One of the worst choices I've made for travel.. It was just 2D1N so I thought there is no need to check on tripadvisor - totally regretted it! We are a party of 6 on this trip, we felt the creeps on our way to the room, passing the swimming pool. It looks like it hasn't been maintained, the water was still, looks murky. The room was very chalet style with poor reception. Some of my friends has goosebumps when we entered but said whatever was in there left after awhile.. We didn't have any real "encounters" probably cos we were a big group.. We got connecting rooms and left the connecting door opened.
No fridge, no safe, bad tv reception. Heater and aircon was working fine though. Bed linen was clean (or at least it smells pretty fresh to me).
Breakfast the following morning was not very pleasant - 4 main food choices (fried rice, beehoon, sausage, veggie), plus plain toast and 2 types of fruits. Houseflies everywhere. When we finished our meal, we noticed another table had fruit juice delivered to them. Not sure if its on request only (no where written that juice was available). If you are hoping for yogurt, omelette kinda breakfast, fat hope!
Btw, we didn't dare boil any tap water. Just buy mineral water from the supermarket at Nagoya please!
In addition to the above, the resort is not located near to Nagoya Hills and they do not have free shuttle. Taxi trip arranged by the resort was $12 per ride, we insisted to pay in rupiah (90k x2 cabs in total). Quite a rip off if you ask me. DON'T promise the driver that you will call him for the return trip and feint innocence if he asks you to pay for the return trip in advance! Just pay the single-trip, smile and get off!
To sum up, if you are just looking for a VERY cheap deal for just a 2D1N trip with big group of friends and don't mind poorly furnished rooms, bad location, no in-room wifi, go ahead! But if you are a couple looking for romantic (or even slightly romantic) getaway, steer clear!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sijori Resort Batam is south of Singapore and just 40 mins ferry ride from Harbour Front Ferry Terminal. It has 30 guestrooms, a spa sanctuary, 24-bay golf driving range, swimming pool, fishing pond, restaurant, function rooms, karaoke room and archery built on approximately 4.5 hectares of land. ... more less
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- Sijori Resort Batam Hotel Batam