Bay View Beach Resort

Room Type: Deluxe Villa, Suite

Descripton: Bayview is one of the nicest places we have stayed. The staff were extremely helpful and assisted us in any way they could, including providing glue to mend a pair of broken reading glasses. The room was large and the bed very comfortable.

 I wrote this review to the best of my personal experience, however, your future experience could be different compared to that of mine depending on the time you travel, which type of room you take, who is managing the hotel, etc. In addition, the reader should have general information about the traveling conditions in Myanmar and numerous flaws that exist there in water supply, electricity, road network, banking system, credit card, Internet, cell phone, restrictions for foreigners, etc.
I was in one of the sea-view rooms in mid-May 2012 which is the beginning of low season in Ngapali because of the approach of monsoon. During my stay the weather was sunny and quite hot though. This hotel is one of two or three that remains open during the entire raining season. The hotel is a German Myanmar owned but the management is rather on the German side. It is a four star and it well deserves all four of them!
A new manager was assigned to this hotel about two months before my stay that knows what he is doing and is well taking care of the business. Among the recent changes he made that I highly appreciated was the enforcement of hygiene especially in the kitchen with “all employees must wash their hands” policy (hygiene is quite nonexistent in Myanmar). Another lovely action was that he moved the breakfast area from the restaurant located next to swimming pool to the bar-restaurant which overlooks the sea.
My room was very big, absolutely comfortable with nice furniture. TV was old with eight satellite channels. Uninterrupted electricity, hot and cold water, air-conditioner, safe in the room and rooms were cleaned two times every day. Sea can be seen from the bed while noises from the wave remain almost unnoticed at night. The outlets in the room did not accept American standard sockets; however, reception offered convertor free of charge. WI-Fi Internet was only available in the lobby and there were a business center with a couple desktop computers and printer. Internet was working on and off during my stay and was very slow for most of the time. My cell phone was working only in some spots with awful connection. A billiard room and several bicycles (old ones as elsewhere in Myanmar) were available for guests free of charge. At your arrival a free transportation is waiting for you at the airport. Same is offered for free to the airport for your departure.
Food at the hotel is quite good and I heard very satisfied feedbacks from other guests including some that were not staying at the hotel. There are also several restaurants within 4-5 minutes walking distance of hotel with fresh seafood and other types on the menu. During my stay the breakfast was served a la carte instead of buffet because there were not enough guests. I was very satisfied with the quality and the service at the restaurant.
The swimming pool is rather design for children because one side is so shallow that it is impossible to swim for an adult. I heard the hotel has some water sport equipment such as windsurf, kayak, etc. but at the time I was there all were already stored because of the raining season.
Staffs are well trained, very helpful and most of them speak English.
The beach cannot be any cleaner. Truly, I did not spot one plastic bottle or any trash for that matter during my week long stay. This is not only true for the beach in front of the hotel but for elsewhere in the Ngapali bay. Only the beach at the fishing village is different and that because of all fishing activities that are going on over there. The beach in front of hotel can be virtually considered private. I only saw a few local walking by.
If you are looking for a quiet hotel for your vacation, where you can relax, do nothing, or do reading /writing while being pampered, this is a place to go. Especially I recommend it at the low season when you can get better deals and you can virtually feel than you own the beach and the sea! I highly recommend this hotel. 

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  • Bayview – the beach resort is a four- star- boutique hotel. It is located on the idyllic Ngapali Beach in Myanmar’s Rakhine State – its coastline forms part of the Bay of Bengal. The resorts’ 45 deluxe bungalows and rooms including 2 suites are all situated either directly at the beach or in a beautiful exotic garden under countless palm trees
    Hotel facilities:
    – Air-conditioned Bus service
    – Complementary Airport pick up
    – Tours around Ngapali
    – Excursions in our Pick up Truck
    – Fishing excursions and BBQ on our own Boat
    – Bicycles for hire (free of charge)
    – Flight reservations and onward travel bookings
    – Windsurfer, Catamarans, Laser Boats and Kayaks for rent
    – Laundry service
    – Baby-sitting service on request
    – 24 hour resident nurse on call
    – Computer and E-Mail service
    – Bayview Boutique
    – Small Picture Gallery showing Art from local Artists
    – Room Service from 7.00 AM – 10.00 PM
    – Extensive Wine List
    – Catering Service
    – Extensive A la Carte Menu featuring Dishes from all over the world and of course great Burmese and Thai cuisine
    – Fresh Water Swimming Pool
    – Massages and Beauty treatments

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