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Discover Brunei, Empire style

14th April 2011 Print
Empire Hotel & Country Club - Brunei

If the thought of spending almost 24-hours on a long haul flight to Australia or New Zealand is disconcerting, take the opportunity to discover a new destination and plan a stopover en route. 

Brunei on the northern tip of Borneo is an ideal place to break the journey and is also an ideal location when twinned with a trip to the Middle East or other South East Asia destinations.

Just 20-minutes’ drive from Brunei’s Bandar Seri Begawan Airport is the luxurious 5-star Empire Hotel & Country Club. The architectural design and ambience of this luxury resort is built in a style that befits the image of Brunei as the home of the Sultan of Brunei.

Overlooking the South China Sea and on the edge of one of Asia’s oldest rain forests, the hotel is located on a magnificent stretch of Brunei’s pristine coastline and has 162 hectares of lush tropical gardens that capture the calm atmosphere found throughout Brunei.

Hotel guests can unwind in the peaceful gardens or opt for one of the massage therapies and beauty treatments designed to de-stress and rejuvenate in the hotel Spa.  Keen golfers can ease the strain of flying with a round of golf on the floodlit Jack Nicklaus signature 18-hole golf course or choose from a selection of other world-class sports and leisure facilities.   Fine dining is another hallmark of the Empire Hotel & Country Club with a choice of seven restaurants offering regional and international cuisine.

Many of Brunei’s attractions including the Tamu night market and traditional shopping areas are all within walking distance of each other in the heart of the capital, Bander Seri Begawan.  On the outskirts of the city is Kampong Ayer, a fascinating water village reputed to be the largest collection of stilt habitations in the world. The hotel can provide transfers to and from the capital for sightseeing trips.

A three day (two night) stopover in a large superior room at The Empire Hotel & Country Club including breakfast starts from £214 per person.  Visit:

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Empire Hotel & Country Club - Brunei