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Photo of Sandalwood HotelSandalwood Hotel

If Cinderella is full

278 Myoma Tadar St, Mawlamyine T: (057) 27253 (057) 21185 (098) 702 511 

Sandalwood Hotel

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The mid-sized, mid-range Sandalwood Hotel is neither as well organised nor as attractive as our favourite, Cinderella, but it does provide a very acceptable plan B should A be full.

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In keeping with Mawlamyine hoteliers’ obvious penchant for pastel shades (Breeze is pale turquoise, Cinderella mauve and Aurora light green), the exterior of this modern three-storey building is powder blue. (What’s wrong with white?)

Inside, the tiled floor rooms are spotless and of a decent size albeit devoid of much character or decor. All rooms come with air-con, ensuite bathroom with hot shower and WiFi plus breakfast is thrown in, so for what they’re charging it’s a very good deal indeed. The location, a block back from the central stretch of Strand Road on the corner of Lower Main, means it’s an easy walk from most of the town’s sights, yet much quieter than the hotels directly on the waterfront.

The service isn’t as slick as Cinderella and levels of English are variable, but staff are friendly and helpful.

While this spot is low on charm and cosiness, with exchange rates at the time of our visit they’re offering clean air-con rooms with hot showers and breakfast for what works out at an unbeatable – around here anyway - $24 or so. There are a couple of cheaper standard fan rooms but we reckon for an extra 10,000 kyat the superior are much better. Sandalwood gets very busy during high season, so it’s worth calling to book your room in advance.

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Walk-in rates at Sandalwood Hotel

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Standard single room
20,000 kyat
20,000 kyat
Standard double room
25,000 kyat
25,000 kyat
Superior single room
30,000 kyat
30,000 kyat
Superior double room
35,000 kyat
35,000 kyat
Triple superior: 40,000 kyat.
Room: Standard single room, low season: 20,000 kyat, high season 20,000 kyat. Notes:
Room: Standard double room, low season: 25,000 kyat, high season 25,000 kyat. Notes:
Room: Superior single room, low season: 30,000 kyat, high season 30,000 kyat. Notes:
Room: Superior double room, low season: 35,000 kyat, high season 35,000 kyat. Notes: Triple superior: 40,000 kyat.

Where is Sandalwood Hotel

Sandalwood Hotel
278 Myoma Tadar St, Mawlamyine
T: (057) 27253 (057) 21185 (098) 702 511 
Coordinates (for GPS): 97º37'9.65" E, 16º29'6.11" N
Room rates: Under US$20

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