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“Great Wall not Great”
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Great Wall Hotel
Ranked #67 of 110 Hotels in Mandalay
Reviewed October 27, 2013

This was my most disappointing experience in Myanmar. The beds were hard, the hotel old and unmaintained, the showers poor, the breakfast disappointing and the general cleanliness lacking. Regrettably,and in all fairness, the hotel was being renovated for the Asian games but I sympathise with the athletes who will be in for a shock.

Room Tip: Lower floors are less noisy.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Ernie G
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Great Wall Hote... M, Manager at Great Wall Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2016

Dear Guest,
Thanks for your feedback on tripadvisor. We are sorry to hear that your experience with us was not comfortable. Sorry again for any convenience cause, we have already made the changes and upgrade our hotel. We are also working to improve our services.

If you are planning to come back to Mandalay, We hope you will consider us again, So we could make your stay pleasant. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly via email (greatwallhotelmdy@gmaill.com), as we can offer you a better price for the next stay.

Yours sincerely,
Great Wall Hotel Team

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Reviewed October 8, 2013

This has to be the noisiest hotel I've ever stayed in. It is located right next to the main highway leading into Mandalay and traffic is really horrible 24/7 making sleeping an almost impossible task in this hotel.

While the rooms are large and the WiFi connection the fastest I had during my stay in Myanmar, they don't make up for the ridiculous noise levels and thus the poor sleep quality.

Furthermore the location approximately 4 kilometers south of the city center is really inconvenient, especially if you consider that there are barely any taxis and no buses in Mandalay. Therefore you usually have to spend an hour walking into the city center.

If you consider that the hotel is charging rates that are well above the average rates of most other local hotels of a similar standard one can only give the advise to stay elsewhere.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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Thank JochenHertweck
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Great Wall Hote... M, Manager at Great Wall Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2016

Dear Guest,
Thanks for your feedback on tripadvisor. We are sorry to hear that your experience with us was not comfortable. Sorry again for any convenience cause, we have already made the changes and upgrade our hotel. We are also working to improve our services.

If you are planning to come back to Mandalay, We hope you will consider us again, So we could make your stay pleasant. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly via email (greatwallhotelmdy@gmaill.com), as we can offer you a better price for the next stay.

Yours sincerely,
Great Wall Hotel Team

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

The Great Wall Hotel might have seen better days, the rooms and lobby are rather uninspiring. I felt sorry for the huge fish in the small tank in the lobby...
The room and bathroom were clean, the room was rather large with dated furniture.
Breakfast was below average and served in a huge soulless dining room.
Very expensive for what you get.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank SantaMariaBKK
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Great Wall Hote... M, Manager at Great Wall Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2016

Dear Guest,
Thanks for your feedback on tripadvisor. We are sorry to hear that your experience with us was not comfortable. Sorry again for any convenience cause, we have already made the changes and upgrade our hotel. We are also working to improve our services.

If you are planning to come back to Mandalay, We hope you will consider us again, So we could make your stay pleasant. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly via email (greatwallhotelmdy@gmaill.com), as we can offer you a better price for the next stay.

Yours sincerely,
Great Wall Hotel Team

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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
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Thank silarem
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Great Wall Hote... M, Manager at Great Wall Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2016

Dear Guest,
Thanks for your feedback on tripadvisor. We are sorry to hear that your experience with us was not comfortable. Sorry again for any convenience cause, we have already made the changes and upgrade our hotel. We are also working to improve our services.

If you are planning to come back to Mandalay, We hope you will consider us again, So we could make your stay pleasant. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly via email (greatwallhotelmdy@gmaill.com), as we can offer you a better price for the next stay.

Yours sincerely,
Great Wall Hotel Team

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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
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Thank Roma75Italy
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Great Wall Hote... M, Manager at Great Wall Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2016

Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking time to share your experience with us on Tripadvisor. We are happy that you had pleasant experience.
We hope to see you again when next time in Mandalay Myanmar, also please contact us directly via email (greatwallhotelmdy@gmail.com) for the future booking and we will make sure you have best deal with the best services.
Kind regards,
Great Wall Hotel Team

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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
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1  Thank EvaG81
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Great Wall Hote... M, Manager at Great Wall Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2016

Dear Eva G81,
Thank for your kind feedback on tripadviosr, we are glad to see that you enjoyed your stay at the Great Wall Hotel.
We hope you will give us the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Please do not hesitate to contact us via email (greatwallhotelmdy@gmail.com) for the best prices in the future.
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Great Wall Hotel Team

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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
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Thank debbie i
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Great Wall Hote... M, Manager at Great Wall Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2016

Dear Guest,
Thanks for your feedback on tripadvisor. We do apologize that you had have such a bad experience with us. we have already made the changes and working to improve our services.
If you are planning to come back to Mandalay, We hope you will consider us again, So we could make your stay pleasant. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly via email (greatwallhotelmdy@gmaill.com), as we can offer you a better price for the next stay.

Kind regards,
Great Wall Hotel Team

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Address: Block 901, 78th Road | Between 42nd & Theinpan Street, Mandalay 10010, Myanmar
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Location: Myanmar > Mandalay Region > Mandalay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #67 of 110 Hotels in Mandalay
Price Range: $34 - $63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Great Wall Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 107
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