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Reviewed 9 March 2014

for people in budget, it is a good catch.

i don't understand how the prices have gone double and the service and amenities the same.

i hated the fact that there are no lights. i can't see a thing. i had to use the reading lights to see my luggage. there were also holes on the floor. me and my friend can only wonder why.

but there's free water. i think water is cheap in myanmar.

i've read that the high tourist influx caused the prices to reach an all time high. bangkok hotels are really value for money. yangon has a long way to go before prices become competitive again. for the money i paid USD 90- i could probably stayed two days in a good hotel in bangkok.

A.S.

Room Tip: free water. bring wet ones in myanmar. there's gonna be a lot of barefoot walking. wear rubber sandals. bring plastic so you don't have to deposit your shoes and be asked to make a "donation" in pagodas.
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank marie s
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

We stayed at the East for two separate nights - when we first arrived in Myanmar and when we returned to Yangon. After our first stay, we were catching the overnight sleeper train to Mandalay so the proximity to Yangon rail station was part of the reason we chose the East. The second stay enabled us to get to our birthday treat (a night at The Strand) early in the day. The location is excellent, close to the Sule Pagoda, independence monument and two massive markets. If you want to see middle class shopping, there's also the Ruby Department Store nearby.

We quite liked the quirky shower cubicle but the long time to get hot water was a concern as was the absence of hot water at the basin. There was a good selection for breakfast although some of the dishes could have been warmer. The freshly made omelettes were excellent. While the restaurant is very good, there is an even better restaurant nearby, on the 20th floor of the Sakura Tower, giving superb views of the Shwedagon and Sule Pagodas.

Hotels in Yangon are expensive by Asian standards but we thought that East was good value for the city at $100. Because we were doing a loop around Myanmar, we left a bag at the East and they were happy to keep it for us and had it available for us when we returned.

Room Tip: We were pleasantly surprised by the lack of traffic noise despite facing out over the main road.
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank amp-qld
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

I didn't stay in this hotel since it was fully booked but i end up eating and hanging out at 'Amber Cafe' everyday. It was very clean with great ambiance. I liked their food too. If you are looking to take it easy, read, write or browse the internet i would highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Dannynaga
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

This hotel is really in the center of Rangoon. But except this point, it does not have any quality.
The room is so simple, so small, no door for the toilet. The water does not go down very well in the bathroom neither. When you finish your shower, flood...

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

East is a decent tourist hotel, well located in Yangon. I have stayed here twice.

Rooms are funky shapes with a "light box" mounted in the entry wall. This provides light for the corridor decoration outside, but also means some perpetual light in the bedroom itself. Water pressure is better on the lower floors. There is no hot water in the sink, only the shower, and after running it for a while.

The staff is nice enough, although the dining room people spend a LOT of time texting on their phones. The staff is basically reading from a script. Any non-traditional request is met with a blank stare.

The building must have been repurposed from another function, as there are holes and marks on all the floors as if walls and doors have been moved.

But the hotel is clean, the breakfast sufficient, all the bottled water free, and the price reasonable, if not cheap for a "basic" hotel.

Room Tip: Floors below 6 and off the street.
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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