Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort

Room Type: Superior, Deluxe River, Deluxe Garden, Suite

Descripton: This hotel is set in a beautiful location with lovely gardens overlooking the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River, close to some of the thousands of Bagan pagodas and stupas. The hotel had been sold to us as 4 stars. Most of the rooms are located in a series of cheap looking bungalows.

Very relaxing & charming resort
We checked out of the Treasure resort ( see other review ) and stayed here. It was lovely; especially the beautiful garden and pool. The room ( a sort of bungalow ) was basic but surprisingly comfortable with an excellent bed. It was a treat, after a day on the dusty roads and climbing crumbling temples , to sit on the large verandah outside the room or swim in the pool. then sit on the pool lounges and look at the river view. Mind you, the river is huge and more like an enormous lake. There were not many people staying at the resort but, even so, breakfast and dinner were excellent and the fish so fresh that I think they caught it to order. The restaurant is on the deck looking over the river and is very relaxing. Free wifi in the outdoor reception area and credit card facility if the bill is over $200.00 ( we had excellent massages to get over sum ). Charming people and as close to the temples as any of the other resorts ie they all seem to need transport to get to the pagodas. Horses with buggies are conveniently outside the front entrance.

Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort sprawls over 24 acres of landscaped gardens featuring flowering plants and tropical trees which have matured over the years. The Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort’s architecture, which has made the most of the property’s western orientation toward the river, is in the Myanmar style utilizing teak and native stone as well as Bagan brick Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort is considered to be Bagan’s premier hotel. Aside from attractively appointed bedrooms and suites, it offers world-class cuisine and other amenities such as a Spa and the biggest outdoor pool and sundeck in the area.