First things first, if staying here, agree a rate for the taxi whilst still at the airport. It should only cost $9 and if you get that price, breathe a sigh of relief. The journey will take you 45 min... more
First things first, if staying here, agree a rate for the taxi whilst still at the airport. It should only cost $9 and if you get that price, breathe a sigh of relief. The journey will take you 45 minutes no matter what time of the day or day of the week. And it's not that far!
The Hotel itself is good but not great. Nicely placed in mid-town, a short walk from the floating palace which makes a nice haven when you need an antidote to the Yangon traffic. The staff are very, very helpful & friendly, especially the concierges but you will probably need to eat outside the hotel as the restaurants here are a bit limited, which means once again traffic jams - so build in lots of time & agree the rate before you jump into the cab.
Having said that, room service is surprisingly good, so that makes sense, if you can't bear any more traffic hassle..
Wi-fi is very good as well as is the gym but unfortunately there is no pool.
The main problem here though is the Hotel holds lots of conferences and both restaurants are often saturated with delegates which can be a real pain especially @ lunchtime. The restaurant on the top floor is the better one of the two and has a nice balcony with good views. Beware of the crows though, as there is a reason why they are as large as they are and that is that they like to steal your breakfast when you are not looking! less