Less than one hour from Singapore by ferry, Batam is the best weekend vacay destination out of our city’s bustle and hustle. The sun-kissed Indonesian island is a haven gem of watersports and spas. Best part? Cheap shopping and food at every nook and cranny. To keep your budget, here are five affordable hotels in Batam you can stay in.
1. Aston Batam Hotel & Residences ($56 a night) – suitable for fitness enthusiasts
Aston Batam Hotel & Residence is a 4-star resort in central Batam, located 8 minutes from Harbour Bay Ferry Terminal, shopping center, and golf course. Guests can stay in a modern hotel room combined with a tub from only $56/night. Those who like staying active can make most fitness facilities such as the gym, yoga studio, and swimming pool. Visitors can also look for respite in the resort’s spa.
2. Radisson Golf & Convention Center Batam ($64 a night) – with infinity pool and kids’ playroom
Radisson Golf & Convention Center Batam provides rooms starting from $64/night. Standard room features include a minibar, LED TV, and coffee/tea making facilities. Suitable for golf enthusiasts, the hotel is merely a short walk away from Padang Golf Sukajadi, where guests can putt on the rolling fairways.
Soak up some Vitamin D at the magnificent infinity pool and grab some refreshing cocktails at the poolside bar right beside. Guests may also recharge at Zoysia Spa to get a soothing massage treatment or sweat it out in the sauna room.
Not neglecting the small ones, Radisson also has a Kid’s Club play area to keep kids entertained. They offer in-house babysitting services too, so go on and spend a night out in town and your partner – minus the guilt. Free ferry and airport shuttle services are also available so guests may catch their transportation home easily.
3. Harmoni One Convention Hotel and Service Apartments ($25 a night) – Roman-esque rooftop pool
Boasting rooms modeled with traditional charm, Harmoni One Convention Hotel and Service Apartments provide remains from $25/night – the cheapest on this listing. Bring your swimsuit, because their excellent rooftop pool looks like a scaled-down rendition of the famed Roman Baths. Relax your muscles with a range of spa treatments after a day of shopping at Mega Mall.
4. Travelodge Batam ($40 a night) – rooms with sea or city views
Travelodge Batam is in an ideal location as it is near the Harbour Bay Ferry Terminal. A premier area costing $40/night can accommodate a maximum of 4, and you will be enjoying either a city or sea view. They supply complimentary shuttle services to local attractions and popular malls in Batam. Other amenities include a swimming pool, fitness center, bar, and a restaurant that serves Asian and Western dishes, both a la carte and buffet style.
5. Grands I Resort ($72 a night) – conveniently near Nagoya Hill Mall and Batam Centre
Starting from $72/night, Grands I Hotel is excellent for travelers who consider convenience as an imperative. Apart from being easily accessible from the airport and ferry terminals, it is also just a stone’s throw away from the Nagoya Hill Mall, Batam Center, restaurants, karaoke lounges, and bars. Every room comes with standard conveniences like king beds or twin beds, a private bath, and large-screen TV. Guests can also unwind in their swimming pool, spa, and play a game of pool.
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