Shwe Thazin Hotel Sittwe

250. Main Road, Palintaw Kyay Pin Gyi Qr., Sittwe, Sittwe, Myanmar, 1003
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6.1
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Highlights and ratings

1.5-star Hotel
Free Wi-Fi
"Air con and hot water working as well as an empty fridge."
Edoardo - December 9, 2018
Good service
6.6 rating for service
  • Free airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Currency exchange

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Cheaper than 88% of all properties in Sittwe in the last 24 hoursCompared to 8 Sittwe properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money5.4
Distance to city center1.5 km
Location rating7.4

Rooms available at Shwe Thazin Hotel Sittwe

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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Shwe Thazin Hotel Sittwe?

    Check-in is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

    How do I get to Shwe Thazin Hotel Sittwe?

    Shwe Thazin Hotel Sittwe is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind -- it's free! Just use the Let us know what you need section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a complimentary ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Shwe Thazin Hotel Sittwe also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the property's convenient shuttle service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Shwe Thazin Hotel Sittwe has a car park available for guests. Car parking is free for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Sittwe with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

    What is the smoking policy at Shwe Thazin Hotel Sittwe?

    Shwe Thazin Hotel Sittwe does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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    Reviews of Shwe Thazin Hotel Sittwe from real guests

    Overall rating
    6.1
    Good
    From 153 reviews
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    Agoda Reviews (116)Booking.com Reviews (37)
    Rating via Agoda6.0
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    10
    Cleanliness5.6
    Facilities5.6
    Location7.4
    Room comfort and quality5.0
    Service6.6
    Value for money5.4
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    <6 Below Expectation (53)
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    9.0
    Exceptional
    johannes from Netherlands
    Solo traveler
    Superior
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

    Enjoyable stay in this 2 star hotel... ”

    Friendly staff, Good breakfast, service

    Stayed 2 nights here to take boat to Mrauk-u Staff at desk was friendly and helpful.. They arranged boat ticket and transport.. all accurate and in time.. They match their rating.. My personal experience is good...

    Reviewed November 19, 2015
    8.0
    Excellent
    Nicholas from United States
    Solo traveler
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in February 2015

    Perfectly Fine”

    Room quality good, location, and excellent rooftop terrace

    This is a perfectly fine option in Sittwe. I stayed in the second category room, not the standard, so perhaps that had something to do with it, but I found the room to be quite comfortable and clean, with coffee/tea service and nice minibar, hot shower, comfortable bed... nothing to complain about. Great view of the flight of the bats in the evening from their roof terrace, which is a wonderful spot to drink a beer in the breezy evening air... standing up, however, because they have no tables or chairs up there. Seriously, if they started a proper cafe terrace, they could make some extra cash from beer-buying foreigners enjoying the sunset and bats show. Something to think about, Shwe Thazin.

    Reviewed February 13, 2015
    4.4
    Khine from Myanmar
    Couple
    Superior
    Stayed 4 nights in March 2019

    Strong recommand for not to stay at this hotel if you like clean place ”

    Their staff have a good customer service , but the holtel room is not the same as the picture , have moistre , smell , and bath room is dirty. In the first day even they confirmed the booking and collect the money from agoda , but actually they don't have room for us , let us move to another hotel and pay by theirself , but we can't sleepthe hole night brcause of mice and noise . Second day morning, we go and check in at shwe thazin again , at first they don't have room and still not checkout . we go around and come back hotel again , the room they gave me very dirty and have moisture , smelly . so we decided move to another hotel and let them pay back refund .. the staff was very politely and solve the problem . but the owner did'nt want to take responsibilites . after that they said just want to pay back 50% ... and finally got back 3 days room charges...

    Reviewed March 19, 2019
    7.0
    Very good
    MARTIN from Northern Mariana Islands
    Couple
    Deluxe
    Stayed 1 night in December 2014

    Overnight stay, awaiting boat to Mrauk Oo”

    Location, Staff, Rooftop

    Somewhat of a dump; but still tolerable. The staff hunted us down to tell us the ferry would be two hours late, saving us from waking up super early and rotting at the jetty for two extra hours - thank you for that! Nearby Seafood Restaurant had excellent humungous lobster for $9 each - a steal of a deal...but watch out, their 'premium scotch' (Chivas, Johnny Walker) are fake (common in Myanmar) - I don't think they are aware of it. Rooftop at sunset is quite the avian spectacle - not to be missed and a better sunset location that the so-called 'View Point'.

