Security man just outside the door wanted money because he carried 1 luggage (3 kg) up to 4 steps, i just laugh and i didn't answer. We paid to much and wasn't a respectful standard of South east Asia hostels. 30.000 kyat (more then 30 AUD) for a double room with shared bathroom, something crazy. Not a clean place (room either) but was the cheapest accommodation around all the sights. Fast wifi.
Terrible place. Stayed there many years ago and it was fine. but it has gone downhill a lot. We arrived late and were made to stand in the lobby for about 15 minutes while the workers tried to figure out that we had already paid when we booked our room on Agoda. When I finally yelled at them long enough to give us a key, we were shown a tiny, filthy room -- for 50 USD a night. This was the "superior" room. i went back down and demanded the room we booked and were taken to a slightly better room, which we were told would cost another 5 dollars a night, which i of course refused to pay. The AC went off at 12:30 and was off until 4:00 am. The "complimentary breakfast" turned out to be the potato chips and crackers in a bowl. The room was horrendous, filthy, bloody sheets.
Being a frequent traveller makes you realize that there are certain standards you look for in your travel accommodations. Unfortunately, the Sunflower Hotel does not meet my personal standards.
The hotel is old and is located in a busy, noisy part of Yangon. There is no elevator so you need to climb a flight of stairs to get to your room. The rooms are clean but the furniture and fixtures are as old as the building (or anyway, it seems like it) The bathroom is clean and serviceable, but again, old and in need of refurbishment. When we first arrived at the premises, I wanted to turn around and go somewhere else. However, we were told that most of the hotels in Yangon were fully booked already (there was some event going on), and anyway we just needed a place to sleep for the night. On the basis of that argument, I agreed to stay at this hotel.
I will give credit to the staff, they are friendly and helpful. However, they speak very little English. I was amused because the room had a complimentary basket containing cup noodles, cookies, and instant coffee. This is meant to be your breakfast, if you care to have it.
We were charged US$55 per room, which for me isn't value for money. I wonder why we seem to have been charged double, as I see that the other reviewers only paid $20-25 for theirs. Was our room in a higher category? I will never know.
So sorry, there are no sunflowers here. Maybe it was just me and my standards, but I wasn't a happy customer, and I won't recommend this hotel for future visitors going to Yangon.
Value for money. Hotel owned by a Muslim. So, halal foods served at the hotel. Close to city attractions. Stayed for 2 nights, not consecutively. First night got a room that was very small with shared bathroom. Bathroom was clean. Second time, I got a bigger room. Helpful staff. Hotel is located in a busy corner of the city, can be pretty noisy but not an issue. Foods however, can be an issue to some. Just prepare your diarrhea pills before come to Myanmar.