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No.182, 31st St, between 82nd and 83rd Sts, Mandalay T: (02) 35821, (02) 66548
Fortune Hotel sits to the south of the city centre, where attractions begin to spread thin and you have to walk a few blocks to get to any decent restaurants or sights.
All rooms have air-con and are on the small side, but are very clean and quiet. Furnishings are basic, and a bit cramped unless you upgrade to a deluxe. Make sure to ask for a window, as the inside rooms are a bit on the depressing side. Shared bathrooms are clean with hot and cold water but some only have squat-toilets; private bathrooms are clean and fitted with Western-style toilets. WiFi is decently fast and the friendly staff provide a complimentary breakfast. The worst part about this hotel is the stink of cigarette smoke, as ashtrays stand at every elevator door and along stretches of hallway.
By Christopher Smith
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.