Avoid going to Batam on a long weekend holiday, as the immigration officers took 2 hours to clear us. It was mayhem at the checkpoint.....simply too many visitors!!
Enough said about the checkpoint and lets get to the hotel. Upon arrival we were greeted and told to wait for the check in process. In my booking with Agoda, 3 rooms with halfboard and 1 room with only breakfast were booked and as well as a remark stating that we wanted the newly renovated rooms. We got none of those except daily breakfast for all. I called Agoda and they offered free lunch for 6 pax for the 2 nights. Thank you Agoda.
Rooms were old and at SGD 78 per night, it was not really worth it. Some staff were exceptionally courteous and provided good service but there were also bad ones. There were no towels in my room and thank god I realised it upon entering the bathroom.
Perhaps the only reason why we booked this hotel was the close proximity to the eateries and the watering holes! Sederhana serves the best nasi padang in Batam and its better to dine in the 2nd floor. There's Macdonald and KFC opposite Goodway Hotel and they are open 24 hours during weekends. Plenty of watering holes like D'Angel, Chilli's playing songs of any genre! We loved the parties!
If Ive got no other options, I would stay at Goodway. Perhaps, being a regular at Harmoni has spoilt me a bit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Best Hotel Located At The Heart of the City's Premier Shopping & Entertainment District. Nestled in the vibrancy of the famous Nagoya Hill area, Goodway Hotel Batam is located in close walking proximity to the premier shopping and entertainment district. It offers you accommodation with a comfortable, warm and relaxing ambience. Whether you are on a business trip or leisure, we are dedicated to make your stay a delightful and unforgettable one. Goodway Hotel Batam conveniently features 268 rooms and suites along with full amenities, warm personal services and hospitality. As one of the Top M.I.C.E Hotels in Batam Archipelago Island, Goodway Hotel Batam offers you meetings and wedding venues up to a capacity of over 1000 people. Meetings and wedding occasions at Goodway Hotel are fully supported by our catering and banquet team, who will ensure everything you need for an exquisite occassion will suit your taste and budget. Selection of authentic Japanese fare, Indonesian dishes and Asian cuisines awaits you at our restaurants and bars, passionately made by the expert chefs. Goodway Hotel Batam also offers access to the nearby Nagoya Shopping Mall and "Kampong Bule" for night entertainment and other Fast food establishments surrounds the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Goodway Hotel Batam Indonesia