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Harris Hotel Batam Center
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Jl. Engku Putri, Riau Islands Province 29641, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 67 hotels in Batam
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Wish I could have stayed longer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

It was newly built when I stayed there last November (I had to tick December in the options bcuz they only had backdated til then), almost over a year ago, with my partner. 3 days proved to be too short a time to be spent lazing in the hotel room. That's for sure.

On the day of our arrival, we were told to make a refundable deposit of 50 SGD at the check in counter. We weren't told beforehand, but we were prepared with extra cash, so thank God for that. The money was returned to us at the end of our stay, if that's what you guys were wondering.

Now. The rooms. We got the double deluxe, so the layout is like Singapore's Hotel Re!, for those who knows. Everything is orange, as is
their theme.

They've got an infinity pool where one can dine by while admiring the ocean.

Their english needs improving though. There
were posters with a number of grammatical and spelling mistakes which one cannot simply ignore. I think this was the only turn off I found within the grounds. I should actually applaud one particular lady who was then in charge of breakfast. She returned my smartphone to me just as I left the building for a shopping spree. She could have chosen to keep it instead, yet she was honest. THANK YOU, whoever you are!

Now on to efficiency. It IS situated just a stone's throw away from the ferry terminal, and also Mega Mall shopping Centre (Damn, it's awesome that you can smoke anywhere you want to). However, since the area is still undergoing changes to becoming a business sector of Batam, there is no entertainment nor any life nearby. There are pushcarts at night which sells glorious cheap satays, though - a life saver when you wanna just go down from your hotel room to get something local to munch on while flipping the cable tv. Speaking of which, they show Singapore channels as well.

Jump into a cab with the help of the security (he takes care of those things too) at the lobby. He will write you a receipt to show to the driver, since the taxis aren't metered. i.e a trip up to Nagoya Hills costs atleast 60 000 RP. What you should really do, apart from visiting the Miniature Park, zipping down the flying fox or having the must eat seafood beside the cake lapis factory, is to check out the 7 bridges which links all of Batam's tiny little islands together. All the good photos can be shot right there! And while you're at it, you could rent a bicycle and burn off some calories the fun way, right on the dirt. Explore the forest the local way!

Now go pack your luggage and head off to this wonderful place! Much better than Harris Resort, if you ask me!

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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General Manager H, General Manager at Harris Hotel Batam Center, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Dear Harris Fans, Cheers from Harris Hotel Batam Center. The New "Hotspot right in the Center".

Thank you for taking the time in sharing your excellent experience with us in details. It gives us great pleasure to hear that you have enjoyed your stay at our hotel. Indeed our simple, unique and friendly concepts make us so different from the others and also always do our best effort in make your stay a pleasant and memorable. At the same time, we appreciate your comment on the English need improving.

We are glad to inform you that we are providing English training to all our Players so they might deliver the best quality service.

We look forward to welcoming you again and enjoy the touch of our hospitality in simple, unique and friendly concept.

Harrisly yours,
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I stayed in room number 807 on 5th November 2012 with my father. First thing first, the receptionist was a bit slow, I think they hired non-professional person as a receptionist. Although the room was spacious and clean, the air conditioner did not work well, when I set it to 21 degree it suddenly turned off. When it set below 20, the room became too cold. Moreover the environment was a nightmare! Seriously... I heard sounds like 'ngg nggggg nggg' all night long. How can you sleep in that situation??? Next, the free internet... A bit slow for me. Rate was not cheap though, it cost about USD $55 dollar per night without breakfast. The other hotels gave lower price than this. I think this is the first and the last time for me.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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General Manager H, General Manager at Harris Hotel Batam Center, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Dear Harris Fans,

Cheers from Harris Hotel Batam Center. The New "Hotspot right in the Center"



Dear Ms Erin Chen,


First of all, thank you for review regarding your “terrible” stay in our hotel.
All the HARRIS Hotel Batam Players have been already informed we did not meet your expectation for this venue. Even though my apologize cannot change your experience with us, I hope you could understand the following circumstances detailed below.


