We stayed 4 nights at the KH Soon as an alternative to staying in seperate dorm beds down the street. We paid B$45 a night for an enormous room with a private Western bathroom, nice AC, and a hot shower. There was no TV but there was a table and a desk. Shared bathrooms are all of the "squat" variety. The best thing about the place is the location: 2 blocks from the central bus station, 6 blocks from the mosque and the mall, 2 blocks from a decent dry market, and just a five minute walk from the busy waterfront. The staff were really nice and helpful and there is a great tourist office downstairs. Sundays are "fun days" here, so the hotel is used on an hourly basis until 3 pm that day. It's often used hourly by the numerous "ladies of the night" that congregate across the street or in the lobby, so if you're put off by that kind of thing you'll want to avoid the place. No wifi available. Some info about the city: busses 37, 38, and 39 will take you to the Labuan ferry pier. Bus 01 will take you to the Sultan Ali mosque up the way or the large shopping mall up the highway from it. River taxis cost only $1 per person to cross to the floating town on the other side of the river (a must see). Pretty amazing little town if you've got a few days to explore it.
- Also Known As:
- k.h. Soon Resthouse Hotel Bandar Seri Begawan