I recently stayed at this hotel on business, and I have used it frequently when visiting Yangon since 2002.
The hotel is easily accessible by taxi from the airport (about 25 minutes without traffic) and the downtown area (15 minutes without traffic). It is well known to taxi drivers so should be easy to get to from anywhere in the city. The Shwedagon Pagoda is 1km away and the rooms on the west wing which face to the east have splendid views of this local spectacle, especially at night.
The superior and deluxe rooms are clean, large, basically decorated, and quiet, so good sleep is possible. The mattresses are a bit firm though. Good for back but not so comfortable for some. The bathrooms are clean and hot water supply is reliable. The TV has the standard international news channels, CNN, BBC, Channel News Asia as well as Al Jazeera.
There is a restaurant near the lobby that gets a bit crowded at breakfast time since room occupancy rates have skyrocketed now that Myanmar is opening up to the outside world. The buffet breakfast is varied including Asian and Western selections of food. The Asian selections include noodles, rice, stir fries and Indian. The coffee is unfortunately standard Nescafe. That needs to be improved upon. There are good selections of Western and Asian food available in the restaurant for lunch and dinner including a wine buffet.
If you want to explore some local eating places nearby, you can try Feel Myanmar Restaurant which is at 124 Pyidaungsu Yeiktha Street. There are other restaurants in that street that serve European or Chinese food. A few minutes taxi ride from the hotel.
There is a bar next to the lobby that serves a wide range of drinks including local beers on tap. This is a good place to relax after a long day in the tortuous Yangon traffic. There are some live bands that start up after 8 or 9pm.
A gym in the adjacent building has some running and weights machines and there is a pool that is kept reasonably clean.
There is a business centre in the lobby with public computers and internet which unfortunately you must pay for and is not cheap. There is Wi-Fi available in the rooms. The internet service is unreliable during the day so best to use after 8pm and before 6am. This is not a problem limited to this hotel but to internet service in general in Yangon.
Staff are incredibly polite, gracious and well-trained.
Overall it’s a good mid-range hotel to use as a base when doing business in Yangon, or as a transit hotel when travelling up country as a tourist.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Summit Parkview Yangon is located in the up market vicinity of Embassies, Shopping Centers, Food Outlets, National Museum and the People’s Park. The hotel is a short 5-minute walk to the iconic 2,600 year old Shwedagon Pagoda, a must for every visitor to Yangon or a 5 minute drive to the famous Bogyoke Market, the historical market destination for tourists. Its a 10 minutes drive to Downtown and 30 minutes to and from Yangon International Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Summit Yangon (Rangoon)
- Summit Parkview Yangon Rangoon
- Yangon (Rangoon) Summit
- Summit Parkview Hotel Yangon, Myanmar