Monday, July 15, 2013

Mya Thida Hotel, New Bagan

Mya Thida Hotel is owned by two friends, who both returned from Singapore after the Myanmarese government started to open up. According to Aung Si Wint, they returned to Myanmar in September 2012 and opened the hotel two months later. It is situated in New Bagan. The hotel can be booked through Agoda.

Si Wint worked as Air Bagan manager in Bagan before leaving for Singapore where his family is still residing. He worked in Singapore for six years. His partner, Kyaw Wai Linn, an ethnic Chinese Myanmarese, worked in Singapore for over 10 years and had recently earned a degree there. They were colleagues in Singapore.

We took the hotel van to see the temples and pagodas and they were driving and taking us in turns, in the morning and afternoon respectively. It was during this guided tour that I got to know them better and found them very friendly and helpful. They both speak good English. I was also told by Si Wint that Wai Linn speaks Mandarin too.

The hotel has actually garnered very positive reviews on Agoda and for the price I was paying, it was really very good value for money. The hotel has been refurbished and repainted after they took over. There was free wifi. The room was large, airy and very clean with hot shower. The amenities were basic and complementary bottled water was provided, so were a bath towel, shampoo, tooth paste, tooth brush, facial tissue and toilet tissue.

School Street where Mya Thida Hotel is situated.

Mya Thida Hotel

The newly built fish pond in the garden

The balcony with two easy chairs and a small table for guests to relax

Room 103 where I stayed

Si Wint behind the counter and Wai Linn in singlet and longyi talking to us

The hotel van. That was Wai Linn washing the van before our departure

Mya Thida Hotel has a very high rating on Trip Advisor

It also has very good recommendations from guests on Agoda

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