Your only option
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.
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Sgl fan share bathroom|
$6 for a peephole room
|Dbl fan share bathroom|
$12 for a peephole room
|Sgl fan private bathroom||US$25||US$25|
|Dbl fan private bathroom||US$28||US$28|
Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.
Browse hotels on Agoda
Provided by Travelfish partner Agoda.