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“Expensive but average for Burma”
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Asia Plaza Hotel
Ranked #64 of 155 Hotels in Yangon (Rangoon)
Brisbane, Australia
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“Expensive but average for Burma”
Reviewed 12 January 2014 via mobile

Rooms meet the standard of unremarkable in every way and a little on the shabby side. The one thing that stands out is the view from the outside upstairs dining room at night. The train yard is directly outside although the noise is not as bad as you would think. The food was good although a limited number of the menus items were actually available. Foyer and staff were better than average with a real desire to help and pleasant manners.

Stayed January 2014
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Layton, Utah
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

Stayed as part of a group tour. Upon check in, one couple in our group discovered bedbugs in their bed (and requested a room transfer). Later when our group of 17 was meeting in the meeting room on the top floor, we all witnessed two rats chasing each other across the meeting room! There is only two small elevators for the entire building, so we often had to wait 5-10 minutes to transfer between floors.

The rooms are in dire need of painting. My first room had a safe that wouldn't work, and my second room had a safe which was not bolted to anything (and extremely light to pick up). The television in my second room did not work, and both rooms required a headlamp to read in bed. No amenities such as pool, fitness center. WiFi was only in the lobby.

On the plus side, the staff was courteous and there was always hot water in the shower.

I opted to stay at Traders for my two extra days outside of the group trip. I highly recommend the Traders Hotel over the Asia Plaza.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
144 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

Nothing exceptional, but showers work, rooms are clean, wifi works some of the time (which is better than most of Burma !)

Positives
- Good location, near River (Strand Hotel for happy hour !), markets, etc
- Reasonably good value (Traders 2 blocks down will be orders of magnitude more expensive)
- Safety deposit box system works well (bring combination lock, so you double lock independantly)

Negative
- Nothing Special about Breakfast
- Dinner could do with improvement (rather eat out, we had a group meal on first night, hence hotel meal)
- Needs updating

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Australia
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55 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 10 December 2013

This is Yangon, Myanmar, get over yourselves!! After reading Tripadvisor, I was prepared for the worst. However it was quite acceptable: we had a large room with kettle & fridge, Aljazeera on cable. Got the room attendant to change the set up from a king bed to two singles. Bathroom bit tired but clean and with a shower curtain (uncommon in Myanmar).

Front rooms overlook station and can be noisy as no double glazing but you can see the Shwedagon Pagoda. Lift can get busy but it has a glass wall so you can enjoy the view once you are in it.

We were told breakfast starts at 6.30am but we chanced it at 6.15am on our day of departure and it was a hive of tourists. The buffet does not have any lamps/candles under the "hot" food but didn't bother me. Yes, staff need a bit of training and food needs replacing but I guess standards will improve.

Wifi in the rooms was a pleasant surprise.

Room Tip: Side or rear quieter.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Uk
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2013

I was not expecting luxury or immaculate service..this is a 3* hotel. But I was expecting a room and to be able to eat!! We stayed here for 2 nights on arrival in Yangon and again on our last night as part of a group arranged trip to Myanmar. (All travelling from different parts of the world). My husband and I arrived around 8am and, not surprisingly, our room wasn't ready. We were asked to check back around 11am which we did...no room. After a walk around Yangon we returned, no room yet, and eventually found the restaurant on the 14th floor...but no staff and really dirty table cloths. After some peering through doors we found someone and ordered food, which was just about ok, but no clean tablecloth!! On our return to the front desk at 2.30 (now very tired after our overnight flight) we still had no room and no-one who could really communicate with us in English. We got a room by making a fuss, (which left a bad taste in my mouth)...around 3/3.30pm. Not a good first impression of Myanmar. The room was in fact an upgrade...big and clean, with a safety box. At breakfast the following day almost everything had gone by 7.30am...no bread, eggs, coffee. After some complaints things were a little better the next day, but not much. The staff were conspicuous by their absence!! They just don't seem equipped to cope with the number of guests they have... Our room on return to Yangon was grubby, and desperately in need of repair...and no safe box in the room. This we had deemed essential after a member of our group had money stolen from her wallet, which was in her rucksack in her room, on our first day. So we changed room...this time we got a small room next to a lift shaft. The attitude of the senior staff members is about as unhelpful as it can get...you are made to feel it is your fault that there is no safety box in your room or that there is no food left for breakfast. The exception to this were the bell-boys...smiling and helpful. There is no way I could ever recommend this hotel to someone coming to Yangon!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

While it's true, hotels are expensive in Myanmar there are better hotels to stay at while visiting Yangon especially in light of how much these rooms cost. The only reason why my friends and I stayed at the Asia Plaza was because this was the hotel that Intrepid had chosen for the start and end of our trip.

The hotel's rooms are generally large but it's true as reported by others, that the rooms smell damp and are generally run down. The breakfast was an awful event with large line-ups around the coffee and drinks table and the toaster and food just running out. WIFI as previously noted is very slow.

The worst part of our stay had to be when a friend of mine had her money stolen from her room. Their room safe did not work despite several requests to have it fixed and more importantly, during this time, they were not informed that the hotel had a safety box for patrons, located near the reception desk. Cleaning staff had come to visit earlier in the day but interestingly enough, nothing was cleaned and the room safe was never fixed.

What is terrible is the way management at the hotel handled/responded to this incident. They skirted the issue and didn't look into the matter further. Perhaps any assurance by management would have been somewhat reassuring than nothing at all.

So, if you are staying here - lock up your valuables or use the safety deposit box located in the reception area that staff may or may not inform you about. Do expect a large room and friendly door staff. Do expect the closeness to Scott's Market and other key sites. Don't expect much from breakfast or management should anything go wrong - at least from our experience.

Room Tip: higher floors have a better view of the City.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Loughton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2013 via mobile

I stayed here at the start and end of an Intrepid tour. I was a little worried by some of the reviews on Trip Advisor so was pleasantly surprised by the spacious rooms and hot water. The lift is extremely slow and breakfast one morning was a bit chaotic, with the staff not restocking many items, but this is perhaps to be expected in a country that has only just opened up to tourists. The staff were extremely friendly, arranging taxis and letting me store luggage for two weeks at no charge. I would stay here again.

Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Asia Plaza Hotel
Address: 277 Bogyoke Aung San St, Kyauktada | Corner 38th St, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Region: Myanmar > Yangon Region > Yangon (Rangoon)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #64 of 155 Hotels in Yangon (Rangoon)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Asia Plaza Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 161
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