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Amara Gold Hotel
Amara Gold Hotel
Amara Gold Hotel
Amara Gold Hotel
Amara Gold Hotel
Amara Gold Hotel
Amara Gold Hotel

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6.6

Good

181 reviews

181 reviews

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6.1

Good

Location rating score

Parking
Available
Nearby landmarks
Kyaik Pun Pagoda 1.5 km
Mya Tha Lyaung Reclining Buddha 2.1 km
Kambazathadi Golden Palace 3.5 km
Shwemawdaw Pagoda 4.1 km
Shwemawdaw Paya 4.2 km
Yangon International Airport 57.8 km
Mawlamyine Airport 159.9 km
Pathein Airport 187.6 km

Amara Gold Hotel

481-Maha Bandoola Road-Oaktha Myothit, Bago, Bago, Myanmar, 11101 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Bago part of Bago, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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Highlights

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Excellent breakfast

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Air conditioning

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Value for money6.9
Distance to city center9.1 km
Location rating6.1

Rooms available at Amara Gold Hotel

Standard
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 3 single beds and 1 double ...
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Amara Gold Hotel?

Check-in is from 12:00 AM, and check-out is until 12:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Amara Gold Hotel?

Amara Gold Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Amara Gold Hotel has a car park available for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Bago with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

What are my dining options at Amara Gold Hotel?

Amara Gold Hotel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Amara Gold Hotel?

Amara Gold Hotel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What restaurants are nearby Amara Gold Hotel?

Amara Gold Hotel is located in Bago, famous for good restaurants such as Kyaw Swa Restaurant and Royal Taste.

What are popular attractions near Amara Gold Hotel?

Amara Gold Hotel is located in Bago area, which is famous for attractions such as Kyaik Pun Pagoda, Mya Tha Lyaung Reclining Buddha and Kambazathadi Golden Palace.

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What people love about Amara Gold Hotel

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Breakfast

    "There is a large selection for breakfast."

    Robyn

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    February 17, 2019

  • 8

    Very good
    Staff 

    "Breakfast as you usually get in myanmar and the staff was very helpful."

    Ricardo

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    February 16, 2019

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Location

    "Location is OK, quiet place, good breakfast, clean Room, very nice and helpful stuff"

    Wolfgang

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    January 8, 2019

Overall rating:

6.6

Good
181 reviews
Cleanliness
6.5
Facilities
6.7
Location
6.1
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More about Amara Gold Hotel

More about Amara Gold Hotel

Amara Gold Hotel

Amara Gold Hotel provides the best in services and amenities to help make guests feel comfortable. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hotel's free Wi-Fi. Getting from and back to the airport can be easily arranged with the hotel's airport transfer services. Car hire services provided by the hotel make exploring Bago even more convenient.
Guests can enjoy convenient available parking right at the hotel. Front desk services including express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes can assist with your needs. Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hotel's tours. Packing light is possible at Amara Gold Hotel thanks to the hotel's laundry service keeping your clothes clean.
Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like 24-hour room service and room service let you get the most out of your room time. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hotel.
Designed for comfort, all guestrooms offer a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. For your comfort, some rooms at the hotel are equipped with air conditioning. Some rooms at Amara Gold Hotel even come with extra design features such as a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment amenities are available in some rooms and include television and cable TV.
In some select rooms, you can find a coffee or tea maker, bottled water and mini bar at your disposal.


Dining and things to do

A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hotel, for whenever you get hungry. Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house BBQ facilities.
Amara Gold Hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities for guests to enjoy. Get social at the hotel's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests. Grab some last-minute needs or local souvenirs for yourself or those back home without having to go anywhere at the shops available right on-site.

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Amenities and facilities
Good
Facilities

6.7

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

16 mentions

Housekeeping

10 mentions

Internet

2 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Burmese

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden
  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • BBQ facilities
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service

Access

  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Free bottled water
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking
  • TV [flat screen]
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Location
481-Maha Bandoola Road-Oaktha Myothit, Bago, Bago, Myanmar, 11101
Good
Location

6.1

Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from00:00
  • Check-out until00:00
  • Reception open until00:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center9.1 km

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges0
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 20
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2012

Parking

  • Daily parking fee0 USD

Reviews of Amara Gold Hotel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
Cleanliness6.5
Facilities6.7
Location6.1
Room comfort and quality5.9
Service7.2
Value for money6.9
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9+ Exceptional (18)
8-9 Excellent (11)
7-8 Very Good (23)
6-7 Good (22)
<6 Below Expectation (55)
Time of the year
Mar - May (22)
Jun - Aug (13)
Sep - Nov (40)
Dec - Feb (54)
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7.2
Very good
Richard from Myanmar
Solo traveler
Standard
Stayed 3 nights in August 2016

