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The Hotel at Tharabar Gate
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Reviewed 30 December 2012

The hotel layout is a series of "open" buildings and the hotel rooms are located in many small buildings. The rooms are large, clean, well designed and opening on to beautiful gardens. There is a swimming pool for use by guests. Free wireless Internet is available in the lounge area. The breakfast is lovely with a great selection of food but the evening menu is limited and only ok. There is a restaurant next door but this was disappointing. Easily accessible to Bagan sites.

Room Tip: A large complex, ask for a room furthest from the reception if you want some thing very tranquil.
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank GlobeTrotterSing
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Reviewed 30 December 2012 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel in dec, 2012. It is easily the best hotel we had on our Myanmar trip. It is composed of many villas. The villa itself is large with high ceilings. The pool area was nice and relaxing. The hotel set tables around the pool for dinner. It looked fairy tale-ish at night with the colorful lanterns hanging on the tree and the flickering candle lights.
There is wifi at the hotel although it is kink of slow.
I definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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1  Thank weichem
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Reviewed 28 December 2012

It was quite hard deciding on which hotel to stay at when visiting Bagan. I am so glad that I picked the Hotel @ Tharabar Gate. The location of this hotel is perfect - across the road from one of the best preserved temples, the Ananda Pagoda and a short walk to many more. Then, with the use of the hotel bikes you can easily visit most of the other temples you'll want to see. Another plus of the hotel is the lovely pool area where it's nice to relax in between temple visits.

The reception area is in a nice open sided pagoda with lots of teak wood. Walking through reception you go down to the restaurant, terrace (where there was a small bar where guests gathered before dinner) and pool area which then led to the rooms.

We had a superior room (no# 302) which was very spacious although quire sparsely decorated. There was lots of nice wood, a desk, chair and big bed, changing area and small bathroom, which was a little dated but certainly had character.

The buffet breakfast was extensive and the evening meal we had there was very nice, washed down with some local Burmese wine. Across the road were a couple of good places to eat. The Moon Vegetarian was popular because it's in the Lonely Planet Guide; the food was good but, we much preferred the vegetarian food at the Yar Pyi which is a family affair where you can hear the food being prepared and cooked in the back. The family were so lovely and the fact that everything was made to order (certainly with lots of love) made it a place we went to a few times. It was just a good job the restaurant wasn't full (thank you Lonely Planet for not featuring it!) as with one woman doing the cooking you could wait a while. The other restaurant we tried was Star Beam, which again produced some really nice food. None of these restaurants serve alcohol as they are not allowed due to their proximity to the temples.

The highlight of our stay in Bagan was most definitely our Balloons over Bagan trip which we did on my birthday and certainly made the day very special. You get picked up in an Old Chevrolet coach which chugs its way to the take-off area. There you are greeted with cafetiere coffee and biscuits. The pilots are all British and the balloons made in Bristol (which gives you lots of confidence) and the other staff are all local which is great. After a safety briefing you clamber in to the basket and are quickly taken up over the temples - this really is the way to see the scale of the area. I have to say, as the sun rises and you glide effortlessly over the temples it really is spectacular. When you land you'll be met by lots of children trying to sell you something but, you have a little area cornered off to sit and enjoy your champagne (a very drinkable rose) and nibble on croissants and banana bread - a very civilised end to a truly memorable experience.

We had a very nice stay at the Hotel @ Tharabar Gate and would definitely recommend it. Make sure you take a torch with you when visiting the temples as many have wonderful paintings inside but no light!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank LesleyAnn44
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Reviewed 25 December 2012

If you don't care about not having a river view this is a very good option. Go for a deluxe room because these rooms have a nice terrace and if you like to have sun during your siësta, ask for the rooms in block 5 , 6, 7. We had 605 and had sun and shadow and a view of one of the pagode 's !! The room was spacious, clean and with a lot of small attentions like fruits, sweets, water etc. The well kept gardens surround rooms and buildings. The staff is friendly and helpful.
For a 3star hotel the service, location and infrastucture is very good. The fact that it looks a little bit dated adds to a " colonial " feeling. Breakfast buffet is good but we found the food in the restaurant not in a good relation price/quality. You can look for better options not far from the hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for "de luxe" category
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Freddy V
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Reviewed 22 December 2012

Stayed her for three nights in late November while on a Kuoni Myanmar tour in room 904. Whole hotel is on ground level just a couple of hundred yards from the Ananda Temple. Winding walkways lead to the rooms that are spacious and clean. Very attentive staff, and everyone greets with a smile. All bathroom toiletries provided as well as bath robes and slippers. Tea and coffee facilities provided.
Excellent food at reasonable prices, especially the bar snacks at lunchtime. Good air-conditioning. Our room also had a small paved area at the back with lots of vegetation around and two loungers.
Pool area was extremely pleasant to sit around with plenty of shade, cushions and towels provided by attendant. Dinner was of good quality served outside under the trees-much better than in a dining room. Good local red wine at around $25 a bottle.
Were woken at 4.30 one morning by some form of celebration or festival that evidently required high volume music to be played, but leaving that aside, if ever a hotel needed reclassifying to be a 4-Star at least, this is it.
Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Try to get a room as far away from the road as possible
  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Alan H
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