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“Still the good old resort” 4 of 5 stars
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Batam View Beach Resort
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Jalan Hang Lekir, Nongsa, Nongsa, Riau Islands Province 29432, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #3 of 5 hotels in Nongsa
Singapore
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“Still the good old resort”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Everything seem to be.....as it is since I last visited 5 yrs ago. The lobby, the pool... Wangi Melati coffee house.I thought after all these years there should have some changes and I was wrong.

This place still has its charm somehow. Forget the town area. Take a slow walk around the hotel, the garden, the pool, the beach area and to the kelong and back to the lobby for a drink. Read a book, access the internet with their free WIFI at the lobby, have your legs massage or go for the 60mins spa package.

The only thing I cannot stand is the strong cigarette smell when I step into the room. I think it's time for the hotel management to consider a major facelift in order to attract/retain its customers hopefully when I return again the next time.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Batam, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

we were here to celebrated our company's anniversary. I thought the hotel will be better if compared to hotels in the before years. This hotel have no problem with the room, but if you go to the beach, it's have delimitation in this side and the other. About the breakfast, this hotel just have a standard food menu. After all this hotel is just in average standard.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

There could have been many good things there. Place is lacking in maintainance.
Being away from everything else, it has overpriced food that tasted ordinary. Good to have a taxi number on hand since their hotel transport cost 40% more.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

I can't begin to tell you how much potential this resort has. The grounds are expansive, but require some serious TLC - The place is in quite a state of disrepair. The Villa's are the only place I would recommend staying (request ocean front), but at 500 sing $ a night, they are expensive, dated rooms. Hotel rooms are OK, they have had a slight update, but they are still far from good.

The Kelong Restaurant was closed when we were there - they state it only closed "last week for urgent repairs", but the place looks like it's been packed up for months, and for the 5 nights we were there, we saw no work being carried out. It actually looks like a great spot to eat – right over the water – had that have been running this review might be a little more positive.

Staff are really rather lazy - all except the front desk girls who seem to be there all the time! Ground keeping / Bar / Pool staff just seem to stand around and do pretty much nothing - but they do nothing with a lovely smile! No service around the pool... we requested a menu and it arrived 80 minutes later...

The only redeeming feature was the 5th Dimension spa. Still, dated interior but reasonable prices and a lovely massage.

The other, and only cafe onsite has a limited menu - don't attempt any western dishes. Breakfast was OK, better on the weekends when the hotel was full.

We really struggled with the you-can-smoke-everywhere policy. Came home and smelt like a lucky strike for a week.

Would I stay again? No. My advice would be to visit Thailand or Tioman Island or Pangkor.

Room Tip: Water front Villa's are the only ones I would recommend. Pool facing rooms can be noisy if there...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Unexpected, unbelievable but REAL... thats how I described our 2 days and 1 night stay @ Batam View. The rooms are a bit old but clean and fair enough for its price. But the service was really awesome from the local staff who speak tagalog and We are amazed when their chef offered us our famous Pinoy dish "Tinolang Manok" for FREE. We were like "Wow!" such a feeling when your surrounded by beautiful people in your vacation...

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012 via mobile

Best place to relax. Overall service was good and view is most memorable one.

We haven't struggled for vegetarian food here and they accept Sing dollars also...


Starting from pick up and drop to ferry, they have taken ownership and made our stay pleasant.

Always book the resort with all packages, they will ensure everything.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Laguna, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Stayed for a day and a night before the Eid holiday. Stayed in superior (2 separate beds) room.
Batam view hotel does indeed keep it's namesake. From the front, Coastarina and megamall could be seen, and at the back is Nongsa island.
The hotel is old as written by other reviewers. It does seem a bit run down and most of the equipment are antiquated. But don't let that fool you. The rooms are nice and well kept. The lobby as well as the bar are nice. Live band music at night playing even though the people in the vicinity are less than a handful. Swimming pool at the back is just the right size.One end is about 4ft and the other is at 10ft. Kiddie pool is available. There's also a small zoo at the side of the building with birds, iguana's, porcupine, squirrel (?) and a very friendly cat.
Playground for kids is at the back almost near the beach.
Beach is at the back of the hotel.They provide water activities at a cheaper price as compared to the other 2 hotels.
Had dinner at the Kelong restaurant. A bit pricey for a decent meal.
Breakfast is not that great but not that bad. This would only be the down point on my review.
Better head to Batu besar if you want to get a sumptuous and full belly meal for the same price.
Overall it was a good stay with scenic views. Staff are very accommodating.
I would visit this place again.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Batam View Beach Hotel Batam
Batam View Beach Hotel
Batam View
Batam View Beach Resort Nongsa
Address: Jalan Hang Lekir, Nongsa, Nongsa, Riau Islands Province 29432, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Riau Islands Province > Riau Archipelago > Batam > Nongsa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 hotels in Nongsa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Batam View Beach Resort 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built exclusively atop a hill with private beach, Batam View Beach Resort is a talking point among holidaymakers looking for a getaway that blends modern amenities with nature. It is an oasis of calm, ideal for relaxing, yet complete with indoor and outdoor facilities to enjoy the sun, sea and sand. The resort is an ideal venue for holidaymakers and for corporate meetings, functions and training, with its comprehensive facilities, including wireless Internet access. ... more   less 
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