Saturday, May 11, 2013

Yangon Hotel Picks - and Reviews of Guests

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Alamanda Inn: 60b, Shwe Taung Kyar Road (Golden Valley Road). Rooms in a large old house, decorated in a subtle alliance of burmese handicraft and colonial furniture. One room with a private terrace. Restaurant in a tropical garden with french dishes. Very good reviews on, only few guests disappointed.

Avenue 64: Opened end of 2012. Close to the airport, but far from the main sights in Yangon, but many restaurants and shops nearby. Good reviews on

Classique Inn: No. 53 B, Shwe Taung Kyar Street (Golden Valley Road). Family hotel in a stilish mansion with a lot of hand-crafted teak wood, in a small tropical garden and located in the township of Bahan, where the rich and wealthy live.

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Bamboo Terrace Room

The Governor's Residence: From 290 USD. 35 Taw Win Road. Outside the hustle and bustle of the city centre, set in beautiful gardens the colonial style teak wood buildings take you back in time and you can indulge into luxury. The residence, built in the 1920's, is placed within the city's Embassy Quarter and surrounded by a garden with more than hundred different plants. You smell the fragrance of frangipani and jasmine in the air. During the January-through-March rainy season the plants burst into bloom, as The Traveling Gardener describes. Excellent reviews on See video.

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The main building of Governor's Residence

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Beautiful flowers in the garden

East Hotel: 234-240 Sule Pagoda Road. 54 rooms and 3 serviced apartments. A less pricey hotel. Not all the guests are amazed about the showers in a glass box in the middle of the room and the lacking toilet doors. Quite good reviews on

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Kandawgyi Palace Hotel: The first building on this site was the Rangoon Rowing Club, used by British officers from 1934. Later it was converted into the National Biological Museum. Around 1979, the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism turned it into a hotel, later adding more bungalows. In 1993 a private company bought the hotel and replaced the bungalows with a modern teak hotel. Ask for the lake view, when you are booking. The pool by the lake has an amazing view. You can stroll around Kandawgyi Lake on wooden footpaths. Very good reviews on

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Savoy Hotel: Visa Cards accepted. Lovely pool. If you want to avoid some noise from the busy street choose rooms at the pool side. Easy walk from the hotel to Shwedagon Pagoda. Very good reviews on See picture.

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Sedona Hotel:

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The Strand: From 400 USD. You are in the oldest hotel in Myanmar, in the footsteps of the former guests Rudyard Kipling - part of his "Jungle Book" has been written here - and George Orwell, who put his vision of a totalitarian state into his book "1984". The Strand hotel is a three story Victorian property, which was built in 1901 and carefully renovated, with 32 rooms and suites. See also the blog My life's a trip and the article Rangoon Renaissance: Staying at the Strand.

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The bar

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Yangon River seen from The Strand Hotel

Traders Hotel: Well kept gym and a great pool. If you pay in cash you avoid a 4 percent credit card tax. Excellent reviews on

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The Traders Hotel, seen from Montgomery street

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Yangon seen from Traders Hotel

Read more:
Read more:
The Yangon Heritage Walking Tour: See old Rangoon before too much ist lost
Shwedagon Pagoda Impressions
Yangon Restaurant Picks
Chinatown in Yangon: Temples and a Nightmarket full of flavours
Myanmars ex Spy Chief opens an Art Gallery
From Yangon a Sunset Cruise or by ferry to Twante

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