Last year I stayed for a few nights at the Manisanda Hotel in Bagan, Myanmar, having chosen the hotel solely on the strength of its roof terrace.
According to online reviews, the view of the morning hot air balloon flight was supposed to be excellent from the terrace, and as everything else sounded absolutely fine as well, the decision was made.
And it was a great choice.
The view of the balloon flight over the hotel was, indeed, smashing & well worth waking up in the chill pre-dawn and standing on the terrace watching the sunrise:
Breakfast is served on the terrace – it is a perfectly adequate breakfast, with good coffee, a must for me – but everyone is actually more focused on the amazing sight overhead:
The hotel is in a lovely, quiet location (but within walking distance of an electric bike rental shop, which we used):
We had originally booked a room for 3, but even though one of our group dropped out, we were still given a nice, big room. Super clean, fab big bathroom:
Other than breakfast, we didn’t eat other meals at the hotel – we were out exploring, so I can’t honestly comment on the restaurant.
The staff at reception could not have been more charming or helpful, and our stay was a delight.
We paid our own way, and no-one at the hotel knew that I blogged and wrote reviews.
And, once again, that breathtaking breakfast view:
Address: Corner of 7th Street x Hnin Si Street, Kyansitthar Quarter, New Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
Phone: +95 61 65 437