I read in someone's review that he told the resort that it was his fiance's bday and they arranged a bday surprise for her. Hence, i emailed harris too saying that it was my boyfriend's 21st bday. Yani (theirs sales rep) replied very quickly, saying that she can help with that. With a free small cake and a surprise! So sweet of her. Had a very good impression of harris even before i reached (:
Upon reaching batam ferry, we were brought to the side, took our passports and tickets and sent us on the free shuttle bus to the resort! We didnt have to queue to pass through customs!! Awesome! hahas
When we reached, we were greeted warmly by the stuff , with a drink and hot towel to refresh ourselves. Because we reached at 12 and check in time was 2, we had to wait. That was quite a damper. But, we occupied ourselves by walking around and checking out the place. SUPER nice pool! The spa place is like located at some errr. seperate building-which doesnt look very nice. But, acceptable i guess.
Still had some time till 2, so we redeemed our free lunch. It was either a set lunch each(a range of rice with food-abit like our mix veg rice style) or apan pizza per room. The set lunch didnt look appetising to us, so we took the pizza. It was not bad. Though quite little! Totally not filling. haha
After eating, we went to the counter to check again if we can check in already. Had to ask numerous times. We had to keep going over to ask when is the room ready. BUT. Finally when we got our room, THE WAIT WAS WORTH IT!!! They had upgraded us to the Cabana Room! So sweet of them! i guess that was the surprise! ((: The room's pretty pretty! hahas
(If your not a couple, do not opt for the cabana room. Toilet has no privacy.)
We decided to go do their water sports after unpacking. Hmmm. Their water sports are quite ex. Only kayaking was cheap. We had a lot of fun time basking in the sun! Went to some island and saw monkeys! haha
After that, was DINNER!! we opted for the indonesian buffet, located at the pool side. Nice ambience. And GREAT FOOD! i love the beef remdang! Yum yum. hahas There was even a live band! (:
Yani came over to say hi! Finally got to meet the wonderful woman. She brought the cake out and the band sung a birthday song for my bf. So sweet of them. haha But that night, there were ALOT of birthdays. So, the novelty of the idea wore off by the time it reached my bf's. haha But my bf was still soooo touched!
Next day, we woke up early for breakfast(which was quite nice) then went for the spa. Intially, before arriving at the resort, i was told that the spa was fully booked. But when i went down, there were like many empty slots! Puzzled. But oh wellll.
We did traditional indonesian message(1hr) and herbal bathe(1/2 hr). They were having 40% off! So it was quite a good deal.
After payment, we were lead to one of the many huts on the roof top. Soooo niceeeeee!!! There were two message beds and a bathetub. Undescribeable! And the message was good! Herbal bathe was sooo relaxing! Hmm, only thing was that, our appt time was 9 but we reached at 915. The massage ended at about 10. I guess you cant be late huh. hahas
Wanted to do dry sport on 2nd day, so after the spa, we checked out and decided to do go to the much anticipated GO-CART!!!
HUGE DISPPOINTMENTTT!!! We spent like half an hour finding it and guess wad. It was outside of the resort, in enclosed cage. It was like abandoned. No way of getting in and no staff tending to it. ))): Sad.
After that. we were both super shagged. Ended up sleeping on the sofa for 3 hours. hahahas!
Awesome resort if your looking for a nice getaway to relax! The stuff are super duper friendly! You'll get caught up in their one-big-family. haha
However, if your looking to go to the resort to do their indoor/outdoor sports, probably not a good idea.
Mentioned some stuff above that they could perhaps improve on. But they are all just minor stuffs i guess. I still had an enjoyable stay!
Would DEFINITELY go back again!!!
THANK YOU HARRIS RESORT TEAM!!
- 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
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