Honey Bear Hotel

Honey Bear Hotel

Kawthaung’s prime location

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The four-storey Honey Bear is located bang in the middle of town on Strand Road.

Travelfish says:

If you want to be in the thick of Kawthaung’s action, this is the place to be. Front rooms overlook the port and river estuary with the hills of Ranong in the distance. Views of the waterfront hustle and bustle are second to none, though these front rooms do get a little noisy. Rear rooms with views over the hill and pagoda are quieter.

Honey Bear’s been around for a while and while we found public areas slightly tired, an effort had been made with rooms which are spic and span as well as spacious and comfortable. There’s minimal decoration but with views like this you don’t need much. All rooms come with hot water, air-con, cable TV and WiFi (though temper expectations on the latter). Staff don’t seem too used to Western visitors -- they probably see more Thais -- though they are friendly and the helpful manager spoke excellent English. Breakfast is included in a downstairs restaurant. For lunch and dinner it offers an extensive menu of Burmese, Thai and Western dishes. Their coffee shop also makes a good brew.

We were quoted a flat room rate, though we suspect you ought to be able to get a small discount in low season. It is already a pretty good deal; Garden Hotel has much newer rooms but lacks the good location and Penguin has cheaper though much smaller ones. Honey Bear is a good compromise.

Contact details for Honey Bear Hotel

Address: Strand Rd, Kawthaung
T: (051) 51352-3; Yangon office: (01) 222 099, (01) 223 515;  
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º33'13.88" E, 9º58'45.81" N
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Room rates: US$20 to $40

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Standard double room
800 baht
US$22 US$22

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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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