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Your best bet in Thaton

381 Hospital St, Thaton T: (057) 40036 

Blue Cloud Guesthouse

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A short walk from the main highway and market area down a quiet side street, Blue Cloud is probably your best bet for accommodation in little Thaton.

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The building is somewhat deceptive in that the exterior is that of a modern, pink-painted two-storey concrete house, yet the dimly lit interior with varnished wooden floors seems to wind on and on. While the friendly owner did speak some English, as with the town in general, they’re not really geared for foreign visitors at present. It’s called a guesthouse due to low prices, so forget any images of info and map-coated communal areas or taxi tour touts in the lobby.

The rooms are clean and comfortable and while we didn’t note the local rates the foreigner prices seem slightly high. Still, $15 isn’t so bad for Burma even if the rooms are on the small size and don’t come with attached bathrooms. The air-con options at $35 seemed even more over the odds at first, but again they’re clean and comfortable, and substantially larger than the small fan-cooled versions. They also come with three beds in which case as a triple or family room the rates are reasonable enough. Both the simply furnished rooms and communal bathrooms are clean and well looked after. A simple breakfast is included.

The Myanmar Thmey Restaurant is directly opposite and the Free Style Cafe is just a few doors down, and the guesthouse is just a couple of minutes’ walk from the main highway, market and bus stops. It’s a popular spot, being clean and well located -- let’s face it because there’s not a great choice in town either. It’s probably worth giving them a call if you’re planning on staying a night to be sure of a room.

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Walk-in rates at Blue Cloud Guesthouse

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Standard double room
Fan-cooled, share bathroom.
Superior double room
Air-con, with three beds, attached bathroom.
Room: Standard double room, low season: US$15, high season US$15. Notes: Fan-cooled, share bathroom.
Room: Superior double room, low season: US$35, high season US$35. Notes: Air-con, with three beds, attached bathroom.

Where is Blue Cloud Guesthouse

Blue Cloud Guesthouse
381 Hospital St, Thaton
T: (057) 40036 
Coordinates (for GPS): 97º22'8.61" E, 16º55'5.4" N
Room rates: Under US$20

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