Best in town
It's not often that the phrase "excellent value" comes to mind when writing about hotels in Burma, but that's just what the Hotel Chindwin is.
Still new and sparkling, we're not quite sure why the hotel is here, but it is a great deal and the upper floors offer terrific views over the surrounds including out to the giant standing Buddha. Facilities are smart, the rooms extremely clean and spacious and the upper floor restaurant serves complimentary breakfast. Staff were at pains to point out the room came with a free bottle of water. If you've been shlepping it through crappy hotels, this will be a welcome breath of fresh air. The standard rooms were inexplicably unavailable when we visited, and if you had to choose between the superior and deluxe rooms we'd suggest a splurge and going with the latter. Recommended.
By Stuart McDonald
Last updated on 16th April, 2014.