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Villa Inle Resort & Spa
Ranked #8 of 35 Hotels in Nyaung Shwe
Certificate of Excellence
Kuala Lumpur
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157 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Perfect getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

Spent two nights at the resort. We were supposed to be picked up by prearranged transportation from Heho. The SUV was obviously too small for 6 persons and luggage. After much rearrangement we reached Nyaungshwe where we were taken by boat. The journey was breathtaking.. floating gardens, boatmen who used one leg to paddle, The resort was everything we were hoping for and more. Great service, Nice little touches like nice hot ginger tea as a night cap just before sleep.

Highly recommended

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

We stayed here for two nights to conclude our trip in Myanmar before flying home. I can't fault the villas which were very well constructed and appointed and had lots of nice touches. Very comforable and relaxing overlooking the paddy fields with herdsmen and water buffalo going about their daily chores. We took a half-day Lake Cruise which was a great trip - recommended. I felt the restaurant was poor. Falling to the old problem of trying to cook what they think westerners / Europeans want - and then not doing it very well. I stuck with the local options but they were pretty uninspiring and bland tasting. There is no bar as such - only limited seating outside and service from this is somewhat tardy and reminders were frequent. The staff were otherwise excellent so I'm sure this can be addressed. The internet / wi-fi is at best flaky - not unusual in this country. We were unable to pay by credit card as no connection could be established so make sure you have the back up US$ if necessary. My only other real gripe was the price - for Myanmar. Easily double what we paid everywhere else but with the issues above. The hotel does not a pool so I'm not sure what you'd find to do if you stayed here for say a week unless complete relaxation is your thing. There was building next door and the Lake is rapidly developing with new villas and hotels which may ultimately change the character of the place. Did not seem set up for families if that is a consideration.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
55 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed for two nights towards the end of a two week trip in Myanmar. Arriving by boat was a special experience. We were quickly checked in and taken to our villa on the lake side. The room was absolutely lovely with a balcony to watch the water buffalo in the fields, the lake and the sun setting over the mountains. The food (both breakfast and dinner) was very good although as we were visiting during the low season there was no atmosphere in the dining room. I enjoyed a traditional Burmese massage in the spa which was very good and excellent value. As per all of our trip in Myanmar, the service was excellent.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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seattle, washington
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181 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

You will arrive by boat to this small resort on the edge of this massive lake. You will be escorted to your personal cabin where the shower floor is smooth stones sitting around teak stepping path. We arrived after a long day viewing more pagodas in the heat. After checking in we headed to the spa. Our massages we so good and only $60 for an hour, we went for 90 minutes.
The only place to eat is in the dining room, a nice diverse menu some good wines and low average price.
Sitting on the deck of our room after a long day cruising the waters was very relaxing.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Coventry UK
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

You arrive and leave the hotel by boat. The last few metres being rowed through floating gardens by an oarsman using the peculiar leg technique typical of the area. We were lucky to have a room overlooking the lake and from our balcony had wonderful views of the sunset and the bird life of the lake. The room was beautifully equipped in dark wood. The bed was large and comfortable.
The hotel restaurant is very good with attentive and ever helpful staff.
This was a magical experience and staying here was one of the highlights of our trip to Myanmar.

Room Tip: Try and get one of the cabins overlooking the lake.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Budapest, Hungary
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111 reviews
100 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

Very charming little place nestled onto the side of Inle Lake. Princess Inle is my top choice but this one is a VERY close second. The overall atmostphere is very cozy. The rooms are private villas which are very tastefully done. Actually the rooms are better than Princess rooms BUT the overall facilities cannot compare. Also the food was simply average. Certainly give it a tyry if Princess is fully booked which it usually is. Price is quite cheap as well. A solid little place to escape to for a little Burmese bliss...

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
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125 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2014

This Place is Amazing and VERY Glad that We Stayed here. No Complaints. We had a Wonderful Stay Here. We were Very Impressed From the Moment We Arrived by Longboat and for Our Entire Stay at this Resort. Our Guest House was Beautiful, Well Appointed, Cozy and Comfy Bed. Great Views of the Rice Paddies and the Lake, the Grounds are Beautiful. Food was Great and Very Satisfying. Extensive Menu from Which to Choose, Asian and International Dishes; Great Service. No Complaints. Quiet, Peaceful and Restful. We enjoyed the Daily Fresh Fruit in Our Room every day.
Overall, I would say the Service was Exceptional and Top Notch. You will be Amazed by this place, it is Like Paradise on Inle Lake.
Our Tour Guide Met Us Daily at the Dock and Off We Went by Boat to Tour the Lake and Very Interesting Sites and Places of Interest in the Inle Lake Region. The Lake Region and this Hotel, the Villa Inle, is a Very Unique Place in Myanmar; it was Really Neat to Tour Around by Boat, Arrive and Depart Daily at the Dock of the Villa-Inle and then the Ride by Boat to the Airport When We Left.
We hired a guide in advance of our trip and in the mornings our guide and boatman would be waiting at the hotel dock to take us to various places around the lake. Making our way up the canal, to and from the hotel, was really Nice. The Ride on the Lake and throughout the Canals gave us a Very Interesting and Unique Perspective of the Lake Region. It was Amazing.
Highly Recommend a Stay Here to explore the Delights and Very Interesting and Unique Sites of the Lake.

Room Tip: Select a Lake Front Villa.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Villa Inle Resort & Spa
Address: | Inle Lake, Nyaung Shwe, Myanmar
Region: Myanmar > Shan State > Nyaung Shwe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 35 Hotels in Nyaung Shwe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Inle Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Villa Inle Resort & Spa is the ideal choice for those seeking a unique experience, away from mass-market tourism. All villas are designed to harmoniously blend in with the natural environment. Featuring hand-selected local paintings and antiques, high wooden ceilings, and spacious living areas and bathrooms, they radiate a sensation of luxury and comfort. From your villa, you can watch as fishermen glide by on the lake,Buffaloes cooling themselves off in shallow water and flocks of migratory and native birds take off from the surrounding treetops. To enhance the sense of seclusion and privacy and also reduce our hotel impact on the environment, we have deliberately kept the number of rooms in the hotel to a minimum. ( See the Video clips in our website ) ... more   less 
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