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95 Jalan Pemancha, Bandar Seri Begawan BS8811 Brunei Darussalam
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#3 of 24 hotels in Bandar Seri Begawan
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Situated in the heart of the city, The Brunei Hotel provides easy access to the business district of commercial houses, banks, airline offices and the scenic waterfront and other imposing landmarks are only a short stroll away.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Fishing
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Walking tours
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Bottled water
Hair dryer
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Filipino, Malay and 1 more
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Houstonian42 wrote a review Feb 2021
Houston, Texas, USA23 contributions28 helpful votes
The hotel is fine in itself for Bandar but they are terrible with their booking management. Twice this year I'm trying to book... only to receive an email later asking me to cancel because they don't have availability! I won't bother anymore..
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Responded 1 Mar 2021
Thank you for taking the time to write to us. We apologize for the inconvenience caused on the booking management. We have doubled checked all online booking systems and they're all displaying our live room availability.
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R_Alia_R wrote a review Sep 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia13 contributions13 helpful votes
Stayed here for a short business trip. The receptionist are so helpful and give a lot of advice of what to find nearby. The location is also very strategic and near to most of my favorite restaurant (kaizen sushi and escapade). The hotel's breakfast is nice too with a lot of variety consider its a small hotel. Room is nice and clean. Overall is a good hotel to stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Shavy wrote a review Apr 2020
Roeselare, Belgium7358 contributions684 helpful votes
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Based on my recent experience and opinion. The Brunei Hotel deserves five stars due to its locations and the friendliness of the personnel. The tourist attractions are within the vicinity, as well as shopping opportunities. The room consists of a wooden floor, clean linen, television, free wifi, refrigerator, coffee/tea, and a kettle; also, refilled water. The bathroom was nice and clean. Fairly to say, the room wasn't huge, we have a twin room, it was adequate. Above all, it was super clean! Always the first thing I did when entering the room, check everywhere if there's no dust or stain on the linen. The personnel was helpful and friendly. As our flight was later at night, we leave our luggage for the whole day for free. And a lady at the reception offered us an umbrella because it was raining. How to get here from the airport: The cheapest way is the green color bus number 23 for 1 BND (0.65 cents euro) per person. When exiting from the arrival terminal go left till the end, the bus stops are in front of the departure terminal. Beware, it can take a while before the bus comes. The second option, the hotel has an airport shuttle for 20 BDN (16 euro) for two people. Taxi cost around 25 BND.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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AlyJatta wrote a review Feb 2020
Seattle, Washington12 contributions6 helpful votes
Location, Location, Location! This was the first hotel in Brunei and you cannot have a better location for catching a water taxi for $1 across the street to go to the water village or to the Temburong Jetty to go to Temburong National Park by boat. It’s also 2 blocks from the Tamu Kianggeh outdoor produce, food and craft market. Plenty of restaurants and coffee shops in different directions to try are at its doorstep. I enjoyed being in the city center, just a block from the Chinese Temple which survived World War II and just a little further is the Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, and a block from the waterfront. I loved the little coy pond in the lobby. Found the restaurant elegant with plenty of Western, Asian and Bruneian options for breakfast, I understand they are about to remodel it. Staff was polite, professional and helpful with all of my requests. From the top deck there is a nice view of the waterfront and the water village and waterway alongside the hotel. Nice sleek modern feel throughout. Clean. Netflix options I appreciated as the previous hotel I stayed at only had 7 channels. I would return.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Suzi S wrote a review Feb 2020
Kuala Belait, Brunei Darussalam6 contributions3 helpful votes
Rooms here are small and dark if you are on the wrong side of the hotel, so maybe better for business travelers. Ask for river view which is brighter. Cleaning of rooms needs looking at by the manager, all a bit slap dash,dirty shower, toilet and dusty floors. The one! pillow on the super hard bed was revolting and sweat stained, so not a good nights sleep. Plug on kettle very dangerous. Free parking is on road, you have to pay and claim back from hotel. No wifi except in lobby! All in all not worth $70 (without breakfast ) Wish I'd booked the longhouse on the river, I will next time. Some staff friendly and helpful others not so much, no manager when asked for.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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YL Shanghai wrote a review Feb 2020
San Francisco, California243 contributions68 helpful votes
