Last July, we came back from Bagan and our local guide proposed us to take a look to the New Aye Yar hotel, because we didn't want to return to the first hotel we had when we arrived 12 days earlier in Yangon.
They proposed me 2 rooms : one on the 8th floor for 47 USD per night, and one on the 10th floor for 42 USD per night. I took the "best" one at 47 USD. The man at the reception told me right away that they will put an additionnel bed in our room, for we needed a triple room. So we went up to the 8th floor.
Surprise, surprise : insteat of putting a bed in our room, the room maids dropped a mattress on the ground and started to put a bed sheet on it. I went down to the reception and complained : I though I was in a hotel and not on a camp site !
The guy said that in Myanmar, it's like that things used to be. But I did'nt give up and they finaly brought a real bed to our room. The room maids where not very happy and made some bad faces...
Now, we had some time to have a look around : our local guide was shocked : dirt everywhere in our room. Seems it has not been cleaned for a long time.
Moisture on the wall, run down furniture, pealing colour dropping on the group (never taken away by the room maids), a dirty thermo bottle we found on a table and that was neither cleaned by the maids, nor taken away by them the 2 days we spend there,...
And the bathroom, completely run down and dirty.
When you see the lobby, you might think you are in a upper class hotel. But just leave the ground level and the corridors and then begins another world.
It's a shame and a pitty, because there are some nice people working here : the bell captain is always polite, smiling and very helpfull, and some of his collegues too.
Even at the lobby, employees smile and are helpfull. But there is a giant gap between their behavior and what you get as a so called room.
It's not surprising that there where no westerners the time we spent there. Mostly chinese and local guests.
So, despite they have a restaurant with not to bad food, don't stay there. This is just a place to spoil your holiday.
Your cellar at home is probably cleaner than this so called hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- New Aye Yar Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Yangon, within easy walking distance of Sule Pagoda and historic colonial buildings. Also within walking distance are numerous shops, restaurants, banks and markets. The hotel features 101 rooms and suites, free WiFi in guestrooms and public areas, and complimentary deluxe buffet breakfast. 24-hour electricity, air conditioning, hot water, satellite TV, same day laundry and 24-hour room service are standard as well. The hotel came under new management in February 2013. As such, all guest rooms and suites are being renovated and a new restaurant and business center are under construction (complete in May 2013). ... more less
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