This hotel has a good location, however it is really a pain to get to. Involves a packed open truck ride up a very steep and windy hill and then a brisk and also steep trek for about 10 minutes (unless you take a 'stretcher' ride for which they wanted $16 per person !). This does not get you to the Golden Rock, you have to take another packed open truck for that !
This was the poorest and yet most expensive hotel we stayed in. The food was incredibly bland, the rooms were OK, nothing special. The whole place had a sort of 'could care less, we are always full anyway' feel about it. All in all, this excursion from Yangon was the one none of us enjoyed. The rock is seedy, touristy and dirty, litter everywhere, and once you have looked at a gold painted rock, then what ? All four of us wish we had stayed at Ngwe Saung beach for longer and skipped this one.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Golden Rock Hotel is a vantage point commanding unique breath taking views of the surrounding mountain ranges and spectacular sunsets – sights that will leave a lasting impression. Uniquely situated in an idyllic setting amid lush tropical vegetation and age-old rocks, the Golden Rock Hotel is ideal for relaxation and meditation on your trip to Kyaiktiyo.Just a 45-minute hike to the Kyaiktiyo Pagoda (Golden Rock Pagoda), the Golden Rock Hotel is one of the only properties offering international class accommodation and facilities to travelers.Accommodation is in individual chalets strategically placed on more than three acres of wooded terrain on Mt. Kyaiktiyo. The distinctive shape of each building resembles the shape of a hermit’s hat, taking full advantage of different elevations and architecturally designed to assure privacy for each room. This hotel is a perfect hideout, far-away from the busy city, yet it is located only 2 miles away from the world famous “Golden Rock Pagoda” which is distinguished as one of the most awe-inspiring places in the world.We are the proud recipient of the international “Millennium Golden Award” for Commercial Prestige for Customers’ Satisfaction and the “Green Standard Hotels Award” by the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. Taking pride in our eco-friendly and sustainable operating systems we strive for a “Greener Myanmar”. A few of our eco-friendly efforts would include the mini-dam that was especially built on the premises for collecting natural mountain spring water for the exclusive use of the hotel. Our garden thrives in biodiversity consisting of blooming orchids, many varieties of butterflies and our own organic fruit patch. Some of these fruits are placed on your table to offer the best meal experience.Golden Rock Hotel has been the most preferred amongst visitors to this sacred site for our service, facilities and our ability to go above and beyond our guests’ expectations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Golden Rock Hotel Kyaikhtiyo Myanmar/Kyaikto