Vacation Hotel

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No.68, Yangon, Myanmar

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Not worth the price and much worst than that Jun 04, 2017
We arrived in Yangon before 5 am from Inle Lake by night bus, while we're on the bus the hostess of JJ Express Bus asking around where we staying in Yangon, because there were two drop off point - bus station or downtown. We already knew that the bus station in Yangon is out of the city center and it cost us 10.000 kyat for a taxi, so we choose to dropped in downtown, I heard everyone saying that they all want to get out in downtown, I think is the smartest way if you don't like to spend a lot of money on taxi

The night bus departs from Inle Lake at exactly 6 pm with two stops first- 30 minutes for dinner at their restaurant a complimentary dinner for everyone ( a really good costumer service of JJ Express). Choices on dish- rice with chicken, fried noodles, friedrice. The bus number 7 has TV screen on seat you can watch movies ( different films available onboard) or listening music is like you are on the plane, but you need earphone, so bring your own. Dinner serves at 7:30 pm at their terminal I don't know where the place exactly. The second stopped is for bathroom only 10 minutes and then we drive staright to Yangon

I'm not sure where we stopped, we were dropped on the main road (highway) and transfered to a mini bus (waiting for us) from the same company (JJ Express) no traffic early in the morning still 30 minutes from downtown of Yangon. The minibus dropped us all at the back of train station and from there we took a taxi to this hotel

Is so early in the morning taxi drivers are smart, there weren't much taxis around, thus, most drivers are taking advantage on tourist, they asked more than the normal price - normal ride is only 2000 kyat, the taxi we were on asked 3000 kyat I said to him is not very far we can walk if no luggage then he said 2500 kyat so we agree. I show him the hotel name he said I know the hotel so he took us there

When we arrived at the hotel 5:30 am there is only one guy behind the counter we weren't sure if the room is available as the check in time is at 12 pm. I said to him we had a room reservation, I know we're too early. He's friendly but not very good in english, I think he has night duty he sounds like confused. I give him the voucher and he came up with another names, I said to him see my name on the voucher

He even didn't look my hotel voucher, he give us the roomkey without saying anything if there is a charged or not. Suddenly another guy came out somewhere I don't know where he came from he help us carry our suitcase to our room.

I said to him we only here for a short time we're not exactly spend the night as we have a night flight and we'll check-out at 11:00 pm, I asked him how much a taxi to the airport, he give me different answer, so I didn't repeat my question got the feeling he misunderstood me.

The room is in poor condition very small - wall in light pink color where you see here and there a damage I think they're trying to repaired and as a result you see bumps on the wall. Carpeted floor, minibar, coffee maker inside, complimentary water, television, luggage rack, one big size bed, the biggest bonus on this room is the free wifi works fast, I can download my photos easily

Bathroom is terrible very small and dirty, molds around of the floor, no cabin if you take a shower the whole bathroom is wet.

It's raining in Yangon I thinkt we caught the rain season they said the moonson starts in June. We just on time finishing our trip. When it rain is terrible non stop pouring, some streets in Yangon are underwater. It rain inside our bathroom I went downstairs and complain, they said yes it rain through the window. I said to him, ah you knew but why you give the room that it rain inside? and he just say sorry. Anyway, at 11 pm we're out of there we're going to the airport.

Why did I choose this hotel? when I saw the photos it looks lovely and some say is a three star hotel, I don't think that worth of its star. I'm attracted to the photos, however the reviews are pretty negative and had low ratings but I didn't mind as we only need the room for a couple of hours. The hotel has only 6.9 rating from previous travelers I book it just for a day used. For 19€ is not worth it, we have been staying cheaper than this hotel, those were a pleasant place to stay.

Well, there are more than hundreds of hotels in Yangon, if you looked at it more than the half has bad reviews, so I guess hotel business in the city isn't easy. This is the third hotel we had in Yangon, the two hotels where we stay were excellent, we don't want to go back in the same hotel, although it doesn't much different on price, we wanted to try another hotel in the city

The hotel location is maybe the advantage, there's a shopping mall nearby with foodcourt and around the hotel are plenty of small shops and eateries, but we tried the foodcourt. Ths hotel is very central you can walk anywhere without taking a cab if no rain, but when is rain taxi drivers demand their price you just can't hop on they'll asked 3000 kyat instead of two thousand. As for a short time used it wasn't a big deal for us, most important we could take a shower before going to the airport. Is an 8 storey building our room is at third floor but there is elevator. They have restaurant on top floor where you can take a breakfast, room rate doesn't included breakfast. Outside hang a board that they're renovating but this hotel is only open in 2016.

When we check out I talk to the guy in the counter, I asked him how many rooms in the building that rain inside? he doesn't know. I said to him you should closed the room 305 where we staying but those guys are just workers, the owner must decide. This is the first time we had such a terrible room
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vicIII says:
Thanks for sharing your story...
Posted on: Jun 15, 2017
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