The Strand oozes history and elegance. As the oldest hotel in Myanmar, there is something special about following in the footsteps of Kipling and Orwell (former guests). Staff are definitely attentive -- after all, you pay for it. We stayed here for one night as part of our honeymoon. These are my thoughts:
- Room - Nice decor, furnishings, has colonial charm and a quaint bathroom -- some pieces of furniture looked worn, like the drawers and wardrobe
- Service - Very good, hotel gave us a bottle of champagne, and filled our bathtub with water, rose petals and candles as a honeymoon surprise. Nice touch!
- Food: * Myanmar High Tea: Tasty, but portions were small and pricey (US20). * Breakfast - good selection, light fluffy pancakes, very filling. We had it delivered to our room. * Dinner: decided to eat elsewhere because menu was a bit too pricey, frankly.
- Facilities: Has mostly everything you need, incl. relatively good Internet access, large safe, no gym nor pool however, little disappointing
- Location: It is close to the City Hall and other historical buildings. Very convenient. We enjoyed exploring the area by foot.
All in all, The Strand was a positive experience, but a bit overpriced. Didn't feel it was the best value for money compared to other comparable hotels we've stayed at.More