It was early morning when we arrived in Bagan, Myanmar by night bus all the way from Yangon. The sun was still below the horizon and after we checked into the Bagan View Hotel, we went straight up to the roof where we saw that this hotel really lives up to its name. Bagan is famous for its old temples and pagodas and for the hot air balloons that rise together with the sun, which makes it a magical place. From the roof of the Bagan View Hotel, you can witness all of this while enjoying your breakfast!
The Bagan View Hotel is located in New Bagan. There are old temples and pagodas everywhere in the area, so you never have to travel long to find one. They offer various accommodation options: double rooms, family rooms, deluxe twin rooms and beds in a mixed dormitory room. We stayed in one of the spacious double rooms for 2 nights, and we really enjoyed our stay here!
As we said, we arrived early morning by night bus around 5.30 AM. Our plan was to drop off our luggage, explore the area and to come back when we could check in, but they told us that we could enjoy the rooftop views and even have some breakfast, so that’s what we did first. Soon after breakfast, the friendly staff informed us that our room was already cleaned and ready to use. This was absolutely great! The broken night in the bumpy bus worn us out so you can imagine how good it felt when we jumped into bed.
As soon as we entered the room we were amazed by the spacious room. Wow, we could spread out all our luggage and we would still be able to walk around 😛 The bed was so comfy, and it didn’t take long for us to check that out. The room was filled with light coming through the windows, it was clean and had a minibar and a nice bathroom. The aircon was a welcome friend to prevent us from sweating all day.
The best feature of the Bagan View Hotel must be the rooftop with a terrace and restaurant where breakfast is served. There is free wifi and in the lobby is a tour desk which can help you book your tours, activities, and transportation. On the opposite of the hotel, you can rent E-bikes, electric motorbikes to explore Bagan. Tourists are not allowed to use the normal motorbikes in Bagan but the E-bikes are just as easy. You can also rent a bicycle at the hotel.
Every morning at the rooftop they serve a wide variety of breakfast. There is so much choice: croissants, toast, pancake, rice, fried vegetables, fresh fruit, eggs, cereal and more! It starts already really early in the morning and lasts till 10 am, which is later than most hotels we stayed at in Myanmar.
The temples of Bagan are located between Old Bagan, New Bagan, and Nyaung-U. Bagan View Hotel is located in New Bagan which is a perfect location to explore all these temples and pagodas. The best way is to rent an e-bike and find your way with the maps.me-app via the little dirt roads to all these amazing old buildings. An e-bike can bring you in 10 minutes to Old Bagan and about 20 minutes to the other end of the temple area in Nyaung-U.
View from the hotel
We had an amazing stay at the Bagan View hotel. The great service, clean spacious rooms and the perfect view from the roof made our stay one to remember! We would definitely recommend this hotel to you.
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