Best hotels in Batam for a family weekend getaway

By Nadia Sheng,

Planning family trips can be difficult. Organising a family trip to Batam is fairly easy and, as such, is the ideal weekend getaway. As a cheap destination, both in terms of average hotel prices and city costs, there’s nothing that stands between you, your fam, and enjoying top hotels at a steal.

KTM Resort Batam

Why it’s good for families: On a clear day you can see Sentosa island from this family-friendly waterfront resort. It’s literally a stone’s throw away – an important factor for a busy family that needs to maximise holiday time. With spacious villas that cater to families, the seafront property is ideal for a weekend getaway. Families with children should book the Two Bedroom Villa (suitable for 2 adults and 2 kids).

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Montigo Resorts Nongsa

Why it’s good for families: The zenith of Batam’s affordable luxury scene, this top rated hotel in Batam has it all. With villas with private infinity pools, a luxury spa, premier kids club and babysitting services, discerning hotel-stayers will find every comfort here for a perfect weekend getaway. The Premier One-bedroom Villa is the best choice for families as it fits up to five people. After the 2nd guest, any additional guests cost S$40 extra (cost includes breakfast).

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Harmoni Suites

Why it’s good for families: Located in Batam’s entertainment district, Nagoya, Harmoni Suites is great for families with young kids as each room has an in-room kitchenettes, making warming bottles as easy as apple pie flavoured baby food. No headache storing food either given there are fridges. Bathing your baby is also easy as each room is equipped with a bathtub. Connecting rooms make it convenient for joint-family trips.

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Harris Resort Waterfront Batam

Why it’s good for families: Three words…big swimming pool! The largest in Batam to be precise. With every sort of water activity on offer and a kids club, guests looking for a fun-filled weekend stay at the Harris Resort Waterfront Batam. While it can get pretty busy like at any other popular resort, guests love it because staff here are experienced in catering to families with kids. Plus there’s a super spacious family room.

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Harmoni One Convention Hotel & Service Apartments

Why it’s good for families: A rooftop pool that looks right out onto the sea, range of spa treatments, and an entertaining games room housed in a grand looking hotel make the Harmoni One an easy choice for families who don’t mind a bit of opulence when it doesn’t detract from the fun. Also located in the Nagoya entertainment district, the hotel is a favourite among Singaporeans for a shopping and food-filled “almost” staycation.

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Best Western Premier Panbil

Why it’s good for families: If you’re a sore-all-over parent from piggybacking your kids all day, the Best Western Premier Panbil’s Eska Spa is your godsend as recommended by other parents who’ve stayed here. Of the other great reviews left by guests, yummy food, a speedy check-in and out, and overall topnotch service reflective of the international hotel brand were what we found helpful knowing when deciding on a hotel for our weekend getaway.

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