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Ruby True Hotel
Ranked #11 of 46 Hotels in Bagan
Certificate of Excellence
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Fantastic stay!”
Reviewed 3 November 2013

I stayed at the Ruby True for three nights in October 2013. The rooms are spacious, very clean and nicely decorated. The owner is incredibly friendly and kind and always ready to help with anything you need. The breakfast is large and very good. The restaurant also does dinner, which is tasty, although they don't really have Burmese food. The hotel is at the end of New Bagan, so a little far from some of the temples, but I had no problem getting around on a bike rented from the hotel. I got a really good deal on my room -- I think it was half price -- because it was the low season. Given the rates for mid-range hotels in the area, however, I think it's a good deal even at full price.

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Reviewed 29 October 2013

The room I had ("superior") was really good, spacious and clean, the staff was generally very helpful, the breakfasts were copious (and good), so I have only positive things to report about the place.

They allowed me to have a shower after I had checked out and I had the opportunity to see a standard room. I do not know the price difference between the two but I would probably advise you to go for the superior ones, they will probably be worth the difference, especially if you can get a "promotion" on one of the booking websites...

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

Despite it being at the end of New Bagan, it should not be overlooked. Comparing to almost all the other hotels, you get the same quality for a very decent price (paid 30€/night double room, through Agoda booking a day before).
The hotel is bungalow-based, very comfortable and clean, in absolutely quiet garden surroundings. To be fair, the only faults of this hotel is the 5-8 minute walking distance to main road, the lack of a swimming pool and continental breakfast - that's right, noodles/rice in the morning. The rest is perfect, they tookcare of all the rentals for you and even booked us our bus to Inle lake. The manager speaks very good English and is very friendly and caring (she was super worried one night we left to on our e-bikes ;) ).
Would definitely reccomend this place

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Alcobendas, Spain
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Can not find a better quality/price worth hotel in Bagan. The staff is just incredible helpful including a great management. Since the first moment I arrive in the hotel I feel totally at home. Any doubt, even if not doubts, the staff wanna help you in anything you need. really impressed with the kindness of all the staff including the manager. She is just GREAT willing to help and trying to make your trip comfortable.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

A true, true gem! This was was my first visit to Myanmar and I was really impressed with the hospitality of the Burmese people in general. Upon arrival to the hotel we were greeted with a cold towel, a cold drink, and flowers! The location of the hotel is great, it is right off a main road so there is very little traffic. The setting is completely relaxing with beautiful gardens and semi-detached bungalows. Their beds and pillow were soooooooooo comfortable that it was hard to wake up at times. The staff is absolutely amazing, the rooms are impeccable, and the food at their restaurant is quite tasty. The hotel staff arranged for an electric bike rental to tour the temples, they helped me book a last minute flight to Mandalay, and arranged for a taxi to the airport.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

I return to Ruby True every year. It's so in keeping with the spirit of Bagan: quiet location, semi-detached bungalows midst gardens and, most important, the most friendly and helpful staff imaginable. When I've gone there with a group of people and when one is sick, the caring nature of the staff becomes most evident; anyone needing extra attention is so well taken care of.
This hotel has the ability to keep its staff for years and years; they radiate a sense of family.
While Bagan itself is a treasure trove of Burmese history and Buddhist devotion, Ruby True provides the connection to living Burmese and their capacity for true hospitality. I wouldn't think of staying anyplace else in Bagan.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

We stayed for 3nights as we were really looked after whilst enjoying our trip in Bagan. As it was low season, we were practically the only people there so the review could be a bit biased. The lady manager was very helpful, spoke good English and attended to us very well. The staff were all friendly and nothing was too hard. The rooms with their verandahs were clean and all the mod cons were there . The surroundings were very pleasant and the petrified wood lining the pathways were fascinating! Laundry was at a reasonable price - done in a day. Breakfast was simple - we had omelette, toasts , fruit and tea/coffee. It was nice coming back to the hotel after a hot and long day sightseeing to be greeted by the staff with face towels! As we were travelling with a car and driver, this location in New Bagan was perfect as it was quiet . Will definitely stay again .

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ruby True Hotel
Address: Myat Lay Road | New Bagan, Bagan, Myanmar
Region: Myanmar > Mandalay Region > Bagan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #11 of 46 Hotels in Bagan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Ruby True Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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