Mawlamyaing Strand Hotel
The hotel is situated on the banks of the Thanlwin River with beautiful views of the sunset from its western entrance. The east end of The Strand is located on the busy Lower Main Rd about 200 meters from the Zeigyi, the central market of Mawlamyine.
It's got nothing to do with Rangoon's famous Strand Hotel but Mawlamyine's Strand does possess a prime spot on the road of the same name and is both the town's largest and most upmarket accommodation option at present. The Mawlamyaing Strand, with yet another interesting town spelling variation, is located at the northern end of the riverfront road north of the central market and adjacent to Attran, so it also has some great views across the estuary. This relatively new five-storey construction is indeed probably the most imposing building in the downtown area and at least has the advantage of plenty of rooms, so you'll have a good chance of some availability in high season, though it's very popular with Thai tour groups.
Rooms are excellent and while price-wise it's firmly in the midrange category, it's definitely way more than twice as good as some of the rundown guesthouses offering shabby rooms at half this price. Rooms are spic and span with all mod cons, there's a spacious lobby with very helpful and friendly staff (Westerners are still something of a novelty), a bar and restaurant and a rather good buffet breakfast is included in the room rate. They also offer free WiFi, though not unusually for Burma, it didn't work when we visited. Superior rooms are really a good deal for Mawlamyine and the more expensive deluxe choice has larger rooms on higher floors, so better views. They also have large family rooms, called royal deluxe, which would be suitable for a couple with two or three kids.
• Air conditioner
• Direct dial telephone
• Satellite television
• Room service
• Safe deposit box
• Private bathroom
• Traditional Rakhine, European & Myanmar cuisines
• Mini Bar
• 24 reception
• Car parking
• Laundry and valet facilities
• Tour desk
• Meeting Room
• Fitness Center
• Business center
Strand Rd, Phat Tan Quarter, Mawlamyine.
Tel : (95 57) 25624, 24787
Fax: (95 57) 25624
Named after one of the tributaries that flow into the larger Thanlwin river, the Attran Hotel was opened in 2003. It has bungalow style accommodation in downtown Mawlamyine at the intersection of Lower Main Rd and Dai Wun Kwin Rd (fomerly North Bogyoke Rd). Although located in a busy part of Mawlamyine, street noise is minimal as most rooms are located well away from the roadside. The hotel has 30 rooms of which 10 of are situated riverside from where picturesque sunsets can be viewed.
The rooms are spacious and are all equipped with satellite TV, hot showers, air conditioning, bar fridge, IDD phones and a wardrobe. A large dining hall which extends to an open air area offers a range of Myanmar and Chinese dishes. Refer to the hotel's website for further information and reservations.
Attran Hotel, Mandalay Ward, Mawlamyine.
Tel : (95 57) 25764, 2576
Fax: (95 57) 24927
Cinderella Hotel is a great hotel with the best service in Mawlamyine.The design of our hotel reflects the traditional culture of Myanmar.We have 22 rooms and all are fully furnished by modern teak furniture and Myanmar's traditional arts and handicrafts.As we have the best service , our hotel's facilities include hot and cold water , 24 hours electricity , many satellite channels , a mini-bar and more.
• Hand Gel
• Shower Cup
• Hair Dryer
• Complimentary Hot Water and Fragrance Tea Leaf
• Complimentary Mineral Water
• Complimentary Coffee & Snack
• Satellite TV
• IDD Telephone
• Hot and Cold Showe
• High-Speed Internet (Free Wi-Fi)
• Laptop / iPad (Only For Deluxe Rooms)
• 24 Hours Electricity
• 24 Hours Front Desk
• Safety Deposit Box
• Doctor On Call
• Limousine Rental
• ATM (Master/Visa/Union Pay/MPU)
• Daily Breakfast
No.21, Baho Road, Sitkei Gone Quarter,
Tel : (95 57) 22441,24860
Ngwe Moe hotel
The Ngwe Moe hotel is a relatively new hotel built in 2002 and stands on the banks of the Thanlwin river on Strand Rd in the Myangone quarter of Mawlmayine. The carpetted rooms are clean and are equipped with satellite TV, a bar fridge, attached bathrooms with hot and cold showers and IDD telephone.
The hotel has a very nice dining room serving Myanmar and Chinese cuisine and you can even request a meal of your choice if it's not on the menu. During the dry months, tables are setup beside the street on the footpath where you can have your meal whilst watching the sunset across the Thanlwin River.
383, Extended Lake Street,
Corner of Kyaikthoke Pagoda Rd & Strand Rd,
Tel : (95 57) 24703, 24704, 25553