Bagan Lodge

Bagan, Burma

At a Glance

  • Simple and stylish decor with a minimal feel

  • An inviting swimming pool, perfect to cool off in

  • Beautiful rooms with luxury safari style interiors

  • A laid-back atmosphere with incredibly friendly staff

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Best time to Visit

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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.

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Insider's View

Take a hot air balloon ride over the stunning landscape, scattered with temples.

The second pool is a bit deeper into the hotel and much bigger than the first so don't miss it!

Don't miss happy hour each day by the pool.

Whilst in Bagan, I would highly recommend spending a morning exploring on foot as the rural village life is fascinating and you discover some beautiful pagodas along the way.

Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation to Bagan Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Myanmar (Burma)

Description

Bagan Lodge is located close to the main archaeological site of Bagan in Burma and features 85 rooms and suites making it a perfect base to explore the many temples, pagodas and stupas surrounding the hotel.

Bagan Lodge is a chic and contemporary property in Old Bagan. It is beautifully designed with earthy colors and stylish decor. The reception at Bagan Lodge opens up to the inviting swimming pool, shrouded with sun loungers. The service here is seamless and you will be made to feel very welcome from the second of your arrival.

Its location in Old Bagan makes it a brilliant base from which to explore the surrounding temples, pagodas, stupas and ruins, which are sprawling over 100 square meters of land. The hotel has a very relaxed atmosphere, so is the ideal retreat after time spent visiting the archaeological sites.

Bagan Lodge opened in 2013 and was very much part of a new breed of hotels which are opening up in Burma offering a little more comfort and style than the limited selection of places to rest your head which preceded it. As you enter the lobby, you will see that the main restaurant and bar all surround a central swimming pool, one of the largest you will find in Bagan, (20m x 9m) so great if you are traveling as a family. The villas then are dotted around the spacious grounds, all topped with a canvas roof tent. The villas are spacious, with huge bathrooms to the rear and delightful sit-outs to the front. Many of the villas interconnect. You can expect a wide range of handy mod-cons such as TVs, rainforest showers, mini bar and even hair dryers which is something you don’t find all too often with Burmese hotels!

The main restaurant is called The Tiffin Box, producing authentic Myanmar cuisine and Western options. The Pool Bar serves up cool beers, refreshing cocktails or fresh fruit juices, with snacks available to order. You can also enjoy an afternoon coffee or pre-dinner beverage at the Lobby Lounge Bar. There is also a spa at Bagan Lodge, with 8 treatments rooms.

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Accommodation

They have 82 rooms (double and twin) and 3 suites, each with their own balcony space, air conditioning unit, wireless internet access, mini-bar, in-room safe, hair dryer and cable television.

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Facilities

Options include The Tiffin Box Restaurant, Lobby Lounge Bar and Pool Bar. The main restaurant is The Tiffin Box and this is open air, serving up local Myanmar and Western cuisine.

Laundry and room service are available and the front desk is open 24 hours a day. Daily housekeeping is included in your stay. The spa is made up of eight treatment rooms, with a wide range of relaxing and beauty treatments to choose from.

Reviews

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Louise Huntington (Staff)

Located in New Bagan this hotel isn't too far from the airport. The grounds are very spacious, decorated with slightly quirky ornaments. There are two swimming pools and a Jacuzzi so it is a great place to relax. The Villas were my favorite room type as they are spacious and have stylish interiors and extremely comfortable beds! There are two rooms per building and quite a few inter-connect making is a great option for families. The bar has a fun atmosphere and a pool table so it is popular hangout in the evenings.

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Clare Monro (Staff)

Bagan Lodge's rooms are spacious and set out in individual buildings of two rooms per block, some of which interconnect, so it gives a lovely spaced out feel to the property and works well for both couples and families. The rooms are really comfortable, and the hotel has also recently opened a second swimming pool so there are plenty of facilities for the number of guests. It is a little way from the cultural site of Bagan, which is its only drawback.

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Sarah Baxter (Staff)

This is a tranquil new property with an inviting entrance and swimming pool. While it is not typically Burmese in style, it is very slick and even has a slight African safari feel to it with tent style buildings and decor to match. The most welcomed feature of this property for me was the European menu option, which provided variety from the local cuisine. Lazing by the pool is pretty idyllic, especially after a busy day of temple visits. For families the inter-connecting rooms work wonderfully. Although the rooms are not the most private, as people walking passed can see into your rooms, so perhaps not so ideal for honeymooners.

Experiences

  • Archaeology Tour of Bagan

    A full-day experience, with an expert on-hand, exploring one of Asia’s most striking archaeological sites. Bagan’s architectural wonders include the famous Ananda and Shwezigon pagodas, showcasing Burma’s legendary kings and the country’s glorious culture

  • Bagan Balloon Experience

    Serenely float over Bagan’s remarkable temples in a hot air balloon at sunrise and appreciate the sheer scale of these archaeological wonders while watching the Irrawaddy River flow far below.

  • Bagan Cooking Class

    A fantastic half-day insight into Burmese cookery exploring local food with a local and highly experienced chef. From shopping at the market, to cooking and plating up, this is a truly unique experience.

  • Bagan Village Biking

    Hop on a bicycle for a unique and memorable day in Bagan’s countryside. A slow-paced journey through narrow lanes reveals a land of farms, rolling hills and tiny villages, much unchanged over the centuries.

  • Half Day Local Color Tour, Bagan

    Experience a taste of local Burmese life and see the world from a local’s point of view by visiting neighborhoods barely touched by the modern world and mixing with the locals at Nyaung U Market.

  • Introduction to Bagan

    Discover the very best of Bagan, from exploring the finest temples to watching traditional craftsmen produce beautiful lacquerware and cruising along the Irrawaddy River. Further insights into local neighborhoods also reveal age-old traditions, hidden temples and unique cave temples.

  • Irrawaddy Sunset Cocktail Cruise

    A glorious sunset cruise along the famous Irrawaddy River, cocktail in hand. This is a unique way to appreciate Bagan’s incredible temples from afar and an opportunity to see scenes of daily life play out on Burma’s largest waterway.

  • Mount Popa & Salay Tour

    The chance to learn about Myanmar’s tradition of spirit worship at Mount Popa, to explore Salay, a famous Buddhist center with unique architecture, and to witness scenes of bygone countryside life.

  • Pakokku by Bicycle

    Cycle to Pakokku, just beyond Bagan’s famous pagodas, and discover beautiful rural villages, local markets and farms that line the Irrawaddy River, all brimming with traditional ways of life. Afterwards, return to historic Bagan along the river, aboard pr

  • Swe Daw Lay Su Tour

    Follow in the footsteps of King Anawrahta and visit four sacred and photogenic sites around Bagan (Shwezigon, Tu Yin Taung, Lawka Nandar and Tant Kyi Taung), where local pilgrims flock.

  • Tant Kyi Pagoda Adventure

    Adventure away from Bagan’s busy center and travel by boat and jeep to the hilltop pagoda of Tant Kyi, a little-known gem on the western banks of the Irrawaddy River. Views, the chance to mix with Burmese pilgrims and a memorable experience awaits.

Vacation Ideas

  • Best of Myanmar

    Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan & Inle Lake

    from $2300 pp 7 nights

    • This eight night itinerary is packed full with experiences ensuring that you are experiencing the highlights of Myanmar
    • Including visits to all the main cultural sites in Myanmar with stops in Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake and Mandalay
    • Alongside the highlight stops we have included some more off the beaten track experiences and locations, allowing you to experience much more of the true culture of Myanmar
  • Myanmar for Teenagers

    Yangon, Kalaw, Inle Lake, Mandalay, Yandabo, Bagan & Ngapali

    from $4700 pp 13 nights

    • Perfect to visit in October Half Term, Christmas, February Half Term and Easter Vacations
    • Perfect family adventure filled with fun activities
    • Lots of opportunities to head off cycling through the countryside

Location & directions

Bagan, Burma

Bagan Lodge is located on Myat Lay Road in New Bagan. It is approximately 300 km southwest of Mandalay and 700 km north of Yangon.

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