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“Fantastic place to relax and enjoy”
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Savoy Hotel Yangon
Ranked #3 of 151 Hotels in Yangon (Rangoon)
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Fantastic place to relax and enjoy”
Reviewed 29 November 2013

I enjoy this place because there are many quaint places, hidden corners, balconies. They have even some cigars to enjoy, and the small pool is a true gem. Food and wines are also pretty good. Friendly staff, and reasonable prices round up the picture.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Uniteam, General Manager at Savoy Hotel Yangon, responded to this review, 17 December 2013
Dear PPPM,

Greetings from the Savoy Hotel Yangon!

Thank you for your kind comments, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you return to visit again in the near future.

Best Regards,

Alex Ruether
General Manager
Savoy Hotel
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

Comfortable hotel however the food and service were bad. Got sick on my second day after a bad dinner. Please don't have high expectations when it comes to hotel service in Myanmar. They are just starting and the price you pay for the hotel does not live up to the inferior quality of service.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Uniteam, General Manager at Savoy Hotel Yangon, responded to this review, 17 December 2013
Dear Peter082,

Greetings from the Savoy Hotel Yangon!

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay, we understand your comments and through your valuable feedback we can improve.

We hope you return to Myanmar in the near future.

Best Regards,

Alex Ruether
General Manager
Savoy Hotel
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

We stayed a total of 3 nights at the hotel, 2 at the beginning of the trip and 1 at the end. Both rooms were interior rooms facing the lovely swimming pool. These rooms had no street sounds, quiet at all times despite it being at a major traffic intersection and were some distance from the pool. The entire hotel gives the feel of colonial charm, from the welcoming staff to both the public and guest rooms. Many high quality local handicraft items are displayed throughout the hotel and are reasonably priced. All personnel were friendly and helpful. Our rooms were generous in size and nicely appointed. The bathrooms were good-sized and updated. Our only problem in both rooms was with water pressure in the shower: it varied considerably, running from scalding to cold at any time. Breakfasts were excellent, with a nice selection of foods, made-to-order dishes were available, and the quality of food was excellent. Service was first-rate. We did not eat at the restaurants for dinner as we prefer local foods when traveling and these were not offered here. The hotel is not surrounded by anything interesting to see or do in the evenings, so plan to taxi to other areas for dinners and entertainment. Overall, this was a great introduction to Myanmar and a great end to an enjoyable holiday.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Uniteam, General Manager at Savoy Hotel Yangon, responded to this review, 16 December 2013
Dear onetaxingguy,

Greetings from the Savoy Hotel Yangon!

Thank you for writing a review of your stay with us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Thank you for the advice on the water pressure, we have already looked into the issue and resolved it.

Best Regards,

Alex Ruether
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Savoy Hotel
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California
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

Stayed here at couple of nights to rest up from a very long flight but the small, out-of-the-way Savoy was most restful and a charming albeit newly built colonial-style hotel. It's tucked away behind a walled courtyard from the bustle of the streets just outside. No elevators so had to walk up three stories to our top story Room 308 overlooking the small but pleasant pool. As with others we wouldn't recommend the restaurant as it's not only expensive for the area (approx. $15-30 USD a meal minimum) but is basically French cuisine with virtually no local dishes. Nearby with a 3-4 min. walk (with constant heavily congested traffic) are three or four good and much less expensive restaurants with either Burmese dishes or Thai that are very good. Staff was very friendly, polite and prompt to resolve any issue we had. The reception and lobby area is rather small and simple. The pool is in the interior courtyard of the hotel, unheated but very pleasant with drink and food service available poolside.

Complimentary in-room wifi was good and reliable, rooms spacious, beds most comfortable if somewhat firm, A/C and room ceiling fan, wooden floors and dark heavy teak furniture, shower stall of good size with "rain shower" type shower heads, bowl of fresh fruit in the room daily, etc.. The provided buffet breakfast was of a limited selection but had most anything from cold to hot food one would want with prompt service and good quality dishes. It's very near the Swedagon Pagoda but the rooms do not really look out on it as it's not tall enough and one can only make out the top spire of the pagoda from the upper level restaurant. The doorman or concierge can quickly hail a cab (all un-metered) for you that can take you most anyplace in the downtown area (with slow, often congested traffic to bog things down) for a very few dollars, just establish an agreed upon price first.

The Central Bank (CB) of Myanmar is just down the same street from the hotel within a 3-min. walk that offers a much better currency exchange rate than the hotel but of course is only open weekdays from about 9:30 to 4 pm. Airport exchange is equally good but better in the main terminal area rather than those immediately at the baggage claim area.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Uniteam, General Manager at Savoy Hotel Yangon, responded to this review, 16 December 2013
Dear johnandsandy,

Greetings from the Savoy Hotel Yangon!

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay. We value all feedback as it helps get an insight into what our guests want to see more or less of.

Being a small boutique hotel, we keep our menus moving, meaning that the menus change every so often, unfortunately during your stay we were still preparing our change in menu. We are now offering a full Myanmar a la carte menu as well as western cuisine.

