Hotel by the Red Canal
Located by Mandalay’s famous Red Canal, this four star hotel is one of the only boutique properties in town. With lush tropical gardens and tranquil water features, it is a breath of fresh air in Myanmar’s former royal capital.
There are only 24 rooms and suites, combining traditional and contemporary styles, and furnished with teak, rattan, mother of pearl and traditional Burmese fabrics. Each room is a different shape and size, some with balconies, other with quirky bathrooms, but all packed with character and charm, a welcome reminder you are not in a standardised corporate hotel chain.
Facilities include a small pool, a gorgeous underground spa and some of the best dining to be had anywhere in the city. The reputable Spice Garden restaurant is renowned for having the best North Indian cuisine throughout Mandalay and the hotel staff are some of the friendliest you will come across.