From our CCTV footage, our new receptionist (starting his 5th day of duty) welcome you at 19:07 pm, the check in finished at 19:14pm; the processing of credit card took 1minute, we aim to have a maximum of 5 minutes for this operation. You experienced 2 additional minutes. I spoke with my Front Office Manager about this disturbance, direct actions have been done. Our new players are closely monitored now all along their first month with HARRIS Hotel Batam Center.

Regarding the sound disturbing your room on the 8th floor, the hotel was actually celebrating its 1st anniversary in our ballroom. From all the HARRIS players, I can guarantee you we never wanted to disturb your rest with us. Unfortunately this unique event created negative externalities; it has been fully taking into consideration by all our heads of departments and their respective teams.


As a consequence, we have an engineering department and a manager on duty available all along the night, to assist our guests which are copying with technical issues. Every time when our customers need to decrease the air conditioning temperature because they feel too warm, we are more than pleased to provide one of our players coming to their room to explain how to switch the remote from our standard temperature ( based on saving environment policy ) to the one requested.


As a simple concept, in HARRIS Hotel Batam Center, you only have to call one of our operator by pressing “0” with one of the phones located in each of our 171 rooms, who will be more than glad to serve you as the best as we do.


After checking the Manager On Duty Report, I unfortunately noticed any calling from your room, we easily could fixed your Wi-Fi connection, by providing a cable, as we occasionally do when guest inform us about this kind of disturbances. Furthermore, our IT department has been deeply informed that all internet connections has to work properly in all the hotel rooms.


As mentioned in the first part of my answer, this words could not change what your experienced in our hotel for that night, but I wanted to express my full understanding of your feedbacks, and how direct actions has been already taken by all the players working in HARRIS Hotel Batam to make this one not happen again.


Dear Ms. Erin Chen, in the case you will come back to Batam, I will be more than pleased to discuss with you about this misunderstanding, giving you the opportunity to experience this time how everybody, as more as proactive we are, can learn on mistakes.


Harrisly Yours,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

I stayed at this hotel on 1st-2nd of nov with a group of friends. Very nice hotel and love the room even though its simple and its spacious. A walking distance to Mega mall and Batam Center. Breakfast less very variety.. But overall the hotel and the staff was execellent..

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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General Manager H, General Manager at Harris Hotel Batam Center, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Dear Harris Fans,

Cheers from Harris Hotel Batam Center. The New "Hotspot right in the Center

Thank you so much for your very positive review and also for staying with us. Indeed we are simple, unique and friendly hotel strategically located at Batam Center area. We have well noted your comments on the breakfast and we are working to improve it accordingly. Looking forward for your next visit and thank you so much for choosing Harris Batam center as your preferred lifestyle
experience in Batam.

Harrisly Yours,

Benjamin Castel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

The hotel is situated next to the Batam Centre Ferry Terminal. Across the road is the MegaMall Shopping Centre. Hotel transport or taxis can be hired to the city centre at reasonable rates.

The hotel gives us a very comfortable and welcoming feel. The rooms and the various facilities were clean and spacious. The hotel guests can enjoy either a view of the sea, or the city view, depending on the assigned room.

The reception, concierge and housekeeping services was friendly and fast. Breakfast selection was rather limited, but tasty.

Overall a recommended hotel for family outings, couple holiday and friends get-together, as it is clean and comfortable, conveniently located and provides good services.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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General Manager H, General Manager at Harris Hotel Batam Center, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Dear Harris Fans,

Cheers from Harris Hotel Batam Center. The New "Hotspot right in the Center"

Thank you so much for taking your precious time to write your very positive feedback concerning your recent stay at our property. We are delighted that you had enjoyed your stay with us and that our unique, simple and friendly concept has been really noticeable. Indeed our hotel location make it very famous in Batam, side by side to Batam Center International Ferry Terminal.

Looking forward welcoming you back in the very near future.

Harrisly Yours,

Benjamin Castel
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

I like the the good location, it is new, 5min walk to the ferry terminal or mid size mall. It has a LCD with many channels including singapore TV channels. Electronic safe, electric kettle, hair dryer, a 1.5m sofa. Great front desk stuff, a small swimming pool with beach view and a small gym.

