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“Good for the rustic traveller”
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Royal Beach Motel
Ranked #16 of 18 Hotels in Ngapali
Singapore, Singapore
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“Good for the rustic traveller”
Reviewed 24 February 2012

My friend had been in Myanmar for about 5 days by the time we reached Ngapali and we were knackered. Looking to stay at the beach was paradisiac. We landed and the kind staff of RBM was there to greet us and drive us to our hotel. As all transportation in Myanmar is terrible, this was alright in comparison.

When we arrived at the resort, it was... rustic... very rustic. It was not only "old fashioned" and "simple" but also a bit rough around the edges on the cleanliness. I mean, I may be a bit OCD, but even my friend who is willing to go simple, she couldnt bare it either. We arrived in our room, it was just wood... Sounds nice? I know, I thought it would be but trust me, it was terrible. Everything was wood, dark wood. The room was badly lit with a neon light and there were bugs.

The beds were in decent shape with nets around them (which weren't too white but alright). The bathroom was horrible. It looked like a den. This was a trip with a friend and thats alright but I would definitely NOT recommend this for a romantic get away (i wouldn't have any encounters with my partner in a place like that!) nor with children as it isn't exactly safe (we were on the second floor). We were initially not given a lock to lock our room and we had to request for this and it was literally, a big lock which you latch onto the wood. The hotel restaurant lacks ambiance/atmosphere as it is playing loungy soapy music which makes you want to cut your wrists.

To make things worse, you expect to get away with a cheap price when you have such basic accommodation, but its pricey for what you get!

On a positive note however, the staff were absolutely lovely, the food was decent and the walk to the beach was less than 2 minutes.

Overall, stay here if you are comfortable with basic accommodations. We left after 1 night (we would've left sooner but felt guilty towards the staff) and immediately checked out when we woke up to go to Amata which we loved tremendously (see my review on Amata).

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

Ngapali Beach is expensive. Which doesn´t mean that the hotels here are of a high standard. the Royal Beach Motel is a good example for that. for 85 usd u get an upstairs room in a house of 4 rooms (means that you can hear your neighbours talk through the walls), facing the seaside. everything looks like a cheap (maybe 20-25 usd) beach bungalow in Thailand. And it lacks practically everything: no AC, no TV, no fridge/minibar, no room safe, no telephone, just an old fan and a moskito net. Also the already well known Naphthalene smell will enjoy your nostrils. The real plus is the super friendly and helpful crew, a balcony and the really good breakfast buffet (though u get just the same dishes every day).

my tip: stay at pleasant view resort in a gorgeous designed, perfectly equipped room for 120 usd [--] or visit the beaches of Thailand.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 March 2011

The Royal Beach Motel is a small hotel in a great location set back a few metres from Ngapali beach. There is just a small palm grove sheltering the hotel from the golden beach. Rooms are well appointed with hot water. No air-con but the sea breeze means that this is generally not needed. No TV since there is no electricity except during hours of darkness.

Good staff who interect well with guests. Buffet breakfast is served in restaurant overlooking the sea,

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 February 2009

This property offers very basic accomodation and is not for everyone. In truth, that can be said of the whole country. For two open-minded, experienced travellers on a tight budget, it proved perfect.

Ngapali beach is idyllic and uncrowded. It is one of the finest beach destinations in the Myanmar and boasts several well-spaced resort properties. The Royal Beach Club is the southernmost, furthest from the airport, and at $35/night, the least expensive from what we saw. For comparison, next door is the Amata Resort - a lovely property with the western amenities and prices to match ($125 to $400).

You have to forego many usual comforts to save so much. The Royal Beach has no pool, gym, tennis court, bar, evening show tv/radio, phone or hot running water. Oh yes, like most of the country, electricity is not allways available.

Staff are friendly and helpful. On request, hot water can be brought to the rooms, but we didn't learn that until our last day. Breakfast is provided, buffet-style each morning. Other meals are available at extra charge at the hotel restaurant, other resorts, or at a number of private operations a short walk from the property. We found the food very good, for Myanmar (not a gastronomic destination!).

There's not a lot to do here. We explored the nearby Jade Taw fishing village (be cautious renting a bicycle - I lost a pedal miles into the journey), walked the shoreline regularly, enjoyed the company of a diverse international clientelle and read a lot. That's just what we needed after weeks of intensive, self-directed exploration.

if you'd like a more complete discussion of our stay there, you are invited to view our travel notes at the link below. Look for the entry titled "R & R on Ngapali Beach" in the Myanmar - 2007 blog.

http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog/wasagadave/1/tpod.html

Stayed February 2007
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Property: Royal Beach Motel
Address: No. 146-148, 1st FL(R), 35th Street, Middle Block, Kyauktada Tsp, Yangon, Myanmar, Ngapali, Myanmar
Region: Myanmar > Rakhine State > Ngapali
Amenities:
Beach Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #16 of 18 Hotels in Ngapali
Hotel Class:2 star — Royal Beach Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 329

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