We booked this guesthouse based on the great reviews on trip advisor. We reconfirmed when we left on our Myanmar trip three weeks before arrival. We also had organized a taxi pick up from the airport. This was done both via face book messages and reconfirmed via e-mail. The last e-mail confirmed that there will be a taxi waiting at the airport with our name and the guesthouse's name. To our surprise, no one was waiting at the airport to meet our on time flight. We took a taxi to the guesthouse. The guesthouse is located far away from any of the attractions in Mandalay. On arrival to the guesthouse, we were told that the guesthouse could not accommodate us as they have lost their licence. When asked as to why they could not have informed us prior to our arrival so we can make alternate arrangements, she claimed that she does not speak English. However, she had no difficulty taking the booking and reconfirming it and organizing a taxi pick up in English! We suspect that she did not inform us as she was hoping to regain her licence prior to our arrival.
To her credit, she did help us with phone calls to other hotels and guesthouses to find alternate accommodation. It wasted about three hours and we ended up in a very basic guesthouse that was all we could find on short notice. We also had to pay the taxi driver for all the time he waited while we tried to find another accommodation and for driving us to it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We provide very cheap and comfy accommodations and are the only backpacker friendly place in Mandalay. We guarantee our cleanness and you will feel like home. Your happiness is our concern. "Yoe Yoe Lay Homestay" ... more less
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