While it's true, hotels are expensive in Myanmar there are better hotels to stay at while visiting Yangon especially in light of how much these rooms cost. The only reason why my friends and I stayed at the Asia Plaza was because this was the hotel that Intrepid had chosen for the start and end of our trip.
The hotel's rooms are generally large but it's true as reported by others, that the rooms smell damp and are generally run down. The breakfast was an awful event with large line-ups around the coffee and drinks table and the toaster and food just running out. WIFI as previously noted is very slow.
The worst part of our stay had to be when a friend of mine had her money stolen from her room. Their room safe did not work despite several requests to have it fixed and more importantly, during this time, they were not informed that the hotel had a safety box for patrons, located near the reception desk. Cleaning staff had come to visit earlier in the day but interestingly enough, nothing was cleaned and the room safe was never fixed.
What is terrible is the way management at the hotel handled/responded to this incident. They skirted the issue and didn't look into the matter further. Perhaps any assurance by management would have been somewhat reassuring than nothing at all.
So, if you are staying here - lock up your valuables or use the safety deposit box located in the reception area that staff may or may not inform you about. Do expect a large room and friendly door staff. Do expect the closeness to Scott's Market and other key sites. Don't expect much from breakfast or management should anything go wrong - at least from our experience.
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- Also Known As:
- Asia Plaza Hotel Yangon (Rangoon)
- Asia Plaza Hotel Yangon, Myanmar