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Monywa Hotel
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Monywa
Reviewed January 18, 2014

Other reviews say tired...it was the worst hotel I have stayed in my forthright in Burma. Really awful room, dingy, old, disgustingly dirty flip flops for using in the shower...couldn't get out of there fast enough. Sadly not much choice in town. They were building new bungalows and perhaps those will be better. Ask if you room has a view of building work rubble...I had to change rooms.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 13, 2014

All rooms are in bungalows although some two story rooms were being built while we were there. Room and common parts scrupulously clean. Breakfast uninspired. Rooms done out in weird colours. Bed OK to sleep in and sheets very clean. Nice terrace to sit on although the view was other bungalows. Town centre within easy walking distance. Some excellent restaurants - just walk and look - plus market food about 5ish. Intermittent Wi-Fi. Good value for money in Myanmar.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

$15 room without Tv $25rooms with fridge and Tv,
TheHotel is 10 mins slow walk into Monywa for street food,
And the beautiful temple and pagoda,
Try the ABC Stout 8%
Walk down to the large market and see the dried fish,fresh vegetables and chillies.
Cut through the back lanes to the river and see the tomatoes being sorted and boxed, stop and make small talk with the locals

Room Tip: Take a taxi or motorbike to the caves with 1000 Budhas and then back through Monywa to see the 423ft...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 19, 2013

Adequate if rather old-fashioned individual cabins set in gardens - but a lot of new building going on. Used by tour groups - a group of 32 when we were there. Large restaurant which was very good - no need to go out for food. Very helpful staff. We thought $35 a lot for the room compared with elsewhere. A pleasant small town, but the monopoly cartel running the boats and taxis to the caves is very irritating - we really felt we were being 'taken for a ride' - very unusual in Burma.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

For $35 a standard room, you can't expect much but we found it to be pretty good. We liked the garden setting and having your own little verandah to sit on. The room itself is old but clean and the aircon is good. The walls however are pretty thin as we heard the guy next door come home in the middle of the night and then cough up half a lung in the morning.

The reception staff are not very friendly, the younger one has pretty good English and will help you with bookings however but don't expect a smile. The manager is really nice. We had a lot of laundry done here and it was back within the day, individually wrapped for 3000!

You could do the 2 main attractions in one day, we did it in 2 so we could walk around the town. Down by the river is quite interesting to watch and take photos of local life.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

We had a hard time booking this place: email didn't seem to work and when we called from home, we couldn't get anyone speaking english. So we had our first guesthouse in Mandalay call them when we arrived in Burma and got a superior room for two nights.

Excellent location, close to the center of town on a main road, but the rooms are located in the back so very quiet. Rooms are very clean, with good aircon if you need that and the superior rooms have nice porches with comfortable chairs.

The main receptionist is a very grumpy young lady, the first and only we saw on our trip, but she was also very efficient in making bookings for busses etc.
Breakfast is ok with the usual fruit-egg-toast. We didn't have diner here but heard from a fellow traveller (who had been to Burma no less than 8 times!) that the food was delicious.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Rooms are basic but clean and charmless. It is a pity cause the place could be nice (gardens with small balcony). Price is fair and location is good. Breakfast is not great.
Monywa is worth definitely a trip for the caves, do not miss it. There are not so many tourists and it is quiet calm.

Room Tip: ask rooms with balcony.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Dornachanyat Bogyoke Aung San Rd, Monywa, Myanmar
Location: Myanmar > Sagaing Region > Monywa
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Monywa
Hotel Class:2 star — Monywa Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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