Day-trippers will love this independently owned hotel located north west of Bandar Seri Begawan’s city centre enabling easy exploration of sites including the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque, the ancient Kota Batu site and Kampong Ayer, a unique village set on water. After a busy day discovering this facinating city guests can return to the comfort of their air-conditioned hotel room or take refreshing dip in the outdoor pool before heading out to devour a steaming Katok Rice in one of the local restaurants.
Why we recommend the Holiday Lodge
- Exclusive and independently owned
- Close to city centre
- Near various cultural sites
- Comfortable and modern rooms
- Outdoor pool with sun lounges
Attractions near the Holiday Lodge
The unique village
Dubbed the 'Venice of the East', Kampong Ayer is the largest water village on Earth, enriched by a completely different way of life, where over 30,000 people inhabit houses built on stilts. A constellation of 42 smaller villages interconnect the larger ‘floating’ village.
You can climb aboard a wooden motorised water taxi and weave through the bustling expanse that boasts schools, hospitals, mosques, restaurants and shops. There's a mix of older buildings and modern expansions; a testament to the growth of the village. If you visit late in the afternoon, you might catch a glorious sunset as you glide over the water.
Satisfying signature feeds
If dining at one of the many local restaurants doesn’t entice, the comfortable ambience and delectable menu at the hotel’s All Star Sports Cafe are a convenient delight. Renowned in the region for its vibrant ambience, generous servings and experimental flavours, the Cafe gets you started in the morning with a buffet breakfast that encompasses local, regional and Eastern favourites.
Lunch and dinner provides a fusion of Asian flair with Western comfort foods, and the a la carte menu is riddled with sumptuous options. Seafood devotees might delight in the specialty dish of batter prawn: fresh meat married with a crispy egg batter, green chillies and curry leaves. There's also a range of dishes that emphasise fresh seasonal produce.