Bagan Umbra Hotel
Not a bad family option
What we say:
Bagan Umbra (previously Golden Express) is the last hotel on the Nyaung U to Old Bagan road until you get to the outskirts of Old Bagan a couple of kilometres further down the road. Rooms are in a series of longhouse-style blocks set a little bit back off the road. At the rear of the hotel is a medium-sized swimming pool, which significantly adds to the value of the hotel. Rooms are just ordinary; standards have badly scuffed walls and blistering/peeling paint, but they're of a reasonable size, with air-con throughout and WiFi on tap. All rates include breakfast. We only saw a standard room and while it's perhaps a little overpriced, once the pool and the breakfast are taken into account it isn't such a bad deal by Bagan standards. Staff are friendly and helpful. At this extremity of Wet Kyi Inn village, you're well positioned for the ruins and only a 10-minute bicycle ride back into the village. With plenty of rooms this is a good high season option and popular with families with kids due to the pool.
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Contact details:Main road, Wet Kyi Inn. T: (061) 60 034 F: (061) 60 379
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What we were quoted
|Type of room||Low season||High season||Notes|
|Standard - Double||30||30|
|Superior - Double||40||40|
Added to Travelfish on: 4th October, 2013
Last visited or updated on: 4th October, 2013
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Rated 3 out of 5
Based on 1 ratings and 1 reviews
Not a bad option
Stayed here for 4 nights, in a standard room, and found it to be acceptable, although pricey at $30 for a single. The buffet style breakfast was reasonable, and included both Myanmar style food and Western (eggs, pancakes, cereal and fresh fruit). The standard room was OK (not quite as scuffed as indicated above), and whilst I had a problem with the toilet, the staff fixed it immediately. Mattresses were slightly on the thin and hard side, but tolerable. Rooms had AC, a small desk and a fridge. Rooms were serviced every other day. I had pretty good WiFi in my room, but I was close to the reception area (#203). It might be a problem for rooms further back. The pool was something to look forward to after working up a sweat bicycling around the temples. I was surprised at how few people used it though. There were a good range of restaurants within easy walking distance. There are new buildings going up either side (possibly an extension of the hotel on one side) which means a bit of noise and extra traffic as builders form one side use the hotel entrance to access the site. This presumably won't last too long, and it wasn't really a problem anyhow.
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Bagan Umbra Hotel
Main road, Wet Kyi Inn.
T: (061) 60 034 F: (061) 60 379
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