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Sanctum Inle Resort

Maing Thauk Village, Inle Lake, Nyaungshwe 29002 Myanmar
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#1 of 59 hotels in Nyaungshwe
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A destination as removed from the wider world as Inle Lake demands a resort where detachment is a priority. Where simplicity is the essence of elegance. Where contemplation, not bustle, reigns supreme. At the Sanctum Inle Resort, arches and cloisters reference the monastic life, opening the doors on a more contemplative experience of travel.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
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Infinity pool
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Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Poolside bar
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Mark M wrote a review Jan 2021
Kirkland, Washington733 contributions72 helpful votes
Sanctum Inle Resort was the most memorable hotel from our trip around Myanmar and one of the more memorable ones from our travels around 40+ countries. We arrived by boat and enjoyed this entrance to the hotel. You approach the hotel through floating gardens to reveal the complex of cloisters with Mediterranean-style tiled roofs and manicured grounds. Upon arrival, the staff greeted us at the boat and took us to a private room off the lobby where we were checked in by the general manager, Baptiste Cabarry. We were then taken by golf cart to our room as the grounds are rather large. Our room was large with plenty of space, large bathroom and balcony overlooking the grounds. It was quite comfortable and quiet. In the evening the staff would turndown the room. The hotel has loaner bicycles with limited gearing. We used them to check out the nearby village on our first afternoon. The hotel is fairly isolated and the setting is great so we had dinner in the hotel, which served good food. We also enjoyed watching the setting sun from the hotel. The pool was an excellent place to spend the afternoon though it was a little cold. Overall, I really enjoyed the hotel’s grounds and setting, which were very peaceful and relaxing.    The next day we had a sunrise private Inle Lake boat tour, which we arranged in town. The tour was nice; however, you get dropped off at various places that after a little while get a little boring if you have visited a lot of places around Asia. We would have preferred to have spent some of this time at the hotel. It would be worthwhile researching what you would like to see on Inle Lake to better utilize your time. On the boat tour we did not see the classic fisherman with cone shaped nets that are commonly shown in pictures. The hotel staff told us that fisherman no longer use these types of nets. The receptionist arranged for us to have a fisherman with cone net meet me near the hotel at sunset for pictures. We were really happy with their assistance, since this one of the things were looking forward to when visiting Inle Lake.   Throughout our stay the staff was very helpful making sure everything was arranged for our day. They arranged our taxi to the airport and had a golf cart ready to take us to checkout. Overall, I would stay at Sanctum Inle Resort and would likely not think about staying anywhere else.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Lucgbenoit wrote a review Sep 2020
Montreal, Canada185 contributions127 helpful votes
Situated by the lake with a beautiful view and sunset. We had a nice and confortable villa with a view on the lake. Nice swimming pool to relax after your day visit. The restaurant and food are average.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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PlanetOz wrote a review Apr 2020
Melbourne, Australia3,715 contributions340 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed here for two nights in early March 2020. The Suite is very spacious and very comfortable. The Resort Grounds with the lake are scenic, serene and tranquil. The swimming pool is nice and I enjoyed swimming laps. The food in the restaurant for dinners and "a la carte" breakfast was excellent. Service by all the staff was courteous and professional.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Intrepidtraveler53 wrote a review Mar 2020
NYC675 contributions331 helpful votes
The hotel is stunning. The hotel is right on the lake, which makes it magical. I recommend arriving at the hotel via boat. The sunset from the terrace was lovely. The hotel is a five-star+ property. I was concerned since the price is very reasonable. Don't let that be a deterrent. The hotel is fantastic. The hotel has every thoughtful touch. The room was large and had every amenity. The spa was terrific and priced reasonably. The food was delicious and again, reasonable, although more expensive than the local restaurants as you would expect. Thank you for a fantastic stay.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Dee_LW_36 wrote a review Mar 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom141 contributions29 helpful votes
Stayed in one of the junior suites, beautifully appointed, extremely spacious, with comfortable beds giving a good nights sleep. Great food and drinks in the bar, restaurant and room service. Pool and grounds were beautiful, with great views and very peaceful surroundings. Although the pool was a little too cold. Gym could ideally do with some weights machines, but no biggy. Spa massages were good too. Borrowed the free bikes to explore the lake and took a couple of exercusions on the lake organised by the hotel. Staff were all very helpful and friendly. Big thanks to the Baptise and his team, sure we'll be back.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$113 - US$181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sanctum Inle Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Sanctum Inle Resort?
Nearby attractions include Inle Lake (1.9 miles), Floating Gardens (4.9 miles), and Maing Thouk Village (0.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sanctum Inle Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Sanctum Inle Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sanctum Inle Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sanctum Inle Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sanctum Inle Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Inle Heart View Restaurant, Bamboo Hut, and Inle Palace Restaurant & Cocktails Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sanctum Inle Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Sanctum Inle Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sanctum Inle Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sanctum Inle Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Sanctum Inle Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Sanctum Inle Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.