ONE NIGHT IN SWISS-BELHOTEL HARBOUR BAY BATAM
A great hotel to choose when you come to Batam Island, especially if location is a big thing for you
I absolutely love the location. Located within minutes of walking from Harbour Bay Terminal, this is one of the best hotels for tourists who are looking to explore the city center of Nagoya. Read more on why you should choose Harbour Bay Terminal here
As you enter the hotel, you will notice a huge open space spanning from your left to right. Right in the center in this Reception counter. To your left and right are Lobby/Lounge area for you to rest while waiting for check-in/check-out or simply just to chill
A simple but a nice touch is always welcome drinks. This is located just near the reception so you won’t miss it. I personally love the infused water they provide
I stayed in a deluxe room that comes with breakfast. Room size is definitely huge though a little quaint. My children absolutely love the space and so did I. They were running around as soon as they entered the room
King size bed is always great. I spent quite some time relaxing in that long lazy couch
You can accurately see how big the space is from this picture
The work desk is pretty decent with universal plugs located under the table. I am not sure about you but I appreciate Ergonomic chair. The TV is pretty dated but who cares, I didn’t come here to watch TV. They have quite the decent amount of channels though. Now, the big size refrigerator is a plus for me considering I have a baby who is still breast-feeding. We get to keep all the fresh milks there
Don’t you love full size mirror? And the safe deposit box is quite important for me to keep some valuables.
Bath-up is a plus for me because my infants love ‘swimming’ inside the tub
I had both their breakfast and Saturday buffet at Swiss Cafe, located near the main lobby. I will do a separate blog on their food later with more pictures. Overall, their buffet standard is great for Batam hotel standards
This is just one of the many stations they have for their breakfast buffet. They had live egg-cooking station, noodle, chicken rice, and many more varieties
I also had their Saturday Night Super Buffet during my stay and again, big spread. I enjoyed the food and especially this dessert station with chocolate fondue!!!
They have a decent gym and pool and also in-house Spa
A decent size gym with enough equipment to choose from
The pool though is rather small for my preference but enough to satisfy my children
There is a spa here but I did not have the time to visit yet.
This is probably my favorite part of the hotel, their service. Their staff are definitely well-trained to handle hotel guests, each wearing a great smile when greeting us. Thank you all Swiss-belhotel Harbour Bay staff for making my stay enjoyable.
This photo was taken during their Saturday Super Buffet with their super friendly waitress and executive chef. I also bumped into my travel blogger friend Chaycya who is honest in her review. She did a great write-up on the Buffet in Indonesian with a whole lot of pictures. Feel free to check her blog www.catatantraveler.com or view it direct here
My family and I enjoyed this short stay in Swiss-belhotel Harbour Bay. For a family with kids, this might not be a good option for a longer stay. I think this is more suited for Business and Couples travelers. Regardless, Swiss-belhotel still is one of the better options to stay for tourists due to its strategic location.
For more information about the hotel info and bookings, please visit: http://www.swiss-belhotel.com/en-gb/swiss-belhotel-harbour-bay