Eden Motel 2 is in a good location on the opposite side of street to Eden Motel, in Nyaung U (Bagan), which is where you have to go for breakfast, close to some Markets, Internet Cafes and shops.
The staff here were very friendly and helpful, and the rooms are a good size. But the BIG BIG plus is the rooms at Eden 2 come with a bath. After 10 days of walking walking, Bus trip more walking and travelling overnight sitting up in a train from Mandalay, this was an unbelievable luxury.
I met up with some friends in Began who were staying at a different Guest House, and the conversation went something likre this....FRIENDS "Our G/H has got this and our room has that etc' etc"........ME "i've got a bath".......FRIENDS "can we come over".......i was almighty but i was generous.
In Yangon, I have stayed at Kandowgyi Palace Hotel, Park Royal Hotel, Thamadaw Hotel, Halpin Hotel, Excel treasure Hotel and Yuzana Gardens Hotel. On this July 2007 visit once again i am in yuzana, being the only guest for the first three days and tonight on 7th a small group of australians have checked in
We were our last two days in Ngapali beach, and there we decided to stay in Ngapali beach hotel it is more expensive hotel them those we stayed before. But it was worth to stay there,
our bungalow separate from sea some 50-70 meters of white sand beach, and line of palm's treas. Inside, bungalow was very spacious and good furniture, there is good restaurant, and near hotel where several restaurants with good sea food choice.
In Inle Lake we stayed in Hupin hotel cottages that were entirely built from teak wood. There are spacious living room bathroom, and veranda open to the lake.
Cottages staing on stilts on the lake shore.
Quite a few hotels/guesthouses in Burma are not open to burmese. They only want westerners. There are a few reasons for this but the most important one is that western tourists pay with dollars. Something they cannot ask from a burmese. They'll claim it has to do with taxes and so on but i've checked this in hotels where burmese can stay and there they tell me that that is not true.
Hotels that will not accept burmese are...
All hotels that are popular with westerners.
I'll post hotel info on all the relevant places so if you need a hotel somewhere, do check the place and see about hotel info there.
In case i haven't any info on a hotel in a place you want to visit or the hotel you plan to stay in isn't mentioned, ask away. I've just started to work on the hotels & for many hotels we stayed in before, i haven't made pictures or collected the relevant info but i know names and such of course.
"Hidden amongst coconut palms and set amidst a landscaped tropical garden Sandoway Resort is designed in traditional south East Asian Style. (...) A perfect place to rest after a tour in the country and an ideal holiday hideaway for anyone looking for tranquility and relaxation"
This is absolutely true! I will always remember the peace this place offered me. A luxurious garden with the sea for lovely partner.
Great service. Marvellous SPA (try a massage and at the end of it they will offer you the traditional green tea and you would feel in heaven).
The beach with almost no one besides yourself. The confort and luxurious details in the rooms and all the exterior area. The views. The sound of the sea. Big and wonderfull pool. Two great restaurants "right on the sand".
A special 5 star to the MEZZANINE!
Beautiful spot in the Inle Lake. Great service and amenities. Absolutelly recommend it!
Wonderfull views, spacious and confortable rooms. Besides, "(...) the Inle Resort is fully committed to responsible tourism for the ecological and cultural protection of the Lake environment."
Adorable hotel "sits on the edge of the Eastern bank of great Ayeyawaddy river and near one of the sacred stupa, Gawdaw-palin and next to Bagan Archaeological Museum."
I've stayed in a Deluxe Room, overlooking the river and the mountains and pagodas - "installed with large glass window with spectacular view (...) Interior decoration and all furnitures are traditional style, 100% teak wood and all are handmade."
A Great experience I absolutely recommend!
The best in the Bagan Old City with great views and relaxing ambience. A bird santuary place. Wonderfull breakfast in the fabulous gardens overlooking the river.
Nice hotel to stay out the mess of the city center. Good choice considering quality-price. Spacious rooms and bathrooms. Nice massage center (and also room service massage).
Great base point to visit the wonderfull 'Shwedagon Pagoda' (mine, was a "room with a view").
Big breakfast room and with the chance to take it outside, in the balcoon front to the pool and listening the birds in the garden.
Very good with the internet service (wich stills a problem in Myanmar) and delivering room messages.
When you're planning your trip to Myanmar consider seriously upgrading your accommodation choises. Hotels booked through local travel agencies can be excellent value for money.
I booked my accommodation through Myanmartourex travel agency. Room prices in their website were far below from the ones offered from the individual hotels' websites.
The room prices ranged from 29$-48$ per night and all of them were very good choices (if only 1-2 exceptions that were uninspiring)
By booking your hotels in Myanmar via a travel agency in Yangon, you often get a cheaper price. Additionally, you will support local companies.
A reliable, friendly private travel agency in Yangon - Peacehouse Travel, 10 years in business.
They have an excellent website for hotel/ flight booking. I prebooked everything for an individual travel - paid by credit card online and they brought the hotel vouchers to our hotel in Yangon on our arrival day.
If you've had a great time in a hotel/guesthouse where ever, do leave a tip for the hotel staff. I know a fair few places in Burma where the hotel staff is on duty 12 hours a day, 7 days a week and they earn less then 8 dollars a month (10.000 ks). Ok, most of the time they have accomodation in the hotel (The places i've seen where they do sleep ranges from a tiny dirty room that they have to share to a bench in the reception area or even a mat on the floor there) and it is usual that the hotel provides the food.
The guys gladly run any errand for you (like getting cigarettes, beer, food). So do leave them a little something (we usually give about 1500 - 2000 ks per person depending on how long we stayed at the place and how many errands they've run) and buy them an occasional beer.
The picture of the Garden hotel as shown here doesn't mean that it is here amongst others that the guys earn this little. I don't know for sure. though i wouldn't be too surprised if they do earn around $10 a month. But as said, i don't know this for sure (yet).
If you stay at Sedona Hotel in Mandalay make sure you put all your valuables in the safe. My wife left her cell phone on the night table and someone stole it from the room. The hotel management was not helpful at all, they just denied the evidence and didn't even apologize for the incident.
Be aware that most upscale hotels and guest houses are either government owned or owned by a relative of a high ranking official. If you don't want your money to go to the burmese government, make sure there is no connection. All guidebooks provide several options and sometimes it is very easy to ascertain. A prime location is always an indication of a connection.
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