Best Western Chinatown Hotel,  Yangon

4.0/5  - based on 675 guest reviews.
No. 127-137 Anawrahta Road, Corner of Lanmadaw Road, Latha Township, 127 137, Yangon, Myanmar - See map
+95 1 2303207 +95 1 251151

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Located in Yangon's lively Chinatown district, just a short walk from the many downtown attractions, Best Western Chinatown Hotel is a great base for travelers wanting to experience the essence of this exciting city. With the riverside Strand Road and golden Sule Pagoda just a short stroll away, leisure travelers are in the heart of the action. And with Yangon's traditional business district on the doorstep, business travelers are also well connected. This connectivity extends to the guestrooms, all of which come equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi and cable TV. A selection of professional services, such as printing and copying, are also available, along with a meeting room. Guests can enjoy excellent local and international cuisine at the Eastern Orchid Café, including daily breakfast, or simply head out and explore the sights and sounds of this vibrant district.

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  • 4
    « Clean, quiet, and great food »

    This hotel is downtown and so close to many useful places (although far removed from many professional organisations). Yet it is very quiet and clean which is refreshing. The staff are helpful and friendly and the food (buffet breakfast and dinner) were exceptional!

    4
    « Business Trip »

    We did not check in until 10:00pm , the reception staff were so friendly . I for got to ask which floor I was on , so I took the stairs , bet to take the lift nearly killed me . I had a Junior suite which was clean and nice for my Trip. The room had a bath plenty of hot water. Had views across the city with was good. The room was a good size .There was no noise from outside , so I had a good nights sleep.The hotel is in a good location in the city. I do smoke but the only place I could find to smoke was outside of the front of hotel on the street . But good to see how busy the market was in morning . Breakfast was ok but no hot chocolate with breakfast . I do not drink tea or coffee. I found where ever you went in the hotel the staff were friendly . Marks out of 10 -7 . Yes I would book for business trip , but not for a holiday hotel . Photos are view from my room

    4
    « Good hotel for a few days - but don't expect too much. »

    A conveniently positioned small hotel located in the Chinatown district. Overall a good place for a few days stay. The basics were fine in that the room was clean and the air conditioning worked well, the bathroom and shower were modern and clean and the breakfast was very good. So all in all good value for money. If you want more from a hotel it might be a bit lacking. My room was quiet, but the downside was that it had no window (only a fire escape with absolutely no view). I am told other rooms had good views but were noisy. The most annoying aspect was the elevator which was very slow at peak times (so slow that I used the stairs on most occasions). The WiFi worked well. It also had a television but I didn't turn it on. So overall a good base in the centre of Yangon within walking distance of many attractions, but dont expect top end facilities.

    4
    « Convenient location, nice little hotel, very helpful staffs and not expensive! »

    My friend recommended this hotel as it was located in the central areas of Yangon (the Chinatown market was a bit busy and not very clean but ok to walk through) close by all the tourist attractions that we wanted to visit (only a few minutes walk to the Junction city departmentstore and Bogyoke Aung San market (Scott market), not very far from Shwedagon pagoda etc Our Superior room was in a good size, large bathroom and clean.The breakfast room was nice, good selection on buffet breakfast and reasonable quality. One morning of our stay, we told staffs that we had to leave early so they prepared take away breakfast for us to eat in the car. All staffs here were very helpful and will assist you when you need taxi or directions or travel tips, please do ask them. We had very nice stay and would recommend our friends too.

    4
    « Great little hotel »

    on my recent trip to Myanmar, I stayed Best Western Chinatown. A small hotel located in Chinatown as the name suggest. The lobby was small, the front office service was friendly and my registration was handled quickly. The first challenge my friends and I experienced was the elevator, there is only one in the whole hotel and one has to be patient to wait your turn. We were booked into the deluxe room of the hotel and I was very surprise, the room was large and comfortable with separate shower and bathtub. the room was well appointed. One little challenge was street noise, one can hear vehicle noise from time to time. WIFI in the room worked well and TV had enough English programs to watch. Breakfast in the hotel was good for a small hotel and had a good spread.

    5
    « Great hotel for a few days in the center of Yangon »

    We chose the Best Western Chinatown Hotel for our first 3 nights in Yangon as we wanted somewhere central but modern and reliable to stay upon our late arrival/first days with jetlag after our long trip. As soon as we arrived my partner realised he had left his Debit card inside the airport ATM, and the staff went out of their way trying to call the Bank and airport to see if anyone had found the card and returned it. The service was great for the rest of our stay, with the gentlemen working at the door asking if we needed taxis to be called, and going out to locate our Grab taxis so we wouldn't have to wait outside in the heat. The girls at reception were also great, and booked us a reliable, English-speaking driver for a day trip to Bago. The location is quite good, a short taxi ride to most of the Downtown sites, we did the Free Yangon Walk on our first day to get an idea of the lay of the land and that was great, but most areas apart from Chinatown and Bogyoke Aung San Market will require a taxi ride as they will be more than 30 min walk from the hotel. We didn't find any restaurants that we liked nearby, but we ate a lot in the Downtown area, and as the Grab taxis cost about 1-4 USD at most, we found it a great way to move around (you can get a taxi from the street of course, but the benefits of Grab are that the drivers speak at least some basic English, cars usually have air-con, and you know that you're not being conned either with the price or going all around the city just to charge you more). The room looked very luxurious (even bathrobes were provided in the wardrobe) and it was on one of the top floors and double-glazed so we slept very soundly. The bed and pillows were the best we had in Myanmar probably, and we didn't find any mosquitoes in the room (although there were a few in Reception and in the lift). There was a great selection at breakfast, with eggs (omelette, scrambled or fried) made to order, as well as pancakes, Burmese noodles and many other options, cakes, croissants, bread, OK coffee, juices, yogurts etc. that kept us full till later in the day. The breakfast/restaurant area also had a nice view over the street and busy raised crossing surrounded with old quaint blocks of flats. Overall a great option for a central stay in Yangon, we generally avoid chain hotels in our travels, but we're glad we chose the Best Western Chinatown this time, as it was just the type of hotel to help us acclimatise in the heat and bustle of Yangon during our first days. Air-con: Yes, and placed in such a way it doesn't hit the bed (quite a rarity in hotel rooms!) Fridge: Yes Safe deposit box: Yes Hairdryer: Yes Free Wi-Fi: Yes Toiletries: Shampoo, shower gel, body wash, handsoap, cutips, sewing kit, comb, etc. Towels: Hand, head, body and 2 foot/floor towels Breakfast included: Yes, very good selection with omelette/pancake station Walkable distance from city center: Yes, 15 min to Bogyoke Aung San Market, a few min to Chinatown's 19th st street food stalls Bedside tables & reading lights: On both sides, as well as electricity sockets Luggage racks: One, and a desk where you can put another suitcase Freebies: 2 x 500ml bottles of purified water per day

    5
    « Excellent hotel »

    I stayed for about 2 weeks. Very good customer service. rooms are clean. included breakfast buffet which was a plus. i stayed in a room with 2 twin beds. the beds were comfy and clean. the ac blows cold air which i used all day since the summer in yangon was hot. will come back again.

    4
    « Good hotel »

    Google hotel to stay Staff are friendly and helpful Room facilities are good and comfortable Hotel are not too noisy and safe Complimentary breakfast are nice Maybe not too near to shopping centres and other place of interest

    3
    « Better than it looks »

    The location is supposed to be central to Yangon, but the surroundings are far from salubrious. The locale is quite seedy and downcast in what is otherwise the most Westernized city in Myanmar as it emerges into the modern century. Once inside, the negative vibes about the downmarket "Chinatown" precinct vanish. Service is professional and friendly, if not warm, the lift (singular) works, the room is clean and comfortable, not crowded but not capacious. The restaurant is well above average for Myanmar hotels. The location is walking distance from major attractions (although the Aung San market was closed for a holiday during my visit).

    5
    « FIVE STAR SERVICE »

    Stayed there from 10-15 April 2018. I must say their service is top class. Booked Junior Suite for 3 days and 2 days in Executive Room . The hotel upgraded my last 2 days to Junior Suite with no extra charges. The Manager was very accommodating. All the hotel staff was attentive and friendly. Breakfast was good. I strongly recommend this hotel.

  • 1
    « Hotel staff with sticky fingers »

    Too bad 1 star is the lowest rating that you can give any rating. I would give a negative rating if I can. WARNING TO ALL TRAVELERS - I'm giving this hotel such a low rating due to theft of our properties. My wife and I were really excited to take our first trip together to visit her birth country of Myanmar with her parents, sister in-law and her fiancé and my parents. I decided to go with the Best Western Chinatown Hotel in Yangon because of its convenient location and a modest price for a reputable US company that I can trust (well so I thought). Our stay here at the Best Western Chinatown started off well. The double rooms were small but cozy. And since we're only in the rooms to sleep, it was big enough for us. In our first morning there, we decided to give the hotel's complimentary breakfast a try. The breakfast was fantastic. The hotel offers quite a delicious assortment of both Burmese and Western cuisine. In fact, I was happily telling my mom how good of a deal it was to get such a well-priced and centrally located hotel that offers delectable complimentary breakfast. After breakfast, we decided to join in on the fun of the Water Festival (aka Burmese New Year) that was happening all over Yangon but it was especially lively outside of our hotel. Everyone in my party had a great time. After cleaning ourselves off a bit in the room, we then proceeded on with our city tour of Yangon. I had brought an action cam with a Feiyu 3 axis gimbal stabilizer. I decided to not bring it with us for the city tour because I didn't want the equipment to get wet as we made our way around the festivities in the city. After a whole day of touring, we decided to go back to the hotel to clean up and rest before going to see the sunset at the Shwedagon Pagoda and dinner somewhere nearby there. I decided to bring my action cam with us since the water pouring festivities were dying down. This is where things went south. My wife and I searched all over our tiny no more than 200 sq ft room and could not find out action cam and gimbal that I had left on the bed before we went out earlier. We searched thoroughly through all of our luggage, closet, drawers and room safe and our action cam and gimbal were nowhere to be found. My parents even helped us look through and through and it was confirmed that someone had taken our action cam and gimbal that were left out on our bed because we didn't think that anyone in the hotel would take it. We then went downstairs to complain to the front desk staff and demanded to see the CCTV footage for the duration of the time when we were out of the room. The CCTV recording from the camera that they showed us was really dark and very difficult to see anyone coming in or out of room 912 (the room that we stayed in). After fast forwarding through hours of footage for about 40 minutes, we determined that it was a waste of time and we would not be able to see anything from the one and only camera that had a direct view of our room door. At about 6:45 that evening, we had about all but given up on finding the thief using a CCTV recording that showed nothing but darkness. So then we asked to speak to the hotel manager. We were quite frustrated at that time already as our evening plans were already ruined. We demanded that he open up a full investigation and remedy this issue. Since it was too late to see the Shwedagon Pagoda and have dinner too, we decided to find a delicious restaurant to eat. Hopefully making our bellies happy would make our moods better. After dinner, we returned to the hotel to pack up for our morning flight next day to Bagan. As we entered to hotel, the staff informed us that they have the CCTV video for those hours when we were out of the room. We then proceeded with viewing the video. My sister in-law and her fiancé decided to go to our room to check once more to see if it might've magically reappeared after we complained and asked the hotel manager to open up a full investigation. And well what do you know our action cam and gimbal did in fact magically appeared on our bed (of which we had taken a nap on prior to leaving for dinner) underneath my wife's hat for which she had worn during our city tour for the whole day. At this point, it was a bitter sweet moment. Naturally I was happy that the hotel staff who five fingered our stuff has found a heart and decided to give it back to us. Or maybe they just didn't want a full criminal investigation. But whatever it is, we felt that the hotel manager was obligated to at least debrief us on what had transpired and that he would reassure that this awful experience won't happen to any other unsuspecting travelers who are visiting this beautiful country and its people. However, the hotel manager took zero responsibilities for the actions of his hotel staff and was quite belligerent to my wife and mother in-law. He went as far as having a loud verbal confrontation with my mother in-law in their native tongue right in the hotel lobby. I'm sure CCTV in the lobby can reflect this side of the story and more. This experience has made all eight of us lose our confidence in the Best Western brand of hotels. It clearly tells us that upper management does not do a good job vetting its employees to ensure that all guests of the hotel have a pleasant and safe experience when staying at the Best Western worldwide. At this point, we are so disgusted at the actions of a few ruining our whole perception of the Best Western Corporation as a whole. We do not feel safe staying another night at the hotel. Unfortunately we had already paid for one more night on Apr 24th, 2018 at this same exact location prior to returning to NY. We will have to figure out a way to cancel and get our money back. It is my biggest hope that this awful experience does not happen to any other unsuspecting travelers who trusts the Best Western brand. Best Western as a company must open up a full investigation and insure that it is safe once again to stay at the Best Western brand of hotels. I certainly hope that after reading this anecdote of horror, the Best Western hotel management would make an effort to rectify this situation. No one should ever pay to have this emotional and psychological trauma when they're supposed to be having a great time with their families on vacation.

    5
    « Very good and nice hotel in the hart of Chinatown »

    BW Chinatown hotel is without any doubt the best hotel downtown Rangoon if you consider the price. Its two blocks from 19th street ("Barbecuestreet") and close to the Sula pagoda and the Scottmarked. Its just a couple of years old, very nice room and a very helpful and welcoming staff. The breakfast is fine and so is the restaurant. Stayed her for couple of times and always come back whenever I'm in Rangoon.

    4
    « Good if you don't get the small room »

    The hotel was good and better than I expected but this depends which room you get. We stayed twice in two different rooms. The executive room was average sized and reasonably spacious but the deluxe (cheapest) was extremely tiny. There wasn't even enough room to open a suitcase, even a carry on. It didn't have a proper window, just a small one with frosted glass so you couldn't see out, and it felt really claustrophobic. I've honestly never seen such a small hotel room except in Japan. I would never book that room again. We immediately paid for an upgrade, only $15 to change rooms which was well worth the small difference. The room was very clean, comfortable and nicely furnished and the bathroom was good. It did look a tiny bit tired in places and the style is a bit dated but no big deal. The room had all the amenities you'd expect from a higher category hotel other than the WiFi which was terrible. The service was excellent, staff were very helpful and very quick to respond to requests. Location - in the middle of a very busy and bustling area. You step out and are literally in the middle of a market as the whole street is full of stalls and sellers. This makes it very slow if you are trying to get somewhere quickly but fascinating if you enjoy exploring markets and street life. It is also not the cleanest and can be a bit whiffy. In the evening we didn't find any decent looking restaurants nearby, mainly street stalls, and needed to get a taxi to eat somewhere nice. From the hotel we walked to Sule Pagoda and got a grab to Shwedagon. The grab turned out to be an actual taxi but the advantage was there no discussion about price as it was already fixed by the app. From the airport you order a taxi from a counter in arrivals (inside at international terminal and outside at domestic) which has fixed fares. It was 8,000 on our first arrival but 12,000 during the new year festival. Best to use the counter or grab to avoid haggling with drivers who throng outside. We paid 8,000 from the hotel back to the airport which the hotel arranged but the driver tried to claim more with various excuses but we only paid him the 8,000 which he eventually accepted.

    4
    « Decent hotel small room »

    We only stayed for one night. The room was small but expected. On arrival bell boy was fantastic including reception staff. Brilliant restaurant and great location. The reception was kind enough to keep our luggage whilst we toured round Myanmar. Thank you for your kindness. Odette (UK) ??

    4
    « Nice stay! »

    It is a Nice room. We stayed here 2nights and have a great time. Even the room is small but I do not feel that was small. One thing about bathroom is the shower is a bit broken and sometime make a small splash to me. The restaurant is nice' I suggest to have dinner here

    4
    « Adequate accommodation at downtown Yangon »

    Located on the main road, it is convenient to get to other places, for food, massage, market etc.The free flow of juices all day at the reception area is nice for the hot weather. Service staff are all pleasant although the strong local accent might make it challenging to understand their English. The breakfast buffet spread is quite good. The only downside is that the hotel is served by one small lift for guests, and guests would have to factor in the waiting time, if in a rush to go up or down the hotel. Would certainly choose to stay here the next time.

    4
    « Friendly Burmese hospitality »

    Although our room was a little small we enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The staff were so friendly especially with our older son, they even gave him snacks for our trip when we left the hotel. The location in the heart of Chinatown was good and even though it was a little far you could still walk to the Shwedagon Pagoda. Breakfast was also very good.

    4
    « Great staff and almost perfect location »

    Rooms are not the biggest that I've seen but they definitely give you that Burmese warmth and I felt comfortable during my stay there. Location was not the best but within walking distance to everything.

    4
    « Your hotel in downtown yangon! »

    Great location and helpful staff! Very good breakfast. It was my first time to a best western hotel and it was a great experience. The staff always do best they can to help you. The best value for your money,

    5
    « Great place »

    Great location, lovely clean comfy rooms. Very nice breakfast. The staff are very friendly and so accommodating. We were given a super early chk- In after an overnight bus journey ! We stayed here twice as we were super impressed after our first visit.

  • 5
    « Nice hotel in the downtown area »

    The hotel itself is not very big, but their services are excellent. The staff are all courteous, especially securities and bellboys. The breakfast is also really nice. Definitely worth the value. One thing that I would recommend is to upgrade the bathroom amenities with better shampoo and shower gel. Will return back next time visit Yangon.

    5
    « I didn't know Best Western can be like that. »

    - great staff - great cleanliness - got upgraded - decent breakfast - best location - amazing value-for-money room service This is my first visit ever to a best western hotel. I'm usually associating this chain with motel-like properties. However, the service, rooms and cleanliness was outstanding, especially in a 3rd world country. Only downside is that it's got no pool. You can go to the Shanghai-la though and use theirs for 15-25 USD per day.

    4
    « Nice central location »

    This is a reasonable and centrally located hotel with lovely staff. A little claustrophobic with just one lift which can result in considerable waits. Good breakfast. High up rooms have great views of Schwedagon Paya. The 15 minute interesting walk through China town street traders to the Bogsake market is really worth it, but not for the faint hearted

    5
    « Great value in Yangon in great location »

    First just to clear up a couple of questions...there are lots of ATMs around Yangon...including a bank of them when you clear customs at the airport. Best to grab some cash there. There is an official taxi service...just check with the information desk in the area before you go outside....that's where the official taxi booth is located. The info desk said it should cost 9,000 Kyat...the official taxi booth said 11,000...I told them what the info people said and they knocked it down to 10,000! Friendly and quick reception at the hotel. They offer free cold juice and water in the lobby. One elevator but surprisingly fast. Breakfast buffet was really good. WiFi really good as well...even streaming Netflix was perfect. I spoke with the assistant manager Htun right when we checked in about tours--as we only had 4 full days in Yangon. He arranged a day trip to the Golden Rock for I think about $130 U.S. (Bring some nice new U.S. money for things like this). Long day but great trip/site. Htun also set us up with a 3-hour walking tour of the old British area for $30...and booked us for the 2-hour cultural show and great buffet at the Karaweik Palace. The show is well worth seeing and excellent choice of food. The hotel will get you a taxi at any time. Just get the price from them to pay...and the price to offer from your destination back to the hotel. No meters. Right next door is a G&G convenience store for snacks, sodas and beer/liquor etc. Room service food was really good...especially the spaghetti! Mini bar has water and pop etc. at low prices and can be used as a fridge. Good satellite TV. Nearby is the new Junction City Mall with a KFC, Pizza Hut and coffee places, It's across the road from the Bogyoke Aung San Market. People in Yangon so friendly. Great city but without the chaos of India--although traffic can be bad. Incredible how it has ramped up for tourists so fast. Use the official government web site for the e-visa. Very fast process. Sounds like the hotel can set you up for visits to other cities around Myanmar.

    5
    « Fantastic Stay! »

    Stayed for a night. Quite central to railway station, night market. Shwedagon Pagoda is only a mile north to the west gate. Super Pagoda is closer than that. Breakfast is amazing. Service is fantastic. People working here are genuine and nice to help! We had a nice view of Shwedagon from our room...

    4
    « Nice hotel but.... »

    A nice hotel with great breakfast spread. The local delights are not same everyday. We had a nice executive room on high floor facing Shwedagon Pagoda. The room is spacious and clean with great view. However, it is not for light sleeper as you can hear honks even when it is late at night. Hotel with great location can walk to many places around the hotel

    5
    « Good Location if You Want to Be Downtown »

    Good location downtown. Walking distance to Bogyoke Aung San Market and the adjacent mall. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Good breakfast. We had two different rooms in our two short stays. The deluxe room on 11th floor seemed a little tired. The larger studio we had on the 14th floor was great ($18 more per night).

    5
    « This is it, look no farther if you want somewhere near chiantown »

    Good price, great stay. Clean, there's a safe in the closet. Firm bed. Quiet at night. Good spread for breakfast buffet. Very friendly staff. Bathroom amenities are there. Prices of fridge items are reasonable too. Good for businessmen.

    4
    « great breakfast »

    Location is quite interesting, in old part of the city, but not in a walking distance to Shwedagon. We choose the location on purpose to see this part of city but this neighborhood is not the most pleasant for a walk due to smells and dirty streets (lakes area is much better). Hotel offers great breakfast and comfortable beds, although rooms are quite small. We payed 62$ for a night which was reasonable price.

    5
    « Excellent Hotel »

    Stayed for 2 nights got an upgrade to executive room which was excellent. Comfortable bed great size of bathroom, very clean, tea and coffee, everything you need. Breakfast a good selection for every taste and very nice dining room. Staff are excellent arranging drivers or suggesting restaurants. There is plenty of street food all round the hotel and street 19 within walking distance where you can get BBQ food or a drink. Small convenience store next to hotel. So glad we chose here 5 stars in every department. All of Chinatown is busy busy and not the cleanest of areas.

  • 5
    « Exellent Hotel , Best Customer Service »

    One of the best hotel I stayed.Security person to chef all the employees were very helpful.Room was very comfortable with all amenities. They asked to upgrade the room with pagoda view.That was worth and superb view. Breakfast was tasty with good spread of food. Room service,room arrangement also good. So many dining options near the hotel.Sule pagoda is near to the hotel can walk easily. wifi was very speed. Great place,Great hotel,Great customer service.Will stay again .

    4
    « All you need @reasonal price »

    Located in Chinatown. The hotel has everything you need Amenities, water, wifi, very good breakfast, good security personnel, comfortable and good bed Would strongly recommend. Breakfast is superb and sumptuous. Convenient shop just next to hotel. Morning night market is just right outside the hotel. 19 St night dining in Chinatown is only 5 mins walk.

    5
    « Excellent stay in Chinatown based hotel. »

    Chinatown is the most interesting place to stay in Yangon and this hotel is perfect. Extremely clean and the house keeping was done very early in the morning which was very much appreciated. The room we had had a view of the Shwegadon Pagoda which was wonderful to look at in the night.A bathtub,great air con,super comfy bed and very fast room service.A nice buffet breakfast which was delicious and catered for all tastes.very friendly service staff.Highly recommended.

    4
    « Good hotel, good location and friendly staff »

    Arrived at the Best Western, Chinatown from the airport - journey took about 35 minutes. Easy check in and a welcome drink. Room was very large as was the bathroom - which had a shower and a bath. Room was very "bright" with lots of gold and silver coloured decoration. Breakfast was very good, with lots of hot food, fruit, cereals and decent coffee. Hotel was a good location and easy to walk to the local bars and restaurants. The porters were really helpful, assisting us with bags as well as getting cabs for us and even negotiating good rates for us.

    3
    « Good location »

    Hotel location was great. Along the main street of Chinatown. Room was quite clean except hotel looks abit old. Breakfast spread was decent. In the morning just outside the hotel is the market and pretty crowded.

    1
    « Reception service is below standard »

    Overall satisfation 5/10 Cleanliness 7/10. there was some mold in shower cabin Problem handling 0/10 **poor*** When we arrived late evening to check in they took 20 mins to find rooms for us because we booked queen bed but they said rooms were not available I forgot key card and ask for new one. Receptionist told us 4 USD per key please pay it is hotel policy On the last date i ask for late check out because my flight was 21.40 hrs. suddenly 1 of duty manager (the guy) shout his staff that hotel is full tomorrow and reception told us tocheck out 13.30 hrs. I travelled with 80 yrs. parents and check in process went wrong. We waited upon check in for hotel to discussed and talked among your team and it was from your not well organized rooms allocation as per booking details but you could not go extra mile to help guests and never show your empathy. If you travell with seniority persons. This hotel is really not recommend because there is a very high step between room and bathroom which allow guests to slip down and lead to serious accident at all times. Bell service was good FB service was good Quality of food - just OK / youget what you pay. Dont expect to much. (i read comments from many people said excellent breakfast but come and tast it by your own !!) Overall was Ok except duty manager and receptionists.

    5
    « Excellent location and breakfast »

    We stayed here for two nights and were very pleased with the locations, service, breakfast, and accommodations. I had them launder some clothing and it was returned promptly and in great condition. Breakfast was excellent with lots of variety. Location was very centralized and convenient.

    4
    « Great location; fine hotel »

    This hotel has a great location in Chinatown: markets and restaurants were all nearby. The room was large and clean. Staff were welcoming and helpful. Breakfast had a lot of variety and choices. We would stay here again.

