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8.9
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8.3
Excellent
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Excellent location - 1.51 kilometers from city center
Parking
FREE
  • Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung)2.02 km
  • Mandalay Palace2.36 km
  • Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book2.39 km
  • Sandamuni Paya2.4 km
  • Mandalay Hill3.63 km
  • Mahamuni Buddha Temple5.08 km
  • Jade Market5.1 km
  • Mahamuni Paya5.1 km
  • Shwe In Bin Kyaung5.42 km
  • Bargaya Monastery21.31 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Ma Ma Guest House

    60th Street, Between 25th & 26th Street, Northern Mandalay, Mandalay, Myanmar - See map
    "Peacock has nicer outdoor seating but mama has newer facilities."
    Galen - February 2, 2018
    Exceptional service
    9.5 rating for service
    Exceptional cleanliness
    9.3 rating for cleanliness
    Excellent facilities on premise
    8.7 facilities on premise
    Excellent comfort
    8.4 room quality and comfort
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Balcony/terrace

    • Garden

    Value for money8.9
    Distance to city center3 km
    Location rating8.3
    Nearest airportMandalay International Airport (MDL)
    Distance to airport34.3 km

    Rooms available at Ma Ma Guest House

    8.4
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Superior
    Superior
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    • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Ma Ma Guest House?

    Check-in is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

    How do I get to Ma Ma Guest House?

    For those who wish to drive their own cars, Ma Ma Guest House has a car park available for guests. Car parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Mandalay with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

    What is the smoking policy at Ma Ma Guest House?

    Ma Ma Guest House does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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    What people love about Ma Ma Guest House

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Bathroom

      "I personally like the reception area and the bathroom most."

      peng

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      December 29, 2017

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness

      "Reception area is decorated very well, cozy and clean."

      peng

      |

      December 29, 2017

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "The people are very friendly and helpful, which gives us the feeling like staying at home!!"

      Torsten

      |

      November 14, 2016

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    9.3/10
    Service score
    9.5/10
    Value for money score
    8.9/10
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    8.9/10
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    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Excellent quality for the price"

    nicolas

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    December 26, 2016

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    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping
    4 mentions
    Food & Dining
    1 mention
    Breakfast
    1 mention

    What they offer

    9.6
    Exceptional

    "Nice amenities included."

    Galen

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    February 2, 2018

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    Nearest essentials

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    Food and dining

    Breakfast options

    Continental

    Restaurants on site

    Alice & Su's Kitchen
    Cuisine:Local

    What's nearby

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    Reviews of Ma Ma Guest House from real guests

    Overall rating
    8.9
    Excellent
    From 152 reviews
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    Rating via Agoda8.9
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    Cleanliness9.3
    Facilities8.7
    Location8.3
    Room comfort and quality8.4
    Service9.5
    Value for money8.9
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    9+ Exceptional (29)
    8-9 Excellent (14)
    7-8 Very Good (7)
    6-7 Good (3)
    <6 Below Expectation (1)
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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Lesli from United States
    Solo traveler
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in December 2019

    Warm welcome”

    I stayed one night here, as a stopover between Bagan and a flight back to Bangkok. When I arrived, I was tired from a long trip, and was greeted with a warm welcome, a friendly smile and a nice glass of juice. The room was large, clean and (very important!) the shower was hot! In the morning, the staff again were so gracious. This guesthouse is like an oasis in Mandalay! The owners are lovely, and I only wish I had enough time here to take in one of their cooking classes.

    Reviewed January 06, 2020
    7.2
    Very good
    Ko from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Superior
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

    A nice and warm hotel”

    Ma ma guest house is a nice house. I feel warm enough when i only stay 2 nights here. The garden is wonderful, i very enjoy when i having breakfast over there. Only one thing i feel sad, it is no hot shower for our first night, i asked for the staff but finally cant help. We did a cold shower in 17 degree at that night 😌😌

    Reviewed January 05, 2020
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Yen from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    A nice stay at a heritage building~”

    I could only stay in Mandalay for a short night without even having the breakfast the next morning, so I couldn't tell much about the place. The place is clean and beautiful, very quiet (maybe most people prefer the modern kind of hotel). There's a nostalgic feeling about the place with it's colonial style structure. I've a feeling that no so many people know about/stay in this place because the lady owner seems not so familiar with the registration process. She's very nice though I have to say. I wish I could stay here longer and really spend some time there if I ever go back to Mandalay!

    Reviewed August 27, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    tata from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018

    Amazing stay ”

    Mama & her son in law are accommodating ! I came across this white colonial building while I was half starved to death . After 12 hrs of day trip to inwa without much food , I was in a down mood .. Without any booking for tonites accommodation , I saw mama outside her guest house . I went up and asked if there is food .. my diet only allow me to eat fish & veg @ nite .. she went in & tried her best to sort out a delicious home cooked dinner for me @ 9 pm Not only they restarted the kitchen for me , it was the best meal I had since 3 days ... Plus , I guarantee u that u ll get a gd sleep .. I was staying in town last nite ., super noisy , room wasn’t as big as here . Plus lack of personal touch like mama guest house . Plus here got a nice balcony :) ... The son in law is super kind with a Singaporean accent .. we talked a bit & im now chilling in my cozy room :) . Forget those commercial hotels in town .. my trip wld be way more amazing if I stayed here the first nite :) ... I wld give this a 5 stars 🤩 experience

    Reviewed December 20, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Li from China
    Family with young children
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    very hospitable and kind staff ”

    My son had a cold when we were traveling, hotel host and staff were very helpful to fulfill my special needs, food is good as well.

