After our short tour in Yangon, we boarded our rented Van and headed to New Bagan. Since we will be arriving 12 hours ahead of time for our Old Bagan itinerary, we ended up staying overnight at one of hotels in New Bagan that was recommended by our tour guide.
It was already past 10pm when we arrived at Central Bagan Hotel in New Bagan. Everyone was dead tired but we still managed to have a cup of coffee before everyone eventually agreed to call it a night. After almost 5 hours, we gathered in the hotel’s outdoor restaurant for breakfast then it was followed by a walking tour in New Bagan. Our walking tour ended up with a food trip to take advantage of the free wifi in one of the restaurants near our hotel:)
Burmese Inspired Cottages
We went back to the hotel an hour before our checkout time to prepare and freshen up before heading to Old Bagan. At exactly 11am, we left New Bagan aboard an almost brand new Van we rented for only 10,000 Kyat (approximately P465 or USD10). Upon arrival at the hotel, we were welcomed by the hotel officers including their filipina Executive Chef Jana Garcia.
Beautiful Garden at the Tharabar Gate Hotel
When I learned that The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate in Bagan will be our official residence in Old Bagan, I became really really excited. Not only because of the nice location, I also read reviews about their most captivating and thrilling stay experience at the hotel.
Tharabar Gate Hotel Swimming Pool
As this hotel is situated in the old archaeological site of South East Asia, we have easy access to the flawless beauty of temples and pagodas all around. This hotel offers some of the best and magnificent views to the guests as this place have got around 4000 ancient temples and pagodas.
Spacious Hotel Rooms
I was impressed with the hotel’s boutique and resort style ambiance in a green garden which is straightly facing the well known Ananda Temple and is located few meters away from the famous Tharabar Gate. With its well appointed rooms, I’m not surprised why The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate is ranked as one of the most stylish and convenient stay option in Old Bagan. The hotel is also well equipped with all specific facilities for visitors to enjoy a pleasant atmosphere after enjoying a full day of sight seeing.
The friendly and convivial nature of the hotel staff show exact signs of Burmese hospitality culture which made us feel at home. This hotel is almost 15 minutes drive from the Nyaung Oo airport and all other top destinations in Bagan which is one of the prominent reasons for majority of the travelers to choose this boutique hotel as their place of stay.
Asian Rice Noodles with Prawns
If you are too tired to go out to look for a place to eat, you can try their food which I find fairly priced and the taste is also impressive. Breakfast was very tasty, your choice of Omelettes and freshly cooked pancakes and a range of fresh fruit, yoghurt and my favorite is their special bread pudding. For lunch, we enjoyed their “all you can eat noodles” – a wide array of noodle dishes from Asian recipes to Italian tomato based pastas. The indoor restaurant offers scrumptious dishes both Burmese style and other international cuisines.
The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate in Bagan primarily offers luxurious accommodation combined with unparalleled service. The hotel comprises of 83 luxurious bed rooms (inclusive of 4 suite rooms). The room structure and furniture is typically done in accordance to Burmese culture.
Luna Emami playing near the pool
Each room in this hotel is decked with teak floors giving it a more shiny appeal. All the guest rooms are equipped with specific facilities like Air conditioning, IDD phone, Electronic personal safely box, Color TV with satellite connection and Mini Bar. This hotel offers 4 star facilities like the 150 Capacity Outdoor Terrace, Swimming Pool, 100 seating capacity in door restaurant, 24 hours Security, Wi Fi facilities, Water Purification System etc.
Guests can select from either of the two dining choices – open French garden dining and other in the restaurant provided. The hotel also has recreational facilities for the customers like Spa treatments, Limousine Service, Bicycle/ Horse Cart Rental Service, Baby Sitting service, flight reservation service etc.
The hotel also offers 24 hour butler service for services like Sightseeing Tours, Balloon Ride, Transport, Guides etc. From providing some of the basic necessities to ultra modern facilities every thing is arranged perfectly by The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate in Bagan. Our stay at the hotel was very comfortable and extremely unforgettable.
The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate
Near Tharabar Gate
Old Bagan, Nyaung Oo Township
Mandalay Division, Myanmar
Tel : 95 (61) 60037/ 42 / 43
Fax : 95 (61) 60044
Yangon Sales Office:
Room 201, 2nd Floor, Summit Parkview Hotel Building
No.350, Ahlone Rd. Dagon Tsp.
Tel : 95 (1) 211888, 211966 (Ext : 201), 212551, 210437
Fax : 95 (1) 227980
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