Date of Stay: September 10-12, 2016
RATING (Scale of 1 to 10)
Condition and Cleanliness: *******
Staff Performance: ********
Room Comfort: *******
Food and Beverage: *****
Other Amenities: *****
Value for Money: ******
|Times Square Mall|
The sleek and luxurious, elegantly furnished airconditioned rooms (standard, superior, deluxe and executive deluxe) with electronic key lock; private bathrooms complete with a rainshower head and hair dryer; minibar, flat-screen LCD cable TV (with just 10 satellite channels including HBO movie channel, National Geographic Channel, a sport channel but no international news coverage), coffee/tea making facility, work desk and in-room safe.
There is no DVD player so your entertainment options are limited. They charge for additional pillows or towels. Even if some rooms have balconies, don’t expect any view from there and from the windows. There's only one outlet within the room, plus another in the bathroom, which you can use for charging your cellular phones, laptops, cameras and other electronic gadgets.
|Times Square food court|
There are many dining options at the ground level (for Filipino cuisine, try Cocina de Lola) and at the relatively nice Times Square food court. There’s also a multiplex cinema on Level 4, a pharmacy, a full-service supermarket on the ground floor and a bowling alley is a 5 min walk away. There are no international brand name stores at this small mall, but it is still a good place to buy souvenirs.
|Times Square Mall shopping area|
It is also a 10-min. drive from the Gadong and Kiulap commercial area. However, it is far from the center (about 20 mins. away) and taxis are difficult to get and very expensive (about 20-30 Brunei dollars just to go to the city center). You can pre-book a taxi via the hotel but it is not always guaranteed they will find one available.