    Reviewed December 25, 2014
    3.0
    Michelle from Singapore
    Couple
    Deluxe
    Stayed 1 night in January 2014

    Ok for overnight stay”

    Location

    Had to stay overnight before our boat to Mrauk U the following morning. Room contained information on accessing Internet via wifi but does not work. Upon calling reception, they merely said "No Internet". Rooms were fairly clean. Peeling paint, tired bathroom, and mediocre breakfast..as you can expect from the price. Conclusion - No other better hotels in the area. Good location to walk to see a local market in the early morning.

    Reviewed January 18, 2014
    4.0
    Hyungguen from Myanmar
    Business traveler
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Acceptable”

    When I got there - although I booked a room with a confirmation email, the hotel could not find any record of my booking. This was a serious issue as all of the hotels' rooms in Sittwe were fully booked and foreigners should stay in a hotel in Rakhine. Agoda should not have sent me the confirmation email in the first place.

    Reviewed December 11, 2018
    6.4
    Good
    Edoardo from Italy
    Solo traveler
    Superior
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

    Value for money”

    The hotel is one of the cheapest in the city. I could see other hotels around, more expensive (60-80 USD night), but eventually they do not offer much better rooms apart being 32m2 and repainted. I could classify this hotel as a standard EU 1 star. The hotel is not particularly clean and needs some refurbishment. Staff was nice but a bit shy and not good English speakers. more local than foreign customers. I stayed at the 4th floor in garden view and i had full light. Air con and hot water working as well as an empty fridge. The room was 16m2 not smelling of damp (but it was dry season) but i could see some part of the walls with molds. The 20 inch TV had some channels with foreign movies. The breakfast at the rooftop was nice with a good view of trees canopies and a glimpse to the sea. The hotel changes the menu almost every day, with two staples and two fish/meat dishes, egg, two side dishes, fruits. It's a no frills hotel, but at an excellent location.

    Reviewed December 09, 2018
    2.8
    Zakaria from United Kingdom
    Business traveler
    Superior
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

    Acceptable”

    The commode in the toilet was leaking. The staffs do not understand English very well. Though there is a card payment facility at the reception, when you will go to pay by your card, they will give you excuses.

    Reviewed November 21, 2018
    2.4
    victoria from Myanmar
    Business traveler
    Superior
    Stayed 5 nights in January 2019

    I do not recommend”

    Inflexible and no welcoming.... I preferred to lose the money and staying other place.

    Reviewed January 21, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Robert from Netherlands
    Group
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    okay place ”

    very friendly and helpful staff cleanliness soso no hot shower

    Reviewed November 15, 2018
    7.2
    Very good
    Margaret from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in March 2016

    Adequate and met our needs for the one night we stayed”

    There are not many places to stay in Sittwe, and this seemed best option with hot shower when I booked but I had made mistake with booking a room just for one person. Staff however managed to find us a room for 2 people which was adequate but a bit cramped and dingy but shower hot. Might have had a better room if I had booked correctly. We had toast and jam breakfast upstairs in restaurant early as catching boat. Met our needs for the one night we stayed and no complaints. Building work in progress.

    Reviewed March 20, 2016
    4.3
    James from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in March 2015

    tired and dated..serves a purpose but that's it”

    the beautiful green eyed receptionist, the shared taxi to the boat pier

    basic pretty run down place, not the cleanest but not filthy. With new places springing up all the time in this country I'd find somewhere more modern next time. The room was very basic, dingy and dark, single beds and rock hard pillows . No lift so if you're on the 3/4 floor it's a bit of a hike. go to the lifeless bar/ restaurant at dusk and stand out in the balcony to watch the massive fruit bats feeding opposite the hotel. some staff were fairly poor,, a bit blunt, and I was ignored for 10 minutes when checking in. unusual for such a friendly country. Sittwe is worth a night, quite interesting, and a visually great market.

