Banyu Biru Villa4.0 out of 5.0
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The chalet is very suitable for rest & relax people like us as we are not the on the run & sporty type. We just want a place where we can spend quanlity time together & my bf loves cooking & I just sit & eat. the sea is just in front of the chalet & pool is just behind.
Banyu Biru is a set of multi-bedroom villas within the Nirwana Gardens resort in Lagoi, Bintan. It is an excellent and calm place to stay if somewhat expensive. The quality of the accommodation is superb and the facilities of Nirwana Gardens make it a first rate place to stay. Check-in is at the main Nirwana Gardens area. The check-in process was a bit convoluted as was check-out with various forms to fill-in and sign. Getting to the hotel was not completely straightforward as it is geared up to take people off the ferry from Singapore. For those travelling via the airport no help was offered even though there is a taxi service as part of the hotel's offer. There are taxis at the airport but they were not in good condition. Banyu Biru itself is adjacent to the main Nirwana Gardens area. It takes about 5 minutes to walk but those who have mobility needs can use golf buggies. Being slightly away from the main area means this is a quiet and peaceful place. The calming effect of pools with fountains and the attractiveness of the buildings are great. The exterior of the buildings is a sharply contrasting black and white. It looks really good and almost gives the appearance of show homes. The interior is excellent. A 3 bedroom villa included 2 double beds and 2 singles so plenty of sleeping space. The bedrooms themselves are spacious and well designed. The curtains keep out the light well. The beds were so comfortable once the over-sized pillows were discarded. The villas also include a huge television with a local region DVD player as well as a kitchen area equipped with cooking utensils, cutlery, and crockery. The interior is clean and well-kept. Everything is in good working order even if the showers do splash out onto the bathroom floor too easily. A real plus in the area is the greenery and the wildlife. Birds hop around. Monitor lizards skulk about but they tend to run away when a person gets too close. It is a nice touch of nature. Banyu Biru also has an under-used swimming pool. It doesn't help that the slide into the pool is broken so is out of use. There are two sections of swimming pool with one being warmer and shallower. The beach at Banyu Biru is outstanding. The Nirwana Gardens beach is one of the very best in Indonesia. It is a rare example of a clean beach with soft white sand. The sea is so calm and fish can be seen just by walking a couple of feet into the water. It is a beautiful spot because it is such a rarity to see a beach without rubbish. The rest of the Nirwana Gardens resort is pretty good with plenty of things to do. The biggest downside is the food which is average at best. There are a couple of restaurants in the main area. The poolside restaurant is significantly better than the one near reception. There are a couple of Asian vegetarian options as well as pizza and other western choices. It is not delicious but it will just about do. Breakfast is pretty good. There are a range of choices including a few cereals, eggs, western options like beans, potatoes in different formats on different days, waffles and pancakes, Asian options like fried rice as well as curry. It is a good sized buffet and easily the best food the place serves all day. Wifi was effective and fast. Nirwana Gardens has managed to create something excellent in producing family-sized accommodation at Banyu Biru right by a glorious beach. An excellent family choice.
We booked a 3-bedroom villa for 6 adults and one child - please note that only the bedrooms on the 2nd level have air-conditioning. We arrived on the Emerald Class ferry and therefore had a headstart at Reception before everyone else arrived. We were brought to the villa by buggy but for the rest of our stay we walked everywhere as the Main Building was quite near - even in the rain with an umbrella. The villas seemed quite close to each other with the balconies facing the ponds but not all of them were occupied so it was really quite tranquil and peaceful. We opened the glass doors around the living room for ventilation and it was great until we saw the monitor lizards roaming around and swimming in the ponds. It must have been mating season because we saw at least 4 fellas and they provided a fair bit of entertainment slithering in and out of the pond and chasing each other at top speed into the pond etc. Our 5 year old loved watching out for them all morning - behind closed glass doors as they ventured onto the porch - just slow walking at the edge. Breakfast at the Main House was substantial and with a lot of choices - western or indonesian & even porridge chinese style. Definitely recommended. For our next triathlon we will try the villas right on the beach which we saw whilst wandering around. There is a swimming pool with a water slide - definitely a big plus away from the Main House pool which was quite crowded. But there is no food or bar service - however towels are available - help yourself
Very big lizards. Annoying. No dare to open door. Scare it come in. Very hard to find cheap food. So expensive for food. No good at all. No feel want to come back anymore. Plaza lagoi is like a no people at all. Too too expensive.
