Aureum Palace Resort
The Aureum Palace is a luxury hotel located in Bagan in Burma and is uniquely situated within the Bagan Archaeological Preservation Zone, therefore providing some of the best views of any hotel in the area.
At a Glance
The largest of all hotels in Bagan
Best views overlooking pagodas and stupas
Fantastic villas with private outdoor areas offering views
Large swimming pool
Lots of choice with restaurants
One of the only hotels set within Bagan Archaeological Preservation Zone amongst the ancient temples of The Kingdom of Bagan.Victoria Hogg
Make sure that one evening you have cocktails at The Aureum Tower with incredible views over the Bagan temples.Louise Brooks
Enjoy a sunset beverage at the bar with panoramic views overlooking the scenery - this is really unforgettable.Sarah Rowan
The Aureum Palace Hotel is set within 27 acres of gardens and has a total of 114 rooms and villas. From the main lobby, you will instantly be struck by the views out over the temples, stupas and pagodas of Bagan. The hotel is fairly spread out, so it is worth considering this if you like privacy or conversely if you don’t like walking too far to your villa. It is in all truth a little larger than most of the hotels in Bagan, and because of that the service standards do slip from time to time when the hotel is full.
There are a few restaurants and bars on offer, and as you can expect, they have maximized the views of the pagodas. Xanadu is an all-day restaurant serving continental and Asian cuisine whilst the Shan specializes in local Burmese and Thai food. There are two bars to enjoy after you have returned from visiting the sites of Bagan.
There are quite a few room categories to choose from. They lead in with the Deluxe Rooms which are all housed in one block and are traditional ‘hotel’ style rooms and look inwards over a central swimming pool. If you want views over the temples, then opt for a villa which is definitely worth the upgrade. For families, they offer the two-bedroom Palm Tree Villa. The Lotus Villas are lovely and right beside the lake overlooking the temples beyond. Behind them are the Jasmine Villas which also have great views, and behind them are the Orchid Villas which we felt were a little dark.
The Deluxe Rooms are located in one block close to the main lobby and all rooms look inward towards a central swimming pool. Jasmine Villas are located close to the lake and feature a private terrace with a small sitting area. The Orchid Villas are set back from the lake but a similar size to the Jasmine Villas with arguably better views. The Lotus Villas have larger living areas with a design reminiscent of the villas themselves, making the rooms somewhat dark in many respects. The Palm Tree Villa features two bedrooms and a private pool with the Island Villa being completely secluded and ideal for honeymooners.
The Aureum Bagan has a spa with six treatment rooms, a large viewing tower, two restaurants and two bars.
Location & Directions
The Aureum Palace Bagan is located in the heart of the main Bagan archaeological zone close to the Bagan Nyang Oo Golf Club.
When to go
The best time to visit Burma is during the dry season from November to April. At this time the warm and sunny days are ideal for sightseeing throughout the country. The temperatures start to rise in March, and May to September is best avoided as this is the rainy season when sightseeing can become difficult.