there are many negative reviews of this property by travel advisor mebers and their opinion and experience must be respected.
i had booked a superior room. apparently the stadard and the superior rooms are similar in size. the difference is in the decor and better lighting in the superior rooms.with complimentary breakfast and buka puasa dinner also complimentary the deal for the room was fair.toilet amenities like toothbrushes,soap and shampoo were also provided and neatly presented.
initially i was allocated a standard room and i totally agree with the reviewers that the lighting is very dim, thereby creating that creepy look.the lighting could improve.
i want to congratulate the management on the high staff morale.the reception was responsive to a couple of our requests and the staff at all levels were friendly and helpful.
the breakfast, while having a suitable spread is an area to work.main problem is the flies and i found several snugly settled on several of the dishes - which put me off completely.
flies were also flying around the bread and the danish station.
reno9vation works were also in progress during our stay - inconvenient but necessary i suppose.
onverll a fair experience.
the proximity to nagoya is a myth. try crossing the road leading to the nagoya hypermart. some reviewers have commented that it is a two to five minutes walk. it cabn take you forever to cross the road. the best option is to walk to the traffic lights to the right of the property and try to cross over to the nagoya shopping cenrtre that way ( suggested and highly recommended)
yeah the upmarket spas SPA SECRET and INDOTHAI are at the doorstep.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- THE HILLS BATAM(SHORT WALKAWAYS TO NAGOYA HILL MALL & MANY ENTERTAINTMENT VENUES)The hills Batam is an oasis of calm and charm amidst the hustle and bustle Of the Nagoya district, Batam’s main commercial area. Located in front of Nagoya Hill Mall, The Hills Hotel Batam is also easily accessible to Duty Free Shopping Center , malls, restaurant, bank, and many entertainment venues. Our rooms are fully air-conditioned and feature modern amenities such as an IDD phone, wireless internet access, LCD TV, refrigenerator and coffee & tea making facilities. Your accommodation is also inclusive of a welcome drink, daily buffet breakfast, and complimentary use of our Health Centre Spa.A venue to conduct modern meeting, our 6 function rooms with capacity until 500 pax as well equipped for business meeting and seminars, as well as product launches. Only 20 minutes from Hang Nadim international Airport, 10 minutes from Harbour Bay International Ferry, 17 MINUTES FROM Batam center Ferry terminal, 25 minutes to Sekupang International ferry.The Barelang Bridge connect the island of Batam, rempang and Galang. This bridge has grown more into a tourist attraction rather than a transport route. Located in Vietnam village at Galang Island, The Quan Am Tu temple is one of Batam most visited attraction. It was build by Vietnamese that escape the war in Vietnam 1976.Renowned for its many seafood restaurants, The coastline along Harbour Bay will satisfy you with a diverse choise of seafood. ... more less
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