Monywa Hotel's pleasant gardens offer a welcome retreat from the town's noisy and dusty main streets. It is also within easy walking distance of many restaurants, banks, the river and lake. The room and bathroom were reasonably-sized, clean and comfortable enough. I saw a pricier room, which offered a bathtub and larger size--neither of which I needed. The breakfast offered the usual eggs, white bread, and fresh fruits plus some noodle and rice alternatives. I prefer a teashop.
The people at the reception desk were polite, but provided no information beyond hotel information. For a personable, English-speaking guide with a good tuk-tuk, I recommend Mr.Thein Htike. Phone: 09-400407695. He never hurried us along, and was willing to make leisurely stops at teashops for tea and conversation. He was also very helpful sorting out bus tickets, banking, etc.