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Ocean Pearl Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   No. 215, Botataung Pagoda Road, Pazundaung Tsp., Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar   |  
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Ranked #44 of 94 Hotels in Yangon (Rangoon)
Berlin, Germany
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“Never again”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We stayed in 3 different place in Yangon during our stay in Myanmar in November so we can compare a bit. In general we found all 3 hotels in Yangon overpriced for what was offered. Ocean Pearl Inn is a Backpacker style accommodation but as the other two place was overpriced with $25 a night for a double room. This place even more so than the other two. We would never stay there again. We don’t have very high expectation when it comes to accommodation and don’t mind very basic rooms but it needs to be clean(ish). We found the room fairly dirty despite having apparently just be cleaned and we didn’t feel comfortable sleeping in the bed. We found the staff really unfriendly and unhelpful, something we have not experienced during the rest of our trip through Myanmar. Ocean Pearl offers help with bus tickets etc. but when we had some questions regarding bus tickets for Ngwe Saung Beach we just got told they can’t help. If they sell tickets for only certain busses that’s fine but they could have said so and maybe could have given advice of who might be able to help. A few times we had to leave our accommodation before the official breakfast time and we always got a breakfast box for take-a-way. Not so at Ocean Pearl Inn. Initially we had planned to stay with them another two nights after our stay at Ngwe Saung Beach, but luckily we found another place. We don’t really like giving bad reviews and normally always find some good things about the places we stayed but not this one.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Stayed here for my first night in Yangon before next days early onward travel.
Room was good, clean with shower for $18. Service was ok.
They answered my emails very quickly - very important for going to Burma as tourist numbers had overtaken available rooms by Feb 2012. They also arranged to pick me up from the Airport.
Location was not exactly the centre of town but for a few days it probably wouldn't matter.

Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Booked a night stay on 8-Nov and paid USD$20 for the room. The complimentary pickup from airport is ok. Mixed feelings about the service at the reception.Was told that they do not provide train ticket service but did not offer me solutions to it. Asked if there would be room on my return trip to Yangon and they said "I don't know?!? All fully booked" Room is decent. Was provided pillow case and i just wrapped my bed sheets on top of the pillows. Breakfast is the usual toast, eggs and fruits. Not centrally located and will be a good 15-20mins to the actions, which is not easy under the heat. They did helped me booked air tickets for Bagan to Heho leg which I think is quite efficient. Probably will find other accomodation if ireturn to Yangon.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Booked this over the Internet. They answered emails quickly and arranged airport pickup. By Asian standards this hotel is overpriced but by Yangon standards it is okay. The infrastructure in Myanmar cannot keep up with the number of tourists now coming to the country. This hotel is okay for a couple of nights. Well located with free breakfast. Try Mickeys restaurant close by for inexpensive food. Staff are friendly and helpful and made our introduction to Myanmar easier.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

I've stayed in a few different rooms here and they've all been good. The service is excellent, without being over friendly. It is well located for walking distance to all the popular sites. They are very email attentive and reply very fast, which is good today as Yangon is almost booked up until next January. The new interest in Burma is outstripping the supply, so book well ahead of your arrival. I didn't and spent one full day walking around and calling other hotels. Found one less quality and more money than OPI.

Room Tip: The stairs to the top rooms are worth the walk. Good aircon too!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Well located (about 10-15 minutes walk from Sule Pagoda, close to eateries and a supermarket), possible to book ahead through their website, average rooms with no extras, breakfast included. Free airport pick-up which is probably the reason why most people book it.

Our room was very small but ok, no windows is a minus but it´s not unusual in Yangon or Mandalay. Bathroom clean, functioning air-condition.

Quite poor exchange rate offered by the reception, bus tickets for onward journey arranged smoothly.

There is not much to say about the hotel, it´s ok for a night or two, probably wouldn´t stay longer.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bangkok, Thailand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Friendly staff, but will never stay or recommend this to anyone any more.
We stayed here for 2 nights before flying to Heho for Inle Lake,
the room was dirty, no hot shower, with TV but no signal.
We asked them to book for 2 air tickets to Heho and found that we were charged 125 each
while others were charged only 117 with the same flight same day. (only few dollars different is not a matter but why its not the same price)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No. 215, Botataung Pagoda Road, Pazundaung Tsp., Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Location: Myanmar > Yangon Region > Yangon (Rangoon)
Amenities:
Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #44 of 94 Hotels in Yangon (Rangoon)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ocean Pearl Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 137
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