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“Clean hotel thats a little dated but does the job” 3 of 5 stars
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Fortune Hotel
182A 31st Street, Between 82nd and 83rd Street, Mandalay, Myanmar   |  
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Ranked #17 of 39 Mandalay B&B and Inns
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“Clean hotel thats a little dated but does the job”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

There wasn’t a great deal of option for budget accommodation and we ended up finding this place through Agoda.
It cost $22 a night for a twin room (they didn’t seem to have doubles) and is a 10min taxi ride (7000k) from the bus terminal.
The room did the job but was very dated and for some reason had no curtains which meant we couldn’t avoid the light when having a lie-in. Above the doors are also windows which let all the corridors light in which would light up the room at night time. We had to go out and switch it off ourselves just to get to sleep, I don’t know why the staff don’t do it themselves.
The rooms were equipped with air con, fan and a TV and were very clean.
The toilets were squat only but again were clean and the showers could get pretty warm so you didn’t have to freeze you nipples off every-time you wanted a wash.
There is a great restaurant around the corner called Aye Myit Tar which was recommended to us and was both cheap and delicious; you also got a lot of free side dishes which meant you left very full.
It is also possible to walk to Mandalay Hill from the hotel, it took us around 2 hours to get there but we stopped on the way for lunch to break it up. The walk is easy enough and means you can take in more of Mandalay while avoiding any added costs such as taxis.
I wouldn’t recommend booking your bus to Inle Lake through them though, it cost us 12,000k each and was by far the worst bus we’ve had so far in Myanmar and it was overnight which meant we got no sleep what-so-ever. It’s definitely worth shopping around.
Overall, this is a decent place for people on a budget but you don’t need more that 2 nights here or in Mandalay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Fortune hotel in mid-June after spending three weeks travelling around Cambodia and Vietnam. The thing that first strikes you after being in many of the other Asian countries is how expensive the hotels in Myanmar are, and how little you get for your money. We initially booked a Standard room with a shared toilet and shower - the toilets turned out to be squats and instead we decided to 'upgrade' to a Superior. All the rooms are very small - if you had a cat, you would find difficulty swinging it - there was just enough space for a double bed and a TV, the ensuite bathroom was effectively a wet-room (there was a western toilet though) and the aircon was 20 years old, like the rest of the hotel, and took about two hours to cool the room down. Breakfast was the standard fare of two eggs, two slices of toast and a cup of coffee from a packet. The hotel is in the centre of town - I checked the map - but as with a lot of Myanmar at present there isn't much for tourists outside of visiting temples . There is a great restaurant on 81st street between 29th & 30th street called Aye-Myit-Tar, they serve excellent local cuisine which is clean, tasty and great value. We ate there every night after the hotel recommended it. There are also a few shops to buy water and other supplies, but that is about it (there are basically no street lights ether, so after about 8pm you will be walking back in the dark).

Although I have been fairly critical of the hotel, its staff members were extremely helpful - they organised our two tours and ongoing bus tickets without any fuss at all. There is also free wifi in the reception area. If I travelled to Mandalay again, I would consider going back to the Fortune. Wherever you stay I think you will need to take tours or hire taxis to get around, so if you are coming on a budget, you could do worse than the Fortune.

Room Tip: Choose a standard room. It's well worth having your own Western toilet.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 182A 31st Street, Between 82nd and 83rd Street, Mandalay, Myanmar
Location: Myanmar > Mandalay Region > Mandalay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Mandalay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1995, Fortune Hotel is a distinct family run lodging nicely situated in the heart of downtown Mandalay. For sightseeing and local attractions, the hotel is walking distance from the old Mandalay palace, the alltime bustling Zegyo market, Maha Muni pagoda, Moustache Brothers show, Central railway station and all the excitement the city has to offer. ... more   less 
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