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Bagan Umbra Hotel

Wet-Kyi-In, Nyaung U township | near Shwe Zee Gone Pagoda, Bagan, Myanmar (Formerly Golden Express Hotel (Bagan-Nyaung U))
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Ranked #19 of 37 Hotels in Bagan
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel itself is great. We felt quite tricked when we got there and checked into our standard room as we had only seen pictures of the Grand Deluxe room when booking. Those rooms are amazing and thankfully we were able to upgrade for 2 of our 4 nights there. The standard room was like a dungeon with plain ivory... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All The staff were nice, gentle and helpful. Good manner and smile with their eyes. That was the best part of this hotel having. The standard room was poorly maintained and unacceptable especially I am a hotel executive. The Chief Reception met me for the comments I had to tell him. After dinner at the pool he offer me a... More 

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I chose this hotel based on Trip Advisor reviews but I was cautious in my expectations. However, it surpassed all my expectations. It has been upgraded and they have a new infinity pool with a bar and dining area around it. Also, there is a beautiful pagoda in the gardens that is illuminated at night making a beautiful backdrop. We... More 

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20 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The hotel in general is nice and good to stay, but it's the details that disappointed me quite much. The standard room is really very standard and not as good as the website posts, it's really simple and the floor's just a simple layer of something. Breakfast area is just outside the standard room so it can be bit noisy... More 

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24 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Bagan was only our second stop while traveling Myanmar, and I was disappointed immediately with the hotel. We went from having a friendly staff that speaks great English in Mandalay, to a confused and grumpy staff that barely spoke a word of English. We booked a standard room (approximately 60 USD after taxes) and were terribly disappointed. We paid three... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

i was a little worried about this hotel because after i booked the standard rooms, there was a string of scathing reviews on tripadvisor about that level of accommodation. because i was within the cancellation window, i upgraded rather than cancel. Luckily, the deluxe rooms were lovely. the pool was nice (it was 95 degrees when we visited, so a... More 

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Gladstone, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is the kind of hotel that creates a lot of expectations but reality is very different. Don't be fooled by the photos. For Myanmar standards it might look OK, but if you have been travelling in Myanmar, you know that for the price paid you don't get much (we paid around $50 USD) The Hotel was suggested as part... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We have just spent three nights at this hotel and as we were erring on the budget side of things we stayed in the standard room. It was as expected, a bed, air con, bar fridge tv, and bathroom. We were still able to take full advantage of all of the hotel facilities. Wifi is slow in Myanmar but bearable.... More 

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montreal
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We booked here for 3 nights in a standard room but then on arrival we upgrated t a room with pool view, what an incredible room that was, it was huge, the décor very nice and we had view on the pool, wow.... it was worth it . The hotel is very well located, the is even temple in the... More 

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York
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18 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The hotel seems to be split into two half's - one around the new pool which looks great and one to the right of the pool which also has another pool (not that clean, note the childrens pool is out of order and full of green algae) This is only a review of the side to the right hand side... More 

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