Inle Princess Resort

Inle Lake, Burma

At a Glance

  • Renowned as one of the best hotels on the lake, ideal for families or couples

  • Watch the fishermen return at the end of the day from your lakeview villa

  • Visit in the winter when it is quite cool - the fireplaces in the villas create a cosy atmosphere

  • The restaurants serve many local and ethnic dishes as well as Thai and western cuisine

  • The spa chalets offer yoga and meditation

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Best time to Visit

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The best time to visit Burma is during the dry season from November to April. At this time the warm and sunny days are ideal for sightseeing throughout the country. The temperatures start to rise in March and May to September is best avoided as this is the rainy season when sightseeing can become difficult.

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Insider's View

Choose a River Front Room for spectacular views as your balcony dangles over the river's edge

Hire a bicycle and cycle around the area; with the mountains as a backdrop, it makes for the perfect setting.

If you fancy a break from Burmese food, this is the hotel for you! It has western options which are absolutely delicious.

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Inle Princess Resort or take a look at our itineraries to Inle Lake

Description

The Inle Princess Resort is the original and best, with a lovely welcoming atmosphere. Lying within the blue mountain ranges on the east bank of Inle Lake near the Magyizin village, it is ideally located to explore the wonderful lake.

Inle Princess Resort rests on the eastern shore of Inle Lake within the blue treetop ranges of the Shan Hills. Just a 20-minute boat ride from the town of Nyaung Shwe and near the village of Magyisin, the Resort is a perfect base from which to explore the wonders of Inle Lake and the surrounding region.

The lake's top resort offers guests a secluded retreat with 46 traditional wooden chalets, built upon stilts along the shallow waters of the shoreline. The spacious rooms were built by local craftsmen using native woods and bamboo and are decorated with Burmese silk textiles. The rooms also feature private balconies with impressive views of fields, mountains and Inle Lake.

The Inle Princess Resort's restaurant serves a variety of International, Myanmar and Chinese dishes including the local specialties of the Shan, Intha, and Pao ethnic minorities. Guests can dine in the main dining room or outside on the terrace. The terrace bar is the ideal spot for relaxing with an evening sunset drink overlooking the lake.

Excursions out on the resort boat to nearby villages and pagodas are available, as are Shan-style Buddhist wedding blessings or bird-watching opportunities. The spa chalets, the only ones of their kind in the region, offer yoga and meditation classes.

The Inle Princess Resort blends harmoniously with its surroundings and offers guests the best in modern comforts, professional service, and a truly unforgettable visit.

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Accommodation

The resort has 46 chalets and we highly recommend the ones with a lake front location for the best views. Each chalet has panoramic windows to make the most of the wonderful surrounding scenery. Other chalets have garden and mountain views.

Each chalets has a writing desk, coffee table and chairs, day bed, mini bar, IDD telephone, a wardrobe containing a safety deposit box, a chimney for clod season and a dual type air-con for hot season. Each Chalet is provided with complimentary tea, coffee & mineral water.

Childcare

Children of all ages are welcome to come and stay at Inle Princess Resort. However, there are no child care facilities except babysitting.

Facilities

The hotel has a restaurant which serves traditional yet delicious Shan, Intha, European, Thai, Chinese and Vegetarian cuisine. Your dinner experience will be greatly complimented by the breath-taking views of the lake from your table.

The hotel also boasts a fantastic wine cellar with wines from all over the world as well as locally.

Activities

During your stay you can go on visits to the floating market, local villages and pagodas, temples and monasteries.

Reviews

4

Clare Monro (Staff)

I really liked the position of Inle Princess, and the individual villas, but I did feel that the decor was a little dated. The food here is fantastic, and it is in a very peaceful location on the lake.

4

Sarah Baxter (Staff)

With around 46 rooms over 55 acres of land, this stunningly sprawling resort, set in lush green gardens is one of my absolute favorites on Inle Lake. As soon as you arrive, either by road or boat from the lake you immediately relax in the totally tranquil surroundings, where the only sounds are from the lake and gardens. I enjoyed the most peaceful stay here and did not want to tear myself away from it. The Lake View rooms boast stunning views, best enjoyed as the sun is setting from the luxury of your deck chair. I stayed in a Pond View room, which are a great size and really well designed. If you are worried about missing out on the sunset, the restaurant terrace is the perfect place for a sundowner.

4

Sophie Jones (Staff)

Inle Princess Resort is located in a quiet section of the river surrounded by working farms where Ox happily graze on the river banks and then plop themselves into the water for a refreshing swim when the midday heat becomes too much. The views from the resort are stunning and the sunsets that we had here were incredible with the mountains in the distance beyond the river banks. I had such a lovely evening here watching the sunset and sipping an absolutely delicious minty/lemony cocktail - amazing!

Experiences

  • Tour of Inle Lake

    Cruise around Inle Lake on your private boat, exploring the floating villages, pagodas, markets and monasteries while enjoying the stunning backdrop of the lake. Investigate the various local handicrafts such as cheroot making, carpentry and weaving.

  • Visit to Taunggyi, Kakku and Wine Estate

    Take a day trip into the remote areas east of Inle Lake, stopping in the capital of Shan, Taunggyi, to see the market before carrying onto the lost ruins of Kakku and finally coming back to Inle via a remote hill tribe village and a finale of tasting wine

Location & directions

Inle Lake, Burma

The Inle Princess Resort lies within the blue mountain ranges on the east bank of Inle Lake near the Magyizin village.

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