Inle Princess Resort
The charming Inle Princess Resort is located on the eastern lakeside, with many of its thatched, stilted cottages lining the water, while others, to the rear, offer views across the fields and distant mountain.
Why we love this resort?
The Inle Lake View Resort is a deluxe boutique hotel on the shores of Inle Lake, built on 24 acres of lush land of trees and flowers, ideally located in a picturesque area overlooking the lake on the western shore. It can also be accessed by road. The resort has 38 rooms, which are large and spacious, all with a private balcony and views of the Lake.
They are tastefully decorated with Burmese style furniture and the beds are very large. The spa center is beautifully designed and very relaxing. Wander across the lush, well kept gardens and you’ll find a charming restaurant and bar, with outdoor seating. There is a good vineyard within walking distance, producing perhaps surprisingly good wine, although the resort does have its own rather special “wine cave”, which contains a couple of thousand international varieties.
Each of the 46 guest chalets was built by Intha carpenters out of bamboo and reclaimed hardwoods such as teak and pyinkado; all have enormous windows to capture the sparkling light and private terraces to take advantage of the spectacular vistas. Shan and Intha silk textures and ceramics add splashes of color; clay-oven-inspired fireplaces pump up the heat on chilly evenings and fun rowboat-shaped baths bring the outdoors in. Meals are excellent and varied (a bonus in these parts), with international and Burmese favorites served alongside specialties of the Shan, Intha, Padaung and Pao ethnic minorities.