windsor hotel v motherland 2
Replies: 15 - Last Post: Sep 25, 2012 5:34 PM Last Post By: jonappleton
Sep 18, 2012 5:30 PM
Sep 18, 2012 9:11 PM
Sep 18, 2012 10:31 PM
2motherland is a fine place to stay. rooms are comfortable, plumbing works, ac works.
they've recently raised the rates, but still reasonable considering it includes transport
to/from the airport (old but large hino bus - 19 pax, room for bicycle boxes). also
includes a good breakfast.
they'll store your stuff while you tour, stuff including luggage or bike boxes, and will
keep your unwanted yankee dollars (to be used after you leave the country) in
Sep 19, 2012 12:26 AM
3Motherland2 is okay...nothing special...a couple of the staff are quite friendly, but most wont gout outa their way. Long as you pay your money you can get your info. They do the free airport pick-up which can be a bonus. They also do free airport drop-offs for departure flights, those times when they are going to pick up customers.
Motherland has the most 'typical backpacker' kinda vibe...if that is what you want. Has a small open area out front where lost of backpackers sit and drink beer with other backpackers.
The breakfast is average...and the internet is available but it is not free.
Sep 19, 2012 1:27 AM
4Did not stay at Motherland but meet about 9 people who did and they all had food poisoning. I stayed at Ocean Pearl which was OK but check different rooms. The Motherland II is quite a way from the city centre and prices are now high.
There have been a few complaints if you look on Tripadvisor you can see them. I don't know the Windsor.
Sep 19, 2012 2:19 AM
5It seems most backpacker hotels in Myanmar could do with a little TLC. Motherland seemed OK, staff OK. It was out a bit, but walk a couple of blocks and have a 200 kyat note in your hand (about 25 cents) and you can hop on one of the local buses heading down that street into city centre. Good fun.
Sep 19, 2012 5:17 PM
6It seemed too far out of the centre for me, compared to others. The prices have gone up a lot Beautyland II which is central has just quoted me $40 for 2. In the end I've booked May Shan at $48 via Agoda which has quite good reviews (well compared to Beautyland). We are travelling very late October and I had problems finding anywhere that would respond to emails
Sep 20, 2012 1:40 AM
Sep 20, 2012 1:47 AM
Sep 20, 2012 1:49 AM
9Wow $40. You could try Tokyo GH that has good reviews and is about $15?
Sep 20, 2012 1:59 AM
10It's booked now I'm over looking for Yangon :-) Google translate was struggling - but I think the $15 was for a single a low season - I would expect that it would be at least $30 for a double come November - I am starting to seriously worry about my $100/day budget, not because of the budget per se, but because of the real chance of running out of money if we end up spending $40-$50 night for accommodation rather than the $25-$30 I was hoping for (for a double that is)
Sep 20, 2012 2:06 AM
Sep 20, 2012 4:03 AM
Sep 20, 2012 4:59 PM
13Midlife...you will be fine...even if you pay $40-50 per night for accomm...that still leaves you $50+ per day...and other costs haven't risen steeply like accomm...so unless you plan internal flights you will be fine...if you are taking buses/overnight buses as transport $100 per day will be plenty. Allowing $10 per meal for both of you (including booze), remember breakfasts are free at your accomm (or pay $1-2 at a local teashop). IF planning internal flights take extra for those.
Sep 20, 2012 8:12 PM
14Thanks for the reassurance. We are planning maybe one internal flight plus balloons over bagan - but I've budgeted separately for those i.e. on top of the $100/day. And yeah I was hoping for about $10/meal including booze so that's all good. And bank seems to be able to supply near new US notes so all is good.
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