Where to stay in Burma
When Burma first really opened up to tourism in 2011 there was a pronounced shortage of hotels. However, since then there has been a massive hotel building boom and new establishments are springing up every month. Prices (which were very high) are starting to come down and there is an ever increasing choice for visitors.
We have researched these extensively and have a collection of handpicked hotels that are ideal for families. These range from a simple guesthouse perched on a hillside outside Kalaw with views to die for, to wooden stilt bungalows that float over the waters of Inle Lake. There are exquisite colonial hotels in Yangon (which are priced accordingly) and luxury beach hotels with stunning views over the Indian ocean.
What are hotels like in Burma?
One of our favourite hotels is the Thitaw Lay House in Kalaw. This is by no means a luxury hotel and in fact is one of the most simple hotels that we recommend in Burma. However, the traditional wooden house is set in a lovely garden (perfect for younger children) with stunning views and is one of the most peaceful places we have visited.
The owners are lovely and nothing is too much trouble. The restaurant only provides breakfast but in the evening the staff will offer to pick up a take-away for you from one of the excellent restaurants in town so that you can enjoy this on the terrace. There are free maps that show self-guided walks of varying durations in the surrounding hills and one of the best breakfasts in Burma. Highly recommended!
What are the different standards of hotel like in Burma?
To illustrate the different levels of accommodation available throughout the country it is worth looking at our preferred hotels in Inle Lake. For those with a more generous budget, it is hard to beat a stilted lake bungalow at the Inle Princess Resort. Set on a peaceful inlet with a dramatic backdrop of mountains, the water bungalows here are gorgeously decorated and offer superb views. The grounds are immaculately kept and the hotel has recently added a (much appreciated) pool, which is ideal for the children after a long day on the lake.
Those on a tighter budget will enjoy the Golden Island Cottages, which again offer floating bungalows right on the lake. The individual wooden bungalows are simple but comfortable and each has a private balcony that is perfect for admiring the picture perfect view. The hotel is operated by local Pa O people and the welcome is heartfelt and warm.
These are just a few examples of places to stay in Burma that past travellers have loved. All our holidays are tailor-made, so once we have found out a bit more about you and your family, we will suggest a range of properties that we think will suit you best.
These are just a few examples of places to stay in Burma that past travellers have loved. All our holidays are tailor-made, so once we have found out a bit more about you and your family, we will suggest a range of properties that we think will suit you best. Get in touch for firsthand advice on family travel in Burma.
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