Hotel By The Red Canal, Mandalay
Myanmar, Mandalay

Info : Hotel By The Red Canal

The Hotel By The Red Canal is one of Mandalay’s best boutique hotels. With just 26 rooms, the hotel offers tasteful accommodation, great service and a range of carefully selected facilities to please today’s discerning traveller.

Modern and contemporary yet with strong traditional elements, the Hotel By The Red Canal uses local materials such as teak and rattan to stunning effect. With limited space available, the designers have crafted an intimate environment that pleases the eye and does not compromise on quality. Wood has been used extensively throughout, from the imposing spiral staircases to the intricately carved furniture.

 The rooms themselves are small yet well appointed. Split into four types, named after the country’s key ethnic groups, the Chin, Kachin, Shan and Rakhine suites each offer slightly different facilities. Worthy of special mention is the romantic Kachin Suite, with its outdoor shower. All rooms have a private balcony and offer peaceful and quiet accommodation with plenty or air and natural light.

The restaurant across the garden specialises in Indian food and offers a range of meat, seafood and vegetarian dishes. The hotel also offers 24 hour in-room dining. A unusual freeform swimming pool sits at the centre of the lush, manicured gardens. Although small, the pool provides a focal point for relaxation amidst the city’s famous afternoon heat. A small spa is well known for its ayurvedic treatments. Other facilities include a compact business centre and library and a 1st floor outdoor sala with seating for small groups. Wifi internet is available throughout the hotel.

Overall, the Hotel By The Red Canal is one of our favourite accommodation options in Mandalay and stands out for its genuinely ‘boutique’ qualities, excellent and quiet location within walking distance of some of Mandalay’s main attractions.


Deluxe - This is our first really 'upmarket' category. It might be a beautiful tiny hotel with very limited facilities or a 5* resort hotel with all the trimmings; but any hotel in this category will be a well-run establishment with very comfortable rooms, a strong service ethos and excellent food.

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  • Bar
  • DVD Player
  • Gym / Fitness Centre
  • Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool

Customer Feedback
Our guide told us the stories behind things, rather than reeling of facts and figures. She brought Inle Lake and the surrounding cultures to life for us. And on the last day she organised a free late check out for us which I really appreciated. We felt she had really done her homework on us and also on all the places we visited.

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