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“Great with kids only” 4 of 5 stars
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Club Med Bintan Island
4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Jl Site A11 | Lagoi, Bintan Utara, Riau Islands Province 12920, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #3 of 27 hotels in Bintan Island
Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great with kids only”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

I stayed after Christmas and for the new year. My 3 1/2 son loved the mini club ( kids club) GOs are great with kids and you can tell the kids like to hang around the club as well. The activities for the kids are well planned and I can relax to have a quite time and gym time.
Food wise over all average but New Year's Eve dinner was great-Very decent but that was about it -one night out of the 8 nights we stayed.
rooms are old but clean and it dose need a simple paint job.

I do recommend it if you have kids as my son enjoys it very much. Thanks to the GOs Sally, Stephanie...

we will return but will spend less time and probably low season as I still found the value for money ( being peak season ) low.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We just came back from a Christmas break at Blub Med, Bintan. No surprises in a way, as I had read a few reviews on Tripadvisor and was prepared for the poor quality of the rooms and the facility in general. Still, in addition to the pitiful state of the rooms, I was unpleasantly surprised by the so called "gym" where the only treadmill was out of order and I was told that it would take a very long time to fix as the spare parts come from Singapore. The fitness classes were not that great either, some of the instructors showed so little enthusiasm that it was painful to watch them and go through the motions of "doing a class"! The food was also below average, very poor choice, mostly Chinese food, with some Japanese and all of it indefinite incarnations of pasta and noodles. The food in the Terrace restaurant by the beach during the day was horrible: the same stale, tasteless, uninspired stuff every single day!

On the positive side, the staff in general were really nice and tried very hard to make everyone happy. The activities for children were great and our eight-year-old daughter had a fantastic time. The spa was also really nice and relaxing, with excellent treatments on offer.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

me, my family of four, plus my other relatives, in total we had like 28 pax, were in club med for a 4 days 3 nights trip...i gotta say it wuz really an awsome n amazing experience, none like i ever had b4. firstly, thr's so much to do, from sailing, to yoga, to badminton, to the pool, the beach, n of course the trapezee, u gotta try d trapezee when ur in club med!!! MUST TRY!!! yea of course u'll get scared d first time (i freaked out at d platform b4 jumpin off >.<)

Of course the next best thing abt going
to club med is d ALL DAY DINING N FREE FLOW OF DRINKS!!! for such a big group, we did not need to worry abt which restaurant could fit us all as dining thr is buffet style =)
All day dining n drinking, sounds like ur gonna gain weight on this trip right, WRONG! i actually lost weight, trust me i ate quite a lot from this trip >.< The key in club med are d STAIRS!!! thr's so many of them, to get to d beach, to d main building, to d sports centre...Everywhr, STAIRS! by d 2nd day my muscles were sore n aching badly...

Another thing i liked abt club med r d night performances...do not miss them, they're really enetertaining, n join in d dancing too =) the GOs r super talented

Overall, i would really go another round of club med soon...

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We arrived after an eleven hour flight and then 55 minute bumpy ferry ride. The staff did all they could to make us comfortable until our rooms were ready. Mike, the CDV, was always around, available and super efficient. The circus team (Alex, Lewis) were fantastic with both the children, and the entertainment was awesome. Jeff and Josh from the life guard team were exceptional, after our boy got caught in a riptide. We have had the privilege of having been to four other Club Med resorts in the past 3 years, but this was by far the best experience we have had. The food was great, and the one issue that we had with a rather uncomfortable mattress was resolved in 2 hours. Great holiday and thanks to all the staff at the resort.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We recently spent 5 days at Club Med Bintan over the Christmas holidays and we're still suffering withdrawal symptoms. It's a fab place for the family... with different activities to keep everyone - young and old - busy and active. The GOs are great - and the evening shows they put up each night keep all the GMs happy! And the food... Chef Simon is doing an excellent job to cater to the tastebuds of the many guests. Kudos to CDV Michael and his team for helping us have such a great, memorable holiday. We'll be back!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

We were on the coach to Club Med. It was the most packed coach I had ever seen. More than 50 into a coach. One row could seat 5 or 6 pax. Luckily, it was a 10~15 mins trip.

The food provided is average. Many choices for drinks and alcohol. The night show is outdated. Beach is nice but has few activities.

The room is quite old and poor WIFI reception.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

We brought our two year old and five year old boys to Club Med Bintan Istand in mid December and spent five nights there. It was very relaxing and fun. Kids loved the beach and the pool. We did not participated in much other activities at the hotel although we know a lot of things were going on everyday. Staff there were very friendly and helpful. They genuinely love what they do which fill the whole place with a happy atmosphere.

Room of the hotel was rather basic but we were given two connected rooms which make it so much easier for two active boys to go to sleep at night. The resturant was obviously trying hard to make sure everyone is well fed. It is such a relief staying at Club Med that we don't have to worry about what to eat next. That's a bg plus.

We will definitely be back. It is well worth a six hour flight!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Club Med Bintan Island

Address: Jl Site A11 | Lagoi, Bintan Utara, Riau Islands Province 12920, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Riau Islands Province > Riau Archipelago > Bintan Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Bintan Island
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Bintan Island
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Bintan Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Club Med Bintan Island 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Island of Bintan to the south of Singapore is full of history, marked by fallen empires. Its tranquil bays were long used by the Orang Laut pirates as a refuge. This is where Club Med Bintan Island, a haven of tranquility and refinement combining modernity with Asian tradition, now nestles. From the terrace of the Bar, feast your eyes on the mass of lapis-lazuli blue, mother of pearl and emerald, from the pool to the lush gardens. Nearby, Ria Bintan Golf Course is also a golfer's heaven. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Club Med Ria Bintan Hotel Bintan
Club Med Bintan Island Riau Islands
Bintan Club Med

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