3 nights here late Nov 12 were very enjoyable. Having read a couple of other reviews I can understand some of the comments. One night we did have some noise from one of the bars in the nearby town, not overly annoying, but in the back ground for most of the evening, but it could not be heard around the bar/restaurant area of the hotel. I would be concerned if the planned expansion goes ahead as those rooms are much nearer the noise source, but at present there is no activity on that front. On our three nights we were the only couple sitting on the balcony after dark enjoying a beer/coffee which we found a little surprising as its a pleasant way to end a day. The majority of rooms do not have a river view as such, the Grand Deluxe rooms face the river, looking out over the gardens, but are high up on the bank, so laying back a little means you can hear but not see the river, which itself is a nice background noise of chugging boats. The gardens are very pleasant and well maintained and of course do offer great views of the river. The rooms are good and well maintained, aircon good, plenty of bottled water supplied and wifi better than I had in Yangon. The food to us was pretty good, the western fare very acceptable, simple pasta or pizza dishes in the main, I was not expecting gourmet cuisine just properly cooked stomach fillers which is what they were, breakfast was good. The restaurant and bar area are very pleasant, the staff very friendly and efficient. The pool is ok, strange shape but perfect for a dip and a bit of a swim but not for those serious length swimmers. We hired bikes for a day and had a good time biking around, its very easy to do. the bikes are ok and adequately maintained, but non geared, which is not an issue if you at all used to biking. All in all this is a very pleasant place to stay, good location and setting, exactly what I wanted/expected in this wonderful place. Having biked around Old Bagan and checked out a few of the other hotels (exterior only) I saw nothing to make me regret our choice and I would come back here if we return to Bagan.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Originally built on one of Old Bagan’s prime Ayeyarwaddy(Irrawaddy) riverside locations, the resort started as a guesthouse of the Burma Airways Corporation in the 1950s. The property is now undergoing a makeover to turn it into a resort of international appeal. Occupying a vantage site on the banks of the Ayeyarwaddy(Irrawaddy) River and revelling in space and privacy, the Aye Yar River View Resort is an ideal destination for a family holiday, individual solitude and self-renewal or intimate holiday for the hopeless romantics. The idyllic tropical setting, irresistible charm of the romantic moonlit horse carriage rides and sunset over the Ayeyarwaddy(Irrawaddy) drinks, fun-filled activities and resort facilities but most of all, your well-being and comfort assured by our ever-attentive service hosts – these are the vital ingredients in our unique cocktail for an invigorating holiday and your many memorable moments at The Aye Yar River View Resort and Bagan. Located in the heart of Old Bagan and on the eastern bank of Ayeyarwaddy(Irrawaddy) River.10 minutes drives from Nyaung Oo Airport. The resort sits on a sprawling 10 acres of tropical gardens completed with a scenic 300-meters riverfront. ... more less
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