Went there on a 3d2n trip with the family.
Even though the resort is shown as a beach resort, there is no beach there. Every house/room/thing is built on stilts, much like a kelong/kampung concept. The rooms were all made of wood and situated on a hill, which requires the guests to walk quite a distance from their rooms to the lobby. For people visiting the resort, I would recommend that you bring along an umbrella at all times as there is no covered walkway to lead you to your rooms. Once it rains, you would be stranded until it stops.
We had 2 beach cottage front rooms which overlooked the sea and the Spa. The rooms, which were side by side opened out to a common balcony, which was a good place for chilling out. However, walls of the rooms were so thin that we could hear other people from the other side, even when they were just talking or bathing. Much lack of privacy. In addition, the rooms were tiny. The room only had space for a queen-size bed in a corner, with a table infront. The little fridge was placed on top of it as there was nowhere else to place it. The TV even though LCD was rooted to the wall. I was lucky that the TV reception in my room was good as the one next door was horrible. The whole family had to then squeeze into the tiny room in-order to watch TV together. Even though the resort provided free WIFI, I was unable to use it from the laptop. It was too slow. I was only able to use it through my android phone, as it took ages to load a page. In addition, I was only able to get WIFI in my room and not at any other location at the resort.
The food at the resort was not as bad as what I had thought from the other reviews that I had read. Some of them were yummy but the others, blah.. Similarly to the other reviews, the seawater pool/Jacuzzi was just horrible. It looked so disgusting that I would have rather gone to swim in the sea than in the pool. The water was a dirty green/yellow and it was still, unlike in a normal swimming pool where the water would be flowing in and out. Leafs and whatnot could be found in it and worse of all, you have to PAY to use the pool! It wasn't about the money but how can a resort charge their guests for using something that seemingly has not been maintained and is gross.
Spa Villa, was a cheap alternative to the ones in Singapore and was really good! The strength that the therapist used was strong and consistent throughout the whole massage session that I had. Their body scrub and massages were much better than the one outside NagoyaHill Shopping Centre; which I think was called Eska (even though they are even cheaper).
There was nothing much to do at the KTM resort other than the spa sessions. Shopping was a 25-30min ride away, which cost about 80-100k rp without the shuttle bus. The shuttle only brought people to the mall at 1pm local time and picked them up at 5pm local time, which was not enough time for us to do our shopping and other treatments.
I think that a 2d1n stay at this resort would be fine just for its spa services and chilling out in a relaxed environment but if you are looking for a shopping trip or one for water sports, staying at another hotel/resort would be more viable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All accommodations at KTM Resort are designed in a Balinese style and fully furnished with everything guests need for a perfect stay, including location. Retreat yourself with fresh seafood while enjoying the breathtaking views of the sea at the nearby restaurant on stilts which can accommodate up to 1,000 people. Take this opportunity to explore the iconic Kwan Im Statue towering over 23 meters high. The activities feature water sports, billiards and karaoke rooms, swimming pools, BBQ pits, mahjong, card games, and the all-time favorite - night-squid fishing. If guests are looking for a holiday destination that will keep you from the busy world and place you in quaint tranquility, then KTM Resort is the best option for you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pt. Ktm Resort - Batam Hotel Batam