    5
    « Recommended: Friendly staff, nice room, very good breakfast & good location at a fair price »

    Attentive staff from the moment your car stops in front of the hotel: the porter/ doorman - reception - all make you feel welcome (not only at first entrance but during your stay. We had a room at the back of the hotel - which did not have a view, but was very quiet. Rooms were large, bathroom as well - and bed was very comfortable. Minibar had very reasonable prices. Location very good - close to Chinatown and enough places to eat around. If I would return to Yangon - certainly would look at returning to the Best Western Chinatown!

    4
    « Centrally located, good rooms, nice breakfast, very attentive staff »

    We stayed twice at the Best Western which is very centrally located downtown, walking distance to Sule Pagoda and a lot of restaurants around. The rooms are well equipped, nice bathroom, comfortable bed and enough space to store your luggage. The breakfast is very good with a large choice of Asian food as well as eggs, cheese, cakes for the western taste. The members of the staff are very attentive and friedly. We would recommend the hotel to people who prefer a central location. If you are looking for a quiet surrounding you should choose another place.

  • 4
    « Perfect Choice for a Fascinating Neighborhood »

    Perfect Choice for a Fascinating Neighborhood If you want to stay in downtown Yangon among the shop houses, markets and next to Chinatown this is the right hotel. The rooms are pleasant, good wifi and plenty of hot water. The restaurant was a pleasant surprise for dinner and the breakfast buffet is excellent. Take a morning walk: turn right out of the front door and head down the first alley for an exciting market visit. There are fruits and vegetables, meat and fish, with lines of monks collecting alms. Walk or take a short taxi ride to: Sule Pagoda, the Circular Train and Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott's market). In Myanmar you can use US dollars in many locations -- but the money has to be in perfect condition. The Best Western restaurant refused my $20 bill since, if you held it just right, you could see it had been folded in half previously. Aggravating, but not unusual for this country. They do accept credit cards.

    5
    « A Home Away from Home! »

    We just spent 9 nights at the Best Western Chinatown Hotel and we enjoyed everything about it! Warm and welcoming efficient staff, excellent room service, great breakfast included in our daily rate, prime position for exploring the most interesting part of the city and to cap it off.. a magnificent view from our room of the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda! If ever we return to Yangon we will definitely be coming back to stay here!A big Thanks to all the wonderful staff who went out of their way to be of assistance to us

    5
    « The most friendly staff »

    Excellent location in Chinatown. Near good food good massage. Walking to many attractions like the market and sule Pagoda. Room big and comfortable. Great wifi. Great TV. Good air conditioning. Shower is so so. Need more water pressure. The housekeeping is excellent. Very clean and very very friendly. Quick check in and check out. Breakfast good selection and taste. Many taxi outside. I highly recommend this hotel

    4
    « Good hotel in a good location »

    I would say this hotel looks nicer than its photos show. The rooms were very comfortable, the breakfast was a huge buffet and the staff were extremely attentive. We just stayed one night but could have imagined staying longer. The location is also good as short distance to pagodas and town centre. China town itself also interesting to walk around.

    5
    « Excellent Hotel with great friendly service »

    My wife and I stayed here in January and had a most enjoyable stay. We arrived very early for check in but the management let us swap the breakfast we would miss on our departure day to our check in day. We upgraded to a deluxe room and were able to check in at 09.00. The room was massive with a great view of Shwe Dagon. Breakfast was amazing with wonderful choices. The staff from check in to cleaning were super efficient and friendly. The hotel organized our taxi to the airport,. which was just as well, as on our way to the airport, they rang the taxi driver to tell us my wife's wallet, with all her credit cards was found on the floor of our room.

    5
    « nice corporate style hotel with spacious clean rooms »

    Room was spacious and clean with good facilities. Good wifi and comfortable beds. Breakfast was excellent with good choice of food. Staff were friendly and helpful. Usual hotel problem of the powr points being nowhere near where the kettle was located. Not a big deal - just irritating.

    5
    « Great hotel with very friendly staff »

    It´s a very nice hotel located in Chinatown.. Good breakfast buffet, cozy rooms, very friendly and helpful staff.. They helped me with a lot things. Like helping me to order vegetables from a vendor near the hotel.. They also allowed me to check out later without being greedy and ask for additonal money for that...I´ll stay here again when I´m in Yangon again next time..

    5
    « Superb breakfast buffet »

    Absolutely loved the German potato soup and Mohinga. They provide honey for tea too. A good spread of Asian and Western choices. Rooms were clean and nicely appointed. Staff were friendly and well conversant in English.

    5
    « Excellent Stay at the Best Western! »

    The Best Western Chinatown is very well managed, modern, and clean. The staff spoke great English and were very helpful, especially in getting us taxis. And the location is very good, just a few blocks from the Chinese BBQ street. I thought the breakfast buffet was pretty good, too. Overall, highly recommended!

    5
    « Great location, nice view »

    The staff is very kind and helpful. The room is excellent for the price. Everything as promised. I will definitely stay again. The Bed is super comfortable. I was able to walk around in the neighborhood and see many interesting things. The staff was very knowledgeable about what to see. High marks!

  • 4
    « Fairly Good »

    Pleasant stay. staff was friendly and helpful. The room was comfortable and clean. A/C and wifi worked well. Breakfast had good choices, however the coffee was pretty bad, and they should provide good Myanmar coffee. Nescafe coffee a big negative. Location easy walking to Bogyoke Market and Junction City for shopping

    4
    « Good breakfast spread and room service available »

    Was given deluxe room instead because booked standard room was not available yet during check in time. Spacious room and toilet but sofa, toilet's door, carpets looks dated. Wifi connection stable. Like the effort to make slight changes to daily buffet breakfast to cater different racial groups during their stay.

    5
    « Excellent hotel »

    If you want a place that's close to downtown Yangon the best western Chinatown is hard to beat. It's a lovely clean modern hotel amongst the busy alleys of Chinatown. In an area that can overwhelm you by its smell, rubbish and noise you can observe the locals, the history and culture. The staff are wonderful, helpful and happy. The rooms are tastefully decorated with all modern facilities, lovely bathrooms and our room on the 8th floor was isolated from street noise. Breakfast was excellent with a good selection for all. Within easy walking distance was Sule Pagoda, the colonial quarter, river, bogyoke markets and 3 modern western style malls (junction, ocean and city)offering good food and coffee. The train station is about 20-30 minutes walk. Taxis are 2000 kyat to most places and 8000 kyat to/ from the airport.

    5
    « Perfect location; wonderful staff; Look no further in Yangon »

    I travel regularly to SE Asia, but this was my first time in Myanmar. This property was the absolutely perfect home base for my three-night visit. The location cannot be beat. It is right in the heart of the action--a 2-10-minute walk from the city's best food, shopping, and many historical sites of note. I booked a few months in advance, and when I arrived was informed that I'd been upgraded to a suite for free "because I booked early", despite having no status with Best Western. The room was spacious, the property was spotless, and the staff were wonderful. By the first evening, they had memorized my room number and preferences. I was greeted with a genuine smile at every turn. The breakfast--included in the cost of the room--was above average. This property is a great value, ideal location, and an all-around pleasure. Look no further in this price range in Yangon.

    4
    « Fit the bill perfectly »

    I had the chance to stay in Yangon for a long weekend at the Best Western Chinatown Hotel and was quite satisfied with the rooms, the service, the staff and the facilities. the breakfast buffet was good and plentiful, the showers had plenty of hot water and whenever we needed a taxi, driver or other assistance, the hotel staff was always there to help. I will stay here again

    5
    « Stylish, helpful, ideal location »

    The Best Western Chinatown hotel is perfectly located in the inner city of Yangon. Nearby markets, shopping areas, malls, central train station, bus stops, etc. The rooms are luxurious, in their own and very elegant design. Anything you need is there, from WiFi to kettle. Breakfast is spectacular: both international and local specialties are offered at the mouthwatering buffet. Don't eat your usual toast, there are so many items you just have to try. Staff is very helpful, always polite without expecting a tip. Which makes giving a tip even easier. The restaurant is open all day and serves wonderful dishes at reasonable prices. Like breakfast, they offer local and international food for lunch and dinner. We had our dinner each night there.

    5
    « Great, but bring earplugs »

    The hotel is great, but it is on a main road opposite the main Yangon Hospital. The sound of traffic and horns is very loud. Bring earplugs. But the staff were great. Fantastic breakfast. Yes - I'd stay there again.

    5
    « Clean and reliable hotel in Yangon »

    Friendly staff arranged for early check in as well as boxed breakfast for early departure. It is walkable to Chinatown, Little India, Sule pagoda, Strand street and 999 Shan noodles in January. Otherwise, taxi is readily available and inexpensive. Its restaurant is very safe and reasonable. Try the chef's special.

    5
    « Great little hotel in the heart of the action »

    Well located in the heart of Chinatown this little hotel has it all. Quiet but somewhat small rooms, super friendly and accommodating staff, clean, good breakfast buffet, great restaurant. An oasis in a neighbourhood that is a bit trashy but so convenient to visit the Markets, Pagoda, Strand street, Dala.

    5
    « Nice Stay »

    Clean, cozy hotel with very nice room. Good location. And the most impressive thing to me is staffs. They are very supportive, helpful and friendly. We had very nice stay here and I will come back if I visit Yangon

  • 5
    « Excellent in every way »

    Stayed here for two nights in a room on the 14th floor and could only fault it in one way. The hanging space in my room, the ?wardrobe? was about a foot wide, very small given the space in the room. The room itself was excellent in every other way, comfortable bed, spacious, spotlessly clean, and I could not fault anything. The shower was very smelly from the waste pipe on the first day but when I mentioned it to reception it was sorted, the actual shower was fabulous. The breakfast in the modern dining room caters for a host of nationalities. The location is perfect in downtown Yangon. I would not hesitate to recommend the hotel. Transfer from the airport by taxi is 10,000MMK and return 8,000MMK.

    5
    « Great hotel/great staff/great location »

    Located in downtown Yangon, in Chinatown, this hotel is great for anyone wishing to visit Yangon and just walking the streets which are filled with food products from local farmers, a lot of jewelry stores. A really great location. Staff were just wonderful and the restaurant serves a great breakfast (really great !) and very good meals. I would recommend it to everyone.

    4
    « Surprisingly good! »

    Everything went really good: tasty breakfast, functional room with very comfy bed and helpful staff. The location is more than perfect, right in the heart of downtown Yangon. If you don't need a pool, then just book your stay here.

    4
    « Good Hotel, great Location »

    The Hotel was located in a good part of town, easily accessible to areas of interest. The Hotel itself I found to be slightly above average. The people working their were very courteous, and some of the best staff I have encountered, always more than happy to help out, a good sign for your Hotel. As for the Hotel itself, the Lobby was nice and cool, the Air Conditioning working well, pity the rest of the Hotel, eg, Dinning Room, Hallways etc were not. The rooms were well cooled. The Room was smaller than the pictures suggested, they were clean and the bed was comfortable. The Television had poor reception making viewing annoying. And waiting for a few minutes for warm water when showering was bad. The WiFi was terrible, even after being allegedly turned up. This was most annoying as I had some work to do each day, requiring a good connection. We only had breakfast at the Hotel and the food was ok, nothing to write about.

    5
    « A very centralized Location »

    Excellent Hotel that serves people with a Smile. we enjoyed the hospitable touch from this Hotel. Such warm welcome until we departed. The rooms are very clean and well kept. we had 7 baggage's that fitted perfectly into our room and the shopping area is just hop step and a jump away ranging from local treasures to jade which is the most hunted jewels if you plan to visit. The airport pick up TAXI can be called for its a USD25 from the airport to the hotel. Slandered taxi's

    5
    « Lovely stay »

    My family stayed twice at the Best Western Chinatown during our trip to Myanmar. The first time around, we were given rooms as booked. The staff greeted us with a welcome drink and we enjoyed having dinner at the hotel restaurant on the fourth floor. Special mention to the waiter/attendant who spoke Filipino. He made sure all our orders and additional requests were fulfilled. Breakfast was also great. There was a wide variety of food, from western fares to Burmese cuisine. The concierge and the lobby attendants, on both shifts, were very helpful. One lobby attendant was nice enough to warn us of the traffic in Yangon, and he suggested that we leave the hotel for the bus station (as we were headed to Mandalay) 3 hours before our scheduled departure. True enough we barely made it to the bus station in time. The traffic in Yangon is horrible. On our second stay, Phyu Phyu, the desk manager, gladly informed us of our room upgrade. I am not surprised that Ms. Phyu is often mentioned here as she was very delightful to talk to! We were given suites, all with views of the Shwedagon Pagoda. And to add to our delight, we were allowed to check in early at 10 am. Talk about hospitality!! The lobby attendant gave us a tip on where to eat at Junction City (which is Yangon's most upscale shopping mall) and the restaurant he suggested did not disappoint! As we had to leave early the next day, the hotel made sure to pack breakfast for each of us. Location is in Chinatown. The hotel is surrounded by ambulant vendors and the streets are always busy. It feels very safe though and the spirit of the city is very much alive here than in the innocuous areas where the more upscale hotels are located. Superb hotel with at a very reasonable price. (at <USD 70 per night)

    4
    « Clean, Modern, nearby fresh market value for money »

    Our group travel to Myanma and stay at Best Western Chinatown only 1 night before head to Bago. I impress with all staff there present friendly and proactive support. Room is clean and comfortable. Hotel location is near local fresh market and crowded with seller in evening and morning good for my mom to look for fruits. Love hotel Breakfast with variety of choices and delicious. Thanks for chef who gave greeting to guest at Breakfast and guide some dish detail as well. Only elevator bit small and may busy in morning time.

    5
    « Good Service Good Location »

    All of hotel staff are service mind.Hope to come and stay this hotel again.Location is near the modern shoping Mall (Junction City Mall),you can walk to mall 700 m.Hotel is near Shwedagon Pagoda 3 km.You can use Uber or Grab Taxi application to travel in Yangon.

    5
    « Impeccable Service »

    I have been in the Best Western Chinatown for 4 nights and I found the friendliness and service of the staff here outstanding. Breakfast exceeded my expectations. Rooms Look somewhat old stylish and should be pimped up imo. Summed up, a very good choice

    5
    « Nice hotel located in the heart of Yangon »

    Check-in was friendly & prompt, each given a refreshing welcome beverage. Efficient staff brought our bags up. We were upgraded & on the 14th floor in a very large room, king bed, complimentary ear plugs (one set), window off to one end with no view due to an outer service corridor & grating, writing area & chair, desk lamp, chaise lounge, TV, fridge, kettle/coffee/tea, AC, large bathroom with shower with shampoo, conditioner, 4 towels, room safe, slippers, robe, ample room lighting, central control panel for lights & power (fun to figure out) & ample storage space. Also free WiFi. We stayed a second time 2 days later, upgraded room on 12th floor, much smaller than first but still ample size, nice, com & it had a view of the Golden Temple but did get a little more street noise, hence the free pair of ear plugs for the light sleepers. There is a Grab & Go next door to the hotel with is a mini-convenience store with needed basic supplies, pretty wide range of supplies for a small place. For more there is a small Supermarket about 2 blocks away in a little 4 story mall (left out of hotel, left at first street, right at next street & end of the block at some traffic lights). Also ATM's along the way. The hotel has a restaurant with 24 hour room service & a large breakfast buffet, egg station & a good mix of Asian & Western items, nice buffet. If you have to leave early in the morning before the buffet is going, they will make you a breakfast box. This is a nice hotel & would stay there again.

  • 5
    « A good value hotel ! »

    We stayed for 2 nights in a junior suite on the 9th floor in the first week of Dec. Check in took a while as there were quite a few people waiting. We had requested a room on the 12 the floor to keep the noise levels down & get a view of the Shwedagon Pagoda. They offered us a corner room on the 11th floor but the view was obstructed. The hotel was pretty booked & we were tired & didn't want to wait so we settled for a room on the 9th floor with a very good view. Surprisingly the noise levels were fine & didn't bother at all. The junior suite is very spacious with a good sized bathroom & comfortable. The decor is quite garish but the bed was good & the view even better. The hotel is central & well located. I was apprehensive that it would be in the middle of a dirty,busy market but nothing of that sort....it's on a wide,busy road with plenty of taxis whizzing past. The doorman would hail a taxi for us & even negotiate a price which was really nice of them. All the staff were extremely helpful, breakfast was plentiful & good,laundry was reasonably priced. Despite good reviews one is still not sure about the quality....this small hotel exceeded all our expectations & is very good value for money.

    5
    « Hopping location »

    Very attentive staff. I liked the cold juice given at entry. Very refreshing. The location is hopping with action. Only stay if you like it busy. The rooms were nice, but there was a little bit of better cleaning under beds and tables that could have been done.

    5
    « Great Little Hotel in the Heart of Yangon »

    Rarely after reading a Hotel review does a hotel live up to all of your expectations. Best Western Chinatown met and exceeded all of mine. Upon check-in, we were greeted by Mi Mi at the reception desk. She spoke English well and was able to understand our concerns. She provided us with details about the included breakfast and guest services. After reading Trip Advisor's numerous recommendations, I made certain to book a junior suite on a high floor to avoid the noise near street level. I booked room 1203, an Executive corner suite overlooking Anawrahta Road and Lanmadaw Street, the perfect room with a phenomenal view of the area. The room was very clean, the mattress was firm, and the sheets and pillows were of 5-star quality. The bathroom was also modern and offered every amenity. Than Toe Aung helped with our luggage and volunteered to serve as our guide to show us around Yangon on our first day in the city. Than took us to a local Buddhist monastery where we had the distinct pleasure of meeting the Secretary who managed the grounds and spoke fluent English. The Secretary introduced us to one of the young monks in residence and we were briefed on monastic life as a Buddhist monk. Than recommended a great Shan local restaurant for dinner, the Shan Yoe Yar on Sale Pagoda Road. If not for Than's recommendation, we would have probably starved since the street food in Yangon is questionable at best. The following morning we went to the buffet breakfast, included with each room. We were greeted by the Food & Beverage Manager, Kyaw Swar Oo, who ensured that everything met with our satisfaction. The international menu selection was incredible. Fresh made pastries, an omelet bar, fruit and dessert bar, vegetarian section, and congee (rice porridge) made this restaurant's breakfast buffet an exception. I always judge the quality of a breakfast buffet by whether they serve bacon. And then if it is cooked to crispy perfection. This restaurant did serve bacon. However, it could have been cooked slightly longer and then drained to remove the excess fat. This was my only complaint during the four-days we stayed at the Hotel. Best Western Chinatown still ranks Five Stars in my opinion based on its level of service, its professional and courteous service staff, and its attention to detail. And for its location in the heart of Yangon and price, this Hotel is definitely unbeatable!

    4
    « Very nice staff! »

    Typically high levels of service, just like most of Myanmar. Staff very helpful and informative, even with stuff like booking taxis for days out and for transport back to the airport. Hotel is ok and good value for money give the price. The in-house Orchid Cafe is reasonably priced and the cocktails are cheap - very easy to get lashed on $20!!

    5
    « Excellent stay! Very friendly and helpful service »

    Only stayed for one night but staff were all very attentive and helpful - they helped with organising taxis as well as calling our hotel bookings for other cities to change our itineraries. Location was good - near the food markets in Chinatown.

    5
    « Great hotel and staff »

    Everything was working fine during my stay. Good variety for breakfast. Location is very good, just close by to most of the places to see. Special thanks to the bell boys / concierge team who were great!

    4
    « Love this place »

    This is my third stay at this hotel. I love it. Excellent location in downtown, near market and endless eating places. The staff all speak good English, and very helpfull. Rooms are modern and well equipped. Clean and organized. The breakfast is superb.

    4
    « Good hospitality »

    Have a good feel of Burmese's hospitality when you are staying in this hotel. You can totally feel welcome by the team service staffs from the very moment you step onto the front door of the hotel, even before entering it. Reasonable room rates, good buffet breakfast spread which comes with room stay. Though my room had some technical issues, the Manager tried his best to settle the issue for me. Eventually all turn out well, when we my family and I got what we desired for in a hotel stay. It's vicinity has good amenities, dining, etc. Very close to Chinatown Yangon. Walking distance to Junction City, a new mall just opened recently, with Pan Pacific Hotel Yangon as their neighbour. Highly recommended for its rates, service and location. Good food and street food around the hotel as well

    3
    « Ok. »

    Ok but nothing special. Normal rooms are very small. All facilities (spa and gym ) were under construction. Central. Close to 19th with all the barbecues. Reception is not very capable. Lost most of our groups reservations respectively did not find them when we were checking in. Wrong invoice.

    4
    « Go for a room at the back of the hotel for less noise »

    There are many positives about this hotel but I can't give 5 stars as there were a couple of negatives I'll come to later. As for the positives, the location is great in the heart of downtown with a real feel of the hustle and bustle of Yangon. It's only a 10 min walk to Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) market, about 15 min to Sule Pagoda and only 2 mins to 19th street which is a well-known lively night spot with a couple of authentic bars and restaurants. The rooms are new and fairly spacious as you would expect from a Best Western. All the amenities are supplied including a safe, fridge, TV with a good selection of English channels and 2 free bottles of water daily. The WIFI in the room and throughout the hotel was good and the best I experienced during my stay in Myanmar. Another plus was the good breakfast buffet with a chef on hand for omelettes and a wide selection of both western and Asian options. I ate several times in the restaurant for both lunch and dinner too which had a good menu selection and the staff were really nice. As for the negatives it started at check-in with the reception staff where they were quite formal and unfriendly, which was a complete contrast to the other hotels I'd stayed in during my time in Myanmar where the staff were unbelievably welcoming. The reception staff instead of advising that my booked room was not available they said nothing and sent me to an inferior room. Obviously I returned to reception where the duty manager tried to correct the problem. But this was frustrating. The second room I got although an upgrade, was facing the main street and this was the main negative with traffic noise where the drivers freely use their horns and so noise from early morning was inevitable. Thankfully I had only been allocated that room for one night and had to move to my originally booked room the next day. On getting my third room I made sure I was allocated a room at the back of the hotel which was considerably quieter. So the key tip is to ensue you have a quiet room booked at the back of the hotel away from the lift and street noise (preferably on a high floor). Other than the reception staff, the other staff in the hotel I interacted with were all great. Another tip was if you have time a day trip to Bago is well worth it with loads of attractions to fill a day and generally is about 1.5 ? 2 hours each way drive. The concierge arranged this for me at a reasonable price. In summary, a good hotel, but try and get a quiet room.

  • 4
    « Stay Executive Room, breakfast very good, solid service »

    Well received and fast response from hotel bell boys once alight from the taxi service to help to carry luggage to the reception. Serve welcome drinks immediately upon checking room. Check-in is fast. Hotel breakfast as I seen from earlier TripAdvisor guests comments, indeed what all said are true. The buffet breakfast here is serving one of the best in Yangon and the spread is wide ranging from local delicacy to international servings. I honestly speaking I enjoy a lot at this breakfast and took my family a longer time to try all the food here. Hotel staffs are very thoughtful and knew my request before I came to Yangon, I'm asking for a high floor non smoking room and for my 5th year wedding anniversary, they give us a complimentary anniversary cake to congratulate us. Thanks you so much to Best Western Chinatown. The downside is there is only one lift elevator. I would recommend if there is an area for the hotel to build a second lift. Shall the only one and only life malfunction, it will be very headache especially for Junior Suite and Premier Suite guests who are staying on 12th and 14th floor to go up and down with big heavy luggage. Seen comments from some guests stating the rooms are small. I believe is how much one pay equals to how much the room can be offer. I spend a little more money on Executive room compare to the Superior Room, no issue with the space as I came with my family and a small baby. In fact the room is huge and toilet is very big with a nice glass panel bathtub. Executive room comes with window facing Shwedagon Pagoda which at night, the view of the shining pagoda is magnificent and absurd. I will sure come to this hotel next year for my yearly family visiting and wedding anniversary tour. Perhaps I can get a Junior Suite next time.

    5
    « Excellent hotel, service and location »

    We stayed here on the first leg of our Myanmar trip. Great location, superb service from staff (included them locating a cable I'd lost and needed as well as saving it so I could collect it when back in Yangon), this hotel ticked every box, very clean, affordable and friendly. Highly recommend.

    4
    « Great refuge from the heat and bustle of Yangon »

    We were only here for a couple of nights towards the end of a fabulous walking holiday in Myanmar. But we were enchanted by the great service and little personal touches by the staff. The room was spacious and beautifully air conditioned. All the required amenities were provided. It won't win awards for decoration but that wasn't our priority. The food was excellent and reasonably priced. I even got a lovely glass of Languedoc white with dinner. Ans

    5
    « Best-In-Class Service! »

    Stayed here twice already. Really love staying at this place, the staff are really friendly and helpful! They are always ready to help, and go thru great lengths to help with your issue. Would definitely stay here again when I make the next trip!

    5
    « The little Hotel which could »

    The taxi driver had difficulties locating the hotel although it is situated on a Main Street . Looking at the nondescript exterior , it is easy to miss. Once inside everything worked perfectly . The concierge and reception were very helpful and friendly . Room was clean and rather nice,. Breakfast was very good with a good selection of western and local fare. Centrally located within walking distance to many tourist sites. Cannot recommend it enough . Highly recommended. Will definitely stay here next time I am in yangon

    4
    « Glad we stayed here »

    Friendly efficient check in. Had room on 12th floor with nice city views. Taxi from airport fixed 8000 fee, so don't pay the $30 wanted from the hotel. Room pretty good size with very comfortable clean bed with good linens. Aircon worked well, good WiFi and a big room safe. Powerful shower and toiletries provided. Breakfast was excellent with hot and cold options to cater for most tastes. The breakfast dining room on the 4th floor was very nicely laid out with some views too. Also good for dinner. Overall a good location, clean and good value.

