Just stayed at this hotel few days ago as my friend and i had purchased the groupon. Please do not go there even if the deal looks tempting.
We felt sad for this resort as it has so much potential. Maybe about 10 years ago, this resort mustve been bustling with tourists but not now. It is dilapidated, old, has a musky smell and even the budget hotels look so much nicer than this resort. Its more like a chalet than a resort.
No shops NEARBY at all. No fridge, no safebox, lights are really dim and some are not working even. The pool is open for the public and the toilets outdoor as well as in the room are the worst ive seen.
The people are nice and friendly. Dont expect room service or nice food. The food is mediocre and the prices are in SGD!!! Not worth it for the amount you pay for the food. I didnt even dare to remove my footwear anywhere in the room.
Spa was nice though and thats the only plus point. There was only 3 choices for breakfast - fried noodles, continental bfast & some toast. They do not even provide pepper for my friend who ordered half boiled eggs & they gave us the whole pepper bottle (which we assumed was what the kitchen used for cooking) when we requested for pepper! The whole trip was so incredibly unfortunate that it was funny. The interior is nice and full of greenery but its just sad that it wasnt maintain well.
If you think of going to the nearby Nagoya mall, forget about it. They are overcharging, and charged SGD12 for a one way trip which is ridiculously. So the whole time we spent in the room watching the telly which has about 6 channels & still using an antenna to get signals.
Oh, please DO NOT FORGET to bring your own Towels and mosquito repellant. Maybe if the resort undergo a facelift, i might consider returning cause like ive mentioned, it has so much potential. But till then, NEVER. The groupon was unfortunately a WASTE of money. With the amount we paid, we might as well did the spa & have a staycation back in our country. Visit the resort at your own risk.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Sijori Resort Batam Hotel Batam