Where to stay in Bagan, Myanmar? Thazin garden Hotel, that’s where

I chose the Thazin Garden Hotel in Bagan, Myanmar for one reason and one reason only.

Myanmar_Thazin Garden Hotel_3960They 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?

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The mood was instantly set on arrival by the sparkly sign in reception wishing us a Merry Christmas. In February.

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Courteous check in staff, wreathed in smiles.

Lovely welcome – “Sweet welcome to fairy land of wonders”:

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But for the record let it be said that the hotel is most definitely not a gastronomic hotspot.

The buffet breakfast was OK, nothing more, nothing less, with charming if erratic service.Myanmar_Thazin Garden Hotel_4043

We had one lunch and one dinner there, and neither was memorable in any way.  Nothing wrong with the food – just ordinary.

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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.

Myanmar_Thazin Garden Hotel_4034Myanmar_Thazin Garden Hotel_4041Our room was large and well appointed, and the bathroom was fine.  Loads of storage space. A kettle.  A hair-dryer.

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Loved the room bell (below) a wooden bell outside which tinkled inside the room.

Myanmar_Thazin Garden Hotel_3933Nice balcony (below):

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Lovely pool, though still pretty cold in February.  Spotlessly clean, loads of pool towels.

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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.

Next time.Myanmar_Thazin Garden Hotel_3943And once again, that view…

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