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“Chill at the Bagan Thande”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Thande Hotel Bagan

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Thande Hotel Bagan
Ranked #7 of 46 Hotels in Bagan
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London, United Kingdom
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“Chill at the Bagan Thande”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2013

Set in a mature shady garden on the river bank. Smiling and helpful staff. Dine under a cluster of enormous Acacia trees. Excellent breakfast buffet, but a limited choice of Asian dishes for other meals. We had 3 nights in a very comfortable Deluxe River View room with piles of space and a terrace from which we could watch the comings and goings on the river as well as the sun setting. Lovely pool, hardly used as everyone is out temple hopping..

Room Tip: De luxe riverview rooms an indulgence and worth it. These are shown in the main picture with water...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Derby, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2013

The reason we liked the hotel was a combination of a number of things - we had a riverside bungalow with a view straight across the Ayerawady River, the grounds were well kept, breakfast was good (it was nice to eat outside under the acacia tree) and the hotel had a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere - we stayed here after staying in the centre of Mandalay and the contrast was stark. The room was OK; big bathroom with separate bath and shower, and comfortable bed.
We didn't eat in the hotel, we rarely do, but I took one look at the menu and decided I could eat out in Old Bagan for about a 1/3 of their prices and also not have to endure the puppet show!

Room Tip: I'm glad we stayed in the riverside bungalows. I guess they cost more but the views are great.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Santa Rosa, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2013

This was a nice place. Kinda reminded me of summer camp. Each room had a front porch with chairs, and blinds that you could pull down if too sunny.
The rooms were clean, simple, and nothing fancy, but nice enough.
They had music playing until 10:00 pm, so if you want sleep, ask for a room away from the dining area, preferably, with a river view.

Room Tip: Book a room with a river view.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2013

We were 2 days and 2 nights at the Bagan Thande and were given a quad cottage, cluster of 4 units with a neat little verandah! The room we were in was huge and with beautifully white and clean sheets. The bathroom could do with an update thought. Its grounds were well kept, with manicured green grass and gardens. The location is superb, so close to the temple site, and just next to the river.
The swimming pool was a welcome change, where one can unwind after a morning of temple visits...rest and reading under the cool shades.
The wifi almost does not work at certain times of the day.I wish they can improve on this.
We had 2 early mornings of travel, and I am impressed as they were all already ready to feed us by 6.00 a.m. and most mornings were coolish! Decent buffet breakfast, al fresco, which makes the morning wake ups more bearable.
Staff v helpful indeed. Often they are ready with your room keys as you stepped out of your car!! That is real service.
Would love to return to Bagan and this lovely small garden hotel, all except for the Prince of Wales's special house, are single storey.

Room Tip: If you can afford some extras, choose the room at the river level, overlooking the river!!
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Swaffham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2013

Yes, the location on the banks of the Irrawaddy River is stunning. Not much else is. The river view chalets are good enough with large bathrooms and plenty of space. Like everywhere in Burma, lighting is weak in the rooms.

The restaurant has such a great situation under the huge Acacias that it is a pity the food is so average and overpriced with menus better suited to BurgerKing. Best to eat out in the evenings and avoid the daily puppet show.

I also stayed here a year earlier and decided to return because of the location. Since then, they have made a bit of an effort to spruce the place up, the results of which are almost noticeable.

Room Tip: Get a river view room even though they are more expensive. The sunsets over the river are lovely.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Tallinn, Estonia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2013

We stayed one night end of Dec, standard room no1024 overlooking garden. 110usd, I would say 50 or 60 should be reasonable.
Deluxe riverside rooms can be noisy as boat traffic starts early morning. But otherwise view was nice.
It was spacious room, poorly lit, one bulb in the ceiling. Old fashioned bathroom, where you can find: shampoo, soap, bath gel, comb, toothbrush+paste.
poolside relaxing (till children came :)), sunbeds with mattress, towels provided (sometimes with flower, nice touch).
Laundry+ 1 usd a piece. given before 10 am return same day.

taxi to new Bagan 6000 Ks, short ride (although they might tell its very far 45min- this is not true).
Best to go around bagan is the bike- easiest, fastest, most convenient and cheapest. can stop where and how long you like, distances are short. We are both sporty and fit and I think from NB to old B was ca 15 min if to go direct, but we stopped various pagodas on the way..
We hired the bike outside of the hotel, paid 2500 Ks for a 24h. Price range 2000-4000 Ks.
Horse cart was jumpy and very slow

most of roads a dirt/sand- be prepare that everything is dusty. White clothes can leave home :)

Recommend place to eat: the Moon (be kind to animals), vegetarian, tasty and good service, nice atmosphere, cheap. Can walk from hotel, ca 20 min, note: evening pitch dark,need a torch if walking.

I have added pic of the room and pool area to the review, so you can see how does it look like.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2013

I didn't stay as the hotel was full, but did go for lunch one day. The view over the river was very nice, we enjoyed the food and the tranquility sitting in the shade of huge trees. Very nice experience. Rooms look nice from outside, nice garden. Good place to relax.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Thande Hotel Bagan
Address: Old Bagan, Bagan, Myanmar
Region: Myanmar > Mandalay Region > Bagan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Bagan
#8 Romantic Hotel in Bagan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Thande Hotel Bagan 3*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have airport transportation service upon request and have internet access as well and free wifi at lobby area though we charge if the guest uses our hotel computer. ... more   less 
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