Hpa-An, Karen State, Burma
Hpa-An Lodge is a boutique hotel with 18 individual cottages, located at the foot of the dramatic Mount Zwekabin in Burma's southern Karen State. Ideal for those looking to get off the beaten track, it provides a comfortable base for exploring the area.
At a Glance
A boutique hotel with 18 cottages
Two family cottages ideal for a family of five
Allows guests to explore the southern Karen/Ka-Yin State
Peaceful, rural feel with stunning views of Mount Zwekabin
Ideal for those wishing to get off the beaten track
To start planning your vacation to Hpa-An Lodge
Hpa-An Lodge is a rural property allowing guests to explore the southern Karen (or Ka-Yin) State, which is synonymous with its dramatic scenery filled with caves, monoliths, mountains and rivers. Nearby villages are characterized by the weaving industry where looms are used daily to create colorful clothing in the local style, which are worn by staff at the hotel, and which adorns the cushions on the cottage balconies and beds.
Hpa-An Lodge has just 18 tasteful cottages which can be found dotted around paths, of which two are Family Cottages. The Cottages are spacious, furnished with teak, white linen and locally woven fabrics. Bathrooms are equipped with stand-alone showers and porcelain sinks, and there is a dressing area with wardrobe. The hotel has an ecological feel to it and is sympathetic to its surroundings, while the gardens are well-tended.
There is a swimming pool with sun-loungers and a terrace with a bar, where snacks, drinks and barbecue facilities are located. Hpa-An Lodge has one restaurant serving international and traditional local cuisine. Mountain bikes can be rented to explore the surrounding countryside.
There are 18 Karen Cottages at Hpa-An Lodge, 16 of the Cottages are 1-bedroom, and two are Family Cottages with three bedrooms sleeping up to five guests. 11 of the 1-bedroom Cottages have double beds and five of them are twins. Rooms are equipped with mosquito nets, wardrobes, mini-bars and balconies with comfortable seats.
Measuring 45sqm, five of the Karen Cottages are twins and 11 are doubles.
|Karen Family Duplex Cottage||
There are two Karen Family Duplex Cottages, which have three bedrooms. One bedroom has a double bed, one bedroom has twin beds and the third bedroom has a single bed. These Family Cottages are split over two levels with an external staircase.
Hpa-An Lodge has one restaurant serving international and traditional local cuisine. There is also a pool terrace where drinks and snacks are served, and a barbecue can be set up during high season. Complimentary WiFi is offered in the rooms and there is also a laundry service.
Guests can explore the surrounding area, visiting local villages, monasteries, and go for a sunset cruise on the nearby Than-Lwin River.
Location & Directions
Hpa-An, Karen State, Burma
Hpa-An Lodge is located in the Southern state of Karen (or Ka-Yin), at the foot of Mount Zwekabin and close to the Than-Lwin River.
When to go
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.