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The Empire Hotel & Country Club

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5.0 of 5
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Jerudong, Kampong Jerudong BG3122, Brunei Darussalam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

The Empire Hotel is a one stop shop for travelers. Great Jack Niklaus golf course, 9 pools and a beach, a movie theater that shows new releases same as the US and months faster than other Asian cities, bowling, billiards, tennis and a fantastic spa. Great massages, even by Asian standards. The clubhouse had a hot tub and jacuzzi, too.... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

This resort was really a Wow!!! for me. The structure of it follows the slope of a mountain but you would not notice if from resort main entrance down to the resort area. I could not imagine how long did the construction last. It was a resort of luxury, golden seats, mirrors, staircases, and lot of gold and gold. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

Beautiful resort in middle of nowhere, ideal for a getaway! Comes with many facilities along with beach resort which you may not usually find like attached golf course, movie multiplex and a shopping mall. Very nice restaurants with extreme good quality food at almost no cost, very sumptuous buffet lunch/dinner. Spend weekend swinging club at its driving range, walk on... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

Been in Brunei for business many times and I decided to spend 2 nights at the Empire. The hotel is like a beach resort, designed by someone used to build King palaces. The reception is impressive, with golden leaves covering columns and roof beams. The rooms are less impressive though. Main building rooms are a little worn out and in... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

Whilst I was very impressed with the building, surroundings, views and the rather opulent interior, I reckon the hotel's service level was not as I would expect from a 5 star hotel. Here are some reasons why: 1. Internet was slow on one day of my stay. I called the service line and was told that 'maybe there were problems... More 

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Perth, Australia
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

I am not sure where the reviewers stayed who have commented on the place being run down. Having stayed there twice now over a couple of years, we have no issue with the quality of the fixtures and fittings. You might get picky, but as I was on holiday, I was there to relax, not inspect the details. The "beach... More 

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Damascus, Syria
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146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

If any one has ever stayed at this fabulous hotel you will concur with me that this is one Fantastic Hotel with a great location just outside of the capital Brunei. Each room has a balcony and almost all have a sea view. The rooms are quite spacious and have all the amenities of a five star property. The breakfast... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011

The Empire hotel is a little run down but certainly the best place to stay in Brunei. You can tell immediately when you walk in it is pure luxury Las Vegas style. With the grand entrance it appears to be beautiful. But like the reviews say, there are signs of aging. The resort is very spread out. The work out... More 

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vancouver
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

Ok so the sultans brother built this place. The surroundings are very nice but don't choose this place as a beach vacation as the water is quite murky. the food is not close to 5 4 or 3 star. Avoid breakfast avoid all restaurants except italian and chinese ( both these were great). The rooms are very nice the facilities... More 

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Brunei Darussalam
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

The Hotel: A 5 star deluxe seaside resort on a huge property,which includes a cinema complex, multi cousine restaurants ,designer 24/7 golf course, salt & fresh water pools etc. Location: 20 kilometers by road from the Bandar seri begawan airport. Good roads - takes about 15 to 20 minutes to reach here. The airport is smack in the center of... More 

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