Batam-Accommodation

Harbour Bay Downtown Hotels

Harbour Bay Downtown offers 6 independent hotel chains to meet all budgets. Accommodations range from specialized boutique hotels to 5 star hotels all conveniently located within 15 minutes walk from the ferry terminal.

1. Batam Marriott Harbour Bay Hotel ($$$)

The newly built Batam Marriott Harbour Bay Hotel has 216 spaciously luxurious rooms. Opened in 2021, the Harbour Bay Ferry Terminal and Bay Front Mall are a short, enclosed and air-conditioned 5 minute walk away. With the most comprehensive amenity offerings within Batam, the Marriott Harbour Bay Hotel represents the crown jewel of hotels in Harbour Bay Downtown. 

Address: Harbour Bay Downtown, Jl. Duyung, Sungai Jodoh, Kec. Batu Ampar
Phone: +62 0778-5707999
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2. Swiss-Belhotel Harbour Bay ($$)

Swiss-belhotel Harbour Bay has been providing Batam with a high-end hotel and event space since 2012. Guests who do not want to spend too much on luxury but desire to receive the same degree of high-end services, will find the Swiss-belhotel’s experienced hotel staff pleasant and eager to help. Featuring 179 beautifully furnished guest rooms in 4 different room categories, the Swiss-belhotel includes a presidential suite nearly double the size of their largest offering.

Address: Jalan Duyung, Sei Jodoh, Batu Ampar Telephone: +62 778 741 5888
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3. Zest Hotel ($)

Straight-forward and efficient for the economically-minded traveler, Zest Hotel offers budget-friendly rooms which are clean and safe. Business travelers who are not seeking resort-level amenities will find this hotel perfect for their needs.

Address: Harbour Bay Complex Jalan Duyung Sei Jodoh, Sungai Jodoh, Kec. Batu Ampar
Telephone: +62 778 408 9900
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4. M-One Hotel ($)

For party-goers and night-owls, the M-One Hotel offers a nightclub directly below its hotel  rooms on the 3rd floor. For an occasional break from partying, rooms are economically priced for the active traveler.

Address: Harbour Bay Down Town, Jl. Duyung, Sungai Jodoh, Batu Ampar
Telephone: +62 778 741 5151
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5. Harbour Hotel Boutique & Spa ($)

Harbour Hotel Boutique & Spa is a 39-room boutique hotel that features interesting and lovingly decorated rooms. The hotel has an on-site spa and is a 5 minute unenclosed walk from Harbour Bay Ferry terminal.

Address: Komplek Citra Super Mall, Jalan Duyung Blok H No. 20 – 28 Batu Ampar
Telephone: +62 778 408 6377 Whatsapp: +62 812 3578 6822
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6. 9 Days Hotel ($)

Address: Ruko Harbour Bay, Jalan Duyung No.3-5, Sei Jodoh
Telephone/Whatsapp: +62 815-3435-8728

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Visiting Batam – Latest Travel Procedure Post COVID-19 (Updated 22/4/2022)

It’s finally endemic and we know that you have been waiting to travel to Batam for the best seafood and foot massages. Follow this simple list to prepare for your trip and when you’re ready, make your booking on Horizon Fast Ferry directly on our homepage. We can’t wait to receive you at Harbour Bay Ferry Terminal to kickstart your holiday!

Please be informed that Horizon Fast Ferry will be relocating back to HarbourFront Centre from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal effective from Wed, 15 June 2022. 

Updated: 31st May 2022
Indonesian Citizens

1. Requires a minimum of 2 doses of Covid-19 vaccine for those over the age of 18. Unvaccinated passengers 17 years and under can travel with vaccinated passengers over the age of 18. 

2. Download the Pedulilindungi app and update the information page.


All Other Citizens (Including KITAS Passholders)

1. Requires a minimum of 2 doses of Covid-19 vaccine for those over the age of 18. Unvaccinated passengers 17 years and under can travel with vaccinated passengers over the age of 18. 

2. Visa rule is still applicable.

1. Membutuhkan minimal 2 dosis vaksin Covid-19 paling lambat 14 hari sebelum keberangkatan. Hanya berlaku untuk mereka yang berusia di atas 18 tahun. Penumpang yang tidak divaksinasi berusia 17 tahun ke bawah dapat bepergian dengan penumpang yang divaksinasi berusia di atas 18 tahun.

