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Surfacing1982
Kuwait City, Kuwait

If you have a reason to visit Yangon, this is a must-stay.

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 Jan 2024
This hotel seemed brand new. We stayed in a Junior Suite. Everything was sparkling clean, the blue velvet couches in the room looked like no one had sat on them before. Very gutsy of the designer to choose this color/material combination for couches in a hotel room. I’m afraid it’ll take one lousy guest and they won’t look as new anymore :-P
Anyway, I enjoyed the elegance of the place through and through.. and for this price! You won’t find anywhere else in the world. I’d say this is Four Seasons quality, for which I’m used to paying 3-4 times more.

The air-conditioning is superb. It keeps the temperature and air circulation exactly how you want it without the noise. In too many hotel rooms the AC blows on your face when you’re sleeping, not this one. You don’t see it or hear it, yet it’s chill and effective, which is exactly how you want it.

The shower pressure is good, and the temperature is easy to navigate. I prefer the handheld that can be placed on a specific level on the wall, I find rain showers too wasteful, nevertheless it’s there.
The toiletries are plentiful and conveniently come in pump containers. There’s shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, body lotion, and a soap bar.
The room slippers are comfortable and pillowy, the bathrobes are light cotton fabric.
Drinking water is complimentary, and provided in four 500ml glass bottles, replenished daily.

There’s a small gym right by the spa, but it has all the essentials: 2 treadmills, a stationary bike, an elliptical trainer, a mat, and a dumbbell set starting at 2kg going to 20kg. I was the only one there all three times that I used it.

The breakfast portion is on the smaller size. If you order the eggs Benedict it comes with 2 small eggs on white toast, and small pieces of smoked salmon. The sides include a jar of fruit salad, yogurt, and a bread basket. The cappuccino is really good.

If you have a reason to visit Yangon, this is a must-stay.
Date of stay: January 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Yangon Excelsior, Marketing at Yangon Excelsior, responded to this review
Responded 14 Feb 2024
Dear Surfacing1982,

Thank you for taking the time to share your exceptional experience at the Yangon Excelsior Hotel. We are overjoyed to read your enthusiastic review and to learn that we exceeded your expectations in every aspect of your stay.

Your appreciation for the Junior Suite, with its sparkling cleanliness and the distinctive choice of blue velvet couches, truly warms our hearts. Our design team made bold choices with the decor, aiming to create an atmosphere of elegance and comfort, and it's gratifying to know this resonated with you. We are vigilant in maintaining the pristine condition of our furnishings to ensure every guest enjoys the same level of luxury.

We're thrilled you enjoyed the seamless comfort our air-conditioning system provides, as well as the high-quality shower facilities, toiletries, and the thoughtful in-room amenities like the comfortable slippers, light cotton bathrobes, and complimentary drinking water. Our goal is to create an environment where every aspect of your stay is taken care of with attention to detail.

It's great to hear that our gym facilities met your needs perfectly, offering a quiet and well-equipped space for your workouts. We understand the importance of maintaining your fitness routine, even while traveling.

We acknowledge your feedback on the breakfast portions and will consider how we might adjust our offerings to ensure our guests feel fully satisfied. We're delighted, however, that the quality of our cappuccino and the variety of our breakfast selections met your expectations.

Your comparison of our hotel to Four Seasons quality, at a fraction of the price, is the highest compliment we could hope for. It is our mission to provide unparalleled value and luxury to our guests.

Thank you once again for recommending the Yangon Excelsior Hotel as a must-stay. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back for another splendid stay.

Warmest regards,

The Yangon Excelsior Hotel Team
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Reviewed 26 December 2023

Yangon Excelsior has just reopened on 1 December 2023, I chanced upon their Facebook page and booked directly with them. Their reopening packages are incredibly affordable for the standard it provides.

A true gem in Yangon, tucked away in a busy alley way near Sule Pagoda, easily assessable to major tourist attractions.

This boutique hotel is impeccable. Beautifully and tastefully decorated; old world charm meets modern amenities.

The room is spacious, high ceiling, warm, and soothing tone and sufficiently lit. Everything was carefully considered, the bed and linen were comfortable; the shower pressure was superb!

High compliments for the attentive service all round. Mr Zaw, the manager, was extremely helpful and always around greeting guests at the front desk.

I looked forward to breakfast every morning, handsome choices (traditional noodle soup was excellent) and good quality food.

I stayed in 3 different hotels in Yangon during the trip and Yangon Excelsior tops the list.

Date of stay: December 2023
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Yangon Excelsior, Marketing at Yangon Excelsior, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2024

Dear ZingZ2,

Thank you immensely for your wonderful review and for sharing your experience at the Yangon Excelsior Hotel on Tripadvisor. We are thrilled to learn that your stay with us was up to your expectations, especially following our reopening on December 1, 2023.

