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Nirwana Gardens - Nirwana Resort Hotel
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Reviewed February 9, 2012

The Nirwana Gardens Hotel is a sprawling piece of real estate on Bintan island - the guard gate is some 2km from the hotel entrance! The hotel is thus very isolated with only sister properties located relatively nearby. It's the sort of place you retreat to and don't emerge from until the holiday's over.

The best thing's the beach - it's spectacular, with a shallow bay, powdery white sands, shimmering sea - and it's virtually deserted, as the hotel is only property on the whole expanse of beach! With waving coconut palms and forest around, it's simply stunning.

The hotel is a large complex, 3-stories with two wings, restaurant, convention center, gymnasium, bungalows, infinity swimming pool by the beach, business center, extensive manicured gardens, koi pond, mini zoo – the works.

There’s beach massage, a new Japanese restaurant by the beach, and enough rooms and facilities to swallow massive conventions. And perhaps that’s the problem for some – it’s not one of those cosy getaways, nor an intimate experience.

It’s also old, and it shows in the design and overall layout of the beach hotel, but it’s well maintained. My room was very large and clean and everything worked, but I couldn’t get away from the impression that it was dated, although there’s nothing wrong per se with the wood-rattan-bamboo tropical theme.

Food at the massive dining hall is average – large hotel fare, but service was good, delivered Indonesian-style, with a smile.

An army of workers cleans the beach every morning of the debris swept up by the sea – to their credit, the beach looks pristine, but was marred by oil deposits when I was there, and it’s very rocky just offshore. Just away from the resort, the buildup of junk on the beach – probably a consequence of being just off busy shipping lanes – really marred the beauty of the environment.

Overall, it’s a very pleasant experience, but it’s mass tourism, and large groups do check in, although, thanks to the size of the hotel, it’s possible to find many quiet spots. If you want to get away for a weekend to vegetate by the beach with a good book, this hotel is worth a visit. It’s not particularly intimate, nor is the memory of the place particularly special, but it’ll be hassle free.

Room Tip: Choose a room at the far end of the wings - although far, they provide more privacy
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Leeyuk
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Reviewed February 8, 2012

Good food,excellent location,no crowd,clean white safe beach front even at night.we reached there via Singapore through ferry.bait tiring as we boarded plane at 8-30pm in Lollards and checked in at hotel at12-30 next morning.

  • Stayed: February 2012
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3  Thank doctorsujit
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Reviewed February 7, 2012

Pros:
Relatively easy trip from Singapore
Very good breakfast buffet
Nice pool

Cons:
Facility needs updating
No poolside service, just a swim-up bar
Some rooms need updating
Restaurants were just ok

We originally booked the deluxe room - queen. The room was small and tired. I would be fine with this for half the price. Instead, we paid even more to get a one bedroom suite which had been renovated. Honestly, if we had not seen the first room, I would have a better impression of this place. At check-in, I asked for an upgraded room (as TripAdvisor reviewers suggest) and the desk staff seemed not to understand my request.

The kids club looked average, but our children opted to stay in the pool.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
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Thank rle99
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Reviewed January 28, 2012

Indeed if anyone were to need sometime to get away from the stress in Singapore, I will suggest Nirwana Garden,From the day I made my Booking with Ms Astuti, my booking of the rooms and our meals were all well taken care by her esp the vegetarian meal from my husband. She arrange with the Food and Beverage Manager ( Edward ) to look into our dinner meal. Edward the Food n Beveragemanage did a fantastic job, he see to it that our meal are well taken care of esp my Husband vegetarian meal
This i must say she has indeed make our holiday stay a memorable one especial the outstanding standard of the western food that were prepared. I must say the Western Food is really Highly recommended as they were really authentic spiced with good spices n herbs, Thanks to the Chief Cook and his team member.Service wise by the staff was great as they are always very friendly every where from the swimming pool to the dining place. HIghly recommend for family with Children .
For the evening at certain evening , there is a great band called ´´Libere`´ plse do not give it a miss.One of the evening I have a great dinner meal accompanied by this Band playing .A unique Singing Band with good vocal. So all these makes our trip Great!!
One set back is the door ledge that need to improve so that when closing the door by the neighbours , it should be sound proof,,we hope to go back the next time n this small matter is resolved in most of the hotel rooms

Room Tip: If you are Tourist coming from Europe and u want a quiet room , plse highlight to the staff. There may be certain floor thar are booked by other Nationality ( who are noisy ) , so ask the Hotel staff not to put u near to their room , otherwise yr holidaycan be disappointing by these inconsiderate noisy grp
  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 25, 2012

Ticked the boxes in a two night visit from Singapore. Resort is large and the rooms large and comfy. Staff very friendly and willing to help. Resort located on nice looking beach.

Prices good by Singaporean standard (although expensive by Indonesian standards).

Overall good, but not great expereince- a good tropical island break from the hustle and bustle of Singapore.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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