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The Empire Hotel & Country Club

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Singapore
Reviewed 24 December 2013

The hotel is only a 15-20 min fixed price taxi from the airport and about the same into BSB. If you like massive new build hotels with lots of marble and gold paint then this is right up your street. For us it was quite gaudy, lacking any real charm. The room and bathroom were both a good size, the...

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TheEmpireHotel, General Manager at The Empire Hotel & Country Club, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your constructive review and I will certainly take your observations on the decor into consideration for the future. I apologise for the inconvenience you were caused by the poor internal coordination and we are working to improve on this. Sincerely, Nigel Badminton

Glasgow
Reviewed 23 December 2013

This is an incredibly grand resort. I was there mainly for business but the facilities are perfect for relaxing in between work. The small beach was beautiful and everywhere was filled with lush green trees and gardens. I didn't have a sea view room but I wish i did. The resort is large so breakfast is served in the main...

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TheEmpireHotel, General Manager at The Empire Hotel & Country Club, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on your stay. I am pleased that, overall, you enjoyed your visit. We are certainly working to improve the hospitality we offer to our guests, which I agree is important, given the size of the property. Sincerely, Nigel Badminton

Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia
Reviewed 21 December 2013 via mobile

We always stayed here everytime we visit Brunei Darussalam. The hotel is very majestic, the room was very spacious, free wifi in the room for club member with free one activity (kayak/bowling/cycling etc). There are two main problems with this hotel; the staffs are not friendly, not helpful, grumpy looking, not efficient and the other problem is breakfast does not...

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TheEmpireHotel, General Manager at The Empire Hotel & Country Club, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It is with regret that I read your comment and I am sorry that you were disappointed with the approach of our staff and the breakfast on your recent visit. I can assure you that we will make every effort to improve in the future and I hope you will find an improvement on your return. Sincerely, Nigel...

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 20 December 2013

We stayed at the Deluxe room for 3 nights. Comfortable fluffy beds, marbled bathroom, and complimentary shoe shine! The rooms are spacious and a sense of luxury. You could basically do little runs in the shower. The bathtub is huge and intimate. We loved the rooms but the hospitality of the people there were not the makings of a 6-star...

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TheEmpireHotel, General Manager at The Empire Hotel & Country Club, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Yee, Thank you for your compliments and constructive feedback, all of which is appreciated. I am sorry you were disappointed by Reception's handling off your shoe shine request and the room service breakfast. These concerns have been addressed and we will be introducing a new and improved room service menu in the New Year. I look forward to...

Singapore
Reviewed 19 December 2013

Introduction Located about 20 - 30 minutes drive from Bandar Seri Begawan International airport, The Empire Hotel And Country Club in Brunei is more than just a hotel or a place to stay, it's a self-contained tourist attraction as well. Built by the Royal Family, The Empire Hotel And Country Club is the largest hotel in the country, the most...

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TheEmpireHotel, General Manager at The Empire Hotel & Country Club, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am delighted to read how much you enjoyed your recent stay at The Empire and I am pleased to know that you appreciated the many the facilities and activities. I very much look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Sincerely, Nigel Badminton

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 17 December 2013 via mobile

Beautiful hotel on approx 170 Htrs. It use to be the Sultans younger brothers Palace. Grand and opulent, very nice rooms, breakfast and incredible faultless facilities. Country Club with temping Bolling and 18 hole golf course. Definitely won't stay elsewhere. Very highly recommend this hotel. Only downfall is that it is 20 min from down town.

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TheEmpireHotel, General Manager at The Empire Hotel & Country Club, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your generous praise of The Empire and we look forward to welcoming you back for a longer visit. Sincerely, Nigel Badminton

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 December 2013

I was fortunate to have nine days in Brunei in December for an exhibition, and the first thing you notice upon reaching the sites is just the sheer size of this place, as it is a hotel and Country Club complete with golf course attached. This hotel was obviously designed to make a statement and just a quick stroll around...

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TheEmpireHotel, General Manager at The Empire Hotel & Country Club, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I thank you for taking the time to leave such comprehensive feedback on your recent visit to The Empire. I have taken careful note of this and will keep it in mind for future improvements and as we continue to work on improving our service. Sincerely, Nigel Badminton

Brisbane
Reviewed 13 December 2013

Just once in your lifetime, take a break in Brunei and spoil yourself for a few days at this hotel. Absolutely extravagant lobby and foyer. All rooms surrounded by lakes and the South China Sea. We hired a sail boat and sailed around the bay. We played golf, ten pin bowling and ate lots of yummy pizzas. A hire car...

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TheEmpireHotel, General Manager at The Empire Hotel & Country Club, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit and your positive review is much appreciated. Sincerely, Nigel Badminton

Kalutara
Reviewed 7 December 2013

It was my first visit to Brunei and the Hotel it self given superb experience in luxury environment. Enjoyed a lot event it was a business trip. Hotel is speeded over huge area and it's provide theaters, Golf club, Water pools in different conditions etc. Even the surrounding was rally beautiful and walking path around the hotel gives better impact...

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TheEmpireHotel, General Manager at The Empire Hotel & Country Club, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review and I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Sincerely, Nigel Badminton

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 30 November 2013

I went to Brunei for the first time and upon reaching the Airport which is near completion of the New International Airport, went to the Hotel and when I arrived at the Lobby it's large with Tall Pillars and Golden atmosphere. The Staff was very friendly and courteous. I was given a Room and upon reaching the room, I was...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for complimenting The Empire team and I am pleased that you experienced a memorable moments here. Sincerely, Nigel Badminton

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about The Empire Hotel & Country Club

Address: Kampong Jerudong BG3122, Brunei Darussalam
Region: Brunei Darussalam > Brunei-Muara District > Kampong Jerudong
Price Range: $260 - $369 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Empire Hotel & Country Club 5*
Number of rooms: 518
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