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“Nice getaway from Singapore” 4 of 5 stars
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Bintan Agro Beach Resort
Jl. Pantai Trikora km.36 | Teluk Bakau, Riau Islands Province, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #12 of 27 hotels in Bintan Island
Stockholm, Sweden
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“Nice getaway from Singapore”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

We had a nice stay during our weekend away from Singapore. It's not very flashy, but totally OK. They have two rather small pools, one overlooking the sea. Do note that the beach is pretty bad, you'll have to walk 400 feet out into the water before it starts getting deep. If you're into kite surfing, this place rocks! They also offer kite surfing 2 or 3 day lessons, if I'm not mistaken. There is a complimentary shuttle bus that takes you to another Agro-resort, but the beach isn't much better here.

They offer two restaurants, one at the end of a pier and one next to the resort next to the major pool area. Both serves great value food, not too expensive (as long as you don't want a bottle of wine).

Nevertheless, we spent a weekend here and really enjoyed ourselves. The scenery from the beach area is beautiful which is perfect for relaxing with a good book.

It's also worth to mention that they offer guided tours by boat (we chose the mangrove tour and got to see snakes sleeping in the trees, a big eagle and monkeys), which is highly recommended if you find yourself getting bored. We had a very clean and nice room, and I'm not really sure why the other reviewers are complaining about the cleanliness. Both my girlfriend and I found the entire place pretty clean and well managed.

As most places on Bintan, its location makes it kind of isolated. Not the place to go if your'e looking to party.

Room Tip: Try to get a poolside room (facing the smaller pool). Great value, really nice beds and very nicely...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

The Bintan Agro resort and its proximity to Singapore makes for an easy and inexpensive weekend getaway suitable for families who don't need the plush, luxury resorts. This resort lacks the fit and finish of the bigger resorts and is a little dated, but if you're not picky and/or on a budget, this is the place. Beautiful white sand beaches are a 10 minute boat ride away with a complete compliment of water sports at a fair price. Food selection is acceptable and suitable for westerners with decent quality. The staff is very friendly and helpful always flashing a smile. The resort itself has enough things to entertain my kids (no easy task ages 8 and 10) for the weekend. Any longer than 2 or 3 days and we would have longed for a bigger, better place.
The rooms are basic but acceptable for the cost as we didn't need much after a long day in the sun. Beautiful pools and nice views from the restaurants made for some great pictures. This off the beaten path hotel is gem if you value your money and are not too fussy.

Room Tip: Get a bay view room at no extra cost, just ask nicely!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

We stayed in room 5303. Don't take rooms from that block. The shower trickled only a few drops of water that I didn't have a proper shower for 2 days.
Food was slightly below average. However, if you are looking for a relaxing place to read one whole novel, this this the place to go. The resort is like way out from civilization. So if you want to shop and paint the town red.. Forget it!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Went there few days back, checked into the hotel finding couple of flying beetles (abt 3-4) flying around and killed 6 Mosquitos in 5mins...
Nothing much to do around there and things Are charged in sgd.
Don't be shocked if u see ur bill with sgd written somewhere.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Stayed here in October with my girlfriend... We got the rate through Groupon voucher, which was rather cheap for a Bintan stay.... Here's why:

On our way to the hotel (which was quite far from the ferry terminal), our mini bus broke down in the middle of nowhere... Those who had been to Bintan, you should know how dim and dark their roadside were... About 20 guests were stranded for over 30mins... While some complained that they were bitten by mosquitoes or grumbled for the late back-up transfer, I was more concerned about our safety... What if a high-speed vehicle could not see us by the roadside under the dim lights?? And there was a strong petrol smell coming out from the mini bus while we waited... I was hoping that it would not explode...

