The hotel has clean, comfortable rooms. The breakfast is adequate. The restaurant food is average. Satff is courteous. Service is pleasant and attentive. Good location close to downtown and very accessible. Not too expensive
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
As Myanmar continues to open, more and more travelers arrive in Yangon with great hopes of achieving a new deal or coming away with a contract that may make them rich. On top of the many business people, there are throngs of tourists from all over the world, including those from as far away as Israel. Among all the limited hotels available, many start in the price range of more than $200 and up. Situated within walking distance of the not-to-be-missed Shwedagon Pagoda is the Summit Park View Hotel which is not new, but it is well kept, efficient and has a staff who take excellent care of their clientele.
The rooms are orderly, and well cared for. The shower has plenty of hot water with more volume flow than most five-star hotels I have stayed in. The Internet is noticeably faster and available throughout the day compared with just a few months ago (May 2012). The restaurant has a range of Asian and western choices and an adjacent bar for those who wish to relax in a slightly noisy environment.
At $161 net, this is a good value for money hotel and relatively central to the city which makes travel for making business appointments easy and on time. At the present time, all payments must be made in local currency or American dollars. Please remember that bills must be near-new, with no wrinkles, bent corners or marks of any kind.
6 months ago a double at the Parkview was 55 USD. Now it is 143 USD at corporate rate. Such are the laws of supply and demand.
Had the Parkview changed their mouldy old carpets, their stained blankets or their worn furniture it might have been acceptable. But they have not. Facilities are the same. The Fitness centre may be one of the best equipped in Yangon, but it still sucks. On the upside, service is good and staff is friendly and helpfull, breakfast is nice with a good selection - and even good coffee - Myanmar Robusta - which is rare in hotel restaurants. The main restaurant is actually quite good for both lunch and dinner and very reasonably priced compared to other hotel restaurants with drinks as the exception.
Finally, you cannot beat the location. You have 500 meters to the Peoples Park - go there early morning (6-7) and enjoy burmese family workout and take the western entrance to the Shwe Dagon Pagoda. You can also go round the corner to the official southern entrance.
In the vicinity you have both the Signature Restaurant (Upmarket Asian/Western) on Bahan Rd and the brilliant and very reasonable Bangkok Kitchen on Natmauk Rd - both overlooking the Kandawgyi Park.
My husband I stayed at this hotel at the start of our tour. The staff in the restaurant where very friendly and helpful. Nice pool to cool off in. Bedrooms comfortable enough but the bathroom a bit tired but perfectly adequate after all this is Myanmar. Hotel has good money exchange in the lobby. Close enough to walk to the Shwedagon Pagoda and did walk into the Scotts Market but a long way in the heat. Very easy to pick up a cheap taxi. Went to the Strand Hotel for a cold beer and a respite from the heat. One minus woke up each night by stray dogs fighting terrible noise.
As others have said, a bit tiered and old fashioned. The room was adequate and clean. Some updating would improve things. Staff were helpful. Wi-fi available in reception area for free, very slow though. Hotel was well placed for Shwedagon Pagoda, also for the lovely park opposite.
The hotel is a way from the downtown part of Yangon, you can walk it in about half an hour. Personally I would prefer not to stay downtown as it is so busy and noisy,
We stayed in a deluxe suite here for our first 2 nights in Myanmar. Location of the Hotel is good - there are some untidy parts of Yangon but this area is pretty good with some good restaurants nearby. Only 2500 kyats to get a taxi to go to the markets etc and a very short walk to the Pagoda. A good sized room with a good view of the Pagoda, friendly and helpful staff. Breakfasts were good, currency exchange within the complex which changed Aussie dollars, a swimming pool for a quick dip to cool off at the end of the day. We felt comfortable and at home in this Hotel. The only downside is no free wifi (cost is $10 for 24 hours). Overall, an enjoyable stay and would not hesitate to use again for a couple of nights in Yangon. Definitely a better stay than the other Hotel where we stayed on the last night in Yangon which was double the price of this one.