About This Listing
Our guest room comfortably sleeps 2-3 people. Great view of Shan mountains.
We are located within 10-15 mins walk of the old palace. Other attractions within walking distance are Mandalay hill, Kuthadaw P(website hidden) and the traditional silk weaving centre.
Help yourself to coffee in the morning. Access to the roof and balcony if you want to see the sunrise/sunset.
Interaction with Guests
We're always around in the day as me and my husband run a small English school in the same property, so early morning/late night check ins or check outs are no problem. We're always free to chat in the mornings before work or to talk over drinks in the evening.
It's a residential area which is quite secure.
We are between two main roads and so getting a taxi or motorbike taxi is fairly easy. Or getting a taxi to pick you up from our place is easy.
I also rent out my motorbikes or scooters to those who are interested. Either short rentals for those who want to have a look around the city, or for longer periods of time for those who want to discover the rest of the country on their own.
Lovely clean, big room with housekeepers offering to do your laundry which was really helpful! Felt safe in the area - was a bit of a walk to some places but everywhere is far when it's 40 degrees outside :) Panda & Tim were really great hosts, provided info and a Lonely Planet guide on day 1 and then went to the trouble of sending my sister's iPod on to us in Bagan when she left it behind by accident. Our bus left at 9.30pm and the late checkout wasn't a problem either. Panda also arranged taxis for us when needed - perfect stay.
There's a reason why this place (and Panda) has more than 60 great reviews: great hosts with knowledge and talkative (only if they have time).
I learned much from chatting (and me talking too much) with Panda.
a great place to stay, I slept good.
Especially compared to the price, you barely need to think twice.
Panda agreed for me to do a pretty early check in, as my plans changed and
welcomed me very nicely.
The place is clean and the maids even cleaned my room, what I did not expect to
have in Airbnb. It was also very helpful to have my laundry done then.
Location: You can see on the map where it is. For me it was perfect.
It's a 1-2 min walk to the main street with much food options (especially at
night, many street food stalls pop up). There were some angry dogs if you walk
that path at night, but I was fine.
When I come back to Mandalay, I will probably stay there again if the room is free (ass it's very popular with high demand).
Even though we arrived late, Panda and her husband got us settled in on our first evening in Mandalay. Not only did they have really extensive knowledge of the area, but also they were fun to sit down with and discuss some of the local culture and customs. The room is pretty basic, with good beds, air conditioning, and a drawer full of local information passed down by guests. Getting to spend some time with the kids from the school was really fun. If you are going to Mandalay, this is the place to stay.
the homestay guest room was perfect for my last stop in mandalay during my short myanmar adventure. panda and tim went out of their way to get me situated and taken care of. the room was perfect, clean and exactly as described. the air conditioning is a must at this time of the year. tim hooked me up with an awesome route a bit out of the normal mandalay loop to see some of the high country and spend some time on the motorbike. i would definitely recommend renting a bike to get around; the traffic is a bit wild in town but it kept it interesting! panda and time also run a school as well and i felt very secure on the grounds. there is even a sweet elevated patio where you can catch a great sunset and have a couple beers! the location of their home is very convenient to 19th street and access to all the main attractions. i never made it down to the bridge b/c the temperature was out of control. i would certainly recommend these accommodations for anyone looking for a laid back easy (and economical) option outside of a typical hotel. i was a solo traveler but this room would work great for two as well. i wish i scheduled another day or two longer with tim and panda in mandalay; overall great experience.