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This is a downtown hotel, although the town is quite small with only 200,000. The size of the room is ok while the phone is not working. Internet is also very slow although available. In Brunei, the pace of life is slow. Neither the phone nor the internet is needed. The hotel is very clean just like everywhere in Brunei. But the mall closest to the hotel is very small. The Mall which is the largest one, is a bit far. So is the biggest mosque of Brunei. Your package is very expensive if bought in the hotel. We found an individual at a fraction of the cost. His name is Mel (+6738161656). Very knowledgeable person with enthusiasm towards guests. His picture is attached. Also, please reserve hotel car for airport transportation in advance. The hotel car is cheaper and better than taxi. There is a river in front of the hotel with water taxi running.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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VijayTW7 wrote a review Nov 2019
London, United Kingdom15 contributions3 helpful votes
I stayed in a "superior room" with a double bed for 3 nights in early November 2019. Staff were friendly and helpful. The room was neat and clean, it was a bit small, I was travelling solo and just had my backpack so it was enough space for me but if you are a couple or have a lot of luggage you might struggle. There are no drawers to unpack your clothes into but there is a cloth/closet rack to hang clothes. AC worked perfectly and easy to control. TV is Netflix ready but you need to have a Netflix account. Wifi is free but drops-out/disconnects often, I ended up buying a tourist sim card from DST which was useful when I was out exploring. Breakfast is okay, its buffet style, they have an omelette station, most cooked food is Bruneian/Malaysian(laksa, noodles etc), they have cereal and toast, no espresso machine, a small selection of fruit(jackfruit, watermelon and guava), some pastries and juice. Quoted me B$20 for a shuttle to the airport, ended up using Dart(Brunei Uber), which cost me B$10.50. Dart(Uber) to the night market from the hotel was B$5.50. Hotel is well located and within walking distance of the main attractions of Brunei(mosque, tourist information centre, waterfront and you can walk over the bridge behind the mosque to get to the edge of the water village), there was a street market on around the corner when I arrived(sunday morning). There are plenty of places to eat, convenience stores and a shopping mall all within 5 minutes walk. There are a couple of tour agencies in the building next door(freme on the 4th floor and brunei tourisim on the 1st).
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Date of stay: November 2019
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travellinggoodies wrote a review Sep 2019
Sydney, Australia71 contributions28 helpful votes
This is a good hotel with friendly helpful staff members, and the food is quite good. The bed was comfortable but the lighting was poor, making it very difficult to read in the room. It’s close to most of the parts of Bandar Seri Begawan you might want to visit. Unfortunately our trip to Ulu Temburong Park was cancelled at short notice by the operator and we couldn’t find anyone else willing to take us and we’d pretty much seen and done BSB by then. It’s a really really hot and steamy place so we spent most of our last day catching up on Netflix!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tommy O wrote a review Sep 2019
Singapore15 contributions28 helpful votes
Booked the Executive Double Room. Spacious and comfortable than the superior room which I stayed previously. If you are a smoker, there's a hideaway smoking corner next to the cafe. Easy access to town and Kampong Ayer attraction.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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lauahpek wrote a review Aug 2019
Singapore, Singapore22 contributions4 helpful votes
The location of the hotel is in the heart of the city. The room is spacious with adequate amenities but the aircon is noisy. What’s unbearable is the wifi. It is dreadful to even mention how slow the wifi is at times. It is so bad that I am sometimes unable to stream YouTube videos on my device. There is also no local tv/cable TV other than streaming your own Netflix or use the YouTube/other apps from android TV. Other than that,the stay is pleasant, nice food at the restaurant and friendly staff. Breakfast selection changes everyday and is adequate. You may want to purchase a tourist SIM card to bypass the dreadful wifi at the hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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PRICE RANGE
US$63 - US$83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
Brunei DarussalamBrunei-Muara DistrictBandar Seri Begawan
NUMBER OF ROOMS
45
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Brunei Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Brunei Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque (0.2 km), Tamu Kianggeh (0.09 km), and Teng Yun Temple (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Brunei Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Brunei Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Brunei Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Brunei Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Brunei Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kaizen Sushi, Excapade Sushi, and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.
Does The Brunei Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Brunei Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does The Brunei Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, The Brunei Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Brunei Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Bandar Seri Begawan.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Brunei Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Brunei Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Malay, and Filipino.