Good Option for Budget Travelers Seeking a Bit of Peace and Quiet”

I gather from many of the previous reviews on this site that my three days and nights in Bago constituted a rather lengthy stay, and indeed it's easily possible to see the town's five or six most celebrated sights in a single very bumpy day aboard a tuk-tuk or motorbike. Even so, an overnight stay would pretty well be essential, since it's a two-hour trip each way between Bago and Yangon if one is very lucky, which one is very unlikely to be. A bit of extra time in this small but bustling city is well spent, however, since many of Bago's lesser-known attractions are as appealing in their own ways as the much-ballyhooed giant reclining Buddhas or the dizzying heights of Shwemawdaw pagoda. All this, of course, is but a preamble to my own fairly hearty recommendation of the Amara Gold Hotel as a place to call home while in Bago, whether for one night or longer. While a modest enough place overall, with minimal furnishings at least in its cheaper rooms (I did have a flat-screen TV in mine, but it only received three or four local channels so I never used it), the AGH offers comfortable surroundings in a location mercifully distant both from Bago's migraine-inducing downtown section and the city's main thoroughfare (the Yangon-Mandalay Highway), with its 'round-the-clock traffic and endlessly blaring horns. While it's true that the dried remnants of a previous guest's Coke still adorned one of the glasses in my room when I arrived, a good strong shower with plenty of hot water and a good - and surprisingly quiet - air conditioner were sufficient compensation. The small outdoor seating area in front of the hotel's main entrance is a great place to meet other travelers, and although the staff's English is limited free maps are provided and transportation around town can be arranged from the front desk. The copious complimentary breakfast is likewise a feather in the AGH's cap, with both Western and Asian fare available along with fresh fruit, juice and (instant) coffee.

Reviewed August 18, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Aude from France
Couple
Standard
Stayed 1 night in March 2017

The place to stay in Bago”

We were welcomed at 4am and they gave us a room without charging us. Little room but comfy with good AC. Very good shower. Free hot/cold water to drink. Best breakfast in Myanmar so far (3 weeks). Location OK as no real center in Bago, not far from bus station. Cheap beer ans complimentary peanuts. Everyone very nice. Watchout: there's a guy ( red face with lots of spots) whose business card reads "Sea Sar" that owns a tourism agency in the bus station. He waits for every tourist bus and accompanies you to your hotel (which is nice, the bus stopped just in front of ours thanks to him). Then he tries to sell you tours, which are not bad value, but we ended paying a little more (12000Ks instead of 10000Ks) because the price agreed with us was different from the one told to the driver in Burmese. Also sells overpriced bus tickets.

Reviewed March 15, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
Robyn from Australia
Solo traveler
Deluxe
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

Clean and comfortable”

Amara Gold is a little out of town. Not sure what the accomodation is like right in town. If you have a motor bike this is not a problem, as I don't ride I hire a scooter/driver for half a day to see the sites which worked out well for me. The room I had was very large, bathroom big and clean, bed very comfortable . There is a large selection for breakfast. They also do other meals here at a reasonable price. Wi fi works well both in your room and around the property. Reception can organise bus tickets as well as tours. I would stay here again

Reviewed February 17, 2019

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5.6
Suzene from Singapore
Solo traveler
Standard
Stayed 1 night in February 2017

A rest stop only going to Golden Rock”

I was traveling from Inle Lake to Golden Rock. But it is a hectic journey and very long. I wanted to break it down and have a rest stop in Bago. I mean the overnight bus arrives in Bago at about 4 or 5am and then the bus to Golden Rock is about 7 or 8am. I was not going to hang around for another bus ride in the wee hours of the morning. Hence, this. There is absolutely nothing much to do in Bago. And I was super tired so I really need this rest stop. Amara Gold Hotel is far from the bus stop so you really need a motorbike taxi or taxi to get there. The hotel is cool to let me check in super early so I could sleep. They have air conditioning which is something you really need in Bago. After traveling in the north of Myanmar, one can forget just how hot the south is. The shower is hot and pressure is good but there was hair from the last guest in the drainage. I just tried not to look at it. I was staying one night after all. The wifi is strongest I have experienced in Myanmar. There is a tv but no English channels. The breakfast is a fair spread of eat all you want rice, noodles, eggs, fruits...etc. It is not superb nor super nasty but it is sufficient. Be careful in booking onward buses from here. Make sure they are really putting you on a VIP bus. I got conned and had the most hectic journey to my destination. The location is ok. It isn't at the center of the action. You would have to take a motor taxi to the center of everything. The nearest restaurant is a walk away and the food is mediocre. It is a pity the hotel doesn't serve food. I did not even bother to have dinner because of the walk. If you can bear not to stop in Bago to rest, just go ahead with your journey.

