Nirwana Gardens - Nirwana Resort Hotel
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We took Babci to Bintan for the weekend. This trip was disappointing because the beach was really dirty. Lots of garbage. We did not swim in the sea. We did use the beautiful pool. The rooms were basic, but clean. We left the hotel for restaurants, but did enjoy the poolside retaurant.
... s Hen Night fancy dress costume. Her Union Jack dress would have been great for tonight. Tony, however does have a white T-shirt with a black and white Union Jack printed on it. This morning Tony told Diane (NZ staff) that he had some laundry permanent marker pens and was going to design a T-shirt for tonight.....let us see how gullible she is! Just a bit of fun and she is a confident and outgoing girl who can take a joke. (That's Tony being kind ...
... Robert an Australian, came to see if we fancied company but quickly sussed from our empty plates that we had finished. We have him booked in for tomorrow!!! We are so popular. In reality, Helen and Tony have had 8 weeks together, so it is nice to have some different company and the other guests from Japan and Korea are difficult to have long conversations with. We have tried and we now get nice smiles and nods from certain individuals, ...
... not have our camera so did not get a shot of his lovely little face. He or she was a very pretty bat and we named him Bryan the Baby Bat. After 10 minutes or so with no sign of mum we passed Bryan to one of the female staff for her to look after him. We will try to get an update later when we see her again. We sunbathed by the pool, drunk loads and had lunch. When we were going in to lunch we spotted Diana, a New Zealand staff member who took us to our rooms on the ...
Brief update with today's activities... We revisited the Botanic Gardens, which were as lovely as last time, and got attacked by killer pigeons. Hannah said that they must have realised we were English. As I stared bewildered at her comment, she replied with a golden Hannah comment, 'pigeons do have eyes, they know we aren't Singaporean...'. I let her be and continued to take in the stunning views. The Casino welcomed us with two arms today, now that ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Nirwana Gardens - Nirwana Resort Hotel Lagoi
It was paradise.
It was paradise, our chalet was beachfront. The cove was sheltered and private. I understand that this was the first developement on the island hence its unique identidy. The nearby Nirwana development was sterile. You could be anywhere in the world. The Mayang Sari is the perfect getaway. The Great House is stunning, the spa facilities superb. The staff excellent. Go for it you will not regret it.
Great week at Nirwana (Timing is important though)
We stayed at Nirwana Resort for 5 nights and enjoyed it very much. The basic room is fine. The resort is only 3 stories high so the sea view room doesnt offer much more really.
The pool is lovely and big with very nice landscaping around it while the kids pool is nice too. The beach is just a stroll away.
Feb is low key season and we had the pool and resort mostly to ourselves. Service was great and the food ok.
Feb is also monsoon period so take note that the boat ride there from Singapore (1 hour) might be rough. Take something (sweets) along.
Great for the family.
Not for us.....
Myself and my husband just returned from Bintan, Mayang Sari. We were in Singapore and decided to do a weekend trip to Bintan. This is a chalet type resort. Though we had a sea-view room, it was ok. The rooms were not that nice, very limited restaurants. They also do a insect fuming thing in the middle of the night that totally scares you. No pool, but we could access the pools over at Nirwana Gardens Hotel, now this Hotel is nice and the pool was awesome, so I want recommend this place for young adults, but as for seniors, I think they would like Mayang Sari.
My husband and myself and 18 month old daughter have just come back from Bintan and what an amazing place. If you are looking for a nice relaxing holiday with nothing to do but sit on the beautiful beach, then this is it. The staff were so lovely and the rooms were perfect. You need to book the seaview rooms and they have magnificient ocean views and you step off your balcony, walk across some grass and you are on the beach. There is no shopping in Bintan but that gives you more time to relax.
Definitely a must.
We stayed in a Mayang Sari beachfront chalet and woke up every morning looking out at a picture postcard view. The food in all the different venues was terrific and the staff were lovely. The hotel pool is stunning and the beach bar end is very laid back. All in all the resort totally surpased expectations.
My husband and I stayed at nirwana Resort hotel in June of 2004 as part of a stopover on returning from a visit to the UK.
The Nirwana Gardens Group owns a few different hotels on the Indonesian island of Bintan. They are all different and built to appeal to various visitors. We stayed at the main place, Nirwana Gardens. It is a big tourist beach hotel. A little impersonal. We stayed in a suite room, which was quite nice. It was at the end of the resort and had a balcony overlooking the ocean.
First time on Bintan!
I stayed at this property for 2 days and had a very good time, I took the ferry from Singapore which took about 1hr at the most. The hotel itself is very clean with a great swimming pool and swim up bar. The beach is amazing, with hardly a sole on it. It s a very relaxed place with little or nothing happening at night, but if its peace and quiet your after then this could be worth a visit. My particilar room didnt have air-con, not a big deal i guess just worth pointing out if you cant manage without it! Food, drinks were also of a very good standard and the staff are indeed very friendly and welcoming.
This is a hotel better than what I expected. We even get an upgrade to a one bedroom suite! The room is amazing. The service is good but we have to wait for more than 3 hours to get our room when we arrived. We also requested for late checkout but couldn't get it and feeling quite disappointed because that is a slow weekday and I don't really think the room is occupied. The beach is nice there. Too bad not many choices on food, only 1 large rstaurant and a bar.
Nirwana Gardens is a big resort situated on the tropical island of Bintan, Indonesia. The natural surroundings are the most beautiful thing about the Nirwana Gardens: there are very big tropical gardens throughout the resort, and 4 beaches (2 of them not swimmable). The main beach is very big and nice, very white sand & turquoise sea!!! The most beautiful beach is the one in the "Mayang Sari" part of the resort, it's an incredible croissant-shaped bay with white/silver sand, definitely the number one beach in Bintan!!! The bad stuff about this resort is that everything is OVERPRICED and the quality of food/ service/ activities/ staff is VERY BAD... So, Nirwana Gardens is divided in 5 hotels, and quality differs A LOT from an hotel to another !!! It would be too long to explain all good/bad stuffs on these 5 hotels, so I'm just writing where it is OK to stay: "Banyu Biru" Villas are OK, situated on the main beach, they are recent constructions, nice furnishings, big villas for big families... "Indra Maya" is a 5-star hotel so it's definitely the best one, it's situated on a little mountain... "Nirwana Hotel" (the main one) is OK, but most rooms are small and don't have a balcony... Mayang Sari is NOT OK, don't stay there: very old rooms in little bungalows, full of spiders and ants, a lot of furnishings are broken, the bathrooms are VERY DIRTY, broken and old, it's a pity because the beach at Mayang Sari is the best one, but this hotel is horrendous. I'm not gonna make any comments about the "Mana Mana" hotel, because this is not an hotel, I don't know how to define it, but if you want to see the most dirty and old stuff in the world, just go to "Mana Mana"!!!