This is our third time here and we arevstaying for three weeks!
My 11 year old son and I just LOVE this place. The hotel is luxurious, the grounds like paradise and the people so warm and friendly! Everyone knows us and we feel so at home. We are always upgraded and end up with a HUGE suite with executive facilities!
My son makes friends with all the people who work at the E kids club and he goes off with them. Richard, the amazing manager of the kids club assigns staff to him and I don't even see him during the day! That leaves me free to sunbathe and catch up on all the books I don't get a chance to read at home!
Unlike many other countries, the people here are genuinely very nice. They don't pretend to be nice with e expectation of a huge tip at the end of it!
Yes, the shopping is rubbish in the hotel but if you venture out you will find that, despite their wealth, the shopping in Brunei is REALLY bad! I don't understand why this is the case but I have been to every mall and can't believe how bad it is!
The restaurants at The Empire are good, espe ially Spaghettini. If you have access to the executive floor then you have of choice of having breakfast in the main buffet restaurant or upstairs where there is a smaller buffet and waiters take your egg orders. There is also afternoon tea from 3-6 and cocktails with little bites between 6.00-7.30. These are all included in the package!
I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel either to families with younger children (teenagers may get bored) and of course honeymooners! It's a real gem and has so much to offer in so many ways!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- The Empire Hotel And Country Club
- Empire Hotel Brunei