This hotel in Nyaung Shwe, Inle Lake, very close to the market has a normal price for the area and you can negotiate the price. In March 2009, a single room was between 5 and 7 dollars (5000-7000 kyat). The hotel staff are very friendly and a couple speaks very good English. This hotel is very quiet and even has a meditation hall. They boast of having the best breakfast in Nyaung Shwe and it really is quite nice, with coffee / tea, omelette / fried eggs, bananas, pancake, butter and jam. It's served on a terrace and porch If you decide to spend time on the terrace of the hotel, someone will appear with a tea. Double rooms are quite spacious, with wooden floors. The bathrooms are also spacious and have hot water 90% of the time. The walls of the rooms are a bit thin. Usually there is no light from 9-10 h or at 15-17 h. They offer boat trips for 10,000 to 13,000 kyat (10-13 dollars) and canoe ($ 3.5). They sell bus tickets.
Inle Lake in Burma has been a revelation for me, its sunsets, the friendly people and their nice smiles, their temples, ... Nowhere else I have felt so calm and peaceful like I felt there. Contemplating sunsets every day was a special event. It is the first time I seriously want go back somewhere and live there for a long time, in peace ...
This hotel is on the main street of the town of Nyaung Shwe, on the shores of Inle Lake. It is a small hotel, with two floors and 16 rooms. Its architecture reminds one of the holiday season houses with sloping roofs and wooden balconies. Inside, the decor is careful, and the walls have numerous examples of Burmese handicrafts. The rooms are very comfortable and complete. The hotel has a small restaurant for breakfast, where you can eat lunch at a fairly reasonable price. Very complete breakfast served at the table. I recommend the spa with numerous treatments and massages. It is true they are not as economical as in many houses in the town, but worth it for the professionalism, facilities, and above all for the service. Specifically, traditional massage is fantastic.
The Paramount Inle Resort is a hotel located on lake Inle. The rooms are cabins scattered around the lake with a main building used as a reception and restaurant. It is a 3-star hotel and the service is very attentive. The comfortable restaurant where dinner is delicious and if ordered in time they can prepare a Spanish Omelette - fantastic, as is logical because it was a chef who had taught them. I stayed one night and it turned out very nice I also had a viewpoint from which to see a wonderful sunset over the lake, as well as the sunrise.
Hsipaw is a small town that is growing rapidly due to heavy traffic of goods between China and Myanmar, as it is on the main road. Ffor tourists the main reason to come is for hiking in the Shan villages. Mr. Charles was the first who opened a backpacker accommodation, and like any good Chinese, turned it into a small inn. It has rooms for $5 with shared bathroom, in a "luxury" townhouse, where the rooms have A/C and TV. Organized boat trips to visit a monastery and a Shan village, besides going through orchards full of pineapples, oranges and lemons. It also organizes 1 or 2 day hikes, which was the option I chose, to Shan villages. I highly recommend it.
The Remember Inn is in a quiet area, close to the main street of Nyaung Shwe, where the bustle of restaurants, cafes, travel agencies and tourist bike hire is. The hotel has two types of accommodation, huge rooms with private baths for $8 and bungalows outside which are a bit more expensive. The owner speaks very good English and is a very lively person. One of the best things is that the breakfast is taken on the roof of the fourth floor, where you are surrounded by mountains, and a western breakfast is served or you can ask for a Burmese breakfast with noodle soup
Although it cost me a little to book from Mandalay and I warned that would arrive on the bus at 2am when I arrived, it was freezing cold in the street because kalaw is 1,500 meters above sea level, the hotel owner told me that there was a mix up and they were full. I looked at her and said if she wanted me to sleep on the street, and then I got a room in the old hotel for $ 5, the next day did nothing more than apologize and you gave me a bigger room with private bath for $ 8 . The owner knows several trekking guides so it is a good place for fellow travelers and the price can be spread between more people