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“Service too bad” 2 of 5 stars
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Golden Rock Hotel Kyaikhtiyo
Yathe Taung base camp | Near Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, Kyaikto, Myanmar   |  
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Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Kyaikto
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“Service too bad”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

Nobody pick up the phone.That's really bad.Not good service.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

If you want to stay on top of the mountain (which we found is a must if you do not want to rush the hill up and down on one day, missing both sunrise and sunset) the Kyaiktiyo Hotel is one of only 2 options you have. Our room was simple but pretty ok for the 1 night we stayed and – amazingly – had a wi-fi connection which was really fast (for Burmese standards). Good value for money.

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

Stayed here as part of a tour. Good sized room but some way from the main body of the hotel up and down quite a few steps. The greeting with a cold bottle of water was most welcome as it is a reasonable hike from the truck drop-off ( though nothing compared to the walk up to the rock itself ). Because of location your more or less restricted to eating and drinking in the hotel which makes it a bit odd that you had todecide and order your evening meal 1 hour in advance of when you want to have it.
The food relative to elsewhere in Myanmar was expensive for nothing extraordinary, but then they have a captive clientele of westerners. Included breakfast was OK. Aside from the bar closing incredibly early itwas probably the best "service level" we experienced throughout Myanmar.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

There aren't many options if you want to stay near Golden Rock itself (rather than in the town below). Located at the top, near Golden Rock, it has a great view over a forested valley. We enjoyed staying here, though it was very expensive compared to the other places we stayed in Myanmar. The room was on the smaller side, but it was fairly nice and comfortable. No A/C, but it got pretty cool at night so that wasn't a problem. The restaurant was decent, though pricey (note that you have to order an hour in advance).

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Golden Rock Hotel is about a quarter of the way up from the bus station to the Rock.
Pros
Generally clean OK hotel with comfortable bed and no major problems. Friendly staff.
Cons
No coffee in room. Dinner relatively expensive but then little choice within easy reach.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

There is not much choice in terms of hotels if you want to stay near the rock so to some extent you have to grin and bear it.
The room was one level up from a youth hostel bedroom, the air conditioner didn't work and in addition we had the added excitement of Budhist mantras being chanted over load speaker continuously throughout the night ( apparently this is aspecial for Febraury only!). The receptions and restaurant are drab and the food tends to match.
Great potential though in terms of location to do something in the future. Here's hoping.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2010

You would be better off at the hotel at the top (Mountain Top?). Golden Rock is drab, bad food, mediocre service. Only thing going for it is the location.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Yathe Taung base camp | Near Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, Kyaikto, Myanmar
Location: Myanmar > Mon State > Kyaikto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Kyaikto
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Golden Rock Hotel is a vantage point commanding unique breath taking views of the surrounding mountain ranges and spectacular sunsets – sights that will leave a lasting impression. Uniquely situated in an idyllic setting amid lush tropical vegetation and age-old rocks, the Golden Rock Hotel is ideal for relaxation and meditation on your trip to Kyaiktiyo.Just a 45-minute hike to the Kyaiktiyo Pagoda (Golden Rock Pagoda), the Golden Rock Hotel is one of the only properties offering international class accommodation and facilities to travelers.Accommodation is in individual chalets strategically placed on more than three acres of wooded terrain on Mt. Kyaiktiyo. The distinctive shape of each building resembles the shape of a hermit’s hat, taking full advantage of different elevations and architecturally designed to assure privacy for each room. This hotel is a perfect hideout, far-away from the busy city, yet it is located only 2 miles away from the world famous “Golden Rock Pagoda” which is distinguished as one of the most awe-inspiring places in the world.We are the proud recipient of the international “Millennium Golden Award” for Commercial Prestige for Customers’ Satisfaction and the “Green Standard Hotels Award” by the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. Taking pride in our eco-friendly and sustainable operating systems we strive for a “Greener Myanmar”. A few of our eco-friendly efforts would include the mini-dam that was especially built on the premises for collecting natural mountain spring water for the exclusive use of the hotel. Our garden thrives in biodiversity consisting of blooming orchids, many varieties of butterflies and our own organic fruit patch. Some of these fruits are placed on your table to offer the best meal experience.Golden Rock Hotel has been the most preferred amongst visitors to this sacred site for our service, facilities and our ability to go above and beyond our guests’ expectations. ... more   less 
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Golden Rock Hotel Kyaikhtiyo Myanmar/Kyaikto

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