We stayed at Inle Resort in June, which was a very low season and it seemed that we were one of the only guests there. We had a huge lake front bungalow witch had a large porch, sitting room, bedroom and bathroom. In front of our bungalow was Inle lake and I will never forget watching the sunset here, the large white lotus flowers floating on the lake and two black swans swimming in front of the bungalow.
To get there required flying to Heho and taking a 45 minute cab drive to catch a 1/2 hour boat to the resort. In the morning we we picked up by a private boat from the hotel to go sightseeing around the lake.
The service at this hotel was almost too much. At any given moment we left the room several employees offered to help us. While we were eating at the restaurant an employee was standing by the table observing if she could help in any way. Finally we had to ask her not to look at us while we were eating. A whole group of people came to pick up our bags or to do the evening letdown service.
The bedroom had mosquito nets above the beds, but we were not bothered with mosquitos even though it was the rainy season.
The food at the restaurant was good if you stay with the burmese options. The pizza, which my kids wanted was overcooked. The hotel is isolated and you will have to eat dinner/breakfast here unless you eat before returning from sighseeing. For breakfast they chose for us, which did not work very well. Sometimes we got a great breakfast, but the morning when they had decided to serve us eggs and we did not want them. We only had tea and toast.
There was an internet station in the lobby, but the connection was very bad. You could reach only certain websites, but not e-mail.
This hotel is a beatiful place to stay. Very romantic and convenient to sightseeing on the lake. In one day you can see the Inle Lake. Most of the sightseeing is visiting all kinds of artisans and their stores. We arranged to do a day trip to the lower lake, which was more interesting. The boat ride there was 2 1/2 hours both ways.
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