Classy spot, awkward location
Hpa-an–Mawlamyine Rd (near Than Lwin Bridge), Hpa-an T: (058) 22556-8, (098) 700 100, (098) 700 200 F: (058) 22556
Resort-style Zwegabin Hotel looks great from the outside, with spacious chalets set in a park-like garden, and this carries through inside to the clean, well-appointed and airy rooms.
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Our main gripe is its location.
While it does have a splendid view of its namesake mountain, there does happen to be the main Hpa-An–Mawlamyine highway right in front of the resort, plus it's around four kilometres out of town, so unless you have transport this is a major drawback.
The grounds are well maintained and set against a limestone crag backdrop while the restaurant area -- thankfully out of sight of the main road -- has outdoor tables beside a small lily pond. It's very attractive, as are chalet interiors, with clean white walls and plenty of varnished wood. Facilities are as you’d expect in this price range. There’s a choice of individual chalets or slightly cheaper rooms in a two-storey block towards the rear. The latter are equally well-appointed but lack the private balconies of the former. Deluxes are front row, so they have a view across to the mountain, but that’s of course beyond the busy highway. Breakfast is included.
By Mark Ord
Last updated on 19th June, 2016.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Extra Bed, low season: US$20, high season US$20. Notes:
Room: Superior double room, low season: US$70, high season US$70. Notes: Excludes 15% tax.
Room: Deluxe bungalow, low season: US$80, high season US$80. Notes: Excludes 15% tax. Up to $90.
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