Bought a Groupon voucher for the stay. Was looking forward to a nice pool and relaxing time. Boy was I in for a surprise.
As what the other reviewers had said, the place REALLY has passed it prime. Maybe it was once a nice resort, but it's been reduce to almost nothing now.
Most of the facilities are not in operation, the pool is in very horrible state. Totally deceived by the photo in the advertisements, it must have been done years and years ago.
The rooms are extremely basic, everything looks to have been better days. There is a musky smell in the room, guess it's from the damp weather and that it's not been used much. The bedside lamp shade is falling apart. And "best" of all, the antenna for the TV! I have not seen such an contraption since the 80s! And no, it did not work well.
We were wondering if we were the only occupants, until we met another couple at breakfast. Nothing to shout about for the breakfast obviously.
The saving grace is that the staff are friendly and they try their best. We ordered ice at night, it come quite promptly in a plastic bag.
I wont come back again, but we had a good laugh on the state of the pool, the room..everything.. it felt like we have traveled 30 years back in time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sijori Resort Batam is south of Singapore and just 40 mins ferry ride from Harbour Front Ferry Terminal. It has 30 guestrooms, a spa sanctuary, 24-bay golf driving range, swimming pool, fishing pond, restaurant, function rooms, karaoke room and archery built on approximately 4.5 hectares of land. ... more less
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