We loved this hotel because of the staff and great vibe. The rooms are small however - in fact the smallest of any hotel we stayed at in Myanmar and our rooms had showers only and no bath. The hotel has a brilliant location for an evening stroll along the river or for getting to the Mandalay Palace a short walk away. Breakfast and lunch in the hotel restaurant were great. The hotel serves free snacks and tea during the day and in the evening we got free cocktails from 6.30 to 7.30pm and this was a brilliant idea as we were introduced to some very interesting drinks and had the opportunity to meet other people.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An oasis by the landmark Red Canal in local folklore just minutes from the famed Mandalay Palace and other attractions, The Hotel by the Red Canal is a convenient sanctuary, with its lush tropical greenery and calming water features, amidst the hustle and bustle of Myanmar's cultural city. “By choosing to stay with us, we will provide you with the extra measure of quality, comfort and personal convenience that you are looking for. Being small, we are able to provide personal attention to the needs, wants, and expectations of every guest.” The boutique-style hotel is a celebration of all things Myanmar, featuring teak furniture and fixtures & fittings made from rattan, mother-of-pearl and other local materials as well as Myanmar marble lining the bathroom walls. Each of the 4 types of guestrooms or customized suites, differentiated by individual style, bears the name of the major ethnic groups in multi-cultural Myanmar and is adorned with rich traditional paraphernalia and trappings reflecting their respective cultural heritage. All Chin and Shan suites feature a balcony overlooking the swimming pool and garden green. Ground floor Chin suites enjoy a “water moat”. The Rakhine suites are spacious and ideal for the business traveler. An outdoor shower with a slate wall of cascading water is the highlight of the honeymooner Kachin suites. ... more less
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