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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Here 2 rooms for in-laws and ourselves. Waited 2 hrs for room to be ready, no linen apparently. Then room was filled with smoke odour. Complained and after another 2 hrs got upgraded to adjoing rooms in the main building. This is great, but still struggling to get a light lunch, or decent dinner for the kids. Pool bar takes...

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TheEmpireHotel, Manager at The Empire Hotel & Country Club, responded to this review

Dear dgl3sjm, Greetings from The Empire Hotel and Country Club! Thank you very much for your review and comments about our property in 'The Abode of Peace'- it is exactly this that helps us to continuously improve and do better and we thoroughly appreciate your role in this! We regret to hear some of your disappointing encounters during your arrival....

Quezon City, Philippines
Reviewed February 8, 2013

Empire Hotel is without a doubt the best hotel in Brunei. From its palatial rooms, lobby (basically everything) right down to the Asprey-branded silverware and wide selection of activities, the Empire Hotel is a true jewel, Location-wise, it is in Jerudong which is about a 20 minute drive from the center of BSB. It overlooks the sea which is a...

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TheEmpireHotel, Manager at The Empire Hotel & Country Club, responded to this review

Dear ACCHua, Greetings from The Empire Hotel & Country Club and thank you for your kind comments about our hotel! The architecture of our hotel is indeed one of a kind and one surely needs to see it, to believe it. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your room and breakfast and the overall stay, although we hope...

Singapore
Reviewed February 4, 2013

This has got to be the best possible hotel in Brunei. Grand lobby, perfect facing for everyday sunset. If money's not a problem, go for the main building rooms, it's walking distance to the perfect swimming pool. Otherwise, if you happen to be staying at the Lagoon / Seaview buildings, then you can catch the buggy ride but sometimes you've...

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TheEmpireHotel, Manager at The Empire Hotel & Country Club, responded to this review

Dear SporeSamseng, Warm Greetings from Brunei! Thank you and we are pleased to hear your comments about our hotel. The scale of this resort is indeed massive and it does take a while to go from one place to another. We take note on the comment made about our breakfast, as we continuously strive to improve our food quality. Thank...

Sydney
Reviewed February 2, 2013

Probably the best place to stay in Brunei. It's a real indulgence in glitz; built to demonstrate some of the opulence of Brunei. It seems eerily empty at times, and you can walk the corridors without seeing a soul. Note that apart from the on-site restaurants and a couple of boutique shops, there are absolutely no places to buy snacks,...

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TheEmpireHotel, Manager at The Empire Hotel & Country Club, responded to this review

Dear Linus101, Greetings from The Empire Hotel and Country Club! Thank you very much for your review and comments about our property in 'The Abode of Peace'- it is exactly this that helps us to continuously improve and do better and we thoroughly appreciate your role in this! We are located a tad far from the town but you can...

melbourne
Reviewed January 31, 2013

This resort has the 'wow' factor. They don't build buildings like this anymore. We stayed here for 5 nights and and were more than happy. Rooms are large- 9ft ceilings & bathroom nearly the same size as main with separate shower room & toilet&bidet room, fullsized bath & double basins/vanity all in marble. The bed was king sized & quite...

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TheEmpireHotel, Manager at The Empire Hotel & Country Club, responded to this review

Dear 747travel, Thank you very much for your kind words about our property, we think it's a spectacular hotel and the surroundings are really quite unlike any other! We are glad to hear that you had enjoyed your stay with us, and you and your family were particularly pleased with our breakfast and Li Gong Chinese restaurant. We take note...

Oakland, California
Reviewed January 26, 2013

The Empire Hotel is THE place to stay in Brunei. The hotel is large, grand and over the top. There’s not a lot to see or do in Brunei, so luckily the hotel, spa and pool can keep you entertained. It’s a good place for some nice pampering.

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TheEmpireHotel, Manager at The Empire Hotel & Country Club, responded to this review

Dear PeanutButters, Thank you for so much for your kind words about our hotel and we are pleased to hear that you liked our resort. There's endless activities and facilities to explore at our hotel and we hope you will be able to experience these when you visit us again in the future! Thank you The Management The Empire Hotel...

Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

Just too bad, could only stay for a night at this magnificent resort. The buffet breakfast was so so, if not for the zest to explore the resort, i would have had a problem paying for the room rate levied. the beach chairs eere empty of guests, probably its a weekday and any saner tourist to this part of the...

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Dear Wingwton, Greetings from The Empire Hotel & Country Club! Thank you very much for your kind words and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Empire Hotel and Country Club soon. Thank you The Management The Empire Hotel & Country Club

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Stayed 4 nights at this lovely country club. Has many restaurants giving plenty of choice for meals. High Tea is held in the grand foyer every afternoon which is a must. The resort has many pools including a quiet pool near the seaview building and the hotels grounds are immaculate. The 18 hole golf course is well maintained & has...

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TheEmpireHotel, Manager at The Empire Hotel & Country Club, responded to this review

Dear Ros309 Thank you for your kind words about our little palace. We are glad that you enjoyed your trip to Brunei and we hope to have you stay with us again in the future! Thank you Best Regards, The Management The Empire Hotel & Country Club

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 13, 2013

As select card members we like to use this hotel as much as we can ( hence the two previous reviews) Unfortunately our recent experiences have left us feeling a little disappointed. We stayed on the ground floor of the sea view wing and the room next door was occupied but because of the appalling plumbing system we heard the...

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TheEmpireHotel, Manager at The Empire Hotel & Country Club, responded to this review

Dear Lindsaycheshire, Greetings from The Empire Hotel & Country Club! Thank you for your comments, however we regret to hear your disappointing experiences staying with us Our service team are dedicated to making sure that our guests’ experience at the Empire Hotel is beyond expectations and therefore we will ensure to rectify these matters immediately with the departments concern. Thank...

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed January 1, 2013

4 days at this lovely country club in Brunei was a real treat to us- two adults and 2 kids (less than 4 years old). We were here for APICTA. The Empire is situated a bit away from the town center of Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei, and this might have been a problem if you wants to...

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Dear sanyALGER, Greetings from sunny Brunei! Thank you for your lovely comments about the hotel. Rooms are indeed spacious and the endless sports and recreational facilities here are especially great when you are traveling with the family. Our beach resort hotel is surely set far away from the city or commercial area. Secluded and private. But with the availability of...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the north eastern tip of Borneo on the doorstep of one of Asia's oldest rainforests, The Empire Hotel & Country Club is Brunei’s most prestigious beach resort offering unsurpassed 5-star luxury.This palatial resort hotel, which astounds visitors with its spectacular 12 storey marble and gold lobby, is set in its own private 180-hectare (445 acres) estate of manicured gardens and an 18-hole, floodlit Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course and Country Club. Each of the hotel’s 522 opulently appointed guest rooms, suites and private villas has a view of the ocean, lagoon, gardens or golf course, while standard throughout the hotel are Imperial king-sized beds made with the finest linens, and over-sized marble bathrooms with walk-in shower, deep soaking tub with gold taps and luxury amenities. The Empire Hotel & Country Club also extends the kingdom’s regal hospitality with an impressive range of international restaurants, spa, world-class golf and sporting activities, and international meeting facilities for top level MICE gatherings, making it a resort ideal for family, romantic or business vacations. The Empire Hotel & Country Club is a member of WORLDHOTELS and recipient of numerous prestigious international awards. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Empire Hotel & Country Club

Address: Kampong Jerudong BG3122, Brunei Darussalam
Location: Brunei Darussalam > Brunei-Muara District > Kampong Jerudong
Price Range: $197 - $259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Empire Hotel & Country Club 5*
Number of rooms: 518
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Empire Hotel Brunei
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“Higher floors are better”
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“Ocean view room well worth the sunset view over the South China Sea”
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“Try to snag a 5th floor ocean-view room in the main building.”
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“Worth going for rooms with garden view which are not only cheaper but offer a nice and quiet view of the garden and lake.”
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