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“average room but great staff”
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Prince Hotel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Mrauk U
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
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“average room but great staff”
Reviewed 19 March 2014

the room really need a big refreshing but in a hotel you can't just wait to get a top room in Mrauk.
The food on evening was excellent, the staff was as well really excellent.
we take a tour with them to visit the Chin village 80$ and a day tour with a jeep for 25$.
The guide for the visit of the chin village was really good and do a good job with comunicate with the people.....

Room Tip: take a jeep for a day tour! great value
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Sarasota, FL
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Reviewed 14 February 2014

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.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

The rooms here are nothing fancy and a little old--though the suites are quite large, the regular rooms are a little small. It’s totally recommendable especially because of the wonderful staff that manage the hotel/restaurant. The owner is very nice as well. The food at the restaurant is FANTASTIC! It’s served at a large table where all the guests sit and converse--it’s a wonderful place to meet other guests. The location is a little out of town and the temples, but the affordable bike-rentals are a nice option. For breakfast, get the mohinga and for dinner be sure to get the prawns at least one time.

I wish I could remember the name of the young man that took SUCH great care of us at the restaurant (14 years old). He was SO funny and SO nice. An absolute joy. He didn't have email but I hope he keeps in touch with us years down the road. Seriously one of the most memorable people I've met on my travels (although I have forgotten his name LOL).

AND the two dogs are great--brother and sister. The brother has some mange and I hope he gets medicated for it as he is SUCH a nice/happy dog (we nick-named him "Happy") and the sister is super sweet as well. They are good dogs to have around the hotel.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2014

It is one of the cheapest place we have been in Myanmar, also the worst in matters of room quality, seems not finished, you get white cloth after touching the walls, toilet water tank falling, apart, bathroom tiles in bad condition, hardly no hot water, but as clean as possible. An effort could be done to improve all of this very easily.

It is ideally located, fairly close to town and to all the interesting temples, and also not on a major road, at night it is nice and calm.

In matter of friendliness, and kitchen matter we loved it. It’s our “coup de Coeur” When we arrived, tea was served as well as excellent small bananas.

The cuisine, excellent typical Burmese meals, great fish and all the various vegetables served were great and tasty. Service done by the kid’s was very friendly, served on a big long table inviting us to meet the other guests and share tips of our trip. Breakfast was also very good, banana pancakes, eggs, mohinga soup succulent, well a great place where to eat.

The local guide offer boat trips to the Chin village, full day trip for 80$ 1 to 3 persons, seems a lot, but we enjoyed it. Check the trip path on google maps there http://www.a-trip.com/tracks/view/146134

Room Tip: It does not worth taking the junior room...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2014

We really enjoy our stay There. The area is quiet, room are spacious and clean. Hot water.
You can take your diner there.
A lot of people came from outside to have breakfast or diner at Prince GH.
Staff is very friendly and helpful.
They can organize local tip for you.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

Although situated at one of the main streets in Mrauk U, this hotel is quite cozy. About 10 bungalows in a very green garden with palm trees and a great variety of local plants. Breakfast and diner is served at one big table, making this a nice place to meet fellow adventurous travelers.

The staff is very friendly and helps you out with bike rental, local maps etc. And although the usual bedtime is about 2200, they happily stayed up and served food and drinks until 0100+ for our small western new years party.

The rooms are of good size, with comfortable single or double beds, mosquito nets and an okay bathroom. A bit noisy from the ceiling (bathroom noise from the neighbours can be a bit too much for westeners). But hey, it makes you think about why western people hang on so much to their privacy, while Asian families all live together under one roof, or even sleep together with a whole bunch on one floor....

Hot showers only available in the afternoon, so you can wash of the dust of visiting the temples. Why only afternoon? Because it takes a while to heat up the water reservoir with a good old burning fire. Electricity 24/7 but do bring a torch to bridge the minutes until the generator starts up.

Mrauk u is still very quiet, unspoiled and gives you the thrill of adventure. I hope and wish that development won’t go too fast.

Room Tip: all rooms have a little deck in front, some decks are sunnier than others
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Quebec
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128 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2013

The outstanding quality at Prince Hotel is the family who runs it, always eager to make your stay comfortable & meet your wishes. We stayed 5 nights in one of the superior bungalows, the room was huge, the beds were very comfortable, mozzie nets, good bedlinnen. The bathroom was a bit tired but overall clean, hot water in the morning & late afternoon early evening. No AC but you don't need it, nights are cool. Nice porch to sit on, they light mosquito coils at night. The food was great, some of the best meals we had in Myanmar, ate there every night. On the outskirt of the town, so you breathe a lot less smoke from the cooking fires in the morning & evenings. You can rent bikes, all is pedaling distance in Mrauk U.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Prince Hotel
Address: Mraund Bwe Road, Alzee Quarter, Mrauk U, Myanmar
Region: Myanmar > Rakhine State > Mrauk U
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Mrauk U
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Hotel Class:3 star — Prince Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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