I really enjoyed my stay here - having visited other towns on a budget, this was the cheapest and the best room I found anywhere in Myanmar. Right on the main Lashio road, near the mosque and the clock tower in the centre of town, Bravo Hotel and Store is comfortable with pleasant décor and a hint of the grand old days. A street window displays eye catching curios and artefacts, with a larger shop around the corner expanding on the museum like items available for purchase.
The hotel foyer is nicely furnished and there is a handsome reception desk complemented by generous chairs and items of interest. A beautifully made balustrade leads upwards to the fourth (top) floor and there is a view of the town from each level, where the foyers are nicely painted and decorated with something interesting. Breakfast is served on a large terrace on level four, which overlooks much of the town. Particularly picturesque early when the mist is hanging low. Breakfast is basic, as expected, but efficiently served.
You won't go hungry - there is an excellent supermarket nearby on the main road which sells exquisite Indian sweets - try them all. It was also the only shop I could find which sold regular milk (in a tin). A night food market sets up a couple of side streets away when the day market closes and you will be spoiled for choice.
My room was large, with a tv, fridge, desk, wardrobe, comfortable chair and all other comforts, including light dimmers. A ashtray suggests that it is okay to smoke inside, but the room was clean and fresh with plenty of wood finishes for a cosy atmosphere.
The window overlooked a rooftop and I was surprised when I checked in to find it closed but unlocked, but that was easily remedied. The lock on my door was inoperable but was fixed quickly. Doors actually have an external fitting where a padlock can be used, if you have one. As a female solo traveller, I check security. There is a safety deposit box available at reception, and the manager here is helpful with directions and other information about the town. Having said all that, the hotel and the town felt completely safe and welcoming and it was a delight to wander around.
I was happy to return each day to the homely environment of the hotel. Definitely a good choice.
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