    4
    « Nice Hotel »

    This Hotel is set in the China Town area of Rangoon, it's central location is good for sight seeing. The Resturant has a good meal selection and the food quality is very good. Staff are friendly and helpful. Rooms are well decorated. No pool or Gym. Has 24 hour room service, this is helpful as most restaurants stop serving food around midnight. Hotel is close to 19th street which is popular with backpackers as it has cheap outside style Restaurants. Although restaurants is not the best way of describing them. More like street food/market type dinning. Only issue is the noise of the traffic outside, the cars seem to beep their horns all day and night.

    5
    « Unimpressive exterior but almost perfect inside... »

    I give this hotel a five-points rating because of the following reasons: Firstly, its excellent location - at least for me - as it is right in the heart of the Chinatown, along 17th Street, for visitors who enjoy good local food and wish to stay close and be part of the local community. In fact, within a one km radius, one could easily explore the entire down town area surrounded between Street 9 and Street 20. Secondly, its software - very warm and friendly hotel staff - that immediately makes one feel welcome, that it is the right place to stay. To be honest, I was at first taken aback looking at the entrance before entering the hotel but that worry soon disappeared. The checking in process was fast and efficient as my online booking records were there - unlike some Malaysian hotels that demand hard copy from me. One good example further elaborate the quality service: a few hours after checking in, I realised that my IPhone charging cable was not working and wanted to go out to buy a new cable, the counter staff instead loaned me one instead, saving my time to look around! Thirdly, the hotel is affordable by Singaporean standard ? less than a hundred dollars per night via Hotel.com. The room is of a good size - 33 sqm as seen from the images I attached in this review. One extra mark I give to this hotel is that the power to the wall mounted sockets will not cut off when one leaves the room. This is very thoughtful for people who need to charge their battery banks and laptop when they went out for a quick meal. Fourthly, housekeeping is good and the room is clean, bathroom functions TV reception is clear and many foreign channels including, BBC, CNN and CNA and one Chinese and one Japanese channel. The lighting level is excellent as its brightness can be easily controlled for reading and watching TV. Fifthly, breakfast which is included, serves a good range of local ad western food, that a person like me who usually does not bother to have breakfast in hotel, took it throughout my stay. If there are two minor points I could highlight: firstly the lift is on raised floor rather wheelchair unfriendly and those who carry heavy bags/shopping. Fortunately there are always hotel staff nearby to help. Secondly, the room door has to be manually close as it is not installed with auto-door closer - thus a small risk to guests who are used to walk out without checking if the door is properly shut. On the whole, this is the hotel I would strongly recommend if you wish to stay near Chinatown. I only hope that the management would keep up the good work and not to raise the room rate too much as it has become too popular.

    5
    « Amazing Staff »

    This is one of the best hotels I've ever stayed at. Was traveling around SE Asia solo and ended up staying here twice during my two visits to Yangon. The staff is beyond friendly, they remembered me my second visit and upgraded my room. The last night I was in Yangon they were fully booked according to the website and thought I would have to switch hotels but they managed to accommodate me. The breakfast is out of this world. Possibly the best breakfast buffet ever. Location is good and easy access to taxis if traveling further. Cannot recommend this place enough. Thanks for the amazing stays!

    2
    « great location - super small rooms - glass toilette walls »

    first of all - the location is great for yangoon - first couple of days and last night of out trip we stayed in yangoon. first we stayed at - different hotel which was definitely different class. the room was supersmall with a strange set up (see pictures) including traps on the way - well step - to the bathroom. the room was not very clean either - apparently they are currently renovating - still - rather weird layout. the best thing about the hotel is the breakfast - it really is amazing- no sarcasm. juices, any kind of eggs, pastries etc - its all here - really good. so the breakfast earns this hotel two points - the rest ... not really worth it. mind you there is one slow elevator for a 14 floor hotel - it can take some time to get to the breakfast floor on the fourth - so you might as well walk.

  • 4
    « Great staff »

    Stayed here for two weeks end of Oct - early Nov. Check-in was quick and painless which was much appreciated after a long flight and a late night arrival. The staff really made for a positive experience from check-in to check-out. From the front counter staff to the dining room staff to the porters and doormen, all were constantly ready with smiles and friendly help. We tried to learn at least a few words and phrases of Myanmarese and everyone was eager and willing to help, despite our slow progress. Some of the staff even stopped us and volunteered phrases once they found out that we were interested. That was a really nice, personal touch. We had a delux room which was large by Asian standards. It was kept very clean, the A/C worked well, there was plenty of hot water and surprisingly, the WiFi in the room was excellent. We were on the back side, so it was relatively quiet, except for a truck-mounted loudspeaker around the corner that blasted out from early morning to late evening leading up to and during the Tazaungdaing Festival. That was totally out of the control of the hotel, but the hotel management went to the trouble to distribute a very nice flyer explaining the festival and apologizing for the noise. That was another nice touch. The breakfast buffet was outstanding and if you went away hungry, it was your own fault, because there was something for everyone and it was all well prepared and presented. We had an early morning departure for a side trip to Bagan and the hotel had take away breakfast boxes ready for us without even being asked. Again, the dining room staff made the extra effort to learn our preferences for other meals and made us feel almost like family. We can't say enough good things about them.

    4
    « Great hotel at a good price »

    My kids (12, 4, 8) and I stayed here for one night in an Executive double suite with an extra bed. We were greeted with an excellent view of the Shwedagon Pagoda. Room was clean and spacious enough, even with an extra bed. Staff was friendly and helpful. They allowed us the use of a room for a quick shower even after we checked out as we were taking late buses. Breakfast buffet was pretty good with a lot of options. Location was in walking distance of the circular train and a short taxi ride to Shwedagon Pagoda. I would definitely recommend and stay here again. Cons: You have to climb a few steps to get to the lift.

    4
    « hotel with good service »

    I stayed for two days at this hotel.hotel is located in downtown.breakfast was awesome, staffs are helpful. room is small but it's enough for me. Mr.Thent Zim is nice manager. he is a pro .he arranged taxi and breakfast box for me in the early morning. junction city mall is about 10 mins walk from hotel.

    5
    « Great hotel with great room and staffs! »

    The hotel is right in the middle of happening area, which is along street 20. A small walk and there is a convenience store on your right just outside the hotel. Breakfast is served on 4th floor. Rooms are spacious for deluxe room! Clean, quiet and good!

    5
    « "Thanks Phyu Phyu and Staff" »

    Well the staff are well presented and nice and helpful always obliging to help.They do have bathrooms with baths in them but mine had a shower very nice rooms and they had a movie channel and discovery channel to watch plus other channels from around asia and world .Check out is 12 noon ..They let me check in early which was good very relaxing and they have free Wi Fi....And its not far from Junction city shopping centre or 3mins to Gem stones new market...I had a really good stay there can't say a bad word ...Phyu Phyu is the manager there she good ladie..

    3
    « Great location »

    We arrived in the early evening, check in was quick and efficient. The rooms, although nicely appointed are on the small side, everything is packed into a tight space. The thing we appreciated was Barbecue Street (19th) was just around the corner. Dinner for two, with drinks, $20. Transfer from the airport is 10,000kts ($10).

    4
    « Comfortable and convenient »

    Very comfortable, good location, attentive staff. Wide choice at breakfast catering to both Asian and European preferences. No double glazing and on a busy intersection so sound from constant use of horns cannot be avoided.

    4
    « good sleep »

    Good location to access at Yangon's down-town. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable, so I was good sleep. The staff was so friendly and prepared a breakfast-box for my early morning flight. Really enjoyed my stay. Thank you so much.

    5
    « Wonderful Service! »

    This was my first visit to Myanmar, and the staff in the hotel made my stay in the country very pleasant. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown, amid the enchanting buzz and activity of the city, which in itself is charming and it's people warm and lovely. I'd like to especially mention the great service the restaurant staff provided: they not only painstakingly put the most exciting complementary breakfast every morning but also helped me prepare a small surprise for my partner!

    5
    « Best stay »

    Good location to access food courts and restaurants. Nice view facing pagoda. Considerate, helpful and cheerful staffs. We stay two nights at this hotel. This is the second time we stayed at this hotel. They upgrade our room due to the convenient of our senior member who could not moved well and they also arranged early breakfast for us at five because we need to depart at six for early flight.

  • 4
    « Friendly and good service »

    We arrived after 23 hours travel and at 11 pm to be met by very friendly, happy and efficient staff. All staff were excellent during our 2 day stay. The rooms are on the small side but whilst crowded even for a couple are adequate. TV reception as quite poor but we weren't there to watch television. Breakfast was just ok. The hotel was well located for what we wanted to do as we walked most place and it was a cheap taxi ride to just about anywhere else

    4
    « Nice Hotel Good Location »

    I was there mid Oct 2017. I stayed there for 4 nights with a friend. Hotel location very good. About 15 minutes walk to Bogyoke Market.I would say hotel lovely decorated but just need to upgrade some area as it was getting a little old. Like wallpaper, some furniture due to wear and tear. Staff were nice and helpful. However, they understand some basic English. My room comes with a bath tub and shower area. Not very big, but just nice for 2 person. There were coffee, tea and a boiler in the room. Also 2 small bottle water. Breakfast on the 4th floor was nice. They have fruits, juices, coffee machine, bread, egg dishes, noodles, porridge, etc...

    5
    « My very 1st 5star rating hotel in Yangon. »

    Its a nice hotel to live in the commercial city of our country ,Yangon... So many facts to point why i recommend u like this...among them,the room facilities r in good form.the rooms r clean & smart...the premium room is perfect...the staffs r so friendly....the restaurant ,eastern orchid,has so many varieties to choose,and the taste is awesome...The breakfast is also nice... Among so many good points ,if u ask to point me out the drawbacks,i have two things.1st is Car parking difficulty.2nd is there is no ATM bank machine & u cant also cash yr bill with any local (MPU)credit card at reception.. But in conclusion,this hotel is worth with my 5star rating...*****

    4
    « Good value hotel, but eat out »

    It was raining a little when we arrived. Doorman rushed out to our car with umbrellas. This was indicative of the service we received at the hotel. The service was extremely good from all departments. The room was well furnished for a mid range hotel, comfortable and clean. Breakfast was plentiful with predominantly Asian food, fruits, cereals and croissants, I enjoyed breakfast however I made the mistake of eating in the restaurant. We were tired after a day of sightseeing and had an early flight. So rather than go out to eat as we had on the first night we tried the restaurant for convenience. We had the $7 specials. Either chicken noodles or chicken and rice. We also had sarah's. The chicken had clearly been reheated, not cooked fresh for us. Like warm and dried out. The butter rice was bland and tasteless. The satays were so dried out we could hardly get them off the skewer. It was really poor and the worst food we experienced in Yangon. Far better to get an Uber to the Rangoon Tea House.

    1
    « Bad design, no quality check for amenities »

    The air conditioner is installed at the end of the bed, it will directly blow your head during your sleep. The toothpastes are expired. They are expired on July, my stay is in October. How long does the hotel keep them...

    5
    « The Excellent Service »

    The hotel services is very good. The food is delicious and meeting room condition is good too. The hotel located is in downtown and close to shooping mall, night market. In the morning, you can see the local market beside hotel to find myanmar traditional foods and can observe their daily life. I recommend you to come and visit this hotel.

    5
    « Excellent hotel.. Just book it »

    This hotel is 15 min walking distance from bogyoke market. From out side it doesn't appear great hotel but once you check in the experience excellent Room are spacious, Great spread of breakfast food, excellent staff( front desk , Housekeeping, room service and Resturant) Each and every Staff, manager,general manager is concerned and caring. Quality of sleep is good and I felt amenity this hotel is providing is world class. I will stay here again

    5
    « 5 Star staff and location »

    We've travelled extensively and I would have to say this hotel in Yangon Chinatown has the friendliest staff I have come across. Always quick to smile and chat the breakfast, reception, concierge and housecleaning staff were amazing. Organising a cake (free of charge) and a happy birthday surprise sing a long for my wife's birthday was above and beyond what was required. Hotel food was very good in particular the local cuisine and a buffet breakfast that had changes every day for our 16 day stay was appreciated. Located in Chinatown and very close to food, bars and shops I couldn't be any happier with our choice of hotel.

    4
    « Decent Hotel with very good location »

    We stayed there for 2 nights on a weekend. The service was good. Staff was friendly and room were spacious. Though the receptionist were not that fluent with English, but it was manageable. Bogyoke San Market is very close by. The location was great.

    4
    « Good location »

    Clean and comfortable, good location, good value for money, excellent breakfast. We stayed twice during our travel to Myanmar. First time in a small room, enough for a short stay. The second in a Junior suite. Superb staff friendly and helpful, whenever you need a taxi, bus tickets, restaurants or even a late check out.

  • 5
    « Very nice but only a small fault »

    Very friend and helpful staff. location was great. breakfast range was also very nice! Stayed in 12th floor which I could enjoy the night view! But had to clean the shower drain. Too much hair blocked it.

    3
    « Dont always go by first impresstions »

    I'll go through the cons not many but I should mention to be fair, firstly we arrived at airport & through emails we had organised to be picked up....no pick up, a taxi man helped us & got through to motel which we were then told to wait for 45 mins to be picked up...we were hot and grumpy so took a cab which was much cheaper anyway, got to the motel and were stunned by the outside....thought we were in the bronx! so was not a good start..however...after many apologies later things were worked out. Our room was way too small but we did go the cheaper side of things and the kettle when boiled was too hot to pour as the handle was boiling hot too. Now the pros...the staff are LOVELY....every single one of them. The restaurant is a must...yummy food. Would i go back....for sure...we would spend a little more though for a better room.

    5
    « Excellent service »

    From the airport pick till the check out was a first class experience. All the staffs speaks english and were extremely friendly who made my stay very pleasant. The room was very comfortable and specious. It has a mini bar, tea & coffee maker, big tele, good air con, sofa, robe, desk, safe etc. Large toilet and shower comes will all toiletries, hairdryer, razor, comb. The hotel is in a good location, there are a lot of local shops, restaurants nearby. Best of all there is a 24hrs corner shop next door. Sule pagoda & Maha Buddha park is only about 15 mins walk. I liked the breakfast, there is a lot of options to choose from. The hotel restaurant and bar is generally very quite and slightly expensive for obvious reason. But the quality of food is good. I've tried Burmese curry and rice which were decent. I'll sure be back.

    4
    « clean rooms, nice breakfast »

    This hotel definitely lives up to western standards and the value for money is great! The rooms are very clean and comfortable but rather small (the twin rooms at least). The location is convenient to explore downtown Yangon, although it's a 20 min walk to Sule Pagoda. The breakfast is delicious and the buffet huge. Staff is friendly and helps with organizing bus tickets or taxis. Our number 1 pick in Yangon!

    4
    « Good place to stay »

    This was a good place to stay. We picked it out randomly because our other hotel did not honor their booking. We were glad we found this little gem of a hotel. I don't know what the other options are nearby but I would definitely stay here again.

    5
    « Great Hotel with wonderful Staff. »

    Hotel is very centrally located within walking distance of markets,bars, shopping centers, and Sule Pagoda. The Staff at this hotel were exceptional so friendly,helpful and always smiling.! The hotel is very well maintained with modern facilities,flat screen TVs and well appointed bathrooms. The breakfast was possibly the best I have ever come across with a large variety of hot and cold dishes and again friendly helpful service. Evening meals are available in the dining room at affordable prices with great service. Chilled juice and water are always available just inside the entrance door. Taxi service from Yangon International Airport is very good at a very reasonable cost of 8000/10,000 MMK. The journey takes approx one hour at busy times and half that at off peak times.

    5
    « Always a pleasure staying here. »

    This our second stay here over the past 12 months and as per usual everything was just perfect. We always choose the Junior Suite - it is very spacious, has high quality fittings and everything you need in a hotel room is provided. It is great value for the money. The buffet breakfast is varied and plentiful with eggs cooked to order. We don't generally eat in at hotels at night but we do here!! The dining room setting, staff and food are excellent. The menu is not huge but it is varied with both Asian and Western choices and the value is very good - it is not that much more expensive than a good restaurant outside in Chinatown. From check-in to check-out the whole experience is perfect.

    5
    « Very nice hotel in the heart of the capitol. »

    Clean, comfortable, hotel. Amazing breakfast buffet and attentive staff with excellent English language skills. Nearly every member of the staff seemed to double as a concierge. Special thanks to Mr. Win Thaw Oo and Ms. May Me Moe Set who went above and beyond to make our visit easy and comfortable. The hotel is very centrally located with many markets and attractions within easy walking distance.

    5
    « Wonderful »

    This was my first trip to Yangon and I opted for this hotel due to its location close to major tourist attractions. I booked a junior suite and after a speedy but friendly check-in was taken to room 709 where I was pleasantly surprised by the size and amenities in the room. The bed was super-comfy, the large TV had HBO Movies, Fox Movies plus CNN, BBC World and Nat Geo channels. A deep bathtub and a separate rain shower were in the bathroom - hot water was plentiful but took a little time to come through. The view from my window was great, the air conditioning worked well, the 24 hour room service menu was good and fairly priced. All the staff I encountered were very friendly and eager to help at all times and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at this hotel.

    4
    « Excellent »

    Stayed here for 4 nights having never been to Myanmar previously so didn't know what to expect. This hotel has fantastic staff . So friendly and helpful...nothings a problem. In my opinion this hotel had the most obliging and helpful staff I ever stayed at throughout the world.. The Restrarant serves enjoyable food at competitive prices. The hotel is clean and tastefully decorated.

  • 4
    « Good Choice for Location, Service and Beds »

    This was our second trip to Myanmar and also our second time in Yangon. We chose to stay in the same neighbourhood (China Town) as it is quite convenient in terms of restaurant options and drinking places. Moreover some of the key sites of the city are in more or less walking distance (depending on your fitness of course). Best Western Chinatown Hotel definitely did not disappoint though there's nothing particularly outstanding about it either. We had a smallish room with a view of blind wall but the beds were very comfortable, the bathroom very functional, the TV big and with quite a few international channels, and room service was efficient. The rooms come with breakfast which is buffet styles with quite a few Asian (Burmese/Japanese/SE Asian) as well as Western options. There's also a bar where they can whip up a drink for you. On two days we made use of the driver which was suggested to us by the hotel itself to make trips outside Yangon and he was absolutely excellent. Although I don't remember his name I would highly recommend asking the hotel to arrange this for you.

    4
    « A Wonderful Oasis »

    It was hard to believe such a grand hotel could exist in the middle of such a poor yet convenient, neighbourhood. From the minute we opened the taxi door, the staff was welcoming and thoroughly solicitous of our comfort. They couldn't do enough to help accommodate our every wish so we could get on with what we were there for. The young men at the door, the young ladies at reception, the Manager, the Restaurant Manager and waiters, they were all so gentle and helpful. The buffet breakfast was the best laid out and managed compared to any we've had in Asia, UK and USA. There was tremendous variety, yet so beautifully laid out in quantities that made it appetizing, not overwhelming. A meeting room for our little group was all it lacked, but in such a large city, that was understandable as far as real estate is concerned. The housekeeping was very good, though we had to keep asking for more tea-bags, not being coffee drinkers. Some towel rails in the bathroom would have been helpful Congratulations Best Western Chinatown Hotel, Yangon. We look forward to our next visit.

    4
    « Great Breakfast »

    The staff were very polite, helpful and english speaking. Rooms are clean. When we first arrived, the duty manager Mr. Soe Tun Win was there to welcome us. Great breakfast. Every day different menu. My family really enjoyed the food.

    5
    « Great hotel, would recommend »

    Rooms are big and spacious (executive room). The room outside windows needed a clean though. Staff are very helpful and friendly, and speak English. A 15 minute walk to Oceans Supermarket at St Johns and 15 mins walk to Junction City shopping centre (or a 1500 kyat taxi ride through Grab). Easiest way to get around from this hotel is by ordering a taxi through the Grab (or Uber) app (it's cheaper and no haggling required). You'll receive a phone call from the taxi driver asking where you are, simply give your phone to any of the hotel staff and they will direct the taxi driver to you. Also, this hotel provides a great breakfast each day.

    3
    « OK but could be better »

    Hotel is within China Town as the name suggests. The breakfasts provided limited options and some of the fruits were overripe. The noise from the street could be annoying. Small hiccups, such as lights not connected and a slow lift made the almost pleasant stay annoying. Desk staff were very accommodating. No pool.

    4
    « Best cheap hotel in China town.... »

    I stayed this hotel 2 times when I travel to Myanmar because I like their service is the first reason. And also their room are nice, not big but comfortable and clean. Comfortable bed and full amenities in bathroom. Good location with walking distance from hotel to shopping mall, China town area where you can enjoy local food. I will stay at this hotel again for sure when I travel to Yangon next time.

    5
    « Great stay & best service »

    We arrived to the hotel and got an early check in at 7:30am after a nightbus from Bagan. The hotel is in an excellent spot for exploring the city, with several local landmarks - Bogyoke Market (1km), Sule Pagoda (1,3km), the Circular Train, 17th street, Shwedagon Pagoda (3km) - within walking distance.

    4
    « Clean, and centrally located »

    Stayed only one night as a stopover. Rooms were clean and spacious (at least mine which was a junior suite). They had rénovation going but the noise was not so bad (11th floor). Location is good. 45minute walk (if the heat or the massive September thunderstorm doesn't scare you) to the Shwedagon Pagoda. And easy reach of the towns food spots. Staff very friendly - as is customary in this part of the world - and helpful.

    5
    « Great stay in Yangon »

    The room is small but has all you need. This is in Chinatown so when you go out of the hotel, you will experience Myanmar living its daily life. The staff are very friendly. That one show the hospitality of Burmese.

    4
    « Oasis in the heart of Yangon »

    Clean and tastefully decorated room; pleasant and helpful staff; great breakfast spread that changes each day. Hotel is situated in the heart of the busy city center, at the edge of Chinatown. It was great to be able to come back to a quiet and homely environment at the end of each day of work. Our hotel room price included breakfast!! Value for money.

  • 5
    « Nice place. Good deal »

    This hotel was nice for what we paid for it an the breakfast was exceptional. The location wasn't ideal but it was decent. Just make sure you specify that you want to be on a non-smoking floor if that's your preference. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. I had a cut on my leg and one of the staff members, Nay Thu Hein, walked with me to the store to help me buy medicine. Would recommend!

    4
    « Very good choice in Yangon! »

    Fantastic position in Yangon. The district around the hotel (Chinatown) is like a big open market, full of restaurants that propose barbecue, noodles...very tasty! Good and rich breakfast and friendly staff. The only negative point is related to the room that was small and with a little bit of smoke smell.

    4
    « Tips, tips! Get 'em while they're hot! »

    Ask for a room facing the pagoda, highest floor available. Although you will get sick of pagodas by the time you are done in Myanmar, this is a good place to start. I rate the breakfast highly for Myanmar. Start the day right with sushi and creme caramel... Don't be shy, drink the mini-bar dry. Cheap like you wouldn't believe. Best enjoyed in the tub. Which leads me to the question: when did glass walls between bedrooms and bathrooms become a thing?

    4
    « Good base in Yangon »

    This hotel was at a great location in Yangon. Staff were very attentive and couldn't do enough for you. The rooms were clean, large enough and had everything we needed but were a little dark due to the decor.

    4
    « Cozy & Helpful Staff »

    My 1st trip to Myanmar, so I am totally new to Myanmar. Via GOD's blessings, I booked the Best Western Chinatown Hotel, Yangon, all the staff is very helpful, from AFOM Mr. Nanda, Duty Manager Mr. Soe Tun Win, all trying to assist me from the time I arrived, as well as to assist me to get around with the appropriate transportation, assist me to make the phone call as well. The Concierge also recommend good Burmese Restaurant for me to taste the local food, which make my 1st trip much more easier than expected. Though the hotel is located right at the Chinatown, but it is located at a relatively good spot easy to get around and get transportation, plus it is not as messy as other hotels in the nearby street .... My sincere appreciation to all the staff for their assistance.

    5
    « Good value »

    The staff were attentive. The place was clean. The room, though small, was luxurious with everything needed to be comfortable, including a pair of ear plugs. The pillows are soft and fluffy, so were the bath towels. Good walking distance to the local night market. Great view from room 607.

    5
    « Wonderful »

    This Hotel in the middle of Downtown is just wonderful. Right in the action, view to the Pargoda. The room we had was spacious with all the facilities. The breakfast is one of the best I have every had in a hotel. The staff were very attentive in all ways

    5
    « Exceeded Expectations »

    When we decided to stay at the Best Western Chinatown, we did so for the location and value, both of which turned out to be great. The hotel is in an excellent spot for exploring the city, with several local landmarks - Bogyoke Market, Sule Pagoda, the Circular Train, 17th street - within walking distance. What we didn't expect was how excellent the service would be. The staff were some of the friendliest we've encountered anywhere! There were no communication issues whatsoever. When we first arrived, we were having trouble finding a SIM card that worked with the local cellular networks. One of the doormen not only told us how to find a shop which sold them, he even volunteered to give us his personal SIM out of his own phone! The rest of the reception crew always handled special requests with a smile, such as packing a to-go breakfast for early morning trips. Ms. Nwe Yin Win was especially cheery, kind, and helpful. The manager set us up with a guide/driver named Cho who took us to local sites as well as a day trip to Kyaiktiyo Pagoda at very affordable rates. In terms of downsides, our room was small and cramped, and the pressure on the sink in the bathroom wasn't great. But the room was clean and had a very comfortable mattress. Overall, this is a great place to stay while seeing the sights of Yangon, even more so considering the price point.

