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Review of HARRIS Resort Batam Waterfront

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HARRIS Resort Batam Waterfront
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   K.H. Ahmad Dahlan Street | Marina Waterfront City, Riau Islands Province 29422, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #8 of 71 Hotels in Batam
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Good value for money!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2006

I stayed over at Harris with my wife during the first weekend in November. Based on the price I paid, I wasn't expecting much, but to my pleasant surprise, it was a delightful experience.

The Harris employees were helpful and courteous, from the receptionist to the general manager himself.

The room was spacious and plenty of good channels on tv (ESPN for the football fanatics, MTV and the news channels like BBC)

The free form pool was very clean and big enough for everyone. Pity that the jacuzzi wasn't working very well though.

The live band was also marvelous, belting out manadarin and dialect songs even.

On my next trip, I'd certainly like to stay at Harris again, but perhaps, I'd try the Harris Cabanas, which look spanking new and posh.

However, i must caution that while Harris is very near the Waterfront city ferry terminal, it is quite some distance away from Nagoya town, so u need to travel a bit for shopping.

Overall, very good value for money for that quick getaway.

  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2006

Stayed at Harris for just one night over the weekend and was sorely disappointed. We booked the cabana rooms which were suppose to face the beach but frankly it's not worth it. The toilet's have glass doors so unless you are a couple, don't stay in those rooms. The rooms were very new but still had an awful stench that even their aromatheraphy oils couldn't get rid of.

The pool is pretty decent, but I was utterly shocked that they ran out of towels in the afternoon and it never got replenished. What kind of beach resort runs out of towels? Gosh!

Breakfast was yet another sore point as the selection was so tiny. The cereal variety was limited to only 2 and the coffee was so diluted it could have passed off as water. Though it cost SGD$8, you're better off waiting for lunch.h

Service was average and they did grant us a late checkout of 4pm which was a nice touch. The spa is pretty popular and slots are fill up fast. You had better call ahead to book a slot.

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — The rooms
  • Tips/Secrets — Think really hard before commiting to Harris
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2006

My company had a company retreat thingy in this resort hotel in Aug 2006.
I like the rooms, they are spacious and have a balcony each.
But the toilet isn't that nice...it was clean but the shower curtain was a little torn at the side and the towels were stained.
The food at the cafe was so so but the staff were friendly and attentive.
Love the poolside restaurant at nite when they have a live band.
The resort hotel is near to the ferry terminal and they have a mini van to transport u to the terminal.
There is also a tiny Polo Ralph shop at the lobby (next to the cafe) and the prices are really cheap.
It's not imitation Polo Ralph but the clothes there are made for the Indonesian market only.

  • Liked — The location
  • Disliked — Hmm, the cafe food
  • Stayed August 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: K.H. Ahmad Dahlan Street | Marina Waterfront City, Riau Islands Province 29422, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Riau Islands Province > Riau Archipelago > Batam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Batam
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Batam
#3 Best Value Hotel in Batam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — HARRIS Resort Batam Waterfront 3.5*
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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