At a Glance
Just 16 guestrooms, all traditionally Burmese in style
The largest swimming pool in Mandalay
Extensive on site gem shop selling the finest rubies and jade
Enjoy a relaxing Burmese style massage in beautiful surroundings in the spa
Explore the surroundings independently by bicycle
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
The best time to visit Burma is during the dry season from November to April. At this time the warm and sunny days are ideal for sightseeing throughout the country. The temperatures start to rise in March and May to September is best avoided as this is the rainy season when sightseeing can become difficult.
To start planning your vacation to Rupar Mandalar
Rupar Mandalar is an oasis of cool and calm, a charming boutique hotel tucked amidst landscaped gardens in the eastern outskirts of Mandalay. The property is just a short 15-minute drive away from the center of Mandalay.
Rupar Mandalar is a chic resort offering an irresistible blend of contemporary comforts and traditional Burmese culture. The 16 guest rooms are richly adorned with intricate Burmese carvings, rattan furniture and silk textiles, giving an air of elegance and sophistication to the teakwood-panelled interiors. Throughout its well-conceived rooms and public areas, the Rupar Mandalar retains an intimate, spacious and distinctly exotic feel.
The resort’s recreational facilities include a lovely swimming pool by which to relax after exploring Mandalay and are further complemented by a spa, sauna, fitness center and tennis court. For the more intrepid, bicycles are available for rental for peddling across the city’s wide streets or to seek out the countless pagodas and villages in the outskirts.
After a day of discovery, return to the Rupar Mandalar and soothe tired muscles with a refreshing massage or spa session. In the evening, enjoy with a meal at the restaurants which serve a diverse array of culinary specialties, ranging from Burmese and Thai to seafood and European.
If you are looking for a taste of traditional Burmese living in Mandalay, Rupar Mandalar Resort makes a great choice. This charming boutique hotel also makes a good base for exploring Mandalay’s landmarks such as the historic royal palace and the iconic Mandalay Hill.
You can choose from a range of rooms and suites to suit your preferences. The rooms are all spacious in size and luxurious in design. The décor is typically Burmese complete with teak floors, walls and ceilings.
The hotel features a restaurant, a bar, a fitness suite, a spa, tennis courts, bicycles to hire, a sauna, a Jacuzzi and a free form swimming pool.
Clare Monro (Staff)
The Rupar Mandalar is a really nice property, for those who don't need to be right in the city center. The rooms are spacious (the older ones are a little dark though) and each has its own private terrace or balcony. The new rooms are particularly nice.
Sarah Baxter (Staff)
In all honesty, this is not my favorite property; the rooms are very dark, made of heavy wood and furnishings. It has a very Chinese influence, as they used to serve a predominantly Chinese market and it is slightly out of town. They are however making some improvements to the property and will soon be launching the Premier Corner Suites, which will be a great option, as they are well designed with direct pool access and are brighter and lighter.
Pedal your way through the outskirts of Mandalay on this half-day guided excursion for a chance to see a different side of the city. Pass through small villages, monasteries and temples and visit a local market while stopping chat with locals.
Discover Mandalay and Mingun
This thrilling full-day tour showcases the best of Mandalay and Mingun and involves ascending Mandalay Hill for a bird's-eye view of the city below, exploring the former Royal Capital’s temple and cruising up the Irrawaddy River for a visit to Mingun.
Mandalay Hill and Environs
The last royal capital of Myanmar comes to life with this half-day guided tour of the main heritage sites of Mandalay. Visit the Golden Palace Monastery, Kuthodaw Pagoda and Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda and climb Mandalay Hill for views over the countryside.
Mandalay Nights by Motorbike
During this exciting night-time tour, you’ll travel like a local, on the back of a motorbike, taking in the evening scenery, meeting friendly locals and stopping at markets, restaurants and bars perhaps to try some crispy duck and a frosty local beer.
Mandalay's Royal Capitals
This is a full-day tour exploring Burma’s iconic and glorious royal capitals, including Sagaing, a spiritual center, explore the former capital of Ava by horse cart and stop in Amarapura for a walk along the iconic U Bein Bridge.
Morning in Mandalay
This half-day guided tour takes in the morning activities of Mandalay’s residents. Join Buddhist worshipers at a local temple, witness the timeless procession of monks collecting alms and venture through the colorful, busy morning market for breakfast.
Mount Popa & Salay Tour
The chance to learn about Myanmar’s tradition of spirit worship at Mount Popa, to explore Salay, a famous Buddhist center with unique architecture, and to witness scenes of bygone countryside life.
Trading Jade in Mandalay
This half-day tour takes in the wonderful Jade Market in Mandalay. A truly authentic market, where tourists are the minority, the market brings together local, Chinese, Indian and Thai traders.
Myanmar in Style
Yangon, Bagan, Private Irrawaddy Cruise, Mandalay, Inle Lake & Ngapali Beach
from $7800 pp 12 nights
- This itinerary provides an epic journey through Myanmar, staying in some of the countries most luxurious properties and enjoying some incredible personalized experiences
- Exclusive experiences with the best guides throughout
- Seamless service throughout, from the very start of the trip with VIP arrival at Yangon airport
Location & directions
Rupar Mandalar is tucked amidst landscaped gardens, on the corner of 53rd & 30th street in the eastern outskirts of Mandalay.
How to get there
15-hour flight (via Bangkok) to Yangon. Mandalay is a 1-hour flight from Yangon. The Mandalay airport is approximately a 50-minute drive from Rupar Mandalar.