When we arrived, although we had requested for a non-smoking room, there was still a very strong cigarette smell. Also, the room had not been cleaned as the previous occupant's panty liner wrapper was still in the cabinet. The kettle didn't work and there were no towels. It took about an hour and several trips by the staff to have that all sorted out. The staff did their best in being helpful and friendly, but it was not the best of starts.
The hotel was selected for the purported availability of activities on site especially for young children. Although they were programmes planned every hour at Dino Kids' Club, when we went it was just one staff attending and a room filled with toys and some slides and swings. You're not asked for your room number when you deposit your children there. The shooting target area told us that there was a charge of IDR150,000 for a bag of 30 bullets but the system was down, so could we pay cash? The squash courts were deserted. But the young ones did have fun at the pool and playing with a very friendly cat on the premises.
It's very crowded during breakfast and tables were not easily available if you're in a group larger than 4. The selection is adequate, but nothing to shout about. The location of the hotel is near a beach, but there isn't much nearby and you may find yourself paying exorbitant prices for in-room dining as well as reflexology and the spa (comparative to the rest of the island).
The best part was the very large and comfy bed. Everyone in my group thought they were great. But everything else is tired, worn and in need of some rejuvenation.
- 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