The Hotel by the Red Canal
Situated by the Red Canal, the hotel is minutes from sites such as the famous Mandalay Palace. It boasts tropical greenery and tranquil water features amongst Myanmar's busy and cultural city.
Located by the famous Red Canal
Close to the main sites including Mandalay Palace
Wonderful furnishings made from local materials such as teak and mother-of-pearl
Delicious Indian food served in the restaurant - a real highlight
Established in 1996, the Hotel by the Red Canal is a small boutique hotel located near many of Mandalay's main attractions. The hotel is known for its wonderful teak furnishings and fixtures made from local materials such as rattan and mother of pearl and traditional Burmese fabrics. So you really are reminded that you are not in a standardised corporate hotel chain, you feel like you are getting a cultural experience at the hotel.
The hotel owner and general manager Mr Ashwin Kumar leads a marvellous team of staff who complement the hotel nicely and provide an attentive service to whoever walks through the doors. The staff's warm hospitality combined with the luxurious amenities makes for a memorable stay.
There are only 24 rooms and suites at the hotel and we recommend staying in one of the rooms at the front of the hotel as they have more natural light and have delightful views of a small stream winding its way around the hotel. The hotel boasts some well maintained gardens a small pool and deck and a gym.
The Hotel by the Red Canal is home to the reputable Spice Garden restaurant, renowned for having the best North Indian cuisine throughout Mandalay.
When to visit
The Hotel by the Red Canal is a hidden gem, with the most welcoming staff who will go out of their way to make our stay unforgettable!
Located near the centre of Mandalay with many of the attractions close by.
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 centre, 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 colourful, 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 centre 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.