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“Great hotel in New Bagan” 4 of 5 stars
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Arthawka Hotel
160 Cherry Road | New Bagan, Bagan, Myanmar   |  
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Ranked #11 of 36 Hotels in Bagan
Mooloolaba, Australia
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“Great hotel in New Bagan”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

The staff were enthusiastic and professional and no problem was too difficult. We found everyone to be polite and helpful whenever we had questions such as recommendations for restaurants and activities in Bagan. The hotel staff were able to easily organise transport and were very conscientious in their jobs.
The rooms were simple and the pool was great even if a bit cold. Breakfast was very simple but included in the price.

Room Tip: The Deluxe rooms around the pool were great.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We were on a whistle stop tour so we can only comment on some aspects of this hotel.
The staff were friendly and helpful. However ask for a gin and tonic and you will get gin and......something else! Stick to the Myanmar beer it is good!. The reception area is smart and clean. There is a TV showing world news. The bedroom we had was clean, pleasant and perfectly fine for a short stay. The twin beds were okay. The shower was hot (not something you can always guarantee in Myanmar). Useful to bring a plug in mosquito repellent.for your room.
There was a pretty pool however the water was too cold to swim in. We overheard several people feeding this back to reception staff. Cannot comment on the usual breakfast as we we left too early but the hotel provided us with a packed breakfast for our onward journey of boiled eggs and cold toast! Well at least they tried. I think this is a good basic hotel for your stay in Bagan after all you will be out most of the time and there are some okay restaurants in Bagan (some dodgy ones too). Remember to pack your torch as there is hardly any street lighting in Bagan and the growing number of motorbikers drive without their lights on at night. They must have good eyesight.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Had a great time there would stay there again . Mally so helpful with everything booking flight and food and trips . In a good spot for everything and a good night sleep .there i s cheap motor bike hire and didnt have to leave passport with them. Had a great time will be there next year again for christmas and new year.....................10 out 10 ......

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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10 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

No complaints about the room. Large and well appointed. The pool is saltwater and the water was cold but nice swimming. The Hotel is in a pretty good location, biking distance to most pagodas.
Staff seemed a little distracted and not overly friendly, but that could be because they were so busy.

Room Tip: All the rooms surround the pool. Good bikes to hire for 3000kts a day
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 hotel reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Our original plan was to go to Mrauk U, but the area got closed to foreigners, just before leaving for Myanmar. We booked this hotel for three nights through a travel agent in Yangon. The hotel is situated in New Bagan (everything in 'Old' Bagan was fully booked). At US$ 55,00 per 'Deluxe' room per night, breakfast included, it was a great bargain. The room and bathroom were very spacious. There is an inner courtyard with a large salt water pool. The staff were very friendly and mostly spoke good English. We arrived at about 5am with the bus from Yangon. The hotel was aware of our early arrival and we could immeaditely go to our room. Breakfast is a bit bland, but you can always order toast and eggs! On our last day we had to leave before breakfast was served, but the hotel made us a 'packed breakfast': nothing to write home about, but better than nothing.
It being situated in New Bagan, one is a little away (about 5km) from Bagan itself. But this didn't pose a problem. With a hired bike one is there in less than 15 minutes. We met a local taxi driver, who took us in a mini van around the temples for a full day. A very nice guy who speaks very good English and is very knowledgable. It costed Ks 42000 (about US$50) for the two of us. We also employed him the next day for a full day outing to Salay, in itself not that interesting, but the journey there and back gives you a good impression of country life in this part of Myanmar. Ks 65000 (about US$76). His name is Mr Htun Htun, mobile 0949345245, htunhtun@gmail.com
Within walking distance there are a number of restaurants. Just 5 minutes walking down the road is an excellent Chinese restaurant, Malar Theingi Restaurant. They also serve Myanmar food.Sunset & dinner at the 'Green Elephant' is a definite must!
If you're interested in buying a T-shirt of Aung San Suu Kyi, the local National League for Democracy offices at 10 minutes walking down the road from the hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bangkok, Thailand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

The room is spacious and clean. The hotel is quite new and in good condition plus they have a salt water swimming pool that can be relaxing after hot Bagan bike/walk. The service is good as the staffs speak English well. The hotel is located in New Bagan area, so not much sightseeing to do, but the hotel is closed (walking distance) to some good local restaurants and mini marts that you can get almost everything you need. The only shortcoming is that we find the bed quite soft which can make you have a backache. But overall is more than we expected :)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oslo, Norway
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118 reviews 118 reviews
56 hotel reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Loved the rooms, very helpful and friendly staff, modern new and clean facilities. Not the best of location, but rent a bike and you have everything within a 15 minute radius! Nice swimming pool, good breakfast restaurant, wi-fi in lobby area. We asked for having our groups farewell dinner served at the otherwise unused open air roof terrace, and they agreed, no problem, even if the waiters had a long way to run with 17 guests on the third floor!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 160 Cherry Road | New Bagan, Bagan, Myanmar
Location: Myanmar > Mandalay Region > Bagan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 36 Hotels in Bagan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located in Bagan, Arthawka Hotel is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. For those of you who want to venture out, Eight Faces Paya, Archaeological Museum, Gawdawpalin Pahto are just some of the attractions available to visitors.Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Arthawka Hotel is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. A selection of top-class facilities such as bicycle rental, Wi-Fi in public areas, airport transfer, restaurant, tours can be enjoyed at the hotel.Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience, with complimentary bottled water, desk, television LCD/plasma screen, shower, non smoking rooms in each room. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as outdoor pool. Whatever your reason for visiting Bagan, the Arthawka Hotel is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away. ... more   less 
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