Choosing accommodation can be a bit tricky. Many people count on big sites like TripAdvisor to make their choice for them. I confess that I am more comfortable picking a hotel/hostel that has a good review from somebody that I know (offline or online). So I am writing a tiny accommodation review that I think will be useful for my readers. I will share about accommodation I used when I stayed in Myanmar for 10-11 days. Oh, feel free to take a peek at my own itinerary here and adjust it with your own schedule and interests. The areas that I covered are Yangon, Inle lake, Bagan and Mandalay.

Before I visited Myanmar I went to Laos. I visited Laos for around three weeks (not fully in vacation mode so in three weeks I only managed to explore Vientiane, Luang Prabang and Vang Vieng) and then continued on to Myanmar for 11 days. In general, accommodation in Myanmar is more expensive than accommodation in Laos. In Laos, you can find a hostel for $11 per night (double room) and it comes with a comfortable bed and spacious room. Average price for a decent (double) room in Myanmar is $40 and it can be as high as $80 in Naypyidaw, the capital city of Myanmar.

YANGON

Shennoon’s House Bed & Breakfast is a just-what-you-need from a guesthouse. The room was really clean, it has high speed wifi and the breakfast was great. The location of the guesthouse is a bit out of town, but it gives you an opportunity to see more of the city. Don’t worry, a taxi to go from the guesthouse to tourism attractions is around $3 one way and they are easy to get.

Shen Noon, a lovely young girl, manages the guesthouse (and provide free map plus small guide book). She is really helpful and an amazing person. She is willing to give advice about interesting activities that you can do in Yangon and will write the address in Burmese so it will be easier for you to tell the taxi driver where exactly you wanted to go.

Shennoons-House-Yangon

Shennoon’s House Bed & Breakfast
Email: [email protected]
Address: E(3)A, Thazin 2nd Lane, Hlaing Yadana Housing, Hlaing Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Price: $40 for double room (2 people), $30 for single

INLE LAKE

There are a lot of interesting places to stay around Inle Lake area. Aquarius Inn is one of them. Aquarius Inn’s decorations is full of memorable stuff from their customer and from around the world. In some places, it feels a bit crowded, but in general Aquarius Inn is a lovely place. The Superior Rooms are spacious and clean. Besides this, they also have a public area in the guesthouse that I really love. The other highlight of my stay was the breakfast. They provide tasty pancakes or toast together with a fruit platters. They always offer extra pancakes or toast if you want more for free. Wifi in Inle isn’t so great.

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Aquarius Inn
Email: [email protected]
Address: 2, Phaung Daw Pyan Road, Nampan Quarter, Northern Inle Lake
Price: $40 for superior room (2 people)

BAGAN

There are three places to stay in Bagan. Nyaung U, Old Bagan and New Bagan. We decided to stay in New Bagan and picked the Arthawka Hotel, because we thought that it would be great to have a hotel with a swimming pool in hot Bagan. That said, it was a salt water swimming pool and not that deep, but the swimming pool was worth it during our stay in Bagan. Soaking in the pool in the evening when we had finished exploring the temples in Bagan was priceless. Arthawka Hotel is a big hotel, the rooms are really large and there were beds for 3 people in one room! The breakfast though is not so great. It was buffet style and they provide plenty of fruit. Wifi is good.

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Arthawka Hotel
Address: 160 Cherry Road, New Bagan, Bagan, Myanmar, Myanmar (Burma)
Price: $55 for deluxe room (2 people)

MANDALAY

Arriving in Mandalay at night was not a good idea, especially when you are moving from quiet Bagan to super hectic Mandalay. The guy from the minivan (Bagan-Mandalay) got us a taxi and hassled us with trying to convince us that the hotel was really far from where we were at that time. Do find out the rough cost to get to your hotel, because it will make your life easier.

Initially I picked Yoe Yoe Lay Guesthouse, since it sounded like a great place to stay with super warm hospitality (looking from their Facebook and some other reviews). They were very hospitable. The hotel manager was really kind and helpful, but unfortunately the double room was noisy (especially at night), quite small and in the wrong part of town. We decided to move to a different hotel. Still, if you are on a budget and you would like to meet up with other travellers I would recommend this place.

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Yoe Yoe Lay Guesthouse
Email: [email protected]
Address: Between 35 – 36, between 57 – 58 St. Mandalay 05, Myanmar
Price: $30 for double room (2 people)

Gold Yadanar Hotel is like a chain hotel (though I don’t really know if they are a chain hotel or not), with a fancy lobby and welcoming friendly staffs. They have very spacious rooms with super comfortable bed and all the other hotel standard facilities. They have high speed wifi. Unfortunately their breakfast (buffet style) was a bit disappointing, I think they are more focused on the quantity rather than the quality of the food.

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Gold Yadanar Hotel
Email: [email protected]
No.(111) 34th St; Between 77th & 78th St; Mandalay, Myanmar
Price: $55 for double room (2 people)

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