The Smart Hotel in Mandalay was our starting point for a 2 weeks vacation to Myanmar - first time in this wonderful country. Other than 3 nights in the Smart Hotel we had no fixed reservations for any location or hotel later on and it proved to be the right decision, because we received maximum support and advice from Terrence, the Hotel manager. The Smart Hotel, as many others have pointed out before me, has a lot to offer. First of all, there is the tremendous friendly and helpful staff - if you need anything, don't feel shy to ask. And this is true from top down, starting with the extremely competent and multi language manager Terrence. The rooms are tidy, you can shade them to your needs and there is almost no noise coming in from the street.. The air-condition is perfectly programmable to your needs and in case you carry a lot of electronic stuff around you will find a plethora of power sockets to recharge - nice! The beds not too soft and not too hard and worked perfectly for us. The bathrooms are also tidy and yes there is hot water - always. The breakfast also caters to european needs and if you miss something - just ask. Located in the center of Mandalay the hotel has an optimum position in terms of distance to the most important attractions, some places can actually be reached by foot - the Kings Palace for instance. If you want further away you may choose the trishaw, several drivers hang around close by, or you choose one of the hotels trusted taxi drivers (ours was Poxy - a very nice guy). You get fixed and very reasonable prices and in case you change your mind in between - no problem. I highly recommend that, before you make any plans for the next day, you talk to Terrence first. He has immense knowledge, will help you with your decisions and show you new options. He is more up to date than any book you may carry around with you. In our case, as we decided to move on to Lake Inlay, he arranged 3 nights of home-stay with his wider family in a wooden house on stilts. It was an outstanding experience. To sum it all up: this Hotel is worth every cent of your money and if you happen to visit Mandaly - choose the Smart Hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Smart Hotel is conveniently located a few minutes walk to Mandalay Palace, Mandalay train station, local restaurants, shopping mall and a short distance from Mandalay famous places. Smart Hotel is ideal base for city tourists as well as business travellers and everyone visiting this beautiful Myanmar teak blending style and sophistication hotel can expert warmhearted, truly Burmese hospitality experience. With three exquisite room types; Standard, Superior and Executive rooms are perfect retreat for individual needs and styles. The interior of all rooms was designed along very clean but beautiful wallpaper design as well as lovely curtain and teak furniture with a tasteful mix of Myanmar and European style. ... more less
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