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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.

Travelfish says:

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.

A lovely respite from the heat. : Mark Ord.
A lovely respite from the heat. Photo: Mark Ord

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 attention to detail is appealing. : Mark Ord.
The attention to detail is appealing. Photo: Mark Ord

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.

Contact details for Oasis

Address: Anawyahta Rd, Nyaung U
T: (061) 60923;  F: (061) 60923  
Email: rsvn@oasishotelbagan.com
Web: http://www.oasishotelbagan.com
Coordinates (for GPS): 94º54'18.66" E, 21º11'38.56" N
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Room rates: US$40 to $100

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Superior double room US$60 US$80
Deluxe double room
New deluxe: $80/$120
US$70 US$100

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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.

From US$35

Provided by Travelfish partner Agoda.

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