Saw groupon deal on this resort and thanks to the reviews here, we decided to give it a try. We are glad that the stay was pleasant and would definitely be back again.
Reservation process: Very pleasant, prompt and helpful replies from the resort
Staff: Very polite, patient and try their best to cater to guests' requests
Spa: A little to the budget side and room is rather hot. Do not expect the nicely done up spa rooms with aroma therapy and you wont be disappointed.
Rooms: We wanted rooms at the new wing but was fully booked, so they gave us a cabana which was acceptable as it is spacious and comes with a king bed. Housekeeping service was a little slow, asked for additional towel as we had 3 pax and they said that the towels are being washed and could only give us 2 hrs later (when they gave us the towel, it was just a small hand towel). Aircon not cold despite being at 17 deg, but the ceiling fan solved the problem. Overall satisfied.
Food: Breakfast at Harris Cafe was awesome! Great variety and taste~
Facilities: Went for bowling and had the whole place to ourselves as nobody plays there. (whoops). Dare not try the extreme camp obstacles but well the resort has a variety of activities to keep guests occupied, including ATV ride (additional fees).
Dinner outside resort: Paid RP 300,000 for a car arranged by resort to drive us to Golden Prawn 933 and back. Happy with the seafood dinner as it was fresh and costs us only RP 450,000 for 2 crabs, 1 flower crab, 2 veges and 1 plate of prawns (including drinks and rice)! The driver was also very patient to wait 2 hours for us.
Shuttle bus & Ferry Terminal: From ferry terminal to resort, there was no shuttle bus unless we take their city tour. As we did not want the tour, we took a taxi for RP 90,000. From resort to ferry terminal, there is a free shuttle bus, just check with recept for the timing during check-in. Best to go early as there is a huge crowd and long queue at the ferry terminal. There are shops where you can buy kueh lapis and tidbits back.
Groupon deal: Quite a good deal at S$69 per pax for 2D1N room, 1 lunch/dinner, breakfast, 1 bowling game, 1 traditional massage. If you are unsure, check with the resort for availability of rooms before purchasing groupon.
Hope this helps!
- 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