    5
    « The Best Service »

    The services provided by the hotel was very satisfactory. The staff could fulfill the needs of the customers in timely manner. The foods are also tasty, hygenic and there are variety of choices. Therefore we can recommend other people to use this hotel and we want to hold the activities again here.

    5
    « The place to stay »

    Great location. Friendly helpful staff. Enjoyable buffet breakfast. Comfortable rooms. Only downside was the street noise at night, they do provide ear plugs but double glazed windows would make a big difference.

  • 5
    « A great value! »

    For a mid price hotel, this facility offered huge rooms, comfy beds with fluffy pillows and a great and helpful staff. A small market is right next door for cold drinks and snacks and the night market is just around the corner. This hotel is in a great location and we fully enjoyed our stay.

    4
    « Centrally located, great breakfast »

    We stayed (family of 4) there twice, on our way to Myanmar and back from Myanmar. It is well located within reasonable distance from the main sight-seeings. The Bogyoke is within walking distance. The Sapel spa (traditional Burmese massage) is also very near. So is the 17th street with its livelyrestaurants/pubs. We stayed in the executive rooms on the 10th floor which give a beautiful view of the Shwedagon Pagoda. We could have a good sleep in the bed (great mattress/pillows). The staff is very friendly and helpful, especially the front door staff. Breakfast is very nice with a wide choice. On our second stay, we were given rooms on the 11th floor but we prefer the ones on the 10th. There was a faint smell in the room (11th floor) and the carpet was also uneven in one room, where one could trip if you are not careful. Overall we like the hotel and would stay again. Not to miss TryMe restaurant, round the corner. The food(Japanese, Chinese, Thai etc) is delicious and real value for money.

    3
    « not up to scratch »

    Central enough hotel but lacking in some services. Staff helpful but English Language skills lacking. Alot of problems with Laundry service with clothes not cleaned properly. Whites had to be cleaned twice and only discovered a day after check out that the colors hadn't been washed properly either, not very happy that only 10 percent was reduced from the bill. If you cant offer a proper laundry service then please dont offer the service at all. elevator very slow with extremely hot unconditioned corridors.

    5
    « Great location, GREAT STAFF! »

    We stayed at the BW China Town on for two days both on our way into Myanmar as well as on our way out. Unfortunately, upon arrival my debit card got cracked and I was unable to pull money from any bank ATM. With the help of Ms. Phyu Phyu we were able to get phone credit, and using her phone call my bank so I could then transfer money to another card. It was a worrisome problem that could have ruined our holiday but was resolved by the BW Staff. Furthermore, despite staying in other comparably priced hotels throughout our two week travel we found the breakfast at the BW Chinatown was the best and offered the most variety. Lastly, it is conveniently located and therefore easy to get around. Thanks again Ms. Phyu Phyu Mr. Luke and Ms. Ajeng

    4
    « Great location »

    When we arrived we were greeted with a cold drink and friendly staff. We were offered an upgrade on the room which we accepted and had a lovely view. The front door staff are extremely friendly and helpful and gave us directions to 17th street which is one of the main street food areas. There is also a small supermarket just outside which sells a variety of food and drink. Overall we really enjoyed our stay.

    5
    « Great Staff, all around great hotel »

    I stayed at this wonderful hotel in June 2017, the room was small, but very comfy and clean. The staff where amazing the whole time we where there and they always went out their way to help and advise. The food was a great standard, both in the room and in the restaurant , a good bfast buffet with lots of choice.

    5
    « Great hotel »

    This is a fine hotel. The staff were very friendly. The concierges, in particular, were very helpful to plan our outings. Buffet breakfast was quite good. We only stayed two nights but I would have been very happy to have stayed longer if we were staying longer in Yangon.

    4
    « Reasonable price with convenient location »

    Veryyy good location. Very conveinent to anywhere in yangon. 19th street is just 10 min walking distance away. We took the executive room with pagoda view. The room is not very spacious but it is just nice to stay. The bathroom is separate shower room and a bathtub. The staffs are very friendly. Theres only one life but not so long to wait. Breakfast is awesome. Price is also reasonable. Very recommended. Con- not the actual king size bed. It is two single beds connected to make it a king size bed

    5
    « Good Hotel in Yangon »

    Excellent service. Very friendly and helpful staff. Location good. Will recommend this hotel. Food at their Easten Orchid restaurant is good with different menu each day. Rooms are clean and well maintained. Will also arrange city and pagoda tours.

    5
    « Great hotel with exceptional staff »

    My sister and I recently spent over a week at this hotel. The hotel had everything and more that we needed to make our stay there very comfortable. But it is the staff who work there that will last in my memory. From the wonderful reception staff, the porters and security staff, the friendly, cheery housekeeping staff to the always helpful and thoughtful restaurant staff. For these amazing people, nothing was too much bother and everything was done with a smile. Not only were all the staff very professional, but it didn't take them long to figure out what our daily routines were and anticipate and organise things for us. We cannot thank you enough for making our stay as comfortable for us as you possibly could

  • 5
    « Comfortable hotel with friendly staff »

    Stayed here when we arrived in Myanmar and again when we left. Both nights everyone was friendly and helpful. It was next to a street where you could eat on the street with the locals. Also right next star was a small market to buy snacks, water, ice cream, etc. Both mornings we had to leave before breakfast started but the staff packed us box lunches which included banana, cheese sandwich, egg, water and croissant which we enjoyed both mornings on the way to the airport. Room was comfortable with a nice bed, TV with HBO and refrigerator. The view from my first room had the Shwedagon Pagoda so was nice to see that in the evening and in the morning light. The view on the other night was of around the surrounding city area. WiFi worked as expected. Served its purpose for the limited time we were in Yangon.

    5
    « recommended !!! »

    i like this hotel furstly is location. very convenience with walking distance to China town where I can find lots of local restaurants,small shopping malls. and I chose this hotel for 2nd time as i like their services,facilities,amenities in room, rooms is clean and very good layout for comfortable stay for my one week trip. this is very nice hotel.

    4
    « not quite the quiet oasis in the heart of Yangon »

    The Best Western Chinatown is not quite the quiet oasis in the heart of Yangon. The hotel is well situated in Chinatown but Chinatown is the bustling area of Yangon. The street side of the hotel has a wonderful view of the Pagoda. The hotel is renovating and so the not so quiet. The hotel is a quick taxi ride from the airport for 8000. The staff are friendly and helpful but perhaps a bit too helpful. Questions to the staff are more often than not answered by multiple people at the same time. The restaurant is on the 4th floor and serves breakfast buffet and lunch and dinner. The food is good but not great. Oddly enough the hotel is opposed to taking breakfast in the room but after much debate the hotel staff carried the plate back to the room for me each day. I noted day one two additional individuals inquired as to the option of breakfast in the room. The first room was 1208 with the wonderful view but the room is located adjacent to the rows of HVAC units on the exterior of the building and the vibrations proved to be disturbing at best. The staff were not quick to accommodate the room move despite the move to a smaller room. The second room was 1202 without a view but also without the noted vibrations. Assorted other building mechanical unit noises persisted. Needless to say I am sensitive to noise and vibration. The non view rooms are also the quiet rooms as the road noise is car horns from 6 AM to 10 PM. The HVAC works quite well in the rooms and is quiet and efficient and effective. The internet worked well and is quick enough for day to day usage. Oddly enough a few sites would not load without the use of a VPN. Kaspersky Secure Connection was included in the anti virus software and worked well for the noted pages. The one site of interest was the Thai Airways booking management site. A convenient store is directly next door to the hotel. Day one walk across the street and walk right to Junction City and enjoy the new shopping mall and new food court and the new food market and new western style bathrooms. Junction City is very new and very nice. The current season is wet season and the umbrella proved to be of value both for the rain and the sun. The overcast associated with wet season is a good contrast to the heat and the sun. The refrigerator in the room works well. The hotel water is hot. The hotel needs a lounge area as the rooms are small with little opportunity for individual space. The lobby is not small but overrun with staff. The restaurant is not small but overrun with staff. The one location with a bit of peace and quiet in the hotel is the business area on the 5th floor. The entire staff speaks English but not fluent English. The staff reacted to key words without understanding the question; and as an example I inquired as to the options for a taxi to the airport the next day and the staff hailed a taxi. The tourists from USA are few and far between based on observation. The hotel is very good for Yangon but good for other more high end locations. The $60 room in Yangon is the $40 room in Bangkok as an example.

    4
    « difficult to have something better for this price »

    This is my second long stay visit at this Hotel. Mostly welcome again and experiencing a very good service full of friendliness and courtesy. Some dark points however, starting with the internet which is a real disaster. During the day there is little or no problem but in the evening: nothing works. Surely not uploading which can even take a full night for 2 or 3 messages. The TV has about all interesting channels one can imagine. But some customers succeed in convincing the hotel engineer to shift channels, unannounced and often to great disappointment. The restaurant is one of the best and perhaps the best quality for the price. Discounted wine at 14 US$/bottle and super tender beefsteaks can make dining a very pleasant experience. The buffet breakfast is unmatched. Delicious and with lots of choices which are different every day. The soups are the best I ever have tasted! The only single small elevator is very busy and frequented by all customers over the 12 floors. Carpets in the rooms are also no longer preferred although the rooms are clean and neat! The executive 32 sq.m. room at 70US$/night (low season) is simply a best choice! Location is central and OK. Always taxi available in front of Hotel. Idyllic view on the illuminated Shwedagon pagoda at night.

    4
    « Good business hotel in Yangon »

    - Hotel location in the heart of the city near China town. - Furniture on average level. - Very good view from window. - Staff attitude extremely hospitable. - Restaurant so small. - The breakfast is delicious and very rich. - Slow internet. - The only regret is that there is only 1 small elevator. - Good value hotel for business trip.

    5
    « Great training, super staff »

    I have stayed here a few times during the past 2 years. The rooms are very clean and good value for money. The highlight is the staff, who are very welcoming. Everyone really makes an effort to welcome you to the hotel. It's a good place to stay in downtown Yangon. Rooms are well designed for business / work related travel.

    4
    « Good location, lots of food options. Service can be better. »

    Stayed for 10 nights. Location is good. Staff are courteous. Housekeeping needs improvement as the staff is inconsistent in beverage replenishment. WiFi is slow. I am back for another one month stay. Chose this place again due to the location. Opted for a bigger room as the previous room was a little too small. Breakfast is good. Basically you get what you paid for but do not expect wonders.

    5
    « Welcome welcome »

    We really appreciated the personal and positive experience from all the staff, from reception through to Dining through to Room service, fantastic! We will be back again. Helpful at every step of the way. From taxis to directions to local history

    4
    « Good Value in a Good Location »

    We stayed for 4 nights in a executive room on a high floor. The room was big enough for us with a big bathroom. The room had a nice view of the golden pagoda. The room had all the amenities needed and was well set up with a comfy big king bed. Wi fi was so so in our room, it came and went and the signal wasn't strong. There was a bit of traffic noise so if you were a light sleeper that might bother you but we both slept well. Everyone at the hotel was super friendly, efficient and helpful and we were allowed a late checkout. Breakfast was great, good choices and good coffee. In the low season the room offered very good value for money. I would stay here again, lots of action in the streets outside.

    5
    « Great location, delightful staff »

    We visited Rangoon as a family of 5 & had 2 rooms booked at Best Western Chinatown. Quite enjoyed our stay here. Highlights were: 1. Staff is very helpful - at the reception, in the restaurant. This is a theme across Myanmar where people are just amazingly cheery & helpful. 2. Breakfast spread is among the biggest I have seen in non 5-star hotels. Has enough vegetarian options & if not, they were happy to cook up for us. 3. View - we had a high floor room which gave us a view of the shwedagon Pagoda. Made for splendid viewing in the morning. 4. Location - smack in heart of downtown. Taxis are easily available. Street food is a couple of streets away. Downtown attractions are at walking distance. There is a small conference store nearby as well to buy milk / snacks etc. 5. Rooms & bathroom are very spacious & well kept. Could be a bit cheaper, but I would happily stay here again :)

  • 4
    « Good hotel - great location »

    Very friendly welcome by reception staff and porters. Our porter Francis was extremely friendly and helpful - could not do enough for us. We stayed here twice and both rooms had wonderful views of the Shwedagon pagoda. Rooms were large, comfortable and clean. Breakfast was was very good and a breakfast box was given to us in early check-out days.

    5
    « great staff and excellent quaity room »

    they upgraded my room after having viewed a few the day before so it was a great start. the bed was very comfortable so i had a good nights sleep. with my upgraded room i had a view of the hospital and pergoda in the distance. breakfast was international standard, i had poached eggs etc. francis was nice and spotted me as i arrived to help with my bags. Phyu Phyu was very kind with expaining the prices and providing the upgrade.

    5
    « Great Experience, Execellent Service »

    We initially booked only for 1 night to see if the place is okay and planning to transfer to other hotels if we are not satisfied. However, we ended up staying for 3 nights. The staff are helpful and very polite. The room is spacious, with fast wi-fi, and toiletress are being replinished every day. There was a free breakfast until 10am with wide variety of food and all tastes good. The F&B manager was very nice and engaged with their guests. I was also surprised and at the me time grateful when they gave me a cake as it happened to be my birthday. Overall, it was a great experience staying in Best Western Chinatown Hotel and we will definitely recommend this to our friends and colleagues.

    4
    « Great hotel in a great location »

    We stayed three nights at the Best Western Chinatown and thoroughly enjoyed it. The location is perfect. The rooms are clean, bright and modern. Our rooms looked toward Shwegadon pagoda which was a real treat. The staff are all very friendly and helpful and really added to the pleasure of the stay. They were very attentive when we returned from sight-seeing, meeting the taxi with umbrellas etc. Our favourite was Francis who greased us with a big smile and cool drink on arrival and managed multiple bags without difficulty. We would definitely stay there again.

    4
    « Nice and Clean business hotel »

    The hotel located at Good location with clean room and amazing service quality from the staffs. Definitely recommended for those that are planning to visit Downtown of Yangon. I will definitely stay here again during my next trip to Yangon.

    5
    « A great hotel »

    I really enjoyed my stay here. The room was clean and well appointed - I loved the shower. The location is terrific, right downtown. The breakfast was by far the best I had in Myanmar with lots of selection both Asian and European. The staff was quite nice, in particular the night staff is very careful checking details; I felt very safe. I ended up changing money here several times as I felt the exchange rate was quite reasonable.

    5
    « Excellent hotel »

    Staffs are very friendly and the breakfast in the morning is very nice. Location in not very good area but easy to go around. Staffs are very helpful especially reception and they were very friendly. Hotel is very clean and spotless.

    5
    « Superb staff, excellent location, great amenities, made our visit a pleasure. »

    Our group of six friends stayed at the hotel for two nights, checking in on May 19 and out on May 21. We had three rooms on the tenth floor. The rooms were clean and modern. Beginning at check-in, Mr. Pyae Phyo Zaw arranged for us to get settled in our rooms, and helped us in numerous ways during our stay; many thanks to him! All of the staff we met spoke fluent English, and were welcoming and helpful. Our rooms had a nice view of the city, with the Shwedagon Pagoda especially impressive at night. The hotel has an excellent central location, with the city's attractions an easy taxi ride away. The food was very good, with a selection of Asian and Western items. On our check-out day, we asked if it would be possible to extend our check-out time by two hours, and the staff agreed with no problem. As other reviews mention, the traffic noise at night can be heard even on the upper floors, but that "comes with the territory" of being at the center of a busy city. We definitely plan to stay here when we return to Yangon.

    5
    « Best budget hotel »

    Wonderful staff and great location. Good breakfast spread with local dishes. Near to Chinatown, walking distance to malls . Cozy and clean room with fresh towels and hot water. Right location to central yangon

    4
    « Great hotel lovely staff but very noisy outside »

    The staff was very helpful and great. They upgraded me to a bigger more spacious room on the 13th floor. The views were lovely of the city. The only issue was that as I am a light sleeper I could hear constant traffic and horns throughout the night (even on the 13th floor). I had a flight in the morning and the staff allowed me to grab some snacks for my journey to the airport even though the breakfast bar was not open. Very thankful for that.

  • 5
    « Services standard »

    The hotel staff were very helpful, room was clean, breakfast were very good, We had lunch and dinner as well,good food and reasonable price. Hotel had easy access to shopping mall and Jade market,fast food outlets etc

    3
    « Budget Hotel with Great Service »

    Booked 3 double bed rooms in advance via Booking.com but they only had one room with double bed upon arrival. 1. Noises They gave me a deluxe room 808 facing the main street. Super noisy from 5am onwards because their windows were not double glazed and Yangon drivers horn their cars whenever they can. My recommendation is that if you are a light sleeper do not book rooms facing the main street. I then changed my room to one facing behind. Less car horns but still some noises from people. 2. Reception The reception changes USD to Kyats at 1340 while the forex rate is 1370. This is acceptable to me becoz the nearest currency exhange is about 120 metres away and I didn't want the hassle. They only accept perfect notes without any 'teeth'. The two ladies at the reception were polite and courteous. Only issue was their poor proficiency in English. Management should make them memorize the common vocabulary as part of the job. 3. Lifts There is only one lift serving 13 floors so it can take some time before the lift reaches you especially when it is traveling in a different direction. 4. Buffet Breakfast This was the best thing for this hotel. The spread and quality were excellent considering the fact that Myanmar is a third world country. The service was excellent. I ordered 7 minutes boiled eggs and it was delivered fast consistently every day. 5. Concierge The bell boys were very eager to help with our queries and quests for transport. They delivered our luggages to our rooms immediately upon check in and arranged our taxis everytime including opening the taxi doors for us. Excellent service. 6. Rooms Superior rooms were quite small but clean. Deluxe rooms were bigger but can be damp and dusty when there were not many customers booking deluxe rooms. They provide slippers, soaps, shampoo & conditioners so you don't need to bring them. 7. Surrounding area Not much quality restaurants nearby eventhough there are some. Most of the good restaurants need a taxi ride.

    5
    « Best value in Yangon - friendly staff »

    afterr 6 weeks, this is like my home. staff have been incredibly nice and helpful. Good 24 hour room service, good restaurant. Great location in Chinatown, lots of action on streets. This hotel represents excellent value for money. Will defintely stay here again. We are actually sad to leave.

    4
    « Good location, professional staff »

    We have appreciated the staff always available to provide any information. The breakfeast was one of the best we have got in Myanmar . The room was cozy with a modern chinese design. The ratio quality/price was excellent.

    5
    « Good location and excellent staff, would recommend to all of my friends. »

    Nice clean hotel with cozy rooms, comfy beds. The breakfast was really nice, selection from 'english breakfast' to local soups and noodles. Great location in the city, visit 17th street for excellent china street food :) Next time we'll visit Myanmar, BW Chinatown hotel will definitely be our place to stay in Yangon.

    5
    « Excellent service »

    We stayed at the hotel twice and enjoyed it both times (we stayed overnight during the first visit, then half day after we returned from bagan via night bus, before catching our flight in the evening). The location is good, and close to 19th street with the night market. All the staff were super friendly and swift (receptonists, porters, cleaners). On our last day we were rushing and within 1 minute the porter gave us our packed breakfast, got us a taxi and sorted out our luggages. Also special thanks to Ms Phuy Phuy for all her help and ensuring that we can check in into our room earlier in the morning given we were only staying half day!

    4
    « What a place »

    Great location friendly staff nice rooms with comfortable beds. Nice breakfast good range of food the best best western have stayed at. Stayed all around the world. Close to markets shopping sites. Great place

    4
    « Minglabar! Welcome to Yangon! »

    Location - The location of the hotel is right in Chinatown area, across Yangon General Hospital. The area surrounding the hotel is a little bit dirty and there were multiple cars parked in front (there is no driveway). It doesn't help that their big generator was right outside, limiting the spaces for cars to park (or drop off guests). Arrival/Concierge - The doormen were very prompt in welcoming and assisting with our luggage. Once inside, they immediately offered us drinks (water and some fresh fruit juice). This was a treat given that it took us 1 hour in traffic to reach the hotel from the international airport. - The concierge were also very kind in helping us negotiate our taxi rides out of the hotel. Take note that taxis in Yangon are not by meter but fixed flat rate. You can change big bills into smaller kyats at the reception. Reception - As genius member, I was given an early check in priority (we arrived at around 9am local time) which was really really appreciated bec we were travelling at the height of summer and it was a ghastly 38 degrees when we arrived. - The 2 ladies in reception speak superb English and was able to communicate properly. - Room charges and room services charges are all in USD. Room/Bathroom - The room is small (we booked the cheapest Superior room). If you are expecting a bigger sized room, I suggest to straight out book their deluxe, instead of upgrading when you check in. Upgrades start at 15 USD. - There are 2 bottled waters replenished everyday, as well as coffee/tea. There is a kettle inside the room that you can use. - Their in room safe is located in the wardrob/closet. - I love that the room we have gotten has a nice sized bathroom and without a bath tub (I'm not sure if the other rooms have bath tubs). However the toiletries could be better. When we arrived I noticed that the body was is half full only, although we didn't use it - the housekeeping team did not bother to replenish this half full bottle. They only replenished those completely empty (shampoo/conditioner). Other toiletries also provided - soap, lotion, razor, toothbrush, comb, etc. Breakfast - We booked the room with buffet breakfast included. - The spread is a good mix of international and local selection. There is always 1 Myanmar specialty dish served. - Fruit juice served - 1 fresh (watermelon, straweberry, papaya, etc) and 1 cordial type (orange/apple) - We stayed total of 5 days, and the food did not even repeat! Room service - The meals you order are a bit expensive based on local rates, however given that we were there in the summer time, it was really difficult to go out at lunch time so we ended up ordering room service 3 or 4 times! - There is a selection of local food served (Myanmar curry) and international stuff (pasta/sandwiches/salads) - I'm not sure why they charge 1 usd for the ice I requested though.

    3
    « Dirty Unvacuumed Floors »

    I was given a really small room on the 8th floor with a "fake window" that opens into a wall...the carpeted floor was un-vacuumed. The hotel staff though is friendly and accommodating and very helpful. Just wish they'd teach their housekeeping staff to clean better...

    5
    « My oasis from the crappiness outside »

    Stayed here for 5 nights. I came to Myanmar with little idea what to expect. I was immediately thrown into sensory overload upon arrival in the city. I was so glad to have checked in to a clean, modern hotel with very warm and welcoming staff. It easily became my refuge from outside, where it's been about 100 degrees F every day. After being food poisoned during a day trip, I cloistered myself in the hotel room and requested a late check-out, which they happily accommodated. The buffet for breakfast was amazing. The spread was more like a lunch buffet. I was here for five mornings in a row and the spread was different every day.

  • 5
    « vist »

    I'm verry happy when stay here , nice hotel and good service for me! I'll come back again!!!i stay here for 2night , even short time i am really happy to stay here and seeing the culture. WE are having wonderful breakfast and the room is so comfortable. ans warming staffs.very friendly service and guide to us special thanks to Mr Thaw Zin Win .i wish i wanna come back again , !

    5
    « worth to stay...feeling wel htl... »

    hotel staff all r polite,helpful gd smile...N the front officer THAW had gd reccomended ,shared alot of tin to us...nice food provide at 4th floor restaurant...the hotel stay at centre side n convenient to everywhere.at nite time htl dwn stair hav locol miscellaneous rice n feel clean n yummyyyy...I wil recommended to my fren n stay again at tis htl ...feeling wel,comfortable....

    5
    « Good choice »

    Located in Chinatown area, one hour from airport with the traffic will cost you 8000 to this hotel. We requested some specific room quite..the reception was given all our request, room was spacious nice bathroom, comportable bed, good service and great breakfast, concierge arrange bus ticket for us to bagan. This hotel only have one problem they have only one lift, we spent a lot of time waiting for the lift. Well over all we enjoyed our stay.

    5
    « Excelent value for money in central Yangon/Rangoon »

    We had a wonderful experience at the Best Western Chinatown Hotel. It is well located, in a safe zone, superb staff (anybody extremely gentle and willing to support). The Manager, Mr Nanda, help us in everything and, given that our flight was in late afternoon, granted us a late check out. Super. Breakfast was good and offers anything from Asian to Western style. Clean room, nice shower, wonderful mattress and strong air condition. In one word: recommended.

    5
    « Clean hotel, Shwedagon room view, good location, nice staff, good breakfast »

    We had a Deluxe twin bed room with a view to the Shwedagon Pagoda (I made this request when I booked, the price wasn't more expensive than a normal deluxe). Sensitive people might find this side of the hotel with the pagoda view too noisy as it's facing a main road. The room was huge, aircon very quite, big bathroom. The mattresses and pillows very comfortable. wifi quality very good. Breakfast buffet just great although the free coffee is not the best. The staff is very friendly and helpful with tips and restaurants bookings or taxi. We ate there out lunch once, Burmese food, it was very good as well.

    5
    « Great place to stay »

    Stayed there twice in April 2017. Excellent accommodation and the service and friendly staff were terrific. Breakfast and the omelettes were always a highlight of the day. The fruit juice on arrival at the end if a hard day was something to look forward to. Price was affordable.