2. Download aplikasi PeduliLindungi dan daftar akun.

3. Visa yang valid, jika berlaku.

1. 需要在出发前至少 14 天至少接种 2 剂 Covid-19 疫苗。仅适用于 18 岁以上的人士。未接种疫苗的 17 岁及以下乘客可与已接种疫苗的 18 岁以上乘客同行。

2. 下载 PeduliLindungi 应用程序并注册一个帐户。

3. 有效签证(如适用)。


All Visitors Entering Singapore

1. Proof of at least 2 covid-19 vaccines taken at least 14 days prior to departure.

2. Submit digital SG Arrival Card up to 3 days before departure.

Attention: Departures From Singapore

Due to staff shortages:
  1. Please have all documents ready when picking up tickets at our counter (refer to list below for required documentation). Passengers without complete documentations such as proof of vaccine status will not be ticketed.
  2. We highly recommend passengers avoid checking in your luggages to avoid delays in loading luggages into our ferry.
  3. Travel between Monday and Friday whenever possible.

Contact Us

If you need to reach out for any questions, please send an e-mail to hff@horizonfastferries.com.

For inquires in Singapore, please call +65 6276 6711.

For inquiries in Batam, please call +62778 741 5100.

Quarantine Hotel Package Offer

Are you looking for a Stay-Home Notice (SHN) hotel in Batam? 4 Star Swiss-Belhotel, Swissbelinn and Zest hotel are offering exclusive accommodation package with transport from Ferry Terminal, meal and laundry services for as low as IDR 400K per night.

Call the below number to find out more.

First 5 Star Marriott Hotel in Batam 2020

Pamper yourself in this newly open Marriott Hotel in Harbour Bay. The first exclusive Marriott in Batam,  come experience the five-star luxury, excellent service and premium amenities in this ideal Staycation venue!

Set along Harbour Bay and located conveniently along Batam’s top attractions, it boast a scenic views of the bay overlooking Singapore, plush bedding, 24-hour room service and Wi-Fi. Unwind at their chic restaurants, bars and rooftop lounge or pamper yourself at their exclusive spa.

With their professional in-house planners to plan your perfect event in their flexible, tech-advanced social spaces. So whether you’re planning a family vacation, a romantic escape, a business trip or a special occasion, the hotel is set to give you an exceptional getaway.

So start planning your next staycation after COVID lock down!


Smart Retiring in Batam with monthly payment

With tighter curbs on Singapore property, residents are increasingly looking for homes around the region that are in close proximity but cost a fraction to retire while earning  rental income from their HDB.

Retiring in JB is a choice that comes to mind for many Singaporean. But with crime rates ramping up and increasing properties prices due to foreign investment,  many are increasing looking in Batam for properties, that includes a prominent Singaporean footballer, (His name starts with a “F” )

Well Batam as a prospect  ticked all the boxes. One of Indonesia’s Riau Islands (along with Bintan), Batam sits 20km off the south coast of Singapore, and is just a 35- to 45-minute ferry ride away. It therefore makes for a perfect marriage of convenience for commuters, expats working in Batam, retirees, companies or those seeking a holiday home. That might come as a surprise to some, since Batam doesn’t have a reputation as a tropical escape, yet I know quite a few expats there – some have lived there for over 20 years – who really enjoy the lifestyle and the fact that it’s much more affordable than Singapore.

Harbour Bay Residences

Located within a integrated development, Harbour Bay Downtown, it is developed by Citra Buana Prakarsa, one of the prominent developer in Batam, think Far East Organisation of Batam. 

With a front facing seaview and surrounded  by amenities such as Ferry Terminal, shopping malls, entertainment, seafood restaurants and offices, it is a self serving community that is only 40 minutes away from Singapore via Ferry.

With Marriot Hotel opening right next it in late 2020 (also developed by Citra Buana) prices are definitely going up.

10 mins walk away from restaurant and bar, also a nice jogging area.

