Mercure Batam is a simple hotel in a place where you're probably not planning to spend a lot of time in a hotel. Everything about this property screams average, but good enough for the price you pay. I had some difficulties during check-in since the hotel didn't have my online reservation on their database, and I thought they didn't handle that very well but at least I could use the lobby internet while I waited.
In general the hotel is a little old, and that includes the room, and there's very little to do in the surrounding area. Service isn't always with a smile either.
If you want to hit the mall or the nightspots you'll have to take a taxi to Nagoya. This is a short 10-15 min drive but taxis are a real ripoff in Batam as they don't seem to use meters. Anyway it was only a short trip and I did have one of the best massages ever at Spa Secret so was happy enough. 3 stars for this average hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Batam City…feels the vibrant of real modern new urban city,Meet the Mercures…a hotel with local color and distinctive style,The real modern new urban city experience - Batam Island known for its free trade zone area as part of the Sijori Growth Triangle (Singapore Johor Riau) is located 20 km (12.5 miles) off Singapore's south coast and 45 km from Johor, Malaysia. Shipbuilding and electronics manufacturing are major industries at the beginning, now tourism, hotels and resorts start to grow and the biggest community on the island is Nagoya. Mercure Batam, a hotel with local color and distinctive style, located at the central business district of Batam Island, Nagoya; with easy access to Airport, International Ferry Terminals, Shopping Malls and Tourist Attractions.The perfect blend for business and leisure - Mercure Batam with 8 storeys building offer 159 fully refurbished spacious, modern and comfortable rooms with wooden interior and modern facilities. All hotel rooms feature key card lock, electronic safety box and CCTV covering almost in all public spaces for security, centralized air conditioning, high speed internet and Wi-Fi access, satellite channels TV, bathtub/shower with hot and cold water, IDD telephone line, mini bar, coffee making facilities and 24 hours in room dining service. We offer 5 meeting rooms and 1 ballroom, business center, health club/gymnasium, spa/massage, sauna, steam room, whirlpool, and outdoor swimming pool.Flavors and cozy - Famous in tastes and warm ambience, our Casaluna Restaurant offers a wide range of a la carte dishes from East to West and original local cuisine with authentic recipes. Or just simply relax in our Pillars bar and lounge with Cups and Tastes enjoying live music in the evening. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mercure Batam Hotel Batam