The downside:
- under-powered aircon
- No shuttle bus to Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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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General Manager H, General Manager at Harris Hotel Batam Center, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Dear Harris Fans, Cheers from Harris Hotel Batam Center. The New "Hotspot right in the Center"


Thank you so much for your positive review and we are delighted that you had a comfortable stay with us. Indeed our property has a very strategic location, conveniently located side by side to the Batam Center International Ferry Terminal and near island attraction.

We have well noted your constructive comments concerning the underpowered air con. An action will be immediately taken. Looking forward for your next visit and thank you so much for choosing HARRIS Batam Center as your preferred lifestyle experience in Batam.

Harrisly Yours,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Great Hotel. Good location. Clean and Big room. Food is average but staff are cheerful and helpful. Kudos to Ms Galuh and Ms Rose for the assistance rendered during my stay there on 26 Oct 12.
Suggestion to management is to set u a massage center instead of the present room massage. Also to provide transport for guests to and from Nagoya shopping center.
Will definitely go back. Thanks for the great stay . .

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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General Manager H, General Manager at Harris Hotel Batam Center, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
Dear Harris Fans,

Cheers from HARRIS Hotel Batam Center, the " New Hotspot right in the Center".

From all the HARRIS Hotel Batam Center, i wanted to express how glad we are by receiving your positiv comments. I guarantee you the related departments have been informed about this good remarks.
We really hope to meet you again in our hotel to provide you a friendly experience. We are working, day after day, to improve our service, thank you again for having participate to this process.

Harrisly yours
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Room is big and clean but the toilet looks a bit run down. Breakfast and tea were disappointing since variety and quality of food were not up to my expectation. The pool was also too small for my liking. Ok I would not expect much since the price for a room was less than SGD60 per night if I remember correctly. I would say the stay was good since the staff were helpful and friendly and accomodated our request for high floor connecting room with baby's bed.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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General Manager H, General Manager at Harris Hotel Batam Center, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Dear Harris Fans,

Cheers from HARRIS Hotel Batam Center, the " New Hotspot right in the Center".

First of all, i wanted to express we really appreciate how cheerfull and friendly have been your stay with our players. Secondly, we fully take into consideration your comment about the disturbances you met. The department related has been informed, and direct action has been done to maintain and improve our service delivery, day after day.

Personnaly, i will be really pleased to meet you for you next venue in Batam, having a discussion regarding our hotel, allowing us to get better, day after day.

Harrisly yours.
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Additional Information about Harris Hotel Batam Center

Address: Jl. Engku Putri, Riau Islands Province 29641, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Riau Islands Province > Riau Archipelago > Batam
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Batam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Harris Hotel Batam Center 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Harris Hotel Batam Center the only waterfront hotel in the heart of the Central Business District is strategically located just a step away from the Batam Center International Ferry Terminal, opposite the Mega Mall shopping Center. Within walking Distance from Otorita Batam, Bank Indonesia, Sumatera Expo Building and Mesjid Raya. 10 minutes away from Kepri Mall and Padang Sukajadi Golf.Our property is the nearest hotel from Hang Nadim International Airport.171 sea view and city view spacious Harris rooms and suites, equipped with the Harris Dreamazing Bed, 32" LCD television with 40 international and local channels. Safe deposit box, complimentary coffee and tea facilities.Harris slippers, Harris aromatherapy, Harris leather couch , hair dryer and an array of cosmetic amenities.Free high speed wifi available in the Harris cars and the entire premises.Our infinity pool is overlooking the ocean. The H fitness is equipped with the latest cardio equipment and Gym instructor. Sooth your tired muscles at our In-room H spa featuring the most desired facial and body treatments.Taste our Indonesian delights at the H cafe and our Harris healthy juices at our juice Bar. In room dining is available around the clock.Harris Batam Center is the perfect place to stay and accommodate your meeting needs at our Unique Ballroom with a capacity of 1000 persons and the highest ceiling in town. Our Smiley meeting rooms are equipped with the latest high tec equipment.Come and try our new Lifestyle right in the Center ... more   less 
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