Prices

Type A Studio: S$ 8X,XXX | 36.10 sq.m | City / Pool View Unit | Furnish | Freehold

Type B 1 BR: S$ 1XX,XXX | 48.14 sq.m | City / Pool View Unit | Furnish | Freehold

Type C 2 BR: S$ 1XX,XXX | 72.26 sq.m | City / Pool View Unit | Furnish | Freehold

Type D 3+1 BR: S$ 2XX,XXX | 120.40 sq.m | City / Pool View Unit | Furnish | Freehold

Type E 3+1 BR: S$ 2XX,XXX | 120.34 sq.m | City / Pool View Unit | Furnish | Freehold

Type F 4+1 BR: S$ 3XX,XXX | 168.54 sq.m | City / Pool View Unit | Furnish | Freehold

For more info contact : david.ricardo@citrabuanaprakarsa.com 

Web Site: citrabuanaprakarsa.com

Azure Bay

Fancy a landed property for retiring? Azure Bay is strategically located in the heart of the Batam City, and close to Mondial National Plus School, Coastarina Park, Mega Mall Shopping Center, Batam Center International Ferry Terminal, Government Office and Hotels. Uniquely designed with the family in mind, it maximise space and layout efficiency to accommodate the whole family’s needs for a spacious living that you don’t get in Singapore.

Classic yet modern in style, with high ceilings and drop down windows, each is an airy, light-filled cocoon, balancing a sense of intimacy with stunning 360-degree views. Bespoke furnishings, accented with local artefacts and wall art, sit comfortably alongside the modern creature comforts that are a standard in all 2-4 bedroom villas.

For more information visit Jimarah Group

Nirup Island X M Gallery Hotel

Next up, a slightly on the high end side is The Riahi MGallery Residences in Nirup Island. A private island resort develop by Citra Buana Prakarsa, it is catered to the yachting community, weekend guests and those looking to retired in a tranquil island just 15 minutes away from Singapore with daily ferry from ONE º15 Marina in Sentosa Cove.

A branded Residences by MGallery, it offers a slice of Maldives lifestyle with Hotel, Spa, Sea Sport Centre and rich marine life just a stone throw away. It is beautifully design and inspired from the nautical spirit of Singapore and the Riau Islands as well as the juxtaposition of land and sea, hill and sand. With buy and lease plan, this freehold  property is good investment as well as a holiday home for Singaporeans looking for a escape.

Overview: 200 key resort 150 Rooms & Suites 50 Villas Lobby and Lobby Lounge Ballroom and Meetings | All Day Dining | Sunset Bar |  Pools Spa |  Wellness Seafood Restaurant |  Beach club | Marina Clubhouse |  Ferry Terminals

For more info contact : david.ricardo@citrabuanaprakarsa.com 

Website: The Riahi MGallery Residences

2019 Batam Resort Reviews ( Feels like Bali )

There is 7 amazing seven long weekends in 2020 – Chinese New Year, Good Friday, Labour Day, Hari Raya Puasa, Hari Raya Haji, National Day, and Christmas Day. For Chinese New Year (Day 2), Hari Raya Puasa, and National Day which fall on Sundays, the immediate Monday is usually given as off-in-lieu. Table below to plan your leave in advance to maximise your holiday.

If you maximise your 14 days of leave, you’ll get 46 days off! 

Instead of going to JB to queue up or splurging  on a trip to Bali, here’s some of the top and affordable resort in Batam to spend your long weekend! 

Turi Beach Resort

Shoutout to all thrill-seekers: Turi Beach Resort may just be the adventure paradise of your dreams.

Located in the northern peninsula of Batam and accessible via Nongsapura Ferry Terminal,  Turi Beach is one of the three properties of Nongsa Resorts. With it’s chic rustic and modern resort design, Turi Beach has a total of 141 rooms and suites with sea view balconies. The resort is surrounded by lush greeneries. So, how large is Turi Beach? 7.7 crazy hectares.

You don’t need to step out of Turi Beach Resort. It has everything – offering over 15 different activities, from diving and jetblading, to hiking, golfing and spa. If you don’t wanna sleep, there’s also a nightclub and bar to dance your night away.

Rates: From SGD111+for a Twin Room

Web: Turi Beach Resort Contact: reservations@turibeach.com | (0778) 761080

Address: Jalan Hang Lekiu, 29465 Nongsa, Indonesia (open in google map)

Harris Resort Batam Barelang

Holler to all parents who want to travel with your little ones while on a budget: Harris Resort Batam Barelang, a 4 star hotel that offers family rooms starting from just $50+/night. Each room can fit a family of 4 so long as your kids are under the age of 12.

Stay near to the iconic Barelang Bridge with a  list of facilities for the children while you’re here –  such as water sports for the older kids, and a kids club decked with games for the younger ones. Even if you’re not travelling as a family, you can still rewind and recharge at both their spa and poolside bar.

