Best Hotels in Inle Lake

Easily waste away 3 nights

Nyaungshwe and the lakeside are where the hotels and resorts are situated. For a real holiday, you should stay by the lakeshore for sure. We have 5 best options for your value and comfort. 

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What to Expect from Hotels in Inle Lake

  • Hotels are located in Heho the airport town, Nyaungshwe the commercial hub and Inle Lake where the lakeside offers better experiences.
  • More local-run boutique resorts than international brands. Your stay will actually help the locals.
  • Air-conditioning is not exactly a must as Inle Lake is always cool year-round. Focus more on facilities such as bedding, views and on-site restaurants.
  • Imagine yourself wasting the days in a floating cottage with smashing view over the lake, a 3-night stay becomes a must.

5 Best Hotels in Inle Lake

Well, sometimes it can be a real problem to have way to many choices. Inle Lake is the case. No need to sweat, though. We have tried a bunch of hotels and resorts around the region. We have 5 best options both good by the lakeside and in Nyaungshwe.

Inle Resort & Spa

Located by lake front at Inle Lake’s east point, its unobtrusive and personal services is the reason why people come back for more. Limited number of rooms available during the peak season as most of them are booked 6 months ahead. Its spa center boasts for the unique style and luxury treatment that could truly melt you in the delightful ambience. Not far away from the famous Red Mountain Vineyard, it’s just easy to spend a couple of days exploring its lovely surroundings or chill out on your private patio towards the peaceful lake.

Room of Recommendation:
Royal Villa Lake Front View - Awesome lake view and very secluded tranquilness that makes you feel like you are in a forgotten land. Measuring up to 80sqm/861sqf, living area and bedroom are all in bamboo and wood construction, eco-friendly and authentic taste.
Address: Inlay Lake, Nyaung Shwe T/S, Southern Shan State, Republic of the Union of Myanmar., 10111 Nyaung Shwe, Myanmar

Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min

Located in the lovely village of Myat Min by the entrance to the lake, Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min is moderate in scale and catered more for family holidays. All rooms and suites are designed for family of 4, accommodating up to 2 adults and 2 children. Separate lounge area and bathroom sinks are good for longer stay on a leisure vacation. Infinity pool and a kiddie pool facing towards the lake, restaurant offering all-day dinning of Asian and European cuisines and yoga class are available, so are some cooking and cultural classes.

Room of Recommendation:
Vill with Lake View - Cozy wooden villa built over water and the 40sqm/431sqf interior is commodious enough for family of 4 with one extra-large bed and space for baby cot and extra bed. Nice view outside on the private balcony, especially during sunset.
Address: Mine Thauk Village Inle Lake, 11121 Nyaung Shwe, Myanmar

Pristine Lotus Resort

Just like what its name suggests, this property is built to create a pristine experience back to nature. A slightly away from the lakeshore, its location boasts for a more being-in-rome simplicity that allows you to get close to the locals. Floating Cottages and Inle Lotus Villas are built on the both side of the water, while the former will be a bit secluded from the main road and offer better privacy. Jacuzzi and sauna are free of charge at the fitness center and most travelers would love to bike around the villages nearby. One possible downside, however, is that it only has one restaurant and you need to walk a bit to find other decent options around the resort.

Room of Recommendation:
Floating Cottage - Traditional humble-looking thatched bungalow built over water and very quiet at night. Inside you will find everything you need for a cozy stay: soft bed, big living area, hot tub and a balcony offering either lake view or mountain view.
Address: Kaung Daing Village, Inle, 11221 Nyaung Shwe, Myanmar

Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort Inle

It was counted as the only super 5-star in its heyday and now Aureum Palace Hotel and Resort still enjoys great reputation among luxury vacationers. Managed by a Singaporean team, this fancy property features with handcrafted teak-wood furnishing, traditional Burmese cottages built over the water. Occupying a vast water at the mouth of Inle Lake, all the overwater villas are facing west, offering superb sunset view on your private balcony. You can choose either villas over the water or on the shore, each of which is equipped with large soft bed, spacious living area, private balcony and a nice hot tub to rejuvenate yourself.

Room of Recommendation:
Villa on the Lake (first row) - Unquestionably the biggest room in the region, the 100sqm/1076sqf floating villa creates a perfect escape for you away from the shore. Make sure you choose the first row, a bit more expensive than other types but totally worthwhile.
Address: Mine Thauk Village, Inle, Nyaung Shwe, 11111 Nyaung Shwe, Myanmar

Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min

Sofitel fans finally got their favorite settled in Inle Lake ever since April 2018 and in such a great location: Ywama Village, which is one of the host villages for the 5-day market and facing the lake to its west. Among 20 acres of rice fields and floating gardens, this is an ideal place to soak up in Inle Lake’s idyllic life atmosphere and enjoy nice French cuisine served at its on-site restaurant or kick back with a drink at sunset. Its tastefully luxurious rooms are decorated in graceful white theme featuring sweeping view of the lake on the private balcony. For leisure, you can ride on their free rental bike around the villages in Nyaungshwe.

Room of Recommendation:
Opera King Suite with Lake View - 118sqm/1270sqf classically designed in a blend of subtle luxury and modern amenities, view over the lake is unbeatable and this is the very room that is favored by couples on a romantic trip.
Address: Thalae Oo Village Inle Lake, 140102 Ywama, Myanmar

Kick Back in Inle Lake

Friendly staff, awesome views, fresh and organic food, cozy rooms and mind-easing lake breeze, what more can you ask for a holiday? While making choice is not exactly the pickle itself, booing ahead of time is correspondingly the task, especially during the peak season. Drop us a line if you need any further assistance.