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The Brunei Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   95 Jalan Pemancha, Bandar Seri Begawan BS8811, Brunei Darussalam   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“A good Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Well located within the Central Business District. This is a neat and tidy hotel. The rooms are neat, tidy. Everything worked in the room. The hotel staff were friendly. The breakfast was ok. This is an area that can be improved slightly.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bangkok, Thailand
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Great value and nice straightforward service.
Rooms and bathrooms are clean having been recently refitted and not too small for a budget hotel. You wouldn't want to stay here with a family though. It is just a bedroom.
Location is ok, downtown by the river, market and mosque. No problems with noise at night though - this is Brunei! There's a choice of places to eat nearby which the hotel staff are happy to help direct you to. Overall, very good.

Room Tip: Overlooking the river is much better than the adjoining grey buildings at the back and side of the h...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Everything is walking distance, including the bus station, so from airport we just took a bus and walked for 2-3 blocks to the hotel. We arranged for a boat ride and we just have to cross the street. The receptionist is friendly and gave us tips where to go.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Great service. Very friendly. Asked to change room and this was no problem. Asked for iron and this was no problem. Front desk also helped with local tips for eating etc.

Location. Central, near waterfront, near money changers, near market, near shops. Great. Restaurants nearby too.

Breakfast. OK - clean, not busy but a slightly limited range. Still, it was fine. International travelers might find it a little limited but is acceptable for a business trip.

Wifi nearly everywhere and free - signal strong enough for me to contact with family back home etc.

There was a function on 4th floor on until late Saturday night - kids from the function rang my door bell and ran away (but the staff quickly stopped them) and the music was v loud which made it difficult to sleep. If this is common, I suggest checking with the management and not choosing a third floor room. It's a business trip and I had to work on The following day....

Overall feel is boutique, friendly, modern, clean and comfortable.

Room Tip: Room 210 was gloomy, dark and felt claustrophobic. Room 319 twin was bright and had a good view. Wif...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oakland, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This is a charming hotel located just a few blocks from the main mosque on one side, and the river on the other. The staff was friendly and helpful, and made my stay very enjoyable. The rooms are spacious, and equipped with all the usual amenities, including free WiFi. There's a rooftop lounge, from where you can get good views of the surrounding area, including the local outdoor market just across the street. I was hoping there might be a gym, but since it's a fairly small hotel, they didn't have one. The included breakfast is good, and has a decent variety of western and local food. Since it's located in the heart of the city, it can be a bit noisy at night, but I didn't find this to be disturbing.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Booking here for 4 nights because of it location.But after 2 days it seem to be same breakfast and not too many choice.I had traveling around Brunei by AVIS car rental and keep key with reception who promise to take car our car.But in the morning he did not move the car to hotel parking area ,that make me paid for parking ticket (not much - 1 Brunei dollar /but make me fell un happy for promise) Room on first floor is very small and house keeping forgotten to close window after ckean the room - Came back at night, it make me frighten from lost my gear and mosquito come in side.
Staff are friendly but need to be more active especially night shift.

Room Tip: They have ground floor for reception.And then first floor that very narrow room and not good for mon...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Great service from staff - excellent breakfast. Rooms large and clean. Across the road from Tamu Kianggeh market. City centre is quiet with not a lot to do but we recommend a boat trip to the water village and monkey island.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Brunei Hotel

Address: 95 Jalan Pemancha, Bandar Seri Begawan BS8811, Brunei Darussalam
Location: Brunei Darussalam > Brunei-Muara District > Bandar Seri Begawan
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Bandar Seri Begawan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Brunei Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the heart of the city, The Brunei Hotel provides easy access to the business district of commercial houses, banks, airline offices and the scenic waterfront and other imposing landmarks are only a short stroll away. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Brunei Hotel Bandar Seri Begawan

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