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“Good Budget Option”
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ET Hotel
Ranked #19 of 61 Mandalay B&B and Inns
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Level 6 Contributor
482 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
“Good Budget Option”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

I came during the low season. The rooftop single room was going for USD10/night. The shared bathrooms and toilets were clean. And there are a few sinks for washing.

Generally, the place was very clean except that the rooftop rooms get pretty hot. Simple breakfast included and the wifi was pretty fast.

The location is southwest of the palace area and considering that, pretty good location. Bicycle for hire downstairs. Many eateries nearby and if it gets too hot, there are some ice-cream shops nearby. Pharmacies are also a stone throw away.

What more can you ask...

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

A double room for $25 was what we paid.

The facilities aren't very extensive. The rooms are very basic and bathrooms least to say dodgy. The location isn't very inspiring, only busy and chaotic streets with no decent restaurants nearby. Wi-Fi didn't work in the rooms, but there was a nice balcony for enjoying a drink while catching up with emails etc. :-)

We stayed here two nights en route to/from Bagan which this hotel was good for, but if you're planning on staying in Mandalay for longer periods you might want to look at some other (more pricey) options.

The staff was helpful, courteous and nice. They're happy to sort out bus tickets to other cities, shared rides to/from airport and stuff like that.

  • Stayed May 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights, popular hotel for backpackers as its $20 for a single room aircon fan tv , power constantly out but that Mandalay , the generator kicks in and the fan and light works,try get a room down stairs as the steps are made for size 4 shoes and steep, very basic breakfast served in the morning, better than nothing ,overall this is a good option if your on a back packer budget , try avoid the tour guy, nice man but very pushy haha

Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Bangkok
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2013

I stayed in room 300, a single for 20USD. Room had been recently renovated and was spotlessly clean. Bed was good and I probably had my best sleep during my whole travels in Myanmar here! Aircon worked most of the time (there were daily powercuts for 10-20 mins) and so did the wifi on this floor. Connection was the best I got in Myanmar.

I was particularly happy that they let me check in at 5am (after arriving on the night bus from Inle lake) for no extra charge. Breakfast was average, but I didn't expect much anyway.

While I was staying there, they were doing all sorts of renovations (painting etc.) and there was a big stack of brand new mattresses sitting on the hallway.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 12, 2013

Staying at ET Hotel for two nights in March I would like to point out that the hotel is better than most reviews on tripavdisor suggest. My room (25 USD for a single) seemed to have been renovated recently, was pretty clean and the bed was comfy. Staff was very helpful and friendly (carried up my backpack to the third floor), the only downturn for me was the breakfast (nice service, but the usual "toast with margarine - bananas - coffeeortea") and thus I decided to get my own breakfast at one of the street stalls on the second morning. Aircon worked fine, the bathroom was clean, hot water was running and at the lobby's blackboard were a couple of travel tips to get from A to B.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Mechelen
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights. Chinese owner, very friendly and a real business man.
Rooftop rooms with chared badrooms are very nice although 5 floors without elevator is hard work when it's 40 degrees.
Matrasses on the bed are of very poor quality.

Room Tip: Matrasses should be replaced.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Paris
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2013

A Bagan tour agency booked a taxi for my arrival in Mandalay as i was not due to arrive until long after sunset. I was met at the ferry pier by Min and his moto taxi. Min took me to the ET. Like all things in Myanmar it's a little rundown, but great value, friendly staff and on the right side of town. Just around the corner are some great Shan restaurants and beer stations. Min showed me his city over the next three days. Felt like a local, and avoided the "taxes". Truly some of the best days of my journey were spent at the ET.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Property: ET Hotel
Address: 129 83rd, Bet 23-24, Mandalay, Myanmar
Location: Myanmar > Mandalay Region > Mandalay
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Ranked #19 of 61 B&Bs / Inns in Mandalay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — ET Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 11
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