Went with the missus and bubs on this trip so we stayed a nice place.
Little did I know the Empire is a biiiiiig hotel.
The rooms are excellent, their big, TV is good, business utilities are lacking and I had a hard time getting onto the internet outside of their official business centre, fantastic view over the lake nothing to complain about.......until the batch and shower spewed out muddy water on our last day was about to can the place but they ended up putting us in an upgraded room for the last 4 hours or so which is like yowzer!
The hotel building is 5 star at least, there is also a bowling alley as well as a cinema. The night we were there the Chinese restaurant had a buffet on and it was excellent, very quiet also.
The empire should really be classed as a resort not really a hotel as alot of the entertainment is for tourist resort goers. But even on a business trip I had a good time. Along with the 3 pools, one overlooking the ocean...:D
The only thing I would complain about is some of the service, at times, especially outside the lobby, it was very unprofessional and an unfortunate habit of staff in this region.
That however was really the low point of a generally enjoyable experience
- 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