Having been to Batam several times and staying at the same hotels, I recently decided to check into Formosa hotel based on the positive reviews in here and as it also fitted my expectation of being within walking distance to Nagoya Hill.
The hotel lobby was simple and pleasant enough. Checking in was a breeze as I was the only one and the staff there are friendly and helpful. Pretty good first impression.
Stepping into their elevator, which was quite small, I was worried if the rooms will suit my expectations.
Arriving at my level, the door opened to reveal a magnificent sight. Seriously, I did not expect the place to look so nice. It was a little distance from the elevator to the room, good thing they arranged a staff to lead our way.
Door opened and I was greeted by a more than expected, pleasant Deluxe twin room. Looked around the room and decided that the hotel was beyond my expectations and definitely a good choice. The room was simple and nicely designed. Bed is clean and comfortable, does not cause itchiness. However, there was a strange smell in the room, probably from the air-conditioning unit. That dissipated quickly enough, or perhaps my senses got used to it, I don’t know. There was also no window in the room though it was not a problem for me. Only thing was that the toilet does not have a spray hose which most hotels provide for nowadays.
I am not able to comment on the breakfast nor the Vienna Restaurant located at the lobby, as I did not managed to wake up in time for it, nor did I dined in during my stay.
All in all, I had a very pleasant experience with Formosa Hotel and it is likely for me to return in future.
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