We took a Wavemaster ferry to Harbour Bay terminal. This hotel is not far from the jetty. It took less than 15 minutes to reach here. Mind you, walking is not recommended. The taxi to this hotel should cost less than 50,000 Rupiah. Since this is my first time in Batam, the taxi driver take a chance on us. He scared us by asking whether we have check in/secure seats for the return trip. Initially, my instinct said 'there you come, another taxi drama in Indonesia'! But he stress its really important to have secure return seat. So yes he made me scared and he made himself waiting us for another 15 minutes just to get the return ticket. Ticketing office at the same compound but different wing. So he demanded another 20,000 Rupiah for the cost of waiting. We end up paying him 70,000 Rupiah.
But 89 Hotel have shown the real Batam's hospitality charms. I really impress with the check-in staffs who are very sweet, efficient, courteous, and helpful. In less than 15 minutes, we manage to get inside our room. This hotel reminisce my excitement during my family stay in Malaysian hotels when i was a kid. Very basic amenities but clean, safe and comfortable. It just a walk distance to nearby shopping mall. If you need to go Nagoya Hill shopping mall, you can get a taxi (touts! just at the left of the hotel) for 30,000 Rupiah one way. Nothing to shout as regard to their breakfast. I've found a similar standard hotel in Yogyakarta with better breakfast spread. But its edible and variety.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of the city, 89 Hotel is a right choice for you who are tied up with your business in Batam. Strategically situated, surrounded by offices, shops, shopping malls, food courts and lots more, you will be able to enjoy the uniqueness of Batam in the midst of your busy hours. Nevertheless, if you want to just stay in the hotel, you can indulge yourself with all the facilities provided including broadband internet access, cable television or work out at the well-equipped gymnasium, relax in our Jacuzzi and rejuvenate in the steam room for a complete indulgence. When there is work to be done, the cozy meeting rooms offer an ideal setting for business presentations or seminars, and everything needed for that deal-breaking meeting. At 89 Hotel, you will feel instantly content knowing you have got all the comforts of home with you. ... more less
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