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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Pros: Rooms are spacious, hotel is grand (very big). View is nice. Service was excellent Cons: Isolated, dated interior, breakfast was not impressive I think the hotel would benefit from updating the furniture and design of the rooms. The food was not up to par with hotels of similar value in other cities. Generally, all was good. Service was excellent...

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The Empire Hote... B, General Manager at The Empire Hotel & Country Club, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your views, which we have taken note of. Sincerely, Nigel Badminton General Manager nigel.badminton@theempirehotel.com

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

The grounds and rooms of this hotel really are top notch, but the food is so-so. The pantai resto and breakfast have broad selections, but the quality and selection can't hold a candle to the luxury hotels in Jakarta. And when you get tired of their food it's a bit of haul. Many of my visiting colleagues prefer the Radisson,...

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Dear Guest, Your comments on TripAdvisor are much appreciated. Sincerely, Nigel Badminton General Manager nigel.badminton@theempirehotel.com

Philippines
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Elegant hotel which are open to tourists and locals who want to go around the site. Customer service was great, bathrooms/toilets are squeaky clean and fabulously designed with a couch, but the location was far from the malls and other restaurants so you need to have car service. The guards kept checking the pools if there were outsiders who were...

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The Empire Hote... B, General Manager at The Empire Hotel & Country Club, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting your constructive review on TripAdvisor. Sincerely, Nigel Badminton General Manager nigel.badminton@theempirehotel.com

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Nice place to relax , i think its the only first class resort in brunei . Its quite far from the city and international airport . The hotel is stunning with a view of the ocean . Lobby is huge . Toiletries is more than enough, room n toilet is big . But too bad breakfast is just so so...

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The Empire Hote... B, General Manager at The Empire Hotel & Country Club, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am pleased you found The Empire to be a nice place to relax and we will increase the breakfast selction. Sincerely, Nigel Badminton General Manager nigel.badminton@theempirehotel.com

Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Well this August I visited the hotel but just the restaurant pantai I was really amazed by the architecture of this hotel one of the best I have seen but as I was in the restaurant only I found the restaurant staff really nyc and polite especially the manager Mr. Vikram Yadav he was so soft spoken and well groomed...

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The Empire Hote... B, General Manager at The Empire Hotel & Country Club, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your positive review on TripAdvisor and for recognising the good efforts of our service staff in Pantai restaurant. Sincerely, Nigel Badminton General Manager nigel.badminton@theempirehotel.com

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 5 December 2016

After booking our cruise months previously we contacted Esjay Loh with Viator about availability of the Bandar Seri Begawan Shore Excursion. She responded in a timely fashion the shore excursion was available. We are here to see how the Ultra Rich spend their leisure time. Room Rates start at the reasonable $200 USD for a standard room per night and...

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The Empire Hote... B, General Manager at The Empire Hotel & Country Club, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit and thank you for posting your comments on TripAdvisor. Sincerely, Nigel Badminton General Manager nigel.badminton@theempirehotel.com

Paddington
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Wow, from the moment we arrived. Our room was beautiful with the most amazing view over the south china sea. Our room was serviced twice daily and there is a complimentary minibar, very important to note that there is no alcohol anywhere in this country, it didnt bother us but if you like a drink, you can bring your own....

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The Empire Hote... B, General Manager at The Empire Hotel & Country Club, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am so pleased that you had a good stay and we hope to welcome you and your family back soon. Sincerely, Nigel Badminton General Manager nigel.badminton@theempirehotel.com

Reviewed 28 November 2016

Excellent resort with breathtaking view! Hotel staffs are friendly and helpful. The foods are nice with complimentary snacks. Overall, it is a great place for relaxing after completed your business meeting.

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Dear Guest, I am glad that you had a relaxing visit and thank you for sharing your review on TripAdvisor. Sincerely, Nigel Badminton General Manager nigel.badminton@theempirehotel.com

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 25 November 2016

If you find yourself in Brunei this is the place to stay , it is a full luxury resort - family friendly - beaches - sporting - Golf - lots of choices in Restaurants . Remember there is no alcohol in the country so drinking . The resort is a long way out of the downtown area

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your generous compliment on TripAdvisor. Sincerely, Nigel Badminton General Manager nigel.badminton@theempirehotel.com

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Over the top for sure. Its like walking into a Grand Ballroom but then you realize its only the entrance to the hotel lobby, yet the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Maybe it was the effort of the two ladies Sanda and Tatti who made my check-in smooth and hassle free. The croissant’s ar Zest cafe were almost the size...

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Dear Guest, I am delighted you had such a good stay and thank you for your kind compliments for Sanda and Teti, which are much appreciated. Sincerely, Nigel Badminton General Manager nigel.badminton@theempirehotel.com

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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
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • 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: ₹ 13,080 - ₹ 15,965 (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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“Worth going for rooms with garden view which are not only cheaper but offer a nice and quiet view of the garden and lake.”
 of 5 bubbles CletusL_12, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“we were in west wing easy access to pool”
 of 5 bubbles SmileyChicago_IL, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Lagoon wing for good views, atrium wings adjoining lobby for better maintained rooms and closer walks.”
 of 5 bubbles spikyone8318, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If stay Lagoon/Waterfall (away from Main Building), need Buggy ride or good 7mins walk from Lobby”
 of 5 bubbles Grace8808, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Pick deluxe rooms at the main building - Nice views, closer to the lobby”
 of 5 bubbles ElizabethKayN, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
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