Reviewed February 28, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Michael from Netherlands
Solo traveler
Standard
Stayed 1 night in November 2017

Perfect hotel. Good location! And ask to Peace, he can help you with a lot of things. ”

Good location. Nice to explore Bago by scooter. We booked our scooter and busticket by Peace, really nice guy who can help you with having fun in Bago!

Reviewed November 19, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
Radoslav from Czech Republic
Couple
Standard
Stayed 1 night in January 2017

Grat value for the money in Myanmar”

Friendly and helpful staff and owner. Clean and neat hotel opened in dec. 2013 so considerably new. Recommended if staying in Bago and doing a trip to Golden Rock (bus station is 5min walk)

Reviewed January 19, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
Daniele from Switzerland
Couple
Standard
Stayed 1 night in November 2017

Good hotel with good breakfast”

+very good breakfast, the best we had in Myanmar in 2 weeks +free drinking water +good wifi +bicycle and motorbike rental allows to visit almost all the sights in Bago -not really in the center of the city but located in a quiet area -rooom was not really clean

Reviewed November 29, 2017

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8.0
Excellent
Ricardo from Spain
Couple
Standard
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Very good”

Truth is that we dont get the very bad reviews, room was clean with bathroom was ok too. Breakfast as you usually get in myanmar and the staff was very helpful. A little bit far from "town". I would not recommend to go to Bago, but the hotel was fine.

Reviewed February 16, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Joshua from United States
Solo traveler
Standard
Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

Don't believe other people's reviews”

People are too picky about this place. You're paying 23 dollars a night for a private room with aircon, TV, private bathroom with hot water, breakfast was one of the best I've had in myanmar, and the staff were wonderful. My friend and I were prepared to be dissapointed by the looks of the reviews and we're pleasently surprised. No its not gonna be a five star hotel obviously, but from a backpackers point of view, if you want to stay in a nice private room for a good price, you really couldn't ask more. My friend and I are actually confused about why people would rate this place so badly? Thats the only reason I'm writing this review.

Reviewed April 04, 2016

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5.6
Kazutaka from Japan
Couple
Standard
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

Should avoid to get bus tickets at reception ”

Hotel was fine. Stuffs were nice. Breakfast was nice. We got free nice bracelets. Only one BIG negative that we booked the bus to get Kin Pun at this hotel. At first I just wanted to know from which bus station or from where I can go to Kyaiktiyo Pagoda by using bus. But once I started to ask these questions that receptionist boy suddenly called for someone then he forced to call with that call, after couple minutes later one guy probably tuktuk or taxi driver which he can speak English came to the hotel and force to buy bus tickets. But I said to him. We just would like to know from where we can ride or which bus station we can use. But unfortunately that was too late. Yeah I bet that was typical scam and Before book this hotel that I’ve checked some bad reviews. He was just force to book bus tickets. When he suggested to buy bus tickets that he said that you have to go back before 3pm because last bus is 3pm so if you will be late more than 3 that you have to ride on the taxi. (But we booked 4:30pm bus to go back Bago at Kyaiktiyo Pagoda ) So he also recommended to us that we can also hire taxi 70$. But I thought just he was lying, nasty maggot, so we just decided to get one way tickets to go kin pin directly. (We asked him that bus is direct to go Kinpun and he said yes) And I thought just like about 5000kyat but that was double price (10000kyat) no way. Then I asked him that too expensive but he just said because I will book and you can just ride on near hotel. Yes we have no choice I know and that is most easy way. I just thought okay for me this is study. Yeah. But this story is still not finished yet. After arrived kin pun (we thought first) but actually that was Kyakto town( before Kinpun) when we arrived there bus driver said you will ride on other bus then when we get off the bus one guy said to us follow me. Okay we will yeah but what? That guy forced to ride on motorbike taxi. Then I said to him, do we need pay? We already paid why we have to pay

Reviewed September 24, 2018

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6.0
Jan from Netherlands
Couple
Standard
Stayed 1 night in May 2016

Basic but ok”

This hotel doesn't deserve its bad reviews. It's not amazing but definitely ok. Our room was basic but clean with AC and they have a breakfast buffet so you can choose what you like. The staff speaks very little English but when there was a power out and we had to call a taxi the girl at the reception offered her phone to us. I think it's a little bit out of centre but I'm not sure as we weren't able to see much of Bago due to the weather (cyclone coming). You pay quite a lot for what you get but that's quite normal in Myanmar.

Reviewed July 01, 2016

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9.2
Exceptional
Florian
Couple
Standard
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Clean, friendly and cheap!”

We cannot understand the negative reviews, because during our stay we were happy with everything! It starts with free drinking water at any times for guest, the staff is really friendly and helpful, the rooms are clean, AC is available and even the breakfast is very good (eggs, fried rice, noodles, tosst, fruits, jam, coffee, tee and juice). The accommodation is located in a sideway of the busy high way, but though it is very quiet. We would stay again!

