Top 6 Hotels in Bagan

Find the best value hotels in Bagan

Nyuang U, New Bagan, and Old Bagan are the three major areas and each of them boasts for various choices for hotels of all budgets. Learn how to choose the right place to stay.


Where to Stay in Bagan ...

  • New Bagan, Old Bagan, and Nyuang U, namely the new town, pagoda complex and vibrant villages, the best option is always Old Bagan.
  • The entire pagoda complex is under protection and those hotels by the edge always are popular due to inspiring views.
  • More boutique hotels and a swimming pool is a must as Bagan is hot and dry nearly always.
  • Not so many dining options or nightlife in Old Bagan and we suggest hotels with more than one dining venue and some activities, to solve that downside.

Top 6 Hotels & What to Expect

The number of hotels keeps growing, so does the number of travelers. Narrowing down the best hotels in Bagan to just 6 is not easy.  Hoteliers in Bagan nearly all go the extra mile, making Bagan's hotels much more than a room and a base. These choices will have a good location, great service, plus an awesome view.

1. All-Time: Thande - River Views, Nice Rooms & Services

It is definitely not the fanciest hotel in Old Bagan but we would totally give it up to the gorgeous view of the Irrawaddy River. Bagan Thande Hotel is situated by the riverbank and only a few minutes of riding (or less than 20 minutes of walking) to the famous Ananda Pagoda. All units are built in hardwood on flat bungalows. Moderately-sized rooms with balcony, outdoor dining place, and experienced staff, providing a decent impression first-timers to Bagan.

Gatsby's Room of Choice: Deluxe Room with River View
Address: Near Archeological Museum, Old Bagan, Old Bagan, 11221 Bagan, Myanmar
Website: Thande Hotel Bagan

2. Deluxe: Aureum - Quiet & Stylish, Awesome Pool & Spa

The Singapore-managed brand Aureum Palace is well-known for their artful taste in decoration and upmarket services covering fine dining and spa centers. For travelers who'd like a slice of Bagan's charm with modern comfort, their well-appointed rooms and personal services promise a memorable stay. After a day in Bagan, chill out by its infinity pool towards the illuminated pagodas and feast on their delicate cuisine. A private dinner with a backdrop of red brick temples and traditional Burmese dance and music can be quite a special experience.

Gatsby's Room of Choice: Jasmine Orchid Lake View Villa
Address:Near Bagan Village Tower, Min Nanthu Village, Nyaung Oo, Old Bagan, 11111 Bagan, Myanmar
Website: Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort Bagan

3. Budget: Bagan Star - Big Rooms, Convenient Location

For a budget-friendly option, there is actually nothing to complaint about Bagan Star. This local-run 3-star hotel is located in a nice neighborhood with many restaurants and bars nearby; it's only 10 minutes away from Bagan's temples by car. Rooms are more spacious than other same-ranking hotels: modern facilities, private balcony, soft bed, and Burmese traditional art-fare decoration, which costs only USD40 per night year-round. Swimming pool, 1 on-site restaurant are sufficient enough; bike rental and tours of low prices can be arranged, too.

Gatsby's Room of Choice: Deluxe Room with Balcony
Address: Anawrahta Road Zayawaddy Quarter, Nyaung-U, Nyaung U, Bagan, Myanmar
Website: Bagan Star Hotel

4. Romantic: Amazing - Amazing Location, Rooms & Value

Yes you will be amazed. Amazing Bagan Resort is nestled in dense woods not far away from the archeological zone. Shwezigon Pagoda and Lemyethna Pagoda can be seen afar and it is only a 10-minute walk to the bustling Nyaung Oo Market. For a romantic escape to Bagan, Amazing Bagan Resort presents a stay in temple-inspired and tranquil setting, limited numbers of suites for couples ensure privacy and caring services. Make sure you require for their couples' special promotions that may include free massage, tours, special dinner, and other services (* Subject to hotel policy).

Gatsby's Room of Choice: Amazing Suite
Address: Bagan Nyaung Oo Golf Club compound, Nyaung U, 11861 Bagan, Myanmar
Website: Amazing Bagan Resort

5. Family: Bagan Lodge - New Bagan, Good Food & Room for 5

As Old Bagan is relatively lack of dining options, we'd recommend New Bagan for families. Most hotels here have rooms good for 3 to 4 persons, but if you are a big family, Bagan Lodge is the best bet second to none: family room accommodating up to 5, sperately situated flat that allows a quiet night, international fusion food, easy access to New Bagan's restaurants and local markets, and short ride to Old Bagan, add-on services at friendly prices grant make it a sweet home for you in the exotic land. Their special family offers include free airport transfers and shuttle services (* Subject to hotel policy).

Gatsby's Room of Choice: Suite - 2 single beds and 1 extra-large double bed, good for families of 4; extra-bed is available for the fifth guest
Address: Myat Lay Road, New Bagan, Nyaung Oo Township, New Bagan, 11132 Bagan, Myanmar
Website: Bagan Lodge

6. Photography: Tharabar Gate - Easiest Access & Quieter

A restful stay helps you better cope with the early morning sunrise shooting. Within 5 minutes of walking to the jewel of Bagan - Ananda Pagoda, The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate is a time-tested choice for those who would like to explore Bagan at the easiest pace possible. The hotel is wrapped up by big trees and very quiet, well away from the main streets. Some rooms come with gorgeous views of the nearby temples. Room prices are pretty friendly, especially for a longer stay.

Gatsby's Room of Choice: Deluxe Room
Address: Old Bagan, Nyaung Oo Township, Mandalay Division, Old Bagan, 05000 Bagan, Myanmar
Website: Mercure Yangon Kaba Aye

Discover Bagan in Your Own Way

Taking a hot air ballon flight in the morning or go for an ox-car ride at sunset? Whatever strikes your fancy is brimmed with Bagan's unique and timeless charm. A nice hotel would mean you are well-rested enough for more discoveries as there is so much to see. Shoot us an email if you need more information for Bagan hotels.

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