Royal White Elephant Hotel
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Royal White Elephant Hotel

No-11, Kan Street, HlaingTownship, Hlaing, Yangon, Myanmar, 11051
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    Royal White Elephant Hotel Reviews

    6.1
    Good
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    7.2
    Very good

    "The most positive thing were the staff who were very friendl..."

    Gemma

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    August 9, 2016

    Things you’ll love about Royal White Elephant Hotel

    Things you'll love

    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Currency exchange

    • Breakfast [free]

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    Location
    6.5
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    Nearby
  • Myanmar Gems Museum3.37 km
  • Kaba Aye Pagoda3.37 km
  • Chaukhtatgyi Paya4.57 km
  • Shwedagon Pagoda4.79 km
  • National Museum5.58 km
  • Bogyoke Aung San Market6.91 km
  • St Mary's Cathedral7.52 km
  • Sule Pagoda7.63 km
  • Botataung Paya8.86 km
  • Htauk Kyant War Memorial Cemetery22.08 km
  • Value for money6.3
    Distance to city center3.00 Km
    Location rating6.5
    Nearest airportYangon International Airport (RGN)
    Distance to airport7.2 km

    Rooms available at Royal White Elephant Hotel

    Superior
    Superior
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    • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 single beds or 1 queen be...
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    Deluxe
    Deluxe
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    • Room size: 52 m²/560 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 queen beds or 4 single be...
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    Standard
    Standard
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    • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 single beds or 1 queen be...
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    Superior Triple Room
    Superior Triple Room
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    • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    One Bedroom Apartment
    One Bedroom Apartment
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
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    • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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    Run of House
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    Suite
    Suite
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    Run of House
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    Basic Suite
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      Superior Single
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        What people love about Royal White Elephant Hotel

        • 8.4
          Excellent
          Staff 

          "The staff were excellent."

          Geoffrey

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          September 7, 2016

        • 6.8
          Good
          Staff 

          "Friendly staff."

          Cesar

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          April 22, 2017

        • 9.2
          Exceptional
          Location

          "The location is very strategic to the Yangon University."

          ELVY

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          December 12, 2017

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        6.8
        Good

        "Clean and nice."

        E

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        July 10, 2018

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        What they offer

        6.8
        Good

        "Very close to US Embassy which was good."

        Cesar

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        April 22, 2017

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        There is construction underway near the property from July 28, 2016 to September 30, 2016. There will be some areas affected by noise from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM. For further queries, please contact the property directly.

        Reviews of Royal White Elephant Hotel from real guests

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        Agoda Reviews (630)Booking.com Reviews (62)
        Cleanliness5.6
        Facilities5.6
        Location6.5
        Room comfort and quality6.1
        Service6.4
        Value for money6.3
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        8.3
        Excellent
        din from India
        Business traveler
        Superior
        Stayed 4 nights in August 2013

        value for money - business travellers”

        Excellent location, fast internet, comfortable bed

        This was my 4th trip to Royal White Elephant Hotel. It is very much convenient for me from my business point of view. Only I would suggest the hotel management to provide some more amenities which is essential for business travelers viz., cloth ironing system, shoe shines, good quality of toiletries etc. Anyway, it is absolutely value for money kind of hotel.

        Reviewed August 14, 2013
        8.3
        Excellent
        din from India
        Business traveler
        Deluxe
        Stayed 5 nights in July 2013

        A value for money hotel - great location”

        Value for money, near to Inya Lake, Attentive staffs

        I visit Yangon almost every month. In past I stayed in various hotels but in my opinion Royal White Elephant is the best among any other budget hotel. The room was big but cleaned. Staffs were attentive. The best part of this hotel was it proximity to Inya lake - one of the most beautiful place in Yangon. Internet speed was good which enabled me to speak to my family through skype.

        Reviewed July 21, 2013
        9.2
        Exceptional
        ELVY from Malaysia
        Business traveler
        Standard
        Stayed 4 nights in December 2017

        Exceptional”

        The hotel is worth the price. The location is very strategic to the Yangon University. And most interesting was it very close to the Inya Lake. The lake is very beautiful. We were lucky because our first night was welcomed by beautiful full moonlight by the lake. It was completely incredible. I will never forget such amazing scenery. This hotel is highly recommended due to its price worth and location too. Many inconvenient stores at the street and places to eat. The hotel staffs were so helpful. though during our visit, the hotel is still under construction, but that won't bother me, in fact I felt comfortable. In the morning we walked by foot to the Yangon University and most interesting part was experiencing the morning breeze. It was awesome.

