Chatrium Hotel

Room Type: Superior, Deluxe, Corner Deluxe, Studio Deluxe, Suites . Chatrium is a beautiful 5-star City

Descripton: Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon provides excellent accommodation within walking distance of the Shwedagon Pagoda, in the bustle of Yangon.

Last time I visited Rangoon was nearly 30 years ago, never returned before for the obvious conscience reasons. Finally the country has opened up again, and it is great to revisit the places that were in existence then and stay in a place that wasn’t even thought of then. This property started its life as a Nikko Hotel(and still feels like it), but turned into a member of the Chatrium group several years ago. As I have had nothing but praise for their Bangkok properties, it was an obvious choice for Myanmar/Burma while visiting there. It certainly is not the same standard as their Bangkok properties, in regards to room size and fit-out, but more of your standard hotel rooms, with strange little balconies which are supposedly locked, but I had no problems unlocking the doors to them to get some of the fresh air from outside (rare these days to have access to outside air in hotels). One thing in common with the other properties, however, is the overwhelming friendliness and natural hospitality of all staff members. Taking a tip from Nino S in another review, I paid the extra for the Executive floor, and when you consider the cost of food and beverage in the hotel (quite expensive!) it is a very good investment as the happy hour food and drink offerings are excellent, an espresso machine is at your disposal as is fresh fruit and cookies all day long. The hotel is having some upgrades in Food and Beverage areas, as they should also consider doing this for their rooms which do feel a little tired.
Shame that their management seems to have worked out the economic realities of supply and demand and are charging accordingly. Certainly my memory of Rangoon never had prices like these, but if the people of Myanmar/Burma benefit from this, let us pay.

Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon is a beautiful 5-star luxury city hotel in the heart of Yangon (formerly Rangoon), Myanmar’s premier city, located just 30 minutes from Yangon International Airport and pleasantly sited along the western shore of Royal Lake (Kandawgyi Lake) and Kandawgyi Natural Park. Facing the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, the luxurious accommodation comprises 303 spacious rooms including 37 exquisite suites, while facilities include 3 restaurants, 2 bars, meeting & conference facilities, spa, health club and a pool garden. Plus, many city attractions are close by and guests may arrange tours with the Concierge.
Built in colonial style and one of Myanmar’s heritage hotels, the property has been revived with Asian and Eastern architectural design features, and offers full amenities of true international standard. In ambience, the hotel has the concept of a city resort, reflecting the ease and comfort of a bygone era in Burma, while service is distinguished by the traditional warm hospitality of the people of Myanmar to meet the needs of both business and leisure travellers.
This luxury hotel, managed by a Thai-based management chain, Chatrium Hotels and Residences, was opened on 20th March 1998 on a total land area of 15,111 m2 and with a floor area of 25,500 m2. The site was once owned in the 1900s by the renowned family of Tiger Balm, and later this prosperous spot was named “Tiger Hill”.