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September 22, 2017

Myanmar Hotel | Novotel Yangon Max Review + Our Room at the Executive Floor

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel

Myanmar Hotel | Novotel Yangon Max Review

Our Myanmar travel was filled with planned feat and unexpected adventures - from sleeping in a night bus, to trying out ebike and walking around temples barefoot. When we were finalizing our schedule and plotting where we would be sleeping, we knew we needed a hotel where we can relax and recharge in between our travel from Yangon to Bagan and back. 

We found home in Novotel Yangon Max. It is a 5-star hotel in Yangon which is a 25-minute drive from Yangon International Airport. 


Read: Day Zero Manila to Yangon

**Novotel Yangon Max sponsored our stay in Yangon. My write-up and review are based on personal experience during my stay.  

We arrived in the hotel as if arriving in a relatives house - they took care of our luggage, checked us in earlier and welcomed us with cold drinks. Everyone seemed too pleasant to see us - two girls who traveled more than 12 hours from Manila to Yangon. I was not at my best state but they made such a great impression.

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel


I felt so young in the crowd of guests coming in and out of the hotel - they are all in suit - men carrying brief case and women in high heels. I later on found out that most of the guests in Novotel Yangon Max are traveling for business. I felt like a backpacking kid in my Herschel bag and Sperry shoes.

We went straight to our room at the Executive Floor. All I wanted was a quick shower and a good meal. I felt that my energy was dropping to level 2 - but excitement rushed in as soon as we entered room 1424!!

The first thing I noticed: the funky note in the mirror welcoming us in Novotel and Myanmar!

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
and yes there's even a rose! 

There is the usual welcome fruits and dessert plate and ...

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
I always keep the hotel welcome cards. I know, I am such a packrat! 

... a gold pot! Well, not really gold - but a gold fish!!! We called it fishie!
It was just so cool to have a living creature inside the room waiting for our arrival. I thought it was the sweetest thing! Somehow, I felt so relaxed just watching and teasing it. 

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel

Our room is spacious, modern yet has the usual amenities that every traveler needs. Little details that you think didn't matter unless you already need it - like having an outlet next to your bed, bidet in the toilet and bigger mug for your morning coffee before breakfast. I am happy that Novotel got it all covered.

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel


Novotel Myanmar Max Room Tour
Here's a quick room tour and little details that I love about our room: 


Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
High bed and comfortable soft pillows

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
Bedside Lamp and Outlets for charging the phones. Love! 

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
Spacious room and movable lamp!

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
Modern yet minimalist design

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
I love the couch where Ana and I usually chill (instead on our bed) when we haven't taken a shower yet :p 


Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
Room with a view!

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
Hello Yangon!

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
Well-designed room 

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
Chips and Snacks at the Mini Bar 

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
I love that there is a mug (and not just tea set) for my morning coffee :) 

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
Tea Selections and 3-in-1 coffee sachets

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
Espresso capsules for those who want a stronger coffee in the morning. Yes, there is an espresso machine! 

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
Robes and hangers 

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
Safety deposit box for keeping your local currency and passport

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
Sewing Kit! You wouldn't know when you need it!

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
Flat Iron and Board! 
I remember one of the hotels I stayed in in Barcelona, there is no pressing iron (just when I didn't pressed my clothes before the trip!)


Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
Behind me is the door to the bathroom

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
It looks like a cabinet that blends in the wall

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
The usual toiletries

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
Fresh clean towels everyday

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
I love that Novotel Yangon Max supports Fair Trade 
(products are 100% guilt-free -  securing the rights of producers and workers). 


After our lunch at Feel Restaurant (as recommended by Novotel Team), we freshened up and joined the hotel tour. 

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel

Part of me doesn't want to go to Bagan or leave Novotel. There is so much to do inside the hotel :p
Novotel Yangon Max Facilities:

4 restaurants serving International and Asian cuisines and 5 bars in the hotel
Fitness Center
Wellness Center and Yoga Room
Outdoor Pool and Jacuzzi
Outdoor Tennis Court
Spa by Manida Spa
Hair Salon by Agnes Lim



Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
Grand Ballroom for functions. 
I looooove the really high ceiling and chandeliers!


Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
We love the sunset by the pool 

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
I love the pool area where Ana and I had a dip on our last night. 
It is big enough to accommodate even those who are doing practice laps.

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
Sports Center and Tennis Court

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
Long-staying guests can join the different fitness classes. 


Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
Would love to try the spa but we didn't have enough time :( 


Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
I love the details

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
Every inch and corner of Novotel Yangon Max is instagrammable!

Myanmar Hotel | Novotel Yangon Max
Play Area for kids

Myanmar Hotel | Novotel Yangon Max
Aside from Grab and Uber, guests can also book a taxi if they don't have an app installed in their phones. 


Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
The cafe where they serve buffet breakfast (will post more photos on a separate blog post)

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
The GOURMET BAR that serves international cuisines from Italian pasta, American burgers or Spanish tapas. The interior showcases artists' paintings. 



Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
LE CELLIER,WINE BAR & RESTAURANT

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
There is a security door leading to our rooms which I greatly appreciate because our floor also houses the LE CELLIER,WINE BAR & RESTAURANT

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
My favorite place which is located at the Executive Floor! 


Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
The place is so fancy with nice views. The staff would always welcome me with a smile - even if the bar is closed - they would allow me to stay in the terrace to have my me-time :) 

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
Don't waste the view and go with a date or someone who could take a perfect photo of you :) 

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
Inside the Wine Chiller :D 

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
They treated us to a fine wine before our travel to Bagan.

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
Ah, finally, people not in suit :D

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
If you feel that the French Bar is too fancy, head to Time Out, Sports Bar where you can enjoy beer and games.

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
Tired but still need to smile :D

Novotel Yangon Max Review Myanmar Hotel
RuNagon :D 



The thought of sleeping in a comfortable bed tucked under the sheets inside the secured room completes the definition of a perfect travel but we went to Myanmar for a little adventure. At 7:30 PM,  we left Novotel Yangon Max to bus station going to Bagan. 

The Novotel Yangon Max concierge gladly arranged our VIP Bus Tickets upon knowing that we were heading to Bagan on that night. 

#RuNagon - follow our hashtag in social media and Instagram ;) 

They lodged our baggage and bags to the Uber Car and sent us love that we brought to the temples. 

... to be continued.


Novotel Yangon Max
459 Pyay Road, Kamayut Tsp
Yangon 0000
https://www.facebook.com/NovotelYangonMax/


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