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Harris Hotel Batam Center, Batam

2 May 2014 One Comment

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Front view of Harris Hotel Batam Center

If you are visiting Batam to spend one or two days of cheap shopping, spa, and seafood, you probably are also on the lookout for cheap accommodation at a convenient location. If that is the case, we would not hesitate to recommend you the Harris Hotel at Batam Center. The hotel has several big advantages compared to the competition, the first and biggest advantage being its location.

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Batam Centre Ferry Terminal (left) and Mega Mall (right), as seen from Harris Hotel

With the hotel situated right next to the Batam Center ferry terminal – one of the major points of entry for tourists from Singapore – you can reach the hotel lobby in less than 5 minutes by foot from the terminal building. Save the taxi fare and spend more on shopping instead! Once checked in guests can proceed to Mega Mall, a mid-sized shopping centre located just across the road from Batam Center ferry terminal, and start their shopping, eating, and massage binge. Considering its’ convenient location, you can also leave your luggage at the hotel after check out, and head to Mega Mall for some last minute shopping. When it’s time to head back to Sunny Singapore, simply pick up your luggage from the hotel and be at the ferry terminal in no time.

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Superior Room

Harris, shower, Batam, Batam Canter

Shower Area

The second advantage is that unlike many of the older and smaller hotels in Batam, this property is relatively new with adequately furnished and maintained rooms. The rooms are quite spacious and have the usual amenities such as in-room Wifi and Cable TV channels. The hotel also has a (small) fitness centre and an (equally small) swimming pool. We must highlight that in our two separate stays at Harris Hotel Batam Center, the Travcult Crew have not noticed any serious shortcomings in terms of room cleanliness or maintenance of the facilities.

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Swimming pool and sun deck

The third plus point is the reasonable room rate which would not burn a hole in one’s wallet. A night’s stay in one of the superior rooms (excluding breakfast) will cost you approximately IDR 540,000 (SGD 60). Breakfast is available at additional cost, but we usually opt to head out and have a more local breakfast. All in all this may not be the cheapest hotel in Batam, but Harris Hotel Batam Center is definitely one of the better value-for-money options out there.

Please note that there are two Harris hotels in Batam, the other one being Harris Resort Waterfront Batam. They are not located near each other so if you are staying at Harris Hotel Batam Center make sure your ticket goes to the correct ferry terminal – Batam Centre.

Travel Info Harris Hotel Batam Center Jl. Engku Putri, Batam Center – Batam 29641 Tel: 62-778-7498888 Website: http://center-batam.harrishotels.com/

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One Comment »

  • Bernard Lim said:

    Seems like a great place to stay while on a short weekend trip to Batam

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