If you are not travelling on a tight budget, we think that one of the best choices that you can make for your stay in Mandalay is to choose to book a room at Hotel Yadanarbon Mandalay.
First of all, the staff is very attentive to any need you may have and they will receive you with a refreshing drink and fresh towel. And so nice of them also is to print and stick a paper in the entrance with the names of all the guests arriving that day, to warmly welcome them.
The rooms are wide, well decorated and the higher ones can offer a really nice view of the city. In any case, no matter in which room you are staying, you will be able to admire the panorama surrounding the hotel from the restaurant and bar on the rooftop.
Up here is also where will be served the buffet breakfast. We have to say that the food available in the morning was so tasty and of very good quality, probably the best breakfast we had in Myanmar. With a lot of variety to choose and always some waiters ready to fill up your cup of coffee.
But the thing that we liked the most about the hotel by far, was the evening program, starting from 6pm until 9pm. Every day during the sunset hour, as guest of the hotel you can enjoy a complementary glass of rum with peanuts on the rooftop bar. After it, we definitely recommend to stay for the show coming up next. If you want, you can take advantage and order something to eat or drink, or if not you can just stay and attend to the folkloric exhibition of Burmese music, followed by the traditional puppet show, both of them really interesting and beautiful to see. It is indeed a nice way to spend a different night without even getting out of the hotel.