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“Kandawgyi Palace” 3 of 5 bubbles
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The Kandawgyi Palace Hotel
Ranked #15 of 147 Hotels in Yangon (Rangoon)
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
103 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Kandawgyi Palace”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

A well located hotel in Yangon was the old rowing club in the days of the British on a lake
Nice staff keen to help but with all these countries you need patience. The indicate that they speak English but you have to say things two or three times and then not always understood but they do try.

Room Tip: Make sure you have a room on the upper floors the highest is the fifth but the fourth is the best
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank john69_10
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Russell B, Chief Organizations Officer at The Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Dear Sir/Madam,
Thank you very much for choosing Kandawgyi Palace for your recent stay in Yangon, Myanmar. We have read your comments about the hotel and its services on the trip advisor. We greatly appreciate that you took the time to write them, as our guests’ satisfaction is our main priority.
It is very important for us that our guests’ experiences are shared.
It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and we hope to see you again soon at Kandawgyi Palace.
Kind regards
Zaw
Zaw Myo Tun
Rooms Division Manager.
Kandawgyi Palace Hotel

and
Russell Blagg
Chief Organizations Officer
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Pleasanton, California
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62 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

Nice hotel, right on the lake, with lovely views and beautiful teak décor. The staff was very friendly and helpful. My favorite part was resting in the tropical gardens, overlooking the lake and the swimming pool. The lounges were very comfortable and I felt I was in paradise. Two tips: 1. If you are going to walk on the boardwalk around the lake, you must leave the hotel grounds and walk for a block or two to enter the boardwalk. It closes at 6 pm, which we didn’t know, so we arrived too late to get on it, though it looked lovely. 2. Also, breakfast is available from 4:30 am on (cold breakfast only until 5 am) so it is great hotel if you have the early morning flight to Bagan like we did.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Travelin'CalGal
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Russell B, Chief Organization Officer at The Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Dear Sir/Madam,
Thank you very much for choosing Kandawgyi Palace for your recent stay in Yangon, Myanmar. We have read your comments about the hotel and its services on the trip advisor. We greatly appreciate that you took the time to write them, as our guests’ satisfaction is our main priority.
It is very important for us that our guests’ experiences are shared.
It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and we hope to see you again soon at Kandawgyi Palace.
Kind regards
Zaw
Zaw Myo Tun
Rooms Division Manager.
Kandawgyi Palace Hotel

and
Russell Blagg
Chief Organization Officer
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Aalborg, Denmark
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55 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

Really nice hotel, excellent service, nice room especially if you have lake facing and with terrasse to open, fine swimming pool, fantastic breakfast, dinner in restaurant worth a try. Lots of activity going on, weddings etc. Good livemusic in lobby.

Room Tip: Lake facinG with terrace
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank bmp0809
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Russell B, Chief Organizations Officer at The Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Dear Sir/Madam,
Thank you very much for choosing Kandawgyi Palace for your recent stay in Yangon, Myanmar. We have read your comments about the hotel and its services on the trip advisor. We greatly appreciate that you took the time to write them, as our guests’ satisfaction is our main priority.
It is very important for us that our guests’ experiences are shared.
It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and we hope to see you again soon at Kandawgyi Palace.
Kind regards
Zaw
Zaw Myo Tun
Rooms Division Manager.
Kandawgyi Palace Hotel

and
Russell Blagg
Chief Organizations Officer
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Hanoi
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

Great hotel, sweet staff, even if their english leads to a number of misunderstandings.
However, all extra are overpriced, changing euros to kyat at the hotel and you lose 30% compared to the bankrate. A child bed costs an additional 55 usd.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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2 Thank Hoankimtraveller
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Russell B, Chief Organizations Officer at The Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Dear Sir/Madam,
Thank you very much for choosing Kandawgyi Palace for your recent stay in Yangon, Myanmar. We have read your comments about the hotel and its services on the trip advisor. We greatly appreciate that you took the time to write them, as our guests’ satisfaction is our main priority.
It is very important for us that our guests’ experiences are shared.
It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and we hope to see you again soon at Kandawgyi Palace.
Kind regards
Zaw
Zaw Myo Tun
Rooms Division Manager.
Kandawgyi Palace Hotel

and
Russell Blagg
Chief Organizations Officer
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
103 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

The Kandawgy is the first hotel my husband and I with our three children stayed at during our travels around Myanmar. Overall, we felt it was a good choice for what we paid, given that good accommodation in Myanmar is actually quite pricey.

