Of course, choosing the right hotel for your trip to Bagan is just as important. If it’s your first time heading to this charming city, the number of choices can be overwhelming. Good news for you, our team at MyanMarvels have stayed at various hotels in the ancient city and are equipped with all the best recommendations. These are our 5 top picks Bagan Hotels Myanmar.
Myanmar has many iconic sights. Out of which, you’ve probably seen photos of its famed hot air balloons hovering over the majestic pagodas in Bagan. This UNESCO World Heritage city in central Burma is one of the world’s greatest archaeological sites, rivalling Machu Picchu or Angkor Wat. Bagan is definitely worth a visit for its 2,200 temples and pagodas, meandering Irrawaddy River framed by distant mountains, mouthwatering Burmese food and intriguing history.
Bagan Lodge @ Bagan Hotels Myanmar
Bagan Lodge is a quaint boutique resort on the edge of one of Southeast Asia’s greatest archaeological sites. Looking right out of a luxurious camping ground, the unique lodge boasts 82 air-conditioned rooms set in brick cabanas with canvas roofs, as well as three elegant suites. For the ultimate Bagan experience, have a sumptuous meal at the in-house open-air restaurant Tiffin Box, which serves up authentic Myanmar cuisine as well as Western favourites.
Recommended room: Stay in one of the 82 spacious and well-maintained Villa Rooms, which features a fusion of Burmese and contemporary design. Each room comes with a private veranda, all-modern amenities and huge bathrooms.
Amazing Bagan Resort
Golf lovers will love the Amazing Bagan Resort, a sprawling hotel of impressive design. Its known feature is the long pool framed by swaying palm trees and photogenic brick buildings that mimic Old Bagan architecture. The hotel sits right next to the 18-hole Bagan Nyaung Oo Golf Club, a golfing oasis surrounded by half a dozen ancient pagodas – so you’ll definitely enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime match play.
Recommended room: The spacious Suite Bungalows are designed in the traditional styles of ancient Burmese architecture that blend with contemporary touches. All rooms are beautifully designed with polished wood floors, high end furnishings and expansive windows that let natural light in.
Amata Garden Resort
Tucked amidst 6.9 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens in the New Bagan area, Amata Garden Resort is one of the best options for your stay. The resort’s pool is perfect for a refreshing dip after a long day of sightseeing. So grab a cocktail at the poolside bar and kick back in one of the loungers. Need some pampering? Book a traditional massage session at The Nibbana Spa for the ultimate wellness experience in Bagan.
Recommended room: Situated at the top and ground floor of the resort, the Deluxe Rooms each comes with a private balcony and are complete with a range of amenities for the modern traveller.
Villa Bagan @ Bagan Hotels Myanmar
For breathtaking views of Bagan’s iconic hot air balloon Bagan from an exclusive rooftop bar and dining terrace, we highly recommend Villa Bagan, one of the best boutique in Bagan, Myanmar. This new boutique hotel provides easy access to the Bagan Archaeological Zone and its shops and restaurants. Villa Bagan features a contemporary classic look that seamlessly blends with traditional elements. The intimate hotel offers 25 Deluxe and Superior rooms with great views and a relaxing atmosphere paired with Myanmar hospitality.
Recommended room: The Superior Room offer comfortable facilities providing a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere. Double or twin beds, teak wood furniture, satellite TV, tea and coffee facilities, and writing desk.
The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate
Here’s a fun fact: Tharabar Gate is the main gate of the east wall and the only structure left of the old city built by King Pyinbya. This hotel is located beside the old city walls, right bang in the centre of Old Bagan. Hidden among the fragrant frangipani bushes and canopy of spreading tamarinds are 80 well-appointed rooms steeped in heritage.
Recommended room: Surrounded by a tropical garden, the spacious Deluxe Rooms are a sight to behold. Flanked by high ceilings, each room is designed using teakwood, marble and Bagan brick. Modern amenities in the room include a bathtub or walk-in shower, coffee and tea making facilities, mini bar, 32-inch flat screen TV, an in-room safe, and free wireless internet service.