Paid about USD75/night; stayed 3D2N with my in-laws and 7yo kid. Receptionist spoke reasonably good English. Room is on the 3rd floor, overlooking the pool. All rooms are smoking rooms; no 'non-smoking' rooms.
Furnishings indeed old (as many reviews here stated). Bed is pretty soft and caused me quite bad backaches. Furnishings in the washroom are really pretty old and yellow-stained.
Though Nagoya Hill is about 10 minutes stroll from the hotel, I find it not worthwhile to risk walking through the crazy traffic; paid about Rp50000 for the cab fare per trip to Nagoya Hill instead. Cab fare to Batam Centre Ferry Terminal (BCFT) from the hotel is about Rp85000, as compare to Rp70000 from BCFT to the hotel.
Breakfast for the 2 days are pretty much the same; nothing to compare. Spread is simple but sufficient: eggs station, cereal, pastries, plain rice, noodles/kuay teow, fish/chicken, corn porridge etc.
What I do like is that during the complimentary breakfast, tables are separated into the 'smoking' and 'non-smoking' zone.
In a nutshell, I will probably not return. For a price of USD75/night, I guess there are several other options to select from.
- 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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