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Published: October 22nd 2017
Bagan King hotel
Completely different to Clover in style and ambience. Staff are of course attentive, friendly and helpful but the whole place is rather posh. I am most definitely the customer. Prices are listed in USD with a poor exchange rate. For example Sprite was k1000 in Clover and k2100 here.
Although I arrived before 10, staff prepared my room so I was able to bag up my t-shirts and trousers that were soaked in Yangon’s rain and by 7 this evening they were back in my room freshly laundered, at a cost of 12 USD for 5 pieces.
It was useful to pay for dinner on my last night as I have not changed enough into kyat. That was $14 a good price for peppered beef and rice, banana fritters in honey and a decaf coffee. However it was double what I have been paying in local restaurants catering to foreigners.
Yes it is posh and we are paying for that. This morning I dropped and broke a ceramic spoon in my room. Immediately I took it to reception to apologize and was charged a dollar. The chap at the desk typed into his computer and said “it’s only one dollar “. I don't think it is the culture more a rip off. Of course I paid as I don't want staff in trouble. I'll learn from this and remember to use the cup and cutlery I brought with me!
Tot: 1.685s; Tpl: 0.04s; cc: 10; qc: 49; dbt: 0.0262s; 1; m:saturn w:www (220.127.116.11); sld: 1;
; mem: 1.4mb