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The Kandawgyi Palace Hotel
Ranked #15 of 147 Hotels in Yangon (Rangoon)
Certificate of Excellence
Moscow
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113 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2009

Excellent hotel with breathtaking views of Shvedagon, the picturesque and cosy park. (See photos). Along our windows cornice was ran squirrels. We fed them nuts. The personnel is helpful and amiable. I would recommend a restaurant nearby, on the lake with a very varied menu of fresh seafood (not only). Spa isn't same standart for this hotel. Otherwise, all wonderful.

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2009

The Kandawgyi palace hotel i conveniently located by a lake in a calm area just north of Yangon downtown. The hotel vibrates 1940:s with very friendly and helpful staf. The hotel lobby is a perfect place to sip a beer or two and the lakeside bench (included in room rate) is the place for a afternoon salmiak drink.
At the classy nightclub downstairs the the number of servers/bartenders can sometimes be below 3 per guest which feels a little uneasy.
A downside with the hotel is the relatively high price at the pool bar and in the restaurants (often 5 to 10 times std Yangon pricing), even close to western world pricing. This can create a "Lolek and Bolek" effect and makes you feel somewhat cheated. A beer by the pool equals the cost for a main course in one of Yangons best restaurants nearby the hotel. The service level and friendliness though is compensating part of this overpricing. These rates is also valid for the professional massage service located in one of the hotel wings, but is again compensated by skilled and friendly ladies.
All in all a charming colonial teak-hotel in the best part of Yangon, perfect for a weekend trip with your friends to sip Myanmar beers or for a business conference with your local party delegation.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lgreger
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2009

Recently spent three days in this hotel. Their standard rooms are very old and musty, with yellowing bed sheets.

Upgraded rooms have newer bed linen and a few extras, but are still not particularly fancy.

this was probably a nice hotel about 10 years ago, however now has seen better days.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Kandawgyi Palace Hotel

Property: The Kandawgyi Palace Hotel
Address: Kan Yeik Tha Road | Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Region: Myanmar > Yangon Region > Yangon (Rangoon)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
#6 Romantic Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
#7 Business Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
#8 Spa Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
#12 Luxury Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Kandawgyi Palace Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 185
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