    Reviewed March 26, 2015
    5.0
    Markus from Switzerland
    Couple
    Deluxe
    Stayed 1 night in February 2015

    Only if you can't avoid a night in Sittwe”

    Staff, quite clean, good restaurant nearby

    First problem is the hotel is located at the main road of Sittwe which is very loud. Additionally there is a large construction site just beside the hotel. Alltogether this makes it a very loud and dusty stay. The bedroom was ok, but the sanitary installations in the bathroom are adventurous. If you manage to find a little war water for the shower then you are lucky. Very basic breakfast.

    Reviewed February 16, 2015
    4.3
    Karen from Canada
    Couple
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in February 2015

    Ok, but not great...”

    Location,

    This hotel needs some fixing up. We stayed twice and the 2 rooms we had were dark, dreary and in need if a paint job. There is a new hotel in Sittwe, Hotel Memory that we found out was charging the same price for a much bigger nicer room. There are better options for the same price and all very close.

    Reviewed February 09, 2015
    2.3
    Robert from Germany
    Solo traveler
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in January 2015

    don't go there - it is expensive and shabby.”

    the hotel is shabby, just the roof is cool to watch the bats.i stayed there 1 night in january 2015.the hotel is old, rooms and bathrooms are shabby, the furniture shows wear and tear and the windows lead to the next wall. the food is like in all burmese hotels horrible, but this is nothing special to the shwe thazin. just the roof is cool to watch the bats. if you wanna see the bats, go to the roof-but this is not a reason to book this hotel. there are better options in sittwe, and you will find them without pre-booking.the staff have been here for too long (they told me that they never left sittwe), as they act dull and in a kind of numbness. but they are friendly, and they try to help you ( just that there is nothing they could help you because the room situation is hopeless....)my advice: just don't go there- it is a waste of money, lifetime and holidays!!! no, i cannot recommend the shwe thazin!!! would i go there again? no, never ever!!!

    Reviewed January 25, 2015
    6.3
    Good
    Lorna from France
    Couple
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in December 2014

    Overpriced for what is offered”

    Clean, quiet, helpful staff

    For 50 dollars, one would expect to get a little more than a room with a window giving on to a wall, faded furniture, a tiny cathodic tube TV, no wifi reception and less-than-average breakfast (where hot dishes were not kept warm).

    Reviewed January 07, 2015
    4.7
    Nina from Germany
    Couple
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in March 2014

    Dissapointing and not to be recommended”

    rooftop terace gives a nice view of the fruit bat colony

    to start of the hotel forgot to pick us up at the airport and no one was really feeling responsible when we asked them about it. the staff was barely able to speak english and the advertised internet (they even hand out passwords) does not work (and supposedly never has). the room was not really clean (dead moskitos on the wall) and when we had the same room 3 days later on our return from Mrauk U it was still there. dinner was ok. the only good thing about this hotel is the rooftop terace that faces the trees the fruit bat colony lives in.

    Reviewed April 17, 2014
    5.0
    Nina from Germany
    Couple
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in March 2014

    Dissapointing and not to be recommended”

    rooftop terace gives a nice view of the fruit bat colony

    we read the reviews but Shew Thazin being the only hotel in Sittwe that could be booked we booked it (tip: do book a different hotel in Sittwe simply via the hotel/hostel you stay in before travelling to Sittwe). to start of the hotel forgot to pick us up at the airport and no one was really feeling responsible when we asked them about it. the staff was barely able to speak english and the advertised internet (they even hand out passwords) does not work (and supposedly never has). the room was not really clean (dead moskitos on the wall) and when we had the same room 3 days later on our return from Mrauk U it was still there. dinner was ok. the only good thing about this hotel is the rooftop terace that faces the trees the fruit bat colony lives in.

    Reviewed April 17, 2014
    5.7
    Lynn from United States
    Solo traveler
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in December 2013

    good for the area”

    location, room size, location

    The rooms are fairly clean for the area though there were bird droppings over most surfaces. There was good cable at the mercy of the staff. The internet does not really work. The lower rooms' bathrooms smell of sewer gas. The breakfast is mediocre. Overall not a good value for the price though I doubt anything in sittwe is.

