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“Modern Hotel just next to Nagoya Shopping Centre” 3 of 5 stars
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I Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Jl. Teuku Umar | Bukit Nagoya, Riau Islands Province 29432, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #6 of 67 hotels in Batam
Singapore, Singapore
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“Modern Hotel just next to Nagoya Shopping Centre”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2009

Its actually quite weird to see such a nice-looking & modern hotel in the middle of all the dusty roads, abandoned buildings & wild grass growing all over. The upside is that its really near to Nagoya Shopping Centre which allows us to buy all the grocery we wanted to bring back to Singapore.

It also kind of scary to see that all major developments have really tight security. Perhaps due to all the bombing incidents in Jakarta & Bali? They have many guards stationed at the entrance, scanning the cars when we go in & we have to walk through the metal detector before going into the hotel.

The hotel pool was pretty lovely but the view not so much. The water pressure in the bathroom was strong which is always a good thing. They also had free internet access which is great. Breakfast was okay but the eggs are done quite badly. The worst thing would have to be the filmsy pillows, blankets & mattress which cause me to lose quite abit of sleep. But other then that, everything esle was liveable with & relatively clean/comfortable. The bill works out to be about SGD$98 per pax (Deluxe Room) which I thought was a tad expensive but reasonable compared to the rest of the hotels in Batam.

At Batam, we did the usual Singaporean thing by buying an enitre year of supply of instant noodles (tasty mee goreng flavour not availiable in Singapore), sanitary pads (cheaper by 40-50%) & bath scrubs (very good quality & each tubs cost only SGD$1-2). The intinery is pretty standard for Singaporeans who goes to Batam. Spa, Seafood, Shopping at the Supermarket. Also, the prune flavour kueh lapis is a must to bring back too.

To note: Always book a good & trustworthy driver as it is not easy to move around the place (no public transport availiable) & for security consideration. Not a good idea to go out after dark as the roads are not well-paved & street lamps are few & far in between.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2009

Book a Deluxe room with king size bed that can sleep 3. Room is vy spacious and it overlook the swimming pool. Book online in US$ but when check out they bill in Indo$. The breakfast have limited choice and they dun have smoking and non-smoking section. So we have to bare with the smoking smell.

The swimming not vy big but i find it great enough. Tried the spa...massage, facial and foot spa @ ard S$55 for 2hrs. Massage quite gd. The only dissappointment is the facial. After the staffs put the mask on our face they say we have to wait for 20min. After 30min they dun even come back and remove the mask on our face...i even have to go and tell them our mask are done. They also have couple room.

Nagoya Shopping mall is only 5min walk from the back door of the hotel. Food is not a problem at all....they have chinese food, A&W, KFC and a hypermark.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2009

I am a frequent business traveller to Batam and have found the I hotel to be consistently of good service, modern, comfortable, clean and good value. The rooms are spacious and well equipped - good bed, LCD TV, tasteful modern furniture, built in fridge and safe. The deluxe rooms include a separate shower area and are very spacious. The hotel's location, being next to the Nagoya Hill Mall gives you access to a wide range of shops, restaurants and a large supermarket within a 3 min walk.

There is a reasonable selection at the breakfast buffet. The quality of food at the restaurant is slighty above average, but there are wide selection of restaurants at the nearby mall.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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 July 20, 2009

Probably the best Hotel in Batam. Room was very spacious, everything in the room is in working condition. Bed was splendid with new comforter I suppose. Unlike certain "hotels" with stains & brownish looking bed linen that makes you feel uncomfortable. Layout of the room is very elegeant, refrigerator are all built-in the wardrobes, making it pleasant to the eye. Complimentary breakfast in the coffee house is nice. 9.30am (Waktu Indo Barat), food is already finishing. Maybe the hotel management might want to extend the breakfast hours, as I can see many guest, walking out of the coffeehouse feeling disappointed as the food is running out.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2009

We went there with the whole family including myself, parents, sister and granny for a short leisure trip. The hotel is extremely comfortable, the rooms are clean and spacious, the decorations are simple but eye catching and everything is very new. Massage service is good but a bit pricey compared to other places in Batam. The hotel is conveniently located near Nagoya shopping center which has a food street where you can indulge yourself in sumptuous dinner or lunch. Breakfast at the hotel is free with reasonable variety. Service quality is top notch! Will definitely stay at this hotel again if I visit Batam in the future

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2009

Even though I'm Indonesian, but this is my first time to stay in Batam. I Hotel gave me a very good expression with good service, reasonable price of local phone calls and mini bar.The place itself is new with all the facilities needed for us. Definitely will come back again if someday we go back to Batam. Keep up the good work!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2009

We went there for a teambuilding. We do a lot of shopping at Nagoya Hill as the hotel is just nearby. The room is nice & comfortable.

I will definitely come again. Next time will be with my family.

Keep It Up, i - Hotel.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled on business
    • 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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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
#5 Spa Hotel in Batam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — I Hotel 4*
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