Pyay has an adequate selection of hotels that covers most of the bases. Along Bogyoke Road near the train station are at least two locals-focused hotels that might be worth trying in the unlikely situation where everything listed here is full.
Lucky Dragon is easily the best hotel in Pyay, with cosy cottages running in two rows back from the streetside, where you'll find the reception area, restaurant and a small swimming pool. Rooms are very well kept with soft beds, air-con throughout and spotless warm water bathrooms, fully stocked minibar, coffee and tea, TV and very fast WiFi (which is included in the rate). All rates include a... Read our full review of Lucky Dragon Hotel.
If you're on a budget, Myat Lodging House is the traveller digs in Pyay. It's a peculiar setup -- you need to walk through an upstairs shared bathroom area to reach a second wing of rooms, but that aside, for the money this isn't bad. It is very basic and could do with a solid sandblasting -- the walls in particular need either wallpaper or a coat of paint, but the bathrooms were quite clean and... Read our full review of Myat Lodging House.
The Pyay Strand is the worst value of the hotels in Pyay, but if you must have a view of the river from your room, this is just about the only place that you'll find it. Rooms are of a good size, with the riverside ones having the views, and they come with TV and minibar, and all have air-con. Beds here are rock hard, which is an odd feature in a town full of really soft beds. Most of the staff... Read our full review of Pyay Strand Hotel.
It's more of a grimace than a smile, but the rooms here (and there are plenty of them) are of a very good size, and some come with air-con. Bathrooms are just okay; the one we were shown was extremely fumey but otherwise fine. Facilities include TV and minibar and the rates include breakfast. Beds are super soft. Set on the busy Bogyoke Road and backing onto the train station, go for a room at... Read our full review of Smile Hotel.
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