        Reviewed December 12, 2017
        4.4
        Katia from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Standard
        Stayed 5 nights in May 2016

        Sadly worse each visit”

        Better since the carpets have been removed. Still got leaks from the bathroom above. The housekeeping staff always leave the lights on and must leave the doors open during cleaning so the rooms fill up with mosquitoes every day. Had a cold shower this time. Much mid the place is in need of modernising, not sure it's going to get better though as they seem to be extending forwards. Rooms are odd shapes, painted stark white with bully furniture sticking out at odd angles. The interior needs a bit more thought. And te breakfast needs a bit less oil.

        Reviewed June 14, 2016
        8.0
        Excellent
        Choon-Ngor from Malaysia
        Business traveler
        Superior
        Stayed 7 nights in April 2016

        Nice staff & price but the place is falling apart.”

        Poor water pressure throughout the day. Can't regulate the temperature, so it's just super hot. Can't wash full body. Room and bathroom walls are dirty. Only gives 1 towel in a room. Morning breakfast was boring with overcooked main course in a heavy sauce. Construction work going on in the front, so you hear a lot of hammering until 6:00 pm when they stop. The picture on your website is incorrectt as the front of the hotel no longer is exposed and there is no more carpark. They are building a few new floors on it.

        Reviewed May 02, 2016
        5.7
        Baptiste from France
        Business traveler
        Superior
        Stayed 3 nights in March 2014

        Ok”

        Friendly staff, Room size, hot water

        Royal White Elephant is ok. A relatively good value for money as per Yangon standards. Easy to reach back as taxi drivers know it. Location is not amazing but close to some good restaurants. Staff is friendly and helpful.

        Reviewed March 08, 2015
        7.0
        Very good
        LUN from Taiwan
        Solo traveler
        Standard
        Stayed 1 night in February 2014

        decent hotel with good wifi”

        clean room, friendly staff and good wifi

        the hotel is an old hotel, but it is still a decent hotel. staffs were friendly and it had good wifi. but at nigh time the power went off a few times.. and got back on right away.. little inconvenient.. other than that, everything seemed ok.. but I will try other hotel though when I visit yangon next time..

        Reviewed May 09, 2014
        8.3
        Excellent
        Steven from United States
        Business traveler
        Standard
        Stayed 14 nights in March 2014

        Good value for money”

        Price, close to airport, and MITC

        For the price you can't complain. Improvement feedback: m 1)TVs have access to different channels depending on your room. Some room TVs have a wide variety, some only show local programs. Finally, Internet speed needs to be improved. Saw 1 guest doing internet in the hallway as he couldn't get anything in the room.

        Reviewed April 12, 2014
        8.0
        Excellent
        Steven from United States
        Business traveler
        Standard
        Stayed 13 nights in March 2014

        Their internet service has improved”

        Internet improved, price, location (for business people only)

        They are improving. The hotel is a bit run-down, but can't complain for the price. My improvement suggestion is to ensure the TVs work in the rooms. Some rooms have more channels than others. It's the luck of the draw. Also some shower curtains are falling apart. Need maintenance to fix each and every room. The rooms are hanging by a thread. Still, for the price, can't really complain. It's close to MICT, which is good for me as that's where my biz is located.

        Reviewed April 01, 2014
        8.0
        Excellent
        Steven from United States
        Business traveler
        Standard
        Stayed 7 nights in February 2014

        Basic but cheap. Rude front desk girls. Lousy Wifi”

        1) Restaurant staff great, 2) Price is great, 3) Close to MICT business park.

        For the price you can't complain. My only two complaints are: 1) Front Desk girls are rude. They need training in Customer Service. If they smiled their faces would crack. 2) WiFi is conjested, but I noticed that is a common complaint in Yangon hotels, so maybe they are not so bad. That said, the hotel does have a huge Caterpillar gen set parked outside. That's comforting if there is a power cut. The showers are not fancy, but each room has a water tank and heater, so rest assured you can hose yourself off in the morning.

        Reviewed February 12, 2014
        2.0
        TAN from Malaysia
        Family with young children
        Deluxe
        Stayed 1 night in December 2013

        Very Bad Hotel”

        Old Room & Bad Hotel

        I have booked 3 Deluxe Rooms thru Agoda.When i have arrived in this hotel,The person-in-charge didnt allow us to check in because he said these 3 Deluxe Rooms were for 3 persons stay only.Then i have shouted & argued with him for 10 to 15 mins regarding about Deluxe rooms.As shown in Agoda's photos,Deluxe room has 2 Double beds which means can occupy 3 to 4 persons per room.After that he has called to his superior regarding about my case.

