Review: Radisson Golf and Convention Center Batam

The Radisson Golf and Convention Center in Batam opened in October 2016. Located in Batam Centre, the property is also connected to an 18-hole Sukajadi championship golf course and is within walking distance to Kepri Shopping Mall. The hotel has 240 guest rooms and suites. Other amenities in this hotel include a restaurant and a bar, an outdoor and indoor pool, a fitness centre, Kid’s Club and Zoysia Spa. Radisson brand around the world is a four-star hotel brand that is reliable, efficient and provides thoughtful service. You get the same classic and timeless feel and can be easily found in key suburban cities or in locations in the cities’ outskirts.

The hotel has 15 levels. Here’s how the different levels are split up:

  • Basement – Carpark
  • Ground – Meeting Rooms, Grand Ball Room, Carpark and Musholla
  • Level 1 – Lobby, T Lounge, Bite Restaurant, Meeting Rooms, Boardroom, Business Centre, Swimming Pool & Kids Club
  • Level 2 – Zoysia Spa, Access to Swimming Pool
  • Level 3 – 9 Guest Rooms
  • Level 10 – Business Centre Lounge, Fitness Center and Aerobic Room, Sauna
  • Level 11 – 15 Guest Rooms

The hotel is just 30 minutes drive from Batam International Airport, or 10 minutes drive from Batam Centre Pier. When your vehicle heads up the driveway to Radisson Golf and Convention Center Batam, the 15-storey complex is unblocked by any tall buildings. Step into the hotel lobby and the high ceilings exude a grandeur feel. Large ball shaped lighting and flowy installations from the ceiling break the monotony of a hotel lobby.

There are seven meeting rooms, a boardroom and a grand ballroom that can accommodate 1,800 in a theatre style if you are here for a conference, business off-site meetings, dinner and dance or a wedding.

Located on the ground level is the T Lounge where you can enjoy light bites, pastries and coffee.

Bite Restaurant offers all-day international cuisine dining. Here’s also where guests have a buffet spread for breakfast. Every Saturday, you can enjoy a sumptuous spread of international and local dishes from 6.30 pm till 10 pm. Prices start from IDR250,000 and include the all you can eat buffet in Bite as well as 15% discount on the day at Zoysia Spa as well as access to the pool even if you are not staying at the hotel.  Top up IDR 150,000++ and enjoy free flow of beer. Children below six years old do not need to pay, while children age between six and 12 will enjoy a 50% discount.

Zoysia Spa offers a selection of Body Massage, Ayurvedic Treatments, Spa packages and Beauty services. There are four private treatment rooms. A 60-minute aromatherapy body massage is priced at IDR 640,000++ while a 90-minute session is priced at IDR 900,000++. Or enjoy a 60-minute oriental traditional foot massage at IDR 440,000++. If you intend to pamper yourself, then take up the Ultimate Spa Experience priced at IDR 1,300,000++. The Ultimate Spa Package comes with 30 minutes of Body Scrub, 60 minutes of Swedish or Aromatherapy Massage and a 60-minute purifying face treatment.

 

Radisson Golf and Convention Center Batam – Business Class Lounge

The private Club Lounge is located on Level 10. Here’s where Executive Room guests can check in and relax in a very spacious lounge area with floor to ceiling glass windows to enjoy a beautiful sunset view while enjoying amenities such as complimentary breakfast, complimentary drinks each evening, access to the infinity pool on the same level as well as a Hotel Library and free flow of tea, coffee or soft drinks. So when you book a Business Class by Radisson room, you also enjoy 1,000 bonus Gold Points per night on the Club Carlson loyalty programme, complimentary laundry of up to two pieces per day per person, early check in and late check out if available, and upgraded room and bathroom amenities. A meeting room located in the Business Class Lounge is also available for free for two hours per stay for up to eight guests when available.

This Business Class lounge reminds me a little of the Turkish Airlines Business Class lounge at Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

Indulge in a quiet breakfast or canapes and drinks in the evenings. Now don’t you agree it would just be marvellous when you stay here with a couple of friends or even family? Bonding at the Business Class Lounge and enjoying the recluse.

 

The infinity pool is rather inviting especially when it can get so hot in Batam. Perfect just to getaway and come relax here in Batam.

 

Radisson Golf and Convention Center – Deluxe Room

The guestrooms come with a spacious work desk, complimentary wi-fi, 42″ LED TV with cable and satellite channels, complimentary bottled water, coffee and tea, in-room safe deposit box and iron and ironing board. The room I stayed in was a corner deluxe room on level Nine with a balcony view of the pool and golf course. The city view rooms do not have a balcony and we understand that the golf course view rooms are only slightly more expensive.

The corner deluxe rooms are spacious measuring approximately 30sqm. Did I mention that I love the air conditioning? I had a very good night’s rest. The hotel spoilt me totally with small bites to help me go to bed and some orange juice. Made a cup of tea and regretted not bringing my own green tea.

It’s all in the details at Radisson Golf and Convention Center Batam. Many sets of towels just for a night may be a tad bit over the top but we like the nice touch. Two set of towels rolled up and with a ribbon holding each towel together and more towels under the basin. Hidden on one side of the wash basin is the bar fridge.

If you are travelling with your drinking kakis, don’t forget to pick up a bottle or two of your favourite alcohol from the new DFS Store at Singapore Cruise Centre if you are coming to Batam from Singapore. This bottle of Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2009 offers a balance between the mellowness of the oak and the butterkist sweetness of the rare malted barley.

The Rituals bath amenities were a treat with the rain shower. Every item is individually scented. There is the Sweet Orange and Cedar shower gel, Deep Sea Minerals and Japanese Mint Shampoo, Cherry Blossom and Rice Milk Conditioner and a White Lotus and Yi Yi Ren Body Lotion. They are available in 25ml travel size bottles.

Rituals products are inspired by the wisdom and ancient traditions of Asian cultures. The majority of their products are manufactured in Europe so that they can maintain a small carbon footprint. The brand uses all natural, renewable and environmentally safe materials. Its hotel line packaging is made from biodegradable plastic and are EcoPure certified.

 

Swimming Pool and Golf Course

Golfing at the Padang Golf Sukajadi Course while staying at the Radisson Golf and Convention Center Batam makes so much sense. Get out of bed and tee off early in the morning. From IDR 2,000,000 nett per person, you can enjoy a round of 18 holes golf with one-night Superior room accommodation on a twin-sharing basis at the Radisson Golf and Convention Center Batam,  sharing golf buggy, standard golf insurance, a personal caddy, unlimited use of hotel’s facilities and IDR 150,000 F&B voucher. Transfers can also be arranged. For IDR 450,000 nett per person, to-and-fro transfers between Singapore and Batam Center can be arranged. Add another IDR 200,000 for round trip transfers between Batam Centre and the Hotel.

The pool was truly inviting, but I didn’t have time to take a dip. It was a weekday, so the hotel was pretty quiet and peaceful.

Don’t forget to head out and explore Batam. Have some of the local seafood delights at Kopak Jaya 007 or visit Cabang Nagoya Food Court and to enjoy the local hawker fare. Other activities you can also enjoy in a very developed and modern Batam include a river cruise on a mangrove tour, fishing, jungle trekking, parasailing, paint ball and a plethora of other water sports.

 

The Radisson Golf and Convention Center Batam is located at Jalan Jendral Sudirman, Batam 29432, Indonesia.  Visit radisson.com/batamid for more information.

 

The Radisson Golf and Convention Center Batam hosted us for a night’s stay on 2 August 2017.

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