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“Great location, helpful staff, basic rooms”
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East Hotel
Ranked #55 of 159 Hotels in Yangon (Rangoon)
Reviewed 3 June 2014

East Hotel is in a fantastic location for a few days sightseeing in Yangon. Breakfast is good, it's easy to get a taxi from the hotel, and the staff are incredibly helpful. The rooms are quite basic for the price however and the bathrooms are not fantastic. If you intend to use the hotel as a base to see the city from and don't intend to spend anytime there it is a good option for a couple of days in Yangon.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

The only reason I'm not giving this hotel anything less than a "3 Bubble" is because they immediately refunded my money when I told them I wasn't getting what I paid for. That reflects well for their professionalism.

I checked into this hotel which I thought had internet. When I was dropped off at the room, I couldn't get online. Additionally, the room smelled, and you can not open the windows in this hotel for fresh air. If you ask me, this is a fire-hazard.

Since the room smelled, I couldn't open a hotel window and I couldn't get internet I walked down stairs and immediately checked out and walked across the street to the lesser known Clover City Plus Hotel behind the Shangri-La where I stayed and the rate was better too.

Room Tip: - Location for the hotel is great. - If you need internet, this isn't your place. - NOTE: Room...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We stayed at what we thought was a three star hotel but received a give star service and a great experience! The hotel was good, restaurant wonderful but it was the staff that made our visit outstanding. Our luggage had been lost in Washington DC and the staff personally made numerous phone calls insisting on help in locating it. Our every need and whim was catered to, whether it was cash exchanging, dry cleaning, laundry, treating us like princesses!

  • Stayed: January 2014
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

Location is perfect! One block and you're in the Bogyoke Aung San Market, at another block is a rooftop bar, in front is Shangrila Hotel, at the end of the road is the Sule Pagoda and Independence Park and if you walk a bit further there's a row of old beautiful colonial buildings where you can do a "heritage walk"; around 4 to 5 blocks away is 19th street (row of restaurants and bar), an easy 10 minute walk...and don't worry it's very safe to walk around even in the wee hours of the night. There's a "street food" area at the back of Shangrila by the way. There were welcome drinks and cold towels upon arrival which we highly appreciate. They gave us a room which supposedly was too crowded for three but it was just right for me and my friends with large luggages. I don't have issues with the bathroom, but a fully-closed toilet would be better. I love that they offer Burmese breakfast, because it was really good. It introduced me to the Burmese condiment called Balachaung, which i ended up hoarding and bringing home with me at the end of my trip. It was a bit expensive for what it was, we paid 145 dollars a night for a twin room with an extra bed. The same hotel say in Siem Reap would cost half. But out guides said hotel prices are going to normalize in 2 to 3 years. I don't think it's open to the public but we snuck on the rooftop to take pictures (sorry but the door/window was unlocked! A bit dangerous because there are no railings whatsoever) and the view was awesome! They should convert it into a bar or lounge. A bit of a splurge for a hotel but it's a good base in Yangon.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

The staff were polite, super alert and attentive yet kept a respectful distance. The minute we entered the lobby, smiling greeters came forward with chilled hand-towels and ice-cold Tamarind juice.

We stayed there 2.14.2014 and 3.1.2014 - were put in rooms with separate entrance from the reception. You had to exit the lobby to get next door, somewhat of a hassle. Had to climb 2 flights of stairs with 3 weeks worth of luggage but the porters were always helpful. They jumped to open doors every time we approached the doors.

One great feature was their mini refrigerator in the hallway, well-stocked with chilled drinking water free for guests anytime. What a welcome convenience in their hot, humid climate. (Other hotels limit you to 2 pints of complimentary drinking water a day - not quite adequate since travelers are advised to use bottle water even for brushing teeth.)

Teak is used through-out the stairs, floors, wall, doors - very appealing, rich and warm.
Soundproofing was good. We slept well. The showers were good. Some hotels in Myanmar lack water pressure.

Vendors cramp every available inch of the sidewalk, set up with low plastic tables and chairs. The police depot is just 2 doors down the hotel. We did several walking tours to the Scott Market, Sule Pagoda, the Indian district and the old colonial section. Interesting.

Room Tip: The suites were spacious. Regular room can be tight.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

My room (501) was good size, reasonably clean, quiet and right next to the all you can drink bottled water fridge in the hall. Shower/WC arrangement a little strange and probably overall a little threadbare, wifi but only just, TV and AC fine. Breakfast missable but functional. Location spot on, easy to find and right there in central Yangon with intense hustle and bustle just round the corner. The only thing was the price - my "delux" room was $90 per night which seemed excessive but that seems to be the way for vibrant but dilapidated Yangon where accommodation isn't quite as cheap as you might expect. Same quality in Thailand would be a third of the price, Vietnam even less. Staff however were excellent.

Room Tip: Take ferry over the Dalah, busy as can be, and get trishaw to show you around the pagoda and things...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

It was easy to find the hotel because its facade stands out in the area. Also it's right across Trader's Hotel (Sule Shangrila). We got a double room with an extra bed and still have enough space to move around. The shower and toilet is more or less incorporated in the room with only a swing door yo separate it from the actual bedspace. Breakfast has good options and the staff were really helpful.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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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: £30 - £71 (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 
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