Friendly, clean and a good location
What we say:
The May Guesthouse is on a quiet street that's easy walking distance to several of the town's most popular restaurants as well as the night market. Rooms are clean but simple, contain very narrow bathrooms and have beds that are quite firm. We dealt with a friendly staff member who spoke English fluently and was knowledgable about the area. All rooms contain an outdoor seating area, great for reading or enjoying a morning coffee. The overall atmosphere and mood make it one of the better guesthouses in town for meeting other travellers. A basic European-style breakfast is included or you can arrange to have local Burmese; it'll be served in the garden. Bicycles are available for hire and they'll provide useful maps of the area. If you need WiFi be sure to let them know because it's not available in all of the rooms. We liked the staff, price and location; worth considering.
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Contact details:85, Myawaddy Rd. T: (081) 209 417
Email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
What we were quoted
|Type of room||Low season||High season||Notes|
|Sgl fan private b'room||16||20|
|Dbl fan private b'room||22||22|
|Triple fan private b'room||30||30|
Added to Travelfish on: 16th October, 2013
Last visited or updated on: 23rd October, 2013
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Rated 3 out of 5
Based on 1 ratings and 1 reviews
Wouldn't be my pick for a second time
I stayed in a standard room, $20 for a single. On first impression, the room was fine. I liked that that provided chairs and tables outside your room to give you somewhere to relax. I had two different rooms (after asking to be moved) and got reasonable WiFi in both, but these were near reception. My biggest complaint about this place is the fact the walls between the rooms is plywood, and you can hear everything going on in the rooms on either side of you. Talking, snoring, farting - you name it. At night, it was very obvious to me that there was a head only a foot away from my head through the wall. On top of that, the road noise was horrendous, until late at night and starting at 5am. This was from motorbikes, tractor trucks and other big noisy trucks. Again, the excessive noise can be attributed to the thin walls. I slept with ear plugs each night but they couldn't block all the noise out. Breakfast was very average although served in a nice garden setting. (Pancake, banana, orange and coffee). I looked at another place around the corner for the same price, and very similar room but the room construction was more substantial. I spoke to someone staying there and she said it was very quiet. I would have moved if it had been convenient. The place was called Zawgyi Inn (I think) if you can find it. They also had the weirdest toilet paper I've ever come across - like a crepe bandage!
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