Doulos Phos The Ship Hotel

Doulos Phos The Ship Hotel

JI. Kota Kapur Kawasan Pariwisata Lagoi, Lagoi, Bintan Regency, Riau Islands Province 29155 Indonesia
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Les wrote a review Feb 2020
12 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My partner & I had a wonderful 3 days 2 night staycation in this unique hotel this week. With the coronavirus going on, we were contemplating if we should postpone the stay but were glad that we went ahead with it.
Health screening at various checkpoints and the guarded gantry to the hotel gave us some assurance that we are relatively safe.
The ferry terminal to the hotel is like a 3 mins shuttle which was provided by the hotel.
The view of the ship as we approaches is pretty amazing.
The staff are friendly from the moment we are at the premises. We booked a sea facing suite which is pretty basic yet comfy. A bathtub would be a nice addition as the shower area/toilet is really big. The view from the balcony is really nice especially in the mornings and evenings, there is even a small island with a lighthouse.
From the infinity pool you can witness stunning sunset that's really Instagram worthy.
I was told that the hotel had quite a few cancellations which kinda explain the limited menu at the restaurant. The restaurant is the only place where one can have meals at within the premises otherwise the hotel can arrange for taxi to the nearby local town (10 mins) or restaurants that's about an hour away. The pricing of the restaurant is a bit pricey tho.
I would recommend the place to my friends for now. Hope that the place can be well maintained till the next time when I visit again.

Leslie
Singapore
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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George Pasaribu wrote a review Aug 2023
Batam, Indonesia15 contributions2 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I inspired by the story of Doulos Phos, how this 109 years old ship was transformed into a truly unique hotel. I am grateful to heard the journey of this ship, especially its final voyage used for Mission purposes.

The crew was incredibly friendly, and even Mr. Eric (the Owner) greeted me with genuine and warmth.

I also had the opportunity to take a tour inside the ship, starting from the engine room that intentionally kept its original. The distinct scent of the historical engine that powered this ship for a century still lingers. If you're interested in experiencing a ship that is only three years younger than the Titanic, then you are in the right place.

Well, the rooms are fantastic, designed with ceilings that match the ship's original structure, which in turn adds to its uniqueness.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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LifeWorkTravel wrote a review Mar 2023
Los Angeles, California488 contributions50 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing experience at Doulus Phos ship hotel. Staying on this amazing Guinness world record ship is definitely one for the books for me. I was once able to bought a book on this MV Doulus when it was sailing to sell books worldwide. The view, the amazing staff and the facilities are truly one of a kind. It was monsoon when we stay that’s why we didn’t manage to enjoy the infinity pool. We would like to come back to experience the outdoor movie with bonfire, the infinity pool and the sunset dinner. The food is great (“, ) and we truly love the amazing warm hospitality of the staff. Definitely we will be back with our family during summer time. It is a good place for family, friends or a retreat. The facilities is huge, a lot if possible activities that can be done and enjoy and not to mention that the tranquility. There is also a spa, it is still under soft opening and still undergoing for improvement but nonetheless it is worth every penny you have.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Avoid monsoon as taking a ferry from Singapore, you might experience some bumpy ride otherwise if...
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Regie Ramos wrote a review Jan 2020
8 contributions1 helpful vote
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Doulos Phos Hotel has great food, although limited option and a bit pricey. But the breakfast they serve has been satisfying, to say the least. Black coffee is the best!
As for the hotel experience: staff and crew were very accomodating. They are always willing to help with your inquiry. Easy access to the pool, spa and lobby. You also learn about the history of the Grand Old Lady, thanks to Mae, our tour guide.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Razta53 wrote a review Dec 2019
Singapore, Singapore388 contributions187 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It was truly an amazing experience staying onboard a 100 year old ship. Everything from the engine rooms to the deck and bridge were old and preserved well for the charm. Rooms were tastefully renovated to suit the modern requirements.
Staffs were particularly very warm and accommodating. They took special care with birthday greetings and decorations and even had a birthday song band.
I would have given 5 stars if not for the food in their restaurant. It was heavily priced but quality of 2 star. Very disappointing as you have to travel almost an hour to go to city to find decent food.
otherwise from their infinity pool to their aquaarobat and fishing experiences were truly perfect in every way.
Would surely recommend this place for a one of a kind experience.
Particularly thanks to Githa for taking special care of us. Will return for more one day.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: both side of the rooms are facing the Sea. Excellent views.
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TeddyWee wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore27 contributions3 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is literally a 1 minute drive from the ferry terminal. Transport to-and-fro was appears to be complimentary. Just make your request in advance.

My partner and I stayed in the Deluxe Large, Sea View room over 2 nights, spanning across New Year's eve. It was truly unique experience to live on a ship converted into a hotel. The owners really did what they could to refurbish and re-purpose the cabin rooms into comfortable hotel arrangements and it didn't disappoint. The bed and pillows were exceptionally comfortable (soft and fluffy).

