The rooms at this hotel are very simple but also elegantly designed. Spotlessly clean and the bed was divinely comfortable. Room blocks are around a small pretty garden with a good pool (but in the very hot weather of this week I was concerned about its water quality: it had insects visibly living in it and needs more active water quality management).
Service levels are excellent and we were made to feel very welcome and staff were immensely attentive and helpful. Yes, it's true wifi is tortuous and the hotel only takes cash; but this is true of Bagan in general and will be for at least a couple more years yet.
There is a small dining pavilion and a lovely outdoor garden seating area where to take evening drinks. The hotel does superb cocktails. For lunch and dinner the menu options are rather limited, to be honest, and I would recommend the hotel consider a 'daily special' just to liven things up; but what they set out to do they do with sincere focus on quality and flavour.
This being the hot time of year I have to say that, while the rooms are wonderfully air-conditioned the lack of a cool public space is a pity (one evening we went to eat elsewhere just so as to be able to eat somewhere in comfort with air conditioning). There were 2 fans available for the dining pavilion but they're largely ineffective for the whole space; small though it is. The reception pavilion is also a heat-trap that at this time of year isn't very welcoming: this is a good hotel but to be a great one it needs to think about guest comfort in the hot season. I recommend the management. Consider addressing this issue should be their next investment step.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 24 rooms boutique hotel.Hotel - Blue Bird Bagan is located in the peaceful village of New Bagan, where traditional lifestyles are still the norm. Specialized services and full facilities designed to meet the individual needs.Comtemporary, well-appointed 40 sqm. room showcasing fine Myanmar handcrafted pieces, custom-made furniture and lighting. The combination of a mattress and featherbed offers your sleep to a unique experience. Luxurious 12 sqm bathroom features waterfall shower, handcrafted mosaic mirror & spacious wardrobe. The Hotel Facilities are privatised exclusively for our Hotel Guests. We do not accept Walk-In Inspection for the privacy of our Hotel Guests. ... more less
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