We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“The Outside Looked Good But the Hotel Rooms Were Not Good”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Mawlamyaing Strand Hotel
Ranked #12 of 14 Mawlamyine B&B and Inns
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
717 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 350 helpful votes
“The Outside Looked Good But the Hotel Rooms Were Not Good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

At first glance, this looked like a great hotel. When we checked in, we were given a room on the 5th floor that was adjacenet to the elevator. I specifically asked for a non smoking room away from the elevator. Our tour guide objected as he knew what I wanted. We were assigned a room on the third floor facing the water. It reeked of cigarette smoke. I asked for another room since I had a breathing problem and I could not tolerate being in a smoke- filled room. We got a room on the second floor overlooking the water. The air conditioner did not work well. Teh outside temperature was probably almost 40 degees Celsius! There was a pair of dirty flip flops (sandals) in the bathroom the first day and the next day, they added another single one (not a pair). Both were filthy. I could not see the rationale of leaving dirty rubber sandals for new guests! They should have thrown them away!
We had coffee and pastry at the lobby the first night and they were good with reasonable prices. The lady in charge was efficient. Sonny, our bellman was friendly. He waved at us whenever he saw us. The staff at breakfast were indifferent. We arrived at 6:30 AM the next day and the doors were locked. Same on the next day. They were not prepared at all. They saw us but did not acknowledged our presesnce. We saw them put the sterno (light for heating food) on the floor , lit them and put them up on the table under the trays of food. That was not too sanitary! The restaurant staff was not friendly at all. They served other guests but avoided us even when I motioned to one that I needed more coffee. She served the 6 people next table to us but ignored us. On the second day, the bus boys were friendly and smiled at us. We told the reception desk staff about it and the waitresses were a little more friendly the next day. They only gave us a bottle of water each day and there were two of us in the room. There was a small TV set in the room. There was a very small safe that was located on the side of the wall but it was hard to access so we did not use it, There was no place to hung our bathrobes. There was only one towel rack.
There was a huge wedding reception the next day. We were told that it was a popular place to hold big receptions.
Given the chance to go back to this city, I will chose another hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank TRAVELdglobenow
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

73 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    4
    29
    26
    10
    4
See reviews for
8
38
1
6
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (9)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Any
English first
Loveland, Colorado
Level Contributor
33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

Pristine hotel on the waterfront, very friendly front desk staff, clean rooms, comfortable beds, breakfast buffet with a variety of choices, walking distance to local market and delicious restaurants.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
6 Thank BarbieMurphy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

We stayed at The Strand Hotel for three nights in January 2013.
Our room was large , clean and bright and everything worked.
We found the laundry service very good.
The staff were always friendly and happy but communication could be difficult as no one we came across really spoke any English.
If one was not early for breakfast then on more than one occasion all the fresh fruit had gone and once even all the bread had finished. It was ok if you fancied noodles for breakfast.
We did not use the restaurant in the hotel but had drinks and meals in the Garden Restaurant
on a few occasions. We found the food good and very reasonably priced and the staff very helpful, though the service was slow, but then we were not in any hurry.
A petty criticism, in the foyer there are very large windows with vegetation on the outside.
All the windows were really dirty. They probably would have been difficult to keep clean, but it would have made such a difference if they were.
As other travelers have mentioned it seemed strange for the bedrooms to have a view over the back streets and the corridors to have a lovely view over the Salween River.
Overall we enjoyed our stay and would certainly stay again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank happytraveller016
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lydney, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
77 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

This modern hotel is in a great location right on the water front. Internet only available in the lobby but it works! The chef knows how to prepare a great omelette for breakfast. Crucially the beds are lovely. unlike most beds in Myanmar this hotel has lovely soft and inviting mattresses.

A bit of a crazy design as all the rooms face out onto the back of teh hotel which is pretty naff and the corridors are at the front with lovely views over the water. The staff were welcoming and helpful but their English is very limited.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank vegahoilc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
79 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

I was told that this was the best hotel in town by a local lawyer I met on the train. I was pleased to see that the foyer and reception was modern and clean. I booked for one night. Very fortunate.

First, the electricals were not working in the entire room as I got in. The staff tried fiddling with ever power supply point but he was clueless. So I asked I I could change the room. He spoke to someone on the phone but went back to fiddling. I decided to go down and ask if I could get another room. There was no answer. Housekeeping staff turned up and fixed the problem after much time had passed.

Went into have a hot shower after long train journey and the water pipe burst. Literally had to run down again half wet (must have looked comical and crazy at the same time) and inform them. Housekeeping again had to come and fix the problem that took awhile. Next was the flush that was leaking water all over the bathroom. By then all I wanted was to have a shower, some food and hit the sack. Turned on the bedside table lamp that was not working. So they obviously don't check these things before checking someone in.


Was so knackered and hit the sack. Bed was comfy, large and I slept well.

But staff are not that friendly or helpful due to lack of knowledge. Breakfast was cold toast (Burmese trend ). I was quite happy to take an early checkout

Hotel looks great from outside but maintenance is really really terrible so just not a relaxing experience.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank ayeshasitara
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers are raving about these Mawlamyine hotels

Alberta
Level Contributor
109 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

We were disappointed in this hotel as it is opened in 2011. Initially we were given a dirty room. Sheets, floors and walls were grimy and unclean. The room was extremely noisy as they were making renovations just down the hall. We moved to another room which was cleaner but still had a grubby feel to it. We had no hot water. The rooms all face the parking lot rather than the Thanlwin River which is definately the better view. The breakfast staff were very good. Breakfast here were alright although lacked the selection of many other places we stayed. I would look for another place in Mawlamyine before I stayed here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank DafyAlberta
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Manila
Level Contributor
22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at the Strand for two nights and would've stayed more if it weren't fully booked for a National Medical Conference. Room is very spacious, bathroom has rainfall shower, and wifi on the room was strong. Has garden restaurant which is great in late afternoon till evening. Staff are courteous and always ready to help. Downside is the limited breakfast fare. But who's complaining for $50 a night! Stayed at roach-filled hotel in Yangon for $110 a night! Will definitely go back to Strand!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank blusoul
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Mawlamyine hotels
1.3 mi away
Ngwe Moe Hotel Mawlamyine
Ngwe Moe Hotel Mawlamyine
#1 of 4 in Mawlamyine
4.0 of 5 bubbles 103 reviews
0.0 mi away
Royal Hinthar Hotel
Royal Hinthar Hotel
#2 of 4 in Mawlamyine
4.0 of 5 bubbles 10 reviews
1.9 mi away
No photo provided
Sunshine Hotel
#3 of 4 in Mawlamyine
3.5 of 5 bubbles 5 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.8 mi away
Cinderella Hotel
Cinderella Hotel
#1 of 14 in Mawlamyine
4.5 of 5 bubbles 390 reviews
0.1 mi away
Attran Hotel
Attran Hotel
#8 of 14 in Mawlamyine
3.5 of 5 bubbles 80 reviews
3.7 mi away
Hotel Queen Jamadevi
Hotel Queen Jamadevi
#2 of 14 in Mawlamyine
4.5 of 5 bubbles 51 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Mawlamyaing Strand Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Mawlamyaing Strand Hotel

Property: Mawlamyaing Strand Hotel
Address: Strand Rd, Phat Tan Quarter, Mawlamyine, Myanmar
Location: Myanmar > Mon State > Mawlamyine
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Mawlamyine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mawlamyaing Strand Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, Hotels.com and JovagoAsia so you can book your Mawlamyaing Strand Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing