Innwa offers basic budget rooms with good breakfasts plus views, friendly staff and a fair location.
Innwa boasts a small hotel-style lobby, behind which are two floors of fairly standard guesthouse rooms.
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Room interiors are comfortable and clean enough, though devoid of decoration. They’re not huge, but we’ve seen much smaller and all come with air-con, ensuite cold-water showers and TV, though no fridges. Rooms down one side of the building look directly onto the wall next door 30 centimetres away, while those on the other side have views of the vacant lot next door. All front rooms – the best of the bunch - give onto communal balconies. As all rooms are similarly priced, it is worth seeing which ones are available when you check-in since there’s a substantial difference between some. Though front rooms do give onto Main Road, traffic’s hardly heavy in Nyaung U and noise didn’t seem an issue.
The top floor has seating for breakfast plus views; in a town full of mediocre guesthouse brekkies, this one’s slightly above average. (Cheap, cheerful and air-con Cafe Bagan is only a few metres away, too.) Staff are friendly and helpful, and unlike some spots they don’t seem to add on much of a commission for obtaining guests bicycles, e-bikes or transport tickets.
The location is at the foot of Main Road near the market roundabout, so it's a 10- to 15-minute walk up to Restaurant Row or a five-minute pedal. Innwa represents an all-round good deal at any time of year. Book this smallish guesthouse in advance.
By Mark Ord
Last updated on 11th September, 2016.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Standard double room, low season: US$25, high season US$30. Notes:
Main Rd, Nyaung U
T: (061) 60902
Room rates: US$20 to $40