Your only option
Shwe Poo Rd T: (09) 523 2210
When you're the only option in town, it's easy to drop your standards and take what comes, and while it is true that the cheapest rooms at the A Yone Oo Hotel are absolutely appalling (they have multiple peepholes -- really) the rest of the offerings range from adequate to quite comfortable.
They say they have WiFi, but it doesn't really work -- use the cafe next door which sells two-hour coupons. The hotel appears to get a significant amount of its business from tour groups, so the midrange rooms are quite comfortable and well fitted out. We went for the one-step-up-from-a-peephole-room and with a grotty shared bathroom it certainly wasn't the best deal we got in Burma, but it certainly wasn't the worst either. The rooms are scattered across a few buildings overlooking an off-street car park and the location, across the road from a foreigner-orientated restaurant, beside an internet cafe and five minutes walk from the market, is pretty much ideal. All the guides swing through here so you'll have no trouble finding someone to trek with -- they'll most likely find you first.
By Stuart McDonald
Last updated on 16th April, 2014.