A lovely place to stay next to the water
24/01/2019 thedanguy, Orange County
After an overnight bus ride from Bagan, our hotel concierge Thiha promptly whisked us up to our corner room at 6AM for an extra early check-in, free of charge. From the balcony we can see the town sky... more
After an overnight bus ride from Bagan, our hotel concierge Thiha promptly whisked us up to our corner room at 6AM for an extra early check-in, free of charge. From the balcony we can see the town skyline on the left side and the festive river below on the right.
It was the perfect place to be! The river is busy with long tailed boats ferrying tomatoes, bananas and other goods to the brim. From early in the morning and late a night when the boats light on their lanterns, it's such a lively place to watch the pulsing rhythm of Inle Lake. Despite the proximity to the river boat traffic, there is no noise in the room with the balcony door closed.
The room is large and well furnished. We usually had a buffet for breakfast but one slow day when there weren't enough guests, they served a la carte menu. Since the hotel is right next to the water, there are plenty of options for getting a boat ride anytime. Restaurants and a local market are all nearby within easy walking distance. Be mindful that many of these restaurants are geared toward local customers and while we tried most of them and found them satisfying and delicious, some Western tourists may appreciate other tourist-catered establishments a stroll further away.
The hotel also gives us vouchers for drinks at the roof top bar which comes with roasted nuts and of course the beautiful view of rustic Inle.
Another outstanding quality about this hotel is their staff. They are all gentle, helpful and kind. All requests or questions are taken respectfully and taken care of in the friendliest manner. Thiha is one of the wonderful staff here and he went out of his way to make sure we experience the best of the town. He offered to accompany us, free of charge, to see the water festival and the lake, just to practice his English skill and he certainly made a great companion for us that day.
For us, the hotel offers the best combination of convenience, exposure to local culture, immediate access to the river/lake, a great view and last but not least, the outstanding welcoming staff. If anything we may come back just to visit our new friends here at the hotel. less
SaiSwanSaiM, Manager at Thousand Island Hotel, responded to this review
Greetings from Best Western Thousand Island Hotel, Inle Lake, Myanmar. I would like to say that thank you for choosing Thousand Island Hotel for your recent stay in Nyaungshwe, Inle Lake. Your feedback would be much appreciated and we will try our best to improve both management and service for our lovely guests. Thanks again, and we hope you'll choose Thousand Island Hotel the next time you're in Nyaungshwe, Inle Lake, Myanmar.
Sai Swan Sai Mei
Thousand Island Hotel, Inle Lake, Myanmar