Hotel by the Red Canal Mandalay
Hotel by the Red Canal Mandalay
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8.8
Excellent

"Nice little hotel, very friendly staff."

Nathan

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August 7, 2016

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What guests are saying:
Fantastic friendly staff.
Eugene from United States
Couple
We loved it and highly recommend it to you!
Mary J. from United States
Family with older children
This was a lovely oasis in the heart of Myanmar. We loved it and highly recommend it to you!
Mary from United States
Family with teens
Exceptional in every respect
Vicky from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Don't be fooled by the dirt road that leads to Red Canal Hotel. The hotel in itself is very nice and has a good location.
Lars from Denmark
Family with teens
Fantastic friendly staff. Excellent restaurant
Eugene from United States
Couple
Unforgettable,nice bed and breakfast provided ,very fast check in and out,helpful staff will give any info as many as they can
LIANG from China
Couple
It's a wonderful experience! You do feel the luxury. Who doesn't want to be pampered?
Louisa from United States
Family with teens
Excellent
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8.4
/
10
Exceptional service
9.2
Recommended by 92% of guests
Value for money7.8
Distance to city center0.5 Km
Location rating7.9
Nearest airportMandalay International Airport (MDL)
Distance to airport34.0 km
  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Currency exchange

  • Air conditioning

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8.6
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
This property is in high demand!Last booked 6 hours ago
Shan Room
Shan Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Chin Room
Chin Room
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Garden view
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Kachin Room
Kachin Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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    8.7
    Excellent

    "Beautiful, friendly hotel with free cocktails!"

