At a Glance

  • Charming boutique hotel in the heart of Mandalay
  • Lovely swimming pool
  • The rooms are quite small, and at times can feel dark but they are comfortable and charming nonetheless
  • Excellent Indian cuisine on offer
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Boutique Hotel
Gym
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Rooms
Spa
WiFi
Swimming Pool

The Detail

The Hotel by the Red Canal is located at the heart of Mandalay, close to the Royal Palace, yet tucked away down a quiet lane and set within verdant tropical gardens. If you are wanting a proper boutique hotel, then the Red Canal is a good choice.

We have to admit the rooms (they call them suites) at the Red Canal are a tad small, yet they are really comfortably furnished with en-suite bathrooms and polished wooden floors. They come with all the usual mod-cons from flatscreen TVs and minibars. The front facing rooms overlook the gardens and pool and you can opt for the ground floor Chin Rooms with have a small terrace overlooking a water-feature, yet the rooms are a little dark as a result. The Shan Rooms are located on the first and second floors, allowing for more light whilst retaining views over the gardens. At the back of the hotel you find the small Kachin Rooms on the ground floor and they have an outdoor shower feature, yet the rooms are very dark. Upstairs you find the larger Rakhine Rooms which are lighter.

In the gardens you find a small kidney-shaped pool where they hold a happy hour each evening. The Spice Garden Restaurant serves excellent Indian cuisine. WiFi is available throughout the hotel. You can also enjoy the use of a small gym and spa.

The Hotel by the Red Canal Itineraries

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Classic Burma and the Mergui

Mandalay - Bagan - Inle Lake - Yangon - Mergui Archipelago  

Explore the untouched islands of the Mergui Archipelago in southern Burma with the classics highlights of this amazing destination.

15 days from £4725 p. p.

The Road to Mandalay: Cruising the Irrawaddy

Yangon - Mandalay - Irrawaddy Cruise - Bagan - Inle Lake - Ngapali Beach  

Nothing quite compares to a gentle cruise along the Irrawaddy from Mandalay to Bagan. You’ll see the major sights of Burma, but also see the traditional villages and rural charm along the banks of the river.

12 days from £3795 p. p.

Burma in Depth

Bago - Hpa An - Golden Rock - Yangon - Bagan - Yandabo - Mandalay - Maymyo - Hsipaw - Kalaw - Inle Lake - Ngapali  

If you want to leave no stone unturned in Burma, then we can offer longer private journeys which get further off-the-beaten track to see more of this amazing country.

24 days from £4630 p. p.

Remote Burma: Cruising the Chindwin

Mandalay - Chindwin River - Yangon  

The further you get off-the-beaten track in Burma, the more remarkable the destination becomes. Ideal for a second-time trip, this tour explores the hidden Chindwin on the luxury Belmond Orcaella.

17 days from £6150 p. p.

Classic Burma: The Golden Land

Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Kalaw - Inle Lake - Ngapali Beach  

Explore Burma on a luxury private tour seeing all the major sights, plus a visit to Kalaw and ending with some well deserved time on the beach in Ngapali to end.

14 days from £2685 p. p.

Burma in a Nutshell

Yangon - Mandalay - Irrawaddy - Bagan - Inle Lake  

This shorter private tour of Burma combines all the main highlights of this amazing destination, exploring Yangon, visiting Mandalay, cruising the Irrawaddy, the temples and pagodas of Bagan and Inle Lake.

11 days from £2360 p. p.

Experiences

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