Rupar Mandalar Resort is a delightful member of the Mandalay hotel scene, tucked away amidst landscaped gardens in the east of the city. This chic resort offers an irresistible blend of contemporary comforts and traditional Burmese culture as it was initially designed as a residence, not a hotel. The 22 guestrooms are decorated with Burmese carvings, rattan furniture, teakwood-panelling and silk textiles, creating a real sense of place. A further twenty-two rooms are located adjacent to the pool. The staff are extremely attentive throughout the resort and make you feel at home. The swimming pool is the largest in Mandalay and is an inviting spot for post-sightseeing relaxation. There are also two saunas, a spa and a well equipped gym. There are a number of dining options, inside and out, ranging from Burmese and Asian to Western cuisine.
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