The Bravo Hotel in Pyin Oo Lwin is much better than Lonely Planet makes it out to be.
It’s easy to miss it because in a very central part of town that is crowded with shops and signboards. And the boutique in the front obscures the entrance.
Inside, the hotel was much better than it looked from the outside. The owner tried a bit of hard sell but since we were tired after a long day in, and from, Mandalay, he had already half convinced us. We checked out the rooms and were pleasantly surprised. And at $15 a night, including breakfast, it was a steal.
Pyin Oo Lwin was cold and wet and we were grateful for the clean, large room. The beds and blankets were inviting, comfortable and warm. The toilet too, was clean with plenty of hot running water.
The corridors and landing were decorated with various bric-a-brac, some tasteful, others kitschy. Breakfast was supposed to be at 7.30 am but was about 15 minutes late.
The owner and other staff were extremely helpful, offering tips on how to get the most of our stay in the town, advising us on prices etc., sometimes getting us better prices than our Burmese friend had negotiated for us. We were even lent some guide books.
The Bravo Hotel is great value for money.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking