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    A hotel suggestion in Yangon please

    ive always fancied a trip to Burma or whatever the fok there calling it these days. so yesterday got online and booked airasia, udon thani bangkok, bangkok yangon for the 4th january
    now all i need is a decent gaff to stay in , Taking Mrs BLD and Mini Bld,s, so i guess ive got to fork out for something reasonable but looking on agoda , wotif etc it seems if you want a pool and a couple of beds then you are looking at about $250 is this right, seems a bit rich, i was thinking more along the lines of about $100 to $150, only staying 3 nights, so a pool isnt really necessary, i guess if the kids want a swim we could go to a hotel with one and pay to swim, any suggestions anyone, A good place to have a cold beer would also be much appreciated,

    Cheers

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    Not sure how current it is now

    http://teakdoor.com/vietnam-nepal-an...n-rangoon.html (One day in Rangoon)

    Also, it takes a few days to sort visas out so give yourself plenty of time.

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    Take cash and travellers cheques The ATMs dont always accept foreign cards.

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    Even hotels and airlines are reluctant to accept credit cards.

    I've stayed at good places for around 70-100 per day. (Can't recall the name right now, will work on it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker
    Taking Mrs BLD and Mini Bld,s, so i guess ive got to fork out for something reasonable but looking on agoda , wotif etc it seems if you want a pool and a couple of beds then you are looking at about $250 is this right, seems a bit rich, i was thinking more along the lines of about $100 to $150, only staying 3 nights, so a pool isnt really necessary,
    I'd recommend trader's hotel.

    good location with adequately sized, clean rooms for approx $175

    Yangon Hotel | Hotel In Yangon | Traders Hotel, Yangon




    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    it takes a few days to sort visas out so give yourself plenty of time.
    citizens of the following countries can get a visa on arrival for $40 US

    Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam, Australia, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States of America.

    http://www.mip.gov.mm/visaonarrival/
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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey
    citizens of the following countries can get a visa on arrival for $40 US
    That's a bit easier.

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    As a past frequent visitor to Burma, i must admit i was not aware the visa on arrival had been re-instated.
    I used to stay at the Royal Yangon for 30-40$Us a night, i fear you may now be paying 250$Us for the same standard room.
    Its not a city i would wish to go down market for accommodation.

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    Thanks all
    i did check out the classique inn marmite recommended and they got back to me with an email response right away, it appears they have vacancys for 2 nights only and there rooms only fit 2 adults no room for kids i will have to book an extra room, both rooms are $80 each and they are not adjoining , so will have to keep looking , Traders Hotel looks good but in january its $250 a night, Went to the myannmar consulate in vientiane yesterday and the visa was $20 an extra $10 to get it back on thursday instead of friday,

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    The Traders hotel has a decent restaurant that does a nice Sunday spread, if I recall correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey
    http://www.mip.gov.mm/visaonarrival/
    thanks for that ray, ive just read it, it seems a transit visa is $20 and an entry visais $40, i will have to nip back to the consulate (its near my house anyway) and check that they dont think i want a transit visa , I also asked them if the wife and kids needed visa,s ( They hold Lao passports) and was told no, no need. but the website says $40 on arrival WTF now im confused

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    citizens of the following countries can get a visa on arrival for $40 US
    Not yet - VoA is only available for business visas ==> $50 for 70 days

    Hotel room rates have gone through the roof - you're better off bringing your own tent and camping....

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    Thanks simon
    just to clarify the situation i popped into the consulate again, and the nice lady told me that yes $20 for a month is indeed correct, for me (Aussie Passport) the extra $10 i paid to get it back a day earlier will likely enter the "slush fund" she also confirmed that my wife and kids on Lao passports can enter for 10 days free, this has all recently changed so the info heres outdated http://www.mip.gov.mm/visaonarrival/ thanks anyway ray

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker
    the info heres outdated http://www.mip.gov.mm/visaonarrival/ thanks anyway ray
    apologies for posting outdated info.

    glad you got it sorted out.

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    No worries ray
    I thought the bird in the consulate may have had it wrong andi didnt fancy the aggro turning up in yangon and finding out i need to fork out again, I live a 2 minute walk from the consulate in vientiane, so no biggie to go back and check.
    booked a hotel yesterday (Clover Hotel) not cheap but its high season and ive heard there are a lot of business speculators in yangon driving up hotel prices, this will likely be the case i suppose until they build more,

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    I hope you have the time to do a travel review with pics and up to date info? I'm curious for a visit meself.

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    Yep a trip report will likely follow, I'm also on the hunt for pommy motorbikes, triumphs etc, for possible import to Laos, perhaps the colonials have been so kind as to leave a few behind

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker
    I'm also on the hunt for pommy motorbikes, triumphs etc
    Even betterer. Good luck with the search.

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    'm also on the hunt for pommy motorbikes, triumphs etc
    Motorbikes are banned in Yangon, (with the exception of a few police or officials). So you will not see anyone riding around on vintage machines..

    Pity you're not into vintage cars - there are many of them

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    There's a big thread on Flyertalk about it. United had a $450 mistake fare in 1st from the W Coast to YGN, so it became a popular topic. Here's the LINK: Yangon and Myanmar Hotel Recommendations Sought - FlyerTalk Forums

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    Sorry Beerlaodrinker no sweet F.A about Burma but now I no your off I have a plan.

    Im swimming that Mekong and will be loitering in your hot tube,Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravesend Dave
    Im swimming that Mekong and will be loitering in your hot tube
    Less of that queer talk in the top half of the forum, please.

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    ^lol, you will likely have to kick her useless brothers out first, and for that reason i will be drinking the contents of the mini fridge before i leave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Gravesend Dave
    Im swimming that Mekong and will be loitering in your hot tube
    Less of that queer talk in the top half of the forum, please.
    Nice one marmite!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    ^lol, you will likely have to kick her useless brothers out first, and for that reason i will be drinking the contents of the mini fridge before i leave
    I am sure they would not down all your booze as well.

    Fucking best bet,neck the lot mate!

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    Haven't been to Burma since 87

    I wonder if the Strand is there still ?

    Ah, yes and I saw lots and lots of BSA's there

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