Sounds impossible, if the famous Batam city has many cheap hotels. As many people know, Batam is utilized as the transit city for those who wants to cross to Singapore. In fact, the sparkling of Singapore city can be seen from some place in Batam city. With this strategic place, Batam hotel can set the high room rate.
But it is not like that in the reality. There are several 5 star hotels indeed, which is the largest hotel chain that has been established in Batam. But Batam has so many simply lodging and/or 1 star hotels which have good facilities and services that are not less good with 5 stars hotel.
Let’s say, Happy Hotel addressed at Jl. Laksamana Bintan Komplek Trikarsa Equalita No. 34-36, Batam. This hotel located near BCA bank. There are a few vegetarian restaurants near Happy Hotel, but these restaurants are located in the Vihara Maha Duta Maitreya. The tariffs are very low on budget, you will be charged Rp138.000 per night for Standard room and Rp155.000 for Superior room. If you want to stay at this hotel you can contact to +62778-473111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another cheap hotel in Batam is Sydney Hotel which is located near International ferry terminal that can bring you outside Indonesia. There is BNI bank beside this hotel. The hotel has so many restaurants for you to dine in, no need to go out outside the hotel. You will be charged Rp 148.000 per night for Standard room, Rp178.000 for Superior room and Rp208.000 for Deluxe room. The rooms are very clean, it is recommended place for you to stay for several night. You can find this hotel at Jl. Laksamana Bintan Raya, Batam with the contact no. +62778-473102.
Sky View Hotel, this is one of the cheap hotel in Batam. The hotel is close to Palm Spring Housing Complex, near to restaurants and shops. You can go outside the hotel to find some food or just buy some snacks. The room rates are very low budget, just spend Rp 138.000 for Standard room, Rp 155.000 for Superior room and Rp 188.000 for Deluxe. Really cheap! Sky View Hotel can be found at Komplek Palm Spring Business Trade Center B1 No. 1-3, Batam with contact no. +62778-469001– 004.
After all, the very cheap hotel in Batam is in Laksana Inn Hotel. The room rate start from Rp120.000 per night. This hotel is located in the heart of Batam city which is near to traditional market, supermarket and small shops. You can find this hotel at Jl. Pembangunan III, Komplek Polaris Sakti Blok B 1-5, Nagoya, Batam. Nagoya is a shopper place, a business center area which similar to Tanah Abang in Jakarta.
You can visit Batam not only for transfer to Singapore, but it has several tourism attract around Batam. You can visit Barelang Bridge which is quietly similar to San Fransisco Bridge, Quan Am Tu Temple, Dewi Kwam Im Temple, Batam Mega Mall, and Jodoh.