Ran by Shangrila group, on a recent trip, I stayed at Traders Hotel, visiting it the first time after 8 yrs. Many parts of the common areas have been renovated, with rooms to be upgraded in 2013.
Coming back to Traders was like visiting an old friend. Breakfast spread was impressive, although I found the porridge offered a bit too runny for my liking. Internet access in the room was decent, considering the infrastructure issues in the country. Although I experienced a power trip duing my one night stay there, the backup electricity kicked in within seconds. Hotel bill can be paid by Visa or Mastercard, but you will need to pay 4% surcharge.Hopefully when Visa has a permanent presence, such surcharge and wider acceptance of credit cards will be possible in Myanmar. Meanwhile, do arm yourself with cash (USD) if it is your first visit.
With many people visiting Yangon for business and leisure, price pressure and room availability will be an issue for a while. Still, Traders hotel would be my choice, due to the upgrading and great staff at helm.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking