Bagan Lodge

Bagan Lodge | Myanmar

Bagan Lodge

One of the newest hotels in the region, Bagan Lodge opened in late 2013 and offers stylish accommodation and a wealth of facilities in outer Bagan, within driving (but not walking) distance of the main temple sites.

Opened in late 2013, Bagan Lodge is a new resort situated outside of the Bagan archaeological zone. It is a curious mixture of colonial and traditional Burmese architectural themes, but with very contemporary décor. It stands out from many of Bagan’s older hotels not just for its unique appearance, but also for its facilities, which are among the best of any hotel in the region.

We have only had one chance to visit Bagan Lodge, and that was in passing in early 2014. At this point it was still undergoing some development, with only 45 rooms completed (the number has since almost doubled to 85).

The location of Bagan Lodge isn’t ideal if you’re the kind of traveller who likes to explore independently. It’s located quite some distance from the main temples, so you can’t just hop on a bike and explore at leisure as you can from some of the more centrally located hotels. It does offer great facilities, however, including a huge pool, as well as a quiet and pleasant atmosphere. Bagan Lodge is ideal for those looking for somewhere to relax in comfort at the end of a driven tour. The rates are very reasonable.

Accommodation

Bagan Lodge offers 85 air-conditioned rooms and suites, decorated in a traditional style with dark wooden and rattan furnishings and colourful fabrics. The rooms are exceptionally spacious, even the standard rooms, and feature large bathrooms and private covered terraces. At the front of the rooms are wide windows with reflective glass that take advantage of the views without sacrificing guests' privacy.

Amenities in all rooms include air-con, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities, bathrobes and slippers, in-room safe and hairdryers. The bathrooms feature walk-in showers and separate baths.

Dining

The Tiffin Box Restaurant serves Asian and European cuisine including a good selection of local specialities. The lobby bar is the place for a pre-dinner cocktail.

Facilities

-    Restaurant and bar
-    Swimming pool
-    Bicycle rental
-    Spa

Child Policy

Children are welcome and stay at reduced rates (children 4 years and younger stay free of charge).