It is particularly rewarding to read that you found our hotel to be a true gem in downtown Yangon, offering both old-world charm and modern amenities. We have put a lot of effort into the decoration of our boutique hotel to ensure it is both beautiful and functional, and it is wonderful to know that you appreciated the design of your room, its comfort, as well as the quality of service.

We will pass on your compliments to Mr. Zaw and our entire team, who will surely be delighted to know they contributed to making your stay memorable. Excellence in service is at the heart of our priorities, and your comments are a beautiful reward for our dedicated staff.

We are also glad that breakfast met your expectations, with its many quality options, including the traditional noodle soup you particularly enjoyed.

Knowing that the Yangon Excelsior Hotel was your favorite among the three hotels you stayed in Yangon is a tremendous honor for us. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back very soon for another exceptional experience.

Thank you again for your support and for choosing the Yangon Excelsior Hotel for your stay in Yangon.

Warm regards,

The Yangon Excelsior Team.

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Reviewed 17 March 2020 via mobile

This Hotel is really, really good with fantastic location!!

The rooms are really beautiful and comfortable and all staff amazing.

Best Value in Yangon!!

New, Beautiful, And absolutely Fantastic Hotel!!

Date of stay: March 2020
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Philippe Arnaud, General Manager at Yangon Excelsior, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2020

Dear Sofia
Many thanks for staying with us and we are really happy to read that you had an enjoyable stay at Yangon Excelsior.
best regards

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Reviewed 3 March 2020 via mobile

I cannot compliment more this beautiful ❤️ hotel ! The service is perfect ! The rooms are just amazing ! Nothing more to say and cannot find the words to recommend the Excelsior ! Please don't hesitate just stay here !

Date of stay: March 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank gladysEris75
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Philippe Arnaud, General Manager at Yangon Excelsior, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2020

Dear guest
Thank you very much for your wonderful review following your recent stay with us at Yangon Excelsior Hotel.
We are so happy to read you appreciated the high level of service delivered by the Team !
really appreciated that you recommend our hotel
Best regards

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Reviewed 2 March 2020 via mobile

We stayed at the Yangon Excelsior for three nights, the hotel itself is a small boutique hotel in a great location. It’s a relatively new hotel having only been open for about 18months. The hotel has been decorated beautifully and has a modern but old world charm.
We enjoyed our breakfast each day, the staff remembered our preferences for coffee and drinks for the days we were there, I have a Pomelo and cucumber obsession and would go early to the markets in the morning at 630am, to buy these items and the staff would prepare them for me for breakfast, no request was too hard. Thanks Je for your advice on how to pick the best Pomelo, obviously I have a lot to still learn haha.
The staff at the Yangon Excelsior go out of their way to make you feel welcome and to help you with any requests, they always had a smile and were quick to offer assistance to questions or requests.
After going out in 36 heat, we loved coming back to our room for a rest during the heat of the day before heading out again, the location of the Yangon Excelsior was central to walking and exploring around Yangon. We enjoyed the mini bar in our room with the cold drinks and the glass water bottles in our room with water. The soaps and shampoos had a lovely scent, and the shower was the perfect water pressure. Our bed was large and comfortable and the room was very clean, the high ceilings gave the room and light and airy feeling.
If you love street food, try the pickled ginger dish, and the green tea salad from the street cart at the end of the road where the hotel is located (Bo Son Pat Road) turn left out of the hotel, walk to the end of the street, on the right hand side will be a serious of street carts, chose the second cart (should be under a blue sign all in Burmese and next to that is a sign that states MPT, delicious!
Thank you Yangon excelsior for making our stay in Rangoon so enjoyable, we highly recommend staying here.

Date of stay: March 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Philippe Arnaud, General Manager at Yangon Excelsior, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2020

Dear Dib Family

We were absolutely thrilled to read your review! happy to read that you a truly magical and memorable experience and we are very happy that you took the time to share your experience with us in such a positive and complimentary way; it means a lot to us. We hope it will not be long before we can welcome you back again, thank you. With best wishes,

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Reviewed 27 February 2020 via mobile

Look no further, the Yangon Excelsior is a stunning hotel in what must be the best location in Yangon. As others have said, the road approaching the hotel is a bit run down, but that only makes entering the hotel all the more fabulous. Wonderful staff at hotel and restaurants, gorgeous rooms that will make you question whether you want to leave to explore this fascinating city. I truly hope to return one day. Thank you for showing me the definition of hospitality.

Date of stay: February 2020
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Philippe Arnaud, General Manager at Yangon Excelsior, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2020

Dear J Corbett

Thank you for your wonderful feedback. It has been my personal pleasure to share your sentiments with the team who helped to create an experience, and showing you the definition of hospitality.
We wish you all the best and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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