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Holiday Inn Batam

Holiday Inn Batam is just a minute drive from the ferry terminal. We were pleasantly welcomed by a clean and classy sight as we stepped into the lobby. Service was excellent- check in procedures were swiftly done and we were ushered right into our 1 bedroom suite. Unlike Scarlet, the introduction to our suite was brief and concise, and didn’t manage to annoy me.

Beautiful pool view from our suite from the sixth storey! The white slide is quite fun (when you slide down it the first time)!

Pillow menu consisting of feather, sinthetic, dacron and foam pillows. We had the former 2 in our room already, and ordered in the latter 2 just to test out the differences between the 4 types of pillows!

The 60 mins aromatherapy massage that was included in the package was insufficient to satisfy us; it left us craving for more! We just had to pamper ourselves with another 90 mins stone massage (using heated basalt stones) on the next day. We have always wanted to try out heated stones massage, and there we go! I enjoyed the experience of a mix of hands and heated basalt stones because the stones can soothe tension at places where hands cannot. But Louis prefers a wholly hand massage- because he is heat-intolerant.

Their outdoor jacuzzi which we experienced at night- and was much prettier than in the day.

Food at Holiday Inn was nothing to rave about. Well, with the exception of their warm chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream- check out that hidden treasure oozing out… ORGASMIC. (I’m secretly glad that Louis doesn’t have a tooth as sweet as mine- that means nearly everything was devoured by yours truly!)

Total expenses charged to our room: 1.7 *GASPS* MILLION rupiahs. (Includes a lunch at their terrace, in-room dinner, and two 90 mins stone massage)

Total cost  in SING DOLLARS: 320 (package)+40 (charges at Harbourfront Center)+12 (charges at Batam Waterfront Ferry Terminal) +269 (extra room charges)= SGD641

Okay, enough of Batam for us!

My intangible surprise from Louis ♥