Checking-in was quite fast upon arrival... The hotel and rooms were quite old and run down... I did not take any pictures of the room as I did not like it... Room was rather spacious with a balcony and bath tub in the washroom... Our room was facing the sea and pool, which I thought it would be much nicer if this hotel was not so run down... The sunrise was gorgeous and that was the only picture I took at the hotel... Staff and service were average... Wi-fi connection was available only in the common premises like the restaurant and lobby... I did not try any of the facilities in this hotel...

Having said that, I did enjoy their room service food and the variety of their TV channels... If you are a big Hindi movie and MTV fans like me, you would like this hotel... Other than that, I do not see any other reason for coming back here...

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bintan Agro Bea... R, Manager at Bintan Agro Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Thank you for staying at Bintan Agro Beach Resort & Spa on your previous holiday. We apologize deeply for the inconvenience that happened during the land transfer. Our transportation department has taken note and action after this incident and we hope that this incident will not happen again in the future.
our resort is currently undergoing renovation work to improve our facilities, as for thethe Wi-Fi, we are trying to improve the connection speed and quality. We apologize that not all of our rooms can access to Wi-Fi due to poor communication signal by the internet service provider. We hope that in the coming future, we may be able to provide Wi-Fi service at every corner of the resort.

We also want to invite you to come again and enjoy the stay at our sister resort Bintan Cabana Beach Resort. You may try the Suite room which is located above the sea, and we will be glad to extend discount for you*

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Went for a weekend stay with a friend and after reading the reviews was a little apprehensive. I was pleasantly surprised! It was clean and the staff was very nice. The beach was not very big at all but the pool was decent and clean. If you're not expecting a 4 or 5 star resort, you won't be disappointed.

The Spa services were excellent! The pricing was good too. Would go back for that alone!

The only thing that I was disappointed about was the food. They were out of simple things like french fries and Coke. Their local food was delicious and fairly priced.


I would definitely go back.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the ocean on the first floor were the best in my opinion.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Stayed at Blue Ocean Suite and it's highly recommended as it offers unparallel sunrise view from the balcony. The suite is huge & clean. Most importantly, quiet.
Staff at the resort are friendly and helpful. Food served at both restaurants are highly palatable.
Went snorkeling off White Sands Island at S$45. Water clarity and marine life are fairly good.
The resort accepts Singapore Dollars.

Room Tip: There are only 4 Blue Ocean Suites in the resort but it's highly recommended to stay in one of t...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Bintan Agro Beach Resort

Address: Jl. Pantai Trikora km.36 | Teluk Bakau, Riau Islands Province, 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 Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Bintan Island
#7 Spa Hotel in Bintan Island
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Bintan Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape to the new plane of paradise at Bintan Agro Beach Resort.Located in the south-eastern coast of Bintan Island, come revel in the realm of sparkling beaches and picturesque shorelines that will help set your mood for the perfect getaway. Home to a spread of scenic floras, crystal white sands and clear turquoise waters, our resorts nestle along the beachfront-with a cosy touch of perennial decor, friendly services and warm hospitality that will ensure the ideal retreat you deserve. Seafood lovers can also replete with delectable savouries in alfresco dining style that sits above the calm, glistening waters-while you indulge in the panoramic view of a breathtaking seascape.And for those who wish to escape the hordes will consider their time well spent here. With our first-ever ocean side spa on the island, imagine retreating into a calm journey that will soothe your body and mind for the many adventures to come.Appealingly casual and laidback, we have an atmosphere that makes for the perfect vacation. Only at Bintan Agro Beach Resort, experience the perfect holiday destination that will leave you wanting for more.LocationThe island of Bintan is about 40 Km from Singapore. The travel time to Tanjung Pinang is about 1 hour 45 minutes by Sindo Ferry / Indofalcon Ferry / Wavemaster Ferry and Bintan Agro Beach Resort is situated on the South-Eastern coast of Bintan and is 45 minutes away from Sri Bintan Pura Ferry Terminal. The travel time to Bintan Resort is about 55 minutes by Bintan Resort Ferries (BRF)and Bintan Agro Beach Resort is 60 minutes away. ... more   less 
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