Stayed at the Mercure Batam for one night over the weekend. Although I've seen advertisement saying it's 4 star, I'll give it a 3 star. Not saying it is bad, just that the decor seems a little old. The elevators have a weird green wallpaper. The restaurant seemed to lack manpower as there were no receptionist during dinner time. We were only attended to much later. Also perhaps it is a culture thing, but there were smokers in the restaurant. Rooms are functional, with slippers and toothbrush (which was a nice surprise). Thought that the instant coffee could be better, and it would be nice if there was a mini-bar/fridge in the room. The windows were also creaky. If you are travelling with infant, take note that the hotel did not have baby cot. All in all a little disappointing since it is supposed to be in the Mercure brand of hotels, but I would say it's functional.
- 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