At the start of the holiday the first night in the Yangon Hotel we were given a room on the 9th floor. I was surprised at the décor of this room it had lots of black mould on the walls and some things did not work. The room was very smelly and was obviously a smoker’s room. Also it seemed that some staff gathered in the main hall outside our room till late chatting, smoking & fdrinking which was not good I thought. We did not complain at this, don’t usually unless it’s very bad anyway!!
On the return visit to the Yangon Hotel were given a room on the 6th floor which was cleaner I must say. We were aware that the outside of the hotel was being painted and that the room next to us was being sued by the painters and staff during this redecoration. There was a smell of paint but not over powerful. Unfortunately I noticed that the smoke detector in our room was illuminated. At this point I should tell you that my earlier job was a director at a large fire & security company where I also fulfilled the job as Technical director so I am familiar with security and fire alarms. The smoke detector type in the room was a type I am also familiar with. As it was illuminated this meant that at some point it had been activated and the main control panel was silenced but not reset, some fire panels would allow the zone for the detector to be isolated thus preventing any further nuisance activations on that zone being annunciated at the panel. I was concerned about this as potentially the whole 6th floor may have been isolated.
When we went up to the top floor for dinner, as previously advised was the location for the restaurant, we were told that it was a private function and that we needed to go to the ground floor!! We went to the ground floor and I took the opportunity to discuss the fire alarm with the guy on the front desk. He seemed pretty dismissive about it and said that it was fine. When I told him that I was an engineer he changed his approach and said he would deal with it. I then saw him tell a guy in a dark suit about it who then walked off in a dismissive way with one hand up in the air. I asked the first guy that I spoke with if the guy in the dark suit was a manager and he confirmed that he was and that the manager was happy. I told him I WAS NOT happy with their attitude to the safety of their guest.
Nothing further was said to me about this either later that evening or the next morning and nor was the smoke detector ever reset!! did not sleep too well that night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Yangon, 3.5-star hotel is a 15 minutes drive from YGN International Airport or 30 minutes from Shwe Dagon Pagoda or downtown, near 8th mile Junction Shopping Centre. Hotel Yangon beautifully sits on 2 Acres of landscaped garden and accommodates 136 rooms with a relaxing panoramic view of Yangon City. All hotel rooms come with Air-con, Satellite-FlatTVs, Free High Speed Wi-Fi, mini-bar, attached bathroom with hot & cold shower type and 24-Hrs room service. Hi-Tea and Happy Hours programs are also provided as evening entertainment at Executive Lounge privileges. When visiting Yangon, you'll feel right at home at Hotel Yangon, which offers quality accommodation and great service. The Hotel Yangon staff anxiously awaits your arrival. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Yangon Myanmar