I last stayed here about 5 years ago and this would probably be my 3rd or 4th stay at Batam Holiday Inn. To its credit the resort has been rather well maintained despite being around for quite a while. I stayed 2 nights this time round with the family for a weekend away and what impressed me most about the resort was the Tea Tree spa.
Location wise - while not exactly close to the city nor amenities it makes up for it with its shuttle bus pick up from the ferry terminal as well as a return ride to Nagoya Hill Shopping mall. However a shuttle service to Batam Center Mega Mall would probably be a value add feature for guests.
Kids friendly resort - the sprawling pool is a great attraction for the kids with its slide and kids play area. There is also a kids room which keeps the children busy with activities as well as a games room with its Xbox and WII games. Moreover, at selected times and outlets, kids dine for free as well.
Saturday night BBQ was not bad - While food outlets weren't exactly top of the line, the Saturday night BBQ was reasonably good with its spread. Wanted to try the Chinese restaurant out but strangely it wasnt opened on a Sunday.
Tea Tree Spa - the award winning spa was the highlight for me as the landscaped surroundings and treatment rooms were very nicely put together. I went for 2 rounds of treatment and while its probably one of the most expensive spas on Batam I would say the treatment and experience would rank quite closely to that of the Banyan Tree and Shangri La ones which I have tried. In fact it probably exceeds some of those at some of these resorts. Well Done!
To sum up, while there are some compromises, given the value for money pricing, its a nice place to stay for a lazy laid back weekend. A classier landscaping could potentially put it closer to a romantic Balinese experience.....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Resort Batam is the only all suite luxury accommodation in Batam. Ideally situated just minutes away from the Waterfront City and Sekupang Ferry Terminals and a short ferry ride from Singapore. The ultimate height of pleasure comes in the form of our award-winning Tea Tree Spa. Sooth your mind and body with a selection of signature spa packages at one of 14 spacious Balinese-styled couple villas or individual treatment rooms. Spread across 3.4 hectares of open space and lush greenery, each of our 235 premium suites features a private balcony and guests can choose from spacious one or two bedroom suites, all elegantly furnished and equipped to provide unmatched comfort. When it comes to leisurely activities, guests of all walks of life are spoilt for choice at the Holiday Inn Resort Batam. The Panda Kids Club offers families a real treat. Our selection of six restaurants and bars, offers a variety of cuisines from around the world. For the business traveller, the Resort's multi-functional Meeting rooms complete with a variety of options for corporate meetings, functions, and events, supported by 24-hour business centre and a dedicated concierge. Whether you are a family with children or a corporation with a team of employees, the Holiday Inn Resort Batam has the facilities and activities to ensure that your trip is one you will never regret making. Come experience world-class hospitality infused with traditional Indonesian island charm! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Batam Hotel Batam
- Batam Holiday Inn