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“Relaxed atmosphere and best breakfast” 4 of 5 stars
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The Kandawgyi Palace Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kan Yeik Tha Road | Mingalar Nyunt Township, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar   |  
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Ranked #8 of 94 Hotels in Yangon (Rangoon)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Relaxed atmosphere and best breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

We stayed twice here during our one month holiday. Checking in in the morning took more than an hour so we left for sightseeing. The deluxe room on third floor 25m2 + bathroom 11m2 gave distant view on the Swhedagon Pagoda. Slight traffic noise all night due to single glass windows.
The second time we stayed in superior room on first floor, no traffic sound, room 24m2 and bathroom 4.5m2, hardly any difference.
Free internet and printing of air tickets in business centre. Coffee-tea and water. Safebox. We got a small map with restaurants. Taxis easy to get and cheap; anyway you cannot walk anything in town, especially not in the evening, so the hotel location does not matter very much.
Best breakfast we had compared with all other hotels we stayed. Nice grounds and interesting pool, comfortable place to hang around for some hours.
Our dinner in the hotel's chinese restaurant was the most expensive and mediocre of one month.

Room Tip: The deluxe room is hardly an improvement over the superior room. The view on the pagoda is not worth...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Crossmichael, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

This is a very nice hotel situated near the zoo in Yangon with its own concrete dinasaurs in the beautifully kept gardens which overlook the lake.
The staff were very friendly and the public rooms very clean and well looked after. The rooms were large and huge bed and really great pillows, so soft in fact that it was difficult to get up in the morning.
Breakfasts were good although extremely busy, plenty of choice and nice surroundings. The pool was being refurbished while we were there but there was another nearby.
A good choice of restaurants were available within the hotel but a little pricey and it would need a taxi ride to go somewhere different. Great views of the Shewagan Stupa from the hotel especially at night when it is lit up.
Definately stay there again if I was in Yangon.

Room Tip: If you can afford it upgrade to a lake view
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

We were thrilled to arrive at the Kandawgyi, which was friendly, warm and welcoming. Though construction was going on in the pool area, the project should great when it is completed. Lounge chairs/towels at pool are the best! Hotel sits on lake, providing a beautiful setting to relax and enjoy. Great location, quiet area of city, nice walking paths. Staff recommended restaurants, which we took taxis to. Downside was the moldy smell of room, which staff worked on to improve. AC vents need to be cleaned! Taxis are cheap- about $2 for most rides. Our room was clean, comfortable and pleasant. Breakfast buffet was good, other meals the same, for hotel restaurants. The spa was excellent. Would recommend to anyone going to Yangon, despite it being pretty pricey.

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

Stayed several nights. The hotel is situated along Kandawgyi Lake and some rooms have lakeside views. My room was well appointed with two double beds and a seating area along with modern, newer bathroom and fixtures. The walkways/hallways around the hotel are open to the air, while the lobby is air conditioned and usually had an English-speaking musical act in the evenings. The buffet breakfast was fairly extensive, but it was hard to get a hot cup of coffee. The Internet (Wifi) during my visit was more off than on, but they did have two computers in the lobby for guest to use. The hotel is frequently used by mid-size tour groups. It's close to Shwedagon Pagoda and main attractions Encourage eating other meals outside of the hotel.

Room Tip: Request lakeside view away from elevators or stairs and away from lobby.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Stayed at this hotel because we were booked there via Journeys Intl. Hotel was very clean and supplied rooms with plenty of bottled water. Just had their breakfast buffet which was good with quite a few choices.
I am not a "tour" person but most of the hotels on this tour were pretty good. Not happy with Journeys a/c of putting a 3rd person on the tour about 2 weeks before we left and this person could not get into the same hotels so we were either picking him up or vice versa. He said he was given a $1,000 discount and we paid $400 each a/c of only the two of us booked on that tour. Third person was 20 years older and a few things had to be rearranged a/c of this. I will never use that tour company again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

My partner and I stayed here for 2 nights in a deluxe room.After having read the reviews on Tripadvisor I was extremely surprised with the quality of the rooms, the friendliness of the staff and the excellent buffet breakfast! We did find the room moldy though! Many reviews here complaining about the high prices for coffee or food but, really, the choice is yours! The staff is very friendly and always ready to help you!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

My wife and I have stayed at the Kandawgyi Palace several times since 2007. It is not cheap for Yangon ($65 for a double in 2011), and is probably much more expensive now that the country is experiencing a boom in foreign travel. The rooms are old, but very nice. Many of the rooms are truly beautiful, with mosquito netting draped off the 4-poster beds.
The included breakfast has a large selection of Burmese and western food. Service is excellent. You may choose to eat in the richly wood paneled dining room, the spacious lobby or outside on the terrace.
There is often live music in the bar adjacent the lobby, which you can enjoy without purchasing a drink.
The hotel was an old British club. The back garden is lush with huge trees, dinosaur statues and a couple well-done swimming pools.
The zoo is less than a 5 minute walk. A long wooden pier walk is out back, just beyond the gardens.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Kan Yeik Tha Road | Mingalar Nyunt Township, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Location: Myanmar > Yangon Region > Yangon (Rangoon)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
#5 Business Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
#6 Family Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
#6 Luxury Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
#6 Romantic Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Kandawgyi Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 185
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