Went for a 4D3N on 14-17 May 09. As soon as we reached the lobby which was perched on a hill, we were amazed with the breathtaking view. Facing the sea, the resort is very vast with Riani Wing (old wing) on the right, Tirta Wing (new wing) on the left and the lobby and restaurants in the center. We booked the Tirta Wing upon learning that its new and all rooms are sea facing. When presented with the room key, we were pleasantly surprised that we got room #405 which we learned from a reviewer here, that it has one of the best view!
Our room was on the 4th floor which is also the same level as the lobby. It has a nice corridor which has a mini pebbled foot reflexology kinda at one corner and direct access to balcony and the private rooftop viewing area (great for romantic starry nights out). One side of the wall was all mirrored along with the wardrobe to reflect spaciousness. Bathroom is large too with separate toilet/vanity area and shower (you can enjoy normal or rain shower!). Only thing to note is that the drainage system was lousy as after one person bathed, the water will pooled and spilled to the toilet/vanity area and it took a very long time to settled. Mossies were minimal as you could expect some visit since the resort is perched on a hill and surround with lush greenery, but it was no bother.
Went to town on the 2nd day which we booked a cab with the hotel. Cost SGD$35 per cab for 3hrs of shopping ( 45mins to town). You could shop at Batam Megamall or Nagoya Hill Shopping Centre for a good lunch and dinner and basic supplies.
The rest of our time there were just spent lazing around at the beach and pool. They have this lovely beach huts with mattress for you to laze all day long. Water is clean and clear with beautiful hues of green and blue. At night you could walk up to the island bar which is connected via a nice wooden bridge though the Island Bar seems deserted but its a nice place to star gaze and look back at the resort in night view. We also went to the pub/karaoke lounge but the systems is horrible (not surprised as maybe its not a popular option with tourist who prefer to spend the night in their cool rooms).
Breakfast was nice with a mix of Asian and American (mostly American). Staff are generally warm and friendly, I dun't understand those who had problem with them. Probably the problems are with themselves and just being difficult. All in all, we were glad we found this little almost paradise.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Turi Beach Resort, Where Chic Meets Charm. Immerse yourself in this Indonesian boutique paradise and explore the beauty of nature. Nestled in Nongsa Resorts, at the northeast part of Batam Island, and 35 minutes away from Singapore by ferry and 15 minutes from Hang Nadim Airport. Set amid 7.7 Hectares of beautiful green landscaping in a tranquil tropical village, Turi Beach Resort features Modern - Minimalist accommodation in Tirta and Riani wing. All 140 rooms and suites are facing the sea being well spread over the beach front and the hillside.Turi Beach Resort is your idyllic retreat in the tropical Riau Islands amidst unspoilt beauty and fine beaches where tranquility and impeccable service are rightly yours to savour. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Turi Beach Resort Batam/Nongsa
- Turi Beach Batam
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