I stayed here for a night with a friend on 13th Feb to 14th Feb before I transfered to a resort to meet the rest of our friends. We got room 603 and 604. From the outside, we were initially disappointed as the hotel looks old. Upon entering it, we were surprised that the interior was actually pretty classy (comparing to the standards of Batam). The staff were friendly although their English was limited. They tried to fulfill whatever request we had if it was within their power to do so.
Rooms were pretty huge, but not surprising for Batam. The toilet was big as well. Cleanliness was not a problem at all. There was even a swimming pool which could be seen from my room window even though I didn't actually went down for a swim. The price I got was SGD 40 per night, which was very reasonable. In Singapore this price can only get you a budget hotel like Hotel 81. The only downside was the location. It was not located immediately in the vincinity of the city area, but could get you there pretty easily by taxi. Taxi is extremely cheap in Batam, and we even chartered a personal driver to drive us around the whole day only at a cost of SGD 60 per day, which translates to around 15 SGD per person (4 people per car). It was good as the driver also acts like a personal guide, introducing you to famous restaurants and other entertainment outlets and at the same time working as a intepreter. He probably got a commision from the joints he brought us to but we were happy as the food and service was also pretty good with the reasonable prices.
Overall this isn't a bad hotel, and I would consider staying here again if I ever go back to Batam.
- 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