For those international travelers looking for a nice mid level accommodation in Mandalay, Mandalay Swan Hotel is the hotel for you. Located just close to the Mandalay Royal Palace Fort and the moat, the hotel is in a place where it is easy to travel in Mandalay. Especially in the evening, you can take a leisurely stroll along the moat just in front of the hotel. I always had a cup of sugar cane drink from a road side stall in front of the hotel on the side of the moat, with cool breeze passing over the moat water.
The hotel staffs are quite friendly and helpful. I especially like their breakfast at the Swan Café which serves a very nice European breakfast. If you have to leave very early and cannot have your breakfast, you can ask the hotel staff to pack the breakfast for you at no cost. That was what I did when I had to leave the hotel at 4:30 AM in the morning for my boat trip to Bagan.
The hotel has 100 standard, superior and junior suits. The rooms are very clean and well furnished, with air condition, satellite TV, IDD phone, and mini bar. The room rates are as follow and valid until 31st December 2009.
Standard US$ 40
Superior US$ 50
Junior Suit US$ 70
The rates are for both single and double rooms.
There are swimming pool, gymnasium and tennis court as well as a helpful tourist desk. There are a number of restaurants in the hotel which serve European, Chinese and Burmese cuisine (but the price is quite high so better to eat somewhere else at a cheaper price). A small Kipling Café in front of the hotel serves a very nice hot and cold drinks as well as delicious cake at a reasonable price, and is my favorite café in Mandalay.
You can book the room at the Mandalay Swan Hotel through your travel agent or contact directly at the following address.
Mandalay Swan Hotel
No. 44(B), 26th Rd., Between 66th & 68th Street, Chan-Aye-Thar-San Tsp.,
G.P.O. Box 29, Mandalay, Myanmar.
Tel: 0095-2-35691, 31591 Fax: 0095-2-35677