    Reviewed December 30, 2013
    6.3
    Good
    hendrik from Germany
    Couple
    Deluxe
    Stayed 1 night in December 2013

    Hotel ok, town better than its usual reputation”

    the flying hounds

    Hotel was alltogether ok, staff a bit desorganised, unfortunately room windows are colour-glassed, so very dark bad lightened room. Be careful with the hotels taxi driver, he pretended not to understand us, drove to wrong places and charged a lot too much.

    Reviewed December 10, 2013
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    Reviews of Shwe Thazin Hotel Sittwe from real guests

    Overall rating
    6.1
    Good
    From 153 reviews
    Provided by verified guests of
    Agoda Reviews (116)Booking.com Reviews (37)
    Rating via Agoda6.0
    /
    10
    Cleanliness5.6
    Facilities5.6
    Location7.4
    Room comfort and quality5.0
    Service6.6
    Value for money5.4
    High score for Sittwe
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    8-9 Excellent (7)
    7-8 Very Good (16)
    6-7 Good (14)
    <6 Below Expectation (53)
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    9.0
    Exceptional
    johannes from Netherlands
    Solo traveler
    Superior
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

    Enjoyable stay in this 2 star hotel... ”

    Friendly staff, Good breakfast, service

    Stayed 2 nights here to take boat to Mrauk-u Staff at desk was friendly and helpful.. They arranged boat ticket and transport.. all accurate and in time.. They match their rating.. My personal experience is good...

    Reviewed November 19, 2015
    8.0
    Excellent
    Nicholas from United States
    Solo traveler
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in February 2015

    Perfectly Fine”

    Room quality good, location, and excellent rooftop terrace

    This is a perfectly fine option in Sittwe. I stayed in the second category room, not the standard, so perhaps that had something to do with it, but I found the room to be quite comfortable and clean, with coffee/tea service and nice minibar, hot shower, comfortable bed... nothing to complain about. Great view of the flight of the bats in the evening from their roof terrace, which is a wonderful spot to drink a beer in the breezy evening air... standing up, however, because they have no tables or chairs up there. Seriously, if they started a proper cafe terrace, they could make some extra cash from beer-buying foreigners enjoying the sunset and bats show. Something to think about, Shwe Thazin.

    Reviewed February 13, 2015
    4.4
    Khine from Myanmar
    Couple
    Superior
    Stayed 4 nights in March 2019

    Strong recommand for not to stay at this hotel if you like clean place ”

    Their staff have a good customer service , but the holtel room is not the same as the picture , have moistre , smell , and bath room is dirty. In the first day even they confirmed the booking and collect the money from agoda , but actually they don't have room for us , let us move to another hotel and pay by theirself , but we can't sleepthe hole night brcause of mice and noise . Second day morning, we go and check in at shwe thazin again , at first they don't have room and still not checkout . we go around and come back hotel again , the room they gave me very dirty and have moisture , smelly . so we decided move to another hotel and let them pay back refund .. the staff was very politely and solve the problem . but the owner did'nt want to take responsibilites . after that they said just want to pay back 50% ... and finally got back 3 days room charges...

    Reviewed March 19, 2019
    7.0
    Very good
    MARTIN from Northern Mariana Islands
    Couple
    Deluxe
    Stayed 1 night in December 2014

    Overnight stay, awaiting boat to Mrauk Oo”

    Location, Staff, Rooftop

    Somewhat of a dump; but still tolerable. The staff hunted us down to tell us the ferry would be two hours late, saving us from waking up super early and rotting at the jetty for two extra hours - thank you for that! Nearby Seafood Restaurant had excellent humungous lobster for $9 each - a steal of a deal...but watch out, their 'premium scotch' (Chivas, Johnny Walker) are fake (common in Myanmar) - I don't think they are aware of it. Rooftop at sunset is quite the avian spectacle - not to be missed and a better sunset location that the so-called 'View Point'.

