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Aye Yar River View Resort
Ranked #14 of 46 Hotels in Bagan
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Federal Way, Washington
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“Stunning grounds, big room, great location”
Reviewed 2 February 2013

We were traveling with Overseas Adventure Travel so we do not know the cost but the spacious room beautiful grounds and excellent breakfast exceeded out expectations. Bathroom had both tub and shower. Lobby internet connection was good but painfully slow as the internet is everywhere in Burma. Breakfast was good and varied but not exceptional. Open air lobby and restaurant were very comfortable but cool in the mornings in January.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 February 2013

This is one of the best hotels for comfort/ambience/location ive ever been in. View of river and vg pool and bedrooms huge in grand deluxe facing the gardens. We eat nearby reached by horse/carriage in 10 minutes--all of which excellent

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2013

Our room was spacious overlooking pagoda with magnificent view of sunrise. The staff were helpful even we arrived in the early morning (4am!), the breakfast buffet was superb with wide range of choices on food and drinks. There were bicycles and horse carts available for hired with reasonable price just outside the hotel, the family running the horse carts was friendly and took us to nice places in Bagan. They also arrange a boat trip (boarding at the back of the hotel) for us to see sunset, which was a must-do in Bagan!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Brackley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 January 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights as part of a touring holiday. We travelled as part of a group Our room was on the groun floor overlooking the pool The room was not large but quite adequate. Very comfortable. The grounds are really nice to walk around a well maintained.
We did experience power cuts but this is the norm. Just have a torch handy.

Breakfast was good and plentiful. Water in the pool was icy cold so didn't stay in very long. We didn't have any hot water so rang reception. Someone came along immediately to sort it out. Staff werre nice and friendly.

Can recommend the hotel.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 January 2013

Well, think this hotel has had a major refit. We had no issues at all. Yes it is great to spend three weeks roughing it, eating and drinking the local cuisine, but the wonderful sound of a barista frothing milk for your cappuccino at this hotel was bliss. The location is awesome, next to the working river, the rooms were lovely, tasteful and well stocked, the staff were delightful.
They helped us with a number of requested, promptly and wilts a minimum of fuss.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 January 2013

This hotel as superb grounds with wonderful gardens and very nice chalet type rooms, some of which overlook the river. The rooms are very good and comfortable. The big negative is that we had food poisoning after the (expensive) new years diner. As I told the front desk manager about this, she reacted surprised and told us we were the only ones (and give us a laquerware plate advertising the hotel as a compensation). The next day at the airport we met several couples who were at the dinner and also suffered from food poisoning. Be honest to your guests guys !

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2013

I stayed here for two nights and and a very nice room. The staff is lacking in communication... If they tell you that no reservation is needed for an early morning horse cart, don't believe them. If you want up early before sunrise to get to a temple, book it the night before unless you have a torch and would like to walk.

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Additional Information about Aye Yar River View Resort

Property: Aye Yar River View Resort
Address: | Near Bu Pagoda, Between Royal Palace and Ayeyarwaddy River Bank, Bagan 061, Myanmar
Region: Myanmar > Mandalay Region > Bagan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 46 Hotels in Bagan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Aye Yar River View Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 107
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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