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East Hotel
Ranked #52 of 155 Hotels in Yangon (Rangoon)
Columbus, Ohio
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34 reviews
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“East Hotel get 5 for value and service!”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

As with all the places we stayed in Myanmar, the service was superb. What made this hotel stand out was the value for a lovely, clean and well-appointed boutique hotel in a perfect downtown locale. Ps-the staff recommended a super tasty Thai restaurant just a few doors down that was not to miss. Wish I could remember the name of it.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Reviewed August 26, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here twice. Our first time was just for a night. We asked them to book us train tickets which was all done on our arrival. The room was ok. When we came back a few days later, we were given a room at the front which made it very light. The rain was very heavy one afternoon/evening and one window leaked, so we came home to a big puddle. Extreme rain does happen and on the said evening, many streets were badly flooded. Told the staff the next day and they put extra towels in our room. We didn't want to change room. They really helped a lot when our flights were changed too. A good experience.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2012

Yes, the ratings at the time my wife and I booked were #8 on TripAdvisor. In most cases this would be a strong indication of a stand out property, but remember this is Myanmar. There are very limited choices of top end hotels in this city and therefore the top properties are priced accordingly. Prices in this city are skyrocketing this past summer as it opens up to the West. That said, one would have to pick a property in the top 3 ratings, possibly 4 to get anything close to what would be considered North American standards.
Yes, the price was right, at $50 USD per night it was a good deal. The lobby and restaurant area were modern, clean, and well airconditioned. The staff friendly and helpful, speaking to taxi drivers, booking spa treatments at other properties, providing change in the local currency, recommending places to go and providing directions. Yes, the room was clean as were the sheets and towels. I did not personally see any bugs or insects or creepy crawlies. All good things.
The room was well airconditioned and suited its purpose. What my wife and I could not get past was the unpleasant odour that came from the open concept bathroom. The stentch that came, I assume from the water in the toilet was at times overpowering. The shower area was simply not set up for Western style showers. Painted wood in shower areas is never a good idea!
We had originally booked the East Hotel for our second stay, but after walking across the street to the Traders Hotel for Happy Hour decided to switch our reservation and pay an extra $100 to stay there on our next business trip to Yangon a few day later. We were not sorry we made this decision. I don't want to put down the East Hotel. They do a good job in what they offer; however, if one solely looks at the ranking on Trip Advisor and the price paid one needs to adjust expectations accordingly.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Taiping, Malaysia
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

This hotel is walking distance to many places of interest such as Bogyoke Aung San market, railway station, Little India ( Anawratha road), China Town and Sule Pagoda. Hotel room is clean and ample drinking water supply by the hotel and free Wifi. Try to change money at the airport. The rate is better than downtown. You can even change money at Bogyoke Aung San. There are 2 money changes run by private bank there. Reasonable rate and more safe. The railway station is just 5 minutes walk. You just have to pay USD 1 for the circular train in Yangon. Worth the money for 3 hours ride. The train passes through many villages that surround Yangon. This is a good way to see the daily life in Yangon. Anawratha Road is just across the road. You can find many good and cheap restaurant there. There is a big Hindu temple and 2 mosques along Anawratha Road. The staffs here are very friendly and helpful. My husband and I would like to go to Karaweik Hall for buffer dinner and cultural show. The staffs here help us to book and they don't charge any money.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hongkong
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Staff members are friendly and helpful. However, when you are inside the room, you will find the decoration is fanciful but ridiculous. the toilet is blocked out from shower.without paper holder and lighting. It makes you feel like in jail. The ventilation is bad and there a strange smell that a new hotel should not have. One cannot find the lobby as it appears only a counter facing the narrow entrance. Facilities are limited but it is not a budget hotel because the room rate is over US$58. General speaking it is not money worth as compared with the low cost of living in Yangon.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

having read all the wonderful reviews here, I booked here for a night on 11 August. FIrst, I was asked to pay through Agoda altho I booked through the hotel directly. Several times, I was asked about Agoda by the young woman in charge of the desk. Then, as I was overwhelmed with the smell of mildew in the lobby (and had read prior threads here to the same effect), I asked to see the room first. I was shown to a room way at the end of a hallway on a floor that was dusty. It was the last room, by an all glass exit door. The room had a hastily patched floor that was uneven (think stubbed toes in the middle of the night) and again was mildew ridden. The next room was just ok as it too smelled awful and the large picture window between the room and the hallway (made into a "wall" with artwork) had the hallway light leaking into the room which was quite annoying. By this time, it was quite late and I had to be up at 4:30 to fly to Mandalay. Would not recommend this hotel to anyone. Primarily for the mildew and the feeling that it was not clean.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

My wife and I stayed at East Hotel twice during our trip to Myanmar. We'd been in contact with staff at the hotel by e-mail before we arrived the first time as we needed a rail ticket for the next day, and it was waiting for us when we arrived, so top marks for service. (More on service later.)

Our first room ended in 03, as had a slightly annoying lit up picture in the window facing the corridor, so I would recommend trying to get one of the 01 rooms which don't have this, but do have windows facing the street, so are much lighter during the day. I think these rooms are also slightly bigger.

The restaurant in the lobby, Amber Cafe, serves decent food at fairly good prices.

The hotel is centrally located in downtown Yangon, with Sule Pagoda less than 5 minutes walk away, and is also usefully situated quite close to the main railway station.

Service again: On the day before we were due to leave, I had the staff phone our airline to reconfirm our flights, only to discover that our flight had been cancelled and Myanmar Airlines were re-booking us via Bangkok instead of direct home to Phnom Penh. The staff co-ordinated with the airline, making several phone calls to make sure our new tickets were e-mailed to the hotel, and then they printed them out for us. Furthermore, as we had to leave at 5;15 am, they prepared breakfast boxes to take to the airport with us.

I would fully recommend using this hotel if you are going to Yangon.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: East Hotel
Address: No. 234-240, 1 Quarter, Sule Pagoda Road | Kyauktada, Yangon (Rangoon) 11182, Myanmar
Location: Myanmar > Yangon Region > Yangon (Rangoon)
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#16 Spa Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — East Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
East hotel is situated in the heart of the Yangon downtown area, within walking distance and easily accessible to main shopping area and commercial centers. New concept boutique hotel with all rooms are designated carefully to appreciate local design and craft, 39 Deluxe, 3 View Deluxe, 1 Deluxe, 2 Junior Suite, 8 Retro Deluxe and 3 service apartments, service provided by warm and friendly staff. The hotel is boutique hotel, set in the heart of Yangon business district. It is conveniently located between two major roads, Sule Pagoda Road and Bogyoke is an easily accessible from both incoming and outgoing to downtown area. The property is unit in that when many hotel a large portion of similarly designed rooms with a small amount of individual rooms. Last is the other way around. Lobby area and dinning have a wireless facility with internet access. Room have a wireless internet access direct from your room. Room all have a new flat screen television, unlimited mineral water, and tea and coffee facilities. All in all, a visit to the East will be in memorable on, with subsequent visit giving you the choice of a new room style or just make a special request for the one you had before. East hotel radiates an opulent charm of contemporary Myanmar décor perfectly blended with the traditional warmth of Myanmar Hospitality. ... more   less 
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