The landscaped gardens and pool area are definitely the hotel forte - the view of the lake from the swimming pool (and your hotel room if you plan well) is very tranquil and very Burmese (there is, however, traffic noise from a nearby busy road).
Also to note, food service at the pool is painfully slow and just as painfully over priced. And your margherita pizza will be covered with capers - in case you are ordering for fussy eaters like our children.

The lobby area and restaurant are what lets Kandawgy Palace Hotel down: unwelcoming in their large open spaces, they are reminiscent of large impersonal hotels catering for tourist groups (but there seemed to be none when we were there). Having visited over the Christmas holidays, we also found the Christmas decorations kitsch and overpowering and the constant Christmas tunes over breakfast very annoying (we had, as a fact, just flown half way around the world to escape Xmas). Do have breakfast in the outside tables - it will make the experience so much more pleasant!

The corridors and rooms are inviting with their polished dark woods and, as mentioned, the view of the lake from our room was fabulous (do try and get a room at level 3 or more overlooking the lake).

Service anywhere within the hotel, as to be expected, is faultless and would deserve a full rating.

Cab rides from the hotel to the bogyoke Aung San market is 2,000 kyats (2-3$) and around $10 to the airport. Expect to be stuck in heavy traffic!

The exchange rate at the hotel is not as favourable as in banks or at the International Terminal of the Airport at Yangon (best rate throughout Myanmar, so change there as much money as you think you'll need!).

Room Tip: Choose a room with a view lake from level 3 and above. We had room 312 with two queen beds which is...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank cha72
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Russell B, Manager at The Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
Dear Sir/Madam,
Thank you very much for choosing Kandawgyi Palace for your recent stay in Yangon, Myanmar. We have read your comments about the hotel and its services on the trip advisor. We greatly appreciate that you took the time to write them, as our guests’ satisfaction is our main priority.
It is very important for us that our guests’ experiences are shared.
It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and we hope to see you again soon at Kandawgyi Palace.
Kind regards
Zaw
Zaw Myo Tun
Rooms Division Manager.
Kandawgyi Palace Hotel

and
Russell Blagg
Chief Organizations Officer
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Jakarta, Indonesia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

I stayed at Kandawgyi Palace - Yangon for a week in May 2012 and loved my week stayed in the hotel!. The room is spacious with a big window and a hugh shower and it's quite well-maintained. I love waking up hearing the sounds of the birds in the morning - which is not very easy to find back home nowadays. So, it was a peaceful experience and stay when I was in Yangon. Would come back again if I have a different opportunity to visit Yangoon, Myanmar.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Dyah L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Russell B, Chief Organizations Officer at The Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Dear Sir/Madam,
Thank you very much for choosing Kandawgyi Palace for your recent stay in Yangon, Myanmar. We have read your comments about the hotel and its services on the trip advisor. We greatly appreciate that you took the time to write them, as our guests’ satisfaction is our main priority.
It is very important for us that our guests’ experiences are shared.
It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and we hope to see you again soon at Kandawgyi Palace.
Kind regards
Zaw
Zaw Myo Tun
Rooms Division Manager.
Kandawgyi Palace Hotel

and
Russell Blagg
Chief Organizations Officer
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Santa Rosa, California, United States
Level Contributor
120 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

I had an awesome stay the first couple of nights here. On the Saturday night, they hosted a huge, I mean, huge wedding that took over the entire hotel. I was alone, and there was no where for me to eat, bummer.
I had a great room,on the first floor.
After coming back with my tour group for one night, I was on the third floor, same room, but dank and dark, not as comfortable as the first 4 nights. Oh we'll, it was just for 1 nite.

Room Tip: Stay in the first floor. Much lighter and brighter.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank BFK123
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Russell B, Manager at The Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
Dear Sir/Madam,
Thank you very much for choosing Kandawgyi Palace for your recent stay in Yangon, Myanmar. We have read your comments about the hotel and its services on the trip advisor. We greatly appreciate that you took the time to write them, as our guests’ satisfaction is our main priority.
It is very important for us that our guests’ experiences are shared.
It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and we hope to see you again soon at Kandawgyi Palace.
Kind regards
Zaw
Zaw Myo Tun
Rooms Division Manager.
Kandawgyi Palace Hotel

and
Russell Blagg
Chief Organizations Officer
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Property: The Kandawgyi Palace Hotel
Address: Kan Yeik Tha Road | Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Location: Myanmar > Yangon Region > Yangon (Rangoon)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
#6 Romantic Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
#7 Business Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
#8 Spa Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
#12 Luxury Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Kandawgyi Palace Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 185
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