Depending on time of day 45-60 minutes from airport ( dry season )
Very central for business or for tourism.
Checking in and other gripes
Checking in I found somewhat frustrating as having previously specified several times in writing exactly what I wanted, non-smoking, king size, 18.00 departure etc. when I arrived the whole process had to be repeated and with scratching of heads I was assigned a room that had obviously been assigned to someone else ( welcome note…to the wrong person ). Having established that in fact I should leave at 17.00 on my last day in order to catch plane and that this would incur an additional fee ( agreed ) I felt the matter had been dealt with ( again ). On my last day I took the precaution of double checking, only to find again that it was as if the whole procedure and conversation on checking in and agreeing to late checkout….had never happened.
It was sorted, but to be frank I expect at this price to be able to get this right the first time…not the third time.
I was on a non-smoking floor and whilst I was there could not state that this was breached, nevertheless it had a sort of slightly stale, musty smell and windows you could not open. Air con though worked fine and it was not overpowering, I have experienced this in many hotels in China.
Whilst in the mood for griping, the room porter definitely made it clear he expected a tip after depositing luggage, which I always find somewhat irritating on arrival no matter which country as it assumes that the guests have had the foresight to stop at the airport and obtain local currency and suitable small change for tipping. I.E. after often a long flight we are expected to put ourselves out and fiddle around at the airport for someone who may or may not deserve a tip, for presumably ..putting themselves out….the logic and ethics of which I struggle to grasp in the context of customer service and welcome to hotel as it seems the roles have become confused….
19th flr Room
Not big and bathroom also modest with shower over the bath, but it all worked and bed comfortable. TV did not, but a phone call got the battery changed within 10 mins. Décor and quality of fittings was OK, nothing to get excited about, but all clean and well maintained, towels quite good quality. Internet was a little patchy but by and large worked better than I anticipated. Power supply is problematic, but hotel has own emergency generators which cut in relatively quickly. Quite a nice view over the city and down to the river but no pagodas from mine, but a cathedral in distance. Renovations were going on 13th floor during the day but to be fair this was made very clear at all stages of booking and checking in and on the 19th floor was not intrusive.
On 21st floor was nice, the staff were attentive the food available for evening canapés and breakfast was extensive and good quality, the ambience pleasant and some very nice views over the city particularly in morning and evening with sun glinting off gilded pagodas etc. the only slight down side was the wine served during happy hour was local brew and have to say it is an acquired taste, suspect it would improve after the first bottle or so...........
Staff generally were polite and smiled and seem to have pretty good English. Did not eat at restaurant, but did have one room service snack which was fine.
I do not have a benchmark in Yangon, but am feeling generous and will give this 4 stars but with a remark on many of my school reports….can do better.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Modern 22 story Hotel centrally located across from Bogyoke Market, in Yangon's business, cultural & shopping district. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Odigeo, Hotels.com, Ctrip TA, Priceline, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, TripOnline SA, 5viajes2012 S.L., HotelQuickly, Evoline ltd, getaroom.com and Cancelon so you can book your Sule Shangri-La Yangon 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:
- Traders Hotel Yangon Rangoon
- Sule Shangri-La Yangon Myanmar