Don't let you cheated by the first - good - impression you get when you enter the hotel. The lobby is clean and bright. The shock strikes you when you get out of the lift and you are KO when you get into your room! We had booked a Deluxe room with Pagoda view for our last 3 days in Yangon, for which we paid 130 $ per night. Well, indeed the room (11 floor) looked onto the Shwedagon Pagoda. The problem was that we could not draw the curtains: they were attached by a wire. The wallpaper came off the wall, there was a hole in the sheets and the awfully noisy air conditioning dated back to Mathusalem!. I have posted some pictures to prove I'm not lying. The shower didn't work propoerly either. Quite depressed, I asked to change room or see another one, so as to verify we had not been given a rat's hole. But that was not possible, the hotel was fully booked. They nevertheless sent someone to fix the shower, which was the least they could do! I eventually saw 2 other rooms thanks to the hotel housekeepers, but they were similar, i.e. in the same bad condition.
Breakfast is served on the 1st floor: Burmese and international food, nothing special to mention. The watermelon seemed to have been stored in a freezer.
The only positive aspect of this hotel is its location: downtown, near the Scott market and the bustling life, and at a stone's throw away from the Shwedagon Pagoda and its spiritual fervour.
My conclusion is that it is a shame to impose skyrocketing rates for rooms worth 1 star max.
The owners should first think of the wellbeing of their guests rather than the money they could get from them!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Alfa Hotel, founded in 1996, is now renovated and ready to welcome guests from all around the world to The Golden Land once again. Strategically located in the heart of Yangon, Alfa Hotel is situated right in the central area of the city. While providing quick access within walking distance to many of the city's famous attractions, such as the Shwedagon Pagoda, the Sule Pagoda and the Scott Market, it also offers a serene environment for our guests to rest. Some of the rooms share the beautiful scenery overlooking the famous Shwedagon Pagoda. Alfa Hotel strives to provide excellent service to our guests, making this the perfect place for business travelers and tourists. Alfa Hotel has preserved the glorious time this country once had for the guests. Travelers who stay with us will be taken back in time, surrounded in an environment that compliments Myanmar's rich history and traditions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alfa Hotel Yangon, Myanmar