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“If you need to go to Batam, stay here” 4 of 5 stars
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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Jl. Teuku Umar | Bukit Nagoya, Riau Islands Province 29432, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #4 of 75 Hotels in Batam
Leicester, United Kingdom
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26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“If you need to go to Batam, stay here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

Almost every review here is from Singaporeans so a review from a 'westerner' may provide a different outlook and be helpful

First I would question why go to Batam. From what I saw there is no reason to go for leisure, unless perhaps you come from Singapore to do some cheap shopping and have some cheap Spa treatment. If you are in Batam on business then fine, but if you have no need to come then spend your hard earned money in a nicer resort type island such as (parts of) Bali - if Indonesia beckons - or Samui/Langkawi/Penang if not

The shopping mall every reviewer mentions is conveniently located a 3 or 4 minute walk away down a safe footpath and it is indeed worthy of mention - because there is nothing else to do in the vicinity of the hotel. The mall is big and there are plenty of food outlets, there is even an internet cafe and there are plenty of ATMs. However this is not a mall a la Singapore/KL/Bangkok - the shops are local and the merchandise of low quality. Nobody speaks English. Whereas most westerners could probably while away half a day, maybe some ladies a whole day, in the mega malls of the previously mentioned capital cities I don't think this would be possible in Batam

A short taxi ride from the hotel is an area of bars suitable for western visitors. All are very smokey, most are 'girly' and some looked rather seedy, at least from the outside. I tried 4 or 5 of the bars, some were pleasant enough, others not welcoming

Turning to the hotel specifically, the room was large and adequately furnished. The bathroom was also large with an efficient shower. There was some noise from the corridor, mainly room attendants shouting from one room to another as they were working. The breakfast was an enormous spread of almost entirely Asian style food, this obviously because 99% of the guests are Asian. The hotel staff spoke acceptable English and were helpful and efficient

The hotel has a night club which is akin to a meat market. Regular visitors to the far east will understand exactly the meaning behind that comment, and for this reason the venue is suitable only for those with broad minds who accept the way in which Asian men entertain themselves in such establishments

So to conclude, the hotel itself is fine, but do yourself a favour and go somewhere else other than Batam

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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117 reviews 117 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

Spend a short getaway with my girlfriend at I-hotel, Room was big and modern, the pool was small but lucky there were only just both of us during the time, I could imagine when its crowded, probably have to 'queue' for a dip !!
There was a spa with couple package and the massage was good, its 5mins walk from Nagoya hill mall, with many eateries, spas and a hyper market for groceries, shuttle bus is also available but please check the schedules. Breakfast was cold and a let down, a good stay overall.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

The hotel is located very near to Nagoya mall; it is only a 5 mins short walk from the back of the hotel to the mall. The back entrance has a security guard to well, give some sense of security when we go out at night or need help. The pool is pretty nice and clean and the service at breakfast buffet was really good too. There was a family who went when they were clearing up already, and the staff took out utensils for them before they asked. Not all of the hotels i went have such service. I thought Harris resort was good, but this is even better :)

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 25, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for 3nights. The room is huge, the variety of cable channels is extensive: from cartoons to entertainment to hbo to news channels-they've got it. Room service is a delight. Breakfast was great with a wide variety. Wifi/broadband not so great but workable.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012 via mobile

Love the location , love the hotel. This is my 4th time

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Stayed on 23 dec 11, immediately we fell in love with the hotel! The deluxe rooms are very spacious, clean with good security. The staffs are all very friendly and always with a smile. The breakfast buffet was amazing with wide varieties. The room service was prompt & fast.A walking distance to Nagoya shopping mall. Good for family with kids. Will go again!!!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012 via mobile

checked in on 1st jan, service was fast and good, chose deluxe type, room size was ideal given that its spacious and clean. within walking distance to nagoya mall, very convenient. the taxi ride from batam center is around 20 mins.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Jl. Teuku Umar | Bukit Nagoya, Riau Islands Province 29432, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Riau Islands Province > Riau Archipelago > Batam
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Batam
#3 Spa Hotel in Batam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — I Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 165
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