My husband and I stayed here 2/18-20, in a deluxe double ($30/night) for the first two nights and in a "special" double (a 3rd floor room named "Ruby"; $35/night) on our 3rd night. Both rooms were immaculate, with well-stocked mini-bars chock full of fairly-priced delicacies (e.g., beer (!), sodas, some electrolyte-replenishing beverage - which we needed... beware the market buffets in Hpa'an - chips and other dry snacks, if you're into those sorts of things). Like another reviewer said, opt for quieter rooms that face the hotel restaurant, rather than the street (though the street noise is nothing light ear plugs can't resolve). Shortly after we arrived from Bago, staff brought us a plate of chilled Japanese pear slices (outer skin deftly cut off) and a thermos of hot water (for the 3-in-1 packets already in our room, which complemented the complimentary packets of wafer cookies).
The "special" room, which we stayed in b/c it was the only available room when we decided - since we liked the place so much - to extend our reservation by one night, came with a highly functional Asus laptop that immediately connected to the hotel's wireless and provided us with a fast and reliable internet connection as well as an opportunity to edit and upload some photos. Instead of 3-in-1, this room came with instant cappuccino and a slightly classier package of cookies :) The downside was that this "special" room faced the street, making it a bit louder than our earlier room, which faced the restaurant. No big deal - we just put in our light ear plugs and slept quite well.
In both rooms, the air conditioning and on demand hot water heaters worked *extremely* well - no problems at all. The power cut out during our first night, but the generator kicked in within seconds, and the switch back to the main power source (including our blasting a/c) was seamless.
Although the staff's English was so-so, their attentiveness, enthusiasm, and resourcefulness more than made up for the language barrier.
Cinderella serves the snazziest breakfast we've ever encountered in our SE Asia travels. If you're trying to avoid salt and oil (quite a challenge in Myanmar), I recommend the rice with soybeans - contrary to the menu, it's not fried (well, it wasn't during the few days I ate there).
If you're in Mawlamyine and looking for a well-priced, high-quality hotel (i.e., not the new Strand), staying at this charming spot is a no-brainer.
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