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OK, but noisy

Strand Rd, corner of Thaton Jetty St, Maylamyine T: (057) 24677 (057) 25097 (094) 980 1500 F: (057) 25097

OK Hotel

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An aptly name hotel, the OK is… okay.

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If your noise tolerance levels are good then it could be much better than just okay since rooms are fine. The location is right in the thick of things on a corner of Strand Road between the Central and New markets. Views from front rooms are splendid but the busy market kicks off early with all its accompanying noise and bustle -- therein lies the hotel’s main drawback.

Rooms are reasonably sized and though lacking much in the way of decor are very clean and well maintained. There are a couple of budget options – we’re guessing for guides and/or drivers accompanying tour groups – but the majority of rooms are air-con with ensuite bathrooms. Showers are hot, WiFi is free and breakfast is included.

The five-storey building has shops filling the ground floor, then three floors of rooms and a fine rooftop cafe area with great views over the river and market. There’s no extra charge for the river-facing rooms, but they’re the ones that fill up first. It’s not good if you’re a light sleeper but if you have enough beers in their upstairs bar or have a pair of earplugs handy, then it’s a fun place to stay. The owner, Grace, is also a lot of fun with plenty of local info and Mawlamyine anecdotes on hand. She helps provide the mid-sized hotel with a cosy, friendly atmosphere.

This is great spot to wake up in the morning (well, so long as it’s not too early) with the market activity on one side and the river on the other. Don’t forget the earplugs though!

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Type of room, low and high season prices
Dbl fan share bathroom
Sgl air-con private bathroom
Dbl air-con private bathroom
Room: Dbl fan share bathroom, low season: US$12, high season US$12. Notes:
Room: Sgl air-con private bathroom, low season: US$30, high season US$30. Notes:
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: US$35, high season US$35. Notes:

Where is OK Hotel

OK Hotel
Strand Rd, corner of Thaton Jetty St, Maylamyine
T: (057) 24677 (057) 25097 (094) 980 1500 F: (057) 25097
Coordinates (for GPS): 97º37'4.24" E, 16º29'41.6" N
Room rates: Under US$20

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