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“basic hotel like motel 6 in the usa”
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Terrace Hotel
Reviewed March 13, 2014

stayed here by a suggestion in the airport after deciding to come to brunei for 3 days .
this hotel is basic .....like " motel 6 " in the usa .
the room was clean but old decor .....
the best part of this hotel was the " breakfast " i felt.
they offer an american breakfast as well as an asian one.
eggs, toast , coffee and fruit ....not bad , since you sit outside around there pool for the guests .
i would stay here again but i think going to brunei once in your life is enough.
its a nice clean country but after three days its time to move on .
its a very peaceful country but do not think in the evening you will find lots to do.
the only thing is hanging out at the " coffee and bean " place thats like starbucks.
i'm happy i came because the people are wonderful and you feel so safe , since there is no crime.
the hotel is a great location and walking distance to all the major sights. i enjoyed the walk every night , since its a peaceful one and felt safe at all times.
the staff here are real nice and will help in any way .
i would suggest to stay here. basic and clean .

Room Tip: all the rooms are basic
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is probably not the best and most beautiful one I have ever stayed, but it definitely is a good value for money. Our room was quite spacey and definitely very clean and regularly properly cleaned every morning. As we arrived in Brunei after a week trip around Malaysia we had a few dirty clothes to get washed. We really appreciated the laundry service in this hotel which did not hit our budget. There is also a swimming pool outside. The staff was always very nice and helpful and the location is really great, walking distance to the most important places in BSB. The only not so good think was that the aircon was a bit noisy so we preferred to switch it off in the night and there was also some constant noise from outside. Anyway, this will be definitely my accommodation choice in my next visit to BSB.

  • Stayed: February 2014
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

It is an old hotel first of all. But if comparing to other hotel around, this is one that is near to bus station and at affordable price. It was only 65 Brunei dollar per night. It is near to some tourist attractions and also bus stop that can catch the local bus to tour around. Staff is helpful enough to give the rough direction to different places. It's near to the famous mosque and shopping mall, Yayasan complex.
A good stay.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

Background/ Duration of stay: Came alone on a work/short vacation trip and stayed for 3 nights in early January 2014.

Room Overview: My room was on the second floor and facing the main road. Has a nice view but be prepared for noise from the road between 7 - 9am. There was, I could only imagine to be refurbishment work on the second floor but it's not a major inconvenience.

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A (Rooms)
(1) The room has a good size/layout and is overall clean. Bathroom/ Toilet was clean and generally met expectation. However the management may need to look into fixing the taps which was running and the sink which doesn't seem well-attached to the wall.

(2) Kettle didn't look too clean and had more limescale than it should.

(3) The duvet has a strong odour. May be an isolated incident but best to check in all the rooms.

(4) TV comes with CCTV News Channel/ HBO.

(5) Wifi coverage is fine on the second floor but can't be sure of the floors above.

(6) Standard room service and change of towels.

(B) FACILITY
(1) Printing costs about $3 p.p so if possible please do all your printing/ copying before you travel.

(2) Lounge and the adjacent cafe is quiet, clean and nice. Note that on Fridays, the restaurant closes from 12 - 2pm, as with the other eateries outside.

(C) CUSTOMER SERVICE
The reception staff and the ladies at the cafe were very pleasant.

LOCATION/ GETTING AROUND
(1) It's well within walking distance to some of the attractions. My walk (normal pace) to the Jalan Pemancha which was in the central took about 10 - 15 minutes. From there you can walk to Yayasan which is a shopping centre or take a boat ride around the capital. Those who need their daily cuppa will find a Coffee Bean (the local equivalent of Starbucks) opposite the HSBC Building.

(2) There is a food court opposite the hotel, just across the road.

(3) The bus frequency is generally low. I have seen a pair of tourists waiting very long for a bus so if it is urgent, I'd suggest you hire a cab. Not cheap but it will get you to your place quickly.

FINAL REMARK
Generally this hotel met and may even surpassed my personal expectation. I'd come again if I travel to Brunei again.

Room Tip: A room facing the road for a nice view (but take note of the traffic noise in the morning). Preferab...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

Good hotel, walking distance from almost everything (although the city is small so probably true for many places). Bed and pillows comfortable. Mini fridge and coffee/tea was very useful since mini markets are hard to come by! Across the street from a night food fair. Helpful staff. Outdoor pool in nice setting. Decent restaurant and good banana splits!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

Terrace Hotel is very strategic. It's within the downtown are of Bandar Seri Begawan and you can walk to the shopping malls, bus stop, restaurant. and the mosque from the hotel. It's also near the catholic church. Very convienient to travellers, especially those who dont avail of rent-a-car.

Staff members are friendly. It's an old hotel that needs to be rennovated. But in general, it's nice and suitable to stay for travellers within the cosmopolitan in Bandar Seri Begawan.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here one night as this was booked by the airline during our transit stay in Brunei. The staff are friendly. However the hotel is old and definitely needs a refurb. Would I stay here if I had to pay? I would definitely look elsewhere first. The carpet is worn out and damaged, the ceiling has water damage, the bathroom has stains. Overall a budget hotel that does the job.
Just glad the staff a nice and professional. :)

Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Terrace Hotel

Address: Jalan Tasek Lama, Bandar Seri Begawan BS8211, Brunei Darussalam
Location: Brunei Darussalam > Brunei-Muara District > Bandar Seri Begawan
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 19 Hotels in Bandar Seri Begawan
Price Range: $61 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Terrace Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Eighty air-conditioned guest room. Each with private bathroom, colour TV, hairdryer, electronic safe, kettle, IDD telephone and refrigerator and access free wireless. We are close to the centre of Bandar Seri Begawan. Walking distance to SOAS Mosque, HM Yayasan Complex and Royal Regalia Museum. ... more   less 
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