This hotel is beautiful. We were treated so well by the staff! The room was great, and the bathroom was one of the nicest we had on our entire trip. The location in interesting; it's on a small bag road with nothing around it except for a couple of other hotels nearby. I feel that Mandalay is just a unique city, it seems quite large so everything is a bit spread out. There didn't seem to be a "downtown" area, but I might be wrong. One of the reasons we picked this hotel was because of it's proximity to Royal Mandalay, but we didn't even end up visiting because after reading about it it's not worth it and all of the money goes directly to the military, which we didn't want to support. There isn't much to do in Mandalay, but it's super interesting just going there to see a city that is so seldomly visited by tourists. The people are WONDERFUL.