The Golden Guest Inn Yangon is more than a tourist experience, it is a slice of "old Burma" as well as being a delightful and very comfortable "home" in Yangon. An old style villa, in its own garden, the hotel was the family home of the owners for many years and it has all the warmth and hospitality that this implies. The reasonably priced rooms with efficient air conditioning are large, with gorgeous wooden floors and high ceilings. They are spotlessly clean. Mr Khin a practising medical doctor, who runs the Inn with his sister, speaks mother tongue English and is very responsive and charming in responding to all questions and needs. The room comes with a very hearty English breakfast which you order the night before. The free Wifi connection is efficient and works well in all areas of the hotel. There are lots of traditional tea houses around the hotel, but for dinner, I recommend the Leo Restaurant which is a one minute walk from the the Golden Guest Inn. It is small, clean and friendly but most important, it serves very cheap and utterly delicious Burmese and Asian food. Be warned, servings are very generous. Mr Khin has the menu and will order in for you. He sets the hotel table for you, so you eat your takeaway at the huge hotel dining table! And the restaurant delivers free of charge. (BTW though the room fridge has water only, you can order in beer from the restaurant!). The Hotel itself is on the outskirts of the city, but this for my money is a blessing. it is quiet and secluded and a very cheap taxi ride away from down town. I spend my life in five star business hotels and this "Old Rangoon gem" is the perfect antidote to all those monotonous five star package deals. It is more like staying with an old Burmese family who are hospitable without being intrusive. I thoroughly recommend this. And if my description does not appeal, then please do go and pay ten times more for the tedious globalised tourist experience you'll find in Yangon's booming tourist sector in the noisy down town aresas!
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