Motherland Inn 2

This is my picture of the guest house. Notice the lstnad with the pot of rice outside, for passing monks

No 433, Lower Pazundaung Road, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma).
Ph: (+95-1) 291343, 290348, 290348


Breakfast included

In spite of the rotten, or rather, nearly non-existent Rangoon (Yangon) infrastructure, the Motherland Inn 2 offers a surprising amount of comfort for a small price. The location, somewhat away from the city center, did not bother me at all, nor apparently the rest of the guests, because transportation is readily available outside, or arranged by the inn, or as in my case, the walk from there to the city center is an adventure in itself. I can't but recommend the hotel, if for nothing else, the caring and wonderfully friendly, ever-present personnel. When in Rangoon, this will be, hands-down, my place of choice to stay. Breakfast, Western or Burmese (the latter requires pre-ordering the day prior) is included. Laundry service as well as Internet (best after 9pm) is available, as is airport pick-up

From there I did a day-trip to Bago

Highly Recommended


Old Bagan

Thande Hotel

Email: thande@myanmar.com.mm

Excellent Breakfast Included

Located beautifully right on the Irrawaddy River, in the middle of the ancient pagodas, this may be, for the money, the best place to stay in old Bagan. You can inexpensively rent a bicycle from the hotel and ride around the many pagodas, or you can just kick back at their pool, and even eye a pagoda, while cooling off, or, like I did, you can have the hotel arrange a driver for a full or half day to take you all around the area. Walking or horse-drawn carts are the other options to enjoy the marvelous sights the location has to offer. It does not end there. Go to their informative website for more information. The cheapest stay are the little bungalos which are a little worn, but are all air conditioned and supplied with TV and are all ensuite. The setting is priceless. The personnel treat you with all of the care and hospitality you can hope for. Unless you are a spoiled and never satisfied five-star traveler, this is the place to stay for you. I could not imagine going back there and not staying at the Thande Hotel. This time, since I traveled in April, their dry season, and definitely not the tourist high-season, I went there without reservations, however, were I to return there, I would contact them first and make reservations. Laundry service as well as Internet (best after 9pm) is available, as is airport pick-up and drop-off.

Fron Bagan I went to Mt. Popa(day-trip) with an English speaking driver, arranged by the hotel

NOTE: There are two Thande Hotels, this is the one you want, in Old Bagan

Highly Recommended


The lovely shaded riverside breakfast and outdoor dining area

Pagodas visible all around, even from the pool

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