Located near Barelang Bridge, it will take at least 30 minutes to travel by car from the nearest ferry terminal . The roads leading up to Harris Barelang can be heavily congested near evening time as majority of the residents of Batam are staying near the housing areas leading up to the Barelang bridge. There is also an industrial area located nearby. This further adds to the traffic congestion.

Nagoya City  is 35 minutes away by car and the nearest shopping mall is Kepri Mall (20 minutes by car). 

Rates: From SGD50+

Web: Harris Barelang Resort Contact: customerrelations@tauzia.com | (0778) 4091111

Address:  Trans Barelang Street,Tembesi, Marina City, Batam Island, Indonesia, 29439 (open in google map)

Montigo Resort

Accessible via Nongsapura, Ferry terminal, Montigo is a Singaporean Owned upclass Resort with a hefty price tag.

Chill and relax and spend your day in a nice villa with your own private pool and have a party your family and friends. There is a kitchenette to whip up a simple meal or eat out the many nearby restaurants and cafes. Feeling Lazy? They have in villa Seafood BBQ service as well. Just like your Grabseafood, Zizarpanda app, if there was one.

Pantai Restaurant
In Vila BBQ

There are multiple activities to do around here like spa, sea sports, fishing prawning and  Mangrove Boat tour is nearby as well.

Mangrove Boat tour

If you don’t mind the hefty price tag, Montigo Resorts offers a all-inclusive staycation, where you can feel pampered and completely hassle-free.

Rates: Premier One-Bedroom Villa for 2 pax starts at SGD 230+

Web: Montigo Resort Contact: reservations.nongsa@montigoresorts.com | +62 778 776 8888

Address: Jl. Hang Lekiu, Sambau, Kecamatan Nongsa, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau 29465

Woda Villa and Spa

You don’t have to go to Maldives to enjoy a stay at a bungalow build on water. You can book one for $70+ per night at Woda Villa and Spa. It’s like the movie Waterworld except you are not Kevin Costner, and alot more polish of course. Technically,  these bungalows are above a kelong instead of the ocean, but you’ll still get to enjoy a private pool when you book their Signature Villa Room.

There are spa and massage within the resort. A 5-10 minutes walk to Golden City, is an entertainment site where you’re able to go-kart, play paintball and hop on the flying fox. And if you’re looking for some really good and cheap seafood, dine on a kelong at 993 Golden Prawn Seafood Restaurant, which is just around the corner. Its is also located near Batam Wake Park

Rates: Prices starting from SGD70+ per pax

Web: Woda & Spa Resort Contact: cs@wodavilla.com | +65 66527859 

Address: Jalan Bengkong Laut, Tj. Buntung, Kec. Bengkong, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau 29433

Tempat Senang Resort

Tempat Senang is Batam’s hidden oasis. This is the closest you can get to a true Balinese Resort. Surrounded by lush gardens and greenery, Balinese architecture and romantic setting, it is the perfect couples getaway. All their rooms offer during theme and design, namely, Javanese joglo, Sultan, Madura, Abu Dhabi, Tree House Borneo, Bali, Bottle CotTage, Timor, China and Thai. All are truly exquisite and well maintained. 

The reason most people visit TS is their spa. In fact, most people opt for a day-trip. The treatment from the milk bath in a tree house by a koi pond to the body scrub to the facial to the pedicure to the “hair spa” – each treatment was luxurious and performed well by professional and communicative staff. 

There is only 1 restaurant in the resort serving local and South East Asian Cuisine. The food is really good and the price is about SGD 20+, roughly a casual dining price of Singapore. All in all, the package was expensive but it is money truly well spend.

Web: Tempat Senang Resort Contact: info@tempatsenang.com | +62-778-325-616

Address: Jalan KK Indah Puri No. 15, Patam Lestari, Sekupang, Patam Lestari, Kec. Sekupang, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau 29400

2019 Top Batam Hotel Reviews (Cheap & Good )

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.

Nomad bar/restaurant/club
Seafood restaurants along the coastline

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!

 
Seafood street

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.

80s Style Deluxe Room

Pros: Good location. Very affordable for a 4 star hotel.

Cons: Room might be hit and miss. Morning prayer from nearby mosque.

Website: Harmoni One Hotel

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.

Deluxe Room

Bonus: the mini bar is complimentary!

Pros: Good location. Very classy hotel. Room is wall maintained.

Cons: Expensive.

Website: Grands i Hotel

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.

Superior Room
Bar/lounge

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

Eska Hotel

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.

Deluxe Room

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 antrapatel7@gmail.com . Cheers@