    Elwyn

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    March 5, 2016

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    Agoda Reviews (108)Booking.com Reviews (126)
    8.4
    /
    10
    Cleanliness9.1
    Facilities8.2
    Location7.9
    Room comfort and quality8.6
    Service9.2
    Value for money7.8
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Michael from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Chin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018
    Excellent!”
    Fantastic staff!!
    Reviewed December 21, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Michael from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Chin Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018
    Great base in Mandalay”
    Staff are wonderful!
    Reviewed December 18, 2018
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Suzanne from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Kachin Room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2015
    Sick in mandalay ”
    Staff, food, pool
    The best way to test a hotel is to be ill. I was, and the staff were amazing. Vegetable noodle soup on the house, change of room with no extra charge. The Indian restaurant is great. The evening cocktails are fun. Great massage too. Make sure you specify a room overlooking the garden otherwise they face a wall.
    Reviewed December 24, 2015
    8.0
    Excellent
    Robert from Australia
    Couple
    Standard
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2015
    Boutique luxury in Mandalay”
    Large rooms, free bikes, indian restaurant
    Was a lovely stay. After the hectic dirty streets of Mandalay, was lovely coming back to this hotel. Its hard to get to and from restaurants, so the staff helped with taxis which was great. The streets are so dark!
    Reviewed August 08, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Suzanne from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard
    Stayed 1 night in July 2015
    Great place to recuperate ”
    Service, garden and great food
    If you want to test the service of a hotel, be sick. I was laid low with a chest infection and had the best care from the staff. I was moved to a room with a garden view for no extra charge and the lovely lady on reception suggested that I needed noodle soup and again, sent it up with no charge. The food overall is very good. Generous breakfast, tea and snacks and free cocktails in the afternoon. A lovely spa with a good massage. The hotel just gets it right.
    Reviewed August 05, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Xuan from China
    Couple
    Shan Room
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2014
    Boutique hotel with attentive staff”
    Location, staff and great food
    Had a fantastic stay at the hotel. There are a lot of details provided though the facilities are not there yet - greeting card, complimentary message, cocktails and snacks. Staff have been extremely friendly and attentive. The Indian restaurant is amazing, one of the best I've ever had!
    Reviewed January 01, 2015
    8.3
    Excellent
    Terence from Philippines
    Couple
    Kachin Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2014
    Cozy retreat near Mandalay Palace”
    Convenient location, friendly staff,
    The hotel is a great retreat from the hustle and bustle of Mandalay's streets. Uniquely designed with natural elements, the hotel made us feel like we were in an island getaway. The room was quite small, and the wi-fi was incredible slow so do not expect to get much done online. The staff was very friendly and accommodating - they helped us arrange our itinerary during our short stay, and arranged for breakfast boxes the next morning when we left for our ferry ride.
    Reviewed October 07, 2014
    8.3
    Excellent
    CHUN from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Shan Room
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2014
    .”
    Breakfast style was bad due to the restaurant only five step can finish the buffet table for get food. Especially the restaurant was Indian style without any Bacon, beef and so on.
    1. Hotel staff of services was excellent. Herewith, I want say thank you to Ms. Maya, Raye and the driver - Win to assistance my schedule and help - Thank you very much to all of you. 2. So many mosquito with use the breakfast with you at all time.
    Reviewed March 02, 2014
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Johannes from Netherlands
    Couple
    Standard
    Stayed 4 nights in November 2013
    My first stay in Myanmar. Best experience”
    Friendly staff (Pyae Phyo was our excellent host), very attentive and nice relaxing hotel
    Everybody told me not to go to Mandalay and I am happy I did not listen. Mandalay is certainly an interesting city and there's a lot to see and do and it's not overcrowded with tourists. When in Mandaly, go to the Hotel by the Red Canal (don't doubt): it's the best choice. From Mandalay take the Irrawaddy Princess II trip (2 nights) to Bagan!
    Reviewed December 18, 2013
    8.3
    Excellent
    Guy from Australia
    Business traveler
    Kachin Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2013
    Great hotel and service, but awful internet”
    Location, staff friendliness and room comfort
    After an exhausting day travelling by car with driver from the Chinese border at Mu-se, arriving at this hotel and it's beautiful gardens and friendly staff was a welcome relief. We were even able to have a swim at the pool around 10pm after returning from dinner - note that the pool is very small and shallow, good for relaxing, refreshing after a long day in hot Mandalay or if you have kids but too small for swimming laps. The internet was unfortunately the worst I encountered in Myanmar, yet this hotel was by far the most expensive I stayed at! Apart from this, my stay was almost perfect but the hotel has to rectify this problem otherwise it could damage the otherwise good reputation it has.
    Reviewed May 02, 2013
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Valerie from United States
    Couple
    Chin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2018
    So great we changed our hotels to stay here longer”
    The staff are fantastic, fluent in English and cannot do enough to ensure you have a great time. They will organize a taxi, give recommendations and walking directions, help with tours and activities and hiring excellent drivers for full or half days. Rooms are spacious, gorgeous and well appointed, great restaurant and a nice spa with a discount for being a hotel guest. And a daily happy hour. Treat yourself and stay here
    Reviewed January 24, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Isabel from Australia
    Family with teens
    Shan Room
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2017
    A wonderful oasis in Mandalay”
    What a lovely hotel, from the moment we arrived the staff were attentive and very friendly, always happy to provide advice and guidance on what to do and see in Mandalay. It is all ways lovely to get a local perspective and to be surround by people who love their work and go above and beyond to assist in every way possible. Breakfast was lovely and where we planned our day ahead, we also ate in the resturant each evening with a wonderful selection of new and interesting meals to try, delicious and the staff again truely wonderful, making us feel so special and recommending some of their favourites. We highly recommend Hotel by the Red Canal to visitors of Mandalay and look forward to returning one day.
    Reviewed January 04, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Timothy from United States
    Family with teens
    Chin Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017
    Nice hotel... wish we could have stayed long”
    The Hotel by the Red Canal was very nice. I would stay there again, or at least return for a meal. The staff were very helpful and polite, and the rooms were quite comfortable. Unfortunately, we were only there for one night and left early in the morning for a river boat trip, so we could not enjoy the breakfast and more time in the hotel.
    Reviewed December 23, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Jonna from Canada
    Couple
    Chin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2016
    Hidden gem”
    The Red Canal Mandalay is really a hidden gem in the heart of Mandalay. You are warmly greeted as soon as you step on the property. The pool was clean and had a boutique type feel. We had a canal view room with a balcony overlooking the small stream. It was nice to sit out and relax in the morning with a coffee. The room was small but well appointed and filled with special touches. Cocktails by the pool, coffee and snacks in afternoon...great option for a big city!
    Reviewed April 05, 2017
    7.6
    Very good
    Thitinut from Thailand
    Couple
    Shan Room
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2017
    Mix feeling”
    The services was excellent but the room in the third floor are not easy to go up and down, special if your knees not in good condition. We got the room facing in the back to someone house. Very noises in the morning. The restaurant is very pricey and don't have Myanmar food to offer. Thanks for your kind services.
    Reviewed March 05, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Margaret from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Shan Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2017
    MAM”
    Lovely hotel with fantastic service, beautiful gardens and delicious food in the Spice Garden restaurant. The pool and its surrounds are very nice although inevitably the pool area is rather limited given that it is a boutique hotel in the middle of Mandalay. Location is good but there is a bit of noise during the day/evening in the pool and dining areas from the roads on two sides of the site. We didn't hear a thing at night in our room though. Hotel driver is excellent and staff extremely welcoming and helpful.
    Reviewed January 14, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Karen from France
    Family with young children
    Standard
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2016
    Amazing place but some issues with the pool water”
    We had a lovely stay at this hotel with our 2 young kids (3 years old and 18 months old), staff is lovely, rooms are amazing, food is really great. The only disappointment was the swimming pool which doesn't have a kid area and the chemicals in the water were extremely aggressive for the eyes. Therefore, we couldn't enjoy it at all.
    Reviewed May 09, 2016
    8.4
    Excellent
    David from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard
    Stayed 1 night in January 2016
    Average at best for a highly graded hotel”
    Food average for a 4-5 star hotel but nothing special and breakfast quite good but relatively limited selection for a 4-5 star hotel. During the evening meal ordered wine only to find that the first 3 bottles selected were unavailable- not impressive for the ranking and cost of the hotel.
    Reviewed February 17, 2016
    8.7
    Excellent
    Norbert from Austria
    Couple
    Chin Room
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2015
    still wonderful”
    standard staff rooms
    This was our second stay at red canal and we will certainly return. Beauiful garden, individually equipped and wonderful decorated rooms, very friendly and helpful staff. We had the "complimentarys" (better cmpulsary)Xmas dinner there. The decoration of the garden was extremely careful and lovingly. They had a band which gave their best to entertain the mostly spoiled and elderly guests. Food was good.
    Reviewed January 06, 2016
    8.7
    Excellent
    Lily from United States
    Group
    Shan Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2015
    Superb service, boutique luxury experience”
    Service, food, freebies
    Free cocktails at happy hour were a very nice touch. Only a 5 minute drive to Mandalay Hill and location next to canals was ideal. The best part was the very accommodating staff who handled every request seamlessly.
    Reviewed October 13, 2015
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