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“Great Location” 4 of 5 stars
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Formosa Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   City Plaza Nagoya no. A8, Riau Islands Province, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #40 of 84 Hotels in Batam
Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Great Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

- 10mins to Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall. There's food, shops, cinemas, karaoke establishments and even spa houses at this shopping mall area.
- 5mins to local street food. More food but at a local price. Ask the staff to point you in the direction and try the local "Satays"
- Right next door to electronics plaza (mobile phones, cameras etc)

Surprisingly the rooms were spacious and the beds were clean and comfy.
However the toilet could use some upgrading coz the bathtub had some rust stains due to improper care.

But hey for the size of room & locality, at this price, it's not bad.

Room Tip: Ask to check the toilets first. Maybe the other rooms are better coz I went during peak and they wer...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights.. Great location..3min walk to nagoya hill mall. Next door to Lucky Plaza(electronic device mall).
Tool the triple sharing room. The room is big and spacious but looks old and dated. Most important its very clean and no unpleasent smells. . Bfast has lots of local choices..has in room wifi..so all in all value for money.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Had a 3D2N stay at Formosa, with two friends. I was initially shocked at the exterior facade of the hotel, that seemed rundown. But we were blown with amazement with the standard of service from the staff, who were friendly and accomodating. The rooms were surprinsingly spacious. Tv cable shows were a delight. Great thing was the fact that Formosa was conveninetly located near shopping malls like Lucky Plaza and Nagoya Mall. Convenient stores and money changers were aplenty. Even the availability of transportations was a blessing. Breakfast was simple but fulfilling. In hotel massage was also magnificient. Overall a great stay in experience.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

A group of us stayed at this hotel for our 2 days 1 night batam trip. We exceptionally loved the location as it was near Nogoya Shopping Center and a few others places like Lucky Plaza. Breakfast was excellent too. WIFI was great but only one person per room can login at one time. TV channels were plenty ranging from news to sports. Service was great considering the staff took less than 5 minutes to reach our room when we requested for some help.

Room Tip: WIFI can only be login one person per room at one time. Call the receptionist to request that more p...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

I went with my hubby on a 2D1N Package. Is a 3-star hotel but rooms are nice.We stayed in deluxe room. There's KTV and King SPA/Massage on 4th floor. The price for Massage are not bad.Wifi can get anytime but signal at times slow. Service was good and staff able to understand basic english. Breakfast served with Buffet style which is tasty food.Is suits for Couple and Friends stay.Overall is ok.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

this property has an unassuming facade but take a look inside and you will find a very imviting lobby (by batam standards).

the rooms are huge but there is a little problem with the rooms located at the rear end of the building. most of them look out to a very desolate wall of the neighring block, which i personally found a bit depressing and hence left the curtain drawn all the time to hide the view.some of the other rooms near the karaoke area also can be noisy at night but this should not undermine the good value in terms of the size of the rooms and location of the property.
transportation connectivity is excellent - both taxis and local "angkut" which is good for the adventrous travellers as these converted mini vans can become very full,hot and hence uncomfortable.but they are so cheap...2000RP for rides around the nagoya region.



the furniture a at best functional with little attention to aesthetics.

the amenities provided in the room are sufficient, the bed linen and the towelling being more than adequate.

the staff are an asset of this property. staff morale is high as reflected in their pleasant attitude.

some reviewers of this hotel have adverse comments on the breakfast. i disagree. the breakfast provided is not luxurious but it defenitely more than good to get you going for the day.there is the onsite egg station, cereal station,bread and some danish (with toasting facilities). for the local fare there is congee(rice porridge)with all th econdiments, chicken curry, vegetables and couple of fried noodles. there is also juice station albeit with only one flavour.overall the breakfast is between good and excellent.

overall good value for money and the right place to stay for those interested in shopping ( at the nagoyal hill hyopermart, amere five minute walk0, entertinment like massage or karaoke. night street food is plentiful around the hotel .

Room Tip: as mentioned above if you want good sleep stay away from the karaoke area.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Located in a walkable distance to Nagoya Hills Mall and right next it is Batam Lucky Plaza. Lucky Plaza is well known for it's competitive prices in latest gadgets and electronics. It will take approximately 15 minutes to reach Nagoya Hills Shopping Centre. For its location, it is really worth the money.

The services were absolutely great when I was there. Every staff in the hotel, be it the bellboy, front desk receptionists, security guards, chamber-maids and restaurant personnel gave what was expected out of them. Breakfast were simple yet filling.

I got a deluxe room and a family room which was connected to each other. The room was a little too dusty and cigarette smell was strong. There were stains on the bath tub and the toilet door needed an extra effort in order to close it. Other than that, everything was in order.

Wifi was an issue when we arrived. Our devices couldn't be connected to the internet. After a day, the signal was strong but to stream videos was a little draggy. There's a KTV on the 4th floor and a small gym on the second floor. The gym consists of 2 crosstrainers, 2 treadmills (one of them could elevate) and a multigym machine. No one used it and I had the whole gym to myself.

I believe there are better accommodation in this area. The selling point is the proximity to shopping centres. May try this hotel again in future.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: City Plaza Nagoya no. A8, Riau Islands Province, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Riau Islands Province > Riau Archipelago > Batam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 84 Hotels in Batam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Formosa Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 109
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