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Popa Mountain Resort

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Mt. Popa Kyaukpadaung Township, Popa Myanmar
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Set on the side of the extinct volcano of Mount Popa surrounded by lush jungle, the Popa Mountain Resort is situated 48km from the ancient city of Bagan. It provides a serene and relaxing escape from the dry heat of Bagan and the relentless temple hunting. The resort offers quiet and tranquil surroundings and the most stunning views of the beautiful Taung Kalatt monastery as the sun sets over the infinity pool. Switch off, and we mean this literally, take the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Popa Mountain, unwind and of course, take in the breathtaking views. Our GEO-friendly resort offers 55 tastefully designed rooms furnished and equipped with modern facilities. We are looking forward to your visit.
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Ben Harkins wrote a review Aug 7
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar72 contributions56 helpful votes
We stayed at Popa Mountain Resort for a long weekend away from Yangon. It's a stunning location with a beautiful view of the nearby pagoda. We particularly enjoyed watching the sunset and having dinner in the outdoor seating area. Note that the very scenic pool is currently closed due to COVID-19. As with many hotels in Myanmar, there is a bit of a higher price for foreigners but it is well worth it in my view. Unlike many hotels here, paying the higher foreigner price actually gets you some special amenities. I would definitely recommend coming for a day or two to enjoy this very lovely and relaxing resort.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Sacrlett wrote a review Jul 2020
New South Wales, Australia39 contributions
At first we booked for 2 days to relax. In the beginning, we saw some stains on the blanket and pillow. Hot water didn’t work, we called to come and check, they came but didn’t work at all. The weather in there is very windy and cold, hot water is important and seem like they don’t care about it. The reason why we choose this hotel is “swimming pool”, but there are many people who come and take pictures around the pool. So, for people who really wanna swim is not OK at all in that small space. And, the water is not clear and they clean only once a day(early morning), because of the wind, it’s full of leaves. The border of the pool is also dirty. The worst is they don’t even provide the soft sheet to sit on. The breakfast is very low standard for this price of hotel. We even needed to ask for the fruit juice. The menu is “ you can choose between toast with butter and jam or fried rice or fried noodle. And coffee.. Seasonal fruits are very cheap in Myanmar, they don’t even served this. Hotels which are much cheaper than this serve better then their breakfast. So, we decided to stay only one night and leave. When we talked to reception, they said they don’t have enough staff to run and Yangon office doesn’t provide enough. They even said you can write something to let the head office know! So, if you want to go to Popa, I highly recommend to avoid this hotel and find another place. In addition, this hotel is so far from everything and road is very bad to this. The only and one good thing in this hotel is the view. But, if you want the view, you can go to the Popa View Point Forest Restaurant.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Sa-chan wrote a review Jul 2020
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Where to start? I guess I should start with the only good thing about this hotel: the view from the deluxe rooms and the restaurant. End of the good things. We booked this hotel for two nights. They had a promotion: deluxe double room for 70 000 kyats (51 $) the first night, second night 50% discount. When we checked in, we found out that the rooms were far away from what it was expected from a 4 stars hotel. Bed sheets, pillows full of stains (check the pictures). The glass door and windows dirty. We went to check the swimming pool. Dirty as you can see it on the picture. It has nothing to do with what you see on Booking.com. So the worst about that swimming pool is that anyone who comes and pays an entrance fee of 5000 kyats (around 4$) can come and take pictures around it. This makes it crowded, loud, messy, dirty and you feel you’re in a zoo. They find it normal that all locals gather in there for 4$ on the same level as the hotel guests who pay 50$. On top of everything, they clean it from leaves only in the morning before 7:00 am. The weather was bad and very windy so the leaves were falling all the time. Somebody should be checking it from time to time during the day like people do in 4 stars hotels. To be honest, I wouldn’t have agreed to swim in there even without leaves and dust. The water was obviously dirty. There was no transparency at all. For all these reasons, we decided to cancel our booking for the second night and left the next day. The cherry on the cake! No hot water! We complained about it and they sent somebody to check it. They said all is done and they’ll come back to check it again 30 min later. We agreed and left the room to go and visit the surroundings. When we came back, I thought all was solved so I decided to pay for the night. Later I checked the water and it was still cold. In the morning, same thing. And believe me, it’s pretty fresh and humid in the morning. When we checked out, we told them about it. No apologies, no discount. Nothing! Just these words: « Please, write a review so the management can see it. It’s hard for us in this season. We don’t have enough people to check everything. » Saying that it’s ridiculous isn’t saying anything. Now about the breakfast. Seriously, in Myanmar, you get a better breakfast in Many guest houses for less than 20$. So the breakfast in here was a choice of fried rice, fried noodles or fried vermicelli. People who prefer a European breakfast can get a toast with a microscopic portion of butter on a small dish that is obviously too big for it. A little portion of jam. One egg and coffee. They don’t serve anything more. No fruits, no veggies in Myanmar where these are the cheapest things ever! My local friend heard something about fresh juice from other guests so she asked for fresh juice and only then we had two small glasses of fresh juice. They didn’t say anything about it in the beginning. This hotel is a real trap. It’s far from everything and the road to it is really bad (check the pictures). If you’re hungry, you’ll have to try their restaurant with astronomical prices! See the picture of the room service menu. You’ll find the same prices at the restaurant. Believe me, it’s never worth it in Myanmar when it’s that expensive. A local tomatoe salad for 6$ is above all words. This salad costs everywhere between 1 and 2.5 $. Conclusion: If you want to enjoy your stay in Popa, better to choose the Popa Garden View. It’s closer to everything and more recent. At least, if you’re not happy with their restaurant, you can easily get to the nearest city or other restaurants on the way. And it’s closer to Taung Kalat.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Neribcreative wrote a review Mar 2020
Melbourne, Australia76 contributions24 helpful votes
The views and serenity are beyond words. Very good and safe hotel. Clean facilities. Wi-Fi is only available in the restaurant and reception. But who needs Wi-Fi in this amazing tranquil place. Good restaurant and food options. Alcoholic beverages are also very nice. Try some of their cocktails. Fantastic service from staff too.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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soda1166 wrote a review Feb 2020
Aachen, Germany150 contributions169 helpful votes
if you like to Enjoy the scenery. But do not expect friendly People like everywhere Else in Myanmar. You have to Pay 100 US $ but now they start to Fool you as much as possible. Charge for everything prices like in Europe. 11 $ for a simple Curry?!? 4 $ for a small Beer!?! And you are at the end of nowhere. No Cappuccino for breakfast if you do not like to Pax extra?!? Schade, dass gibt dem ganzen eine säuerliche Note.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$41 - $77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
popa mountain hotel bagan
LOCATION
MyanmarMandalay RegionPopa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
55
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Frequently Asked Questions about Popa Mountain Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Popa Mountain Resort?
Nearby attractions include Mount Popa (0.7 miles) and Nat Temple (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Popa Mountain Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Popa Mountain Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Popa Mountain Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Popa Mountain Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Popa Mountain Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Popa Mountain Resort offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Does Popa Mountain Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.