....if you're going to just stay put, do some golf, soak up the sun and swim in the nice pools. Even on business travel if you just do your meetings here, it's a really nice place....decadent a little, perhaps.
We had the ocean view room and I like it as the balcony was big and spacious as were the room and bath. Just the way I like it. With most resorts of this kind, if you get a room far from the lobby, it can be quite a walk, especially when you're really late for your transport out to a customer's site.
Whenever I was back in the room, I enjoyed staying there. Nice bed, good shower, enough amenities, etc. Breakfast was sufficient although there wasn't much choice like some places. All together, food was fine.
If I had a grouse, it would be the lack of public transport to go to town which was not that cheap either, but hey, one is supposed to stay at the Empire and make full use of the place and not go out, right?
I really like the fact that Wi-Fi is available and there were no issues for the duration of our stay.
- 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