Bought a Groupon deal for two for a night stay at this 'resort'. It is at best to us a chalet - a resort stay is never complete without a bathtub.
The room: standalone 'villa' with some privacy. It was rather strange that we couldn't locate the switch for the verandah light. Never mind that. It wasn't a big deal because we didn't want mosquito bites. There is a sliding door with mosquito netting so that was good. Prevented the mossies from coming in during our afternoon siesta. Room was clean and the bathroom was huge but without a bathtub. We stayed at room 231.
Check in/out: We arrived at noon and our room was ready. Contrary to what I've read here, the check in and out process was smooth. We wanted a late check-out coz the ferry back to SG was at 510pm. Alas our request was turned down. We were told there's a golf group coming in and they needed the room. We asked for a change in ferry timing because we figured time would have been better spent that way. The front desk staff was helpful in this respect.
Restaurants: Had buffet lunch at Taman Sarin on the day we arrived because ala carte was available only at 1. It cost S$48.50 for two. The dishes weren't up standard. Had ala carte at the same restaurant on the day of check-out. Not fantastic, just slightly better. Dinner was by the pool - fusion buffet. It was stated S$29++ but we weren't informed that there was a weekend surcharge of S$14.50/person when we made our reservation. It was only upon the presentation of the bill during check-out that we were informed. The fusion dinner cost S$105 for two including the weekend surcharge and taxes. The live band was entertaining but other than that, food wasn't fantastic. The Japanese Grill restaurant might be a better dining option. We haven't tried so we can't comment.
Staff: Not the friendliest given that this is a 'resort'. Took the staff a while to clear our plates during lunch and buffet.
Will we return? Not in the near future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Turi Beach Resort, Where Chic Meets Charm. Immerse yourself in this Indonesian boutique paradise and explore the beauty of nature. Nestled in Nongsa Resorts, at the northeast part of Batam Island, and 35 minutes away from Singapore by ferry and 15 minutes from Hang Nadim Airport. Set amid 7.7 Hectares of beautiful green landscaping in a tranquil tropical village, Turi Beach Resort features Modern - Minimalist accommodation in Tirta and Riani wing. All 140 rooms and suites are facing the sea being well spread over the beach front and the hillside.Turi Beach Resort is your idyllic retreat in the tropical Riau Islands amidst unspoilt beauty and fine beaches where tranquility and impeccable service are rightly yours to savour. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Turi Beach Resort Batam/Nongsa, Indonesia
- Turi Beach Batam
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