Decent location, it was about block off the main road so a lot less street noise. Room price includes bottled water, breakfast, and wifi.
We had arrived to the GH at 6am from our overnight bus from Yangon. Luckily they let us have the room early so we can nap. It's a 8000 Ks for a taxi to the village from the bus stop or 1000 Ks pp on a tuk tuk.
We were in a triple room with three twin beds. They do not have any double beds, all rooms have twin beds. There is no AirCon, but there is a fan. During our stay the nights were pretty cool, so we didn't miss it. Rooms are made up and towels replace everyday.
All rooms have an ensuite, however it is literally a water closet. There is no separate shower area, so when you shower everything will get wet (so remember to take out the toilet tissue before you shower.). The cold water pressure was a little wonky. It would pulse with and without pressure, so a warm shower would become a scalding shower for a few seconds when the cold pressure would decrease. Towels are provided for your convenience.
As in most GH in Myanmar, the walls are very thin. You can almost make out the conversations next door if you listen hard enough, as well some bathroom activities.
Breakfast was held in a lovely outdoor garden area. Breakfast is basic. Eggs your way, toast, and bananas, and coffee/tea. Coffee was not good. They do offer a to go breakfast if you are checking out early or going on a early tour (we did a boat tour before 7am). It consist of two hard boiled eggs, toast, and bananas. It is prepared the night before. If you take the overnight bus and arrive that morning. They will offer you the breakfast but they will charge you 1500 Ks pp.
Wifi is available and can be accessed throughout the guesthouse (reception, rooms, and breakfast). Reliable but speed is slow (this is the case throughout Myanmar).
Laundry service is available at a good price. If you give the laundry to them before 8:30 am it will be returned the same day. Our was finished around 6:30pm.
They will also help you book a boat tour. The boat is 18000 Ks for the basic boat tour. We were able to find someone else to help split the cost of the boat. The boat tour was fun and you're on the lake all day 7:00 to 5ish. They say "No Shopping", but the boat driver will bring to "workshops". We visited a silk, blacksmith, silversmith, wood carving, umbrella making, and cigar "workshop." Our driver didn't speak English well enough to give us any real insight of the lake and culture. Any questions we had, we would ask someone at one of the workshops and they would help us. The boat driver did take us around some of the traditional fisherman so we can get a nice picture. One of them posed for us, however they came up to the boating wanting a tip for the pose and photo.
Also they can help arrange buses and/or to various cities. We had them book our bus to Mandalay. It 16000 Ks pp for a VIP overnight bus with pick up from the GH.
Bike rentals are also available at the GH. They are 1500 Ks for the day.
The staff was so helpful and friendly. We found that that only two spoke English very well. The owner and his nephew. They both knew a lot about the area and help answer any questions. They had a prepared map of the area with their recommendations for things to do and places to eat. also had a hand drawn bike map as an all day activity to do stops at place like a hot springs, other villages, and winery to name a few.
Sign say the gate closes at 10:30pm, but there is a member of the staff that sleeps in the reception room so that you can be let in after 10:30pm. However, you'll most likely find yourself back before that anyway.
- Also Known As:
- May Guesthouse Inle Lake Hotel Nyaungshwe