I went there with 3 other friends last weekend, on the 29th-30th September, it's our first time staying at Harris Waterfront.
Overall the place was alright, free wifi, helpful staffs, the pool was big and nice; but the location is just too far from the city.. it's more than 45 minutes away from anywhere by taxi (like the Nagoya Mall, and even the harbor bay seafood restaurants)
We stayed in the main building, it's quite a bit of rundown.. but the room is huge, normal looking I would say, and the bathroom.. could be a little bit cleaner.. the wall in-between the rooms is slightly too thin and no privacy, as we could hear our neighbor keep on coughing and talking all the time quite clearly..
We had our breakfast and our second-day lunch there.. the food was very so-so for such a price.. Quite expensive I'd say…
If only the hotel is not so outcast and we were not waiting for our ferry's schedule, we definitely would rather go to other place for lunch..
the spa was not so bad.. but the rooms has no air-con, and Batam is not such a cooling place, and one major turn-down, closing to the finishing session, the spa girls bluntly told me and my husband, how little they earn, and said if it's not not for the tourists' tips, they won't be able to survive.. they even told me that usually the tourists give them 100K Rupiah (which is about $15 SGD) as the tips.. I mean, I don't mind giving tips.. but to be asked for the certain amount, it's just pretty annoying.. I had another massage session at the Nagoya mall, it only cost me about $15SGD too…
Our group will not be coming back to this hotel anymore, not because of the unpleasant stay here, it's just that the location is not really convenient, especially no free shuttle is provided…
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A friendly resort facing the strait of Singapore and the sea view with spacious accommodation and giant free form swimming pool. Strategic destination and a perfect vacation spot for couples, families or business purposes. With 308 rooms and suites including 20 cabanas, this hotel has the largest number of room provided in Funky and Trendy Wing.Harris Funky will cater the needs of your most discerning family member while easily keeping the whole group occupied and satisfied. Harris Trendy has the newest and trendiest all inclusive concepts, reserved exclusively for couples and singles . Asia's one of its kind, an all inclusive concept welcomes couples and singles to experience carefree days and endless irresistible nights in Batam. The atmosphere allows event the most conventional of guest to throw caution-to-the-wind and experience life like never before. Located just 40 minutes away from Harbourfront Center Singapore, Harris Resort Batam try to persuade its guests to linger with a plethora of water sports & indoor entertainment in the form of a ten-lane bowling alley, Squash & billiards, ATV , Jet Ski, Flying Fox or sea sport activities. Soothe the muscles with one of our treatments at the spa, foot reflexology facilities or head to the giant free-form pool. The H-Spa an oasis of calm and serenity with breathtaking sea views and sunset in the afternoon, provide Harris Fans with a haven to luxuriate and pamper themselves with a selection of Body and Facial treatments masterfully executed by highly trained therapists. Two outlets to ease hunger pains are available by providing Indonesian, Asian and Western cuisines. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Harris Resort Batam Waterfront Hotel Batam
- Batam Harris Hotel