I chose the Thazin Garden Hotel in Bagan, Myanmar for one reason and one reason only.
They have their very own 13th century pagoda in the hotel garden (with a pink Buddha) and that, to me, is a pretty fine reason, trumping just about everything else you may require in a hotel.My decision was the right one.
The hotel is delightful, with a view to die for, it is well located, sensationally quiet and peaceful, the staff could not have been sweeter, and once they get the F & B up to scratch, Thazin Garden Hotel will be unbeatable.
And, by the way, there is not one but at least 4 pagodas scattered around the property and the main one has a pink Buddha, and how perfect is that?
The mood was instantly set on arrival by the sparkly sign in reception wishing us a Merry Christmas. In February.
Courteous check in staff, wreathed in smiles.
Lovely welcome – “Sweet welcome to fairy land of wonders”:
But for the record let it be said that the hotel is most definitely not a gastronomic hotspot.
We had one lunch and one dinner there, and neither was memorable in any way. Nothing wrong with the food – just ordinary.
Don’t miss the nooodles, which are 500 kyat cheaper than the conventionally spelled noodles 🙂
We had rooms overlooking the pagoda – and it was a view I never tired of.
Loved the room bell (below) a wooden bell outside which tinkled inside the room.
Lovely pool, though still pretty cold in February. Spotlessly clean, loads of pool towels.
I booked through Agoda.com so you should check similar booking sites online for rates and prices.
Personally recommended for brilliant location, lovely staff and That View – with the caveat that the food is only so-so.
We paid our own bills and I did not tell anyone in the hotel that I blog or review.
I so wanted to buy some of these delightful statues outside the spa, but they were way too heavy.