Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
The only downside we found with Mawlamyine -- nowhere's perfect -- is the poor accommodation choice. Tourism hasn't really hit the town yet so we guess there's been no need up until now: there are few tour groups, only the occasional independent traveller and a trickle of backpackers, with most current visitors being Thai neighbours crossing the border from Mae Sot. There are a couple of decent midrange spots -- indeed one is excellent -- but for budget choices you're a bit stuffed. As Mawlamyine no doubt gets more popular in the near future we can hope that some of the existing hotel stock will be upgraded and some of those lovely old villas ought to get reincarnated as ‘boutique' guesthouses. Note that due to the relative paucity of accommodation choices we have included some joints that we wouldn't perhaps recommend in other destinations with more to offer.
Best option if you can get in21 Baho Rd
T: (057) 24411;
Good and bad news: Cinderella is not only Mawlamyine's best accommodation option, but one of the best we've found anywhere in Burma. Being small and very popular, however, it means you've got to be ... Read the full review of Cinderella Hotel.US$20 to $40 1 vote Flashpacker
Top of the range in MawlamyineStrand Rd
T: (057) 25624; F: (057) 24787
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 ... Read the full review of The Mawlamyaing Strand Hotel.US$40 to $100 1 vote Midrange
Great location, bit over-pricedStrand Rd
T: (057) 25 764;
Probably the best location in town, the Attran Hotel has bungalows, (and they really do like suburban bungalows), on a lawn right at the top north west corner of town on Strand Road, overlooking the ... Read the full review of Attran Hotel.US$40 to $100 1 vote Midrange
Could do with a makeoverStrand Rd
T: (057) 24703;
Ngwe Moe has a good location on Strand Road south of the central market and close to the jetties. Staff are very friendly and helpful, and the rates are reasonable (for Mawlamyine), but this place ... Read the full review of Ngwe Moe Hotel.US$20 to $40 1 vote Flashpacker
Khao San Road circa-19906 Strand Rd
T: (057) 21 450; F: (057) 21 450
Breeze looks okay from the outside; the old wood and brick colonial-period villa on the waterfront is easy to spot with its coat of bright blue paint, but inside is pretty shabby. It's also not a ... Read the full review of Breeze Guesthouse (Or Lay Hnyin Tha).Under US$20 1 vote Backpacker
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