This was our second trip to Myanmar, and we stayed at the Central Hotel on our last trip while in Yangon so booked it for our first night in country on this return trip.
The rack rate is $35/night; if you pre-book via travel agent you can usually get that down by another $10 or so.
The rooms are standard, and basic; but there is power 24/7, good strong AC, decent water pressure, and CNN on the TV.
The hotel really is centrally located, diagonally across the street from the Scott Market. If you walk out the front of the hotel, turn left down the first street, and then right on the first main street, you'll encounter a bunch of really cheap biryani places -- great, filling food, and at a great price!
The hotel's restaurant serves Chinese fare and seems to cater to Chinese tourists.
I do just want to mention that we've found out that this hotel is apparently government-run, which we were not aware of on our first trip (the guidebooks don't mention this, but we were told by a travel agent and a guide that this is so; it's also since been posted on Thorntree by others). Had we known this ahead of time we probably never would have booked it to begin with.
It's a good value, and a very a good location; it's up to you to decide whether you feel comfortable staying here.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking