After spending my first night in Nyaung Shwe in a rather scary room, I rented a bike bright and early the next morning set out to find a better spot. Knowing the crazy hotel situation in Myanmar (especially at the budget/mid-range level) I was prepared to be underwhelmed. And I was...every place was full or a dump. Then I rode by the lovely Golden Empress. They were full too, BUT, they must have seen the defeat in my face because the owners offered to let me stay in the 'family emergency' room and it was exactly what I needed. Super clean/spotless, quiet, shared bath, complimentary breakfast. In addition to the room, I loved everyone who worked there. Always big smiles, answering my (millions of) questions and helping out in more ways than one. Mr. Kyaw was more knowledgeable than the travel agents I was talking to, and helped me book my next place.
When I left to grab my night bus the owners and the staff all stood outside and waved me goodbye. Made my heart happy. I love this place!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just re-opened after extensive renovation. Previous name was GOLDEN EXPRESS HOTEL. All rooms are with hardwood floor and wood panels. Hot shower 24/7. Restaurants, tour agencies nearby. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Golden Empress Hotel Myanmar/Nyaung Shwe