Reviewed December 09, 2018

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6.4
Good
Donella from Australia
Couple
Standard
Stayed 1 night in October 2017

Good”

A quiet location a few km's out of town, limited eateries, unfortunately the room was small, tired looking and needed a good paint, bathroom larger, breakfast adequate, staff very friendly and helpful. Usually stays are only 1 or 2 nights in Bago so relatively ok for the short stay.

Reviewed November 29, 2017

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6.0
Helen from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

OK if nothing else available ”

The girl on the desk was text book petulant teenager but the boys were lovely Breakfast room was nice. Breakfast was standard. Room was grubby and the bathroom needed cleaning but the sheets were clean Lots of local noise Not awful but only go if there is nothing else Bago seemed a little short on 3* hotels

Reviewed February 17, 2018

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9.3
Exceptional
Joseph from United States
Family with teens
Deluxe
Stayed 2 nights in November 2014

LIked this hotel very much! ”

The staff was super nice, the room was very clean, location was close to everything but in a quiet location

Stayed for 2 nights. We have a handicapped son and they allowed us to stay in a room for 2 and didn't charge us extra. Breakfast was good, nothing spectacular but the 2 young men working and the other staff were great! They even brought our breakfast outside to a big lumber table so we could eat out there. The room was small and the bathroom big, but we had to have a ground floor room to accommodate our son. The 2nd floor rooms are much bigger. The room was very clean and the TV had great movies. Very economical. Well worth the mprice. There is also an arts and crafts place across the street with a very pleasant man who is a great artist that collects antiques.

Reviewed November 13, 2014

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5.6
Previn from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Standard
Stayed 1 night in September 2017

One of the more affordable hotels in Bago”

Bago has expensive hotels, and this came up to be the cheapest. Room was alright. Air conditioning was not working on the room so I had swapped to a different room and everything was fine. Toiletries are provided and I am generally pleased with the stay.

Reviewed September 25, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
Ariel from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

excelent ”

at the reception i was helped so much by a girl. i think it was the manager. she booked the tickets to Mandalay for really good price. The room was clean and comfortable. i recommend it 100%

Reviewed December 22, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Chananchida from Thailand
Couple
Standard
Stayed 6 nights in November 2017

Exceptional”

Everything worth for the price we've paid , breakfast was wonderful. All staff's are helpful and very friendly. But the bed is a bit too old , better to change the bed.

Reviewed December 15, 2017

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2.4
Mike from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard
Stayed 1 night in June 2017

Don't stop in Bago and definitely not here”

At bus stop man greeted us showing amara gold hotel business card and said he worked there and can take us. Got to hotel he told us details about the hotel, breakfast time etc. Passed passports to him which he gave to receptionist. He then asked did we need tours of Bago to see sights and help for our next bus journey. Sold us VIP bus tickets to Inle for $25. He also said he needed payment then and I asked for the bus tickets he said he would bring them to us tomorrow morning. Thinking he worked for the hotel I thought this would be fine. Later that evening after research realising this was far too expensive for bus tickets we went to reception and asked to speak to the man. He doesn't work for the hotel. The hotel just let some guy pretend he worked for hotel operate in there reception?? Hotel also speaks little to no English. To cut along story short he refused to give money back, never gave us bus tickets. He did take us to the bus stop but it wasn't a VIP bus it was the cheapest local bus. We got conned. And what makes it worse is that the hotel let him operate in there hotel. When asking the receptionist who is this man "he is good man. He sells bus tickets a lot, don't worry, don't worry." And the taxi to the bus stop, you are In a car with 4 local men, which felt very intimidating and unsafe. My girlfriend was particularly unhappy. Do not stay here.

Reviewed June 17, 2017

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4.0
Anzhelina from Russia
Solo traveler
Deluxe
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

Be careful of cheaters and tout in the lobby area”

First of all, the room was basic, spacious, but ok, the bed was not very comfortable, but can stay. The breakfast was buffet. Quite good. But the worst part here was the staff, first of all the manager wanted to change the money 100$ with the rate 1$ = 1300, the next day gave rate of 1320, and said that I can't exchange anywhere else with better rate because it is weekend and then holiday, so everything is closed and the golden rock where I am going doesn't have money change (but it is not true, moreover after I reached there, I changed with the rate 1356,5). Another thing, there was a guy from so called "travel agency" (main tout, cheater), who started offering ticket from Bago to Inle lake for 25$ per person (yangon bus) and he said imposssible to get better price for day time bus and there is only one bus. But as I seen the prices never reach even 20$, because later I took a bus from Yangon to Mandalay (VIP) for only 15$. So be careful and don't buy anything from them.

Reviewed December 24, 2017

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