Your only midrange option in Old Bagan
The Bagan Thande is the only hotel in the Old Bagan area that offers rooms for under $100 per night, and, viewed through that prism, their superior rooms are not bad value.
As is all the rage in Bagan, rooms are in a duplex cabin configuration with each cabin having four rooms. It struck as a confusing layout and keep your fingers crossed for quiet neighbours. The fit out is decent, though the TVs are old and the bathrooms could do with a good scrub. A freeform pool is on site. WiFi is only available in reception; it's $4 per hour for internet access at a desktop there. One good point with the superior rooms is that they are very close to the swimming pool. You'll also find on site a residence built for the Prince of Wales when he visited in 1922 -- sadly its style of construction has not been continued throughout the rest of the resort.
By Stuart McDonald
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.