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“old fashion hotel but value for money”

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The Hotel Bagan Umbra
Ranked #13 of 46 Hotels in Bagan
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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49 reviews
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“old fashion hotel but value for money”
Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

this hotel allow early check in during low season, which is a good point as the night bus usually arrived too early in the morning (my bus arrived at bagan at 0230). Hotel's decoration is old fashion, have a feeling of 90s. Room is old but overall clean. staffs are helpful. breakfast is not so fantastic but acceptable.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Aracaju, Brazil
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2014

The Hotel has a good location, with easy access to the main attractions (by bike) and with good restaurants in the sorroundings. The staff is nice and the breakfast has a good variety. The major problem was the bathroom, that was disgusting.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Location is great and they hire bicycles and e-bikes (electric bikes) to you for a nominal fee. The staff here were very helpful in helping me book a flight from Bagan to Yangon, and a taxi to get to the airport as well.
Room itself was basic but had everything we needed - let's be honest you will be spending most of your time exploring the amazing temples surrounding the area.
The included breakfast was pretty straight forward but a good start to the day.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

I strongly recommend anyone visiting Bagan during the hot season to get a hotel with a pool! (if you thought the rest of Myanmar was hot, wait until you arrive here..) The Bagan Umbra is a great place to stay. We got a fairly cheap deal through Agoda, so we were happy anyway. We loved the pool and the breakfast. The staff is very friendly. There's AC, wifi and hot water. The staff will bring you fresh towels whenever you ask for it (or even if you don't ask for it) You can rent bicycles and e-bikes and discover the beautiful Bagan very easily from here. After check out time I could still spend the afternoon here and swim and wait for my 8pm night bus. Great place!

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Lovely pool, although not enough chairs and loungers. This will be a big problem when the new building is finished with many more rooms. The standard rooms were run down, although large enough and the impression gained was that nobody was interested in them as new rooms being built. Staff pleasant but spoke little English and not up to date on means of transport apart from expensive taxis. Breakfast was brilliant - tea and real coffee, even plastic cheese slices (which were like manna from heaven after 3 weeks cheese starvation). Omeletes etc and pancakes cooked to order and a good buffet.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Nice rooms - especially the Superior and Deluxe, which are spacious and with a/c. Good selection at the buffet breakfast which is served in the outside garden area. Lovely pool which is great to use after a day sightseeing. There is Wifi, but like almost all places in Myanmar is unreliable and very slow when it works.
They rent bikes and electric bikes at good prices. They can also arrange horse & cart, or onward buses if needed. The only downside was they tried to charge us for the pickup which they hadn't mentioned in the email, or at check-in, but they didnt charge us once we pointed this out.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2014

They've got the best offer compare to their price! Friendly and helpful staffs, great location, reasonable price, very nice atmosphere with the pool and clean rooms! Their wifi not so strong but who cares it's a holiday! Then what else you need!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Hotel Bagan Umbra

Property: The Hotel Bagan Umbra
Address: Nyaung U Main Road | Wet-Kyi-Inn Village, Nyaung U Township, Mandalay Province, Myanmar, Bagan 05231, Myanmar (Formerly Golden Express Hotel (Bagan-Nyaung U))
Region: Myanmar > Mandalay Region > Bagan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 46 Hotels in Bagan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Hotel Bagan Umbra 3*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Umbra Bagan is located at Wet Kyi Inn village, mid-way between Old Bagan and the City Nyaung U. Old Bagan is one of the most significant archeological sites in the world which rose to glory as capital of the First Kingdom of Myanmar in the 11th century. The Hotel Umbra Bagan is closer to major tourist attractions like the famous Shwezi Gon Pagoda and Anandar Temple. The beauty of ancient Bagan can be seen early in the morning and be explored simply from the hotel's doorstep. After guests spend the day biking around pagoda in heat and dust they can enjoy our two swimming pools. Also the Hotel Umbra Bagan offers a pleasant quiet surrounding at night with its 5 acres of beautifully landscaped garden. ... more   less 
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