The hotel is in a good location, just a 5 minute walk from the Mandalay Palace moat and very central to the locations. It is located in a working class neighborhood so the approach to the hotel might raise some eyebrows. Strangely though, the hotel is located inside a city block - so off the main streets- this leads to it being quiet for the most part, but also very dark and dim as you are shielded by all of the surrounding buildings. We had a room on the 2nd floor facing one of the buildings, which unfortunately was a mosque- so the call of the muezzin led to some 5am wakeups. The rooms are very basic and on the small side. It has a pool, which is a nice respite from a hot Mandalay day. The internet is ok, but you need to sit in a specific spot in the lobby to get the connection.
We did not have dinner in the hotel as there are plenty of restaurants in the area. We walked to a Shan restaurant called Lashio Lay around 23rd and 84th which was ok, and then we chose a Western meal at V Cafe on 25th and 80th- which was very good and a nice break from Burmese food. We had lunch in two Burmese spots in Mandalay which were excellent and super cheap- Too Too and Aye Myit Tar. Breakfast buffet was fine, with Mohinga, fresh fruit, breads, and other hot dishes- pretty standard.
Net, it was an ok stay, more for the location than the hotel itself.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mandalay City Hotel is an urban resort hotel that addresses the needs of value-orientated business and leisure travelers. We have undertaken to renovate the interior of all rooms and works have started from May to August. This renovation works include installation of new air conditioners, closet and luggage rack, double layer curtains, furniture. All bedding amenities have been replaced with new ones. The toilet designs are new with new tile walls and floors fitted with up to date showers, basins and commodes. For security and safety of guest's rooms, we have installed a new "Card Lock System". The interior walls have been repainted to give a more friendly touch with some artistic figures and photos. A new lift has been installed for the comfort of guests staying at the upper floors. ... more less
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