KH soon guesthouse is an old dimly lit haunted hospital with the occasional occurrence of spirit sighting...
At least that's what you would believe if you read the earlier reviews. (I went there apprehensively after the reviews)
Guess lighting makes all the difference especially when you are an older building but perhaps in this case, the motel is only guilty of saving one too much electricity power. (Dim lighting makes it really creepy looking, at least for the hallway)
The motel is situated in the heart of BSB Brunei, within walking distance of attractions. This is important since there are limited public transport options in Brunei.
The motel facilities are... Well... Shabby at most. Rule no one: bring your own towel! Room wise the capacity is indeed spacious, we paid 45 for an en suite room and there were 2 beds. (One double, one single) Guess this is just the way the place is set up. Air con levels are passable and water heater is lukewarm at best.
Before I forget, bath water might leak out of the bathroom partition into bedroom area when you shower. I realized this late and was promptly greeted by a reservoir by the time I'm done.
There is no wi-fi in the room, or the motel. You are advised to hit the coffee bean by the street for free wifi.
Unless you have your arrangements of transport, you are very much advised to rough it out here. (Since most people spend 1-2 days tops in Brunei). At press time, your only other budget option would be Pusat Belia, which imposes a strictly different genders different dorm room policy.
All in all, it’s a very spacious but very humble livable abode.
- Also Known As:
- k.h. Soon Resthouse Hotel Bandar Seri Begawan