Very close to the Mandalay Palace, the Hotel by the Red Canal is a small, friendly, colonial-style boutique hotel. With outstanding food, excellent staff and good facilities, this is one of the best hotels in Burma and definitely our favourite in Mandalay.
The location of the Hotel by the Red Canal is fantastic: in the centre of town, opposite the Mandalay Palace and, funnily enough, by the Red Canal. (Which isn’t red.) Rooms, some of which are a little on the small side, have teak floors and are simply and elegantly decorated in the local style. The Spice Garden restaurant serves some of the best Indian food in the country, breakfast however can be a bit hit and miss. Staff couldn’t be friendlier or more helpful. Facilities include a fitness room, spa and a lovely pool set in lush tropical gardens. We love this place!