This small property resides on the western shore of Inle Lake. The hotel has an excellent restaurant with good views of the lake, as well as boasting a small swimming pool.
Inle Princess Resort
The Inle Princess Resort was one of the first properties to pop up on the perimeter of Inle Lake. It boasts beautiful décor with traditional Burmese flair, and the serene ambiance is present throughout the resort, making for a very peaceful stay. Delivering a warm and attentive service, the resort's staff are willing to cater to each and every guest's requests to offer a personalised stay. The location of the resort is ideal, with beautiful views out onto the water, and it's the perfect place to catch the sun rise or stunning sunset behind the Shan Hills.
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The resort offers comfortable accommodation in free standing, stilted chalets, each with a generous amount of space and equipped with quality amenities. Some of the chalets are located in the lush gardens, while others are set right by the lake for wonderful views. After a day of exploring the lake and immersing yourself in the area's fascinating culture, relax on your private terrace and admire the view over the water. Each chalet is dressed in traditional décor, with authentic teak wood carvings and large clay ovens for warmth in the cooler months. They also feature a large, private outdoor shower, which is a great way to cool down in the warmer months.
The Inle Princess Resort stands on the peaceful eastern shore of the lake. Heho Airport is located 50 minutes away by road or one hour by boat and road, making it easily accessible for transfers.
Food and drink
The Inle Princess Resort has one restaurant on site, where you can enjoy a delectable and authentic Shan meal while seated outside over the rippling lake. At night, the lake remains peaceful as you have your dinner by candlelight. During the winter, enjoy your meal indoors in the main dining hall, which is traditionally decorated with high ceilings and romantic lighting. With an attentive staff and generous portions, you are guaranteed to enjoy any meal at the resort. After dinner, you have the option of satisfying your thirst with a refreshing cocktail at the bar-lounge.
Facilities and activities
Guests can relax in the resort's spa, which offers three treatment rooms and a variety of massages.
We hand-picked this resort as it struck us with its peaceful aura and authentic charm. For those seeking a traditional experience on the beautiful shores of Inle Lake, we highly recommend the Inle Princess Resort.
Inle Lake tour ideas
Places & hotels on the map
Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Good value, homely accommodation for a short stay on the lake. There is also an impressive array of birds here as the marshland surrounding the cottages are protected.
A comfortable hotel ideal for those that like a good standard of home comforts with a great restaurant. It offers 38 guest rooms and suites that are spacious and well-appointed, all benefit from a private balcony with lake views.
Although all rooms are clean and comfortable with modern facilities, our preferred rooms are the Royal Villas, which have uninterrupted lake views, complete with some luxury touches such as a Jacuzzi bath.
The Sanctum Inle Resort has an excellent location on the perimeter of picturesque Inle Lake and is one of the larger hotels in the area.
A simple property with friendly staff, Shwe Inn Tha is located in the southern part of the lake, not far from the famous Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda.
A small, boutique property set in a quiet location on the eastern shores of Inle Lake, Villa Inle Resort is reached via the floating gardens that decorate the edge of the lake's surface.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Around Inle Lake there are many small villages which connect to the main lake by means of narrow canals. Once out on the lake you may see the unique leg-rowing fishermen who stand up on their boats to give them a bird's eye view of the fish in the very shallow waters.
Set in and around the stilted villages of Inle Lake the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival is one of the largest Buddhist festivals in Myanmar.
Your rower will guide you through the canals, among the stilt houses and floating gardens of the Intha people who live on the lake. The setting sun will provide at atmospheric light for some memorable photos.