I stayed here twice ( yes, twice! ) & if i'd had this accomodation in India for about a quarter of the price that I actually paid I would have thought I'd done O.K.
It is well overpriced & I found itt a bit like a Burmese Fawlty Towers except that I will not hear a bad word about the staff who were unfailingly polite & helpful & cheerful.
On my first visit my room was grubby, most of the lighting did'nt work & the view was of an inner rectangle full of junk. Also there were a couple of occasions when I had a spell without any water.
On my second visit I had a much more pleasant room-mind you, it cost even more.
The breakfast which is held in 2 pokey rooms on the 3rd floor is not really worth having as inclusive & certainly not worth paying extra for-2 bananas, 2 anaemic egs, 2 barely toasted slices of bread & a miniature cup of tea ( but not tea as you know it ). You can do much better by popping round the corner to the local street cafes or the 24hr shop.
BUT........The location is good. You can walk to Sule Paya in 15-20 mins & also the Shwedagon Pagoda ( Western entrance ) in 20-25mins. Also I liked to have a beer at The New Doreen restaurant next door where you can sit on a fan cooled patio & eat as well or you can stroll around the corner to a few local eateries on the sidewalk.
So,, perversely, I quite got into my stay here but that's just me.
When I left to catch the bus to Bagan a guy at MGM arranged a 'nice, cheap' taxi to the bus station for me' It was cheap but it was also an old wreck that ran out of petrol half way there. the driver disappeared ( minus a fuel container ) saying he would be back in 5 mins. I abandoned ship & flagged down another & just made the bus.
On my return to MGM I mentioned this to the arranger & he laughed so much he nearly choked. Happy memories.
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