The Holiday Lodge Hotel Jerudong
Average rate: $76 - Hotel class: 4 stars
Lot: 27192, Jerudong, Brunei
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Really nice place Feb 02, 2011
Hotel is located about 10 – 15 km from capital – Bandar Seri Begawan and we were quite disappointed, when noticed the distance, as we are not renting cars and have not got own one, but during the stay location was not a problem at all.
But let me describe it in details.
We arrived to Brunei Darussalam on 2nd of February 2011, which is the day before Chinese New Year, and yes, despite it is Islamic country they are celebrating it as public holiday.
We reached hotel near midnight therefore (we thought) it was quiet. Really efficient and quick check-in and we were in the room.
Whole hotel is non-smoking place, so to get one ciggy every time I had to go 4 floors down to the front of the hotel, where public ashtray was located. Every time passing by the reception I was greeted with a big smile and 'good morning/evening/afternoon' – regardless 10 or 15 time – always sincere smile.
This was the attitude of the stuff – nothing is the problem and there is no point to stress or rush. But, everything was done and on time.
Breakfasts were served in small hotel 'restaurant' – couple of tables and buffet, but even, the hotel is quite big, it was never crowded. Nice choice of all typical hotel breakfast food as well as some local tastes. There is a small bonus. As there is Russian Embassy office in hotel – everyday you have your breakfast in diplomatic company ;)
Rooms are located on 4 floors with entrances from balcony-hall on internal well, with windows facing outside. On the ground floor supposed to be pool, but there was no water in that and some undergoing works were there.
There are lots of small lizards on corridor walls, and as my fiancee is scared of them we were almost running to the lift, but to be honest, despite of big – nearly half inch gap under the door to room – not even one came into to 'visit' us during the whole stay.
We were lucky to have windows facing opposite than nearby mosque, so instead of being awaken by morning prayers (which we couldn't hear at all) we were observing monkeys passing by on the small forest about 200 m away.
There is a free hotel van shuttle service between hotel and BSB. Usually going to town at 10am and 2pm and back at 1pm and about 7 or 9 pm. Hours are not strict – it is to agree with van driver.
Driver, Sam – I am not sure if this is his real name is doing outstanding job. Always smiling, giving a lot very valuable tips on what to see, where to go, and prices in BSB. He is helpful and flexible. As the rest of stuff – nothing is a problem – you want to be dropped off there?- no problem, to be picked up here at this time – no problem. He just took us to Empire Hotel – as kind of tour – only to show us how great is Sultan's hotel. He was truly proud showing it to us, as well as Jerudong Park and a coast.
Back to hotel. This is true – it is not anymore modern and newly-fresh, well... as whole Brunei Darussalam, but it was really nice to stay there. Truly, place ,where after all day long full of tourism we were coming back there as to home. And were treated as if we were best friends of manager.
Great, tasty and cheap room service food.
I can't find anything to complain about this hotel and would definitely stay there if back in Brunei as well as I would recommend it.
Great value and atmosphere for not a big money.
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The Holiday Lodge Hotel Jerudong Overview
Holiday Lodge Hotel is a self sufficient haven with cosy resort style design. It offers a relaxing environment and proximity to the Jerudong Park Playground, RBGCC golf course and Trijaya Equestrian Centre.
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