Bike World Bed, Breakfast & Bike

Bike World Bed, Breakfast & Bike

10F Khaboung Street,6 and half miles,Pyay Road near Swiss Embassy, Hlaing Township, Yangon (Rangoon) Myanmar
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5.0
#1 of 11 B&Bs in Yangon (Rangoon)
Location
4.3
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.8
Value
4.6
The Bike World B&B is located in a quiet area away from traffic noise but still handy to public transport. There are several good restaurants nearby including establishments serving Indian cuisine, seafood, fast-food as well as many good tea shops. The Nga Glass factory is also in the neighborhood plus Inya Lake is walking distance from the Inn. Several local banks are in walking distance, these banks offer currency exchange plus ATM's. The B&B is half way between Yangon's International & Domestic Airports and downtown Yangon. Embassies representing Australia, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, Israel, United States of America and South Korea are nearby. Shopping complexes are also in walking distance from the B&B.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Dry cleaning
Wifi
Snack bar
Car hire
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Telephone
Bottled water
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Burmese

Location

10F Khaboung Street,6 and half miles,Pyay Road near Swiss Embassy, Hlaing Township, Yangon (Rangoon) Myanmar
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Charles R wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
As the name suggests, this is a great place for cyclists to stay, especially if you take part in the weekly Sunday and Friday rides. Non-cyclists are equally welcomed. The proprietors and staff are very accommodating and friendly. I appreciated during my stay that Jeff was available to converse about any topic over breakfast: sight-seeing recommendations, current news, etc. I highly recommend the Sunday bike ride; meeting fellow tourists and locals, in addition to the ride made it a memorable part of my visit. (Say hi to Feefee for me).
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Nick W wrote a review Feb 2020
Yarra Glen, Australia6 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing cosy hidden away place in Yangon. Close enough to the city to walk (or ride!) and easy to get a cab (grab). Dark, quiet room with free wifi and a telly. Basic but nice bathroom. Very clean. Amaaaaazing pizza and a good supply of beer. Looking forward to visiting the bike shop while we explore Yangon.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Na S wrote a review Jul 2020
Karlsruhe, Germany3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I highly recommend this B&B.Our visit there was in 2017. Aunty Soe and her staff are really amazing. They take care of you and help you immediately. Bike World will be always our first choice whenever we will go there. And not to forget their pizzas. So tasty. Cant wait to go there again!!!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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springmoon wrote a review Oct 2013
Lachen, Switzerland99 contributions96 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I write this review to warn fellow travellers. Encouraged by good reviews on Tripadvisor, I had booked a room several months in advance. I had emails from Soe Soe confirming the room, price etc. Besides email correspondence, I had called several times from overseas & all seemed well.

When I turned up, she was not present but the maid told me that I "had no booking" and that my chosen room (indicated in the email from Soe Soe) was for someone else. I had specially asked for this room as I would have a friend join me the following day. Confused, I was asked to wait until Soe Soe returned 1/2 hour later.

Upon her return, Soe Soe explained that a regular guest had problems finding accomodation. This guest had a child so she decided to simply cancel my booking. She then joked about me sleeping in her own bedroom!! and seeing the shock on my face, suggested I take another very small room instead.

When I reminded that she had confirmed everything by email, she suddenly got angry & accused me of not being sympathetic to the other traveller's problem of accomodating her child!? Soe Soe could not understand why I should be disappointed, and insisted that I must accept her arbitrary last-minute decision or leave. It was already 8pm and I had been travelling all day. Imagine how difficult it was to face a cancelled booking.... and additionally to be told off that I was being unreasonable!

I proceed to check about the following days, when I had booked the room after my friend and I would return from Mandalay. She glibly said that she had given the room to yet other travellers and I should find alternative accomodation. Showing her the print-outs of her emails was no use.

I am sure that Jeff and Soe Soe are kind guesthouse owners, and look after their guests well. But you first have to check in! and Yangon (and Myanmar) is not the easiest place to find last-minute accomodation. BikeWorld is also farther out from town so finding a taxi late in the evening, having to trundle heavy luggage out again to the main road after a distressing inexplicable cancellation -- it was horrible.
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Date of stay: March 2013
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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travelgrrl12 wrote a review Aug 2014
Winthrop, Washington62 contributions37 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I really wanted to love this place because of what I had read. Sou Sou was very kind and helpful. But I'm not sure that offset the downside for me. I found it too far away from the center, too far away from restaurants, and too difficult for taxis to find (despite the maps provided).

Everything was basic and acceptable, but not memorable. The no-frills room was clean and had a safe, but little character. The first room they gave me smelled strongly of mothballs. Breakfast was okay but not great - continental style with an egg if you wish. The coffee was very good. One plus for me, as a bird-watcher, was that you can see Inya Lake and the surrounding greenery from the 4th story breakfast area so could actually do some birdwatching up there. If I were to stay here again, it would be to do the night-time bicycle tour of Yangon.
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Date of stay: August 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled solo
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Sean B wrote a review Jan 2014
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia23 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Highly recommend this place! Its located in a vey safe area (most of Myanmar is very safe) near the Swiss and Israeli embassies, Yangon University, and Aung San Su Kyis’s home. Some of the best food we had (Lakeside seafood restaurant and teahouse Mohinga) were within walking distance. Jeff and Soe soe (the owners) are great and very warming. One of them is usually around but they run some other business and are expanding the guesthouse at the moment so may be tied up at times. There are some other staff though always around.

Jeff organizes Friday night midnight bike rides through the city which I definitely recommend. He coordinates a local bike club so we met some other locals and expats and it’s a good way to orient yourself to the city. Its generally safe and there are some people that look after the group but you are on the road with Myanmar traffic so keep that in mind. I'm not an active cycler and thought it was fine. Ends at the teahouse or having a beer so bring a little cash. There is also a longer ride on Sunday organised outside the city if you are there during this time. Jeff is very into cycling and they also own a separate bike store so if you want other itineraries around the country for cycling be sure to have a chat with him.

Double rooms were nice with mini-fridge, tv, and ac. Bed was comfortable and the wifi is the best you'll get in Myanmar. Some rooms have shared bathrooms other have privates. They were in the midst of building a new wing with some new rooms so that should be done in the next month or so. (keep this in mind too if you are planning to sleep during day right now- it can get a bit loud).

The place is between airport and downtown and is about a $3-4 cab to the main area of town and $6 from/to airport. Its a rickshaw ride to the train station where you can take a 20 minute ride to town or a 3 hour ride around Yangon (recommended) to see the surrounding life and villages. The trains (at least the 'special' train for tourists and people who can pay the $1) is slow but nice and not too crowded.

Soe soe and Jeff are great and be sure to discuss what you want to do while in Yangon and they can help you out. Soe soe even drove us last minute before we left for Mohinga (national dish) and tea because hadn't been able to try it yet! Try this its delicious. Also the seafood restaurant by the lake that was recommend has amazing seafood and seafood curries.

Breakfast is included which is bread, fruit, eggs, and coffee/tea. The dining table is a great place to meet other travelers and get tips for around Myanmar since the info online is rapidly changing and not always reliable.

The price is on par with what we paid around Myanmar for similar accommodation. Myanmar in general is more expensive than other areas in SE Asia but is growing rapidly so this may change in a few years but expect to pay around $30-90 for this type of accommodation depending on where you are.

I saw someone else here compared this location negatively with the Strand. This is hilarious because the Strand is like a $500-1000/per night Ritz Carlton/Grand Hyatt-type place.

Like most places in Myanmar, would recommend just sending a confirmation email a week or two out from travel regardless of where or how far back you booked. Also get directions to places in Burmese (most taxi driver only have a basic knowledge on english)

What to do in Yangon? Shwedagon pagoda and Bogyoke Aung San Market are the main things people check out. Walking around downtown is nice and definitely check out the train. For 'nightlife' Chinatown is a great place to people watch and have cheap food and beers until 10/11. There are some new later places popping up around that we read about online but didn't make it out to those. In general the nightlife around Myanmar is quite limited and more about having dinner/drinks than staying out all night (we also read 'fashion show' means brothel). Most places around town take Kyat and there are a decent amount of C B Bank ATMs throughout the city now which take intl cards.
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Date of stay: January 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Martin A wrote a review Sep 2012
Bangkok1 contribution5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I am not a cyclist. I stayed with Auntie Soe Soe and Jeff while on a business trip.

Some of the places I needed to visit during the day were closer to Bike World than a downtown hotel would have been, so in the end I didn't regret nearer the airport.

I could walk to scenic Inya Lake, where every morning the locals gather to exercise, and every evening young lovers stroll and boys get together to play the guitar and sing. It was fascinating to see some of the gated mansions in that neighborhood while coming and going.

With Soe Soe and Jeff's help I found two terrific restaurants, one for seafood and one for Burmese food, both within walking distance, reasonably priced and obviously catering largely to locals.

The room as comfortable and the internet never failed.

But best of all was the hospitality of the hosts and their sense of humor. After five days I felt like I had known these folks for much longer than that, and I mean that in a good way!

I highly recommend Bike World for stay, especially if you are passing through town for just a few days, are on a budget, and/or like the idea of staying near Inya Lake.
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Date of stay: September 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
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anarchy130 wrote a review Oct 2014
London104 contributions63 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We chose bike world because we were keen to see Yangon by bike as we'd done a great off road bike tour of Bangkok. Yangon is a very large, congested, sprawling city dissected by huge multi lane highways and the traffic is appalling. This put us off the late night cycle tour and if you're not there for the cycling its not a good location - weirdly nestled behind the Israeli embassy and lots of large compounds with guard dogs and razor wire - taxis cant find it and its very difficult to go anywhere by foot (it took us 20 minutes to cross the main road to the lake and even then we took our lives in our hands). Like others we really liked Jeff and Soe Soe and the rooms are good and clean but you are a bit cut off from the downtown area.
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Date of stay: September 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Sam8490 wrote a review May 2013
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar23 contributions55 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just spent two weeks at Bike World. Everything was perfect. The rooms are spotless and nicely furnished and everyone is amazing. It's so nice to find a place where the price is reasonable, compared to downtown hotels where the quality is bad and the prices are completely crazy.
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Date of stay: May 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
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HappyChachi wrote a review May 2013
Amsterdam, The Netherlands89 contributions54 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Besides the fact that Soesoe is a great host (she even cut my hair :-), BWEM is a great place to either start or end your journey in Myanmar in order to share ideas with other like-minded travellers.

Myanmar is a difficult country to travel around and information is hard to find. The information shared by other travellers is worth gold as they will give you the latest updates on what works and what doesn't at the moment.

It is indeed a taxi ride away from all the sites of Yangon, which is either a plus or a minus depending on how much you value a quiet night's sleep.
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Date of stay: April 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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lwl531 asked a question Feb 2017
Oakland57 contributions14 helpful votes
if I stay here do I rent bikes from you and can go by myself in June 2017 or is it too wet
Answer from SoeSoeBikeWorld
Myanmar86 contributions9 helpful votes
Lower part of Myanmar like Hpaan, Mawlamyine and Golden Rock area may be a little wet but Baga, pyin Oo Lwin and Kyaukme and Hsipaw area will be nice to bike as less rain in there.
sstshwesin asked a question Nov 2016
Letkokkon, Myanmar
Can I get phone number of Bike World Bed & Breakfast?
Answer from SoeSoeBikeWorld
Myanmar86 contributions9 helpful votes
please search with Bike World Myanmar Bed, Breakfast & Bike Inn
Shimshima asked a question Oct 2015
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi there, do the rooms have air con?
Answer from SoeSoeBikeWorld
Myanmar86 contributions9 helpful votes
yes, with aircon and attached bathroom ,free wifi and free breakfast.thank you for inquiring us!
Answer from SoeSoeBikeWorld
Myanmar86 contributions9 helpful votes
pls search bike world myanmar address and map on trip advisor bike world bb&b photos and show airport taxi driver to get here.thanks.
TStiller wrote a tip Jan 2020
Munich, Germany476 contributions152 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"upper floor rooms"
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michalsimpson wrote a tip Oct 2017
Chester25 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"They have a room to fit all budgets, Double rooms are in the main building single rooms on ground floor"
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campbells05 wrote a tip Feb 2017
Brisbane, Australia187 contributions158 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"'Cable' is a quiet corner room on the 3rd floor."
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BikeMike1 wrote a tip Dec 2016
Algarrobo, Chile15 contributions26 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Breakfast is on the top floor. Street level rooms are more convenient. The "HUB" room is very conveniently located."
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Eileen G wrote a tip Jan 2016
Sacramento, California23 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"clean and simple. good fridge."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bike World Bed, Breakfast & Bike
Which popular attractions are close to Bike World Bed, Breakfast & Bike?
Nearby attractions include Inya Lake (0.4 miles), Sein Lan So Pyay Garden (0.6 miles), and The Sea Art Gallery (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Bike World Bed, Breakfast & Bike?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Bike World Bed, Breakfast & Bike?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Bike World Bed, Breakfast & Bike?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a snack bar during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Bike World Bed, Breakfast & Bike?
Conveniently located restaurants include Indian Tadka, La Seine, and Toh Lim Chinese Restaurant.
Does Bike World Bed, Breakfast & Bike have airport transportation?
Yes, Bike World Bed, Breakfast & Bike offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bike World Bed, Breakfast & Bike?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bike World Bed, Breakfast & Bike?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Burmese.
Are there any historical sites close to Bike World Bed, Breakfast & Bike?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Immaculate Conception Cathedral (4.8 miles), Aung San Suu Kyi House (1.6 miles), and Martyrs Mausoleum (2.8 miles).
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