At New Bagan

Arthaka Hotel, 160 Cherry Road New Bagan, ☎ 95 61 60310, [10]. Nice comfortable hotel with a large saltwater swimming pool .Very clean rooms with nice bathrooms . Breakfast served in the restaurant .Beautiful lobby /loung area . WiFi . The staff very friendly . Shops and Restaurants 5 minuets walk away .

Ostello Bello Hostel, Hkan latt Qtr, Main Road, New Bagan, Myanmar (In the exact centre of New Bagan on the roundabout. In front of the Aung Chan Thar Pagoda. Formerly known as the Thiri Sandar Hotel and At Bagan Hostel.), ☎ (+95-61) 65069, [11]. checkin: from 10:00; checkout: 12:00. Newly opened in December 2014, Ostello Bello Hostel is the only hostel in the Bagan Archeological Zone. In the very centre of town it is surrounded by restaurants and travel services and e-bikes can be easily rented to see the sunrise and sunset nearby. Prices from $19/night in shared dormitory (Oct 2015).

Floral Breeze Hotel, New Lawka Nandar Pagoda, Chauk-Nyaung Road, Anwratha Ward, New Bagan (South of New Bagan, walking distance from Law-kan-nanda Pagoda), ([email protected]). checkout: 12. Newly rennovated with beautiful outdoor grounds, a great breakfast spread, and clean/comfortable rooms. Free wifi. A great place higher-end place to stay with bike rental and helpful staff to arrange visits to Mt. Popa. $75/night.

Kumudara Hotel, Corner of 5th & Daw Na St., Pyu-Saw-Htee Qtr., New Bagan, Myanmar (Northernmost end of New Bagan), ☎ (+95-61) 65142, 65402, [13]. checkout: 12. A bit of a dated hotel with nice pagoda-style rooms and a great pool to relax at after a long day biking. Internet is not included. Cheap bike rental and northern location make it a great spot for starting on a ride to Old Bagan and the Northern temples. Considering that New Bagan is so small (can traverse on bike from one side to the other in 5min). $55/night + $20 for double occupancy.

NK Betelnut Hotel, Kha Yay Pin Street, Anwratha Ward, New Bagan. Clean and comfortable bungalows located between the eight-face pagoda and the morning market. Rooms are US$45 for foreigners, clean sheets, clean bathroom with much welcome hot shower, but WiFi is patchy at best, and there’s a truck that goes around in the evenings and from 4am, playing very loud music and a Burmese monologue, for reasons unknown. When the gates aren’t locked, there always seems to be plenty of staff members standing around the hotel grounds, presumably for security reasons. Helpful staff, outdated room decor, double beds available but confirm this if making a reservation, breakfast unknown but there are restaurants a minute or two’s walk away where you can get a good meal for a dollar or two per person. One universal power outlet and a few satellite TV channels. $45/night.

Thazin Hotel, Hninn Pann Street, Kyansittha Quarter, New Bagan, ☎ +95 61 65 070, [14]. Bungalows and rooms overlooking a (rebuilt) pagoda. There is also a salon, expensive internet access, a limited library, billiards, a scenic pool and a nice breakfast room. Summer may be more expensive of the year. $80-$120.

Kaday Aung Hotel, Hninn Pann St., Kyansitthar Quarter (Near Manuhar Temple, Myingabar village), [15]. Garden and pool are ok but the cold environment from the shade of trees is priceless. The rooms are well decorated with woods and bamboo fixtures and arts, dinner and dance shows at outdoor restaurant, buffet breakfast with local and continental menus are so delicious. All staff smile all the time and manager is very helpful. Facilities are well suited for 3 stars level. Standard rooms at least are well below the quality their price should justify. Bathrooms are worse than in a guesthouse less than half the price: stinky, rotten and obviously never maintained. The management is far from friendly when reporting complaints of this nature, and fail to understand what to cater for tourists (charging Western prices in return) really should mean. $45-$90.

Thiri Marlar Hotel, Ingyin Street – New Bagan, ☎ +95 61 65050, +95 61 65229, [16]. checkin: 14:00; checkout: 12:00. A mid-range hotel in New Bagan, well maintained, recently renovated, with friendly and knowledgeable staff that can help organize things efficiently. The premises are well kept, very neat and with a welcoming terrace on which the bar is situated. Breakfast/Meals are served in an upper terrace with nice views of the surroundings, including some pagodas nearby. Taxis, Poeny cart can be organized through the reception, bikes are for rent at 2500 Kyats per day. Superior Rooms are large, very clean, well lit, with wooden floors, well furnished with 2 large luggage racks and a very nice bathroom attached. Standard rooms are in a separate building but very clean too and with decent if somewhat basic furniture with bathroom attached also (water heater included). Free Wi-Fi in the reception and terrace, and in Superior rooms too; the signal may be received also in some of the Standard rooms. There is a computer with internet access also in the hall. US$50.

Bagan Nova Hotel, No. 87, Yuzana Street, Khan Lat Yet Quarter, New Bagan, ☎ +9595018134, [17]. checkin: 12:30; checkout: 11:30. A mid-range hotel in New Bagan, very new. One o the smaller hotels with fewer rooms. The staff is super friendly and will be helpful with organising anything you need in Bagan. The rooms have a small balcony, are quite big with their own bathroom. Everything is very clean. Breakfast is included and let you pick between some traditional dishes and omlet/scrambled eggs and toast. US$45.

Mya Thida Hotel, No. F-55, Corner of Nwe Ni Street & School Street Kyan Sitt Thar Township, New Bagan, ☎ +9450066777, [18]. More of a hostel, with nice 4-bed dorm rooms and other private rooms. Definitely the best option for solo travelers, despite the lack of common areas. Breakfast is pretty basic. WiFi is free and the bathrooms are kept clean. Friendly staff you should not be serious with, jokes enlighten everyones mood 10$.

Nyaung Oo (Nyaung-U) 


Amazing Bagan Resort, Adjacent to the Bagan Nyaung Oo Golf Club (About 10-15 min. from the airport with a taxi.), ☎ 95 61 60035, 53, 54. checkout: 12:00. A luxury resort at a bargain price. It’s located a bit outside “everything”, so to get to the nearest town or even shop it’s necessary to rent a bike or take a taxi. It’s a very quiet, beautiful and tranquil place. They can arrange horse cart rides to see the temples with pick up from the hotel for 13 000 – 15 000 Kyats for a full day. Bikes can be borrowed free of charge. Nice and large swimming pool. Wi-Fi is free of charge as well in the lobby. The restaurant serves excellent food and isn’t too expensive. Main dishes can be had for around 5-10 USD. The reception staff is very friendly, polite and helpful. The rooms are big, only problem with that is that the small air cons in the rooms have a hard time cooling the rooms. Owned by a local Chinese businessman. 85-100 USD.

A1 Guesthouse, Nyaung U to Bagan Road. Opened in February 2014, brand new room really clean, slow free wifi, staff really nice and helpful. 15000 (bargained to 13000 without breakfast) for a twin room with air con and shared bathroom, 25000 with private bathroom and TV. Breakfast included.

Eden Motel, Nyaung U (Near Nyaung Oo Market), ☎ +95-061-60815/60812/60639. checkin: when room is available; checkout: 12:00. Staff is very friendly, the rooms are nice, dorm is 10.000 for 6 or 8 beds but no bunks, the beds are good and the dormitory is huge. This place is about 30 mins bike ride from the popular sunrise/sunset pagoda. Breakfast consists of 1 egg, toast, butter and jam, fruit, tea/coffee. In the store right next you can rent a bicycle for 1000 kyat. Wifi is provided but works very bad you can send and receive some messages. Double room 25/28$ 10 usd.

Inn Wa Hotel, Nyaung Oo, ☎ +95 61 60 902. Near the rotunda at the north of the Nyaung Oo Road, this hotel is clearly past it’s prime. English speaking but unhelpful and generally unfriendly staff; seems resentful about something. Not much service. Free Wifi that doesn’t work and apathetic staff that won’t try to fix it. The location is the furthest away from restaurants and temples. Not recommended to stay here and there are better deals closer to the bus station or in the other direction past it.

March 2016: Can’t be confirmed anymore. Staff very friendly and helpful (they booked bus tickets and called the balloon agency for us when we asked them to)! Location is good, many restaurants nearby (traditional and western food) and bus station is 5-10 minutes by horse-carriage away. Breakfast on the rooftop with Asian and western breakfast (pancakes etc.) $30 for double room, private bathroom with hot water, AC and TV. $20(May 2013) for aircon, no TV, private bath with no hot water and breakfast 7-9 am sharp.

Large Golden Pot Hotel, Ahnawyahta Road, Nyaung oo (Just past the intersection of the road to mount popa and the road to old bagan past oasis guesthouse towards mount popa), ☎ +95 (0) 61 60074 / +95 (0) 920 42028, [20]. checkout: 12. This place was a little rundown, but not too much worse than anywhere else whilst being cheaper. Large double room with air con (when working the air con was ok) but the power was out often. No website for this place but photos and video available at the weblink $15 Double ensuite (Low Season), normally $20.

