Decided to stay at this hotel after reading the positive reviews from other travelers.
Even though the location of the hotel wasn't convenient, it being a 10min taxi ride away from the nearest shopping mall BCS and costing 50,000rp (around S$7+) and without any nearby shops or amenities but it was also the distance at the top of the hill that I can credit its awesome view from. Little lights shining out from the town and the surrounding vicinity make it look like stars on the ground. It was beautiful.
The room that I had been allocated was at the 2nd floor of the hotel (luckily not very near the lounge side), which had only 3floors excluding its 2 basements as well as the floor in which the swimming pool was on. Simple room with the standard stuff. The bed was comfy and the bathtub had a step to sit on, which was helpful when bathing. However, when bathing i realized that there was no shampoo provided and so I made a trip down to the front-office to ask for it. The front-office personnel was very helpful and had it sent up straight away without even needing to ask of my room number (maybe is was cause i had checked in only 2hours ago or just maybe the hotel didn't have many guests but nevertheless). He also answered my many questions the best he could even though his english wasn't perfect.
There are supposedly 2 restaurants at the hotel but I only went to the one at the lobby. Though the prices were in sgd, they were reasonable restaurant priced and the food was great. I would recommend the triple-decker-sandwich.
The jacuzzi beside the pool had really warm which made it the perfect place to go at night when the chilly wind blew. Don't know about the pool though. I didn't even bother going in after soaking in the jacuzzi. It was a pity the pumps of the jacuzzi was really lousy, I couldn't feel a thing. But there was another one in the restrooms that we could use to make up for it.
The massage that we went for was discounted at 120,000rp for a 60min aromatherapy massage. I thought that their skill was good, well, at least better than those at the massage parlors in batam.
Sadly, we didn't manage to go to the bar/lounge in our 3d2n we were feeling unwell. However walking past it, it seemed to be rather 'happening' . If i went there again, i would surely pop by for a drink or two.
All in all, The staff that we met and spoke to the were all very friendly and helpful. It was with their presence that made a normal stay an awesome trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Regardless the purpose of guests staying with us, with one and only, breathtaking view in town, fresh, natural air and our exciting staff and activities. We believe Vista is the only hotel in Batam who would make you feel your Stay with View and Thrill of excitement. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vista Hotel Batam