Perhaps it is better to start by making it clear what the Rupar Mandalar is not – it’s not city centre, it’s not large (although the grounds do feel quite expansive) and itdoesn’t offer a large array of facilities.Stay in the Mandalay Hill Resort if this is what you are after.
Instead, these are exquisite teak villas set in tranquil green surroundings, creating a country club ambiance, located on the eastern outskirts of Mandalay, a 15 minute drive from the city centre.
All villas are extremely generous in size (the family suites are simply enormous) and beautifully appointed with opulent furnishings. The villas are sprinkled across 5 acres of lush, well-kept gardens, with enough tall plants and trees to provide privacy and shade without becoming a jungle.
Also within the grounds is a free-form swimming pool, tennis court, fitness centre and spa. The resort has a choice of two restaurants that serves gourmet local, Thai, Chinese and European cuisine.
Although a little out of town this new resort offers by far the most stylish accommodation in the city. The low level, spread-out design is a welcome break from the high-rise alternatives in the city centre.