    4
    « Good location and pleasant staff »

    This hotel is centrally situated. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Even though the room was rather small, it was well maintained. Breakfast had a good spread. We were there during the Thingyan festivals and we appreciated the fact that the hotel provided complimentary high tea with local water festival delicacies. The only issue we had was the ventilation system in the bathroom which we think was not working properly. As a result, our bathroom would occasionally smell bad..(we stayed in room 1102).

    5
    « Best Stay We Had in Myanmar! »

    We arrived in Yangon and spent first 3 nights here at this hotel...staff were fabulous and so very kind and accommodating! Accommodations were very comfortable and best of all hotels we stayed during our 2 weeks in Myanmar. Bed & pillows comfortable, clean rooms, bathroom very clean, restaurant on 4th floor had good selection. Breakfast had great variety. Staff very friendly. We are leaving for home tomorrow evening and chose to stay at this hotel again one more night before flying for home. Our flight leaves at 1:00 am and staff were kind enough to allow us to have a very late checkout and only pay 50% of the full night fee, which we felt was more than generous. Location isn't the best (in heart of downtown Chinatown) but, would still recommend this hotel to others!

    5
    « BEST WESTERN CHINATOWN HOTEL »

    Should be a perfect 5 stars hotel.9 Thank God to give us a wonderful over night right here. If you want to find out a nicest stay in Rangon, should be advise HERE. We took 2 nites hrer with Pagoda View room . I feel happy and sacrificed to what I have seen over the night. If may I talk about breakfast,I feel lively breakfast with both local and international food till me me stay in a restaurant almost 2 hours with wonderful service minded staff. Plenty if smiles cone out form them more than a thousand times.

    4
    « Comfortable good value hotel downtown »

    Positives: -Central location downtown -Attentive and helpful staff -Comprehensive breakfast buffet -Comfortable bed -Some rooms have pagoda views -Hotel rates, food, minibar are good value Negatives: - No pool or other recreational facilities - Rooms are quite small -Transfer to the international airport is overpriced- hotel charges USD40,- which is about 4x the price of a normal taxi! Suggest to take a taxi instead.

  • 5
    « stay in yangon »

    very good service, friendly hotel staff.Rooms are clean and spacious. very central location and accessible to major attractions. Delicious breakfast and in room dining is good and affirdable as well..

    4
    « Good Stay! »

    Happened to be here second time and got suite for one night as well. Suites are spacious and well designed with windows. Their breakfast is awesome and suitable for business travelers. Check in was fast.

    5
    « City views from restuarant »

    This hotel in located centrally & not far to walk to 'Scott market.' The customer service is superior from it's front desk to it's concierge. They really cared about us, especially as one member of our group is a disabled OAP. Some of the rooms are amazing with golden headboards, electric roll down blinds next to the bath & city views. Restaurant looks decent with city views from windows.

    3
    « Good introduction to Yangon »

    Room was good for the price. Staff were very helpful. The location has the full market in the streets and allies outside the front door. Hotel food was good and very cheap for the meals served and breakfasts had the full range of food. Rooms are big and clean a great value for money location.

    3
    « Hotel stay »

    Location was not where I expected. Very busy road n hotel was rather inconspicuous. Staff are friendly. Rooms are average. Just stayed a night. Had dinner in hotel and food was just OK. Breakfast spread is average. All in all I would give it 3 stars

    5
    « Excellent service »

    My family really enjoyed our stay in Best Western Chinatown. This hotel has excellent service, starting from the front desk staff, Phyu Phyu, and the dining crew headed by the two managers Kyaw and Aung. They have mastered my kids' favorite dishes and serve us with absolute care! They also placed us in rooms big enough for our needs. Thank you Best Western Chinatown!

    4
    « Perfect location »

    Lovely and comfortable room. Free water and peach juice everyday in the lobby which was a nice touch. The location was very convenient and easy to walk to night markets with plenty of foods and things to buy and see. The staffs were very friendly and helpful and help us to bargain with a taxi driver. However the hotel must be near a temple or something because we can hear people chanting all day long which was quite hard to sleep at night.

    5
    « Great stay. »

    We had Exec rooms on a high floor facing the street and with a view of the Pagoda in the distance. It's true that t here is quite a bit of traffic noise, but no enough to bother any of the four of us. It's likely the rooms on the other side may be quieter. The breakfast was great with lots of variety and pretty decent bread and coffee. Staff were well trained and helpful, especially a young chap at the front door. Ask for the hotel address to be written in Burmese for the cab drivers, and they will write it on a card with translations for the major attractions - very useful. The location is close to the open-air bbq street stalls around 19th St. There is also a great little bar there with cheap mixed drinks and pretty decent food (can't remember the name, but it's easy to spot). Easy walk to markets and colonial area, picked up the 2014 LP guide to Myanmar for 8000 kyat on the way! We ate in the hotel first night, but there is better outside although, apart from the bbq food, it's not all that easy to find - the popular tourist restaurants definitely require bookings. Interesting street life all around. We all enjoyed our stay here.

    5
    « Amazing service »

    Lovely room and amazing service - I left my speaker in a room and the team very kindly found it and delivered it to a friend's hotel. Thanks again for your help! I would recommend staying here if ever in Yangon.

    5
    « Excellent location of superb hotel »

    Nice lobby with powerful aircon. Welcome drink, check in with payment in cash in US dollars. Upgraded room for free. Room at the 8th floor with no Shwedagon Pagoda view but very quiet. That what we appreciated the most after a long flight from Vienna-Doha-Bangkok-Yangon. Right in the center of downtown, 100 meters from 19th Street - bars, night market. Breakfast very good, excellent choice of local products. Very posh restaurant. Happy with the hotel overall and I do not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone. If I´m back in Yangon I know where I will stay. Excellent value for money. Attentive and professional staff.

  • 5
    « Very nice stay at Best Western Chinatown Hotel. »

    My wife and me were very pleased to find a very nice room in this hotel. It as a very nice bath that fits two people! A little disadvantage was that it took a lot of time to fill it. The air condition does not switch of after you have left the room, so you enjoy a very nice temperature if you return.

    5
    « Excellent stay »

    Our room overlooked the Shwadagon pagoda with lovely arrangements, staff were friendly, breakfast wholesome with lot of choices. Very near to the Pagoda. Overall an excellent experience. Will definitely recomemd to others.

    3
    « Great location, but traffic noise »

    Beware the reception desk will try to put you in a windowless, subterranean room no matter if you asked for an upper floor or not. I insisted I have upper floor. Given #808. Still unbelievable traffic noise. A/c in room worked fine. They need to replace single pane windows. Halls, elevator and lobby were sweltering. Breakfast was included...but inedible. Location was best feature...walked to waterfront, boyoke market and around downtown. Took 90 minutes to drive to airport due to miserable traffic at 8p.

    4
    « Great location but very loud! »

    So, first of all I was super delighted to have an upgrade to an Executive Room (I booked a Deluxe Double); this was awesome. The room itself will be a delight to anyone who loves gold and yellow coloured decor though I found it all to be a bit much! That being said, the beds were SUPER comfy and the room itself was nice and cozy. HOWEVER, despite being a chain hotel, the windows are still only single paned glass so you can hear ALL the honking AND the loud music outside at all hours of the day. The location is fantastic for walking around and exploring the city (the night market is right outside!) but if you're sensitive to noise at night OR as early as 6:30am, this might not be the place for you! If you do stay here, I'd suggest asking to have a room in the back for potentially a quieter stay, but you won't get the view of Shwedagon Pagoda. Oh, and BRING AMERICAN MONEY to pay for your room AND any meals you have in the hotel.

    4
    « Convenient location »

    The bellboys, restaurant and housekeeping staff were friendly. The reception staff in the evening were not very friendly or helpful. The security guard on our first day had no idea where Kadwagyi Lake was, hence we were dropped off by the taxi driver at the wrong location. After that, we sourced our own taxis. The executive room had a good view of Shwedagon pagoda. The location was good, though if you are a light sleeper you definitely won't want to stay here, as the traffic is very loud and seems to last all day and night. The breakfast buffet had great choices. Overall, it was a good hotel.

    5
    « Clean, efficient, great location »

    Really happy with this choice in Yangon - far more sensible price compared to competitors. - great location in Chinatown - clean, modern rooms with excellent AC - good breakfast - super friendly and helpful staff Even if you wouldn't stay in a Best Western elsewhere, I actually rate this one quite highly!

    4
    « Good budget hotel »

    The Best Western Chinatown is centrally located and is within walking distance of the amazing Bogyoke market. Good but small rooms, decent free breakfast buffet. Free and reliable internet. I was there on a holiday weekend, and at least for that weekend the hotel restaurant offered a single fixed choice option for other meals. Cheap cab ride to the airport, cost me 8000 kyat (~$8.00 US). Get the porters to negotiate the cab fare with the cab driver before you leave

    5
    « Great location, The place to stey in Yangon »

    We had 5 nights in a mini-suite for an incredibly great price! The location is great, walked to town center, railway station and all over the Colonial Yangon. The hotel has been recently renovated, the staff if helpful, breakfast has great choices... could not fault it if we tried! During the day the road noise is evident, but this dies down by 10 pm. The streets in this area are full of life, stalls, small eateries. Central Yangon has more flashy hotels, but not a cafe in sight, just large brand shops. A 15 km taxi ride from the airport costs US$8

    4
    « BW - my second H?me »

    BW always my choice of stay when i am on Myanmar mission. The hotel staff are friendly, attentive and helpful. I always feel BW is my second home. Special thanks to Front Office Staff (lovely ladies) and FB Managers- Kyaw Swar Oo and Aung Than Zaw and the crews (Thet Zaw Tun, Moe Moe,Thin Thin Khaing, Min Min Thant and the rest) for making my wonderful day and putting an efforts in remembering my name, room number and my choice of food and taste (less oil, salty, sugar, onion and garlic free)...

    5
    « Depends on what you are looking for. »

    We were on a long trip and needed a place to crash for a few days. We stayed here twice. Once for two nights and once for three nights. I wouldn't call this a bargain hotel, but you get what you pay for in Yangon these days. I've been going to Yangon since 2008 and have been part of the change in 2012. This hotel isn't in the best part of town, but it was what we needed. We needed a clean room, with a great air conditioner, large bath tub, shower stall, clean hot water on demand, and a staff that did not disturb you. If you stay here, stay on the upper floors as far away from the street as you can. We had room 1208 both times, and I requested it because the AC got very cold, which is what I wanted. After being out and about in the country, we needed quiet, cool, rest, and to be left alone for a few days. Each room has a small fridge, hot pot, and large flat screen TV. A quick trip to the grocery store meant we didn't have to leave the room for days and could recuperate from our other travel. So if you want a place to crash that's clean, cool, and has comfortable beds. This is a great place. We didn't do any local site seeing around the hotel, so I can't say anything about that. I've stayed here more than once, and they remember me each year. Probably because I'm the crazy guy who goes into the room and doesn't come out for 48 hours or more.

  • 2
    « Too nosiy »

    Went with a bunch of friends and although the hotel is nice it is just too noisy as it is situated on a corner where the buses and cars seem to thing blowing their horns are more effective than the traffic lights. We were also let down by reception not being able to relay messages (even not being able to pass on tickets and confirmation from our tour operator!). Food on the other hand especially breakfast was quite good. Next time I would find a quieter location!

    3
    « Good grief, the noise! »

    I booked BW Chinatown with my eyes wide open - we'd read the reviews and were well aware to ask for a room away from the main road that would (hopefully) be quieter. After we were booked, I sent an email asking for a quieter room but did not get a reply. We arrived in the afternoon and were upgraded - great. We got up to the room and oh boy, what a racket from the busy main road out front with the constant honking. I called Reception to ask if it would be possible for a change in room - they said they would try and call back. After 20 minutes with no reply, I decided we would give it a chance that night. Yes, the traffic does get better after about 9pm, but you will still hear honking into the night (just less) and it does start early too. Double glazing would be wonderful. If you are a light sleeper, look for a hotel elsewhere off the main road. The water pressure in the room was awful too. The sink flow was sputtering in various directions. The shower's warm and cold water was patchy. Meals at the hotel were good. Breakfast had a good variety of cooked items and breads. There were also a few Asian and one Burmese item (e.g. mohinga fish soup). A curry at dinner was very tasty and fresh (though there were many flying bugs invading our table). The location is convenient to check out the night market and bustling Chinatown. I would look elsewhere for a more peaceful yet well located sleep the next time I'm in Yangon.

    5
    « Oasis amid the Chaos »

    We have just spent 4 nights here and thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our stay. Everything was perfect and I'm at a loss with some of the negative comments I have read. OK , it has a small lobby , no gym or pool , and sometimes the lift can be a little slow especially at breakfast time so if you need all that than best go somewhere else and pay 2-3 times as much. The value of the rooms and food for the quality provided is great. ROOMS - Basic rooms are small so it is well worth paying a little extra and go for the Executive rooms. They are a good size with everything you need. All amenities are provided icluding iron , safe etc and there was always plenty of hot water for showering in the morning. DINING - The buffet breakfast has plenty to choose from , both savory and sweet , and it certainly sets you up for the day. We ate in the hotel dining room every night because the food was so good ( we ate mainly Asian dishes ). The staff were all great and VERY attentive!!. There is a Happy Hour? from 3.00 - 11.00pm every day with drinks at 30% off and overall the cost of the food and drinks was extremely good. LOCATION - It was just what we wanted being in Chinatown amongst all the character and chaos of downtown Yangon. Taxis were always available out front of the hotel or nearby. There is some street noise to be heard in the rooms but it is not so loud that you can't get a good night's sleep. The traffic noise eases off a lot after about 9.00pm. We couldn't fault the Best Western and if we hopefully come back to Yangon again this is where we will be staying. Ten out of Ten!! If you don't like the hustle and bustle of downtown areas which are usually very busy and grimey than this may not suit you. Seasoned travellers who enjoy Asian culture will just love it.

    5
    « Outstanding Place to Stay in Yangon Chinatown »

    After many trips to Yangon, I have found the best hotel in Chinatown. Best Western Chinatown has "best" in its name for a reason. The staff at the front desk are very pleasant, professional and always ready to assist you in any way you need. The staff in the lobby are also highly professional and pleasant. Aung Ko Latt makes an incredible omelet, and the wait staff are their to clear plates and make your breakfast an enjoyable time. The buffet is great. I cannot say enough about the housekeeping either. They went far beyond the call of duty to make sure I was comfortable in every way. If you need a "home away from home," check into the Best Western Chinatown!

    3
    « Hotel in the heart of city »

    This hotel is located in a very busy area with lots of small shops, hawkers and traffic all around. It may seem to be a very happening place but beyond restaurants and a famous lane with street food, the area is very chaotic. Those looking for a peaceful, clean and orderly location should not book this hotel. The rooms are small but well appointed. Staff is extremely polite and friendly. As with many Best Western properties, the hotel is built in a small area restricting an adequate reception and lobby space. There is no swimming pool in this hotel.

    5
    « A new hotel in the heart of historic Rangoon »

    If looking for a comfortable stay in a quality hotel, then look no further. Located in old Chinatown the BW features excellent features, excellent service, excellent staff and excellent meals. It is new but does not enjoy a very large footprint, but has 12 floors and unfortunately only one lift which is a bit of a concern when the hotel is busy, because of the delays that result. Also it can be quite noisy because it fronts Anawratha Road which carries a lot of heavy traffic which goes on all hours, but front rooms enjoy a great city view across to Shwedagon Pagoda.

    4
    « Nice pancakes for breakfast! »

    Located in the old part of Yangon this hotel presents similar standards to others in the BW chain - no surprises. The breakfast was very good with sufficient variety to cater for all tastes. The amenities were as expected and the staff friendly and helpful. assisting with an onward hotel booking.

    5
    « Premium Rooms and fittings and super breakfast »

    We just stayed the one night here but were really impressed with the hotel. The bedroom was excellent; spacious and comfortable with a tasteful decor and a premium feel to all the furniture and room features. The bathroom had a great selection of complimentary toiletries. Also, loved the big window from the bathroom to the bedroom that could be blocked off with an automatic descending blind. The breakfast selection was just superb; huge choice and nicely cooked, the best I have experienced. As we found with all the hotels we stayed at in Myanmar, all the staff were super friendly and helpful and English was spoken well. There is no pool/gym etc provided at this hotel.

    5
    « Good location near Chinatown; strong AC »

    We are the type of couple that needs some space, privacy and A/C. Best Western met our expectations and more. Staff was kind and remembered us (we started and ended our Myanmar trip here). Breakfast had a lot of choices (mostly Asian). Try the BBQ skewers on 19th street! We ate at the unidentifiable one closest to the Best Western (with a refrigerator) on 19th street 4 times.

    4
    « Good Hotel at Good Location »

    Stayed here for 7 nights on business trip from 20th to 26th October. The hotel is good mainly because of the service team who is doing a great job from Rooms Division to F&B. They are not only friendly, also very helpful and understand the need of hotel guests. Hygiene level of the hotel is also high which make my stay comfortable even though premise was small with limited facilities like gym, swimming pool and self service laundry. Breakfast served is combination of asian and continental. Limited choices for cereals but the live egg station balance it. There is also varieties of breads available. For people with braces (like myself), the congee and soup of the day absolutely safe our day! The same restaurant that serve breakfast also serve lunch and dinner (the only restaurant). The in-room dining menu offer good varieties of western food eg. burger, pizza, salad etc and Southeast Asian food eg. chicken noodle, fried vermicelli etc. There is no bar here. Hotel is strategically located in downtown China Town which makes accessing to many different area especially tourist spot convenient. It may not be a good idea to walk for a short distance of 1km but taxis is always available and hotel service team will assist you to ensure reasonable fees before sending you off. In the evening, you may take a walk around hotel to explore local night market and street hawker. Though, not a good idea to try street hawker food unless you have strong stomach. The downside of this premise is the size and noise pollution. Traffic by the street is my everyday wakeup call. If you are a light sleeper, you my like to request for a room not facing the street. Overall, it is a good Best Western hotel with a great service team.

  • 4
    « Good Business Hotel with the Bonus of Spectacular Views »

    I have now stayed in 5 different hotels in Yangon in my search for one I can call home on my routine business travel there. The previous bunch all had their pros and cons, and this is no different. Usually I stay either around Kandawgyi Lake or Sula Pagoda, depending on my schedule for the week. This time I decided to try something different, and I was drawn to Best Western Chinatown in a search for somewhere with a good breakfast, stable internet and good streetfood options for the evening. I took an Executive Room, which was on the 9th floor, largely as on the basis of the promise of a view over Shwedagon. The room itself was large, clean and well appointed. It's a new hotel, and so I expect everything will tarnish a little in time, but for the moment you can't complain. The décor is however incredibly garish and really not my taste at all. Lots of gold and wood veneers. I usually like buildings with character, and this really is not one of them. However I did know this would be the case from pictures. What makes up for this was the view from my window ? a sweeping panorama northwards with Shwedagon looming on the horizon beyond the pretty British era administrative blocks of Yangon general hospital. Without this view, I'm genuinely not sure I would stay here again as the ambience in the room otherwise is too over the top in their attempt to do celebrity-glamour-on-a-budget. One issue was that I had selected a double bed, but instead received a room with two singles pushed together. This in itself is not so much of an issue, but the problem is that there is a large protrusion in the headboard as well as all plugs being located at this central point (right behind your pillows) where the bedside table is supposed to separate the twin singles. This means I had to push the beds back apart to a twin arrangement as it's really not possible to use otherwise. For me, I really wasn't bothered and didn't even mention it to staff, but if I was on holiday as a couple it would have been a real issue. The staff were all excellently trained and as friendly as you could wish for. I'm not sure how much you can credit the hotel for this though ? I've been visiting Yangon for two and a half years now and every staff member at every place I've stayed has been really quite excellent. I live in India and travel here extensively. The difference in general level of customer service at lower and mid-range hotels is leagues apart. Breakfast was another big plus for me. It's an extensive buffet, with various hot and cold options. I would have liked a wider fruit selection in a country with so much to offer, but this is common to all hotels I've stayed at in the city. They've thought about the selection in general though, and gone further than they had to I would say. There's a nice selection of pre-brewed tea infusions for example, and I was thrilled to find koya on offer (pandan and coconut spread) alongside jams. I didn't eat in the hotel apart from that though, so I can't comment on the quality of lunch/dinner. This brings me neatly on to location. On my trips I tend to spend at least 2 or 3 evenings having dinner on my own, and I often want to do so in my room to get a little work done or put my feet up. When I stay near Sula Pagoda I find that 80% of streetfood options (that can pack for you) in the area are closed come dinner time, and a lot of the time I'm not in the mood to sit on my own in a restaurant. Chinatown is different, it's more or less the streetfood centre of town. Immediately in front of the hotel is a line of places offering Burmese-style dishes. These are oily as is the standard nowadays, but there is a good range and it's all tasty. Just around the corner is of course 19th street. At the southern end of this is the core of the Yangon BBQ scene. I won't wax on about this, as there are plenty of separate reviews for that. There are also various small bars in and around the area, and a little convenience store right next door where you can buy beers. If you are a tourist and interested in proximity to sights, it's quite well located, but some might want to be further to the east (near Sula) or in the quieter mid-town area to the north. You can walk to a lot of things from here, but it's quite far to the west so walking all the way to the sights in the east will result in much sweatiness for most months of the year. In summary, it's a good business hotel (internet was good and stable) and a decent tourist hotel IF you get one of the rooms with a view. There's certainly nothing wrong with the place in general, but it's just a little too shiny for me if there wasn't a nice big window to distract me.

    5
    « 1st Class »

    Stayed at this hotel during October twice, once for 4nights and then had a 3 night stay. From the Manager down to the housecleaning staff, nothing was to much trouble. Congratulations to all staff on a job well done, and keep giving your guests those smiles. Would recommend this hotel to anybody, and the price is great. The breakfast was enjoyable with plenty of choices. Hope to see you all sometime in the future.

    5
    « Very very friendly staff »

    We were received very warmly and friendly. The room service and the restaurant service have been very attentive, the rooms clean and the location in the middle of all the sightseeing spots. Especially Maung Maung Lwin, the doorboy, was very kind and treated us more like family members than guests. He helped us with our lugage and served some fresh juice and water and let us cool down at the lobby during the day. He did a great job, so much better than the staff in orher hotels, really good service - thank you very much!!

    5
    « Best hotel experience! »

    We checked in in this hotel for a conference in novotel. This hotel was the perfect place because: 1.) its in the chinatown so when you want cheap but good quality food you can just go down your hotel and eat outside. 2.) fast internet service 3.) good food during breakfast 4.) good hotel service 5.) its in a busy street so getting transportation was not a problem at all. Would definitely recommend this hotel to my friends who are going to visit myanmar!

    5
    « STAYED HERE FOR 14 NIGHTS & VERY IMPRESSED WITH FRIENDLY STAFF »

    Arrived at BEST WESTERN Chinatown Hotel on 22/06/16 from Sydney / Australia via Kuala Lumpur for 14 nights until 06/07/16. On my arrival around 11am I'm immediately made welcome by the reception staff, offered an up-grade & happy to except Room 806 [Executive Room] on level 8. The room is spacious with all the mod cons & modern large bathroom, good views from my room window, TV + tea & coffee facilities, comfortable large bed & excellent Air-Conditioning System, free WiFi with excellent fast connection & a Safe for your personal valuables. Room cleaned daily by friendly staff & Laundry service available if required. Breakfast was excellent in the dining area named Eastern Orchid Cafe Dining on level 4. All staff were extremely helpful with reception staff happy to suggest a confident local driver & tour guide for my 14 night stay. The hotel is in a very convenient location where all the action is literally outside the main entrance, many local shops within walking distance with cafes & restaurants more popular on 19th Street. Complementary soft drinks were offered to guests each time you re-entered the hotel in the lobby area. Paid USD $20.00 one way for my transfer from the airport to the hotel arranged through management via email. In total paid USD $941.92 for my entire stay for 14 nights including Breakfast [Credit Card Payment facilities available if requested. There are many tourist attractions within walking distance from the hotel. I recommend this hotel for all ages to stay & room rates are reasonably priced. Only one small negative comment was the very slow & small lift during busy times i.e guests using the Lifts for breakfast. I don't think this hotel would be suitable for guests with special needs especially wheelchair use due to the steps leading up towards the Lift and cramped inside for steering a wheelchair. I wish to thank all the staff & management at the hotel in making me so welcome during my 14 night stay & being so helpful & hoping to re-visit sometime in the future. Hotel also offers Foreign Currency Exchange offering reasonable exchange rates for overseas visitors. Yangon International Airport is approximately 20 km away.

    4
    « Great Hotel in great location »

    A quality hotel in great position in downtown Yangon. Good value with clean and comfortable rooms. The breakfast was excellent providing a wide variety of local and western options. Friendly and helpful staff, big thanks to Thomas who gave us some great information

    5
    « Nice hotel »

    A Nice hotel in chinatown. We booked superior rooms but have been upgraded ! Which was very nice. The rooms were really big with a nice view of the pagoda, clean and the beds were really good. The breakfast was good and tasty with great choice. The staff were really nice, polite and really hepful. The street is really noisy which could be a problem if you're sensitive...which wasn't our case. I would recommend this hotel as i think it' s a really good hotel with good price.

