Great views and a taxi to town
Further away from the city centre, Ayarwaddy River View Hotel stands on its own next to the river, with great non-obstructed views.
It's one of the more luxurious hotels in Mandalay, with a rooftop bar providing free drinks and entertainment at sunset, and hosting one of the few swimming pools in the city. As always, keep in mind that it is not above the sufferings of black-outs, poor internet and other Myanmar-travel charms. Rooms are spacious, bright and clean with air-con, cable TV, a minibar and extra tables and chairs. Hot- and cold-water showers and bath tubs are in bathrooms that are a step above most other hotels in the country and give you the feeling of being treated to something special after a dusty day around the city. A business centre is available and staff are friendly with good English-language skills; WiFi and a breakfast buffet are included, with a laundry service plus a plethora of transport booking services, some with discounts.
By Christopher Smith
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.