This is one of the best villa ive been to. The beach is behind the villa! Mine was located very very near the beach. But i would recommend going to the beach at Nirwana Beach Resort for beach activities. They are accessible by the shuttle bus available. For food, there are many restaurants available in the resort. Not cheap though. We took a full day tour to Tanjung Pinang for about $100 over for a group of 6. We packed local food and brought it back to the villa. U can also bring food stuffs over and cook it yourself in the villa since there is a working kitchen. Microwave is also available. For a fee, u may rent their BBQ stuffs and have a BBQ. Staffs are friendly and helpful. Check in and out are swift. Requests (extra towels, pillows etc) are also tended to fast.
My first choice to unwind will always be Nirwana Gardens. A perfect paradise for me. The people are friendly, their amenities are good and I just love the place! It is my second home! I tried all their rooms here and my recently was Banyo Biryu. The house was spacious and just good for my big family!
Average villa with all the basic necessities. We were shocked to hear that we have to pay for housekeeping eg. cleaning, toilet rolls, towels et. Notice was sent via email 2 weeks after villa was booked. Condition of villa is true to pictures on the website. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Had good experiences with most service staff until we met a manager called Augustinus. Apparently we called few days before our arrival to check if the villa comes with a BBQ pit, we were told yes and it will be at the balcony of the villa. However upon arrival with food brought from Singapore, we were informed that we need to pay for the rental of pit. We had a hard time clarifying with the staff at the reception hence Augustinus was called upon by his staff to speak to us. As if wrong information given was not upsetting enough, this manager had the worst attitude amongst all the staff, to our surprise of course. Instead of apologising and making us feel better, he insisted that no one could have possibly said the villa comes with a free BBQ pit and repeatedly asked who did we speak to. Not a single word of apology at all. Do prepare to pay more as F&B and games are pricey. One simple meal for 4 can cost us about 1million Rupiah!
Very relaxing and smoothing exp.pool and beaches were fantastic and clean. 3 days was just not enough. Staff are very friendly and place is nicely maintained. Will definetly look for a vacation there again.
The villa where we stayed was newly renovated, and pretty good for a family... with basic finishing and some awkward details (like the bathroom door not opening fully because of the towel rack position, or the main door handle with not enough space to open/close without pinching your hand!) However, the villas are part of Nirwana Gardens, and relies on Nirwana Gardes for everything (including check-in, breakfast and room service), which is definitely not a "villa experience" For $750/night, we would have expected something different... And then they are stingy. They like to charge for everything, really! Including, IDR58,000 for a cappuccino at breakfast and IDR1,200,000 to extend the checkout from 1pm to 5pm (yes, I'm not talking about a very late checkout!)
Rice cooker, Fridge, Oven, Gas Stove with all the cooking utensils and all dining utensils. Its really good!!! if you bring a quick cook type of food, like those reheat or half cooked type, you can save a lot of money as the resort food are insanely expensive here. We cook our usual rice, with teriyaki chicken for dinner. And managed to prepare lunch rice with black pepper chicken the next day. Both added with instant mee goreng. full meal almost like daily food. The place we are staying looks like just renovated. very clean and new. Resort breakfast was great!!! the nasi kuning deserve an honorable mention. Staff is very friendly. Our boarding pass for ferry back was taken care of. Service is just at very high level. small things like no sandals provided, no toothbrushes, are minor stuffs.
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located in Sebung, Banyu Biru Villa is 7.3 mi (11.7 km) from Ria Bintan Golf Club. This 12-room, 4-star hotel welcomes business and leisure travelers with 2 outdoor pools, a private beach, and 5 restaurants. Gunung Bintan is also 16.3 mi (26.2 km) from this Bintan hotel.
Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM. This hotel is home to 5 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.
The 12 air-conditioned rooms feature kitchens with refrigerators and microwaves. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Coffee makers, free bottled water, and ceiling fans are also standard.
Guests of Banyu Biru Villa have access to a private beach, 2 outdoor pools, and a nightclub. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free area shuttle. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a children's pool, a fitness center, and a sauna.
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