Cinderella Hotel Mawlamyine - YYS001

A charming and exceptionally well run guesthouse in the town of Mawlamyine, the former capital of colonial Burma.

23 Bedrooms, Sleeps 46

Air conditioning
Laundry service

This low key lilac-painted guesthouse is one of the best run hotels of its kind in the country. You may not immediately think it offers the fairytale stay its name promises, but once you accept that this is a very reasonably priced budget guesthouse you will be blown away by its facilities, exceptional staff and wonderful service.

The rooms are spacious, clean and well appointed, while the mini bar (a full size fridge freezer) may just be the best stocked mini bar in Myanmar - and rivals that of any 5* hotel! The hotel has three room types; single rooms, superior and deluxe rooms.

While the single rooms are perfectly adequate for solo travellers, they have single beds and a small bathroom with a wet-room style shower (these are the only rooms with no balcony). The superior rooms are larger but the deluxe are worth the tiny extra that they cost as they offer more space and larger balconies. We especially love the Pearl deluxe rooms, which is on a corner plot, and is even lighter and breezier than the rest. All rooms are equipped with a satellite TV, refrigerator, hairdryer and en suite bathroom.

This is a well-run guesthouse - you’ll find complimentary water, snacks, tea and coffee everyday as well as smiling staff ready to help you with anything you need - but don’t expect luxury. The carpets are threadbare and may have an iron mark or two. But despite this, this might actually be one of your more memorable and pleasant stays in Myanmar.

The hotel oozes charm and charisma - you’ll find artefacts, paintings and framed stories in the hallway on each floor - and on the walls of the stair case. It has a restaurant at the back of the hotel that has charming al fresco dining booths in the tropical gardens, which is open for breakfast lunch and dinner serving a mix of western, Myanmar and Chinese dishes. The restaurant also offers a room service menu for 20% more.