Central but quiet
One of New Park’s best selling points is its location down a side lane off Restaurant Row, so it’s quiet but only a stone’s throw from all the cafes and restaurants.
The large compound is tucked behind a spectacular old acacia tree, with rooms arranged in low, long blocks on either side of a pale green chapel-style reception building plus a yard with plants, more than a garden as such.
Rooms come with pleasant little private verandas and the interiors are spacious. They are grouped in standard, something called junior superior and superior, though we couldn’t see a lot of difference between them. Some balconies do come with better views though, so perhaps steal a look before choosing a room if at all possible. All are air-con, with ensuite bathrooms with hot showers, minibars and WiFi. While plain and functional, they are also clean and tidy.
The cheapest rooms are in the oldest block and most expensive in the newest, where the decor is a bit sharper and bathrooms better. The hotel’s been around for 20 years and some of the older parts have seen better days, but all in all this is definitely one of Bagan’s better offerings in the flashpacker range, particularly given the location.
A good level of English is spoken by the helpful staff, and loads of travel information is available in reception. A pleasant restaurant lies to one side with outdoor seating for dry season breakfasts.
Address: Thiri Pyitsaya 4 St, Nyaung U
T: (061) 60322; (061) 60484;
Coordinates (for GPS): 94º54'6.19" E, 21º11'31.52" N
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Room rates: US$20 to $40
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||US$25||US$30|
|Superior double room||US$35||US$40|
|Deluxe double room||US$40||US$50|
Based in Chiang Mai, Mark Ord has been travelling Southeast Asia for over two decades and first crossed paths with Travelfish on Ko Lipe in the early 1990s.
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