Indeed traffic has picked up in Yangon, making the roads more congested, however, the sights and people are as lovely as ever.

We hope to welcome you back in the near future to showcase our new editions; new lounge cafe, new menus and new breakfast buffet.

Best Regards,

Alex Ruether
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Savoy Hotel
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

The Savoy is a boutique hotel focused that strives to maintain colonial era ambience. The common spaces are small but decorated with old prints of Yangon which are interesting. Unfortunately the hotel is still stuck in the colonial era-tired, The front desk staff are polite but not at all helpful. The breakfast is niggardly and the service is disorganized despite a very hardworking wait staff. Service items like a shop vacuum were left in the hallway-? permanently. The most important criticism pertains to the restaurants. The chef is from France. The menu in the bar/cafe is completely French. The more formal restaurant serves continental cuisine. Only one menu item that had any Asian or Asian fusion inspiration was a grilled Thai beef salad; so if you are coming to Asia and have a taste for local and regional cuisine this is definitely not the place for you. I cannot endorse this property because there are better choices.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Uniteam, General Manager at Savoy Hotel Yangon, responded to this review, 16 December 2013
Dear luxetraveler ,

Thank you for taking the time to write a response about your stay. Sadly we awere not able to meet your expectations and we apologize for this.

We are happy to inform you that we have our new Myanmar menu in service and we are now able to offer both Continental cuisine as well as Asian cuisine.

We hope to welcome you back in the near future so as to show you that your experience at the Savoy is not the norm.

Best regards,

Alex Ruether
General Manager
Savoy Hotel Yangon
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Savoy is a charming colonial hotel and their staff, especially the front office are friendly and attentive. On day 2, our breakfast was served at 4.30am as we had to leave for the airport at 5am. The rooms towards the left part of the hotel are noisy in the morning due to close proximity to the road outside.
We came back to stay in Savoy again after visiting other towns in Myanmmar. On the last day, we decided to stay in to relax before leaving for the airport at 1pm. However, the maintenance workers decided to put in a new aircond (for the corridor) right outside our room and the drilling noise was unbearable! A call from the staff to warn us would have been appreciated and we could have checked-out earlier and have lunch elsewhere.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Uniteam, General Manager at Savoy Hotel Yangon, responded to this review, 2 December 2013
Dear vivienne h,

Greetings from the Savoy Hotel Yangon!

thank you for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate all feedback! Apologies for not having informed you about the routine maintenance works in the corridor, this is of course not intended.

We hope to welcome you back in the near future to prove to you this was an isolated incident.

Best Regards,
Alex Ruether
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Savoy Hotel
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London
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

We stayed in The Savoy twice during our trip to Myanmar, once at the start of our holiday and again at the end as Yangon was a good base for getting to other areas in Myanmar.

We had a great stay on both occassions. It's a lovely charming boutique hotel, full of Myanmar colonial charm. I can imagine this is a good alternative to paying the much higher prices to stay at the famous colonial hotel, The Strand. The staff were great and generally helpful, particularly the bellboys who helped us flag taxis to get around the city.

We had a standard "deluxe" room which was really nice (rooms 306 and 307). I loved the colonial style. Great size, comfy bed and clean. Only downsides were the room lighting was a little limited and left the room feeling a bit dark and the shower was unexpectantly really weak for an otherwise near perfect room.

Internet access was superb in both our room and communal areas which is a major plus in Myanmar. The breakfast buffet was nice and there was a great pool area which we had the pleausre of using during the day of our last day.

We ate once for dinner at the hotel restaurant (Kiplings). It was ok but overpriced. I'd recommend the place across the road for a convenient bite to eat (Friendship restaurant) which had great food.

Location-wise, I got the impression it wasn't as convenient as the big hotels which were downtown (e.g. Traders/Shangri-La) so it took a bit of an effort getting taxis to places when we weren't with our guide but if you can overlook this, overall, we had a great stay at The Savoy. We didn't hesitate going back to The Savoy for our second stay. A lovely boutique hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Uniteam, General Manager at Savoy Hotel Yangon, responded to this review, 2 December 2013
Dear WYC,

Greetings from the Savoy Hotel Yangon!

Thank you for your kind comments, we value your feedback. We are currently upgrading the lighting in the bedrooms. The power in the shower is an issue already addressed and repaired.

We thank you for staying with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Best Regards,

Alex Ruether
General Manager
Savoy Hotel
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Property: Savoy Hotel Yangon
Address: 129 Dhammazedi Road, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Region: Myanmar > Yangon Region > Yangon (Rangoon)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
#3 Luxury Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
#4 Romantic Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
#5 Family Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
#6 Business Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Savoy Hotel Yangon 4.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Savoy Hotel is a four star colonial boutique hotel committed to personalized and attentive service. It is ideally located in a picturesque area of Yangon overlooking the Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar’s “twinkling wonder” and nearby the People’s Park. All 24 deluxe rooms and six suites express the charm of “the old days” with traditional Myanmar antiques, teak furniture and spacious bathrooms. Nicely overshadowed by tall old trees, the large pool with its lounge area makes the Savoy Hotel a silent oasis in the middle of the buzzing city. ... more   less 
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