hotel stay was included in a promo that bought off groupon. as we had a very terrible day tour ( we reach batam time at 9am but only set off at 1230pm and other hiccups came along), we did not have high expectation for the accommodation that the tour had arranged for us. Plus reading the past review on TA, we just kept our finger crossed.
probably due to the hiccups we experienced, the tour guide upgrade our room from superior to deluxe.
we were quite impressed with the standard of the room, the the overall cleanliness of the room.
basically we are non smokers, but we did not request for non smoking room. after all, from our experience, some smokers still smoke in the non smoking room if they are allocated to stay in that room. ( no offence to readers, just a general view)
cigarette smell was not overwhelming pungent, there was a lingering smell however still acceptable when the ventilator and air con is switched on.
no terrible stains found on sheets, though bed a little hard but they have soft comfy pillows :) had quite a good rest.
yes, if you are intending to use their bathtub, there is a high chance of getting the 'yellow' water other reviewers were commenting about. we noticed that we had this issue when we tried to fill the water more than 50% of the tub. hence, we top the water 1/3 at a time. issue settled. no yellow water.
we had experience such 'yellow' water incidents at other hotels too ( in other countries).. so we are pretty ok with it.
however, i believe there was a sewage issue in our toilet as there was a pungent sewage smell expelled every now and then. issue will be resolved when you switched on the ventilator in the toilet continuously.
overall, housekeeping did a pretty good job in maintenance of room.
we ordered room service for dinner as mentioned by other reviewers, location is pretty isolated hard to get food once out of the hotel.
reception/ room service ladies on the line have a good command of english, service was quick and server was polite. food was pretty good as well.
it happened that the evening we stayed, there was a wedding reception at the roof top pool. so we could not access the pool at night. we tried to go in the morning but it was raining :( guess not much luck for us to use the pool :/
breakfast spread was not that fantastic, but sufficient to fill us.
for a 2d1n stay, i will recommend and be back if there is a chance.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Harmoni One Convention Hotel & Service Apartments is a MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) hotel located in Batam Centre, Batam Island, Indonesia. A prominent property in the heart of Batam Centre, Harmoni One is surrounded by Batam's major industrial buildings and local government offices, as well as its close proximity to Batam Centre Ferry Terminal and Mega Mall Shopping Mall. A haven for business travelers and leisure tourists, Harmoni One boasts a total of 292 hotel rooms and 211 service apartments (opening soon) modeled in a refined elegance and classic charm. It is complemented by 24 first-class meeting rooms and 3 ballrooms of various capacities. The massive pillar-less Grand Ballroom is capable of accommodating more than 1,500 pax in a typical theatre meeting set up. It has a growing reputation as one of Batam's finest destinations for successful conferences and business functions, and also providing guests with a wealth of comfort within its richly appointed interiors. Around the Hotel: Mega Mall Shopping Centre - 3 minutes drive / 15 minutes walk Masjid Raya - 3 minutes drive Otorita Batam Building (Batam Development Board Building) - 3 minutes drive PEMDA Building (Local Government Building) - 3 minutes drive Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Buddhist Temple - 10 minutes drive Nagoya Hill Shopping Complex - 20 minutes drive Batam City Square (BCS) Mall - 20 minutes drive Top 100 Supermart - 20 minutes drive ... more less
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