Staying at Prince really made my Burma trip a lot more fun! One reason: the long dining table. We met so many cool people at that table that, for many mornings, we ended up staying and talking after breakfast until almost 1 PM! We don’t typically interact with a lot of other travelers, so it was a treat.
The staff is super, but particularly a young man whose name unfortunately escapes me at the moment (you’ll know him… he’s 14, super smart and peppy and funny!) The 2 dogs on site are a treat; the male dog is one of the happiest dogs I’ve ever seen!
The food is fantastic; the eggplant (aubergine) dish they serve every night is just unreal. The mohinga in the a.m. is not fishy at all (more of a dal with rice noodles), and if you want to get crazy, dip your banana pancakes in the sweetened condensed milk! And lest we forget the "mini" potatoes...
We stayed in a big room, and it was quite nice. There was a mosquito net but we didn’t bother using it once the 6 nights we were there, and we didn’t get bit. Hot water can be iffy, but a cold shower in the middle of the day will do you good. (Hot water does exist, but it’s a bit sporadic & fleeting).
It’s a decent location, quiet and a bit removed from town. Bike rental from the hotel is running $2/day and will get you everywhere you need to go around Mrauk U, more or less.
If you NEED to check in to real life, there's a place in town with some of the slowest internet this side of 1995, but someone from the guesthouse can show you were it is (you probably won't be able to find it yourself, trust me).
Staying at Prince will make your Mrauk U experience SO much more well-rounded, getting to compare notes with other like-minded travelers over some amazing dinners.
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