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Where to stay in Bintan for a weekend

Post by Zeenit » Wed, 08 Oct 2008 9:39 am

We looking to go to Bintan for a long weekend and wondering if anyone been to a nice hotel that does not rip you off.

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Post by aussiemeg » Wed, 08 Oct 2008 7:55 pm

I really like the nirwana gardens complex. They have villas too

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Post by cbavasi » Wed, 08 Oct 2008 10:05 pm

depends on what you are looking for - check out the angsana resort - of all the places on bintan that was the one i preferred the most. mind you, we haven't been back for almost 2 years so things may have changed...

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Post by quidsin » Thu, 09 Oct 2008 6:16 pm

nirwana gardens itself is a dump. The vilas there though offer fantastic value for money. Think you can get a 2 bed villa for $400-500 per night on a weekday...trust me, you won't be disappointed, but eat out in the evening at Banyan Tree which is next door as the food is the same price as Nirwana yet Nirwana food is horrible

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Post by realthomo » Fri, 10 Oct 2008 10:01 pm

Indra Maya Villas at Nirwana gardens were wonderful!! We took our 3 very young kids and helper (6 of us in total) to Bintan and booked one of the 2 bedroom villas (unfortunately the 3 bedroom villas were booked). It was a really lovely 4 days, the kids spent all their time in the pool and you get your own golf buggy to get around the resort (a big hit with my 3 & 4 year olds), though I would recommend taking some of your own food as the food there is pretty crap!
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Post by LADYRAIN@.@ » Wed, 15 Oct 2008 1:08 am

Spend a little more money and have the greatest holiday ever at the Bayan Tree.

Hi... I have stayed at Bayan Tree twice and WOW its worth the money!
Its a villa of two bedrooms with private pool and jacuzzi.
Guess are treated like VIPs.
Breakfast in your own viila served at your wish of which scenery you prefer as there are two dinning table, one facing the beautiful sea and the other more into enjoying the view of the wonderful villa.
A little toaster will even be plugged right next to the dinning table.

Bayan Tree and Agsana share the same gorgeous beach as these both resorts own by the same founder.
They have the best beach in Bintan!

There are wide range of water sport! Clear beach where you can even see fishes near the shore!

Food are great! The buggy would bring you to Angsana if you like to dine there.
The staffs are great.. they make you feel like travelling First Class with Singapore Airlines:)
They spread flowers around your chair while you were having cocktail enjoying the fantastic view.
In the evening... the staff came to your villa to burn incense for the mosquitos to go away, bring donw the net from the bed...
And boy! check out the bathroom!

Have fun!!! ;)

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Post by tayla » Thu, 16 Oct 2008 2:40 pm

We stayed at one of the suites at Nirwana Gardens Hotel and it was great...spacious, beautifully furnished with large balcony overlooking the beach. Next time we go to Bintan, we are gonna try Banyan Tree as we have heard its definitely worth it.

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Post by Kimi » Mon, 20 Oct 2008 11:05 am

Some of the forum's old timers and I went to Mana Mana and it was a lot of fun, well rather cos of the people I went with. Then again that was in 2005 so not sure how it is now.

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Bintan Lagoon

Post by joewelly » Sun, 02 Nov 2008 4:19 am

I'm looking at going to Bintan in late November as a stop over when traveling from the UK to NZ. Sing Airlines do a discounted rate at Mayang Sari and Bintan Lagoon. Are either of these OK??

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Post by cbavasi » Sun, 02 Nov 2008 9:06 am

bintan lagoon is pretty run down and is ENORMOUS. like 700 rooms enormous so if it's crowded wear your elbow pads to breakfast! but it's got a nice stretch of beach and if you have kids they won't care b/c it has this huge pool with slides and stuff.

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Post by ching » Sun, 02 Nov 2008 1:20 pm

We went to Mana Mana in 2005/2006 - it's been purchased by one of the large chains now and I hear it's become more of like typical Bintan resort (large hotel chain) these days...
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Post by joewelly » Sun, 02 Nov 2008 5:29 pm

Thanks for the info. We don't have kids - just me and my girlfriend. I had read a couple of reviews on Trip Adviser that said Bintan Lagoon was rundown so I might give that a miss. What resort would you recommend?

The Banyan Tree looks a bit pricey for us. Has anyone stayed at Mayang Sari?

What are the Mosquitoes like in Bintan?

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Post by RULDS » Mon, 03 Nov 2008 11:45 am

joewelly wrote:Thanks for the info. We don't have kids - just me and my girlfriend. I had read a couple of reviews on Trip Adviser that said Bintan Lagoon was rundown so I might give that a miss. What resort would you recommend?

The Banyan Tree looks a bit pricey for us. Has anyone stayed at Mayang Sari?

What are the Mosquitoes like in Bintan?

Thanks.
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Bintan Lagoon Resort (BLR) is not run down. Yes, the regular rooms do need upgrading and they have just completed the 1st phase of the renovation, I believe now 50% of the regular rooms have been renovated. So when you call up, just ask for a renovated room.

BLR the best choice if you don't want to spend alot but still have a good place to stay.

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Post by cbavasi » Mon, 03 Nov 2008 5:36 pm

good to know about the renovation - i just remember it being a total dump. good value and the beach was nice - but bathroom creeped me out. but we haven't been back for ages - so will have to check it out again - thanks for the post!

*edited b/c i couldn't figure out the quote...

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Post by RULDS » Mon, 03 Nov 2008 5:40 pm

cbavasi wrote:
Bintan Lagoon Resort (BLR) is not run down. Yes, the regular rooms do need upgrading and they have just completed the 1st phase of the renovation, I believe now 50% of the regular rooms have been renovated. So when you call up, just ask for a renovated room.

BLR the best choice if you don't want to spend alot but still have a good place to stay.[/quote]

good to know about the renovation - i just remember it being a total dump. good value and the beach was nice - but bathroom creeped me out. but we haven't been back for ages - so will have to check it out again - thanks for the post![/quote]

No worries...people memories were CORRECt about the place in the past. It use to be pretty bad. The old owners were not making $ and were running it into the ground cause they had no excess funds to keep it up. A local singaporean investment firm bought it because it cause the owners were in deep doo doo. They have turned the place around and it it not perfect yet but it is tons better than it was.

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