The reason is simple. Yes, it's true we would go shopping or exploring the city for most parts of the day. If you really think about it, we spend no more than 10 hours per day in the hotel. However, we just love the idea of being able to retire back to our room after a fun yet physically tiring day outside. Nothing beats being able to comfortably shower and to peacefully sleep without having to deal with bugs, mites, weird noises and terrible service. That's basically why Paul and I give so much regard to our travel accommodation as this can really make or break a vacation.
We initially got the Superior King Room (est. S$40) for two nights. However, we were upgraded to the Executive Room instead. How lucky! This placed us immediately in a better mood coming from such a stressful cab ride from the ferry terminal.
After showering and unwinding in bed, I slept like a baby which was uncommon as I normally have a hard time sleeping on the first night outside of home. Zzzzz...
Over-all, we enjoyed our stay at Novotel Batam that when we were told that we got an extra hour before we need to check out, we happily made the most of it by sleeping an hour more. I was actually sad when we checked out as it signalled the end of our Batam getaway too.
Check out Novotel Batam Hotel at Jalan Duyung Sei Jodoh 29432 Batam, Indonesia. Book your room online now!