        Reviewed December 26, 2013
        6.7
        Good
        Nikki from United Kingdom
        Business traveler
        Standard
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2013

        Stayed in better - served a purpose”

        Honestly - not that much - construction going on outside all the time - had a bed and a bathroom. Enough said

        It was adequate - was on a budget and it was the best on offer. Lovely staff - but not in a rush to recommend it. However, all hotel rooms are stupidly expensive in Yangon so if you are on a budget, this will suffice.

        Reviewed October 05, 2013
        5.0
        Franz from Germany
        Business traveler
        Superior
        Stayed 13 nights in August 2013

        Remote standard acccomodation”

        Staff, Proximity to the lake, Interenet

        It was OK. Not a place that feels great to hang out, but it served the purpose. Hotel, rooms, bathrooms and furniture are quite old. Some renovation, especially for the carpets and the bathrooms would make a big difference. The breakfast buffet is rather small and doesn't offer much variety. Positively I have to mention the staff that has been friendly and attentive at all times, as well as the free internet connection.

        Reviewed September 17, 2013
        7.3
        Very good
        Khine from Singapore
        Business traveler
        Standard
        Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

        Overall pleasant stay at the Hotel”

        Location, location and location

        Friendly staff at the hotel.1st day check in e room given to us on the ground floor moldy smell but the next days upon request the staff was change for us to the better room.Overall was a pleasant stay at the hotel.

        Reviewed August 16, 2013
        4.7
        Chin from Malaysia
        Business traveler
        Superior
        Stayed 4 nights in July 2013

        simple hotel”

        simple basic amenities are there; toilet a bit old but at least clean; water is not so clean (yellowish); internet is really slow

        This is the first time that I stay in this hotel. It is a basic simple hotel and reasonably priced. The room is in reasonably old condition but at least I think it is quite clean. The toilet is run down and water is yellowish - hence I have kept my shower relative QUICK. At least there are still hot water and I have experienced power failures 3 times. Overall if you are not too demanding this is a hotel that can let you sleep and rest. If there is no other choice, I might come back again to stay.

        Reviewed August 16, 2013
        5.0
        Antoine from France
        Business traveler
        Standard
        Stayed 4 nights in July 2013

        Reasonnable budget hotel”

        Wifi, free breakfast. quiet

        Booked for some visiting company staff. This is close to some offices and embassies, but not central nor convenient for tourists. Totally overpriced compared to most south East Asia, but still one of the cheapest options offering decent rooms with AC, Wifi and en suite bathroom in Yangon.

        Reviewed August 02, 2013
        5.0
        Antoine from France
        Business traveler
        Standard
        Stayed 7 nights in July 2013

        Reasonnable budget hotel”

        Wifi, breakfast inclusive, quiet

        Booked for some visiting company staff. This is close to some offices and embassies, but not central nor convenient for tourists. Totally overpriced compared to most south East Asia, but still one of the cheapest options offering decent rooms with AC, Wifi and en suite bathroom in Yangon.

        Reviewed August 02, 2013
        9.0
        Exceptional
        Patrick from Austria
        Business traveler
        Standard
        Stayed 5 nights in June 2013

        What makes a great hotel? The Staff”

        Staff, Staff, Staff

        Whilst the hotel needs a little investment, it is a great place to stay. The staff are super friendly and could not do enough. The room was clean and comfortable. Excellent value for money. Congratulations to all the staff. I see you soon. Mr. Patrick

        Reviewed June 17, 2013
        4.3
        Kevin from Singapore
        Business traveler
        Superior
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

        Go with no expectations”

        Value for money

        Myanmar has just started opening up its borders after more than a decade of isolation, so its tourism industry is still in its infancy. Hence, the vast majority of hotels, while well-kept, are old and certainly below the average standard expected by most international travelers. Visit without any excpectations and you will be fine. Otherwise, the 70s motel style rooms and bathrooms, and unreliable WIFI will leave you disappointed, even though Myanmar is a beautiful country to explore. The warmth and innocence of its people try to make up for the lack of facilities, but if you want comfort, suggest you pay top dollar for the few five star hotels in Yangon like Trader's instead. Otherwise, be prepared to rough it out.

        Reviewed June 11, 2013
        4.7
        Sze from Malaysia
        Business traveler
        Superior
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

        Very poor condition hotel room.”

        None, except the friendly staffs.

        I felt the room was like an oven during the day time especially during this month Myanmar has very hot weather. TV channels has no intereting programme. You basically will not enjoy staying in the room at all.

        Reviewed April 27, 2013
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