Shabby exterior but better inside
Pyi Taung Su Rd (Main Rd) T: (081) 500 25 F: (081) 502 79
The Winner Hotel is located in the centre of town and with its large Chinese sign, can't be missed.
Despite its shabby exterior, the rooms are in much better shape than you'd think. We were greeted immediately by a friendly receptionist who happily gave us a tour of the entire hotel. Most rooms are equipped with a flatscreen television, phone, WiFi, minibar, air-con and even heat, which we're told is sometimes necessary during Kalaw's cool nights; breakfast is included too. Rooms are kept clean but are starting to show their age, especially the bathrooms. The cheapest rooms are on the first floor and offer no view, air-con or hot water. Family rooms that accommodate up to five are available. Overall, this is not a bad option but for the same price you're better off heading to either the Seint Hotel or Honey Pine Hotel (both very close).
By Matt French
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.