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“Excellent place and location for the price” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of K.H. Soon Resthouse

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K.H. Soon Resthouse
Aalborg
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent place and location for the price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2010

Spent four nights there in June and deliberately picked it due to the location and the mixed reviews it has recieved here. And I didn't regret doing so.

My accommodation budget was in fact many times larger than the price of K H Soon (this was a business trip) but I saw no reason to find another place. Reasonably clean, A/C, plenty of hot water in the shower - and the best location in town.

But no; this is not a resort hotel so present and former backpackers probably feel more at home here than more squirmish people do.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank PoulAlberg
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2010

We are a couple touring around Borneo island, stayed 3 nights there in July, have left a luggage there and will be going back to stay next month for a night. Enjoyed our stay at this bargain Resthouse. The room is simple but spacious with air conditioning and have all the qualities we require which is safety, clean and excellent hospitality from the staffs.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Suzanne31
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Beijing, China
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123 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2010

We loved our stay there for a week. Great and friendly staff who speak English very well. Room clean and serviced daily. Bed comfortable and A/C very nice too. Shower very good for add on unit to the room. Women of the night very entertaining at the front door. Real poor English but fun for a stir all the same. Could not fault the place. Safe and secure at all times. Loved our stay and we would stay there again with no hesitation.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank LouTassie
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96 reviews
80 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2010

Rooms extremely large and fairly clean. Went for the shared bathroom option. Had one large bed and one small single bed in an enormous room. Very basic, but clean.

Shared bathroom facilities very basic. Squat toilets in all and shower in the same room. Cleanliness average but could be improved. Bathroom & tolilet facilities could do with a make-over.

Hostel located on the second floor of this building, but has large clear writing above on building. Across the road from the bus station and a main road. Noise not really a problem as we kept the windows shut and the air con on.

Really central locaton - close to everything in the centre. Good budget option not that you have much to choose from in Brunei.

Bus from airport to town does not show up (waited over an hour on two occasions), so don't bother. Had a nice Brunei airlines pilot give us a lift into town one night.

Hostel apparently slagged off by locals for being a den of prostitution but we didn't see any sign of this on both our stays.

Good value for the money (35 Brunei Dollars per night, shared facilities, double room)

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank TKR
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Kuala Lumpur
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24 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2010

First, it's not a resort. Second, it's one of the cheapest hostels for the location. While we were there, the owner & staff were very friendly. We took a triple room with airconditioning, which was super huge for just three beds. The a/c was nice and cold. Bathroom outside was clean and the instant shower had hot water 24hrs a day.

It's a basic hostel, perhaps not one of the best - but for that price it's a bargain.

Attached bathroom/toilet B$35 (single) / B$39 (double). Common bathroom/toilet B$30 (single) / B$35 (double)

It's smack in the middle of town. Just 2minutes away is the famous Tamu Kianggeh (6am-6pm daily). And a 3min walk away to a 24hrs coffee place. Rows of shoplots all around the hostel are places to eat during lunch. Money changers all along the same street as the hostel. Very convenient.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Amesx
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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2009

First, if you are thinking of staying here.. DON'T. Stay at the Brunei Hotel which is right across the street. It's only $10 more and it's not a disgusting hole.

This was the worst place I have ever stayed at. The rooms were disgusting. We stayed in a twin share private room with attached bathroom The beds were covered in hair..the white walls had dirty foot prints and things on them. The bathroom was a joke. The toilet didn't have a seat and the shower was above the toilet, so you had to stand over the toilet to use the shower. The toilet smelled disgusting as well. The bathroom was basically a tin shack inside the room that had a piece of wood as the roof.

The positives of this place (if there are any..) the staff was friendly enouogh and the air conditioning was functioning. It's location is central as well, but BSB is so small it would be kind of impossible for it to not be central.

Do yourself a favour and do not stay here. Go to the Brunei Hotel across the street.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank abeilleee
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Karlstad, Sweden
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2009

Why?
- Rooms are depressing
- Beds dirty (hairs etc)
- Noisy from the street
- Leakage from toilet
- Prostitutes around the entrance and our friend saw prostitutes with costumers using the hotel...

Find another place, or pay some extra dollars to get a proper hotel

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MrAlexS
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Property: K.H. Soon Resthouse
Address: Kiau Lian Building | 140 Jalan Pemancha, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Location: Brunei Darussalam > Brunei-Muara District > Bandar Seri Begawan
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Ranked #20 of 21 Hotels in Bandar Seri Begawan
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