As a Batam old bird, always travelling back and forth for work, I have stay in almost all the hotels in Batam, using company expense lol. Here’s my recommendation for some of the most value for money city hotel in Batam that are not resort.
1. Zest Hotel
Zest is a really affordable hotel (about 20 sgd night ) with a great sea view. It is connected by Bayfront Mall from Harbour Bay Terminal. The room are basic, but with all the necessary amenities. Size of the room is decent, with full length mirror, desk and chairs. Shower area is small with 2 in 1 shampoo and body shower gel. There is no hair dryer in the room, but you can request from the reception.
There are many shops, eateries and supermarket around the hotel. 5 minutes walk, you can find many bars, seafood restaurant residing along the coastline. Nomad, one of the newly open bar/club/restaurant, is a nice place to chill out. It is also one of the places where the young milliionaires from Batam and Jarkarta like to party.
Nagoya is only 10 minutes away by taxi. Taxi is a fix fare of RP30,000.
Pros: Cheap, good location, Amazing sea view, many amenities around the area.
Cons: Room may be too basic for those who are fussy. Rate: 20+ SGD /night
Website: Zest Hotel
Swiss-Belhotel Harbour Bay
Stay in this 4 star hotel twice. Swiss-Belhotel is a short walk away from Harbour Bay Terminal. Stay in the Grand Deluxe room. It is spacious and well equipped. The room has a comfortable king bed, a lounge sofa, an armchair and a work desk with chair. The toilet had a bathtub with separate shower area. Flooring is carpeted as well.
The hotel has a small swimming pool, sauna and gym. The buffet spread was good with tons of varieties. Their local food served could be better but the western dishes were delicious. They have a live piano band performance as well in the lobby.
There is a mall connected to the hotel, nothing much there except a supermarket in the basement and a Cinema on the third floor. The cinema has all the latest movies with tickets at about 4 sgd!
There are Seafood restaurants along the coast line and massage/spa outlet along the shophouses in front of the hotel. To Nagoya is only 10 mins cab ride.
Pros: Great room, good amenities in the hotel, good food.
Cons: The lift is slow going up to the room.
Website: Swiss-Belhotel Harbour bay
Harmoni One Hotel
First impression, the hotel looks 5 star from the outside with a retro luxury looking interior in the lobby. Spacicous room with carpeted flooring. Tv channels has good selection, with a comfortable seating area . Bed is big and comfortable. But one thing to take note, hotel is near to the mosque, for those silent sleeper, you might wake up by the prayer. There is a pool, gym and steam room and their food is not bad.
The location is awesome with 24hrs Mac and KFC around the corner and 10mins walk to Nagoya Hill shopping cente.
Grands I Hotel
One of the classier hotel in Batam, the Deluxe room is spacious and wall maintained with a work desk. Wifi connection was good. The channels were abundant with HBO, HBO hits, FOX movies, AXN and Mediacorp etc Room service id 24 hours and the food’s tasty too.
There is a nice big gym and pool for those who love to spend time in the hotel.
Location is excellent as Nagoya Hill Mall is just behind the hotel with various eateries, shops and spas available in the area. Taxis are available around the clock from the hotel lobby.
Best Western Premier Panbil
This Hotel feels 5 star, is a bit far from the City but they make it up with 2 pools and one is warmer called “whirpool” similar to a jacuzzi, a Ktv, a sky bar on the 15th floor and massage spa at level 2.
Everything feels brand new within the hotel. The decor, furniture and furnishing look classy and expensive. Food is awesome.
You get what you paid for. The room has all the amenities you need from a expensive hotel. The scenery was great for my room. If you wanna do some nearby shopping and entertainment, there is Kepri Mall which has Carrefour and Cinema. It is only 5 min drive away.
Pros: Great room. Many facilities within the hotel.
Cons: Location not ideal. On the pricier side.
Website: Best Western Premier Panbil
From the same owner of Eska Spa, Eska hotel was build I guess to mainly cater to their spa ecentric customer. The highlight is you”ll get all your spa and massage treatment all under one roof. The room is decent with all the amenities you required. No qualms.
There’s a rooftop garden, a nice place to chill out. Breakfast buffet was not bad with varieties of cakes (pandan cheese cake was delish). You can do your shopping and movie at Kepri Mall, which is 5 mins walk away. There is also a KTV outlet nearby.
One thing to note, Grab driver is not allowed to pick up passengers in the hotel, you”ll need to walk 5 minutes out of the hotel area for pick up.
Pros: Decent room. Professional Spa massage under one roof. Rooftop garden is a nice touch.
Cons: Location away from City center. Service can be improve.
Website: Eska Hotel
That sums up my review. There are many that didn’t make the list though. If you require more info about Batam I be glad to help. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Cheers@