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“Really nice hotel; really boring location”

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Hotel Shwe Pyi Thar
Ranked #37 of 111 Hotels in Mandalay
Reviewed 15 March 2014

This hotel is lovely, well thought out and well designed. However, it is in a really boring area, out of town, with no buses or taxis (except on the back of a motor scooter).

Management and staff tried very hard to please, with welcoming smiles and all of the service we could hope for.

Our room, 601, was large, clean, had good linens and was nicely decorated with appealing Burmese prints on wood walls. Two rooms, each w its own bathroom, open onto a shared lounge where self-catering coffee and tea is located. Right outside each bungalow (of 2 guest rooms) also had its own patio. AC worked great. Rooms had robes. Bathroom had tub and shower and plenty of amenities.

Happy hour, with "free drink and snack" was one of three mixed drinks and snacks were peanuts. Setting for drinking and dining was lovely, and there were mosquito coils beneath our chairs. They could have also used fans (I could have anyway!)

There is a large pool, very clean, a gym (infrequently used) and a small but tasteful gift shop, and beautiful landscaping everywhere.

One night we walked to a nearby restaurant (the only nearby business of any sort that we saw). I think it was Taste of Mandalay. Service, setting and food all made the mark, and it had fans and was less expensive than the hotel.

If I return to Mandalay I would look for a place in town. Otherwise, I'd certainly return.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

This is a very nice resort property. It is beautiful and nicely appointed.

It is outside of Mandalay so away from all the noise and congestion, but you need a taxi to go anywhere. It has a nice view of the hills. It is very quiet which I loved. A building is under construction nearby, but it is far enough away that the construction noise isn't a problem.

The staff is excellent and very attentive and there are a lot of them. When you need help, there are usually 4 people to help you.

The breakfast is the best we had in Myanmar. Lots of selection. Good and good quality. They have an egg station where they make eggs to order.

We had dinner every night in the hotel. The first 2 nights we were alone. The third night, there was a French tour group. The food is good and large portions. They have a puppet and dancing show every night from 7:15 to 8:15. It is cute and intimate and enjoyable.

The rooms are big and well appointed. The wifi is a little on the slow side, but sufficient. We were there during the Sochi Olympics and it was the only hotel that we had that had Olympic coverage.

The only negative is the shower. This property is a little more than a year old and they made the decision to have the shower head stick out of the wall in the middle of the bathroom across from the toilet such that everything in the bathroom gets wet when you take a shower. It's a large bathroom and also has a tub with a shower nozzle, so we used the tub instead to keep the water contained. It works, but it's awkward and not nearly as enjoyable as a shower. Because the shower head sticks out of the middle of the bathroom wall, the threshold of the bathroom is raised 4 inches which is a tripping hazard especially in the dark. This hotel would have been nearly perfect if the shower had been enclosed. They have plenty of room for an enclosed shower and should make this renovation.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view if possible.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

Transfered here as we could not get reservation at the Red Canal Hotel. Very happy with this hotel clean, well run, and the food good quality.
Great swimming pool.
Hotel lacked atmosphere as did not seem very full - careering more for business visitors.
It is also quite a way from the city centre, so eating in is the only option.
As we had a guide for our time in Mandalay the location was not a problem but it could be without transport..
Would certainly consider staying here again.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank ScottWilmslow
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

It seemed like we were the only ones in the hotel. The hotel is massive. It was before Christmas and the hotel had awful Christmas music that they started playing around 6:a.m. We could hear the music in our room. It woke us up.
Because we were the only ones in this massive hotel, all the staff hovered over us the entire time.
WE could not leave our room without someone asking to help us.
It is out of town and you need to take transportation into the city.
It is clean but strangely decorated.
The food was so so in the hotel. We arrived late in the evening and had a very mediocre meal.
Breakfast buffet was fine.
Yes the bathrooms are designed so that the shower splashes every where. There is no curtain or
shower stall.
The staff is very attentive(too much).

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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 January 2014 via mobile

This hotel in Mandalay maintains a good standard of cleanness and service, staff are always smily and helpful. We received an upgrade to a suite. That said the decoration of the rooms is perplexing to say the least (for a westerner). The breakfast is decent but would benefit of better coffe, the noodles, soups, eggs and rest of the bouffet were good. The rooms have safe, a good shower, 2 TV, and plenty of space. Is not a superclass but definitely a clean, safe, comfortable place. Not for long stays unless you don't mind being a bit far from downtown and the excesses of chinese deco.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

The hotel has lovely and friendly staff and the rooms are nice and new. the location is not perfect but the quality of the hotel make up for the distance to the center of the city. Bathroom not well designed so the floor is wet for hrs after using the shower.
Lovely pool area.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

Very nice hotel a little bit far out of mandalay. But as we arrived very late in the evening, we just wanted to take our rest before heading off to another day of sightseeing. Beds were comfortable and rooms very tastefully furnished. The bathroom is definitely not my style, the pink colours do not really fit to the style of the room, and the shower without cabin is not really useful. The big fruit basket upon arrival was a very nice welcome. One plus was the friendly staff, when we arrived around 9pm we requested to use the pool. We were told the pool is already closed but they will open for us. On staff member cleaned just the pool, that we could have a swim before going to bed. Very customer orientated.

Room Tip: I had corner deluxe, which was very spacious.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Address: No. B-8, Pyin Oo Lwin Road, Chanayethazan Township | Between 31st & 32nd Street, Mandalay 100102, Myanmar
Region: Myanmar > Mandalay Region > Mandalay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 111 Hotels in Mandalay
Price Range: £80 - £188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Shwe Pyi Thar 4*
Number of rooms: 91
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the charming city of Mandalay,Hotel Shwe Pyi Thar is a place where local charm, cultural heritage and scenic beauty blend seamlessly with modern hospitality. Exuding elegance, this upscale hotel is adorned with traditional teak furniture and classical touches, while also offering a range of facilities to suit both business and leisure travelers. Its unique position, overlooking the hazy Shan Mountains yet just five minutes from Mandalay city center, makes Hotel Shwe Pyi Thar the perfect option for all types of guests. ... more   less 
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