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“A Good Location Let Down By The Food”

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Aureum Resort at Governor's House
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“A Good Location Let Down By The Food”
Reviewed 10 February 2012

We stayed one night in Room 202 -a bungalow in the grounds of the Hotel. The room was spacious, comfortable and well furnished (although ours had a knee-wrecking bed end, a loose toilet and a death trap step that ran right across the bedroom to catch the unwary night traveller). Dinner, in a pleasant and well laid out dining room, was disappointing. A passable starter preceded mushroom soup that avoided the taste of mushroom. The main course (which arrived on a stone-cold plate) consisted of cold, almost raw potatoes and vegetables surrounding tepid,going on cold, chicken slices. Complaints received little reaction. When the waiter asked, "Have you finished", my reply had to be, "I couldn't even start it". This was a dire course. Deaaert was a standard plate of fruit. The buffet breakfast was reasonable enough.
Before leaving, we visited what used to be the Governor's House which is now part of the hotel. It’s a renovated old colonial property with a lovely wooden staircase and elegant panelling, and many original fittings and fixtures. There are interesting pictures and photos of the place’s glory days and an unusual feature is the swimming pool which is part of the Dining Room! From the balcony extending round the house at bedroom level are expansive views over the forests and hills. The Governor must have felt like God up here!
To summarise, accommodation and the staff are well up to scratch but the food was routine going on poor. It may be that the chef was out of his comfort zone with non-Asian dishes - if so, it's a lame excuse. But if he could, or does, markedly improve the standard of our (admittedly only one) dinner, then I'd have no hesitation in staying here again.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

I spent four nights in this property, and was very satisfied with the rooms. Even though I took the cheapest room, it was still in a semi-detached bungalow, and of very generous size. It featured a large bathroom with bath and separate rain shower, and the room itself was very comfortable, with a sofa and winged arm chair, and plenty of windows. It was a lovely room to spend time reading and relaxing in; not merely somewhere to just sleep. Everything was clean, comfortable, and quite modern (this is a newly built property, not colonial-era). The location was good - about 10mins walk from the centre of town, where there is a nice cafe and bakery (The Golden Triangle). The breakfast was pretty poor, and after the first morning I skipped it and instead went to the aforementioned bakery in town. But staff were nice, and the room-service meals I had were adequate. As 'Coylum' mentioned in an earlier review, the lobby needs some renovating - it's cold and unwelcoming, quite unlike the rooms. Rooms have heaters and plenty of hotwater, which is necessary as it gets cold.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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The actual Governor's residence is a replica of the original that was destroyed in the war. They have a few dressed figures in the costumes of the original protagonists in the entrance hall. There are 5 rooms in that building, which a very pricey.

The rest of the hotel, where we stayed, is semi-detached chalets of generous size. Big bathrooms and elevated beds. We actual needed to have the highly efficient air-conditioning unit on heat! It worked really well.

The owner (Who owns Yangon airways), should hire a decent interior designer for the reception and restaurant area. Austere colonial club could be a description of the dining room. It could really do with much better lighting and a few good paintings, which are really easy to find in Myanmar.

The restaurant people are great, but the food is average.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Aureum Resort at Governor's House
Address: Ward 5 Governor's Hill | Mandalay-Lashio Highway, Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo), Myanmar
Region: Myanmar > Mandalay Region > Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Aureum Resort at Governor's House 4.5*
Number of rooms: 35
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