We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Good location - but expensive”
Review of East Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
East Hotel
Ranked #60 of 163 Hotels in Yangon (Rangoon)
Reviewed 24 January 2013

The East hotel staff do their best but this is still a hotel in a country that only recently opening its doors to tourist. The room itself is quit basic - and has an open bathroom which is not my taste - and noisy, you can hear the staff and other guest outside chatting late at night.
The breakfast is ok, and they will give you a takeout breakfast when you need to catch one of those early flights to another local destination.

The location is near Sule pagoda and many shops and markets are within walking distance.
I often went to a friendly restaurant Takeguchi; when you leave the hotel turn left and walk 100m. They have a nice spicy Thai fried fish and cheap draft beer.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank dutch g
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (617)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

294 - 300 of 617 reviews

Reviewed 24 January 2013

Pros....great position. Very friendly helpful staff. Lift.
Cons....paper-thin walls, the worst bathroom arrangement I've ever witnessed....a toilet separated from the small bedroom by ceiling beads. Shower similar but this acceptable, limited breakfast.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank carltonmike
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 January 2013

I only visited 3 hotels in Yangon and with a huge influx of of visitors there will be supply problems for a while as well as bringing standards up to what people from over parts of the world expect. I stayed one night in the East. Bed was fine for a night and shower going really hot or cold is all part of the fun. From a few of the floors you can search and connect to a few wifi networks without a code so didn't need it in the reception. I didn't eat in the restaurant as I didn't want to pay for something I can eat back in Europe for over the top prices in US dollars. Just turn left out of the hotel 5O metres past the cinema and police station and there 2 little places you can sit outside in the Yangon evening heat and eat for a few dollars (not Gordon Ramsey food but getting in with the locals) and at least it had some spice. Across the road from the east go and have a look in the famous traders hotel. There's a great old English style bar upstairs with billiard table and lovely old Chesterton armchairs so you can really relax and if you need some western fare you can buy fish and chips for US16. A good choice given the competition currently in Yangon in the price range.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank davidjlawrence354
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 January 2013

We stayed at the hotel as a couple and we happy with our choice. The locaction cannot be beat. Walking distance to the old colonial buildings and Strand, Scotts Market, Sule Pagoda etc. The room was fine and included breakfast. It is located next to a movie theater and if you have time to spare you can pop in. Walk to the over bridge for pedestrians and take great night shots of the Sule pagoda.
We were in Room 603 and this had a window that let you look out. Later in our next stay we were in 303 and looked into a wall of the next building. So chose a higher floor. there was an elevator and free internet access. The staff are wonderful and ever smiling. the restaurant only serves breakfast but there are places to eat close by. The hot water in the shower runs out if you shower after 8 PM or so, but being a tropical city it did not bother us to use cold water. The shower also has a clear glass wall with some sort of blinds covering it so it might invade your privacy of you are a shy type.

Room Tip: Select floor 6 for a sort of view from your room.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank kashgo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 January 2013 via mobile

I stayed there in Dec. for 2 nights.The hotel is newly open , so everything is clean and quite modern compare to the Myanmar general standard . It is located in the good location , which in a walking dustance to Sule Pagoda, park ,the merchant street and oppoisite to the Trader hotel and 10 mins walk to the Scott market . The staff are nice and helpful ,but a bit slow response. The hotel provides free water , English newspaper, and internet at the lobby and wi -fi in the room ( wifi is not really a good signal). Breakfast is not many choice of menu but it is ok, I personally like the Chinese set. What I do not like in this hotel is there is no bathroom door ! I feel awarkard to use it when the travel mate is still in the room. Generally I like this little hotel, if I come back to Yangoon again I will comeback again.

  • Stayed: December 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank ToeyK
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 January 2013

Great location in town. Absolutely spotless and great staff. Felt however that this place had been decorated by the same people who do Vibe hotels in Australia - neat but to me not a place that spoke difference. Also there was no door on the toilet in the room, just a sort of bead curtain. Seemed as though they had made three rooms out of two. Still not a bad joint. I wouldn't avoid it but would wonder if there is better.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Gotoday1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 January 2013

The hotel was clean with polite, friendly staff. My room was modern, pleasant and comfortable. Good central location. Only a short walk to train station and the Bogyoke Aung San markets and other street markets. Several smaller Pagodas and the La Pyat Wun Plaza mall are near along with cinemas, and Hitachi Tower (view city skyline but you need have a meal at the restaurant). Overall, very satisfied with my choice.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank TripperC2010
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Yangon (Rangoon) hotels
0 mi away
Clover City Center
Clover City Center
#43 of 163 in Yangon (Rangoon)
486 reviews
0.1 mi away
Clover City Center Plus Hotel
Clover City Center Plus Hotel
#34 of 163 in Yangon (Rangoon)
270 reviews
0.3 mi away
The Loft Hotel
The Loft Hotel
#7 of 163 in Yangon (Rangoon)
377 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 mi away
Hotel Grand United (21st Downtown)
Hotel Grand United (21st Downtow...
#21 of 163 in Yangon (Rangoon)
521 reviews
0.3 mi away
Hotel K Yangon
Hotel K Yangon
#74 of 163 in Yangon (Rangoon)
58 reviews
1.2 mi away
Hotel Esta
Hotel Esta
#54 of 163 in Yangon (Rangoon)
122 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to East Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about East Hotel

Address: No. 234-240, 1 Quarter, Sule Pagoda Road | Kyauktada, Yangon (Rangoon) 11182, Myanmar
Region: Myanmar > Yangon Region > Yangon (Rangoon)
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#16 Spa Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
Price Range: £25 - £67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — East Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
East hotel is situated in the heart of the Yangon downtown area, within walking distance and easily accessible to main shopping area and commercial centers. New concept boutique hotel with all rooms are designated carefully to appreciate local design and craft, 39 Deluxe, 3 View Deluxe, 1 Deluxe, 2 Junior Suite, 8 Retro Deluxe and 3 service apartments, service provided by warm and friendly staff. The hotel is boutique hotel, set in the heart of Yangon business district. It is conveniently located between two major roads, Sule Pagoda Road and Bogyoke is an easily accessible from both incoming and outgoing to downtown area. The property is unit in that when many hotel a large portion of similarly designed rooms with a small amount of individual rooms. Last is the other way around. Lobby area and dinning have a wireless facility with internet access. Room have a wireless internet access direct from your room. Room all have a new flat screen television, unlimited mineral water, and tea and coffee facilities. All in all, a visit to the East will be in memorable on, with subsequent visit giving you the choice of a new room style or just make a special request for the one you had before. East hotel radiates an opulent charm of contemporary Myanmar décor perfectly blended with the traditional warmth of Myanmar Hospitality. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Agoda, Hotels.com, Ebookers, HotelQuickly, Evoline ltd and 5viajes2012 S.L. so you can book your East Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
East Hotel Yangon, Myanmar

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing