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Sunflower Hotel
Ranked #112 of 163 Yangon (Rangoon) B&B and Inns
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

stayed here on out last 2 nights in Burma, on the plus side its good for walking to the sights and bars at night, however on the minus side for $50 a night the breakfast was poor and asking for another cup of coffee we were informed we would have to pay for it. Room was clean and spacious but like a lot of rooms in Burma could do with a fresh coat of paint.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

I stayed in Jan'13 and paid $20/night for a twin room which by all accounts is good value for Yangon now. Up on the fifth floor a few steps to climb but that doesn't bother me, room was clean enough (a few ants around, just don't leave food out!) if a bit run down, was happy with an internal room with no windows to escape the city noise.

There was certainly breakfast included when I was there, free wi-fi too and the staff were freindly helping out with e.g. organising a cheap taxi to the airport

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

I stayed in this hotel for upwards of 20 nights during December and January. Since I was in for a long stay, I spent some time looking at other guesthouses and hotels in Yangon. Compared to what I saw, this hotel offers competitive and superior value. (Warning: long review. I feel I owe it to you since my own search for a place in Yangon was long and painful).

Location: UPS: your right in the center of downtown, a block from Sule Pagoda and Aung San market, a five minute drive from Shwegadon pagoda, and a comfortable 15 minute walk to many other attractions. Six stories tall, the singles/ doubles with no connected bathroom are on floor 5/6, and s/d with bathroom on floor 4. So it can be a long walk up... DOWNS: Traffic starts at 530, and street noise is audible until about .

Rooms: UPS: CLEAN. The staff does a good job keeping things hygienic, including bathrooms, showers, sheets, etc. Today they equipped all their showers with new shower heads and HOT WATER! (I paid $40 for single in the Golden Valley Inn and didn't get this.) Beds are comfortable. Some rooms are more prone to ants, so make sure to keep phone in fridge. Small TVs with a few English channels, sometimes the reception is poor (not all rooms have TV). AC in room is great! They give you free wifi tickets. Wifi has recently been working well from any location in the hotel. Internet moves... If only a bit slow during busy times. DOWN: some rooms are older and have some wear-and-tear, or are awkwardly furnished.

Service: the staff is really friendly (from security guard to cleaning staff). They will run up and down the stairs to get what you need. Someone is always present to greet you with a smile (a relief compared to some of the "new" hotels that are like stepping into a dungeon). AC in lobby and restaurant. Laundry (same day/next) and food prices are reasonable. You can store valuables in their lobby safe and store luggage in their small, locked storage closet (sometimes full). Sometimes the staff can be confusing as their English isn't the best, but if your patient you can communicate just fine.

Food: only had breakfast here, which is complimentary. If you don't eat in the breakfast by like 930, they will bring the food to your room. There are several "set" options to choose from. Continental -- fruit, juice, tea/coffee, toast and fried egg. Sometimes they prepare the egg long before you order it, so it comes out cold (and sometimes oily). But other times it's fresh and good to go.

This hotel (like many others) is still learning the business, so there are still some details to be ironed out. Overall, I kept coming back here because it was predictable, dependable, and clean. Great value relative to Myanmar inflated prices.

Room Tip: Floor 5/6 are the Standard rooms ($20), room 606 was my favorite (double check that it is the corner...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

We stayed at this guesthouse last week on recommendation of another traveler. This guesthouse is in the guidebooks, so they get customers no matter what. On reading previous reviews, it sounds like they decided they really don't need to keep up the place given this fact.

We saw a family room with a private bathroom for $28 and a double room with 2 beds and shared bath for $23. Both were very stuffy and smelled of mold and stale Indian food. For this price, we also got breakfast at every single guesthouse in all the other cities in Myanmar. We were tired from a day of traveling and decided to take the somewhat less smelly room with shared bath for 2 nights. The shared toilet is not Western style like all other other guesthouses we stayed in in this price range - another downside. There is free WiFi in the reception area, but it goes on and off.

The location of the guesthouse is probably the only positive. It is close to the train station, so you can walk both to the city hall area in one direction in about 15 mins and to the Shwedagon Pagoda in the other direction in about 20 mins.

The staff tries to be helpful, but they barely speak English and are not really knowledgeable about much. So if you have any tourist-related questions, you are better off asking the other travelers staying at the hotel. I ended up helping one other traveler figure out how to get around and where to walk to see the sights because the staff couldn't explain anything with their limited English and just kept telling him to take taxis everywhere, which is completely unnecessary. There are also always several Indian men staffers around just hanging around the hotel and watching your every step every time you walk out of your room, which became somewhat creepy after a while (at least to us as single female travelers).

Lastly, I forgot my camera charger and battery in the wall outlet of my room when I checked out at 10:30am. My friend was checking in at 4pm the same day and asked the staff to give it to her to pass on to me later. They somehow didn't find it, which is impossible (I suspect they took it to resell). I tried emailing them about it and got no response.

Bottom line, I wouldn't recommend this place unless you're desperate. There are better places to stay in Yangon. And once again, there is NO breakfast here (not sure when they stopped it, but as of January 2012, it doesn't exist).

Room Tip: Most rooms are pretty smelly and loud. Ask to see the room prior to committing.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

Booked a reservation two weeks in advance. The double room we had was large. Like a junior suite in the USA. We had a corner room with a balcony overlooking the intersection.

Friendly staff, but limited English. Good breakfast. Slightly odd entrance from the street. Clean room and spacious. Good location in Yangon.

It's across the street from a mosque, so be prepared for a 5am call to prayer. It was loud, but pleasant sounding. There are actually a couple of restaurants just north of the hotel, so that was nice.

Room Tip: Exterior rooms are loud. If you want quietness, then ask for an interior room. I imagine those wou...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

There is absolutely nothing wrong with the Sunflower hotel, it just wasn't the most amazing place to stay - the staff were trying to be helpful but often ended up confusing things, especially as their booking system didn't seem to be great (when we were looking to stay another night they said there was nothing available but then a couple of hours later when we asked again there was no problem and so on). I see another reviewer has mentioned the breakfast is ready phone calls - this is extremely annoying (they do not mean you need to go and get your breakfast then, just that if you wanted to you could) and the breakfasts themselves are not great if you go for a Western option, but if you get a Burmese styled breakfast they are really tasty. The rooms are fine, the more you pay the bigger your room is, rather than it having any better facilities (we stayed in both superior and deluxe and the only difference was the size). However despite all this, it is clean and the location is excellent. Our electricity and air conditioning worked at all times. Wifi is available but you have to get a token every time you want to use it. Worth a stay for the price.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

Reservation : I emailed the hote1 a week before my stay, reply was fast and i booked a superior room for 30USD as a single traveller.
Reception : Helpful, polite and
Room : Hotel is rated 1 star by their local hotel community. Room is spacious, bed is clean and toilet is decent with hote water. Signs of peeling paint from what i suspect is due to water seepage from water pipes or exterior facade. Wasnt that noisy at night.
Accessibility : Centrally located in the India community
Breakfast : A few selections available, fried noodle, toast w eggs and soup noodle. All comes with fruits and tea or coffee. I ordered soup noodle which is essentially instant noodle. Order another coffee and charged a 300ks.
Others : Comes with free wifi which has weak signal in my level 3 room. You have to grab a 1-hour Wi-Fi allowanace slip with password from the reception.
Overall : Enjoy my stay and will definitely go back

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Sunflower Hotel
Address: 259/263, Anawratha Rd., Pbdn, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Location: Myanmar > Yangon Region > Yangon (Rangoon)
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Ranked #112 of 163 B&Bs / Inns in Yangon (Rangoon)
Number of rooms: 18
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