Inle Lake

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Where to stay in Inle Lake
Where to stay in Inle Lake

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Nyaung Shwe

Most of Inle Lake’s accommodation, including nearly all our recommendations, are concentrated in Nyaung Shwe itself. The town’s hotel scene has improved in recent years, with plenty of new additions and much-needed renovations of older establishments. Be warned though that many of the town’s choice addresses tend to be on the small side, so book ahead if possible for high season, which runs November to February.

As of 2016, Nyaung Shwe and Inle Lake had close to 100 guesthouses, hotels and resorts. Though there is now supposedly a moratorium on issuing new licenses, larger hotels and upmarket resorts set up by international chains or wealthy Burmese continue to rise. Up until recently, most low-key, in-town spots were run by local families; now Novotel has moved in and a Westin was under construction when we last stopped by.

Rates are compatible with what you’ll find in any provincial Burmese town, while quality is often above average. Every location we visited provided ticketing and travel information, had helpful staff, and included breakfast and dodgy WiFi.

Nyaung Shwe is surrounded by marshland and in rainy season in particular is mosquito infested. While some places will have nets, they might not reach all the way around the bed, so consider taking one with you. Also bear in mind that this area has a generally cooler climate than low-lying Burma, so outside of hot season, air-con may well be unnecessary. Hotels generally offer breakfast as part of their room rate; the meal generally consists of eggs, choice of coffee or tea, toast, fruit and juice. Most are happy to provide a local-style dish if you let them know in advance.

Remember Inn
Remember Inn

The best deal in town

From US$13 with Agoda

Aquarius Inn
Aquarius Inn

Lush garden, fun setting

From US$25 with Agoda

May Guest House
May Guest House

Cosy and with a delightful garden

From US$15 Walk-in

NK Little Inn (Nawng Kham)
NK Little Inn (Nawng Kham)

Excellent year-round budget option

From US$15 Walk-in

Pyi Guesthouse
Pyi Guesthouse

Very friendly, plenty of cool communal areas

From US$52 with Agoda

Amazing Nyaung Shwe Hotel
Amazing Nyaung Shwe Hotel

Good but overpriced (not amazing)

From US$42 with Agoda

Golden Dream Hotel
Golden Dream Hotel

Good low season option

From US$35 with Agoda

Inle Star
Inle Star

In the thick of the action

From US$23 with Agoda

La Maison Birmane Inn
La Maison Birmane Inn

One of the plushest options

From US$42 with Agoda

Paradise Hotel
Paradise Hotel

One of the best deals in town

From US$20 with Agoda

Teak Wood Hotel
Teak Wood Hotel

Decent deal, good location

From US$18 with Agoda

Viewpoint Lodge
Viewpoint Lodge

The only stilt chalet-style resort in town

From US$65 with Agoda

Gypsy Inn
Gypsy Inn

Cheapest option in town

From US$12 Walk-in