Stayed 3 nights. Old hotel somewhat retrofitted. 5 minute walk from Nagoya Shopping Mall. 15 minute taxi ride from Harbour Bay Ferry Terminal (Average IDR40,000). Ciggie smell quite strong. They got our phone booking mixed up but fortunately managed to remedy it. Spacious room, choice of two single beds or one king bed. Dismayed to discover room window faced a cement wall. Bedsheet, bathroom decently clean but not fantastic. Happy I didn't itch from the 2 nights in that room. However, could spot leftover hair here and there. Small fridge, hair dryer provided.
For 3rd night, we asked to change to a room with a view (not that great a view anyway but at least sunlight filtered in!) & big mistake for me. Even though the room was newly made up the bedsheet had a big yellow stain right smack in the middle (too tired from shopping to ask for a change) & tiny hair was all over the bed. Itched the whole night in that bed! Breakfast was a decent spread; largely local fair. Assorted bread dipped in curry was super tasty!
Why I would come back here to stay again is because @ SGD60/night, it's value for money & it makes for easy access to Nagoya Shopping Mall (which in my humble opinion, is better than the other malls in Batam we'd been to). Plenty of eateries, massage parlours, spas nearby (plenty of potholes too). Have stayed in better hotels but they were beach resorts & located far from the shopping belt. So it depends on what you're there for.
Hotel has Alishan KTV with big rooms, fair choice of English songs but drinks as expected were pricier. Guess waiter wasn't too happy we only ordered Coke as it arrived warm with no ice! There is an inhouse massage parlour. Didn't try but did go check out the rooms. Looked clean and like all the rest. Option to call for room massage.
Have to cross a small road and 2 busier roads to reach Nagoya Shopping Mall (the locals just walk even when the cars are headed their way! It's a pain crossing these 2 roads. Requires a special skill & not advisable for parents with very young kids). A zebra crossing is there but the vehicles don't care much for it!
Value for money hotel. Good location, quiet enough but no sea view. Not a resort so no entertainment for kids. Room wifi password available from reception desk.
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