The Tharabar gate hotel earns high marks for great management, well-designed rooms and a great location. After looking around at other propertis in the area, this would the only place I would stay.
The rooms are furnished in dark hardwoods with high-quality white linens. There is ample desk and counter space to relax, put one's bag or Skype The water pressure is good but one needs to remember to turn on the hot water.
We never jumped into the pool but admired it from afar from the restaurant. It is surrounded by statues. Next to the pool is bar nestled underneath a giant tree, perfect for weddings or a party.
The breakfast buffet features great cheeses, bircher muesli, fresh fruit, pancakes, omelets and congee. My favorite of the lot was the coconut noodle soup made from ground garbanzo beans and coconut milk. The waiter patiently explained the recipe to me. I plan to make it at home.
The hotel is perfectly situated next to arguably one of the most ornate of Bagan's temples and is within easy striking distance of all of the sites. We chose to bike to see the area and were not disappointed. Some of the bikes are not in great condition but we managed with a few close calls. :)
At the front desk, Wewe in particular provided great customer service. She arranged to buy our plane tickets for our onward destination and came to our room to give us the change and vouchers, instead of making us come out to the lobby.
Overall, 5 stars. My advice for management is so minor it does not deserve a knock down in my rating of the hotel: please tell staff to more helpful with getting guest luggage. On the short walk from the room to check out my friend and I wheeled our unwieldy luggage past 3 guest attendants, and not one smiled or offered to take our bags to the front desk.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Tharabar Gate
- Tharabar Gate Bagan