Nov 08 - My partner and I just started on our relationship and wanted to find someone to go, to get to know each other better. We chose Harris after comparing its prices and services online, and esp after I've been to Turi and Holiday Inn, I've decided to come to Harris this time.
Our decision was right from the start. Checking into the resort was faultless and like a breeze. Everyone in the resort treated us like VIPs. Our usual orders, our favourite seats, favourite games were all remembered by the staff. Everyone addresses us by our first name, and constantly making sure that we are best taken care of.
The staff made our stay really enjoyable, and fulfilling, creating the perfect environment for us to really enjoy each other's company. I never expected to find delicious western food in Batam, but HArris has it all! They offer really mouth watering pizzas (perfect for lunch) and tender beef steak (ideal for dinner). Prices are reasonable, and even cheaper than when you visit a restaurant in Singapore (which might not offer dishes as nice). During one night while we were at H Grill having our dinner, the wait staff actually took the initiative and reserved a really nice romantic table for us, away from the crowd. IT was said that the seat was actually a Honeymooner's table. We were delighted.
The resort is very well contained with activities to pamper and unwind. The pool is incredibly relaxing. The wet towels with nuts offered to guests using the pool are always a nice touch to swimmers or guests sun tanning. To make you feel more assured that you're well taken care of, their GM is always around, and it's always easy to talk to him as he will make an extra effort to check if your well being is taken care of.
Feb 09 - We've decided to get out of Singapore to celebrate our first Valentines, and we thought of Harris straightaway. We got in touch with their GM, whom we've met during our first stay. Their response were swift, and all our reservations were confirmed within the day.
Upon checking in, as a privilege of their return-guest and out of their goodwill, we actually got a free upgrade to their cabana room. Everything was perfect in the room. Atap house alike concept with private balcony and located away from the busy lobby, it was ideal for our retreat. However due to the fact that we need to be constantly connected to the wireless, we've asked for a change of room to a normal room we've reserved for.
To our surprise, the room that they transferred us to was their Japanese suite, which was jaw droppingly BEAUTIFUL with their balcony japanese-style bathtub and japanese interiors. To make sure everything is fine, we even received a call from Stylianos, their Gm, within the 10mins upon change of room. Talk about WOW factor, Harris had definitely scored a distinction with me!
To top it up, their GM, Mr Stylianos, actually hosted us for dinner, sharing with us his experience of being a GM of Harris for 7 years. He even invited us to their new wing, which is to be completed in May/June09, and promised us a great deal of privacy and relaxation.
This time round, we indulged in their Spa and Massages. Their fees were comparable to Singapore's prices, however, the treatment rooms are breathetaking. The ones we had were with attached shower and jacuzzi, the Couple's suite. Their Hot Stone theraphy is terrific, and incredibly relaxing. After each treatment, we were offered drinks like Jamu, FREE.
The staff remembered us from our last stay, and it felt like going back home again. Having come from the service industry, I am very particular to the service standards, and trust me, Harris is always going an extra mile in making you feel pampered. Will I be back again? Hell yes!
- 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