The Hills is in decline, and whilst the staff are helpful and polite, the accommodation and associated facilities are showing advanced signs of sharp decline.
The spacious smoke filled lobby is forever occupied by loitering taxi drivers and people who clearly have no business at the hotel. Dodgy. The standard rooms are small, dated, dingy, dank, and overpriced. Bathroom is poorly lit and mouldy. Room view is of the main road, motorcycle shops, and large shopping complex up the hill. There is a 711 across the road for those with sufficient skill to dodge the chaotic traffic.
Breakfast was adequate, traditional, but unimaginative.
Batam is a good place to escape to from claustrophobic Singapore for a few days, but The Hills is not a resort venue.
- 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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