    Reviewed December 12, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Galen from United States
    Solo traveler
    Superior
    Stayed 5 nights in January 2018

    Quality Guesthouse with Personal Service”

    Rooms were very clean and comfortable. Nice amenities included. The staff was extremely friendly, welcoming, and helpful. The location is very good for attractions in north mandalay. Mama and Peacock (next door) are both owned by the same family. Peacock has nicer outdoor seating but mama has newer facilities. It is nice that you can kind of hang out in both as you please.

    Reviewed February 02, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    peng from Taiwan
    Couple
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    Exceptional”

    Nice accommodation experience. I personally like the reception area and the bathroom most. Reception area is decorated very well, cozy and clean. The hot water supply and other equipments in the bathroom are very nice too. During the night days trip in Myanmar, my wife say she likes this guesthouse most because atmosphere this guesthouse creates including the hospitality from the owners( husband and wife) and wonderful meal. Thanks for everything that we received during the accommodation

    Reviewed December 29, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    Charlotte from Sweden
    Solo traveler
    Superior
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2017

    Friendly service and tour organizing”

    Contacted guest house (Su) on short notice for tour organising. Swift answer and good tours! Recomended!

    Reviewed March 03, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    nicolas from France
    Family with teens
    Superior
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2016

    Excellent”

    We have been warmly welcomed. Excellent quality for the price

    Reviewed December 26, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Torsten from Germany
    Couple
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in November 2016

    Best Guesthouse within our Myanmar journey!”

    The people are very friendly and helpful, which gives us the feeling like staying at home!!

    Reviewed November 14, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Melina from United States
    Couple
    Superior
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

    This was a wonderful place to stay. The owner was incredibly helpful and the location was good.”

    The owner was incredibly helpful.

    Reviewed November 02, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    LOIC from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in June 2016

    Good and without bad surprises”

    I recommend

    Reviewed June 27, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    jennifer from Philippines
    Couple
    Superior
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

    Charming Guesthouse; Wonderful Hospitality”

    Big Rooms; Cleanliness; Food

    A beautiful guesthouse with wonderful owners. Mama Alice is the perfect host, very gracious and accommodating. Make sure to have a meal there at least once. The food they served was one of the best local meals we had in Myanmar. A home cooked meal indeed. The rooms are big, spacious and clean. Nearby is a Thai massage place with blind masseuses. For an additional fee, the massage can be done in your room. Walking distance to the teakwood monastery, Mandalay Palace and the Mandalay Hill. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed January 07, 2016
    6.7
    Good
    peter from United States
    Couple
    Superior
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

    Very nice guesthouse”

    The family and staff were terrific.large well apportioned room.

    Very helpful in booking great day tours and transportation to other towns. Only negative was that we did not care for location- seemed way out of town and not pedestrian or public transport freindly...but that is an issue in Mandalay overall, perhaps.

    Reviewed November 13, 2015
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Mary from United States
    Solo traveler
    Superior
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2015

    Home away from home in Mandalay”

    The people, their advice and understanding of Mandalay, and the food which they prepare and offer cooking classes!

    Wonderful home, away from home for a solo traveler. Happened on the opportunity of learning burmese cooking and had a great time with other guests, followed by a great meal. I was guided to Mandalay hill and did the climb; then, guided to the starting point of a recommended bicycle tour of Mandalay and survived the challenge. However, riding the back of a motor-cycle zooming about town was the most fun with time for occasional eats...and, I didn't get sick!

    Reviewed November 13, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Torben from Denmark
    Couple
    Superior
    Stayed 4 nights in October 2015

    Lovely days at Mama guesthouse Mandalay”

    Quiet place a little outside central ;
    Reviewed October 19, 2015
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Petrina from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Superior
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2015

    Great value, great people”

    From the moment we arrived we felt comfortable and cared for. The staff are excellent and the rooms spotlessly clean and spacious.
    Reviewed October 13, 2015
    8.7
    Excellent
    Jonathan from United States
    Business traveler
    Superior
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2015

    Perfect little guesthouse”

    Staff friendliness, food, warmth

    You will not find a kinder, more attentive staff in Myanmar than at MaMa. Alice (the MaMa in question) is a font of information on Myanmar history and culture, as is her daughter Su. Su is also an extraordinary cook; her $9 Burmese set meal is the best dining bargain in Mandalay. This is not a luxury hotel: no gym, uniformed staff etc. But it's clean, friendly, comfortable and a gem. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed September 27, 2015
    6.7
    Good
    alexander from Switzerland
    Couple
    Superior
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2015

    Good...”

    Big rooms and a place to stay outside

    Nice stay. No more no less

    Reviewed April 15, 2015
    9.3
    Exceptional
    thomas from United States
    Solo traveler
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in January 2015

    One of the best in tha area but overpriced for the”

    Comfort,location, hot water

    Pleasant and comfortable.

    Reviewed January 29, 2015
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