We spent one night in Rupar Mandalar Hotel on Feb 12, and after a night in the Hotel Mandalay before, this place looked like we almost arrived in heaven. The hotel is located quite a bit outside of town, which I consider is an advantage since usually you are dropped off and picked up anyway by your tour agency, no matter in which hotel you stay, and downtown Mandalay is actually quite dusty and loud, and there is nothing to do at night.
The hotel has only 20 rooms now, and another 24 are under construction. All rooms are totally designed in wood and very appealing. The 3-rooms suites are especially beautiful with a lot of space in the stylish living room and with 2 bedrooms with separate entrances and private bathrooms. However, in all types of rooms, the bathrooms are small and will for sure not win a prize for their design.
There is a large swimming pool and a second smaller kids pool and a sunken bar in the middle. It is nice sitting in the garden under the large trees having breakfast. There is a large variety of breakfast items available, British, Continental and Chinese choices, more than in other hotels in Myanmar. Also the food selection for dinner is quite satisfying. We chose soups and pasta dishes, which were a bit below our expectations, but the Thai dishes at our neighbour tables looked better. Myanmar dishes unfortunately must be pre-ordered 1 day in advance, which was a bit disappointing for us being in Myanmar and only staying one night in this hotel. The bar is open until midnight. The night entertainment with Myanmar-style singing, dancing and puppet show during dinner hours is performed very well and provides a good ambiance over your dinner in the garden. Some local rich people also come here only for the dinner, which is a sign for me that this is definitely one of the better dinner locations in town. Another plus was the 15 minutes free Thai-style foot and legs massage in the beautiful small spa of the hotel. I believe we had never been offered a free massage in any hotel in the world before - most appreciated! Overall this hotel is a very nice and clean place with pretty good service. It is also a good option to stay for one extra day after extended sightseeing or handicraft shopping, and families with kids would also feel well there for sure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rupar Mandalar Resort is a romantic hotel in exotic atmosphere. It's in nature with a touch of culture. There are 22 rooms for the moment. But there will be 46 rooms on late 2014. Rupar Mandalar is set in 1.8 hectaresquare block. It is only one hotel in Mandalay which has two large swimming pools for children and adult. For your relaxation, Rupar spa is ready to serve. Providing good quality food such as Myanmar, Chinese, Thai & European. Seeing is believing.We are ready to serve who want to stay at small luxury hotel in Myanmar.Our slogan is " Warmly, Natural & Privacy ". ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rupar Mandalar Hotel Mandalay