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“Value for money and strategic 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 #26 of 75 Hotels in Batam
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9 hotel reviews
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“Value for money and strategic location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

This is my 2nd time staying in this hotel . The hotel has been refurbished with new carpets and laminated walls . This time we stayed in a Famiy room which is spacious and comfortable for the 3 of us . The wifi connection is fantastically strong and no problem accessing the Internet . Must also applaud the improved buffet spread as compared to my previous stay . The spa located on level 4 is a letdown :( the service is poor and sleazy ambience ! Overall a value for money with strategic location which is just across Nagoya Hills.. you can't expect more from a 3 star hotel .

Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore
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4 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Check in was smooth and relatively quick, you are greeted with juices, a nice touch there. Run down exterior doesn't promise much but the location is superb with Nagoya Hill a 5min walk away and lots of street food just outside the hotel.

When we were checked in, the room I was given was horrendous with the air-conditioning spewing warm air and the toilet smelling dank. I requested for a room change and surprisingly their service was good. Got my room changed and the new one was much better.

Nothing to shout about, some of the room doors don't seem to be fully sealed with gaps at the top of the doors and seemingly paper thin walls. Essentials are there though with LCD TV, okay air-conditioning and clean sheets. Bed is bouncy and soft however, a bane or boon depending on your preference. Toilet is basic but clean with amenities like toothbrushes provided at least.

Overall, budget hotel at a great location. If you're looking to sloth it out in total comfort, I'd recommend Harmoni One. For a bit more dollar, you get a lot more value in terms of the room. However, Formosa is worth considering if you're really into shopping and location convenience.

Stayed July 2013, Traveled with Friends.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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6 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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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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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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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
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Ranked #26 of 75 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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