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Great Wall Hotel
Block (901), 78th Road | Between 42nd & Theinpan Street, Mandalay, Myanmar   |  
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Ranked #47 of 52 hotels in Mandalay
Adjuntas, Puerto Rico
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“OK”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Stayed at this hotel as part of a tour package. The room is big with all the things that you may need. The restroom had plenty of hot water for a good shower after a busy day. There is free wifi available and the only thing that I didn’t liked was that when I got to my room it was really hot, I tried to turn on the AC and it didn’t appear to work, I called the front desk and apparently there is a default “delay” setting so, when you get to your room and activate the electricity with your key your AC doesn’t turn up, it takes a bit unless you press a bottom that is next to the AC console. For that I had to get on top of a chair then on top of a desk so I can reach the bottom, unfortunately the default temperature was too high and the room never felt cool, honestly I’m not too sensitive to warm environments but that AC was not properly cooling even though it looked new. I think other people had the same experience as I asked around. Also, there is no “do not disturb” sign and since I didn’t want room service I told the front desk people to make a note, and well apparently they never informed the appropriate person to not get into my room. Besides that everything was fine with the hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I was in Mandalay with my group on april 2013. It was a short but intense stay. From Mandalay we visited all the nearby attractions and the near Mingun, Ava, Saigang and Amarapura. The hotel was a great choice, with plenty of breakfast and wifi, very clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

The Great Wall Hotel has a big and clean rooms, with air conditioning, bath and television. Wi-fi connection is available and there are two pc in the lobby for the guests. Breakfast is very good, with bread, jam, butter, milk, eggs, noodles, rice etc.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

The Great Wall has clean rooms but they are tired and vastly over-priced. When I visited in January they had builders in to start to re-furbish the 1st floor - not ideal, particularly if like me your room was located on the 2nd floor. The building work continued on until approx 10pm each evening. The hotel is located on the main road from the airport - it is a fair distance from downtown. I walked to downtown, along the busy, noisy, dusty road - I think it took around 45 minutes so it is best to take a motorbike taxi. Hopefully one the re-furb is completed the hotel will seem better value.

Room Tip: Room at the back of the building to avoid the street noise
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

my local friend book this hotel for me..after looking at the rating, i was expecting poor experience....anyway, in my 3 days stay, it seems that the construction have finished.. the rooms is tidy and view is nice. service is good as well...

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

The gret wall hotel is situated a long way from the palace and Mandalay hill. This hotel charges too much money for what you get. It is a 2 star hotel at best. Rooms are very old and run down. We had no hot water for the two days we stayed. I would only stay here again as a last option.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

After reading all the reviews and not getting an alternative hotel, I was expecting the worst. However, it wasn't too bad. As the hotel faces a very busy and noisy road, I insisted on a room at the back. The room at the back is quiet as its opposite Mandalay University.
The room itself is large, clean and comfortable but watch out for the mosquitoes. Ask for the insect repellent. Towels need to be replaced as all were worn-out.
Renovation was ongoing on the 1st floor and the occassional drilling was heard but again it wasn't as bad as expected.
Mandalay was too dry and dusty for me but I found the people engaging and most smiled and obliged when I requested to take their photos.

Room Tip: Insist on a room at the back as its quieter.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Block (901), 78th Road | Between 42nd & Theinpan Street, Mandalay, Myanmar
Location: Myanmar > Mandalay Region > Mandalay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa
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Ranked #47 of 52 hotels in Mandalay
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