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The Brunei Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Everything went smoothly with The Brunei hotel. The room felt like an oasis after a sticky day in the heat. Used room service and I have to say that the hotel restaurant is nearly excellent. The prices are also surprisingly reasonable (both room rates and room service). Only thing that didn't quite go as planned was the pick-up from the airport. The driver never showed up. But no harm done. There were taxis waiting at the airport. The taxi ride to the hotel should cost less than 20BND, we paid 16BND. Nice hassle free service too.

Location is excellent, with most of the tourist destination within walking distance, tamu kianggeh, the new economic corridor, yayasan, you can also get a boat ride to the nearby water villages. There are also lots of restaurants nearby, one of them is a Chinese halal restaurant which serves affordable and delicious meals

We stayed in this hotel from Jan17-19. From our side of the hotel there’s a very small river where we can see a lot of monkeys going down from the mountain side. This actually kept us entertained as there’s nothing to do in Brunei. There are a lot of small eating place surrounding this hotel and a coffee bean and tea leaf branch in the next corner. Hotel food is okay but don’t expect too much as there are very few guests to serve and understandably, limited food choices for breakfast.

Airport pick up can be arranged for 20 Brunei dollars (same as hailing a taxi). Friendly and helpful staff on reception and in restaurant. They helped me to book a tour. Clean, comfortable rooms albeit they are quite dark. Nice shower rooms. Wifi did not work in the bedroom but was superb in lobby. Laundry service spot on. Would be happy to return.

A three stars hotel in the middle of the city. Airport pick up service costs B$20 per trip. Free shuttle bus from hotel to the mall and others shopping malls. Must check the schedule with the staffs because sometimes they don’t have driver. They have free WiFi but it is really slow.

Great location, the water taxis can come right beside the hotel. Rooms are decent size, and ours overlooked the small river. So no pool and no gym makes this business hotel. Cafe puts on decent breakfast, pleasant staff. My previous stays were at Empire and Rizqun, I like this one the best and returned a few days later. Walk to catch bus to Miri also a plus.

Arrived at Brunei airport expecting to be picked up for airport transfer to hotel but no one was there! Rang up hotel and apparently they forgot as driver was sick! I think often of one office manager ended picking us up - very friendly and apologetic. Hotel is very clean, service friendly and maintenance guy were quick to fix a few things that was broken - especially inability to connect to WiFi! Within walking distances to shops, night market and samoan that takes us around Kampung Ayer. Will recommend this place as only blot on the stay was the airport pickup and WiFi not working the first day.

Pleasant 1 night stay. Staff are friendly and helpful. Packed breakfast can be arranged for early morning check out. Location - near bus station for buses to/from ferry terminal. And make it your starting point if you plan to do the Heritage walk.

I stayed here for 2 nights with my family. The hotel looks modern but it's a bit dark in the room. The toilet was so spacious. The breakfast buffet was good. It's a walking distance to restaurants and other point of interest. The only downside was the wifi connection it was so slow and the connection was unstable.

The hotel is modern, squeezed among buildings so that the rooms are very dark as you face the next building few meters away. You need the light on all day and lights are not even bright. The rooms are small but they have complimentary water and tea/coffee and a safe. The bathroom is small but new, very dimly lit too, not ideal for shaving or make-up. There is a hair dryer. The bed was comfortable, the pillows were not (too hard and thick) but when I asked they provided me with a better one. Wifi was a little difficult to achieve but after some calls and different passwords it worked beautifully. The location is excellent: in full center, near the river, at walking distance from the main sights and from restaurants. Breakfast is average. There was an egg post but nobody there to prepare eggs.

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 Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanai Bolkiah Shopping Complex and Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque. 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 Royal Regalia Museum and Kampong Ayer - Venice of East.


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. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee 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 Double Room, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

85.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 384 reviews