    Reviewed December 25, 2014
    3.0
    Michelle from Singapore
    Couple
    Deluxe
    Stayed 1 night in January 2014

    Ok for overnight stay”

    Location

    Had to stay overnight before our boat to Mrauk U the following morning. Room contained information on accessing Internet via wifi but does not work. Upon calling reception, they merely said "No Internet". Rooms were fairly clean. Peeling paint, tired bathroom, and mediocre breakfast..as you can expect from the price. Conclusion - No other better hotels in the area. Good location to walk to see a local market in the early morning.

    Reviewed January 18, 2014
    4.0
    Hyungguen from Myanmar
    Business traveler
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Acceptable”

    When I got there - although I booked a room with a confirmation email, the hotel could not find any record of my booking. This was a serious issue as all of the hotels' rooms in Sittwe were fully booked and foreigners should stay in a hotel in Rakhine. Agoda should not have sent me the confirmation email in the first place.

    Reviewed December 11, 2018
    6.4
    Good
    Edoardo from Italy
    Solo traveler
    Superior
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

    Value for money”

    The hotel is one of the cheapest in the city. I could see other hotels around, more expensive (60-80 USD night), but eventually they do not offer much better rooms apart being 32m2 and repainted. I could classify this hotel as a standard EU 1 star. The hotel is not particularly clean and needs some refurbishment. Staff was nice but a bit shy and not good English speakers. more local than foreign customers. I stayed at the 4th floor in garden view and i had full light. Air con and hot water working as well as an empty fridge. The room was 16m2 not smelling of damp (but it was dry season) but i could see some part of the walls with molds. The 20 inch TV had some channels with foreign movies. The breakfast at the rooftop was nice with a good view of trees canopies and a glimpse to the sea. The hotel changes the menu almost every day, with two staples and two fish/meat dishes, egg, two side dishes, fruits. It's a no frills hotel, but at an excellent location.

    Reviewed December 09, 2018
    2.8
    Zakaria from United Kingdom
    Business traveler
    Superior
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

    Acceptable”

    The commode in the toilet was leaking. The staffs do not understand English very well. Though there is a card payment facility at the reception, when you will go to pay by your card, they will give you excuses.

    Reviewed November 21, 2018
    2.4
    victoria from Myanmar
    Business traveler
    Superior
    Stayed 5 nights in January 2019

    I do not recommend”

    Inflexible and no welcoming.... I preferred to lose the money and staying other place.

    Reviewed January 21, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Robert from Netherlands
    Group
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    okay place ”

    very friendly and helpful staff cleanliness soso no hot shower

    Reviewed November 15, 2018
    7.2
    Very good
    Margaret from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in March 2016

    Adequate and met our needs for the one night we stayed”

    There are not many places to stay in Sittwe, and this seemed best option with hot shower when I booked but I had made mistake with booking a room just for one person. Staff however managed to find us a room for 2 people which was adequate but a bit cramped and dingy but shower hot. Might have had a better room if I had booked correctly. We had toast and jam breakfast upstairs in restaurant early as catching boat. Met our needs for the one night we stayed and no complaints. Building work in progress.

    Reviewed March 20, 2016
    4.3
    James from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in March 2015

    tired and dated..serves a purpose but that's it”

    the beautiful green eyed receptionist, the shared taxi to the boat pier

    basic pretty run down place, not the cleanest but not filthy. With new places springing up all the time in this country I'd find somewhere more modern next time. The room was very basic, dingy and dark, single beds and rock hard pillows . No lift so if you're on the 3/4 floor it's a bit of a hike. go to the lifeless bar/ restaurant at dusk and stand out in the balcony to watch the massive fruit bats feeding opposite the hotel. some staff were fairly poor,, a bit blunt, and I was ignored for 10 minutes when checking in. unusual for such a friendly country. Sittwe is worth a night, quite interesting, and a visually great market.

    Reviewed March 26, 2015
    5.0
    Markus from Switzerland
    Couple
    Deluxe
    Stayed 1 night in February 2015

    Only if you can't avoid a night in Sittwe”

    Staff, quite clean, good restaurant nearby

    First problem is the hotel is located at the main road of Sittwe which is very loud. Additionally there is a large construction site just beside the hotel. Alltogether this makes it a very loud and dusty stay. The bedroom was ok, but the sanitary installations in the bathroom are adventurous. If you manage to find a little war water for the shower then you are lucky. Very basic breakfast.

    Reviewed February 16, 2015
    4.3
    Karen from Canada
    Couple
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in February 2015

    Ok, but not great...”

    Location,

    This hotel needs some fixing up. We stayed twice and the 2 rooms we had were dark, dreary and in need if a paint job. There is a new hotel in Sittwe, Hotel Memory that we found out was charging the same price for a much bigger nicer room. There are better options for the same price and all very close.

    Reviewed February 09, 2015
    2.3
    Robert from Germany
    Solo traveler
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in January 2015

    don't go there - it is expensive and shabby.”

    the hotel is shabby, just the roof is cool to watch the bats.i stayed there 1 night in january 2015.the hotel is old, rooms and bathrooms are shabby, the furniture shows wear and tear and the windows lead to the next wall. the food is like in all burmese hotels horrible, but this is nothing special to the shwe thazin. just the roof is cool to watch the bats. if you wanna see the bats, go to the roof-but this is not a reason to book this hotel. there are better options in sittwe, and you will find them without pre-booking.the staff have been here for too long (they told me that they never left sittwe), as they act dull and in a kind of numbness. but they are friendly, and they try to help you ( just that there is nothing they could help you because the room situation is hopeless....)my advice: just don't go there- it is a waste of money, lifetime and holidays!!! no, i cannot recommend the shwe thazin!!! would i go there again? no, never ever!!!

    Reviewed January 25, 2015
    6.3
    Good
    Lorna from France
    Couple
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in December 2014

    Overpriced for what is offered”

    Clean, quiet, helpful staff

    For 50 dollars, one would expect to get a little more than a room with a window giving on to a wall, faded furniture, a tiny cathodic tube TV, no wifi reception and less-than-average breakfast (where hot dishes were not kept warm).

    Reviewed January 07, 2015
    4.7
    Nina from Germany
    Couple
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in March 2014

    Dissapointing and not to be recommended”

    rooftop terace gives a nice view of the fruit bat colony

    to start of the hotel forgot to pick us up at the airport and no one was really feeling responsible when we asked them about it. the staff was barely able to speak english and the advertised internet (they even hand out passwords) does not work (and supposedly never has). the room was not really clean (dead moskitos on the wall) and when we had the same room 3 days later on our return from Mrauk U it was still there. dinner was ok. the only good thing about this hotel is the rooftop terace that faces the trees the fruit bat colony lives in.

    Reviewed April 17, 2014
    5.0
    Nina from Germany
    Couple
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in March 2014

    Dissapointing and not to be recommended”

    rooftop terace gives a nice view of the fruit bat colony

    we read the reviews but Shew Thazin being the only hotel in Sittwe that could be booked we booked it (tip: do book a different hotel in Sittwe simply via the hotel/hostel you stay in before travelling to Sittwe). to start of the hotel forgot to pick us up at the airport and no one was really feeling responsible when we asked them about it. the staff was barely able to speak english and the advertised internet (they even hand out passwords) does not work (and supposedly never has). the room was not really clean (dead moskitos on the wall) and when we had the same room 3 days later on our return from Mrauk U it was still there. dinner was ok. the only good thing about this hotel is the rooftop terace that faces the trees the fruit bat colony lives in.

    Reviewed April 17, 2014
    5.7
    Lynn from United States
    Solo traveler
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in December 2013

    good for the area”

    location, room size, location

    The rooms are fairly clean for the area though there were bird droppings over most surfaces. There was good cable at the mercy of the staff. The internet does not really work. The lower rooms' bathrooms smell of sewer gas. The breakfast is mediocre. Overall not a good value for the price though I doubt anything in sittwe is.

    Reviewed December 30, 2013
    6.3
    Good
    hendrik from Germany
    Couple
    Deluxe
    Stayed 1 night in December 2013

    Hotel ok, town better than its usual reputation”

    the flying hounds

    Hotel was alltogether ok, staff a bit desorganised, unfortunately room windows are colour-glassed, so very dark bad lightened room. Be careful with the hotels taxi driver, he pretended not to understand us, drove to wrong places and charged a lot too much.

    Reviewed December 10, 2013
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