    5
    « Reasonable price for good service in downtown Yangon »

    Great friendly reception staff that welcomed us at checkin. Our room was nice but unfortunately had a problem so we were upgraded to a better room, unfortunately that one had a bit of a problem to and were moved again.. and then again.. finally we were ok and the room was great, at the front with a view of the golden pagoda. Breakfast was nice with an egg, pancake and waffle station, they even prepared a breakfast box for our early flight, nothing seemed to much trouble and taxis arranged by hotel seemed reasonable. Negative was that I emailed twice and never received a response. All in all a good hotel, and reasonably priced. Walking distance to many things downtown.

    4
    « Stop over »

    It's what you would expect from a Best Western. Clean large rooms although we were upgraded. We stayed here on an overnight to be more down town. It take at least 30 minutes from the airport to an hour with heavy traffic. Basic breakfast. Asian and Western options.

    3
    « Great value but be warned that superior rooms don't have a window »

    Hotels are expensive in Yangon, and the Best Western Chinatown is a one of the most affordable for a hotel with a global brand. The location is great and you can walk to many of the tourist sites in Yangon. However, note that the back of the hotel abuts to another building and the windows have been sealed off. I first walked in, my room, I saw there was a sealed-off window and this is something I cannot accept for this grade of hotel. So I went back to the front and they upgraded me to a "Deluxe" room which was sill on the back side but was on the end and had a small window, so at least I could see outside. Breakfast choices were pretty slim. Worst part is that there is no brewed coffee, but instead a machine that dispenses Nescafe.

  • 5
    « Excellent stay »

    The room was clean, comfortable and perfect for our stay. The location is great and its close to the china town market and one of our favourites 19th street with all the food stables and bars. The hotel itself has one of the best breakfasts we had during our stay in Myanmar. The staff was so nice and helped us with everything. Special thanks to mister Maung Maung Lwin for helping me finding a souvenir shop and assisting us with answers to our questions!!!

    5
    « Great location »

    A great hotel central location staff friendly helpful had room 601 on the 6th floor great view of the pagoda no traffic noise . Breakfast was included which was a buffet style good variety to chose from . Had to check out early they even made a take away breakfast box which was handy

    5
    « Great Location and Great Service »

    I stayed here with my partner . From the check in process on the staff could not have been more helpful. The room was spacious and very clean. Laundry services were excellent . The breakfast each day was something to look forward to. We had dinner in the hotel on one night and it was very good . The hotel is right in the heart of everything. Very very good place to stay.

    4
    « A good place to stay in chinatown Yangon! »

    Location is great, room is very cosy plus nice decor. and perfect shower! Lobby very small. Breakast room is quit spacious and bright. Breakfast is ok. The hotel is at 17st. On the 19st you can find massage shops, food shops, streetfood vendors, during night time only.

    5
    « 100% satisfied »

    Considering the other hotels I have stayed in Myanmar this was the best. More surprisingly it was the worst rated out of them. They gave me a free upgrade to a better room for no reason so that always helps I guess. My room was spacious, very clean, great view of the Shwedagon Pagoda. Everything was up to date (TV, bathroom, bed). The breakfast had anything I needed and was catering to the western and eastern culture. Service was great, dry cleaning quick. English was somewhat of an issue but expected. The location is great if you want to see chinatown for whatever reason. It is nasty :)

    5
    « one of the best hotel in town »

    modern hotel. very close to 19th street chinatown, and very lovely room and bathroom. reasonable price with breakfast included.nice massage shops are around. Junction centre and city mart is within <5mins walk.

    4
    « A clean oasis amongst a desert of filths of Yangon »

    Most, if not all the hotels in Myanmar, including Yangon are overpriced for what they are... If you compare with its neighbouring countries such as Vietnam and Cambodia. We spent two nights here before heading to Bagan. The staff at Best Western were great and the boys at the concierge were keen to show my partner how to put on a longhi. They don't speak much English but very nice and pleasant. There is a market street next to the hotel, which smell really bad... Of course this is not the hotel's problem but I was filled with joy to be back in this basic three stars hotel after sightseeing Yangon a whole day. This is a city which has a long way to go with things as basic as hygiene. There were heaps of rubbish uncollected not far away from the hotel. It's really not nice to be passing by... On the first night, the lady at the reception directed us to a "restaurant street" two blocks away from the hotel. Well, it is a hawker street full of people eating on the street with rubbish bins right next to you. We ate at the hotel restaurant on the second evening. The price was about the same as the semi-street food from previous night. They would try to sell you the local Myanmar wine but I would pass on it if I were you. One thing though, the shower was designed in such a way that the glass door doesn't hold water in so the bathroom floor is always wet!

    5
    « THREE NIGHT STAY IN BUSTLING YANGON! »

    Recently flew for a three night break in Yangon flying with Bangkok Airways from Chiang Mai with my girlfriend.Daytime flights on time so nice and straightforward. Landed at the brand new & impressive Yangon International Airport & getting through Immigration was a breeze.Fixed price of US$8 for 30-40 minutes drive to hotel in Chinatown depending on the traffic. Pleasant reception staff and fairly quick check in.Paid extra for a Junior Suite but worth the money for the extra space and large bathroom with Shwedagon Pagoda view.Room comfortable and clean with large bed and international tv channels. Breakfast was pleasant served on 4th floor with an excellent variety of food on offer.Staff are very pleasant and a special mention to the restaurant manager who remembered me from my last visit who is very polite & smartly dressed who I always have a nice chat with & keeps an eye on restaurant proceedings. The location of the hotel is excellent in the middle of Chinatown-a 10 minute taxi to Shwedagon Pagoda costing no more than 2000 kyat & a 10-15 minute walk to Sule Pagoda & Scotts/Bogyoke Market though hailing a taxi might be worth it as it is a very hot and humid city. Being based in Chinatown it can get quite noisy in the room but for me the noise and environment added to the atmosphere of the area. Return to airport straightforward though make sure you change your Myanmar Kyat money before Immigration as there are no money changing facilities after. Overall an excellent hotel with good location with pleasant staff in the heart of the city.Thank you.

    4
    « Clean, comfortable, cool. »

    This was the first hotel I stayed in while in Myanmar, having read lots of things about hotels having small rooms and so I wasn't expecting much but I was very pleasantly surprised. My room was huge and had a view (albeit distant) of the pagoda. It was clean, it was comfortable, it had good ac and a nice hot shower (you have to run the water for a while). Yes, it's a little noisy (I was on the 8th floor) with the traffic at the junction below but it certainly didn't stop me getting a good night's sleep. The staff were nice and the breakfast was a good mixed buffet. Location is right in china town beside the night markets and stalls. It's a bit of a walk to downtown but I did it no problem. Really nice place.

    4
    « Perfect location for exploring the city »

    I stayed in this hotel for two nights after first arriving in Yangon. The hotel is around a 40 min taxi ride from the airport and costs around 8,000 MMK. The hotel is located in the hustle and bustle of Chinatown and is a 30 min walk from Shwedagon Pagoda and about the same walking distance to the Strand area. There are lots of street food stalls in and around the hotels locality - where many tourists as well as locals were eating. The hotel itself is very welcoming with friendly and helpful staff. Although the rooms are small, the beds are extremely comfortable which helped get over our jet-lag. We had a room on the 8th floor. The room was quiet and we were not disturbed by outside noise. Breakfast was plentiful with a great selection on offer to suit both western and eastern tastes. There were many restaurants in close proximity (if street food isn't your thing) to the hotel. We did not sample the hotel restaurant - however looking at prices it did seem a little expensive for what was on offer.

  • 4
    « Experience china town in Yangon »

    A nondescript hotel at first glance right at the heart of Chinatown . Hassle free check in . Rooms are super clean and spacious but the deluxe ones are rather small . Room price is very good . Prompt room service and BF is very good . Super friendly staff . A great first hand experience of the city right outside the hotel from 5 am a bustling bazaar opens up selling vegetables , meat , local foods , electronics , clothes , lots more , a super interesting bazaar . In the evening a block away from the hotel one can try the endless barbecue stalls & restaurants , beer bars , massage , etc , on 19 th street Chinatown . Really a good hotel location to experience Yangon at its best . A must stay hotel in Chinatown , Yangon .

    4
    « Centrally located hotel that's value for money »

    Stayed here for 3 nights. Located near 17th street within the Chinatown area, the hotel is a 15 min stroll to Saint Mary's church and Scott Market. A variety of dishes were offered for breakfast, shower was good. Only thing to note is that the hotel is along the main road and the traffic noise might affect some rooms.

    5
    « 5 Star. »

    Best hotel i have stayed in a long time, you cant fault this place. Arrived early and got free room upgrade, reception staff, concierge and bell boys very friendly, courteous and helpful. Rooms have good air-con and bathrooms with large wide screen t.v., clean towels every day and room service but the beds are the best and most comfortable rest i have had in an Asian hotel ! Breakfast is very good with eggs made to order, large selection of cereals, Asian and western food, fresh fruits and cakes, lovely pastries. Staff at breakfast very efficient and friendly. For the money you pay you wont get better a truly 5 star service, like i said its the staff that make this place a total pleasure. One final point if you can tip the bell boys in reception it is always appreciated including the staff that clean your room. Bell boys will arrange you taxis around the city, be assured they will get you a good rate and negotiate for you. Stay here if you want to explore Chinatown.

    5
    « Good location and pleasant »

    Though the furnishing appears overdone and designed by an old aunt. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The staff are cordial. The food is good! Room rent is reasonable. What more you can ask for? The only complain I had was my room was designed as a connection to another room with a door in between and I could hear all their Skype conversation. Check out for that particular room in case you want privacy.

    4
    « Reliable place in Yangon »

    It's centrally located and when I checked-in, i got an upgrade to a bigger room. The room is pretty small and almost no space to open your luggage. But it's super clean and super comfortable. The window is very small too. But apart from that, everything is good. Breakfast is plenty, wifi works and friendly staff.

    4
    « Food, room, people »

    Worth it's money. We got a good deal, booking the room. The noise is barely heard from the streets during the week days, but starting from Friday evening till Sunday at around 8 pm is getting louder. (lots of travelers mentioned noise at night from the streets due to not good sound control windows). We were tired enough to fell asleep quickly, but noise is definitely not what you want to hear at night. Room is small, but clean, and in Yangon you actually want to visit around and not stay in the hotel, so comfy bed and shower is what you want at the end of the long day. Breakfast has traditional local dishes with the suggestions "must try" or explanation of the dish, that helps you to learn more about the country and its taste.

    3
    « ok place that is look a little tired. »

    We were in Yangon for a 1 night layover and this place seemed reasonable priced. This is in downtown Yangon and it is about 1 hour away from the airport most of the time. It doesn't look like much when you pull up to it. Walk into the lobby and it looks ok if a bit tired. The location is in Chinatown which for us made no difference as we did not get a chance to walk around much as it was raining the day we were there. You are greeted by friendly staff that speak english well enough. It is very strange that there are about 10 steps to get up to the elevator. Not sure why the elevator would not come down to lobby level. The rooms we got were very cozy, to be generous. There is barely enough room for two twin beds a small desk and two chairs. One of the chairs blocks access to the tiny closet that juts into the room. On the plus side there is a safe for keep your valuables. One of our rooms had a seriously stupid and potentially dangerous layout. There is a bout a 3" cutout to the entrance to the bathroom that is in the room. Since the rooms is so small when you walk by the bed you need to be careful not to trip on that hole. Not sure why they would do that. Very stupid. I tripped on it once and almost twisted my ankle a second time. The bathroom was generously sized compared to the room. There is plenty of hot water and the shower was rather nice with a waterfall shower head and hand held shower nozzle as an option. As with all of Yangon the water is not potable, but they provided enough bottled water to brush your teeth and make some tea or coffee. There is free wifi that worked well enough. There is also a flat screen TV with a few channels, though they all looked pretty bad. The linens were clean and the AC worked really well. We had a window that overlooked some other buildings and you could make out the river. The other rooms had some plants corralled in by bars. Basically no view, but not really missed as there is not much to see. We ate lunch at the restaurant. The food was pretty good and while the prices are probably very high for the area, they were reasonable by US standards. We had food and drink for $10/person. The service was also very good. The breakfast buffet, included in our room rate, was also very good with a mix of hot food and other cold food. You could also get omelets made to order. Not being adventurous enough to sample the food out on the street it was nice to have a restaurant in the hotel. For the price we paid, about $55/night , this was a good value and under similar circumstances I would go back.

    4
    « Nice room, centre of town »

    Very good hotel choice in a good location. In the middle of town, and good service from hotel staff. Breakfast is decent with local delicacies. Rooms are spacious and clean. Good choice for accommodation for both business and leisure travel.

    4
    « Good location »

    I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in August 2016. The location of the hotel is perfect! Minutes away to circular train station (Lanmadaw) and Chinatown. Down the road, there are a few restaurants too to grab food. Receptionists were friendly with simple command of English! Helpful staffs too! Room was clean and bed was definitely comfortable. Good wifi and breakfast was a spread with different types of food being served for the past 3 days. The room service was equally good! However, the noise insulation for the room need to be improved. I stayed at level 10 but I still can hear the traffic. I can even hear my neighbor watching tv at night. It will be perfect if the hotel can invest in noise insulation window and wall partition.

    3
    « Good room but not really good restaurant »

    When we arrived, they didn't have the kind of room I had booked, so they upgraded us to a room with a view of Schwegadon Pagoda. The room is a good size, but the decor is very brown, and very indian looking. The bathroom is very big, with a free standing bathtub, a shower, the toilets and a nice modern sink. Everything is enclosed in glass walls. It's clean, but I guess with the humidity of the climate, you can see rust in a few places. It might not been helped. We tried the restaurant for dinner. The food was not very good (specially the desserts) and the staff probably wants to do well but they are always coming to your table and it becomes annoying. They probably don't know better. I think their training is probably not very good. Is this Best Western's executives' fault? We asked for a Ricard for aperitif, they didn't know how to serve it. I asked for water to add to it, they brought water and filled up my water glass... it's hard to tell them that they do it the wrong way... They pored the beer too hard in the glass and half of the glass was foamy... The prices are not cheap for Asia, so I think that Best Western should do a better job in training them. It's not the people's fault, they eager to please (maybe to eager, always showing their names so we could write could comments about their performance). The people at the reception desk where very friendly and speak good english. The neighborhood is not great, it's very dirty. It's supposed to be in Chinatown, but it looks more indian than chinese. I can add that 2 days in Yangon are too much. It's better to use the second day in another place. The pollution here is horrific. If I had to come back to Yangon, I would probably be coming back to this hotel, I think that It's hard in Myanmar to find good places (except 4 or 5 stars hotels).

  • 4
    « Exellent hotel »

    We had a fantastic stay. The room was clean, comfortable with a very good bed and very nice. The service was excellent. The breakfast was very good, with lots of different choices. The restaurant served good food. There is lots of noise from the street but a wonderful view to Swedagon. We were very satisfied with this hotel and would recommend this hotel. Thank you to the staff for a very good stay.

    5
    « the best »

    i stayed 6 days and have nothing but praise for the staff who were more than willing to attend to your needs and comforts. The staff more than helpful in getting you a taxi for the different tours of the city and put it was raining they would actually come out to the taxi with an umbrella to escort you inside so you would not get wet great hotel with a great location and great staff.

    4
    « Nice hotel near 19th street »

    Very friendly staff. Good clean rooms. Small convenience store next to the hotel. Few minutes walk to 19th street for food and drinks. 30 minutes walk to Shwedagon Pagoda. Nice street market just behind de hotel with fresh fruits, local food. Breakfast at the hotel is basic.

    5
    « Excellent Service »

    Excellent stay. Fantastic hotel with great service and nice room! Hotel is very well located and surrounded by many food stalls. We stayed there for 3 nights. Executive room is spacious and clean. Bathtub is clean and big. Got separated bathroom and toilet and has a very good rain shower. The breakfast is so so, WiFi is working very well. Hotel managers and staff are very friendly and helpful. They helped me make surprise for my boyfriend's birthday. Thank you so much for making his birthday so special. Excellent service ever!

    4
    « Best Western China town in Yangon »

    Good location, clean, small lobby with so much noise from traffic on the main road but you can see Shwedagon pagoda from your room window.Breakfast is good with variety of food and also Myanmar food for you to try..

    5
    « Great stay... »

    I found this hotel through Tripadvisor and am very very thankful.Great location,fantastic staff and very good breakfast.Dont miss the food right in front of the hotel.Only open for dinner its a makeshift outdoor restaurant.There are two of them both are great for fantastic genuine Burmese food.Dinner for two inclusive of beers..$10.

    4
    « great staff, very nice clean modern room »

    The staff is so nice and friendly- from the front desk to the breakfast room everyone is so gentle and kind. The rooms are very modern, clean, beds comfortable, Tv nice and big, modern, a lot of channels, the bathtub is luxurious and the location of the hotel is terrific. Not sure what else to say accept to say again the staff is so gentle and kind.

    4
    « Good location nice staff »

    The hotel located in good location seems in the central of Yangon Easy to go to the attraction Easy to find food and restaurant around the hotel Very nice friendly and helpful staff Good and variety breakfast 2% change if you pay by credit card for everything

    3
    « business visit to Yangon »

    The hotel is located in the heart of city center and anybody having a love for walking can walk around and could see the major attractions including the port, pagoda and other things. Transport is readily available with a little bit of bargaining. one can enjoy all sorts of cuisine and Burmese culture in this area

    4
    « Good location »

    Stayed twice during a two holiday in Mayanmar. Hotel well located in a eating area. Small but wel maintained, Only issue is it is not suitable for wheel chairs. Staff polite, good service at front desk, money changed at good rate. As with a lot of Mayanmar hotel it is possible to pay by cash in $US and receive change in US Good breakfast. If leaving early a breakfast box is suppied

  • 3
    « Decent stay for decent price »

    In spite of my average rating, I would rate the Best Western Chinatown Yangon as an above-average value-for-money stay for Yangon. The rooms of this property are small but come with all you need. The bed is comfortable, there is a good range of bathroom amenities, Wifi is free and there is a decent choice of channels with good reception. The people are friendly and the restaurant serves a good range of decent quality food at reasonable prices. I had to leave early which is why i cannot comment on the breakfast offering, which was included.

    4
    « A place to stay »

    Good and comfy place to stay. As a traveller, I felt warm and home when i am away from home for mission (to station at Yangon formore than a week). The friendly and attentive staff make the difference.

    5
    « Outstanding Value »

    The price of this hotel was so low and it included breakfast. It was close to my customer, so I stayed there. When I arrived, I was truly amazed. The hotel was pretty up-to-date. The room was large and the bathroom was really great. The room had a view to the north which you could see the famous structure Pagoda (I think that is what they called it). Breakfast was not just an ordinary breakfast, but a full breakfast with just about anything you could imagine. The surrounding area seemed safe, but have not gotten out much yet. The only downside of the hotel is the elevator was a little slow, but fine. Staff was super nice and always smiling. I would definitely stay here again.

    4
    « Oldish hotel in Chinatown »

    Step off the bustling Chinatown street into a quiet cool reception area and a cool drink (anytime). Big room nicely furnished in a grandish asian style (premium room). Small window looking over the bustling but impoverished city. I recommend hotel even if the location is less than ritzy

    5
    « Visiting myanmar »

    I found a good deal on booking.com ,I stayed there for 5 days ,unfortunately It was raining every day ,the hotel is very nice ,what impressed me was the kindness of the employees and them willingness to help ,I found out later that this is a characteristic Of Burmese people I highly recommend this hotel

    4
    « Excellente service matig probleemoplossend vermogen »

    Let me start by saying that the service specifically in the restaurant is excellent, Their english is decent, they do everything right and i loved having dinner there. Unfortunately I ran into some problems in my room (the water temperature kept changing, without reason) and they were not able to come up with a proper solution. They tried fixing it first for multiple days, which did not work, after which i asked for a different room... Unfortunately it was a smoking room and i really dislike smoking. All in all: Decent food Excellent restaurant staff Poor maintenance staff/problem solving skills

    5
    « Good for the price »

    Good staff and rooms. Maybe not as clean as you may expect from a best western hotel, but enought for 2 nights. Location is nice near chinatown. Good restaurant and breakfast. Will go back if i return to yangon.

    4
    « Excellent location with excellent service »

    Its located on china town near by 19th street which is famous for food lover. You can choice your food very cheap price . Texi are aveliable any where in the city. Swedagoan pagoda, yangon river, scott market is very near from my hotel.Hotel management send me a Birthday cake to my room which was totally surprising me and expected will come again......

    4
    « Convenient location & great staff »

    First trip to Yangon, and stayed here for 3 nights. Booked their executive room, was in room 1003, corner spacious room, but view of Shwedagon pagoda was blocked by an electric pole, and it gets a bit noisy from the morning traffic, The hotel staff which i've came across were always courteous and helpful. Buffet breakfast was a good spread and menu changes daily while i was there. I had their pastas for lunch, which turned out to be too dry. Convenient location to get to most places . There were a few misses with daily house keeping, but nothing major. There is a small convenient store right next to the hotel, with limited choices but meets the basic.There is a street of food & fruit stalls behind the building during night time. Turn left from hotel and head straight until you see the row of stalls on your left. I didn't try the food stall, but got rip off paying for the fruits. So, be prepared to bargain. Overall, would definitely recommend this hotel.

    4
    « Convenient to location and Value for money. »

    The hotel is within walking distance to China Town and Bogyoke Marketing (Scott) . The room is large , clean and comfortable. The hotel check-in staff and receptionist are courteous. And buffet in hotel is delicious.

  • 4
    « Initial Thoughts »

    I arrived after some difficulty getting through immigration at Yangon airport. My reception was extremely pleasant with charming staff and a thoroughly excellent and relaxing room. My initial thoughts are that this is a good hotel in a central position. I am staying for 5 days and will report again.

    4
    « Good option in Yangon »

    Room: spacious and confortable!The view was amazing! We could see swedagon Pagoda! Tea and coffee available. Bathroom: spacious but a little bit smelly (normal in the rainy season) with all the amenities.theres a shower and a tub. Location: right in the middle of everything! 3 steps from 19th street (restaurant street, just after the church). 5 min from swedagon Pagoda by taxi or 25 min walking. Breakfast: good breakfast, good variety of food and fresh. Staff: the best staff you can have!!!!! Very helpfull!!!! They took care of our bus tickets to Bagan and gave us very good tips for visiting yangon! Tips: if you want to visit the reclinning buddha, you can take a taxi for 5000 ks. To go to the bus station it will take 1 hour if no traffic and will cost 10 000 ks.

    4
    « Amazing Aircon! »

    For myself and my partner, the location of this hotel was perfect. Lots of the other 4/5 star hotels were up closer to the airport so you can't just walk out of your hotel for a wander around. This hotel however was smack bang in the middle of china town. Easy to catch a cab to the Shwedagon, markets, people's park etc. Room was lovely, staff are so friendly!! Food in the hotel was a little expensive ( for Burma) and quite small portions, but we ate out most of the time anyway. Best restaurants nearby are Golden Pho and Mai Thai ( You can catch a cab!) Would definitely come back here. Ps skip the museum if you're planning on visiting; much of Burmese history is still censored out, so there is nothing about the history of Myanmar. If you want to see 5 story's of buddha statues though then be my guest!

    4
    « Small room, nice decor »

    The rooms are a bit small, but I only slept there. It is nicely decorated. Breakfast was fine. There is WiFi in the rooms. It is nicely located for walking around in China Town. The traffic involved in getting there is brutal.

    4
    « 7 nights in Yangon at Best Western Chinatown »

    Location is very convenience. Near to market and eateries. Breakfast is delicious. Staff is polite and helpful. Taxi is readily available. Checking in and out is fast. Aircon is cool. Negative side is the lift which is slow. Another negative side is the shower room without a shower curtain causing water to splash all over the floor.

    4
    « best quality-price rate and well situated in the city »

    Not very impressive from outside, this hotel has however renewed rooms and presents a fairly good comfort despite some structural shortcomings; in the first place the one and only single elevator for all the guests but two elevators for service staff. Food could be definitely better and widows cleaning also belong to the room-make-up. Apart from these minor details, service is extremely friendly, courteous and helpful. Taxis are always available at all times and hotel staff is helpful in finding a suitable transport to your destination. Booking.com should not tell its customers that AmEx is an accepted way of paying at this Hotel when this is not true! That can lead to serious problems in a country where money transfers are tricky, cumbersome and most of the time failing. When cash dollars are brought in, the banknotes should be impeccable; even the usual small red stamp often found on 100 US$ banknotes is a reason good enough to refuse.

    4
    « strongly recommend to stay here »

    Good location, warm welcome & helpful from reception staff. Nice and variety ABF and traditional food (must Try Myanmar traditional noodle, it is so tasty) . Cleanliness room. All staffs are full service minded.

    3
    « Good room, small hall »

    I spent a week in this hotel, the service is good and also the room. They could improve the shower stall in the bathroom that was without any protection, so the water went to the floor. The hall has not big space in case of need to discuss with other people, or working in common areas. The Wi-Fi signal and coverage is excellent and location in the downtown very good, even if several taxi drivers had difficulties in find it.

    4
    « Very good hotel »

    I have been in Yangon about five times and this is the second time I have stayed at a hotel in which the rooms are not ridiculously badly furnished and the air coming from the air con is not smelly. Ah, and the breakfast is on the upper scale from edible. Staff are very friendly, too. Water temperature in the shower was a bit temperamental, but the room (deluxe, I think) also had a very decent looking bath tub. Only one lift means waiting times at breakfast time are a bit long. Street noise from early in the morning was an issue for me, being not a particularly early riser Oh, almost forgot - from my window I had a view of the Shwedagon! Will definitely stay again.