May Kha Lar, Main Road (Nyaung OO (location in Google Maps is accurate) about 10 mins walking north of Restaurant Row), ☎ +95-061-60304/60907. Friendly staff, clean with a range of rooms to fit different budgets. $20 rooms are pretty tiny but $25 got us a huge double room with AC, a hot (purportedly) shower. Single private room ($12) with shared shower (March 2016), no hot water, breakfast included. Check rooms before moving in as quality varies. Wifi only works upstairs balcony (breakfast area), can still be spotty and gets turned off at night and during breakfast in the morning (6:30-9:30) so that people don’t linger too long at breakfast (since this is the only area wifi works, when it does. Accordingly, all guests use wifi at night, making access very slow. Breakfast is typical. Rent bicycles for the standard rate. Quiet. Nice mattresses. All and all a nice place to stay, but considering neighboring guesthouses offer better services for lower prices, this is not a good value for money (Aug 13). If arriving by bus they will offer a private transfer for you for 2,000 kyat. They had reasonable prices for buses/flights/ferries (the same as other places). $12-30.

New Heaven Hotel, Nyaung Oo. A run-down hotel once rated as Lonely Planet’s “our pick”, New Heaven has been coasting on its Lonely Planet review for years. Dirty, small rooms are smelly and expensive. Electricity is inconsistent. Staff are rude. edit
New Life Guesthouse, Northern Nyaung Oo-Nyaukpadaung Rd (Next to Thante Hotel and Bakery), ☎ 06161035. Comfortable and clean guesthouse with ensuite rooms (w aircon, fridge, tv and good beds). Staff is friendly and helpful. Price for a twin room including breakfast $40 (November 2013). Free wifi. Good value for Bagan.

Pann Cherry Guest House (+95 (0)61 600 75), Nyaung-oo to Bagan road (10mn walking from bus station walking towards Mani Sithu market, on the left side of the road). (March 2014) 8$ for a single room / 15$ for a twin room with fan & shared bathroom with hot water. No breakfast. Basic but very clean and luminous rooms (at least 104 on the right side of the corridor). There is WiFi but it rarely works. You can refill your water bottle and they rent bicycles for 1500k/day. Staff is super friendly, and there is a local tea shop next door to grab an early morning chai.

Pyinsa Rupa, Lanmadaw 3 Road (Main Road), Nyaung-U, ☎ +95 61 60 607. Rooms on the roof are nice. The owner speaks very good English and is very informative and helpful. Located in Nyaung Oo, on the main road south-east of the market. Rooms are dated and in need of a thorough cleaning. Hot water is available. The rooms in the new building are a bit nicer and cleaner (2015). US$15 for a single room and US$20 for a double with shared bath including a standard breakfast and US$25 including Aircon..

Shwe Nadi, Nyaung-oo to Bagan road, about halfway between Main Bus station and central market., ☎ +95 (0) 61 60409 Mobile: +95 (0) 940 2510138. Very friendly owner, amazingly helpful and genuine. The new building out the back has large aircon rooms with a fan (twins and doubles), onsuites bathroom, fridge and a lcd tv. In case of a power outage there is a generator that will run the power points and lights (no air-conditioning) as a back up until power is restored. Breakfast is included, this consists of bread and jams, bananas and coffee or tea. $20 double room in the new building. In the old and main building: 14,000 kyats for a single room (11 dollars) or 17,000 kyats for a double room. In that case, bathrooms will be shared, turkish style and disgusting (July 2015, low season).

Thante Hotel, Northern tip of Nyaung Oo-Nyaukpadaung Rd, [21]. Clusters of rooms set in bungalows all located in a garden around a central pool. Close to the market. Excellent service. Dispenses free map. US$50 for a single room (Oct 2013, low season).

View Point Inn, Nyaung U (walking distance from the bus station of Nyaung U. Just at the intersection of the road to mount popa and the road to old bagan past oasis guesthouse towards mount popa; next to Large Golden Pot Hotel). Basic but OK guesthouse; rooms and dorm are clean and some of the rooms were renovated recently. Dorm beds especially are good value. Breakfast included, free towel, wifi (though not always working). You can rent bycycles and e-bikes. They require your passport as deposit, it’s not possible to check-in without obeying this condition (March 2016). 10$ for dorm, 18$ for double room with fan; 25 and 30usd for double with AC (March 2015).

Winner Guest House, Wet Gyi Inn, Main Road (15mins walk from bus terminal (Turn right/Southwest of bus terminal)), ☎ 09-402501091 / 061-61069. Beside New Wave Guest house. Helpful Staff. Bike Rental at Kyat1500/day. Wifi provided. Recommended. $9/Single with fan and shared bathroom, $26 for double room with own bathroom (breakfast included).

Saw Nyein San Guest House, Nyaung U to Bagan Road. Convenient location to the bank, rent a bike and buy bus ticket. All rooms are new and modern, with green walls. Single room attached bathroom prices now raised to us$ 25, low season $17. Double $ 30. Tel: 09 4921 5305, 09 204 2865. Email: [email protected]