Amazing Bagan Resort
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Amazing Bagan Resort Reviews
Decent hotel but the bed was too hard for me Jul 26, 2015
We stayed at Amazing Bagan Resort for 3 nights in July 2015. We took a taxi from the airport to the hotel and it only takes about 10 minutes and cost 5000 Kyat (about 5 USD). We arrived early in the morning but after a bit back and forth we were able to check in which was excellent. We did get a welcome drink but when I went to get a cup of coffee from the breakfast area I had to pay 2000 Kyat which seemed a bit strange to me.
We had booked a suite bungalow located near the pool and we got room 408. The bungalow was built in a style that resembled some of the temples that we would see later on and this was a nice touch. The room was decent in size with dark wooden floor, light walls and dark furniture. There were a couple of windows but as this room was on ground level we felt that we had to keep the curtains closed which made the room a bit dark. The bed was large enough but way, way too hard for me liking. There was a desk with a stool, international plugs so that we could charge cameras and phones, a flat screen in the corner that was a bit too small and had pretty bad signal and a cabinet of some sort with a small fridge with a few sodas and beer in it.
The bathroom was tiled in white and ocean green tiles and had a small sink, a bathtub with a shower and shower curtain. The shower was mounted very low on the wall so it was not easy to stand upright and take a shower. But the water was warm and the pressure was decent. There were a decent stash of amenities but the refill bottles with shampoo and shower gel did not work very well but the products inside them were decent. There was even a stick with thanaka and a sandstone to make your own thanaka paste. There is also a small wardrobe section in the bathroom with space for a suite case, there were space to hang a few shirts and there was a small safe. The free wifi had sufficient speed but in our room the reception was not that great and it would drop out from time to time.
The pool was pretty good in size but the water was so warm that it didn’t make for a refreshing dip after a day of browsing around the temples of Bagan. There was also some sort of happy hour with 50 % discount on cocktails from 2 pm to 5.30 pm. But sometimes there would not be staff by the pool and hence we had to walk over to the reception in swim wear and order the drinks from the bar there – not a very good solution. Talking about cocktails – I think they made the worst mojito I have ever tasted and it was tiny as well. But luckily they could also offer Myanmar beer.
The hotel has bikes that you can use for free – but the bikes are not of the modern kind that is for sure. We were able to bike over to the restaurant street in Nyaung U but the bikes had bad breaks, were heavy and looked like they were models made 50 years ago. It would have been great of the hotel had upgraded these bikes to modern style bikes.
The hotel is helpful when it comes to organizing e-bikes (electrical bikes) and guides. But the e-bikes that we got the first day when we ordered through the hotel were not very good. The seats were bad, bad breaks etc. Later on we hired e-bikes in the restaurant street of Nyaung U that was much better. There is an ATM at the entrance of the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel is served on a covered patio outside the hotel. There was an egg station but also selection of bread, cereal, fruit etc. So breakfast was decent.
The hotel is located near the airport Nyaung U. I guess it is about 5 km to the temple zone and about 2 km to the restaurant street. This means that it takes about 20 minutes to walk and at night it was pretty dark. So make sure to bring a torch if you plan to walk back to the hotel at night. There are some taxis but some wanted 5000 Kyat for the short drive which seemed a bit much at least after we got used to the price level in Yangon.
So all in all…the hotel is pretty decent with an impressive entrance, staff that is helpful and room that is decent. We also enjoyed having a pool after sweating around the temples all day. But the bed ruined the experience for me – it was so hard that I couldn’t sleep properly. But this depends on what kind of bed you like of course. The location of the hotel is good enough as long as you have an e-bike to get around. If I go there again I will probably look for a different hotel as I really had issues with the bed – but it is absolutely an alternative if you are looking for a resort hotel in Bagan.
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lovely resort Jan 30, 2011
As we arrived at this resort we thought ‘this is a little bit far outside’…….. but, such a lovely resort with a friendly staff. And… after admiring temples all day long we were happy to stay in a nice, clean place with different choices of food.
To get to the sites (the temples!!) you need a car, a horse carriage or at least a bicycle. Walking is no option, to far away.
We were welcomed with a cold towel and a very good welcome drink. The rooms turned out to be spacious, nicely decorated and clean. Provided with a/c, television, fridge, complimentary drinking water and a plate of fresh fruit in the fridge!
And lovely ‘tamarind’ sweets as a goodnight and a farewell sweet!
The bathroom is well equipped, a hairdryer is provided. And little jars (which they refill) with shampoo, bath foam and body lotion. Tooth brushes provided too.
We spent three nights in this hotel. First night we had a club sandwich, which was good! Second night Tom Yam soup (with prawns) which was delicious. Third night a set menu which was too much food, served a little too quickly, but very satisfying!
On the day we had to leave we had an early wake up and expected not more than a cup of coffee or tea with a role. But, at 5.30 am a full breakfast (buffet style, eggs any style) was served in the garden!
More information at: www.bagangolfresort.net .
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Amazing Bagan Resort Overview
Located adjacent to the Bagan Nyaung Oo Golf Club, the Bagan Golf Resort is 10 minutes away from the old Bagan and most of the sightseeing points. The hotel is spacious with an attractive Indian style lobby graced by very attentive and friendly staff.
Amazing Bagan Resort provides 50 tastefully appointed guest rooms and modern style bungalows with Burmese decor. Attentive room service is also available for your convenience.
The Greenhouse coffee shop and bar is an ideal setting to begin your day with a delicious breakfast. You can also dine at the onsite restaurant that offers Myanmar, Thai, Chinese, international and European cuisine.
Amazing Bagan Resort Amenities