HARRIS Resort Batam Waterfront
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It is important to know that there is some port of ferry in Batam. nearest Port from airport is Batam Center. Batam Center is new port which replace port[of Batu Ampar which have old and improper wear ( Update: port of this Batu Ampar even also now have been replaced by port of Harbour Bay which is its location bunch up, and is now served by …
... one insisted ferrys all canceled due to flying being so much cheaper. So in the end I flew. Which didn't get me all the tropical island views and small town stops that I really thought would be ideal holiday time.
Pekanbaru? Think industrial, dusty, dirty and shockingly hot.
Not much else to say on that town...
... our lives!!!
This is the END…
P.S. Ahhhh, by the way Juergen will start as a Project Manager for GlaxoSmithKline, Singapore on the 3 June. Therefore we will stop our trip in Singapore and continue maybe later on. However we were thinking that you all are still interested in what’s going on in Singapore and in South East Asia. Therefore we’ll keep posting in our new blog "Daria & Juergen lost in Singapore" ...
... like my doorbell at home.
But it does make you wonder what would happen if you (or a monkey) actually pushed it.
I'm not going to find out.
Plus - look at this interesting drink. It wasn't mine (I stuck to Coke Zero). Sweat in a can?
... Didn't buy any copies of copyrighted movies. But those that are in the theater now are on DVD within days. And they only cost between $1-2.
Did get a photo of 4 people on a scooter, although it is fuzzy. Didn't see any 5's on this trip yet.
Had a late lunch at one of the hotels - had a change of pace on the food as well.
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews HARRIS Resort Batam Waterfront
My wife and I stayed at Harris hotel four times between the period of July 2005 and as recent as March 2006. To their credit, breakfast is complementary, and if you do not mind the repetitiveness of the menu, it's a fair offering. The Room was generally clean and so are the linens. Towels are in short supply sometimes and generally overused. They need replacing or better laundered.
this is the 1st time staying at this hotel, 1st thing i want to see is the swimming pool... wow..... its so nice.. big and spaces swimming pool. when booking in, seem slow but finally we got the help from the staff... they were friendly and given warmth to us... when we went up to the room, the room was quite big as only three person was staying... i love the resort as it was quiet and relax... no one disturb.. u lived in the world of yourself... there was a massage,spa center there too... me n my friends spend 1 hour to do a full body massage...it seem ok... over all the hotel is good..... next time i will go to the hotel again if i go batam again... cheers....
I stayed at the Harris for 5 months from Nov. 2005 to April 2006. as a long stay as I was working on a project in Batam. In all that time I can honestley say that I have never been happier with the service, friendliness and the accommadation. There are a lot of activeties that are available in the Hotel and in the surounding area. The live entertainment is great and the food menu has a great variety.I will always have the Harris on my list of places to go for a holiday.
When we first stepped into the hotel, saw a big fan and it was so warm and check in was very slow. The receptionist seems like he is still not fully awake from his sleep because my husband saw his colleague took away our dinner coupons and he keep insist that we took it luckily his colleague came back with that coupons. When we got into the room, there is no towel at all, and housekeeping said must wait and we waited for half a day (unbelievable). Aircon in the room was very noisy and the floor was very dirty. When we request them to make up our room, yes they did...they make our beds, but the dustbins is still full of used diapers. When we asked one of the staff to clear it, he said not his duty!!!..My husband have to clear the rubbish himself. Talking about the swimming pool, the pool attendent very rude, dont allow us to bring to pool's towel back to our room and still dare to tell us not enough towel..The receptionist booked the wrong ferry for us, and we got to wait for another 1 hour in a hot and pack ferry terminal.
Loved the peace and quient
A great place to unwind from the busy lifestyle. The place was peaceful and quiet. We especially enjoyed the 3-hr spa (scrub-massage-milk soak)in the evening. But felt rather uncomfortable as the hut were so near each other, one could literally see most activities inside, otherwise everything were great.
Stayed for 1 night on 17/09/2005 and had a bad experience at the swimming pool. Apparently, the towel station closed at 7 pm while the pool closed at 9 pm. When I asked for housekeeping to supply towels since there is no signage to warn my guests about the lack of towels during this 2-hour gap, the staff were nonchalant and insisted that they cannot supply towels. After seeing the hotel duty manager and explaining the plight of the guests being victimised by the hotel rule, then towels were handed out 15 minutes later. The attitude of the staff and the duty manager showed no sign of respect and consideration of their guests.
The stay was really unpleasant and certainly spoiled the celebration of a birthday outing!
With the whole company
This is a great place to stay while you are here in Batam for business or for leisure with the family/friends. The whole company was here for leisure, it was a trip so memorable. The whole crew at Harris Resort, Batam were brilliant, they were outgoing, friendly and we even made friends there! Worth staying here, with all the facilities, u need go anywhere else to find it!
Loved the Jacuzzi
Enjoyed our stay there in Harris, the staff were friendly and helpful..hotel rooms are clean. We love going to the pool, enjoying the sun and the huge jacuzzi pool..spent almost an hr in the jacuzzi. The hotel manager even came out of his way to serve us fresh fruits while we were suntanning. A great experience and we have been back 3 times and am going again next month. Nobody should leave out visiting the spa for a relaxing massage.
A great place to stay
A great place to stay peaceful quiet clean and the staff were very friendly and helpful it's quite a distance from the main town which for me was fine. The remarkable swimming pool makes a real difference I spent many hours around the pool completely undisturbed. It is also conveniently close to water front city ferry terminal which within 50 min's you can be in Singapore although the ferry service is not as regular as other ports on the island which are all within 20 min's by taxi or hotel Courtesy transport. Above all a great place to stay highly recommend.