THE Empire Hotel & Country Club is arguably Brunei’s most luxurious place to stay with the sprawling property funded by a senior member of the country’s ruling royal family.
The beachfront address, which sits on Borneo’s north coast a stone’s throw from the capital city Bandar Seri Begawan, has 522 suites and apartments set in an assortment of buildings that offer water or garden views.
My room has a grand feel and is in the main building with two king-single beds dressed in fine cotton sheets, a big bathroom with tub and shower, and a private balcony offering a view across the swimming lagoons to the South China Sea.
The Empire Hotel boasts a collection of restaurants and bars, shops, a day spa, and golf course on site making it possible to spend a whole holiday here without venturing outside the front gate.
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