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“the location is great, the rooms are poor”
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Garden Guest House
Ranked #111 of 151 Hotels in Yangon (Rangoon)
hellevoetsluis
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“the location is great, the rooms are poor”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

Stayed there for 1 night, had a cell like room with no windows. It wasn't very clean either, the water from the sink was smelly. The view from the breakfastroom was great, opposite the Sule pagoda . They charge cheaper rates for local people, i had no other option then to stay there, cheap rooms are hard to find these days in Rangoon, but i hope i never have to stay there again.

Room Tip: The better rooms are on the second floor, however, they are the most noisy ones too.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Used to stay here since my first visit back in 2005 many times, rooms are very basic and not really clean, but the staff is friendly and the view from the breakfast room (breakfast = 2 slices of toast, Jam and 1 coffeemix) on 4th floor is unbeatable! Most rooms have in-room shower/toilet, better avoid the ones without windows, feels like a prison cell... But anyhow, are very cheap place in the heart of Yangon, I also remember the staff as being very helpful and friendly, they always found a room for me even if they were officially Full...

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

We stayed here recently, due to lack of rooms elsewhere and a complete disaster a few weeks prior to this after staying in the awful Mayfair Inn. We arrived at Garden Guest House @ 5.45am to the most pleasant welcome. The rooms are very basic, cell like. however the linen was clean and the rooms were quiet. The staff could not have been friendlier. If you are passing through, its fine for a night.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 10, 2012

I stayed here for a few nights recently; very basic; probably would not stay here again but as is the case with Yangon, everywhere is full so at least it's a room!
Breakfast consists of 4 slices of white bread with some jam and tea; ok I suppose as I only paid about $10 per night.
Just across the road from Sule Pagoda so very central and easy to find.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 31, 2012

Garden GH is directly next to the Shwe Pagoda; so the comforting low hum of ''Om mane whatever-it-is'' carries on most of the day. Quite sleep-inducing.

Rooms are typical of the $12 class of guesthouse: mostly windowless boxes from the firetrap school of hotel architecture, but with toilet/shower - some of which are occasionally warm. But the manager [who was quite untypical of Burmese in being positively disagreeable] sometimes tries to charge $16- $25 for them. He also charges Ky300 per phone call, but can't be bothered to help with them.

Breakfast is summary: the barest minimum of 4 slices of pre-packed undercooked polystyrene, half a teaspoon of jam, some grease, and a sachet of tea or coffee.

Overall: you can do better.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Garden Guest House

Property: Garden Guest House
Address: No. 441-445 Mahabandoola Rd., Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Location: Myanmar > Yangon Region > Yangon (Rangoon)
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Ranked #111 of 151 Hotels in Yangon (Rangoon)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 297
Also Known As:
Garden Guest House Hotel Yangon (Rangoon)
Garden Guest House Yangon, Myanmar

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