Better budget but little charm
No. 174, 83rd St, between 24th and 25th Sts, Mandalay T: (02) 31884, (02) 66584, (02) 65707, (02) 22733 F: (02) 31 047
A couple of blocks from Mandalay's landmark clock tower and set among a collection of budget guesthouses, Garden Hotel offers clean, well-equipped rooms.
Furnishings are basic, but there's hot and cold-water bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, satellite TV, WiFi (that only works in the lobby) and a breakfast of egg, toast and coffee. Though Garden Hotel staff are friendlier than their neighbours, Nylon Hotel, and are consistent at keeping rooms clean and customers happy, the whole place does lack a bit of charm. Some rooms don't have windows, and there's no garden, but it is decent value. If you're looking for a bit more luxury, or even just to add an extra person, Unity Hotel may be better value.
By Christopher Smith
Last updated on 21st February, 2014.