This is my preferred business hotel in Brunei. The location is great...it is in the Gadong business district, attached to a shopping mall and walking distance from hundreds of shops and restaurants in the local area. There is a supermarket in the basement of the mall and another in the adjacent block. The hotel is convenient to the main Government office complex and the airport...perhaps 10 minutes by taxi.
Rooms are very spacious and well laid out for business...huge desk area with adequate power outlets and lighting. Booking the club level room gets one complimentary breakfast in the lounge or restuarant, free internet and access to the 7th floor lounge with good evening hors d'oeuvres. For non-Muslim guests, the lounge area has two private rooms that can be used for happy hour (if you've had the foresight to BYOB)...as always discretion is recommended as Brunei is a predominantly Muslim country with sharia law.
Cons: internet is a bit slow, which seems to be a universal problem in Brunei. The business center keeps inconsistent and weird hours...it's very difficult to get something printed after 5 pm. I would guess the property is about 25-30 years old and it would benefit from a refresh.
Bottom line: good value for money and a very convenient location.
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