Our fave in Bagan
With its lush garden and pool set amid Nyaung U’s dusty streets, 19-room Oasis really does live up to its name, offering excellent rooms in delightful surrounds.
Oasis' narrow garden runs back off the road, then a frangipani-studded lawn lies on one side with rooms on the other. At the rear of the garden is a small but cute swimming pool, fringed by loungers and parasols.
Rooms are in one-storey, mustard-coloured blocks complete with traditional style wood-tiled roofs. Interiors are large and come with all the standard amenities, including flatscreen TV, WiFi, air-con, hot showers and crisp linen over semi-firm beds. Decor is simple and uncluttered. Deluxe rooms have larger beds and rooms, with slightly more attention to decoration; they are also closer to the pool.
Our only slight issue with the rooms is that there’s not enough space for balconies, and deluxe rooms are very close to the pool so noise might be an issue. Superior may be a quieter option.
The restaurant is also very tastefully finished with a stone-tiled floor, comfortable wooden seating and plenty of orchids. As is the norm in Bagan, staff are friendly and helpful.
The location is good: It's set a little way down Anawrahta Road and a 10-minute walk to either the market or Restaurant Row. Their low season rates are very reasonable and they did inform us substantial discounts are available through online booking sites like Agoda and Booking. While we found the high season rates a bit steep, Oasis’s popularity, and its small number of rooms, means you’ll be lucky to snare one during that period anyway unless you’ve booked well in advance. This is a charming spot and we wouldn’t look any further if this is your pricepoint.
By Mark Ord
Last updated on 11th September, 2016.