Have stayed a couple of times at Empire. Depending on what type of room you select, the standard of room and view that you get varies. There tend to be long queues and delays for check in if it is a weekend or public holiday. This time, chose to check in on Monday into a deluxe E-room. The check in was very fast and efficient. Happy that the request for sea view was fulfilled and pleasantly surprised by a welcome-back card on the table with a few pieces of local cakes. Nice touch. The deluxe E-room was spacious, nice and clean but there is a little odor of cigarette smell on the pillow cases. Love the privacy where one can just sit out at the balcony listening to the waves crashing in and watch the sun slowly sets below the horizon. But one of the lamps at the balcony was not working so it was a bit dark and gloomy at night.
Enjoyed the E-club facilities (worth the extra buck). The personnel at the E-lounge were all very friendly and polite. Most of the staff we met along the way will smile and greet. However, the waiting time for the buggy to come to send us to and fro the country club was a bit long. Enjoyed the sauna there.
Overall it was an enjoyable and relaxing stay. Would return again.
- 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