Simple and cheap
Nat Sin Street (just down the street from the Seint Hotel)
The Golden Lily has been operated by a friendly Sikh family since 1994.
Rooms are very simple but cheap and include your choice of breakfast: European-style, Shan noodles or Indian food. All rooms are no-frills, containing nothing more than beds, four walls and a floor. The rooms with private bathroom are much nicer, made of local pinewood and offering top views from the large terrace. Room rate is for the room, meaning that groups of three or four could share a room and pay only $3-$4 per night each. Shared bathrooms could used some upgrades but are usable. No fans, but Kalaw is naturally breezy. The son of the family, Ramu, is affiliated with local Holiday Professional Trekking Services and is able to offer customised trekking trips lasting from one day and up. This is among the cheapest and friendliest places in town.
By Matt French
Last updated on 16th October, 2013.