It will be exciting to find best Batam Resort and stay there for a while, especially in a Cheap Resort. However in this third most populated city in Sumatra Indonesia, look for four stars hotels and resorts is as easy as finding room rate over 500,000 IDR a night. Perhaps the rapid development by government of Indonesia, the business-strategic location near Singapore and Malaysia border with busiest sea traffic, attract people to go there for business, vacation, or something personal.
Imagine, Batam was developed in 1970 with about 6,000 residence; nowadays in 2010, the population has been blowing reach 170 times in number. Perhaps, it is the main cause why Batam Resort commonly has higher room rate than resorts in another parts of Indonesia. But fortunately, there are some stars resorts who offer cheap room tariff, below 500,000 IDR.
KTM Resort Batam, located in Jl. Kolonel Sugiono, Tanjung Pinggir, Sekupang offers 424,500 IDR for a night. Surprisingly, this Balinese style resort was designed and founded by Mr. Koh Tiat Meng, an Executive Chairman of Koh Brothers, Ltd. who is well known as Singapore’s King of Drainage. Facing sea view with tropical garden, KTM Resort underscores the warmth and friendly services.
Other than this resort, there is Sijori Resort, a three stars resort in Jl. Ir. Sutami 6, Batam, only 10 minutes from Waterfront International Ferry Terminal. Similar with previous resort, Sijori Resort promote Balinese style and luxury rooms and services. Furthermore, the room rate is about 383,134 IDR which each room is personally equipped with international hotel standard: AC, private toilette, shower, phone, cable TV, and so on.
According to the government’s publications, there are 37 registered hotels and resorts in Batam. This number is increasing dramatically if the simple inns and unregistered hotels are counted. However, the opportunity to have vacation in Batam with low budget is still widely opened, but be sure that the tourism in Batam is close connected with the existence of Singapore and Malaysia.
Although the hotel rate in Batam is more expensive than cities in Sumatra, the rate is fairly cheaper enough than Singapore’s hotels and resorts. So, it will be great to experience the exploration of tropical climate in Batam islands, shopping in Singapore, and stay for nights in a cheap Batam Resort.