Hotel G Yangon was the perfect stay for us in Yangon, Myanmar. In this city which never seems to sleep it is important to have somewhere to relax at the end of the day. Hotel G Yangon was this and so much more for us, providing a quiet retreat in the concrete jungle. With quirky decor, a happening vibe and comfortable rooms, it is a hotel with a personality. Ready to find out more? Let’s get into this Hotel G Yangon review.
Getting to Hotel G From Yangon International Airport
A couple of years ago when I last visited Myanmar you were able to get affordable government taxis for a set fee of about 8000. Though, this is no longer offered. We ended up negotiating a private taxi at 12,000. If you do get a SIM Card at the airport I recommend using the grab app for better-priced rates. With minimal traffic, the drive from the Airport to Hotel G Yangon will take at least 40 minutes.
Getting Around Yangon
A big plus about Hotel G Yangon is its location. In the middle of the downtown area, you are within walking distance to many of the tourist hot spots in Yangon. We easily walked to Shwedagon Pagoda, Boyke Market and did the circular train from the hotel. Though weather here can be hot and if you cannot bear to walk I highly recommend using Grab taxis.
A Relaxing City Stay: Hotel G Yangon Review
Checking Into Hotel G Yangon
With a delayed flight, we arrived very late at Hotel G Yangon. However, this didn’t affect the check in process. Upon arrival, the staff were all super friendly and accommodating. The security guard at the entrance helped get our bags from the taxi to the lobby.
A welcome drink is provided while another staff member took our bags up to our room. Even late at night, there is a great vibe coming from the lobby area. The in-house restaurant, Babet, was packed providing a fun atmosphere throughout the hotel.
The ‘Great’ Room
Hotel G Yangon has four different types of rooms; the good, great, greater and greatest. At 20sqm we had the “great” room for our 2-night stay. First impressions, the room is very clean and has everything you need for a stay in Yangon. The king size bed was super comfy and there was a great view out the window where you can see the main central train station. Below the window which spans across one wall of the room sits a desk and chair. Perfect if you want to do any work during your stay. The room also contains a well stocked mini bar.
The shower and toilet are separated in their own cubicles. I always like this set up as you still have access to the toilet if someone is having a shower without having to wait. Although space is limited there is still room for a huge double bed with storage on both sides and a long writing desk by the window with a great view for sitting down and doing some work.
Room amenities include a smart TV, Bluetooth alarm clock, in-room safe, laundry service, coffee and tea making facilities, slippers, a pillow menu and plenty of bathroom amenities on offer if you left anything behind. There is also a well-stocked mini-bar of chocolate and snacks for those midnight cravings, not too expensive either.
Being late we didn’t mess around too much so settled in for an early night. A great air con system keeps the room cool from the humidity of Yangon and the super comfy bed provides an excellent nights sleep. Also, the soundproofing of the rooms is incredible, providing a peaceful nights sleep.
Waking up early we head downstairs to try out the breakfast. A buffet is set up along the bar counter, various fruits, breads and juices as well as cold meats and salads.
A menu is provided where full of sweet and savory options. While you wait for this to be cooked you can pick what you like from the buffet. There is also water and apple/orange juice on offer to go with the food. The menu items were always high quality with excellent presentation.
From the menu I personally recommend the pancakes, you have the option of chocolate sauce or maple syrup, I opted for chocolate sauce pancakes both mornings we were at Hotel G Yangon. Cooked to perfection, the pancakes are light and fluffy. Grab some fresh fruit from the buffet to go with and you have the perfect sweet breakfast.
The ground floor is the location of the Babett restaurant. When we first entered the hotel late on a Monday night, was absolutely packed with locals and ex-pats around the bar or sitting at tables eating drinking away. This provided a great atmosphere we were more than happy to join in on. There is a great menu on offer here offering predominantly western style dishes. There is even a pizza oven although by the time we went to dinner they had already closed it for the night. After eating local for a few days I decided to be “safe” and went with the beef burger with a side of fries. There is little to fault in the food or service at the restaurant, and is a great place to try if you don’t want to go out.
As well as the great restaurant downstairs, Hotel G Yangon also has access to a well-equipped gym on the first floor. The gym is huge at 550 square meters with plenty of equipment to suit anyone from having a light vacation workout to the hard out gym junky, this place has everything. There is even a separate yoga room and different fitness classes throughout the week.
Reception is 24hours and the staff are super friendly and happy to help. Arranging airport transfers, local taxis or recommending things to do around the area. First-time travelers to Yangon will probably feel a little overwhelmed at first, so having staff fluent in English and so accommodating goes a long way to making you feel at home in an unfamiliar country.
Overall we really enjoyed my stay in Hotel G Yangon. This was my partners first trip to Myanmar and he was quite worried about the standard of accommodation we would be staying in. Well, Hotel G went above and beyond in terms of putting all my initial thoughts to rest, it’s a modern, swanky hotel with great amenities and facilities, including a great restaurant downstairs.
The bed’s and pillows are super comfy, and the room has all the items you need for an enjoyable stay. The staff couldn’t be any more accommodating or helpful. I hope this Hotel G Yangon review has been helpful and if you have questions let me know in the comments!
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