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“A Feel for the Past, But Comfortable Enough”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Mandalay

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Hotel Mandalay
Ranked #83 of 108 Hotels in Mandalay
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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84 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“A Feel for the Past, But Comfortable Enough”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

Hotel costs in Myanmar can be high and acceptable options and standards are struggling to cope with increasing demand as a tourist destination. In this context the Hotel Myanmar represents reasonable value and comfort.
The Hotel Mandalay has a retro feel that probably hasn't changed since the fifties. An overall shabbiness pervades and hopefully in the future a refurb may be possible. The plumbing and fittings certainly do not appear to have been upgraded since the hotel was first built.
We had a room at the rear of the hotel with neighbourhood views and which was quiet. Front rooms are on a busy road so not sure if this will affect sound levels in the room.
Room was large with heavy dark wooden furnishings and wood floor. Room generally was clean and bed was comfortable.
If you care to negotiate the broken concrete slabs of the footpath and the traffic, it is a short walk to the Diamond Shopping Plaza.
Tried the Chinese restaurant one night, service was very slow and food was ordinary.
This was the only dining option in the Hotel.
The staff were very friendly and helpful which was a big bonus.

Room Tip: Room at the back (quiet) High floor
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore
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116 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

Step back to 1950's room design and a wooden shoe horn

Positive: Helpful, attentive staff, spacious room layout - wooden flooring and furniture and they even provided a wooden shoe horn. Clean room with lots of power sockets so convenient for frequent travelers like us. Good size fridge. Big washroom with bathtub.
Sumptuous breakfast. Lots of fruits i.e. bananas, pineapple, and papaya as well as mangoes in season.
Tour desk at lobby makes it convenient for independent travelers to book tours.

Negative 1 hour from airport, you need taxi to get to city though easy to arrange either with hotel or tour desk. No in-room safe. Wifi unstable.

Room Tip: We had a deluxe room which was nice and quiet at the back of the house.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014

Hi,

I visited Mandalay from 26 Feb - 1 Mar 2014. The hotel was fantastic, big clean and comfortable rooms, centrally located. Just the cost was too high. Just look at other hotels and may be you get a good deal.

I wish good luck for Hotel Mandalay

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

We asked for non smoking room but as soon as we arrived the room, could smell the cigarette in the room. May be the guest smoked even though it is supposed to be nonsmoking room. Room is spacious but the Wifi here is useless. We are on 2nd floor and our room is located near one side of the building and found out that the fire exit is only at the further end of the building. Otherwise elevators are only choice. Hotel lobby rakes of cigarette. Breakfast is OK.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014 via mobile

This is a party hotel for locals with nonresponsive staff. Forget about sleeping, even on weeknights. The old section of the hotel is run down, windowless rooms in some cases. Non-western breakfast assortment. Worst hotel experience I've had in Myanmar (and I have worked here for nearly a year and been all over the country). Avoid this place unless the only option is sleeping on the street - and even then consider looking for a safe location under a roof.

Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

the lobby and the swimming pool area are very beautiful rooms are small and sort of out of date if you compare it with other hotels. The Hotel closed the pool area for one afternoon as they were having a Gala Event..even thought they warned us of this event they should have offered us something in return instead of just a notification that it would not be in use for the guests.
My thoughts were they could have offered paying guests something rather bad on management side.. breakfast was great american style with other choices

Room Tip: book a room over looking the pool beautiful of a night and fab pool area
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014

We stayed here for one night. It is old but still good. The room is very big, clean and comfortable. The hot shower is great. The free wifi is good (compared to Burma standard). The breakfast is good with many choices eg. Asian, western and some local food.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Mandalay
Address: No. 652 78th Str, Between 37th / 38th | Mahamaungmyay Township, Mandalay, Myanmar
Region: Myanmar > Mandalay Region > Mandalay
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #83 of 108 Hotels in Mandalay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Mandalay 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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