The hotel was still in soft launch when we visited so not all rooms were let out and there seemed to be more staff than guests. Nonetheless, that was totally to our advantage as the staff were attentive, helpful and warm. The hotel also has some interesting complimentary activities. There is aqua aerobics in the infinity pool in the evening (it's real good fun and healthy); traditional fishing in the morning (test your patience); ship-hotel tour in the morning and evening (explore the captain's cabin, dis-used engine room and understand more about the history of the ship).

The infinity pool has a pretty good view and if weather permits, the sunset over the pool is amazing (we caught a good sunset in 1 of our 2 nights). My partner and I also enjoyed massage services at the hotel's spa centre (by Anindya Spa). We each got a 90minute Lagoi Bay Massage and it did not disappoint. Good techniques that left the both of us wanting to give a tip (but I guess this may depend on the masseur you get). Price point for the massage was average (approximately 750,000 IDR after taxes per pax).

Breakfast service is also quite good, although the fare did seem a bit slanted towards local food (fried rice, fried noodles, chicken/beef dishes). But some Western food options were also available. Being Asians, we certainly had no issues of course. The lunch/dinner menu at the hotel restaurant is quite limited. We ordered the local cuisine and the taste was spot on. Not sure if their Western food would taste as good though.

Year-end countdown party was managed quite well by the hotel. Besides the buffet dinner (which had a good selection of meats), the hotel management also organised live music, fire-breathing performances, games and countdown fireworks (90seconds of fireworks to be precise). Thumbs up for their efforts and it certainly made the year-end a lively affair.

Some downsides of the hotel to be objective. As the hotel is isolated in its own little isle, food options are quite limited unless you hire a driver to bring you out. That said, for a short stay (say 3d2n like what we did), I think lounging in the hotel is more than adequate as it is a pretty good place to chill with sufficient amenities. Gym is rather basic and can be improved by having barbells and a squat rack. But there were enough weights to break out a sweat. The quality of toiletries in the room could use some improvement as well. And lastly, the height of the ceiling in the ship and rooms are pretty low (I think it's only about 1.9m). This probably can't be helped as it is due to the inherent structure of the ship itself, but it's something to take note for those who are vertically blessed.

Overall it's definitely a great option for anyone looking to have a short break from the hustle and bustle of Singapore city-living.
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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joy604 wrote a review Nov 2019
Toronto, Canada66 contributions47 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is in a refurbished and renovated ship. It keeps all of the charm of the ship but renovated with modern features. The amenities (pool, spa) are fantastic. The food was excellent. The staff were welcoming and very helpful.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Suex S wrote a review Sept 2023
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean room and helpfull staffing.we booked the hotel last minute but the staff and the management (erik)was super helpful and well organized everything..great food,great staff reception team,restaurant team and of course nice pool.Really recommended hotel
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SG Mask Crusader wrote a review Jun 2023
Singapore, Singapore10 contributions3 helpful votes
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
WORST hotel stay ever! Power went out at night and no backup power was available. The owner, Eric Saw, kept knocking on my door at 3am despite DO NOT DISTURB sign, asking if an old lady that WAS wandering around the hotel earlier but had returned to her room was related to me. He was plain rude, arrogant, and unapologetic for disturbing our rest despite already telling his staff earlier not to disturb our rest since the old lady had already returned to her room.

Decided to check out immediately in the morning even though our ferry was only in the afternoon. Instead of apologising for disturbing our rest, Eric slapped my phone away when I tried to take a video of his aggressive behaviour and even threatened to punch me. He then ordered his Security to forcibly chase my family of 2 elderly and 1 child out from the hotel while we were waiting for our transport by manhandling me.

To make things worse, he disclosed personal information about us to a busybody guest who got abusive when caught secretly filming. The latter then proceeded to share these online, leaving me with little choice but to share evidence of their abusive behaviour and to lodge a police report.

Not to mention that this hotel had close to zero activities available, many amenities that were supposed to be available are either "under maintenance" or "not ready yet", no room service, only 1 access ramp for the mobility-challenged and the front desk only works office hours! It's no wonder that hardly anyone stays here!
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Date of stay: May 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Tom R wrote a review Nov 2019
London, United Kingdom19 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My partner and I were very lucky to have stayed at Doulos Phos when it was only recently opened as we basically had the place to ourselves. Nevertheless we could appreciate how lovely it was. Rooms excellently furnished with very comfortable and roomy bed! Breakfast was superb, and the restaurant has a beautiful view over the sea. And the infinity pool is blissful to relax in. Also had a great tour of the ship from owner Eric, who gave us a great insight into the ships history. We will definitely be going back. Cheers Eric!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Suryadi A asked a question Nov 2019
Room rates ?
Answer from joy604
Toronto, Canada66 contributions47 helpful votes
Rates were reasonable. Check on booking,com site for rates.
LifeWorkTravel wrote a tip Mar 2023
Los Angeles, California488 contributions50 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid monsoon as taking a ferry from Singapore, you might experience some bumpy ride otherwise if your don’t mind, it’s still a good time"
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Razta53 wrote a tip Dec 2019
Singapore, Singapore388 contributions187 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"both side of the rooms are facing the Sea. Excellent views."
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S$97 - S$113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IndonesiaRiau Islands ProvinceRiau ArchipelagoBintan RegencyBintan IslandLagoi
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