate in the Japanese restaurant downstairs one night. It was okay.. not sure I would go back
I paid about $50USD per night.
I think this place is fine for a weekend if you aren't too fussy and don't stay in the hotel other than to sleep.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Goodway Hotel - Batam Indonesia