My wife and I booked ourselves in for 3 nights and left after 2 nights, despite having paid up-front and having no chance of a refund. It was really that bad.
The electricity is off from 6am to 6pm, with only a 2 hour respite at lunch. (Other hotels in Ngwe Saung keep it on for much longer.) This means waking up in a puddle of sweat every morning by 7am. The breakfast was utterly inedible. The room was tatty. There was no way to close the window properly, which meant listening to the rattle of the old aircon all night. There was no hot water, despite it being advertised. And the pool was brown - it looked as though it was flooded with sewerage.
The positives. There were nice loungers on the beach. The staff seemed friendly. The bungalows looked a little better than what we had (a "superior" room, in some horrid block back near the road - the "garden view" was over a small stagnant pond, a building site, and a truly enormous satellite dish.)
Don't stay here. Spend a little more and find somewhere nicer - there are loads of places along the beach. Oh, and don't be idiots like us and "pay up front"!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set among five acres of palm grove and tropical gardens, in Ngwe Saung Beach of the Union of Myanmar. Our resort blends in with its surrounding as if it had evolved naturally, absorbing the landscape and Myanmar's rich culture. It reflects local tradition through its architecture and use of local materials.Our Resort is facing the Bay of Bangal, making it one of the best places to watch the sunset in Myanmar. ... more less
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