In a beautifully manicured setting, Mercure Mandalay Hill offers fabulous views over the city and of mountain temples, whilst providing excellent service and top notch facilities.

208 Bedrooms, Sleeps 450

Large swimming pool
Air conditioning
Spa and fitness centre
Tennis Courts
3 Restaurants (only 1 used in low season)
Safe and hairdryer

The Mandalay Hill Resort may be a large resort-style hotel but step inside this eight-storey building and you will be blown away by some of the beautifully traditional Burmese features; from the mirror mosaic arch-way entrance to the curved lobby staircase and a breathtaking spa area that feels like an Indiana Jones treasure trove.

It has all the facilities one would expect to find in a large 4-star resort including a fitness centre, tennis courts, spa, three restaurants and a swimming pool. The latter really steals the show when it comes to Mandalay pools - it is very large and looks out onto the hotel’s extensive jungle gardens decorated with beautiful Burmese pagoda structures and has mountain views. It gets extra points for its pool bar, which allows you to lazily swim to a waiter and order a Myanmar beer or two, which you can enjoy whilst sitting on a stool in the water.

The hotel has six different rooms types, 3 suites and one villa. The non-smoking floors are on the higher floors and all rooms have flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning and a minibar as well as an en suite bathroom with a shower and a bathtub.

The Superior guest rooms are classy yet cosy with classic mirrors, embroidered bed-throws and nozzle-style reading lamps. Deluxe versions are slightly larger with hill views, while the Corner Deluxe Rooms are more square-shaped with two windows rather than just one. The entry-level to the hotels suite rooms is the Junior Suite, which has two rooms separated by doors, including a bedroom (which has a small balcony) and living room with a spacious bathroom. On the eighth floor you will find the Executive Suite which is similar to the Junior Suite but larger with a balcony that spans the width of the suite, and the Mandalar Suite, which has two bedrooms, a lounge and dining room and a kitchenette with balcony. Whilst the balconies are not kitted out with tables and chairs, these can be added by request so please let us know if you would like seating on the balconies.

Last but not least, the room type that stole our heart here (at a hefty £800 a night) are the very exclusive Spa Villas. To reach the villa you must cross the lily-pad shaped stepping stones across the jungle pond of the beautiful spa area, where huge floor-to-ceiling traditional wooden doors with blue and yellow stained glass greet you. Step inside the villa and you would be forgiven for thinking that you’ve entered the residency of a former Burmese King. Wonderfully opulent and luxurious, the villa is traditionally decorated with some of the finest wooden carvings, silks and materials that Myanmar has to offer. A huge, silk dressed bed sits in the main room of the suite surrounded by beautiful wooden panelled walls. To left is an exquisite bathroom with an over-sized mosaic tiled bathtub (with some of the prettiest taps you will see in Myanmar) and a private steam room. We especially loved the grand, gold free-standing full size mirror in the bathroom - and the outside shower, set in a small but pretty garden area with a mosaic wall made from mirrors. The spa villas also have their own private massage beds inside the villa, separated from the main room by sweeping curtains.

The hotel has three restaurants, including one outside in its beautiful gardens, and a handsome bar area. The restaurants serve a mix of western food as well as more traditional Burmese and Chinese foods. During the low season only one restaurant is open (inside the hotel).

Set at the base of Mandalay Hill, the hotel is about 10 minutes from the city centre of Mandalay which can easily be reached by taxi. It is about a five minute drive to the top of the hill (or 30 minute walk) which we really recommend at sunset.

Mandalay International Airport is 36 km away. The property offers free parking.