I stayed here on three occasions (2 nights, 1 night, 2 nights) and each time found this to be an extremely good choice in Yangon. Now given that this is Myanmar, there are a few quirks that some may consider unacceptable in more "developed" countries, however, they are to be expected here and even though these are noted, they didn't adversely effect my rating scores.
Firstly, staff here are excellent, always courteous and ever helpful. There is a storage area downstairs for valuable items, which you can sign in or out from one of the lockers behind reception. However, ensure you have your own lock on hand. I travelled to Golden Rock for one evening, and the hotel had a luggage storage facility so we could travel without being overly burdened by baggage.
Rooms were very clean with a modest selection of TV channels, and the bed provides a comfortable night's sleep. Free bottled water is provided every day. The bathroom is large and clean, but I seem to recall that it can take some time for the hot water to fully flow. Note that there are eight rooms on each of the floors, and I believe that the floors follow a similar design. I found that the rooms ending in "02" (i.e. 702) to be the most spacious. However, none of my rooms overlooked Shwedagon Pagoda. Furthermore, being on the 7th floor does attract some noise from the 8th floor restaurant. Likewise, being on the lowest floor is close to the generator which is noisy when in operation, so try to aim for somewhere in the middle floors.
There is a free wifi but its signal is weak when operating in the lobby (which is where it is supposed to be at its most powerful) and it is a slow connection. However, it is handy for checking emails in an emergency. There is also a business centre, but I did not utilise it. Power outages are not uncommon in Yangon, and this hotel is no exception. The most unfortunate aspect was that I happened to be trapped in the elevator during one of these outages, so that provided for an interesting experience.
Breakfast is good value and more than adequate, with a satisfactory selection of foods and a lovely view of a distant Shwedagon Paya from one end of the restaurant. I never ate dinner here, but did order room service which was very poor value and I would not recommend this. There are almost no outside food options nearby, expect for a little place called "Mogok Daw Shan: Noodle & Fast Food" which can be found by leaving the hotel and turning right - it is the only food place you'll find before reaching the main road.
As for location, the hotel is situated in a quiet street, and is only a 10-15 minute walk to Shwedagon Paya, but only if you know the directions, it is easy to get lost. Other sites need to be reached by taxi, and staff concierge are helpful in flagging down passing taxis and negotiating fares for you.
Overall, this would be my first choice in Yangon. There are other options, but for price, service from staff and cleanliness within large rooms, this is far superior to almost every alternative.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- When visiting Northern Yangon, you'll feel right at home at Clover Hotel which offers quality accommodation and great service. Only 12 kilometers away, this 3-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Clover Hotel is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. A 24-hour front desk, Wi-Fi in public areas, and shared lounge are just a few of the facilities that set this property apart from others in the city. The hotel features 48 beautifully appointed guestrooms with free Wi-Fi Internet access. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Yangon, make Clover Hotel your home away from home. ... more less
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- Clover Hotel Yangon, Myanmar