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“Nice views and experience, seems expensive” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Paradise Inle Resort
Ranked #29 of 35 Hotels in Nyaung Shwe
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31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice views and experience, seems expensive”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2014

We just spent one night here after trekking from Kalaw and before flying to Yangon.

The bed was comfortable, the rooms are spacious but dimly lit. The bathroom felt luxurious, but it might have been partly the contrast to our lodging on the trek. It is a nice feeling staying our over the lake, but the rooms were funky, probably because of the challenges of being built over water.

The food was expensive and adequate but nothing to write home about, and alternatives are a boat ride away.

As another reviewer mentioned, Paradise Inle Resort does seem to cater largely to tour groups.

We rented one of the canoes because we had some time to kill in the morning and wanted to visit the floating village nearby. We thought we'd be paddling the canoe...nope! The canoe came with paddler, which actually turned out to be a good thing, as he took us through the canals between the rows of houses for a delightful hour. Like the fishermen, he worked the oar with his leg.

There was some confusion at the desk as the room had been arranged by a travel agent, from whom we didn't get a physical voucher. They ended up keeping the itinerary I'd printed out from her in lieu of a voucher and gave us a copy...

We paid $115 for a night there. Inle Lake's popularity and the rapid growth of tourism in Myanmar are driving up prices, (plus we were there in early January, definitely peak season), but this still struck us as no bargain.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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44 reviews
42 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014 via mobile

As others have said, the views are lovely but the standard of the rooms is quite poor. That in itself would not be too much of a problem, but the food was in fact terrible and you are stuck with the hotel food at night because you can't really go out after dark. As seems to be the case with many people who ate at this hotel, I got food poisoning from a vegetarian dish. It is quite expensive to get water taxis to and from the main town, so you would only really make the trip once a day. We stayed three nights but wished we had only stayed two. The reception staff were sweet, but the bar and restaurant staff were really unfriendly. I wouldn't recommend this hotel, but the options are quite limited.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

Appears to cater to tour groups – very few small groups at meals. Very spacious rooms – each is its own stilted house. Includes sitting area, desk, makeup area, large bath with tub & shower & balcony. Well worn and mostly clean.
No AC or TV. Breeze & mosquito netting enhances the experience. Internet is very slow, but you are supposed to be on vacation!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

After a 60 km trek, the Paradise Inle was a great place to relax and explore the lake. The room was gigantic, with a private deck overlooking the sunset, a full living room area and a giant bathroom with a full battery of toiletries. If you are the type of person that likes to explore on your own, this may not be the place for you, as after sunset, there is no way to leave the hotel. We stayed two nights and one day, which was the perfect amount of time- anymore and we would have been crawling out of our skin. The restaurant wasn't great, but the servers were attentive and polite, and it wasn't inedible. Overall, this is a beautiful hotel that was great for unwinding for a few days!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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43 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014

The hotel is beautiful to look at with individual cabins on stilts. The rooms are spacious and clean with a nice feel on the inside. You have to get there by boat, which is quite nice, but then you are a sitting duck. Food was very expensive and not good quality in comparison to the small village food - where there is an amazing restaurant just opposite the road to the boat jetty. Boats to the hotel are about $3-4 per trip. The internet reception was poor. The one thing I thought let the hotel down most, was that there was no atmosphere in the evenings. Considering most people were on-site by then, it is a shame there are not a few evening activities.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014 via mobile

The lake and the rooms are beautiful everything else is very bad. The food is very bad, and since you have to pay ten dollars to go anywhere by boat ('in union thirty minutes, youre a bit stuck eating there most meals. The staff is very unhelpful in a sort of pleasant but very helpless way, even with basic things like helping us make a phone call or reconfirm a flight time. They advertise wifi but it never worked, which is frequent in Myanmar but this was especially bad considering the price of the rooms. The place is dominated by large groups who seem as unhappy to be there as we were. Do not go.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Darwin, Northern Territory
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88 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014

This hotel has a lovely view, especially of sunset over the lake. Our room was clean and spacious. The bathroom was large, but prone to flooding from the shower as the drain was poorly placed. There is wifi, but it's slow and mostly available in the reception area and the bar, although we could occasionally connect from our room. The restaurant is quite average (both in terms of food choice and quality as well as service) and I would recommend eating elsewhere if possible (although this can be difficult with boat travel not really safe after dark). It was exciting to stay somewhere on the lake that was only accessible by boat, however we wouldn't recommend spending your entire stay in Inle here, we wish we had also booked some nights on dry land so that there were more options for dinner and activities in the evenings.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Paradise Inle Resort
Address: Inle Lake, Nyaung Shwe, Myanmar
Region: Myanmar > Shan State > Nyaung Shwe
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #29 of 35 Hotels in Nyaung Shwe
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Paradise Inle Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 55
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