Aston Batam Hotel & Residences
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Aston Batam Hotel & Residences [Review]

Aston Batam Hotel & Residences first opened its doors in 2017 and is conveniently located in Nagoya. Last December, for our (second) annual getaway, we visited Batam and stayed in Aston Batam Hotel & Residences.

Travel HANter

24 Feb 19

Aston Batam Hotel & Residences

For our impromptu visit to Batam, we originally wanted to stay in Woda Villa but it was sold out. After doing some further research, we decided to stay in Aston Batam Hotel & Residences as the hotel was new and affordable at about SGD90 per night. So off we went to for our weekend getaway in Batam.

Nearest Ferry Terminal

The ferry terminal that is closest to Aston Batam Hotel & Residences is Batam Centre Ferry International Terminal. It takes about a 15 mins drive to reach the hotel. The ferry terminal is also next to Mega Mall where we did our shopping before checking into our hotel.

Checking In

Check-in time for Aston Batam Hotel & Residences is at 2 pm. This wasn’t a problem for us as we had arrived in the evening after doing our shopping at Mega Mall. However, when we arrived, there was only one staff at the reception and it took quite a long time before we finally got our room.

Facilities

Since we arrived quite late in the evening, we only managed to use the fitness center, which was huge. It had all kinds of equipment and there was no one else when we were there (YAYS). After about 30 mins, the staff suddenly appeared to ask for our room number and informed us about the closing time. Next to the gym is a spa, whose prices were comparable to the massage we had at Eska.

There was a large swimming pool which we also didn’t get to use as it was raining when we arrived and was filled with kids the next day. Aston Batam Hotel & Residences also provides free shuttle services to and fro Nagoya Hill Mall, twice a day.

Aston Batam Hotel & Residences
Swimming pool that seems to be shared between the residents and hotel guests.
Aston Batam Hotel & Residences
Complimentary shuttle, to and fro Nagoya Hill Mall

The Room

We booked a superior room which was really spacious and clean. The bed was super comfy with many pillows and a thick quilt. There was even a pillow menu where we got to choose our preferred type of pillow.

Basic amenities like room slippers and toiletries were provided. One thing I didn’t quite like was the old school fixed-to-the-toilet-wall hair dryer. I would have loved to dry my hair on the bed.

Room Service

After our trip to the fitness center, we were hungry but lazy to eat out. So we ordered room service. I love room service! There’s something about room service that makes me happy. Anyways, we ordered a fancy grilled salmon and a Bee Hoon Goreng. The salmon was slightly dry but was well flavoured. The Bee Hoon Goreng was cheap and delicious. In total, we spent about SGD15 for our supper. Totally worth it.

HAN-dy tip: Order the local cuisine when dining in Batam, so far, they haven’t gone wrong for us.

Breakfast

Our room came with breakfast but we went down pretty late so there was limited food left. However, the spread of food was sufficient, with a mix of both local and western delicacies. Taste wised, they weren’t too amazing but sufficient for one to start their day with.

Checking out

Does anyone also feel that Batam is a place where 2D1N is too short but 3D2N is a tad too long? Well, we eventually chose to stay for only a night Aston Batam Hotel & Residences so before we know it, it was time to check out. Had to try to request for a late check out and thankfully, they allowed us to check out an hour later. The check out process was also quite long due to the crowd of people checking out at the same time.

Conclusion

Our short stay at Aston Batam Hotel & Residences was a good one. The location is convenient enough to reach Nagoya Hill Mall, via a 15 mins walk. Or one could simply take the shuttle service provided by the hotel. The room is really clean and well maintained (at least for now), which are the key things we look for in a hotel room. Breakfast and service were adequate but not wow. However, the fitness center is definitely a plus point, even for non-gym goer like myself.

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