Stayed at the iHotel in Batam for an overnight business trip in August 2013. On the whole I was happy with the Hotel and could certainly recommend it for those travelling to the area. It's a central location and short (hair raising) taxi ride to most areas. Industrial sites further out can take between 20 & 40min to get to depending on traffic which looks to be bad most times of the day. Close to a shopping centre is a plus. It's about a 15min drive to Batam Centre Ferry terminal to get back to Singapore.
The Good: The rooms were big, not very modern but certainly comfortable. Service was great, bathrooms adequate. Breakfast selections were good and quite exotic. Free internet access. Pool looked nice.
The Not So Good: The bathroom could have used a bit of a clean. Really not much else to complain about.
It's a short review but this hotel does what it is supposed to. Nothing more, nothing less. Comfortable and friendly - I can certainly recommend it.
- 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