This is Myanmar. I do not expect too much for $26 per night for a double room. For me, it is a good value for what I pay.
The room is clean but a little bit old. My bed is not too soft or hard so I can sleep well but if your room is on the street side, you might hear some noises from the street.The bathroom is good and has no problem with hot water. It is nice to have a cold water from minibar in the room especially in summer. The A/C works well but no internet unfortunately. TV has many channels including Channel 3 of Thailand so my Thai friends do not miss their favorite series and shows.
The location is perfect. You can walk to the local market to get some water, food or postcard. For the gift, Scott Market is just 5 mins walking. Sakura Tower, the tallest building in Yangon, is only one block from the hotel. Sky Bistro on its 20th floor has the nice lunch/dinner with the wonderful view of Yangon and Shwedagon especially in the night but it's not cheap. There also is a place to exchange money in there.
Breakfast is good enough. There are some choices to choose. I actually like stir-fried noodle. The staffs in breakfast room are nice although can not speak English so well.
The staffs at the counter are helpful. They help us to prepare our breakfast boxes because we have to leave for early morning flight. One of my friend forgot her camera battery with the charger in her room when we checked out and flew to Bagan. They kept it safely and she can get it back a week later when we come back to stay with them again in the last night before fly out of Myanmar.
Tips for money exchange: there is no ATM in Myanmar and few places accept credit cards so all travelers need to carry US dollar with you. Do not exchange on the street or the black market unless you check every bill carefully. If not, you might end up with less Kyats you are supposed to receive. Myanmar currency (Kyat) has only bills (no coins) and they have both old and new bills so you can be confused easily.You can also exchange at the hotel counter but the best place to exchange is at the bank counter in the airport or SOME branches in Yangon (harder to find one in other cities). I did at the airport and a bank closed to Sule Paya. However,there are fussy rules for every bank to accept your US dollar bills.
1) Must be $100 bill only.
2) Must be brand-new bill without any marks or folds.
3) The number on the bill must NOT start with 'BC' and 'CB'
If you want to exchange with other currencies or smaller than $100 bill, you have to do with the hotel or black market.
Tip for the taxi: it should be 6,000 Kyats for a taxi (2-3 persons) from Yangon International Airport to this hotel.
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- Also Known As:
- Central Hotel Yangon Rangoon
- Central Hotel Yangon Myanmar