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“Handy Clean Decent Value Yangon Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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New Yangon Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   830 Mahabandoola Road, Corner of 9th Street, Lanmadaw Township, Yangon (Rangoon) 11131, Myanmar   |  
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Ranked #45 of 94 Hotels in Yangon (Rangoon)
London, United Kingdom
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“Handy Clean Decent Value Yangon Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This was my 3rd stay at this hotel this year - while its not right next to the main sights, it is new and impeccably clean with decent wifi. The inclusive breakfast is good and you get a great view over the city and rivers from the 9th floor dining room. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of room service too for a smallish hotel like this - excellent!

The rooms might be a bit on the small side, but it works well as a base and in Yangon, currently hotels are not that great value compaired to elsewhere in Asia - NYH does represent decent value. There is some road noise at peak hours and I would like to see black-out curtains, but these are minor issues.

With 10 visits to Yangon in the last 4 years I know the taxi fare to the airport is 7000 Ks - if you crave fast food then opposite the hotel is Lotteria, Myanmar's KFC.

Room Tip: If traffic noise (as peak hours) bothers you then request an upper floor room.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Very small rooms and noisy about the traffic. The mattress was as hard as concrete. if I went back to Yangon I probably wouldn't stay here , it's nearly an hour from the airport/ bus station and cost us 9000k we also got the train to golden rock which was fantastic ,upperclass for two 17400k.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I stayed in February 2014. The hotel was impeccably clean, the room are basic but have all you require aircon, fridge, safe etc and free wifi. But breakfast on the 9th floor with a wonderful view over Yangon in the morning was simply awesome. The hotel staff are so very helpful. A big Thank You to Edward, his brother and Soe for their help and assistance whilst experiencing problems with visa. Well recommend a visit. Lovely staff, lovely atmosphere and good location to go exploring. Walking distance to Shwedagon Pagoda approx 35 mins. Yangon market approx 20 mins. Airport journey approx 30 mins by taxi depending on rush hour traffic but approx 8000 kyats. Well worth a visit

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Anywhere else in Asia this would be a 10 usd a night hotel ! But it's Myanmar and it's expensive. This was close to 50 usd a night and really not worth the money. The room was tiny hardly any space for luggage it immediately looked like a bomb had gone off in our room after we unpacked some stuff, the bathroom was just bigger than a shower cubicle and was not really a room just frosted glass stuck onto our room . But apart from the size ,the bed was comfortable and wifi worked ok and the breakfast was really good. Bad coffee however , unless you like Nescafé. The hotel is at the far end of Yangon city so either walk a lot (we did) or it's taxis ! Ignore lonely planets food, money changing tips etc it's all very bad advice, we got 972 usd exchange rate in a normal money changer , if I went back to Yangon I probably wouldn't stay here , it's nearly an hour from the airport/ bus station and cost us 9000k we also got the train to golden rock which was fantastic ,upperclass for two 17400k

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Its located on a busy road, very small rooms are noisy during the daytime. Road in front is currently is construction. We had to change room three times, all were similar in quality. Staff was very friendly and helpful especially at night shift.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I actually liked this hotel, I have stayed here twice on this trip and am going back for one more night before I leave Myanmar. It's not central but is downtown, on 9th and Mahabandoola road, so only about two or three blocks from Chinatown. There is plenty to see and do locally, and the restaurant directly across the road does great, cheap local food and the owners are friendly. The room I got was at the front and on the 7th floor so had a great view of the river, docks and street below. The room was adequate without being large. It had plenty of hot water and the bed was ver comfortable. The staff are friendly and the breakfast choice, while not on the scale of other similar hotels in other Asian capital cities,was the best I had in Myanmar. The restaurant is in the top floor and is all glassed in so you get great views when you eat, and it's open 24 hours! I got a good price on Agoda, well good by Myanmar standards anyhow. So if you want a midrange hotel with good beds and restaurant and a downtown location, you can't go past this hotel.

Room Tip: The higher floors have great views
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We chose this hotel because of the location near Chinatown and the river. That was a good thing as we were quite central to many things but as the hotel is on Mahavandoola Rd this is also bus central, traffic central, loudspeaker central, etc. The hotel windows are single glazed and not sealed around the outside so we heard every noise from the street. This being Yangon nobody is shy to use their horns and every bus starting at 5am would honk their way through the bus stops and traffic. Maybe we could have handled that but the other major factor was the bed! The mattress was as hard as concrete. My wife and I were very sore and sorry after our week in this hotel. We changed rooms but the mattress was even harder and the noises louder. The upstairs restaurant has a nice view over Yangon and the food is OK although breakfast is very basic. Staff are trying and are always pleasant. Like many basic hotels in Yangon this place will either drop its prices or go out of business when the big hotel chains get their act together.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 830 Mahabandoola Road, Corner of 9th Street, Lanmadaw Township, Yangon (Rangoon) 11131, Myanmar
Location: Myanmar > Yangon Region > Yangon (Rangoon)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 94 Hotels in Yangon (Rangoon)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — New Yangon Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New Yangon Hotel offers a boutique experience in the heart of Yangon. Whether for business or travel, we offer a unique experience that combines the essence of Yangon with the comforts and amenities you require.New Yangon Hotel offers a one-of-a-kind way to experience Yangon. ... more   less 
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