As with other hotels in the country, I've had to think long and hard before writing a review.
Stayed almost a week at this fairly new hotel. It consisted of bungalows spread across a sloping hillside above the main hotel building. As another reviewer has said, I think the grounds will look more inviting as the trees grow. For now, the plants are well tended but the overall look and feel is somewhat suburban.
The room was clean, light, airy and pleasant. Each bungalow is semi-detached with a separate balcony and entrance area. Sitting on the balcony with a cool drink watching the sunset was very relaxing. WIFI didn't reach the top most bungalows, but was available nearer the centre of the resort.
The bungalows closest to the main building seemed less secluded than those higher up. The bathrooms aren't designed to the same standard as the bedroom and the swing door to the WC was a little bizarre.
In the winter months the fireplaces have been used, though as there have been problems with them please gain reassurance from management at the hotel that they can be safely used and be very careful with children.
Food at the restaurant was ok, breakfast reasonable, staff were friendly, taxis are probably best arranged directly where possible (e.g to/from Mandalay or the airport). The botanical gardens could be walked to in around 15 mins (turn left when facing the road from the hotel). The town itself was a good 30 mins walk or more in the opposite direction.
Overall the hotel was fine, though if visiting again I would definitely consider the Aureum.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated next to the beautiful botanical garden on the side of hill with individual private teak bungalows each with its own veranda. Heated swimming pool, pool room, cosy lounge with a bar and a great restaurant makes for a very relaxed stay. ... more less
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