    4
    « Conveniently located, friendly staff »

    The BW at Chinatown is nicely located for quick walking trips to 19th Street, the Night Market, Ferry terminal etc. While a swimming pool, gym and multiple lifts would have been appreciated, it's really fine for a Yangon tourist. The Breakfast is pretty good & the friendly staff make up for minor inconveniences.

  • 4
    « Warm hospitality, great value for money! »

    Stayed for 3 nights at the hotel. Well located, next to the 19th Street, known for its BBQ food and bars. Cosy, comfortable and clean rooms. Fine restaurant with a great breakfast spread, included in the room tariff. Warm and friendly staff went out of the way to make our stay a memorable one. First, I received a visit from the floor manager with a basket of goodies because there was some disturbance from the above floors. Second, they specially prepared Vegetable Thai Green Curry and Steamed Rice meal for me (since I am a vegetarian) that made me super happy and satisfied after a long day of sight seeing and hunger pangs at their peak. Certainly recommended!

    4
    « Great value for money »

    Great service, very helpul and smiling staff always ready to assist you. Cntral location and confortable clean room. I appreciate the effort and willingness to help and to please you shown by all staff member.

    5
    « Holiday visit to Burma »

    We found this hotel to be excellent in all regards - it was clean, well located for walking to the main Bogyoke Aung San market, the river and the Strand Hotel, and small eating places. The room was quite large and we had a room on the front which viewed the Shwedagon Pagoda in the distance. The staff were also excellent and very helpful and the breakfast which was included in the room rate was good.

    5
    « Lovely comfortable hotel »

    Stayed for 4 nights at the Best Western Chinatown in an executive room. Very comfortable with plenty of space and a lovely bathroom. The hotel is in an excellent location for the streets of Chinatown especially 19th street for the bars and street food. The area felt very safe even late at night.

    4
    « Solid Hotel »

    We stayed 2 nights in the best western chinatown hotel. The location is very central and the room / hotel was clean. Breakfast and staff was also good. The only downside of this hotel is the noiseness due to the huge traffic in yangon. But if you have earplugs its no problem to sleep.

    5
    « Friendly hotel in an excellent location »

    Hotel is located in a prime location, a few blocks away from the busy Chinatown night market, and 10 mins drive away from the major attractions like Central Railway Station, and pagodas. There's a mini mart just next to the hotel. so it's really convenient to pick up small bites and any necessities. Room and amenities were in good condition, and staff were extremely friendly and helpful, which helps to create a really pleasant staying experience. Stayed there for 3 nights, and the wifi connection was really stable. Breakfast spread was good, but may get a little boring after a few nights of stay. Stayed on the 9th floor facing the main road, and the noise of traffic was still quite loud even in the night time. Light sleepers might wish to request for rooms facing away from the main road. Overall, still a great stay!

    5
    « Fantasic Hotel »

    First experience in BW China and will not be the last. Accommodation is excellent, service is excellent food is excellent. Not much more to say other than I look forward to staying again in the Best Western Chinatown Hotel

    5
    « An excellent stay in Yangon »

    Excellent location for business and leisure. Easy acess to shops, restaurants, Sule Pagoda,Town Hall and Scott's Market. Very clean room and clean hotel. Strong Wi Fi which is available throughout the hotel. Excellent buffet breakfast. A nice afternoon high tea during our stay 15-17 April 2016. A variety selection for dinner if you do not want to go out. An excellent hotel porter who always checks on you how you are, where do you want to go and always tries to explain how to travel from one place to the other. We will definitely stay here again on our future trips.

    5
    « Two weeks On Business Trip @ This Small But Comfortable, Clean, Friendly & Affordable Hotel »

    Check-in was efficient and within 15 mins with reservation. All staff are friendly, and the room they gave me on the highest floor with a small window overlooking the street was quiet and private (end of corridor as requested). Room comes with high speed Wi-Fi, well stocked up mini-bar, requested for iron and iron board which they provided without question (some hotels in Yangon do not provide as they encouraged you to use tier paid laundry service). Water pressure and temperature work fine (do not take for granted in Yangon as some 3 & 4 star hotels may not necessary have these working well.) Oh, breakfast was good, a little mixture of local, continental and american. All and all, the price of USD 60+ for this comfortable room with breakfast included, is a really good bargain. Will be there tomorrow for another one week. Highly recommended.

    5
    « Comfortable, accessible »

    My wife and I stayed here three nights, and if ever I would go back to Yangon again, I would choose this hotel. It's accessible, and kind of makes you feel that you are safe, and in a familiar place. I think Myanmar is a familiar country for Filipinos, food, looks, weather-wise. But one thing that helped me appreciate it was the comfort provided by the hotel. Employees of the hotel were kind, and I and my wife could just feel that they were really doing their best to deliver quality service. I salute the employees, and think that the hotel should really take care of them. They never made me feel that I was in a different place and was miles away from home. Breakfast buffet was exquisite. It was more than I expected. For a first-timer in Myanmar, I loved this hotel.

  • 5
    « Stayed here 8 nights - loved it! »

    Perfect location, very clean rooms and super friendly staff. Not to forget that the restaurant has really good food that surprised me. The best part of the hotel is that it is located so close to the 19th street, great place for food. Ask the reception for a vietnamese restaurant which is located very close too!

    3
    « Small rooms but great location »

    Stayed in a twin room here and the room was definitely on the small side. With 2 suitcases, it was difficult/impossible to unpack. However, for 1 or 2 nights it works - clean rooms, good but small again bathroom, nice variety at the breakfast buffet. Location is great, right in the middle of Chinatown and easily walkable to main attractions. Staff really friendly and helpful.

    4
    « Good location and excellent breakfast »

    Stayed here as a part of a tour package thru Ayuda Myanmar Travel Agency. Lobby- simple but with excellent front desk and doorman service Bedrooms- nicely decorated, strange see thru bathroom and toilet from bedrooms. Comfy beds and with amenities. Street facing rooms have an excellent view of the Shwe Da Gon pagoda but the noise from the street are quite loud, Wifi-strong, fast and simple log in process. Breakfast-delicious varieties of local choices as well as waffles and fresh fruits,

    4
    « Good location & breakfast - but can be noisy »

    Great location in Chinatown and not far from the key sights like Scott (Aung San) Market and the food stalls of 19th Street. Shwedagon Pagoda is a short taxi ride away and the downtown sights like Sule Pagoda are all within walking distance. I would agree with other reviewers that rooms at the front of the building can be noisy due to traffic outside (and there is a lot of honking in Yangon!), however, they have views of Shwedagon Pagoda. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, the aircon worked well, there are safes in the rooms - no complaints there. The breakfast buffet had a lot of choices, from your standard fried rice and noodles to an omelet bar, fresh fruit and pastries.

    4
    « Perfectly located »

    We spent 5 nights in this nicely appointed hotel on the edge of Chinatown. The location was fantastic being close to 19th street and a short/cheap taxi ride to almost everything. The only disappointment, and the reason for a 4 instead of 5, is the constant traffic noise. The room windows need to be changed to filter out the constant car horns from the intersection below. Once they do this the hotel will be one of the nicest in Yangon. Our room overlooked shwedagon pagoda for an amazingly beautiful backdrop, especially at night which was a partial trade-off for the noise. I'd assume the rooms on the other side of building are quieter. The buffer breakfast was nice and the staff throughout the hotel were always polite and extremely helpful. The room itself was very clean and modern. A comfortable place to stay.

    4
    « Excellent Breakfast »

    The rooms are clean, have a very nice shower. The breakfast beats the other 10 hotels in Myanmar where we stayed by far in range and quality. The size of the room on floor 9 was small, the room we also had on floor 12 was larger. They serve drinks on floor 4 although it is not a full fletched bar. Staff is friendly and speaks good english.

    3
    « Good and bad for value »

    Good We got upgraded to bigger room which is nice, the staffs was friendly and the breakfast were lots of option considering the size of the hotel, location in the crowded chinatown but everything was walking distance and easy to get taxi. Bad The shower glass box already deteriorated, as there are many spot of dried brown yellow water on the marble walls, no offence though it will need more maintenace to survive more years. The other is it gets very noisy in the rooms as the sound from outside enter the rooms got very loud most the time. For fair price you will get this overall average.

    4
    « Great Location, Excellent Dining Room »

    We stayed here after our Pandaw River Cruise from Mandalay to Yangon. It is a central location close to the Scott Market and Chinatown. Rooms are spacious and well appointed. The breakfast is absolutely first rate - one of the best! The dinner menu is equally good. Staff are friendly and helpful. Our room had a good view of the Shwedagon Pagoda beautifully lit at night. There is room for cabs to park.Though not a luxury hotel it definitely met our needs as we toured Yangon for 4 days .

    5
    « Great hotel. Wonderful staff »

    We stayed at BW during a vacation through southeast Asia. It was our first stop in Myanmar and we were a bit curious about the country and what we were going to find. The hotel was a kind surprise. All staff very gentle and atencious. They arranged bus tickets to Bagan to us and were ready to match any need we had. Great room. Really clean and comfortable. The Breakfast was good, with many different options. Would go back there, for sure.

    5
    « Fantastic Experience »

    Yangon was a stop on our Anniversary trip and the hotel made it very special for us. There were rose petals all over the floor, a rose petal heart on our bed, and welcome gifts for us. The staff made it very special for us and it will be something we never forget. The room was beautiful, spacious, clean, and everything worked perfectly. The location is perfect as it was a short walk to 19th street where all the action is at night. I highly recommend this hotel -- and thank you again Andrew and your staff!!

  • 4
    « Very Good at this price range - couldn't ask for more »

    The BWCH is well located budget hotel and ALL the frills have been directed in the correct place - THE BEDROOMS! Upon entering the hotel lobby/reception you may expect very little - but once you're up in the rooms you'll be more than pleasantly surprised. All the trimmings of a up scale hotel and all in very good condition as well - big king size beds that an comfortable and supportive, in-room safe, robes, large flat-screen TVs, numerous plug points, well appointed decor, mini-bar, large bathroom with rain shower and a separate jumbo-sized bathtub (I'm 187cm / 6'2" - and I fit comfortably in the tub). Staff are VERY HELPFUL and attentive, most speak a workable level of English. Remember you're in Asia and sometime an honest response can sound a bit curt - but it is not intended to be short - ALSO bear in mind that English is a second or even third language (usually self or informally taught!!) for hotel staff - things will get lost in translation. Breakfast offering was more than decent - no complaints as was their bar service in the evening (which is also in the dining room). There are few common facilities - it is really simply a very nice place to rest your weary traveller feet after a long hot day of trekking around. Check in/out - can get a little chaotic if there is a large group of you. Traffic noise from about 6am is unavoidable (honking is a national pastime) - even on the 10th or 11th floor. Their next serious CAPEX should be to improve the sound-proofing for the windows across the property.

    3
    « Paperthin walls »

    The hotel is in the chaos of Chinatown which was quite interesting to experience. The biggest problem was the noise-not from outside but inside the hotel. When my neighbor decided to make a SKYPE call home at midnight I could swear he was right beside me

    5
    « Nice Small Hotel »

    I and friends stayed in early December 15, BWC Hotel is set in good location in the city centre. we spent two nights, Nothing to worry or negative. coz we just stayed at night and spent time outside. Wifi is free and breakfast serve as buffet in Asian and western. Will be back to Yangon and stay here again.

    4
    « Ask for a QUIET room!!! »

    I stayed here a total of 4 nights - 2 at the beginning of my Myanmar trip and 2 at the end. The first room I was given was a the 4th floor facing an alley in China town - VERY noisy with monks shouting prayers from loud speakers. I went downstairs and requested a different room. This time it was on the 10th or 11th floor, not facing the front street and in the center of the hallway. It only had a very small window, but that was fine - no view anyway and less sound. Bathrooms were very clean. A/C was frigid. Bed was comfortable. Breakfast buffets were quite nice and filling. Restaurant was nicely decorated and service was attentive. If you want to save some money over 5 star properties and you aren't too picky, this hotel is very doable. Everyone tried very hard to make me happy.

    5
    « Nice oasis in the heart of the city. »

    We stayed here for 4 nights recently. We arrived on the overnight bus from Bagan around 6:30 am and only had to wait until 8 am to get into our room. The room had everything you needed, including a much loved kettle (our first this trip). The room is not real large but set up nicely and very modern and well furnished. The bathroom has a separate shower - also our first this trip. Bed was so comfy! The breakfast is superb and we actually ate in their restaurant several times as a way to end the day with not hassle. They have a very varied menu and all was prepared well. Staff everywhere were very helpful - front desk, housekeeping on our floor, and our very sweet servers in the restaurant. We walked almost everywhere from this hotel - including Chinatown, various temples, markets. Taxi's are cheap if you prefer.

    5
    « Excellent »

    We arrived in Yangon and were booked in a budget hotel around the corner (Mr Lee hotel), I won't go into details but decided to look for a new hotel for the remainder of our stay (2 more nights). I went into reception & agreed a price (better than I could find on the internet) with the front office Manager Mr Andrew who upgraded us to a better room which was on the 6th floor facing the front of the building. My wife had been ill with travellers tummy & Mr Andrew went to the pharmacy with her to translate, she returned with medicine that really helped. The room was L shaped large, clean & well appointed as was the bathroom. You could hear noise from the road outside but not as bad as we have experienced in most busy cities. The breakfast was one of the the best we've had after travelling in SE Asia for 9 weeks. The restaurant situated on the 4th floor served eastern & western food. The staff are very friendly and attentive and the food is good. We booked a coach journey to our next destination through the reception & one again Mr Andrew went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that we got the journey that suited our requirements after many phone calls. This hotel suited our needs perfectly at our point in travelling, with a few western comforts & food to revitalise us before moving on. Would highly recommend & a huge thank you to Mr Andrew & his excellent staff.

    2
    « For sure I would never go there again »

    According to our reservation our room should have had a "city view" and be 19 square meters wide. Instead the room had NO windows (indeed there was a window, but with a wall 1 foot away - see picture attached) and was no more than 10 m2. Disappointing! No help on that from the staff. On the opposite, Breakfast was good.

    4
    « Nice hotel stay, excellent breakfast! »

    Stayed here for two nights while in Yangon. I got upgraded because they were fully booked in the category of room that I had reserved. My room was clean, comfortable and spacious, and the bathroom was a good size. Good A/C and wifi was fairly fast. The breakfast buffet was easily the best out of the four hotels I stayed in in Myanmar. My only complaint was that my room was facing the street and right next to the elevator and stairwell. It was pretty noisy at night, and I had to use earplugs to sleep. Next time I would request a room away from the street and elevator.

    4
    « Good value for money »

    The hotel is conveniently located in the eastern part of the City center close to main attractions. Staff is very friendly, unfortunately English sometimes not sufficient. Good stable Wifi, excellent breakfast buffet. Rooms are clean, a little bit small if you take a standard room.

    5
    « Excellent services, staff and breakfast!! »

    In the midst of so much "chaos and noise" it was nice to retreat to a nice "western" environment. The reception is deceiving for its size, as once on the fist floor, the hotel is quite huge. Windows are not double glazed which does not affect the temperature, as the aircon was very efficient, but it does affect the noise, which although not loud, was a constant beeping of horns below. Also, note the wifi in general in Myanmar is awful (Feb. 2016) - forget anything more than checking emails or whatsapps...

  • 5
    « Ideal stay in Yangon »

    Great location, clean, spacious, and excellent breakfast. All in all a good value. One caveat is the street noise. There is a fair amount of noise during the day (that's Yangon), but was not a problem at night. The noise-sensitive might request a room on the back side.

    4
    « Small room but that's Yangon »

    Others liked their large rooms with big windows, ours at the back was tiny with one small frosted glass window. With luggage it was a tight squeeze BUT the bed was the most comfortable we experienced in 3 weeks and the wifi was as good as it is at home and that was definatly unusual. The room was clean and nicely decorated with all the usual facilities. Our first non smoking room had a heady smell of smoke and air freshener and the reception tried fobbing us off initially. The second room was fine if just as small and dark. We had a decent burger for lunch in the restaurant which wasn't expensive and at breakfast there was a good choice. The area around the hotel is busy and noisy so our room at the back had its advantages. The price was very reasonable for the standard of hotel but we did book a couple of months ahead.

    4
    « good hotel while in Yangon »

    After a long trip including delayed/canceled flights, arrived here in the morning...and couldn't have been more pleased. They already had my room ready. Room was big, clean and modern. Staff super friendly and helpful. I walked almost everywhere from here, except the Shwedagon Pagoda. Reason I'm giving it a 4.5 and not a 5/5 because the room wasn't too well soundproofed.. The sound of traffic a bit too loud for my linking. That being said i'd stay here again but probably at a higher floor.

    5
    « Huge rooms for excellent price »

    Loved my one night stay at the Best Western Chinatown. Located in the hustle and bustle of downtown Yangon, the hotel is a hidden treasure. The staff are wonderful, even upgrading my room for the night. The room was huge, extremely clean with a large bath. The many powerpoints located in the room was amazing, Myanmar hotels often seem not to have enough. The price for one night was much better than other medium/up market hotels in Yangon and I dare say the room was much nicer too! I would stay here again in a heartbeat if I came back to Yangon.

    3
    « Great hotel though nothing in vicinity »

    Stayed here cos of its proximity to 19th street but realised there's no good street food there. The bbq food is not nice on 19th Street. The Good Evening Sea Food Shop after you exit from 19th Street is so much better. Nothing else you can find in the vicinity except a Grab&Go minimart next door and a shopping mall, Junction Centre (Junction Maw Tin) 15mins down the road on the left once you exit from hotel. It's a wet market on the 19th street in the morning. Bogyoke Market is 20mins walk away, so won't bother since cab is cheap and there's nothing to see on your walk there. Will probably not pay this steep rate again for the very small rooms here since there's nothing much at the doorstep and the only lift takes a long time having had to serve 12 floors. Cab is about 2,000ks for not more than 15mins ride. Forget about the superior rooms which is still listed as their normal deluxe rooms, pathetic size. Was informed the room type is still not updated in their website which makes it hard to know which room you're booking for if you book through online agents. The deluxe twin rooms which is their business deluxe can only fit one 27" luggage by putting onto their luggage rack. Go for only the executive rooms which offers a huge room and a huge bathroom with a bathtub. Was lucky to get free upgrade as there's no available smoking room for the deluxe room that I booked for. Wifi was great. Breakfast was sumptuous though the coffee was very disappointing. I was also given a free packed breakfast for my early check out at 5am which was a very nice thought. My friends did not get it though cos the hotel indicated that you need to prebook for it which I didn't too. Airline details was submitted for all of us through the online agent. Luckily, the hotel assisted to prepare another 2 sets for my friends nevertheless. Overall, service in hotel is good.

    5
    « Loved it! »

    clean, very friendly and good and well equipped rooms, the Best Western is a great refuge from the hassle of surrounding streets of Chinatown. Great location (night market). Great breakfast and good Wi-Fi.

    4
    « One of the great memories in Myanmar! »

    The staff were polite, informative and attentive. Free juice offered at the lobby. The room is well-equipped with modern furniture/decoration and the size is also big enough for two people. The hotel offers a rich breakfast buffet. Conveniently located hotel; local market is in the area, the convenient store is next to it. However, we could hear some kind of prayer calls every night in our room, bathroom had drain problem; we had to give the water level 10 minutes or so to drop, ants on the bed. There's only one elevator for the whole hotel. Overall, a great experience.

    4
    « Great location, value for money. Comfy beds and tasty breakfast. »

    We loved our stay at the Best Western. It's right in the middle of downtown, plenty of markets in walking distance. Around an hour from the airport. We tried to organise an airport pick up, but the hotel ignored us. We inquired about this more than 3 times. But it was easy enough to do this ourselves at the airport. Beware - the hotel have maps available from the reception. But they are simplified and streets are missing. Great value for money, good range of food at breakfast. Good service. Only problem we had was when trying to order room service. We should have just gone down to reception to have someone translate for us, over the phone, the person we spoke to could not understand english. This was the only problem we had. Everyone else was great - if someone could not speak english, they found a colleague who could help. If I plan to be in the area again, I'd return.

    3
    « My trip to Myanmar »

    The location is ok, Chinatown is not easy to negotiate, poor walkways , lots of trash and unpredictable traffic discipline are all a challenge. the hotel staff try to help but there is a lack of even simple English among many, room was quite big and clean, breakfast was good. Ensure you have local currency or USD

    5
    « Wonderful boutique hotel with excellent service »

    First time visit to Yangon and decided to stay at this hotel and must say, loved it. The rooms are very good and spacious, very good service and an excellent breakfast. In additional to this their happy hour, certainly made us very very happy. Would recommend this wonderful boutique hotel to anyone, especially first time visitors and also the location of the hotel is terrific!! close to pretty much all the major tourist spots and also can walk to various restaurants and eateries.!!

  • 3
    « Average place. »

    Its a small property in the heart of China town. The rooms are just enough for 2 people. The reception is crowded and there's no lobby to speak of. The lift is slow and there is only one available. It takes forever to come especially in the mornings when its crowded. The location of this hotel is good and convenient. You can get a taxi at any time of the day or night. The staff at the reception are good. But the restaurant staff needs to learn to smile when asked for something. Overall its a average experience - neither bad nor too good!

    4
    « Wonderful stay in Best Western Chinatown Hotel »

    Excellence customer service, nice room decor, comfortable beds, clean and good buffer spread make our stays memorable when we visited Yangon for the first time during the last Christmas. Because the town has so much development going on,the noise from the opposite construction site woke us up very early in the morning. We purposely chosen China Town because we wanted to see the way of life of the people here. House keeping neglected to clean the upper shelves of the cupboard and floor behind the door, leaving behind a thick coat of dust but after we informed the front desk, it was immediately attended to.

    4
    « New Refurbished Rooms, Great Service and Location »

    Booked with Agoda. Check in and check out were a breeze. Very friendly front office and concierge personnels and they speak pretty good English too. Took a junior suite. Both rooms have a nice view of Schwedagon Pagoda. It looks nicer at night albeit a little far. Room size is a little small for this category but it is big enough. I was in 909 (non-snoking floor on the 1st) and 709 (smoking floor on the following nights). The smoking room wasn't available the 1st night so they got it for me for the following nights. The staff were great about the move, I packed up my stuff and they just moved them to the new room when it became available. Totally hassle free. The other problem with room fronting the main road is the noise from the traffic below. The Burmese has a habit of honking every other minute so the noise can get to some people. It didn't really bother but it might bother light sleepers. Probably need to check with them if they have rooms which doesn't front any main roads... Both rooms are clean and the bathrooms are with a large size bathtubs, shower cubicle with rain shower, WC and single sink. I really have an issue with the sink faucet coz it sprays all over the place. Didn't kill me but my toiletries get splashed everytime I use the sink. Plenty of towels, sufficient toiletries incl toothbrush set. Just be careful with the hot water. It takes awhile to get warm then it will sort of go from hot to cold at intervals. Make sure you test it so as not to be scalded. They provide hair dryer, umbrella, shoe polish stuff, ironing board, iron, yukata/bathrobes and safe. The rooms have pretty decent free wifi so that was really great. It is located in Chinatown so plenty of hustle and bustle every day. Chinatown is in grid format and there is literally a small market selling fruits, vegetables to meat at almost every junction. Right in front of the hotel, there are food stalls with seatings selling typical local dinner dishes. So if you fancy street food, it is right at the door step. It is not all that near to the main sights like Sule, Shwedagon Pagodas but not too far from Bogyoke Market. You will need to negotiate with the cabs before you get in coz they don't have meters. The cost of the cab depends also on whether it is peak hour or not. I am lousy at bargaining so probably ended up paying slightly more than others. I have to say that the restaurant serves pretty good food too but at a much higher price, of course. The breakfast is pretty good too with good variety of Asian and Western cuisine and an egg station. The decent spa is about 5 mins walk. Sapel Spa. Turn left as you come out of the main entrance, then cross a main road, then take the next left and walk right to almost the end of the small street. Decent place but the cost is about 3x higher than other places. But the atmosphere is extremely different. Overall, if I come back to Yangon, I would stay here again.

    5
    « A Very Nice Stay »

    We stayed at the Best Western Chinatown for 5 days including Christmas Day and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We had a room on the 7th floor which was a deluxe double and was perfect for two people. The surprise was the bathroom which was equal with anything you would get in a western hotel. The toilet flushed and didn't run continuously, the shower had good water pressure and there was regular hot water. Nothing to complain about here. We loved the position right in the middle of all the Chinatown action and not that far (walking) to the Colonial Quarter. Breakfast was good. We did do lunch here one day (as finding a cafe as we know it offering sandwiches was tricky) but the hotel filled this requirement very well. Staff are lovely , good English & very, very polite & friendly over all it was wonderful & we can't wait to come back!

    3
    « Split-personality »

    We stayed in two different rooms--and I do mean different. One was tiny, cramped, with a view of a solid wall six inches away from the window. And silent. The water in the shower warmed up by the end of the second shower. The other room was spacious, giving a great view of the area, with the Shwedagon Pagoda in the distance. With lots of street noise and an almost incessant beeping of car horns.Hot water in less than a minute. The large room had a curious feature: a big picture window from the bedroom into the bathroom. I'm not quite sure of the purpose of that. Maybe my imagination is too limited. I just closed the blind. There were a couple of farcical touches, like the electric kettle whose plug didn't match the electric socket in the coffee alcove, and the little double-sealed toothpaste tube with not toothpaste inside. The immediate area is not a good one for walking or exploring. Sidewalks clogged with people and merchandise, and streets with no safe way to cross. Staff are very friendly, extremely helpful. Absolutely top-notch breakfast. I'd call this a 3-star rather than the listed 4, but value for money, especially if you get the large street-facing views and don't mind street noise.

