New, fairly priced, great location
Gold Yadanar Hotel is a new foreigner-friendly hotel located directly across from Diamond Plaza and Zay Cho market, near a stretch of local beer stations and tea shops and down the street from the Shan night market -- you couldn't ask for a better location to walk and shop.
The building is freshly renovated, giving an old-style structure a fresh skin with Chinese accents. The rooms deliver one of the more comfortable and classy vibes in Mandalay, providing air-con, a minibar, complimentary coffee, tea and water and bathroom toiletries complete with a bathrobe. Hot- and cold-water bathrooms are clean, and a few extra kyat get you a bathtub. Although the rooms don't always have the best views of the city, the cleanliness and standard of amenities can make up for it. The staff are friendly and helpful and offer a business centre, free WiFi, laundry services and room service. Rates may rise in 2014 and with seasonal demand so contact them ahead of time for their most current prices.
By Christopher Smith
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.