Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Holiday Inn Resort Batam : Perfect Oasis in the Middle of the Rest of Marina City Batam's Glory

Classical European-style buildings still stand firm in Marina City which witnessed the glory of this place in the past. Marina City was once a very crowded place visited by tourists as a gambling base. Unfortunately currently this place has become deserted and abandoned since the issuance of government regulations that prohibit the practice of gambling. But who would have thought that in this lonely place had a perfect oasis hidden behind its towering building, Holiday Inn Resort Batam.

Established in 1999, Holiday Inn Resort Batam shows how intense treatment of this property. Buildings that still look solid, color that is not dull and the beauty of the environment that makes the eyes like spoiled like being in nature. A treat with friendly and professional staff that makes me feel comfortable and feel at home spending the weekend here.

This holiday is different from my previous holidays. Usually I will stay in a room with my female friends who are also bloggers, but this time I was with a man who had entrusted his life to be accompanied by me forever as a wife, he was my beloved husband. It's nice to be able to vacation with my husband and friends this time.

A. Accomodation

Holiday Inn Resort Batam has 275 rooms with several types of rooms with simple modern design that offers comfort as a priority, namely One bedroom Suite, Two bedroom Suite, Family room Suite, Deluxe One Bedroom suite and Pent house.

We stayed on the 5th floor with a very beautiful view of the pool from point of view through our room's balcony. Really like an oasis, while on the way to Holiday Inn Resort Batam, This Marina City is really arid like a dead city. But after entering this resort, my eyes were amazed by the beauty provided by the resort that was crowded with these foreign tourists.

The room we stayed in was a Two Bedroom Suite. There are 2 bedrooms of different types, namely, main room with bath up, then the second room is smaller. There is also a second bathroom outside the room for occupants of the second room. Then there is a spacious living room with a sofa and LED TV. The dining table and pantry also complement this type of room facilities. In the main room there are several facilities that are not in the second room, namely LED TV and an iron along with a base table stored in a storage cabinet.

B. Facility

The following six facilities are free facilities that guests can enjoy while staying at Holiday Inn Resort Batam:

1. Swimming Pool
There are 4 pools consisting of 3 outdoor pools and 1 indoor pool. The outdoor pool consists of 1 large main pool with a depth of 1.2 m to 1.6 meters equipped with lounge chairs and umbrellas, colorful bean bags, cute floaties and the massage water will operate if we press the button in the lying area which has a characteristic statue of a woman lying down. Then 2 other outdoor pools, namely the children's pool which is equipped with mushroom shaped shower and the slides that make kids like to play here.

2. Fitness Center
Training your muscles to work the way they do in everyday tasks, you prepare your body to perform well in a variety of common situations. Fitness Center is the suit place to train your muscles and to be healthy. the tools provided at this Fitness Center are quite complete such as gym ball, stair stepper, treadmill, dumbbell, barbell, sit up bench, static bicycle and shoulder press machine

3.  Table Tennis  and Court Tennis 
There are other free facilities such as table tennis complete with equipment and tennis courts provided for guests who want to play, but for court tennis they don't provide equipment to play, so guests who want to play need to bring their own equipment.

4. Bicycle
Guests are welcome to use bicycles provided by Holiday Inn Resort Batam to get around enjoying the beauty of the resort. In addition there are also mini rickshaws that can be used with partners.

5. Panda Kid's Club
For guests who bring children, you don't need to worry. Because Holiday Inn Resort Batam provides kid's club that is safe for children's playgrounds. Besides being safe this place is also good for children, because the games offered are educative, ranging from compiling lego to children's reading books and toys that are safe for children. Also provided guards who aim to accompany children while playing. And one more interesting thing is the mini studio on the 2nd floor, this mini studio is like a mini cinema that plays children's films with cute chairs.

6. Games Room
In the Lobby Building which is located on the 2nd floor, there are games rooms for adults who provide various games such as billiards, darts, x-box, mini golf and table soccer games.

Apart from that there are also some other entertainment that can be enjoyed by paying :

1. Tea Tree Spa
Tea Tree Spa is a very popular facility at Holiday Inn Resort Batam. With spacious rooms, building designs that resemble Bali, then complete with jakuzi and sauna.The most memorable at this spa is aroma therapy that calms the mind, it feels like lingering here.

2. Music Box KTV
Here is the facility that I love the most. Karaoke with friends and husband to forget time. Pouring every emotion in the song and dancing to the song, it felt like the burden was lost immediately. We sang in the main area of the KTV room, with a large screen and a spacious room that is free to express our feeling.

3. Sport Lounge
Located on the 2nd floor in the same building with the lobby. Often used as a place to relax, watch together if there is a soccer match or MotoGP. In area also provides a variety of drinks. In addition, guests can also order food at the restaurant to eat here.

C. Restaurants
The first thing I want to say about food at these Holiday Inn Resort restaurants is perfect. There was no single food that disappointed my tongue. It's rare for me to find food that actually uses strong seasoning. Delicious is no longer a suitable compliment, but amazing, extraordinary chefs.

1. Terrace Cafe
Terrace Cafe is the main restaurant that open 24 hours to serve guests. Terrace cafe is also used as a breakfast place for guests staying. All dishes provided was really tasty and not stingy of seasoning. The most memorable on the tongue is black sticky rice porridge and lakse. Laksa is a special menu that is served only every Sunday. In addition, guests can also request various types of coffee made directly with sophisticated coffee machines.

2. Dragon Inn Chinnese Restaurant
This restaurant serving Chinese food is a restaurant that is only open during lunch hours (11: 00-14: 00) and dinner (18: 00-22: 00). The signature dish here is Wasabi Prawn which is the only one in Batam. The shrimp that is served comes from fresh shrimp that is cooked directly by a reliable chef so it doesn't need to be doubted, so tasty. In addition there are also Hakau, Chicken Pao, Yong Chao Fried Rice, Prawn Filo Pastry, Black Pepper Cow and Dumpling Prawn. All meals are served with a turntable that facilitates guests when taking food.

3.  Akatonbo Teppanyaki
Japanese Restaurant that serves this live cooking menu open from 18:00 to 22:00. Located on side the pool, dinner is more enjoyable with a calm and comfortable atmosphere.  This restaurant is really designed in Japanese stall's style which provides seating right in front of the chef who is doing live cooking. Apart from good food, we are also entertained with live cooking attractions that we rarely encounter when eating. All seafood served comes from fresh seafood so it tastes really good.

D. Meeting Room
Holiday Inn Resort Batam has 7 types of meeting rooms that can accommodate from 20 to 200 people and a ballroom that has a capacity of 900 people.

Holiday Inn Resort Batam
Waterfornt City, Batam 29422 - Kepri, Indonesia
Email : reservation.batam@ihg.com
Phone : +62 778 381 333
Website : https://batam.holidayinnresort.com


  1. uwww, makanannya kayanya enaaaaaaak

  2. akh kereeen. yuuuk lah ke sana lagi. liburan lagi kita. belom puas nih

  3. Duhhhhh asli baru tau nih di Batam khususnya kawasan Marina ada Resort sekeceh dan sekeren inj, fasilitasnya lengkap, kolam renangnya luas, makanannya enak enak semua, recomended banget menginap disini pokoknya

  4. Oh my, super duper cool ya. kalo dilihat dari luar kayaknya biasa aja, tapi ternyata bagian dalamnya luas dan makanannya menggoda selera.

  5. waaah kereeen!! pengen nyobaain spa nyaaa

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