    4
    « Most Enjoyable Stay. »

    My girlfriend & I recently stayed at Best Western Chinatown & really enjoyed our stay.Its well located just a 15 minute walk to Bogyoke Market & Sula Pagoda.It costs a maximum 2000 chat 15 minute taxi ride to Shwedagon Pagoda & a 45 minute 8000 chat prepaid taxi from the airport.We were fortunate enough to stay in a very comfortable executive room with views of Shwedagon Pagoda.Very comfortable bed,excellent choice of tv channels & a modern & brand new bathroom. Breakfast was excellent served in a clean & modern setting with a great choice of food.Staff including restaurant manager were all very friendly,helpful,polite & spoke good English.Also bedroom cleaning staff were friendly & polite. The only slight problem some people may find is this hotel is right in the centre of Chinatown and the outside traffic and noise starts very early and finishes late.For me this wasn't a problem as I felt it was part of the atmosphere that makes up this wonderful city of Yangon but others may find it a little noisy. We enjoyed the hotel so much we have booked again so looking forward to our return shortly to Best Western Chinatown hotel Yangon.Well Done everyone-Excellent!

    5
    « Wonderful Hotel in Great Location »

    I had the opportunity to stay here for just over two weeks, and I can't speak highly enough of this hotel. It's the bustling Chinatown district, so there is a lot within walking distance of the hotel if desired. My room was extremely comfortable, and it was cleaned well each day by friendly staff. In fact, the staff everywhere in the hotel--front lobby, front desk, cleaning, restaurant--were extremely friendly and helpful. They go out of their way to make sure the guests are satisfied. In addition, the WiFi in the hotel was outstanding, particularly for Myanmar. I cannot imagine why someone would be unsatisfied staying here.

    5
    « Downtown hotel with perfect location »

    the location is perfect, downtown chinatown which means in the heart of the city, the 19th street with lots of restaurants (food market of Yangon) is just around the corner, the rooms are very nice, i booked a business room, staff is very friendly, the breakfast offer a great variety of different dishes european an asia, the value for money is excellent, one of the best hotels in yangon

    4
    « Centrally Located.. Value for money Hotel! »

    I got very good rates from booking.com and booked. Once checked-in found other side of hotel is chinatown and plenty of street food options with good markets. Breakfast is very good with many options and attentive staff always. I felt rooms are small. But Good. Wifi is good connectivity. Recommended!

    4
    « Functional and value for Monty. »

    Staff: Very attentive and friendly. Sometimes maybe over-attentive? Rooms: I got one vith view of the Pagoda. But then you also get quite a bit of traffic noise until fairly late at night. My room was quite big and well appointed. I did not share taste in style with the interior decorator, and I will not call on him for my livlig room! Very comfortable beds. About the Best ever! Small things:The toilet is in a glass cubicle. The shower in another glass cubicle next to it. If traveling with a partner I much prefer to do my ablutions in private. And shower in private. The door for the shower opens inwards. What if you fall in the shower, and you are alone?? A very small thing: In all of the nice and big bathroom there is only one small hook to hang a towel. This should be easy to correct? And move the toilet roll to become within reach, when sitting there? Breakfast: Nothing exceptionel, and largely geared to oriental tastes. Eggs made to order. A big plus for me! All in all: A very good hotel offering good value. And if you are Lucky an exceptional View of the Pagoda. I Was lucky !!

  • 4
    « Central location »

    We walked past the hotel as our current hotel was fully booked and we couldn't extend. On arrival we were shown an executive room which had a great view on the Pagoda and was large and spacious so we booked for 2 nights the following day. We checked in and were given a similar room with a better view. The rooms are very large. There is some street noise (we were on level 8). Breakfast is a large buffet with omelettes on order. The hotel staff were extremely helpful with booking bus tickets etc. The location is central to everything in the downtown area.

    4
    « Excellent Location »

    The hotel was nicely located within the vicinity of Yangon's Chinatown and city center. No problems in finding food and shopping as night market in Chinatown is just walking distance. Room was on the smaller side but adequate to accommodate 2 persons. Room is clean and nicely decorated with touch of golden ambience. Room only have a small window with minimal views of the street. Bathroom is clean but the shower area does not have enough enclosure causing water spilled all over the place. Hotel only have 1 elevator which was chaotic during morning rushtime as guests flocking to check out or going to breakfast floor. Breakfast is very good with lots of varieties and alterations on days. Overall a good value luxury hotel in Yangon.

    5
    « Spacious, clean room and convenient location »

    As the hotel is located in Chinatown along the main road, it comes with the constant car horns and buzz from the streets below. For light sleeper, a pair of earplugs will be helpful. Comes with convenience of location! The frontline and service staff were very friendly and helpful and help us to check in earlier. The rooms were comfortable and clean and free wifi connection was good. The views from our room offered the Shwedagon stupa and Yangon skylines. The breakfast spread was the best I had in Myanmar as it served a wide range of food, bread, coffee and tea too, just to name a few. Fortunately, the hotel came with a lift too. It was conveniently located to walk around Chinatown and accessible to Bogyoke Aung San market.

    5
    « Great location and service »

    We stayed in early December for 3 nights. Great service and room (decor was a little busy but hey - pretty typical of the region!). Great location and the best breakfast we saw on our trip! You can walk to many places from here. The Wi-Fi was really consistent too.

    4
    « Convenient and pleasant »

    We arrived early in the morning after our overnight bus from Bagan. However, we were unable to check in until 1 hour later. The staff was helpful and attentive. They assisted us in getting taxi and let us know the fares which is very helpful. The location of the hotel is convenient as it is located on a busy street and taxis are easily available. However, do get the hotel personnel to assist in getting one to avoid being over charge. There are also street food outside the hotel. It is also walking distance to the Bogyoke Aung San Market. The room was not very spacious but you are able to find everything you need. There is no view from our room. Wifi is accessible and connection was fine. The food was also acceptable with different varieties and reasonable price.

    4
    « A central, convenient and welcome little hotel in a great location »

    Super friendly welcome and functional but comfortable and everything-you-need rooms. Good buffet breakfast and working wifi. Great views from our room. Overall a lot better experience and service than many of the larger 'luxury' resort hotels. Conveniently located for downtown walking and 19th street -amazing eating opportunities. During the day the road is noisy, but it quietens down substantially at night. Does what it needs to well. Great value.

    4
    « Downtown gem! »

    Stayed twice in a recent visit to Yangon and was very impressed. Clean, comfortable with all the mod cons....and all of them work! Which is no mean feat in this developing country. Extremely comfortable bed, luxurious bathroom with a consistently hot shower. Both my rooms had a great view of the Shwedagon Pagoda. The staff are wonderfully attentive and will hail you a taxi, give you expert advice on local eating places (19th Street is only a short walk), or change your perfect US$100 bill into the local kyat. The buffet breakfast is varied and plentiful. You cant go wrong in using this hotel as your base to look around Yangon. Walking distance to the Sule Pagoda and the Colonial district.Travel time from the airport will vary depending on when you arrive. The traffic in Yangon can be horrendous so plan on an hour to travel to and fro. Walk where you can.

    4
    « Convenient and comfortable »

    I stayed in BW Chinatown in November twice. This is a smallish hotel with a small lobby. It is on a busy street. I had a corner room on the 12 floor over looking the street. The room was large, with a large bathtub and a separate shower. The wifi signal was adequate. During my first stay, I had to take an early morning flight, the hotel packed me a breakfast which was yoghurt, banana, a sandwich. A nice gesture at 430AM in the morning. Their morning breakfast buffet is a mixture of local and standard fare western spread. The staff was very accomodating and helpful. Full disclosure: I am a platinum elite with their loyalty program, so some consideration should be expected :)

    5
    « Great stay in the heart of Chinatown »

    We stayed in the hotel for 3 nights and had a room on the 10th floor with a great view on shwedagon-pagoda. The room was spacious and very clean. For breakfast a good selection of European and asien food is served. Location is great - directly in Chinatown - and a lot of interesting places are within walking distance. But the very best in this hotel is the staff and management - service is excellent and very, very helpful! Especially the manager himself and the two girls on the front desk! We would definitely recommend this newly opened hotel.

    4
    « Great new hotel! »

    Showed up a little early and had no problem checking in! Room was really nice. View was not great, but I was just there to sleep. Staff were super nice and the breakfast was amazing!! Would definitely recommend... Allowed a late check out until 1 pm for free :)

  • 4
    « A little oasis in Yangon »

    After trudging through the busy and somewhat dirty streets of Yangon, the Best Western in Chinatown was our clean little homebase. We did have a couple of issues that have opportunities for improvement. Our first night at the restaurant we had curries, but they were not very good. But, we did go back for most of our stay but stuck with the special offers, which were fantastic. Don't skip dessert, trust me. Breakfast was always fantastic with a great selection and the minibar in the room was reasonably priced. There is a small market for some quick supplies next door and with a main street out front, staff will help you get a taxi and negotiate a price. The busy street starts at about 5.30am and finishes late. Make sure you have a high floor room. I don't think it would even matter if you had a room on the 12th floor, you will still hear the street noise. But the higher the better. Trying to have dinner on the 4th floor and talk to each other was challenging. The bathroom in our room had some mold in the shower but the toiletry selection was good. It was kind of hard to get use to the toilet in the glass box, a bit strange for us. The bed was comfortable, we have had our issue with overly hard mattresses in Asia but this one was a comfortable mattress with good pillows. The room has a safe, robes, tea and coffee facilities. Our room had a desk to which came in handy to do some work on the road. Wifi cut in and out but was still usable. The staff were the stand out, from the reception, to the doorman, room attendants and restaurant staff everyone was fantastic and couldn't be more helpful. We booked with Booking.com and got a good price compared with other hotels. A gem of a find.

    3
    « Constant Street Noise »

    This hotel faces a busy street with incessant horn honking beginning at 07:00 am and continuing all day and well into the night. Windows are single pane when they obviously need the sound absorbing qualities of double pane. Although rooms are newly done and attractively furnished even the ?large? Executive rooms (supposedly 32 sq. meters, but actually 27 square meters when measured by a highly accurate handheld laser) seem smallish. Compared with the four other hotels I have seen in Yangon this hotel is overpriced and somewhat inconveniently located. For those who care, the hotel is not guest friendly. Cons: Constant street noise, mediocre breakfast, small rooms, not guest friendly Pros: Relatively new, good Wi-Fi (but must reconnect frequently), helpful counter staff

    4
    « Shwedagon Pagoda »

    We stayed on the top floor (12th), even room numbers facing the Shwedagon Pagoda. Cleaning staff spoke good english and the rooms were very comfortable especially the bed. Our room had both a shower and a bath. Staff very helpful in helping with directions. Most of the attractions are a short taxi ride. We asked the front desk to recommend a car and driver. The person driving us was very polite and we had a very relaxing time. Lots of local shops lining the nearby streets and it was enjoyable. Breakfast was adequate. Staff lovely. Overall kudos to the hotel staff!!!

    5
    « Nice holiday stay in Yangon »

    Very good room, I had all breakfast, lunch and dinner - excellent! The staff very friendly and helpful. Desk personnel spoke/understood very little English - so here is a possibility to improve. Sum up - a very good place to stay!

    4
    « Comfortable with Nice Deco but small room »

    We arrived at the hotel early at 7am after the overnight bus from Bagan. The hotel staff are helpful and is flexible in allowing us an early check-in at 9am. Totally grateful for such gesture after a long strenuous bus journey the night before. The hotel provides relatively good room-service menu, pizza is great. The taxi ride quoted is also reasonably priced. Within the vicinity of the hotel, you can walk to Bogyoke Market and Sule Pagoda. There is a small convenient store right beside the market. The hotel provides stable and good speed wifi, both at the common area and in the room. Very good! The hotel room we had was small, but it is well decorated. The lighting is bright and good. The bathroom size is good, with good water pressure. The hotel staff is helpful, friendly and can be well understood as most of them speaks English.

    4
    « Good BF but Bad Bath Room »

    Me and friends stayed at Best Western Chinatown for 4 days. When you had a hotel around Chinatown you always find so many foods stalls or restaurants. The location was ok and near several Buddha temples but not the best location if you preferred clean area. The reception staffs are polite and helpful. I got room no 901 it was disappointment for us because the window faced the wall so there was nothing to see and the shower was no door so water splashed everywhere and looked messy. The faucet was cheapo style and water splashed around you. The bed was ok and cleaned and convenient but the room was small with huge flat TV screen. I still enjoy my stay because the BF was so good with local foods like tofu bean sprout, samosa, mushroom soup, many more and all was good. Just don't pick up room no 901.

    4
    « Good rooms. Good breakfast. Smoking should not be allowed »

    We booked a non-smoking room but ended up in a smoking room which smelled of cigarettes since you stepped out of the lift. Other than that the room was quite decent for the price you pay and breakfast offered a good selection. It's located on the main road so if you get a room next to the street you can hear the cars honking all night plus the events at the temples nearby. Bring your earplugs.

    2
    « Fair »

    If you want to be in the center of town and have Western comforts, this hotel is probably a good bet for a fair value. The hotel itself is small. There is no fitness center. The front facing rooms are unbelievably loud and noisy. Windows are not insulated so noise (horns beeping, traffic) is continuous all night long. The rooms are appointed well and modern, but cleaning service is poor. There is a breakfast buffet, which is very good. Wifi is very fast and reliable. When we were there, we had no hot water, and the hotel staff didn't seem to have any solutions or really try, which was frustrating.

    4
    « Best hotel in downtown area for this price range. »

    As stated in the title, I believe that if you want to stay in this area then this is the best hotel in this price range. The staff were very friendly from the beginning. They offered us a free upgrade, but we actually preferred the first room! Every single member of staff would stop what they were doing to say hello whenever you walked by. The room was fantastic. It was very spacious and beautifully decorated. The bathroom was also large, with a great shower. The room and hotel were very clean. I thought that the location was very good, with great access to the food and drink options of Chinatown. When we wanted to organise a private car to drive to Naypyidaw, they were able to source one for an incredibly good price compared to the prices given by taxi drivers outside. There were only 2 small downsides. The first is the wifi. It was fast when it worked, but we found that it would often lose connection. Also it isn't too well insulated against the road noise, although it is far better than other hotels we stayed in within the same area. The car horns and loud music outside start early (6.30am on our last day), so if you're a light sleeper perhaps consider earplugs. If we visited Yangon again I would absolutely choose this hotel, and I would recommend it to anyone visiting.

    4
    « in the Yangon Centre »

    A good hotel: rooms nicely decorated, not very big but comfortable enough. Hotel located in the Yangon centre, at a very busy street and it can be a drawback: very loud until late at night (even though our room was on the 10th floor). This shortcoming somewhat compensates smiling and helpful staff, and the view from the window on Shwedagon Pagoda. Very rich choice for breakfast. No nice experience at the beginning: the hotel requires payment already at check in which is nowhere to be found on Burma. The possibility of arranging tours by the hotel: e.g. to Bago at attractive prices.

  • 5
    « Fabulous hotel in the heart of Yangon »

    This hotel in the bustling Chinatown centre of Yangon is a rare pearl. From luxurious rooms to a buffet breakfast fit for a king, what distinguishes this hotel is the personalised service. This hotel's staff uniquely cares about its guests - and this is evident in all sorts of small ways (greeting you by name, providing an early rise breakfast box, and sorting out quickly anything which you want - including a room cleaning at 8 PM). The breakfast buffet is truly amazing. A large selection of "western" style breakfast staples is supplemented by a Chinese buffet, plus Japanese and Burmese dishes. Honestly, it was a pleasure to stay at this hotel. I recommend it without hesitation! One small note: This hotel is located downtown. If you are a light sleeper or disturbed by the hustle and bustle (and smells) of a poor and tightly packed Asian city, best not stay here. And finally, the WiFi is very slow. But you can request a cable which provides a much faster transmission.

    4
    « Lovely hotel and good value »

    Really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. Nice comfy beds, great bath and shower and the breakfast was excellent with many choices. Make sure you try the restaurant for dinner. Really good. Excellent wifi.

    5
    « Comfortable, clean, great value, great breakfast »

    Stayed for 5 nights, and found it extremely comfortable, well located (walking distance to Sule Pagoda, Chinatown, Sakura Tower, main train station) and nicely furnished. Had a room at the back, so no view, but I only stayed at night, so it didn't matter. Breakfast was great, with a good choice. Cereals, egg station, lots of bread and pastries, noodle/rice dishes, local soups/mohingya, juices, teas, coffee. A great pop-up street cafe just outside, and a convenience store next door with a chemist next door on the other side. Staff very friendly, helpful and professional. Wi-fi nice to have, although you do need to keep logging in every so often. But not really a problem, and the speed is ok. Comfy, big bed, nicely appointed room with safe, toiletries, hairdryer, desk etc. Would definitely stay again!

    4
    « Value-Added Business Hotel If Not For The Stench of Chinatown »

    The folks are friendly and location is great. This hotel and the other at Greenhills share the same owner. The room comfort is comparable to the other. For the western tourists who are interested to take in the sights, sounds and smells of the central area, this BW is certainly a good choice. The lobby is small, but make up by the staff who tried hard to serve and please. I did not appreciate the stench of the Chinatown area though.

    5
    « Very comfortable with the best breakfast »

    To me, compared to the dirty and filthy streets and the unbearably hot weather outside, stepping into this hotel with A/C was a bit like entering the heaven from hell :-) I have enjoyed the breakfast the most as it has included all sorts of Asian or Chinese stuff such as congee (with salted eggs, preserved egg, fermented bean curb etc.), noodle, fried rice and many other dishes (like lunches!) ...these just have just pleased me (if nobody else). There are also pastries and I saw people get omelet cooked for them etc. It's like the best "free" breakfast ever. I often felt like staying in the hotel more than walking under the scorching sun. The only imperfection was a few ants that I have seen during the last day ?? Including tax, I have paid $210 for 3 days, best deal when I tried to look for hotels in Yangon. The Director of Sales has allowed me to pay by credit card before I arrived such that I could avoid the 2 or 3% fee that they might charge if I paid by credit card after I arrived. Though the room may be small and it's got only a pair of narrow windows (up and down), the equipment seems modern and abundant including sandals, toothbrush and toothpaste, comb, razor, hair-dryer, etc. The shower should have a one more glass door to prevent the water from splashing out. Nevertheless, they seem to have did some work such that the water would eventually go down the drain. The staff are polite and smile all the time. Overall, this is place that is definitely worth recommending.

    5
    « Nice stay »

    Hotel was in a great location, close to the market. Staff were friendly and helpful. Rooms were clean and comfortable, and included free wi-fi. Our room had a view of Shwedagon Pagoda. We'd definitely stay here again!

    4
    « Very friendly and helpful staff »

    I have been very pleased with the location of this property as many tourist sights are within walking distance. Rooms are tiny but have everything you possibly need plus they are extremely clean. I am only giving it a four rating because the restaurant needs improvement, e.g. a broader fresh fruit assortment at breakfast would certainly be appreciated. Restaurant staff speak very little English so placing an order is kind of a lottery or maybe the menu should be more specific as to ingredients and preparations.

    5
    « Great value for the money. Highly recommended. »

    This is the best hotel for me so far during my 3 weeks here. Very comfortable rooms, well appointed, very quiet. And very good Internet. Breakfast is great. Staff, as is true everywhere here, are very good. The on site travel agent is good for helping with onward travel. I'd recommend this hotel and would stay here again. It's very central to tourist sites in the city.

    4
    « Decent Value for Yangon »

    Hotel inventory has not caught up yet with demand in this city which makes Bangkok seem like Zurich. The surrounding neighborhood is pure chaos, ask for a high floor. Room is compact but well appointed, bathroom nice, hotel quite new. The 1 elevator makes for long waiting. Very good breakfast buffet, great selection. Front desk could use charm school and will push you to pay cash, which if you do commits you to your entire stay if you wish to leave Yangon sooner. The young man concierge / doorman is great and really helpful hopefully recognized by the hotel leading to a bright career path at the hotel.

    4
    « This hotel should have a higher rank on TA »

    The main reason I booked this hotel was because it was cheap, star rating, and I could prepay. I wasn't expecting much. But I was shocked how clean, modern and spacious the rooms were. Our room even had an amazing view of the Shwadagon pagoda. Location was awesome and easy to navigate. The breakfast selection was good. Service was good. It deserves a strong, solid 4 rating.

  • 5
    « Great Stay »

    Hotel is modern, really clean, lots of toiletries and fab staff. Restaurant was great too. Bit noisy but it is a city. It's a great choice all round and I would stay here again. city. Better than more expensive hotels we used while in Burma. Would highly recommend

    4
    « Clean hotel in Yangon Chinatown »

    We stayed here mainly from consideration of location and value. This is a fairly new facility. The "Business Deluxe" room we had was a bit congested since it seemed the standard size room with two beds. There was hardly enough room for convenient use of the chair or other seats in the room. The bathroom was good. The walls of the shower and toilet are glass, If you don't want to be seen by your roommate using those, only one can use the bathroom at a time. The room was well supplied. The staff was eager to please. The restaurant breakfast had enough variety (with some variation day to day for the hot dishes). Omlets/fried eggs were made to order. The staff in the restaurant were attentive and helpful. The reception area is very narrow with a total of 4 chairs, two in one corner and two in another. The street front is also not very attractive. Even though we found this to be of very good value for staying in Yangon, the commute to other parts of downtown was very time consuming. The street on which this hotel stands is particularly congested in the late afternoon and evening. A mile and half distance easily took 20-30 minutes. The room we had was not very sound proof. We could hear the rain and the broadcasts from what seemed to be a nearby temple or a political rally came through loud and clear. Hallway noises were also not hard to hear.

    4
    « Clean and modern hotel »

    This was our first stop in Yangon and were upgraded for our stay...the room was large and had a great bath. We had a great view do the pagoda which is lit up at night. We returned after a 5 night tour for a 2 night stay and were give a room at the rear that was quite tiny.........had a hard time moving around the room with 2 suitcases. That would be my only criticism because the room was clean, bed very comfy, a/c was quiet, the staff we encountered were great and breakfast was probably the best we've had in our 3 week visit to Myanmar.

    4
    « Very nice and value for money »

    We stayed at Best Western for 3 nights, the hotel is very new and clean, it is located at the 17th street which means it is close to everything, however as the hotel is located at the main road, it can be very noisy during the day. If you are looking for quiet hotel, I wouldn't choose this, but if you are looking for a 3 stars clean and tidy hotel, this is what you should book. There are lots of street food right at the bottom of the hotel, very convenience of for experiencing Myanmar street food! Simon at the lobby is very helpful and nice, the breakfast is also good. Overall we are happy with our stay and it is value for money!

    4
    « Lovely Little Hotel and Service »

    I wanted to stay at a decent International Hotel in Yangon for the first few nights and picked this one. Location wise, close to 19th St... Pleased to report that the room was super comfortable with a great flat screen TV and facilities, very comfortable bed and sheets, really no issues aside from slow Wifi. That aside the staff went out of their way to help me - Indeed I asked for an early check in which was taken care of; I went away to Bagan for a few days and they kindly allowed me to leave my larger case in storage with them, this saved me a big headache; When I returned from Bagan I arrived at 7 am, and they were really good to let me take the room at that time so I could get some much needed rest rather than wander around the town half asleep until 1400 pm.. (or pay an extra half day) The Duty Manager Mye Myiat was extra helpful with local advice, booking taxis and bus tickets on my behalf, and his staff were equally kind and always did their best....Special mention Ms. Phyu Phyu Aung at reception.. also fabulous... Top breakfasts also.. In short highly recommended and I intend to be back asap and use the hotel as my home in Yangon. Thanks to all the team Gavin

    4
    « A Notable Addition to Choices in Yangon »

    The Best Western Chinatown was a pleasant surprise: reasonable prices and high quality accommodation with a well-trained, professional staff, in a good location in the central city. From here it is easy to walk to major sites including Sule, 19th Street, Bogyoke Market, etc. Some have complained about the neighborhood, but it is really just a typical Chinatown setting. The restaurant here also earns high marks for quality and service. There were two drawbacks... an oddly snapped room (which is not unusual in Yangon) and quite poor water pressure. The hot shower just dribbles out. It may not be an issue for many, but I found it very disappointing, given the quality of the room in general. Altho, the hotel mentions bathtubs in its literature, there was none.

    4
    « One of our best stays in Myanmar »

    We stayed here 2 nights, and this was one of several Myanmar hotels we stayed at. Staff were great, and hotel was clean with good facilities. Great air-con, which we apprecite more now that we have stayed at other places with awful, or no air-con in Myanmar. I think this was one of the better hotels, but the prices reflect this as it was also one of the most expensive. As other reviewers have noted, it is in a dirty part of town, but you are centrally located, and the dirtiness is inherent to Yangon. Breakfast far exceeded expectations given other reviews - we were very happy with the choices. Good free wifi available in room.

 

Getting to the hotel ...

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·From: Yangon International Airport. Travel northeast about 10 miles on Pyay Main Road and take the first left to Merchant Road. Drive 600 meters within the downtown area and turn again to the left on Anawrahta Road for 1. 5 kilometers and after the next 200 meters the Best Western Chinatown Hotel is on the left side of Anawrahta Road.
 

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