Does the essentials well
08/11/2019 JeremyFarquhar, Sydney, Australia
This hotel exceeded my expectations for all the important things. I confess my expectations were lowered on arrival - the building is not particularly impressive, just a narrow frontage on an unattrac... more
This hotel exceeded my expectations for all the important things. I confess my expectations were lowered on arrival - the building is not particularly impressive, just a narrow frontage on an unattractive road, and the lobby is less than grand. But grand lobbies aren’t exactly useful.
The room on the 6th floor was clean and spacious and well supplied with slippers, gowns, power outlets, hair dryer, small mini bar, etc. The bathroom was also clean and the shower was very good, not just a hand held shower in a bathtub. And service was enthusiastic and helpful.
The restaurant is surprisingly good. Meals are great value (partly the Myanmar exchange rate I am sure) and everything we tried tasted great. The buffet breakfast is a higher standard than most SE Asian breakfasts that I am used to.
Location seems good - it is in Chinatown and seems central to the downtown area. To be honest, I am still not sure what you need to be close to. But the major tourist attractions are a short, cheap taxi ride away, or a long walk if you’re so inclined.
We had a street-facing view, which was a nice outlook, but the noise from the street is a bit annoying. I am not fond of the Myanmar obsession with using car horns all the time, but I don’t know if you can ever get away from that.
A downside might be the lack of amenities, such as a pool or gym. I like to exercise, and there’s not much good running around downtown Yangon, so a gym would have been nice.
It was rainy season while we were here in early November. We stayed in our room more than we otherwise would have. At least our room was a nice enough place to do that.
The M, Management at Best Western Chinatown Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Jeremy Farquhar,
We would like to thank you for taking time to review your perfect experience on Trip Advisor!
We are pleased to learn that you have enjoyed your stay with us and we have met your expectations in overall. Moreover, we appreciate the highlighted on areas and your feedback is truly essential for us in order to achieve excellent quality of service. Our teams look forward to welcoming you back soon in the near future.
Hotel Management Team