How many times have you arrived at a hotel and realised it is nothing like what the advertisements say? To help you avoid that sticky situation, here are my honest opinion and independent reviews.
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Reviews of Hotels in Yangon, Myanmar
Hotels in Myanmar are considered expensive for a third world country. And, the prices are rising every year. I had the opportunity to visit Myanmar in March 2015 and travelled to Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake and Bago. Here’s my reviews of the hotels in Yangon.
This hotel is located within a residential area and it takes about 20 minutes by car from the airport (in the middle of the night with no traffic) and 10 minutes to Shewagdon Pagoda. It is in a very quiet surrounding. There’s backup generator so no worries if there’s a power cut, which is common in this country. A minimart is connected to the hotel which makes it convenient to buy simple groceries. We bought water here and it’s cheap.
Our twin bedroom had ample space for 2 to move around. The toilet was big with a separate shower area, keeping our toiletries and clothes dry.
The staff at the hotel were friendly and helpful although some do not speak English. The wifi was strong and fast, a rarity in Myanmar. The TV had international channels and bedroom slippers were provided. There was also free water each day, free tea and coffee, refrigerator and hairdryer.
For about US$68/per night for a twin bedroom including breakfast (which by the way served delicious local and western food), Hotel Bahosi was the best among the few hotels I’ve stayed in Myanmar. At that time, Agoda offered the best rate for this hotel in Yangon.
The traffic police department is along the same street as the hotel. A couple of embassies are also nearby. However at US$85/per night booked via Agoda for a twin bedroom, I think it is definitely overpriced (like many hotels in Myanmar).
The hotel has a spacious and bright lobby. Even though the ambience in the room was superb, the space was pretty tight for 2 of us. The toilet was very small and the whole bathroom would be wet when we showered.
Staff were very friendly and helpful but the wifi was weaker and less stable than Hotel Bahosi. I didn’t eat much of the breakfast since there were a lot of insects flying around food that were not covered.
Overall, Hotel 51 a nice place but too expensive for what you get.
Note: Information above are correct as at March 2015.