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PYI Guesthouse and Restaurant
Ranked #22 of 51 Nyaung Shwe B&B and Inns
Lindau, Germany
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“Cosy Bungalows”
Reviewed 3 January 2014

This guesthouse provides a real comfortable stay during your time in Nyaung Shwe. There are only about 11 or 12 bungalows which makes you feel at home immediately in a nice, familiar atmosphere.
The rooms are spacious and clean with a separate shower and toilet. Breakfast is quick and tasty with toast, home made yoghurt, eggs and fruits. The owners kind and helpful, nothing they organize for you in any way overpriced, e.g. Car transfer to the airport is 20 000.
The boat jetty and several restaurants only a short walk away.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

The owners, but Win Win in particular were so friendly and helpful. She got us accommodation at another hotel for the couple of days that her GH was full, and kindly arranged for our bags to be sent to the other hotel. Spacious comfortable rooms, great breakfast. The only criticism was the poor wifi service, but that may well be the beyond their control. Not the cheapest, but well worth it

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2013

If you are going to visit Inle Lake and stay in Nyaung Shwe, you must stay in PY1. It is simply one of the best guesthouses we've stayed in during our trip in Myanmar. The bungalows are very cozy, comfortable, and clean. Win win, the owner, and her family go above and beyond making sure your stay here is wonderful. They speak English fluently and are happy to take the time to chat with you. Win Win is also a fabulous cook. If you are interested in trying a traditional Shan dinner, she will prepare one for you. You have to let her know in the afternoon, though, because each night dinner is specially prepared!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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melbourne
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Reviewed 16 December 2013

Pyi Guesthouse is really lovely - very spacious rooms, clean and run by a wonderful couple who were very helpful in so many ways. I stayed here based on a recommendation by other travellers I met along the way because I didn't have a guide book. The only negative thing I could say about Pyi is that it was over my budget at US$65 a night and I didn't really need such a lovely room! I had tried to book for 3 nights and they were booked out for the 3rd night so Win Win, the lovely owner, found me another place to say just up the road and that was more in my price range ($US20) with a basic room - nothing too fancy which was more my style.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 December 2013 via mobile

We stayed one night as we had nowhere reserved after trekking. There are two types of rooms, the older ones on the left of the hotel ($25) and the new upmarket ones ($74).
All that was available for us was the cheaper option. The room is "wallpapered" with wicker or bamboo with large stems of the plant decorating it. It must have been lovely once but is now tired and makes the room seem smaller and dark. The room and toilet were both very clean. Breakfast was great, samosas, omelettes and pancakes. Little sachets of premix nescafe for coffee. WIFI worked in reception in the evening but I. Couldn't get it at all in the morning.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Australia
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

Myanmar is full of helpful, generous people but the owners of PYI, Win and Tun Tun, and their staff, truly excede the national average.
We were offered with tea and coffee while we checked in and warmly welcomed to Nyaungshwe.
During our stay Win and Tun Tun made time to talk to us about living, running a business and raising a family in Nyaungshwe and we enjoyed hearing about their lives..
Their small guesthouse is delightfully situated in a quiet part of Nyaungshwe, a short stroll from the dock where boats depart for Inle Lake and a slightly longer walk from the centre of town. Staying in the town allows more flexibility, in a choice of eating places and the chance to stroll around morning and evening than staying in a resort on the lake. There are no lights on the lake so boat transport ceases at dark.
We saw a number of restaurants in the surrounding streets but recommend eating in and enjoying Win's excellent Shan cooking and the good local wines.
PYI's spacious rooms, all with ensuite, are well designed and provide fridge, safe, TV and air-conditioning, which we didn't need in the cool nights in Nyaungshwe. The huge bed is very comfortable and there is plenty of space for luggage and for hanging clothes.
Breakfast, included in the tarrif, was excellent. Home-made yoghurt, fruit, pancakes, eggs, toast and jams set us up very nicely for a day on the lake. We had adequate wifi reception outside the office to receive and send emails.
We had arranged to meet some friends for dinner on our first night so Tun Tun made the hotel car available to take us to our friends' hotel and collect us after the meal.
Because of a double booking on our final night Win had to relocate us to another guesthouse around the corner. PYI moved our luggage for us so that we did not miss any of our time on the lake. We were very sad to leave, but survived but returned to PYI for dinner.
I strongly recommend PYI Guesthouse to visitors to Inle Lake.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Toronto
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

The rooms in this guesthouse are little bungalows which are quite spacious. The guest house is spotless. The breakfast was very good (unfortunately, only instant coffee). The shower had plenty of hot water and the water pressure was very good. There is a satellite dish with multiple channels.
On the negative side, the internet was not really available: the owners had to turn their own phones to use as a hot spot at the reception in order to use the internet. There was also no place to hang your towels. Finally the safe provided did not provide any security at it was small and not bolted to anything: it could easily be carried away.
What made this guesthouse really special are the husband and wife owners: Win Win and Ton Ton. They were very accommodating. They also organized our boat trip around Inle Lake as well as our day trips to Pindaya and to the Kakku Pagodas. For the day trips, we were driven by their helper, Boo Boo in their air-conditioned Mazda. He was a very safe driver.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: PYI Guesthouse and Restaurant
Address: 35, Faun Taw Pyan Road | Mingalar Quarter, Nyaung Shwe, Myanmar
Region: Myanmar > Shan State > Nyaung Shwe
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Ranked #22 of 51 B&Bs / Inns in Nyaung Shwe
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Hotel Class:3 star — PYI Guesthouse and Restaurant 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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