Yar Kinn Thar Hotel Bagan – Good Central Hotel with pleasant staff
After being stuck on a train for 24 hours from Bagan we were looking forward to checking in to Yar Kinn Thar Hotel and having a hot shower. Staff were friendly enough when we checked in although their English is limited. We were shown to our room which was OK. Located at the back of the hotel it was a small room but ok for two people. It could do with being touched up as it is a little run down but nothing bad. The ceiling needs re-plastering, and the bathroom smelt a little damp if you had the windows closed all day. The shower is hot but the water pressure comes and goes and we had a problem with it on one occasion with no water running at all.
Breakfast comprises of a plate of fruit (banana and papaya) tea, coffee or juice, toast, jam and omelette or pancakes. Although the pancakes are small. We didn’t try the in house restaurant but we have been assured it is very nice.
Yar Kinn Thar Hotel Bagan is in a great location right near the main restaurants in Nyaung U and close enough that you can walk to the bus stop and cycle to the main temples and pagodas. Although classed as Bagan it is nearer to Nyaung U but within walking distance of the main temples.
The hotel has bikes and e-bikes available for hire 1500k for normal bike per person and 6000k for e-bikes. Rental lasts from dawn till sunset so you can use it to watch the sunset but must return it before 8 o’clock.
Overall an ok hotel, I personally think it’s rates should be a little less however if it was to invest and do some work on the hotel and bring it up to modern day it would be very nice. Also they have wifi but it didn’t work for us…but then again none of the wifi places in Bagan worked!
Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple