Just got back from a 3day2nites trip to Batam. My family and I stayed at the Harris Resort. Sigh! If you bring kids, you may want to stay a little longer to enjoy the trip. Anyway, we enjoyed ourselves despite certain hits and misses throughout the trip. The ferry to Batam from Harbourfront, Sinapore was packed but luckily the journey was short. Go early to get to pick and choose your seats.We were surprised when we arrived at the Waterfront City at Teluk Senimba, Batam. Instead of waiting at the long queue to clear immigration, someone from Harris Resort came to help us and to bring us to the resort. However, we had to give our passports to them and that made us a little uneasy.Harris Resort was a mere 5 minutes ride from the jetty.I was a little miffed with the 'long' check in until I realised that I forgot to switch my watch to Batam time which was 1hour later than Singapore.The service was good and we were upgraded to cabana from a double room. A little downside was the cabana was a long way off from the main building. Not too good if you were tired from a long day of walking. The room was fantastic except for a malfunctioning fan and a friendly milipede! Despite telling the reception twice,nothing was done. Thankfully, the air conditioning and the weather were fairly cooperative! Currently, Harris resort is being upgraded to a bigger resort which will complete in 2009. So, you can smell the fumes from the machinery from the swimming pool. Then again, this is the first time that I had snacks delivered to me at the poolside by service staff in a rickshaw!! Many shortcomings are compensated by very enthusiastic staff. My daughter was a little intimidated by the friendly staff who tried to talk to her.There aren't many things that we did except shopping at Nagoya Hill. The downside to this was you have to take a 25 minutes taxi ride out(S$15 pertrip)each time. Harris resort is far from town. All in all we had a good time. With just S$400(excluding rooms and ferry rides),our family were able to enjoy shopping and fairly decent meals, not to mention the 2way taxi trips for 2 days. However, food at Harris resort is fairly expensive and is pegged to S$. So, to save $$,we had our lunches in town and packed our dinners back to hotel. I will certainly go to Batam again and Definitely without any kids!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A friendly resort facing the strait of Singapore and the sea view with spacious accommodation and giant free form swimming pool. Strategic destination and a perfect vacation spot for couples, families or business purposes. With 308 rooms and suites including 20 cabanas, this hotel has the largest number of room provided in Funky and Trendy Wing.Harris Funky will cater the needs of your most discerning family member while easily keeping the whole group occupied and satisfied. Harris Trendy has the newest and trendiest all inclusive concepts, reserved exclusively for couples and singles over 18 years old of age. Asia’s one of its kind, an all inclusive concept welcomes couples and singles to experience carefree days and endless irresistible nights in Batam. The over 18, adults-only atmosphere allows event the most conventional of guest to throw caution-to-the-wind and experience life like never before. Located just 40 minutes away from Harbourfront Center Singapore, Harris Resort Batam try to persuade its guests to linger with a plethora of water sports & indoor entertainment in the form of a ten-lane bowling alley, Squash & billiards, Go kart, Flying Fox or sea sport activities. Soothe the muscles with one of our treatments at the spa, foot reflexology facilities or head to the giant free-form pool. The H-Spa an oasis of calm and serenity with breathtaking sea views and sunset in the afternoon, provide Harris Fans with a haven to luxuriate and pamper themselves with a selection of Body and Facial treatments masterfully executed by highly trained therapists. Five outlets to ease hunger pains are available by providing Indonesian, Asian and Western cuisines. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Harris Resort Batam Waterfront Hotel Batam
- Batam Harris Hotel