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The Brunei Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I arrived on a late flight and checked in here for a night. I had arranged for a pick-up from the airport and was only given a reply more than 24 hours later. The short ride from the airport cost me BND30. Check-in was relatively fuss-free and I was given a room on the 1st floor near the lift. Size-wise the room was a little small. Floors were not carpeted but the room was clean. Sleep quality was average as the mattress was somewhat a little too firm. My room faced the main road and noise can be heard very easily as traffic built up in the morning. Water from the taps smelt a little trepid and the towels looked like they had seen better days. Wi-Fi speeds were decent and I was given the codes for 2 devices. Location-wise the hotel is situated in downtown BSB but apart from that little else. Not too bad a choice particularly if you don't have any other or little alternative.

we cam to town early evening and coming from Ho Chi Min City. We were kind of exhausted, the friendly staff helped us with our luggage, and we took an hours nap, wanted to go out of the hotel... when we left the hotel... there was nobody it was like ghost town... that was strange, we returned to the hotel and had dinner in the in house restaurant... something light and very delicious. We retired, the room had everything we needed...Wifi: If you want to use this, be aware of their laws,... u have to be carefull ... One day in the city is plenty, and we left the following afternoon we went on to Manila.

The hotel is very central. The rooms are far too small. Close to bus terminal and river ferries and market. Nice restaurants walking distances. The water village was nice just catch the ferries across the road.

I got the free pickup from the airport late at night and the driver helped me get cash from the atm and then talked to me about things to do in BSB. He then arranged for me to go to the palace the following morning to meet the Queen during Hari Raya! It really happened (they open the palace only 3 days a year and I was there then ). Staff were very helpful in trying to organise my requests, although they didn't really have a tour information service. I was a solo traveller and so you cannot do anything by yourself; you have to pay double for any trips. This meant I had to figure out other trips in my own and sometimes the staff couldn't help. Might be an idea for them to have some sort of information available for solo travellers. Room was lovely and spacious and the location was great for walking around. Very close to River front. Would definitely stay again as I was very happy here!

Only stayed in Brunei 1 night, as there isn't much to do in Bandar Seri Begawan. The staff are very helpful, the dinner buffet is lovely with excellent choices of all sorts of food. Normally we don't eat dinner in hotels but due to Ramadan we decided it was too late to get to the food markets etc. A note on Ramadan, although a strict Muslim country, Brunei is not oppressive (unlike some places in the middle east) so the people are very friendly and welcome guests. Due to the strictness of Islam in Brunei, not even foreigners are allowed to drink or eat in public. You have to order something and take it back to your hotel room. We spoke about this to our taxi driver, who was a nice lady from malaysia, she said she personally didn't mind tourists eating and drinking in public during ramadan. Personally I would feel weird doing it in front of people who couldn't eat or drink for hours, out of respect we adhered to their ways and customs. I would encourage everyone to do the same. The taxi was very reasonable from the airport, don't assume the driver is trying to scam you when they ask whether you want the meter on or a fixed priced. The meter was actually the same price, which included the driver taking us for photos at the sultans palace entrance as well as the big mosque. Well worth it! Great hotel for a stop over in Brunei, probably the best value in town.

This is a good place to stay in down town if you have to - BSB can be somewhat boring. Rooms are large and the breakfast is quite alright. At high tide its just a few steps to the riverbank where one can catch a speed boat water taxi. All other sights are in walking distance if you can manage the heat. Very friendly and helpful staff.

It is so sad to see the restaurant so quiet in the evening with only one table occupied. The food is excellent and service with a smile. Right from the salad to the main course especially dessert. The hotel should have a stronger marketing team to promote their restaurant. It is understandable that the hotel is located where it is hard to find parking but there are a lot of good things that they can say about the surrounding area itself.

This was a great find in the heart of the capital. The rooms are very clean and well maintained. The beds are firm, as are the pillows so if you prefer soft bedding this may not be the hotel for you but it's personal preferences. Staff are friendly and the check in was quick and efficient. Breakfast buffet was good. Not a huge amount of choice but some great dishes and egg station and they will even make you fresh waffles. Yum. The hotel is within walking distance to everything. There's not a huge amount to do in the capital but the hotel is close enough to the mosque that you can walk there day or night. Spectacular! Walking to river from here is also easy and the local shopping mall. Staff organised trip to airport at end of our stay which cost $20AU. Which considering you can't find a taxi or Uber in Brunei it is good value. Would highly recommend this hotel.

Very friendly people, food was great, great ambiance. Fast room service and excellent location to Bandarku Ceriaku event that happen every Sunday morning. Near Yayasan shopping malls, coffeebean and water village. Expect to see no other shop open after 8am tho. Just few items that is missing- parking not available and given two single bed instead of a queen even after we requested one. Other than that, i will give them excellent.

Pros: friendly and supported stuff, good breakfast of variety of dishes, accepted level of cleanness, very strategic location, airport shuttle services, good WiFi internet connection for free (if your room close to the router), efficient air condition inside the room. Cons: amusement is zero, no gym, no swimming pool, only one international TV channel to be watched in the room's TV, during my staying there were some noises from generator or another machine, they gave me inner small room without view.

95, Jalan Pemancha Bandar Seri Begawan

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities

The Brunei Hotel places you within a 10-minute stroll of Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque and Royal Regalia Museum. Each of the 63 rooms at this 3-star hotel includes free minibar items, a coffee maker, and an LCD TV. Also close to this Bandar Seri Begawan hotel are Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque and Brunei Museum.


Enjoy a bite to eat at Choices Cafe, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


All 63 air-conditioned rooms provide free minibar items, coffee makers, and safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with DVD players. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Desks are also standard.

Property features

The Brunei Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and laundry facilities. You'll find limited parking. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage.

Room options

Superior Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Double Room, 1 Double or 2 Single Beds

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Executive Double Room, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

85% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 368 reviews