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Sule Shangri-La Yangon
Ranked #5 of 147 Hotels in Yangon (Rangoon)
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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136 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Great hotel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

Absolutely loved the hotel, service was top notch, we were 3 adults sharing one room for a night, and we were able to checked-in early and checked out late, great customer service! The room was just nice, not huge but ok to add an extra rollaway bed, however this bed was not very comfortable.
The breakfast was absolutely amazing, one of the best in SEA!
One tip when you are taking cabs, please do mention Traders Hotel as we ended up at the Shangri-La residence near the lake.
Do go to see the reclining buddha (Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda).
Enjoy Yangon and Myanmar!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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163 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

Having returned to Myanmar late April for the sixth time I was eager to escape the heat and humidity and get settled in the Traders Hotel, my old Yangon fave. The hotel has been undergoing some improvements and a transformation over the last two years and this year we were there for the birth of this newly named Hotel.
The place is in a fantastic location a few hundred yards from everything in Yangon. The hotel foyer is cool and clean and welcoming. A welcome retreat from the heat and chaos out on the streets. The lounge is comfortable and a great place to sit and have a clod Myanmar lager or G & T whilst enjoying a snack and some people watching. The cafe is vibrant, offers a variety of cuisine from all over the world and all of this serviced by excellent staff. Prices are good value and the Sunday lunch all you can eat and drink is especially good value and a very busy time to dine. Rooms are bright, clean and neat and well stocked with hotel goodies.
Staff in this hotel are exemplary. We have only ever encountered smiling, polite people on staff who are always willing to go the extra mile to see us happy. No longer cheap but always great. I recommend the Hotel Sule Shangri-La [ex Traders Hotel] to all that visit Yangon, Myanmar, {BURMA}.

Room Tip: Try to get a view overlooking the amazing Shwedagon Pagoda.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

Besides being a very elegant place, excellent rooms and service, you cannot believe the buffet meals. Beyond extraordinary. What a spread. On and on, all delicious. Anything you could possibly want to eat! So I recommend it!

Room Tip: Make sure you eat a lot for breakfast! Dinner was either a la carte or buffet
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bangkok
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

I stayed in Shangri-La (formerly the Traders) for 4 nights in early May 2014. I had a deluxe twin room overlooking the pool which was fine although not spectacular - a balcony would have been nice and the room amenities, while perfectly decent enough, weren't really 5 star level, more like 4 star. The room was reasonably spacious and the bed was comfortable, and everything worked (although we lost power to the room for a few hours one morning - it wasn't a power cut in the whole hotel, just our room, which was unfortunate, but fixed quite quickly by the hotel electrician).

I used the fitness centre once and found it to be very good with good quality equipment and good service from the staff.

The buffet breakfast was very good, and the room was packed - so it's a great credit to the staff that they managed to stay on top of it and get the plates cleared, the buffet food items all topped up and tea & coffee served efficiently despite the hordes of people filling the room. We encountered less efficient service in Gallery Bar where drinks often took far longer than they should have to arrive. An order of 2 beers shouldn't really take 15 minutes and a few reminders to arrive, but this is what happened on a couple of occasions.

Staff were all friendly and courteous, and (apart from the slow service in the bar) were generally very efficient and professional.

Overall I enjoyed my stay at Shangri La, but if I'm being honest I wouldn't really say it's quite at 5 star level. I realise that this is Myanmar so maybe this is as good as it gets, but objectively I'd have to say this is more like a 4 star hotel rather than 5 star. The prices for the rooms are certainly in 5 star territory though.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights during a weekend trip to Yangon, and no doubt I will come back and i will stay in this hotel again.
The staff at this hotel oozed friendliness and professionality from arrival to departure.
The hotel is conveniently located right next to Scott Market (200 meter) and you have some restaurants around the hotel too. Short walks away you will find authentic food, and to find more authenticity its just a cabride away. Taxi's are easy to get from the hotel, and the staff there will help you get it straight away.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

I've done a huge amount of business travelling over the last year and Traders in Yangon was one of the most pleasant and memorable stays.
Every aspect of this hotel was very very good, but what truly differentiated it from any other good quality 5 star hotel was the fantastic staff and service - they really made this hotel a pleasure to stay in
In a country where it is still difficult to come by some things, Traders Hotel had everything.
I would strongly recommend this to anyone for both business & pleasure

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

A great hotel in a great location for business travellers. Sule shangri-la retains most of the flavour of Traders, but it is still working out the kinks in becoming a little further up the Shangri-la food chain. Lots of "suits" watching the staff and lots of staff looking over their shoulders, but most still retain the friendliness and eagerness to please that was mark of Traders. The pool and pool staff are excellent and everyone makes you feel welcome once you run the security gauntlet. Even there, the people on the mag and bag are polite, happy and welcoming. Still one of my favourite hotels. Most recent stay was 13 nights and included Traders morphing into Sule Shangri-la while I was there. Only downside was the dim sum buffet lunch in the Chinese restaurant on the second floor was a serious disappointment -- no carts, incredibly slow service and a long, confusing menu to order from that, while extensive, sort of made the whole procedure a lottery. We (4 people) got more items we didn't like than we did like, mainly because we were essentially ordering blind. This could be improved. Overall though, Sule Shangri-la is where I will stay when I am in Yangon next. Was there late April, early May 2014.
Great breakfast either in the Horizon Lounge or on the ground floor. The "happy hour" in the lounge is excellent and could easily be considered dinner. This may not be a "colonial gem", but then when travelling on business I am looking for reliable internet, a good night's sleep, efficient cleaning staff and decent food when I must eat in my room or elsewhere in the hotel. "Colonial gems" are, in my not so humble opinion, best suited to leisure travel.

Room Tip: Go for the executive rooms -- the breakfast and the "happy hour" are both excellent and we...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Sule Shangri-La Yangon

Property: Sule Shangri-La Yangon
Address: 223 Sule Pagoda Rd., Pabedan Township, Yangon (Rangoon) 11182, Myanmar
Region: Myanmar > Yangon Region > Yangon (Rangoon)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
#3 Business Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
#4 Spa Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
#4 Family Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
#5 Luxury Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sule Shangri-La Yangon 4.5*
Number of rooms: 479
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 
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Traders Hotel Yangon Rangoon
Sule Shangri-La Yangon Myanmar

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