I was having a hard time looking for a nice resort for a weekend getaway in Batam with my boyfriend as most of the resorts I searched for have mixed reviews. That did not give me enough assurance that I would definitely have a relaxing and enjoyable time. Then, my boyfriend found Tempat Senang.
We were enticed by the pictures of the rooms and also found the package to be reasonably priced since it included a 3 hours spa treatment.
We were received by the well-mannered and friendly driver of the resort at the ferry terminal, who spoke fluent English. This was already a good start to our holiday.
When we arrived at the resort, there were already staff waiting at the entrance receiving us with warm smiles and led us to our check-in host. Again, we were greeted by a gentleman with all smiles and warm welcome. He gave us a detailed introduction on the resort and provided us with useful suggestions and ran through the list of services and facilities provided by the resort to us.
The resort is of modest size with only 9 rooms, each individually themed. But in their case, size doesn't matter. They are excellent in the way they run their resort. And one of the beauty of the resort is its small scale operation. As there are only 9 rooms, the resort is not crowded like some of the other resorts I had been to. It totally fit my idea of a quiet and relaxing getaway. All was tranquil and peaceful.
When we entered our room, we were again in for a really pleasant surprise. The picture we saw on the website was true to the real thing. We actually paid a bit more to upgrade to a premier room but it was absolute worth it as it was so spacious and it came with a jacuzzi! Room was clean and comfortable. All was well-kept. Do note that all rooms in the resort are non-smoking.
They do not have a gym there but they have two small swimming pools. We were lucky to have chosen a room which was near to one of the pools. It was just a few steps away from our room. As the resort was not crowded, there weren't many people using the pools and at times, there might not be anyone else at all and we could have the whole pool by ourselves.
The spa was just as good as everything else. The therapists were friendly and attentive. They were also very professional and well-trained. I enjoyed every minute of it. For people who enjoy spa and do not plan to stay overnight, they do have half day and full day spa package. This is a good place to go for spa lovers as given the price and the quality of the spa, it is really a good bargain. I am planning to go for their full day spa some time soon as I enjoyed it so much!
Time to talk about food.
Our package included breakfast so we had to pay for other meals.
At first, I felt that the price was on the high side as I was expecting it to be cheaper than Singapore. But as soon as my boyfriend and I had our first bite into the pizza, we were totally impressed by the quality of it and the generosity of the ingredients! It might sound like I am exaggerating but that was really how good it was. It was totally worth the price and we enjoyed every meal there. Service at the cafe was fantastic! Staff were attentive and polite. We felt so at ease.
All in all, we had a wonderful time there and will definitely return again for a relaxing getaway.
If you are looking a for a quiet resort with warm and friendly staff, great food, fantastic spa and comfortable rooms, Tempat Senang is definitely the place to go.
Oh ya, remember to check out their all natural ingredients and no preservatives spa products at the front office. Great products with reasonable pricing.