Hotel location and entrance are alright but once you walk through the door, one can't stop fantasizing of a property from the soviet era. The reception is in the corner of the lobby with a few chairs, tables and paper all around. Staff are pleasant though and always carry a smile. The lift worked but once on the floor one can't help noticing the state of the carper and the foot mat which are almost on the verge of disintegration. In the room the handle is loose and the key has an outdated plastic handle. They have used solid, oversized teak furniture but poorly designed and have it literally clogged the passage with very little space left. The bathroom is big enough and looks more like it's in an import from a lower middle class housing set up.
The bed has a red floral Chinese blanket but the linen looks fairly clean. I have not put my head on the pillow but hopefully I can still have a peaceful sleep. There are a few mosquitoes already and I wouldn't be surprised if a few other insects prowl the floor later in the night. The AC and the electricity though have been stable so far.
In short Myanmar and Yangon badly needs new hotels in all ranges. The staff need training and the equipments need to be upgraded and badly...I am sure this will not be the last of reviews you will be getting re: Yangon. But hey the city is lovely and growing and that is what will keep bringing people from across the globe.
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