The Hotel - Kalaw Hill Lodge

Kalaw, Burma

At a Glance

  • Located about 20 minutes from Kalaw so very much off the beaten track

  • All rooms have views over the Shan hills

  • You can visit their local farm as well as many other immersive experiences seeing how rural Burma operates

  • Central lounge with lovely fireplace which is ideal on colder nights

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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

It is definitely worth doing the community trail which allows you to experience what rural Burma is all about from visiting farms, local homes and seeing age-old farming techniques still being used

Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation to The Hotel - Kalaw Hill Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Rural Burma


The Kalaw Hill Lodge is a charming 32-bedroom boutique lodge located about a 20-minute drive from Kalaw. Each room has delightful views over the Shan hills and the lodge makes for a perfect base from which to explore the local countryside.

Set within 30 acres of land, the Kalaw Hill Lodge is an ideal destination for those who want a base from which to explore the surrounding, off-the-beaten track countryside. Visit the local farm, head off on a day walk through local villages, go off mountain biking or take a more adventurous trek staying overnight in local homes. The lodge is very close to the colonial railway line, and this can work well as a unique experience whilst staying at the lodge. A big highlight is to visit the Green Valley Elephant Camp where you can feed and wash the resident elephants. The area is also great if you like birdlife and they can arrange experiences based around your specific interests.

There are 32 rooms, all featuring en-suite bathrooms, flat-screen TVs and either a balcony or veranda. There are centrally located communal areas featuring a large lobby upstairs and a dining room downstairs.

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The rooms all have views over the mountains and all are 35sqm, either on the first floor with a balcony or on the ground floor with a terrace. All feature a fireplace, TVs, en-suite bathrooms, safe deposit box and mini bar.


The central lobby area combines a lounge and dining room with a centrally located fireplace. They serve locally inspired dishes and also have a bar to reward yourself with a drink after a walk in the hills.



Clare Monro (Staff)

We actually visited this property on its opening day! So things were absolutely brand new. The views are lovely and it provides a nice base in Kalaw, doing fun rural activities like boat rides, train rides and visiting farms.


  • Kalaw Trekking

    Explore the beauty of the Shan State on this full day trek from Kalaw. Traverse rolling hills, hike through fields and stop in small hill tribe villages accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide whilst soaking up the sweeping valley views.

Vacation Ideas

  • Myanmar for Teenagers

    Yangon, Kalaw, Inle Lake, Mandalay, Yandabo, Bagan & Ngapali

    from $4400 pp 13 nights

    • Perfect to visit in October Half Term, Christmas, February Half Term and Easter Vacations
    • Perfect family adventure filled with fun activities
    • Lots of opportunities to head off cycling through the countryside

Location & directions

Kalaw, Burma

Kalaw is located in southern Shan State and links very easily with a visit to Inle Lake.

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Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation to The Hotel - Kalaw Hill Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Rural Burma

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