Shwe Moung Than Hotel

Shwe Moung Than Hotel

Best value for money in town

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Neither the cheapest nor the smartest hotel in Dawei, Shwe Moung Than is an excellent compromise and probably represents the best value for money in town.

Travelfish says:

Room rates are only slightly higher than grungy Dream Emperor but for your extra kyat you get a clean room in a new building with helpful staff and a breakfast thrown in as well. Recommended!

The location isn’t bad either, on the quiet residential street that links Arzarni and Niban and home to Dream Journey coffee shop and Focus motorbike rental. The building is new as of early 2016, – built in a style incongruous besides its older neighbours. This does mean everything’s very clean and works well. Air-con is cold, hot water hot (though they do offer some cheaper cold shower alternatives), and even their WiFi worked in a fashion. Spotless white rooms are devoid of decor but come with fridge and cable TV and the more expensive hot water options have bathtubs. Rooms are a decent size too -- the 37,000 kyat and up ones are huge.

Though the frontage looks directly onto the road, a breakfast area and cafe on the top floor has good views, with an open area that the Golden lacks. Being only four storeys, views aren’t quite as good as Diamond Crown. Ticketing services are on offer too. Being brand new, Shwe Moung Than hasn’t made it onto many other guides yet, so for now, you’ll have a good chance of snaring a room. No low season rates were noted but we’d guess you could try for a discount.

Contact details for Shwe Moung Than Hotel

Address: 665 Pakauku Kyaung St, Dawei
T: (059) 23763-4;  
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º11'48.97" E, 14º4'26.98" N
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Room rates: US$20 to $40

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Standard double room
Air-con with cold water. Hot water: 32,000 kyat.
20,000 kyat 20,000 kyat
Superior double room
Large air-con with bathroom and hot water
37,000 kyat 37,000 kyat
Triple air-con private bathroom 47,000 kyat 47,000 kyat
Family room
Sleeps four.
57,000 kyat 57,000 kyat

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Based in Chiang Mai, Mark Ord has been travelling Southeast Asia for over two decades and first crossed paths with Travelfish on Ko Lipe in the early 1990s.

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