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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Jl. Teuku Umar | Bukit Nagoya, Riau Islands Province 29432, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #5 of 76 Hotels in Batam
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Reviewer
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Contented”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Totally enjoyed my stay at iHotel. Why?

- Friendly staffs, attentive to my requests
- Free Mini bar food in room, with Free top-up daily
- Big and comfy room, with a King size bed
- Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi and gym!
- 1 Minute walk to Nagoya Hills Shopping center
- Good hotel security at back door, and Lifts
- Big toilet, with bathtubs
- Lots of toilet amenities
- Big cupboards and lots of electrical outlets

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Positive value:

1. Near to Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall with a lot of restaurant nearby
2. Near to Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal
3. Clean and comfortable room

Negative value:

1. Service is sucks especially front desk. We request for connecting room since 3 months ago as we have 2 small kids and upon check-in, they said connection room is not available. But in fact, there are a lot of connecting room available.

Unless, you pay with public rate then you can get it but buying voucher will make you be treated as beggar. After additional top-up, we can get a room with connecting door.

The excuse given is because the room is booked by regular customer (although they have not check-in yet).

2. Breakfast in hotel restaurant is big sucks. Non-smoking table is very limited and people are happily smoking in air-conditioned room. Food finished before 10 am and at 9.00 am they said no more replenishment for food. Glass/cups not always available and foods variety is pathetic.

3. Smokey lobby, corridor and restaurant. This is a heaven for smoker. You can smoke everywhere in the hotel even in air-conditioned room.

4. Room rate is not cheap for "4 star hotel" with such quality of service. No other facilities like other 4 star hotels.

Unless you stay only for sleep and bath, you may need to consider another hotel to enjoy your trip.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

A pretty new and reasonably priced hotel which is next to Nagoya mall. I can easily have my meals, wash hair at hair salon, do manicure & pedicure at shops at Nagoya mall. The hotel also provide free shuttle bus to various shopping mall. There is a nice swimming pool in the hotel too. Room & bathroom are spacious and very clean. Breakfast is ok, nothing special but nothing to complain about. Spa is pretty nice with comtemporary look. But massage is not cheap. You can find cheaper massage in Nagoya malls. Their massages also not very good, I end up with several bruises on my body and legs.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

The hotel location is very good, near to nagoya hill mall, lots of eating places.
The room is quiet big, neat, clean and tidy.
The bathroom also quiet big with a bathtub.
Free wifi in the room, just need to get the password from the receptionist.
Hotel location also near Harbour Bay ferry terminal about 5 minutes by taxi.
Staff is friendly & helpful.
Will definitely stay here again if I visit Batam.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Positives
1. Location (this is the best). There is a path way it leads to the nagoya mall just 5 min walk from hotel. Very safe.
2. The service of the staffs
3. The room was nice, neat and comfortable

Negatives
1. The Spa ( The most terrible spa I have ever been too). We took a couple aromatherapy for 90 mins. One who did for me was ok. But the other one took 3 or 4 five min breaks and was talking the whole time. I would suggest don't try it coz it is expensive but not worthy at all.

2. Expensive. The rate of the room is much expensive. I have stayed in five star hotels much cheaper than this hotel.

3. The Breakfast: The items in breakfast is very limited. There is a egg and waffle stall and we had to wait for 30 mins to get a waffle coz both stalls has been maintained by a single person.

Others
1. There is a one jacuzzi and a very small pool. You cant swim you can imagine is a big tub for 10 people. But thankfully there was not much people there for swimming.

2. The gym was nicely packed but it was not big lot of equipments was packed in a small room.

Bottom line
If you have money and you need a prime location book this hotel. But lower your expectations of this hotel for the money you paid.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Clean rooms and place but gloomy lighting and decor, decent service but nothing exceptional, catering not brilliant, but nothing bad.

Not paying so not a value consideration, nothing really noteworthy in either direction. adjacent mosque, calls to prayer quite melodically and with passion.

All round nothing much to criticise or commend, like a tin of Heinz beans

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Spring, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Spent a comfortable three days at the ihotel. Only drawback was the faint lingering odor of bug spray. On the plus side, did not see one insect while there. Room was clean, staff very friendly and helpful. Short, open, well-lit walkway to Nagoya Hill Shopping Center, where there is also a Hypermart for those necessities you may have forgotten to pack for the trip.

Appreciated the security at the hotel, as I was there by myself each day while husband was at work. Got a nice scalp massage and shampoo at a spa and shopped for reasonably priced souvenirs at the mall.

Enjoyed the variety on the breakfast buffet, especially the outstanding selection of breads at the toasting station. In case the regular buffet was not enough to satisfy, there were waffles and omelets made to order.

All in all, a pleasant stay.

Room Tip: Our room faced the back courtyard which was not very attractive, so if you prefer a picturesque view...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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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:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Batam
#4 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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