Stayed in Ihotel over the weekends. We arrived at about 11am (batam time) and was allowed a fuss-free early check-in. The hotel room was spacious, clean and comfortable. The room provides an extra pillow and a bolster, which I find was a big plus as not many hotels provide bolsters. The free wifi was a plus too, and connectivity was good. The bathroom is clean, provide us with neccessary basic toiletries and the water pressure was perfect; but could do better with provide facial tissues and also face towels (they only provide shower towels). The breakfast provided is moderate, with an egg section and local food (nasi lemak, porridge), but could do better with the intercontinental selection. There's a small jacuzzi near the pool area which is lovely.
The hotel is at an excellent location, only 3-5 mins walk away from Nagoya Hills shopping mall. Lots of eateries and massage shops could be found around there, hence could save on transportation. The hotel quoted me Rp.80000 for transportation from Batam Centre Ferry Terminal, which I only paid Rp.50000 for the cab I board from at the ferry terminal itself. However on the return journey, they got me a cab that runs on metre, and the cost adds up close to Rp.50000 anyways.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are fully renovated and re-branding with a NEW LOOK to serve you better. Experience the refreshing guest room enhancements at GRAND I HOTEL. Located next to Nagoya Hill Mall, GRAND I HOTEL is within walking distance to entertainment, local and gourmet cuisine, and shopping mall. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- i Hotel Batam