The Sandalwood Hotel, at the intersection of Lower Main Road (parallel to Strand Road) and Myoma Tadar Street, is a newish, glass-covered building which is heralded to be the best value in town. At 35,000 kyat/night, it is the most expensive place we’ve stayed in so far (they have cheaper rooms too), but we got a quiet, clean, large room with both a double and single bed, a decent ensuite bathroom, hot water, and breakfast (a western breakfast of toast, eggs, fruit, orange juice and coffee, or fried rice with egg). Wifi is available but slow.
Even better, they offered to take our filthy cycling clothes and get them washed and back to us before we left in the morning. Sold.