We were a group of friends visiting Batam for a weekend getaway/shopping trip. As we were on a budget, we decided to stay with the "Plasa" at Nagoya Hill. The hotel was right by the biggest mall on the island (Nagoya), and was about 10 minutes by car from the ferry terminal. The beach however was about 45 minutes the other way, and there was not free shuttle to either the hotel or the beach.
Check-in was normal, but I wouldn't call it particularly speedy. We were allocated rooms on the 4th floor, from where we didn't get much of a view (we overlooked another building). The rooms looked really tired, with dated carpets, dirty-looking bedsheets, and decor from at least the 70s. While looking crisp and fresh on the surface, room cleanliness could be vastly improved. In particular, we found what looked like blood stains on the shower curtain, and detected cigarette smoke in one of our non-smoking rooms.
That said, we had everything that we needed - a hairdryer, a CRT TV, a sofa set, a cupboard, alarm clock, toothbrush sets, a telephone, airconditioning etc etc. There was no in-room safe however, which could otherwise have been handy. Breakfast (included in room rate) was plain and unremarkable, consisting of the likes of cereal.
This is a hotel useful for a functional stay at best, conveniently located by the shopping mall and a large food street. If you are looking for the sun and sea, or a comfortable holiday, you are probably better off looking some place else, closer to the higher end.
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