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The Brunei Hotel
Reviewed May 16, 2014

No surprises, no complaints, good clean accommodation, nice decor. Close to the markets, port, department store. Wifi is a decent speed. We were allowed a late 3 pm check out which I thought was pretty generous. We had an 'executive king' room, plenty big enough for a couple of nights but would probably want proper wardrobes if staying longer and actually unpacking. Overall I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 25, 2014

This hotel was great value for money. I especially enjoyed the superfast wifi - really amazingly fast. Also i slept extremely well in this hotel. The food during breakfast was very tasty, although the choice was not endless - but very good! Would gladly stay again.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

Good :
- Everything is walking distance, including the bus station, shopping mall, some “must-go” locations
- Free shuttle bus to Yayasan, Qlap Mall, The mall (gadong) in every morning and evening
- Modern decor and rooms, clean & comfortable
- Modern bathroom with hairdryer
- The receptionist is friendly, free Wifi in the bedrooms

But….
- I reserved the car rental services more than 2 months before, with their (undersign : Lovina) below confirmations, “Car rental charges is B$65.00 per day inclusive of insurance (Toyota corrolla or vois)” & “you rent on 18 April at 8am and return on 19 April at 10pm, the rental company will consider 2 days rental.”. However, the final charges is B$140.00 (not $130 = $65x2days) and the car was Subaru (Not Toyota) with >237,000 kms on the clock. (& its really look like the age >15 years old)
- I ordered the double bed with their e-mail confirmation “yES, CONFIRMED DOUBLE BED.”, however, they couldn’t provide my preference in the 1st night.
- Only 4 parking lots in front of the hotel.
- The breakfast is ok, but I tried 1 time only
- ANTS (~ 2-3 ants; Not a big family) found in my room (desk & toilet)

I’m still recommending this hotel, with the reason of great location.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank PhilipBALL
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Reviewed April 17, 2014

Hotel is located in the small CBD just across from the Tamu Kianggeh open air market and near the bus station. Short walk to the waterfront for water taxis and speedboats to Bandar and Ulu Temburongood. Modern decor and rooms, clean and comfortable. Buffet breakfast somewhat limited in comparison with other larger hotels (e.g. In Kuala Lumpur) but is that a fair comparison? Very helpful staff who organised car hire although the car itself was 20 years old with 250,000 kms on the clock, which cost BND80. Hardly the hotel's fault though. Staff also happy to advise on attractions and directions etc. Also in the next door building is one of the larger tourist operators in BSB. Not far from the main eat street in BSB. Not far from anything in the central district!

Room Tip: For views of the street, a creek and the market with its activities, get a room on the left side the...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled solo
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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
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Reviewed April 5, 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
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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
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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: $73 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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