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Great location and friendly flexible staff. Nice views from the roofdeck.

Beautiful roof deck with a killer view. Cold air conditioning. Tasty breakfast. Friendly staff. Nice local neighborhood to wander around in.

Very attentive staff, clean room, very good food, excellent atmosphere. Convenient walk to local sites.

This hotel is mis-categorized as a 4 star, when in reality it should be a 2 star. We stayed one night on a layover and wanted a comfortable place to hang out until our flight. The room was dingy and dark, with linoleum floors and an "all in one" bathroom where the shower is not separate and gets the entire room wet (like youth hostels I've stayed in back in the day). The room had one window that looked out at a small hill about 6 feet away that was covered in trash and had a dog rummaging through it. There was a 12x12" pole right in the center of the room which was a hazard when getting up in the middle of the night in the dark. It's on a small but crazy busy street lined with local stalls selling bric brac and street food (but not the kind you would eat). On the positive side, the staff were nice, and it is a 10 minute walk from the Schwedagon temple. But I definitely would NOT ever stay here again, even for a short stopover.

This was my first trip to Myanmar and I chose Merchant Art because of its proximity to the Shwedagon Pagoda. I did not plan my trip much, so when I got to the hotel, I asked the staff for recommendations and they helped me come up with fun ideas and book tours. They were amazing and super helpful. Yangon is still developing its urban tourism industry, so some of my ideas (such as a cooking class) were not available or priced well, but we found lots of alternative things to do. Regarding location, turns out traffic in Yangon is extremely bad (my friend said it reminded him of India) and going anywhere downtown or to the airport takes forever, but the streets around Merchant Art move better, so I don't feel like being away from the center of downtown was a drawback. The hotel has a nice roof where you can view the pagoda and the lobby is well furnished. Breakfast was also super delicious. Wifi in the bedroom was a little bit spotty, so we sometimes lounged in the lobby to use the faster wifi, but I expect that will improve with time!

67/71, New Yay Tar Shay Street Yangon

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Bahan within a mile (2 km) of Shwedagon Pagoda, Merchant Art Boutique Hotel is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Sule Pagoda. This 110-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Dining

This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM.


Rooms

Merchant Art Boutique Hotel's 110 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch LED TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Phones and desks are also standard.


Property features

At Merchant Art Boutique Hotel, guests have access to a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and free newspapers. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 20.00 per room one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with luggage storage, concierge services, and dry cleaning/laundry. Additional amenities include a porter/bellhop and an ATM.

Room options

Art Deluxe Double Room (No Window)

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Art Concept Twin Room

2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Art Concept Double Room

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Designer Suite Room

1 Twin Bed and 1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Merchant Art Boutique Hotel

Everyone (4) Family (1)
5
Families

Great location and friendly flexible staff. Nice views from the roofdeck.

By on Oct 23, 2019

5
Everyone

Beautiful roof deck with a killer view. Cold air conditioning. Tasty breakfast. Friendly staff. Nice local neighborhood to wander around in.

By , from Metro Manila, Philippines on Nov 6, 2018

5

would go back to this hotel

Everyone

Very attentive staff, clean room, very good food, excellent atmosphere. Convenient walk to local sites.

By on Nov 12, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 14, 2017

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2

not a 4 star hotel!

Everyone

This hotel is mis-categorized as a 4 star, when in reality it should be a 2 star. We stayed one night on a layover and wanted a comfortable place to hang out until our flight. The room was dingy and dark, with linoleum floors and an "all in one" bathroom where the shower is not separate and gets the entire room wet (like youth hostels I've stayed in back in the day). The room had one window that looked out at a small hill about 6 feet away that was covered in trash and had a dog rummaging through it. There was a 12x12" pole right in the center of the room which was a hazard when getting up in the middle of the night in the dark. It's on a small but crazy busy street lined with local stalls selling bric brac and street food (but not the kind you would eat). On the positive side, the staff were nice, and it is a 10 minute walk from the Schwedagon temple. But I definitely would NOT ever stay here again, even for a short stopover.

By on Mar 21, 2017

5

great location, best staff!

Everyone
Taken from hotel roof sitting area

This was my first trip to Myanmar and I chose Merchant Art because of its proximity to the Shwedagon Pagoda. I did not plan my trip much, so when I got to the hotel, I asked the staff for recommendations and they helped me come up with fun ideas and book tours. They were amazing and super helpful. Yangon is still developing its urban tourism industry, so some of my ideas (such as a cooking class) were not available or priced well, but we found lots of alternative things to do. Regarding location, turns out traffic in Yangon is extremely bad (my friend said it reminded him of India) and going anywhere downtown or to the airport takes forever, but the streets around Merchant Art move better, so I don't feel like being away from the center of downtown was a drawback. The hotel has a nice roof where you can view the pagoda and the lobby is well furnished. Breakfast was also super delicious. Wifi in the bedroom was a little bit spotty, so we sometimes lounged in the lobby to use the faster wifi, but I expect that will improve with time!

By on Feb 2, 2017

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