Royal White Elephant Hotel
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Royal White Elephant Hotel

No 11 Kan Street, Hlaing Township, Yangon (Rangoon) 11051 Myanmar
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2.5
#195 of 197 hotels in Yangon (Rangoon)
2.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
2.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
2.3 of 5 bubbles
Value

Welcome to Royal White Elephant Hotel, your Yangon (Rangoon) “home away from home.” Royal White Elephant Hotel aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Yangon (Rangoon), Royal White Elephant Hotel is located a short distance from Aung San Suu Kyi House (1.6 mi) and Kaba Aye Paya (2.1 mi).

The rooms offer air conditioning, a minibar, and a kitchenette, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Royal White Elephant Hotel features 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service. In addition, as a valued Royal White Elephant Hotel guest, you can enjoy free breakfast that is available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of Yangon (Rangoon)'s popular ribs restaurants such as Le Planteur and Happy Cafe & Noodles, all a short distance from Royal White Elephant Hotel.

If you are interested in exploring Yangon (Rangoon), check out one of the art galleries, such as Trish Gallery, Gallery 65, and Wired 0n 39.

Royal White Elephant Hotel puts the best of Yangon (Rangoon) at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Golf course
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free airport transportation
Valet parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Kitchenette
Minibar
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Bottled water
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese

Location

No 11 Kan Street, Hlaing Township, Yangon (Rangoon) 11051 Myanmar
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 53 out of 100
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Francis Martino wrote a review Dec 2020
Hirtshals, Denmark2,025 contributions332 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is my business trip to Yangon and take a book in this hotel. A new apartment place is much better than ordinary hotel room. A curtain, ceiling, floors, bathroom and some furniture are more comfortable than the old one. This apartment is owned and management by the Royal White elephant hotel but a lift is separate from the reception desk, cleaning and room service is possible as upon your request.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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LLJM77 wrote a review Jan 2013
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar713 contributions40 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Paid USD 200 for 2 nights, rooms are old but OK, Minibar, TV (CNN, ESPN) and Aircon, better show up for breakfast (6-9) early otherwise you have to eat what's left over by the early birds (happened to me at 8.30) ... And better don't show up there with an overstayed visa, even if it's only a few days (which is actually not a problem at all in Myanmar, but for the staff there it is, made a really big deal out of it...) ...

Location is nice as it's very close to Inya lake and University campus, lots of small restaurants at the lakeside, Taxi to the city center takes around 25 minutes, 15 to the airport
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Date of stay: January 2013
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tanja V wrote a review Nov 2013
Haarlem, The Netherlands99 contributions84 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The name is very grand and the location is good close to the Inya Lake. Rooms are spacious but smell of old carpet. They are refurbishing the hotel so there was a lot of noise and the internet was not working well. The value for money is not great at 60 USD a room you expect a bit more. However it seems like it is very difficult to find proper hotel accommodation in Yangon due to the booming business, SEA games and the ASEAN Summit coming up next year. I think we are still going to look further:)
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Date of stay: November 2013
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Yang_Huiping wrote a review Sept 2013
Yichang2 contributions8 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We have been staying at the Royal White Elephant Hotel for 83 nights, as long-stay guests. In total our stay generated revenue of approximately USD 7700 for room nights and daily meals. For this considerable high amount of money in return we received an extremely bad performance. My husband’s company booked us into his hotel since it is close to his office. By the way: we paid the normal daily rate, no long-stay rate!

Anybody can easily recognize that this hotel is not professionally managed. It seems there is no management at all to look after operations: every time when I asked to see the General Manager I was told that he is outside. This is an essential point: the senior management is never present and the staff has the freedom to do what they want without any standards, care, supervision and training.

The guest rooms look outdated and need to be refurbished urgently. The hotel maybe 15 years old but not even one Kyat has been invested ever since. There it doesn´t surprise that the rooms make an unmaintained and unhygienic impression. At least we did not have major issues with electric power-cuts. The water in the bathroom is not hot and the water pressure is very low. The bathtub outflow was broken and consequently we had a wet bathroom floor after showers.

The breakfast buffet style is far away from international standard. For the Western taste there is practically nothing to eat except toast with margarine (no butter!) and cheapest strawberry jam (no change and variation during our long stay!). In addition please note: it should be common to serve breakfast from 6:30 to 10:30 – and not from 7 to 9 as in the Royal White Elephant Hotel.

For a-la-carte dining: it is quite common that food which is listed on the menu is not available. Just one example: for more than a week we tried to order French fries. Clearly visible there is no kitchen management: besides unavailable dishes which are listed the menu the food quantity and quality depends on the cook and his mood. Since there is no professionally trained staff don´t ask for efficient complaint handling. On four occasions during our stay we have been served expired / foul food which we asked to be returned to the kitchen, of course. During our dinner we had the chance on two separate occasions to see a big mouse running through the restaurant. The staff did not even bother about it. The lack of pest control and hygienic standards surely minimizes the trust into the kitchen.

The housekeeping does only the basic job. If you don’t insist them to vacuum clean the room at least once a week they would most likely never do it. The carpet looks extremely worn out and dirty.

Wireless internet is available for hotel guests, free of charge BUT: the signal is generally very weak, except in the lobby, and internet disconnected every few minutes. The speed is extremely slow. Sending emails with attachments it is generally impossible due to the slow speed.

After 83 nights we have decided to move out and change the hotel. Based on bad maintenance and lack of precaution (no rubber seal on the window) rain water entered our room. The result was a wet and bad smelling carpet. When we addressed this problem to the hotel staff they did not even bother to dry the wet carpet and bring back the room into a livable condition. The staff at the reception blamed the rainy season for this incident – and not the bad maintenance of the hotel! Since we have insisted to change the room they were unwillingly showing us some other rooms, all in the same wet condition. The only available dry room had no window and was tiny. When we showed our intention to move out the reception staff was absolutely emotionless. I asked and confirmed to meet the owner or general manager of the Royal White Elephant Hotel at 18:00 hrs that day. Unfortunately this person did not show up, despite he has confirmed his availability on the phone with my wife in the early afternoon. I asked the male receptionist to call and follow up our meeting. He said he would arrive a bit later since there is traffic jam on the road. Just 15 minutes later the receptionist told me surprisingly that the general manager would be on a business trip. Since I have heard three different versions within a short time I saw me inside a big mess of excuses and lies.
A request from the management to follow up mentioned points was never replied. Another proof of ignorance and carelessness.
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Date of stay: August 2013
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Suzivan wrote a review Apr 2013
Usedom Island, Germany24 contributions39 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms are definitely overpriced like any other hotel in Myanmar.

However, the staff is really really friendly and the bathroom and the room itself are quite clean compared to what we had in other hotels. The wifi is for free but it works slowly. There is a TV with few English channels which is nice.

The location is a bit out of the city centre but it is very easy to get a taxi for 2000 / 3000 kiat downtown.
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Date of stay: April 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Linzi E wrote a review Jan 2015
Toronto, Canada109 contributions151 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
arrived and walked in and decided lobby was dirty but maybe rooms wouldn't be so bad.. omg we walked past another room that its window was open and you could see a man sleeping.. so a room within a room..! the carpet was thrown down from a construction site, garbage in the hallways, broken windows, walked into the room with broken light, used sheets, ewwwwww creased from the last person sleeping there and checked mattress , and we ran as fast as we could the bed bugs were infested in mattresses.. will def be fighting for money back on this one.. disgusting.. what more can i say.. im waiting for my pics and i will post for you PLEASE PLEASE do not even think about this place
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Date of stay: December 2014
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Yangonite wrote a review Jul 2014
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar39 contributions54 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff was nice in a general way but the facilities and rooms are so dirty,old, ans crap.looks like all the furnitures are 50 years old. And as in almost all hotels in myanmar the price for value is so bad: it is expensive but with no quality service in return. I do not recommend this hotel. Breakfast is a horrible chinese breakfast.
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Date of stay: July 2014
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Cedric H wrote a review Feb 2013
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada2 contributions4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
it was very bad ... after 2 week a this hotel never again .the first day was terrible tv doesnt work no hot water .water fall around the room , le service etais vraiment mauvais so dont try it never. the price is low but no no dont try it never!
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Date of stay: August 2012
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: the rooms are so bad, double bed is 2 small together so u can feel a piece of wood in the middle.
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jensjk wrote a review Dec 2012
Sindal, Denmark29 contributions38 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked hotel on Agoda, but made an error, and couldn't correct it on Agoda. I had to change the date, but this was not possible. Emailed the hotel, which changed the date without fuss. Good food in dull restaurant, provided breakfast package to take along next day, leaving early.
On retrun from a trip to the south this hotal and many others were full, but they helped us find an alernative
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Date of stay: December 2012
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mushy T wrote a review Feb 2015
Singapore, Singapore2 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
While the staff was pleasant, this hotel was simply wretched. Our room was filthy, small and old. The breakfast was unpleasant, and very minimal. The free wifi was just about useless; it was often unavailable, and when we could connect, it was incredibly slow. One night, we had to listen to a dog barking all night long. In addition, we found out that they charge foreigners twice the price of locals. Stay away.
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Date of stay: February 2015
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Stay away. If you still want to be there, get a room that is somewhere in the middle of the...
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Laurel_Jans wrote a tip Oct 2019
Larnaca, Cyprus174 contributions45 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to ask for a room with a window to the outside"
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Sigitpramono wrote a tip May 2016
Yogyakarta Region, Indonesia261 contributions71 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"I prefer a new room has finished rehabilitation part."
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mercy2asia wrote a tip Apr 2016
Manila, Philippines12 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"choose another hotel"
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kathywin wrote a tip Mar 2016
Scotch Plains, New Jersey56 contributions13 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Since it is on a back street off the main highway, it is quiet."
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fisproule2015 wrote a tip Jan 2016
Mullumbimby, Australia18 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Dont stay here"
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£40 - £45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal White Elephant Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Royal White Elephant Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Inya Lake (0.2 miles) and Sein Lan So Pyay Garden (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal White Elephant Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Royal White Elephant Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Royal White Elephant Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Royal White Elephant Hotel?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Royal White Elephant Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Indian Tadka, La Seine, and Toh Lim Chinese Restaurant.
Does Royal White Elephant Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Royal White Elephant Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Royal White Elephant Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Royal White Elephant Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Royal White Elephant Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Royal White Elephant Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Royal White Elephant Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
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