We were going to stay at another hotel until we met Mike and his wife Alice - friendly locals who know it better. Within minutes they told us that the hotel we had chosen was not good and too expensive (60 US dollars) - mind you, it soundd very cheap to us, especially for Brunei.
No, we had to change hotel - well, actually we had to first go to their house, have a beer and a cigarette, admire the house (beautiful), check emails, have dinner with them... and then think about a new hotel where we'd stay. At this point we were really thinking that they would simply keep us there and adopt us - so friendly as they were.
Unique Quality: Finally a phone call was made and a hotel was found: a small hotel with all amenities for less than 40 dollars - comfortable bed, minibar, hairdryer and all... and very friendly staff. Only the breakfast was a big let down, but for a reason. Not many western people go there - we discovered - so the marmalade had gone off. All the other breakfast items were Asian breakfast things... curries included, which we gave a miss.
Directions: Just a few minutes from the airport
Jalan Tasek, P.O. Box 2203, Bandar Seri Begawan
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Muara Tutong Highway, Kampong Jerudong, Bandar Seri Begawan
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