Shwe Inn Tha Resort

Location Innlay Lake

Postcode Myanmar

Telephone +95 9493 51315


Why we love it...

Lakeside hotel on stilts

The Place

It is stretching it to call this a ‘resort’. Built on stilts in the southern part of Inle Lake, the place can only be reached by boat. About 30 simple but comfortable rooms, with air-conditioning, mini bars and private balconies, and resembling the local houses inhabited by fishermen and market gardeners, are linked by wooden walkways to a pleasant restaurant serving mainly Chinese and Burmese food ~ simple but good.
The owner is a local woman who has shown great flair in building this rustic and charming place to stay. She also owns a nearby restaurant. There is a swimming pool (the only one on the lake) which is a boon after a hot morning looking at temples, wonderful local markets populated by the hill tribe people in colourful tribal clothes, and watching the life of the lake which has not changed for hundreds of years. The only drawback is the noise of the engines of the boats run by locals on their day-to-day business – but you get that anywhere on the lake, and peace and quiet rules once more as you sit on your veranda and watch the sun set over the mountains. There do not seem to be large groups using this hotel, a big plus.

The Essentials

Price Band £-££
Rooms 32 Deluxe rooms, 4 f/Deluxe rooms, 4 Junior suites
Food breakfast, lunch, dinner
Facilities dining room, bar and lounge, laundry, internet access, coffee shop and bakery, room service, boat rentals and tours

To Book

Call +95 9493 51315

Good To Know

Address Innlay Lake, Nyaung Shwe, Shan State Myanmar

The Location

Find this place: on the lakeside, pick up from airport available

What's nearby: boat tours, guided tours, lakeside, Inn Dein (45 minutes boat ride) Heya Ywama Village (15 minutes boat ride)

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