As I snuggled cosily on the couch, ready to scroll through the EVPAD TV box, the sun goes down and light illuminates our apartment at the Rimbun Suites & Residences, giving it a warm ambiance.
My family and I instantly felt even more at home and got ready to watch TV before making dinner in the kitchen.
We decided to start our two-night stay resting in the three-bedroom flat before exploring the amenities provided in each area.
Located at Ong Sum Ping, Rimbun Suites & Residences caters to both long-term and short-term stays, complete with facilities that honestly make you want to stay over for more than a day.
Fully-furnished and spacious area
At first impression, the overall apartment is spacious and colourful as we were booked in the Colors 24 suite.
The living room is huge complete with a sofa fit for up more than eight to 10 pax, adjoined to a dry kitchen furnished with the usual necessities from a rice cooker to pots and pans.
When cooking, guests do not have to worry about the food smell being trapped as the kitchen is well ventilated and connects to an outdoor wet kitchen just next door.
Instead of bringing home dirty clothes, you can clean them up with a washing machine placed in the wet kitchen that is additionally equipped with a clothes hanger and additional toilets.
This was quite a unique feature that you do not usually see offered in apartments in Brunei and thought it was a nice extra touch.
Each room is decorated differently and can accommodate up to two to three individuals with soft, cool and crisp beddings, making it a dream to sleep on.
The wardrobes can fit more than enough luggage and clothes.
Every room also has a toilet equipped with basic necessities such as shampoo, body wash, hand wash and moisturiser.
The master bedroom’s toilet has an extra feature I think most of us enjoy which is a bathtub! So get your bath salts ready, relax and let your worries drift away.
Another aspect we enjoyed was the extra amenities such as hairdryers, iron and ironing board, saving guests the hassle.
Desks are also available in each room for patrons to use to do work, study or even put on make up.
Fresh towels and toiletries are available from housekeeping when needed at appropriate hours from 8am to 2pm.
Activities for all
You will not have to worry about getting bored as there are a number of things that you can do during your stay.
With high-speed internet, you can use the EVPAD to watch Youtube, Netflix, listen to your favourite songs, play games or watch variety TV as it offers more than 1000 channels to choose from.
Even though the EVPAD uses Wi-Fi, it will not affect the speed in case other guests require the internet to do work, have a Zoom meeting or surf the web.
If you feel like stretching, grab your favourite sport shoes and head on down to the gym or try out the jogging track that is located just next to the playground.
There is also a large swimming pool however it is currently closed until further notice following the COVID-19 guidelines set by the Ministry of Health.
Lazy to cook but also not feeling like driving? Have food sent up to your room from Rimbun Suites & Residences’s very own in-house cafe, E’trigue Cafe and Lounge.
Guests can order delicacies of a variety of choices from Western to Asian such as pasta, Ayam Penyet, steak or breakfast favourites.
The eatery is also open for dine-in should you wish to relax with a hot cup of coffee or Teh Tarik and enjoy the ambiance near the pool.
Previously, tenants as well as guests have booked the cafe to celebrate important milestones such as birthdays and anniversaries.
However,it is not available until further notice but the management has ensured us that once measures are lifted, gatherings and barbeques can take place again at the eatery.
Comfortable and quiet stay
As the weather in the country is hot all-year-round, one important aspect that we appreciated was the powerful air conditioners available in every room of the apartment.
Initially, we switched them all on but half an hour later, it felt like we were sitting in a refrigerator – it was so cold!
This honestly made our stay even more enjoyable as we could unwind with ease.
It was also a quiet stay – we could not hear anything from the other suites and felt like the place was completely ours.
While the stay felt like it was our home away from home, we appreciated the extra services they provided including the amazing food, housekeeping, the washing machine, maintenance and warm hospitality.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rimbun Suites & Residences has implemented safety measures and standard operating procedures (SOP) issued by the Ministry of Health.
Their staff are certified with an online course on “Let’s Break the Chain of COVID-19 Infection” with Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) of Dubai.
As the course is part of the MBRU Community Immunity Ambassador Programme, staff are required to practise minimising human contact, practise social distancing at least one metre apart, wear masks, regulate the use of hand sanitisers and regular temperature checks.
Housekeepers are required to limit contact with guests and cleaning is carried out daily in each block which include sanitisation of lifts and fitness centres.
Upon entering the area, the security guard will ensure to check the temperature of each guest and provide a hand sanitiser if needed.
Prior to checking in, every guest must scan their QR code using the BruHealth app before proceeding to the lobby.
Therefore, guests are guaranteed a safe stay no matter how long they intend to.
Staff are always on hand in case there are any enquiries on the apartment or facilities.
Book a stay, today!
Usually, the standard rate per night is at $300 but currently, Rimbun Suites & Residences has an amazing promotion dubbed the “Free stay on the 3rd Night” at $188 per night only.
Guests will have a choice of two types of apartments namely the three-bedroom apartment for five pax or three-bedroom apartment for seven pax.
You can contact Rimbun Suites & Residences directly for reservation by calling +673 8856032 or +673 8165959.
Bookings can also be made via the website at rimbunsuites.com or their social media platforms such as Instagram @rimbunsuites.brunei and Facebook ‘Rimbun Suites Brunei’.
Take advantage of the great promotion which ends on December 31, 2020!
With a great track record and repeat local and non-local guests, patrons are guaranteed a wholesome stay.
Resident Manager, H. Kumar ensures that the residence is not only safe with 24-hour security but have a great team who are ready to help and complete facilities as well as amenities. – sponsored content
The Bruneian | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN