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Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel
Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel
Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel
Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel
Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel
Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel
Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel

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8.7

Excellent

78 reviews

78 reviews

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Housekeeping2
Food & Dining1
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9.3

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
Available
Popular landmarks
Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery 2.8 km
Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda 6.0 km
Indein Village 10.7 km
Hpaung Daw U Pagoda 11.6 km
Bawrithat Pagoda 14.6 km
Yadanar Manaung Pagoda 15.6 km
Golden Cave Monastery 15.8 km
Mingalar Market 16.1 km
Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery 18.5 km
Nearby landmarks
Floating Gardens 2.7 km
Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery 2.8 km
Nga Hpe Chaung 2.9 km
Inle Lake 4.9 km
International clinic 5.7 km
Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda 6.0 km
Maing Thauk Bridge 7.2 km
Rural Healthcare center 7.2 km
Maing Thouk Village 7.3 km
Nampan 7.6 km

Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel

Thale-U Village, Nyaung Shwe, Southern Inle Lake, Inle Lake, Myanmar - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Southern Inle Lake part of Inle Lake, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Indein Village. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage and restaurant on-site.

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Highlights

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Currency exchange

Daily housekeeping

Wellness
Everything you need for a rejuvenating retreat for both body and spirit.
Spa & Beauty
Massage
Eco & Adventure
Canoeing
Hiking

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Value for money8.4
Location rating9.3
Nearest airportHeho Airport (HEH)
Distance to airport28.6 km

Rooms available at Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.9

Superior Bungalow
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Lake view
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Mountain view
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Deluxe Bungalow (No Window,Area:27)
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    DELUXE BUNGALOW 2 TWIN BEDS 1 BED
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                BUNGALOW 2 BEDS 2 TWIN BEDS
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                  Frequently asked questions

                  What time is check-in and check-out at Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel?

                  Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

                  How do I get to Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel?

                  Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 45 USD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the resort. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Inle Lake with private transportation, the resort can arrange both taxis or car rental.

                  Is breakfast offered at Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel?

                  Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 10 USD if not included in the room rate.

                  What are my dining options at Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel?

                  Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

                  What is the smoking policy at Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel?

                  Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

                  What restaurants are nearby Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel?

                  Restaurants including Golden Moon Restaurant, Htun Htun and Inthar Heritage House are popular in Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel’s neighborhood which is known as Southern Inle Lake.

                  What are popular attractions near Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel?

                  Guests at Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel can easily visit Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery and Nga Hpe Chaung located in the Southern Inle Lake area.

                  What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel?

                  Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel’s nearby natural sights include Nan Pan boat station located in the same Southern Inle Lake area.

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                  What people love about Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel

                  • 9.6

                    Exceptional
                    Staff 

                    "The staff were marvelous (Especially Eng at the front desk who had excellent English and helped us with several travel arrangements)."

                    Deanna

                    |

                    March 1, 2020

                  • 10

                    Exceptional
                    Location

                    "Great location, superb staff."

                    MANISH

                    |

                    December 30, 2019

                  • 10

                    Exceptional

                    "Basically most of the hotels built around the lake, so no doubt most of them have great view."

                    Yen

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                    August 27, 2019

                  Overall rating:

                  8.7

                  Excellent
                  78 reviews
                  Cleanliness
                  8.9
                  Facilities
                  8.0
                  Location
                  9.3
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                  More about Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel

                  Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel

                  Do more sightseeing in the famous neighborhoods of Inle Lake with a stay at Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel. Experience the joy of multiple options for activities at this convenient location! Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel is a perfect starting point for numerous sightseeing and tourist choices, with a location just 10.7 km from the Indein Village.
                  At Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel, guests are bound to have a stress-free stay. Keep up with all your communications easily with the resort's free Wi-Fi. Getting from and back to the airport can be easily arranged with the resort's airport transfer services. Taxi, car hire and shuttle services provided by the resort make exploring Inle Lake even more convenient.
                  Guests can enjoy convenient available parking right at the resort. Front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes can assist with your needs. Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the resort's ticket service and tours. Packing light is possible at Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel thanks to the resort's dry cleaning service and laundry service keeping your clothes clean.
                  Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by resort.
                  All rooms at Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel are designed for comfort. For your comfort, some rooms at the resort are equipped with blackout curtains and air conditioning. Some rooms at Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel even come with extra design features such as a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment amenities including the television is provided in some rooms.
                  In some select rooms, you can find a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar at your disposal. Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel also provides a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


                  Dining and things to do

                  Every day at Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel begins with a delicious in-house breakfast. Enjoy the morning bliss with a sip of good coffee at the cafe located in the resort. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the resort, for whenever you get hungry. A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the resort's bar.
                  Apart from amenities and services, Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel goes the extra mile to make sure all guests make the most of their time. End your days in total relaxation with a visit to the massage, located right at the resort. Cool off on hot days by joining water-world activities like fishing. If you like water sports, you'll appreciate the convenience of canoes provided by Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel.
                  Engage in some easy evening fun with other guests with the resort's hiking trails. Grab some last-minute needs or local souvenirs for yourself or those back home without having to go anywhere at the shops and souvenir shops available right at on-site.


                  Reasons to stay here

                  Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 88% cheaper than other options.
                  Ranking higher than 90% of the city's accommodations options, this is a great choice for location.
                  Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 82% of accommodations in the city.

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                  Amenities and facilities
                  Excellent
                  Facilities

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                  6 mentions

                  Breakfast

                  3 mentions

                  Food & Dining

                  2 mentions

                  Internet

                  1 mention

                  Languages spoken

                  • English
                  • Burmese

                  Accessibility

                  • Wheelchair accessible

                  Internet access

                  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
                  • Wi-Fi in public areas

                  Things to do, ways to relax

                  • Canoeing
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Massage
                  • Ticket services
                  • Tours

                  Dining, drinking, and snacking

                  • Bar
                  • Coffee shop
                  • Restaurants
                  • Room service [24-hour]

                  Services and conveniences

                  • Concierge
                  • Currency exchange
                  • Daily housekeeping
                  • Doorman
                  • Dry cleaning
                  • Elevator
                  • Facilities for disabled guests
                  • Gift/souvenir shop
                  • Laundry service
                  • Luggage storage
                  • Safety deposit boxes
                  • Shops
                  • Smoking area

                  For the kids

                  • Babysitting service
                  • Family room

                  Access

                  • Check-in/out [express]
                  • Check-in/out [private]
                  • Check-in [24-hour]
                  • Front desk [24-hour]
                  • Pets allowed
                  • Security [24-hour]

                  Getting around

                  • Airport transfer
                  • Car park [on-site]
                  • Rental car
                  • Shuttle service
                  • Taxi service

                  Sports equipment rental

                  • Bicycle rental

                  Available in all rooms

                  • Coffee/tea maker
                  • Free bottled water
                  • Free welcome drink
                  • Hair dryer
                  • Mini bar
                  • Non-smoking
                  • Seating area
                  • Shower
                  • Telephone
                  • Toiletries
                  • Towels
                  • Wake-up service
                  • Wi-Fi [free]
                  Food and dining
                  Breakfast options
                  • Continental
                  • Buffet
                  Location
                  Thale-U Village, Nyaung Shwe, Southern Inle Lake, Inle Lake, Myanmar
                  Exceptional
                  Location

                  9.3

                  Airports

                  • Heho Airport (HEH)
                    28.6 km
                  • Loikaw Airport (LIW)
                    97.0 km

                  Hospital or clinic

                  • International clinic
                    5.7 km
                  What's nearby

                  Popular landmarks

                  • Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery
                    2.8 km
                  • Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda
                    6.0 km
                  • Indein Village
                    10.7 km
                  • Hpaung Daw U Pagoda
                    11.6 km
                  • Bawrithat Pagoda
                    14.6 km
                  • Yadanar Manaung Pagoda
                    15.6 km
                  • Golden Cave Monastery
                    15.8 km
                  • Mingalar Market
                    16.1 km
                  • Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery
                    18.5 km

                  Nearby landmarks

                  • Floating Gardens
                    2.7 km
                  • Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery
                    2.8 km
                  • Nga Hpe Chaung
                    2.9 km
                  • Inle Lake
                    4.9 km
                  • International clinic
                    5.7 km
                  • Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda
                    6.0 km
                  • Maing Thauk Bridge
                    7.2 km
                  • Rural Healthcare center
                    7.2 km
                  • Maing Thouk Village
                    7.3 km
                  • Nampan
                    7.6 km
                  Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
                  Property policies
                  Children and extra beds

                  Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

                  All children are welcome.

                  Infant 0-1 year(s)
                  Stay for free if using existing bedding.
                  Baby cot/crib available upon request
                  Children 2-5 year(s)
                  Stay for free if using existing bedding.
                  If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
                  Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
                  Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
                  Others
                  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
                  Some helpful facts

                  Check-in/Check-out

                  • Check-in from14:00
                  • Check-out until12:00

                  Getting around

                  • Airport transfer fee45 USD
                  • Travel time to airport (minutes)120

                  Extras

                  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)10 USD

                  The property

                  • Number of restaurants1
                  • Number of rooms 30
                  • Room voltage220
                  • Year property opened2000
                  • Most recent renovation2013

                  Reviews of Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel from real guests

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                  8.7
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                  10
                  Cleanliness8.9
                  Facilities8.0
                  Location9.3
                  Room comfort and quality8.9
                  Service9.1
                  Value for money8.4
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                  8-9 Excellent (14)
                  7-8 Very Good (11)
                  6-7 Good (2)
                  <6 Below Expectation (2)
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                  Mar - May (13)
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                  Dec - Feb (22)
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                  9.0
                  Exceptional
                  Kevin from United Kingdom
                  Couple
                  Superior Bungalow
                  Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

                  Serine Inle Lake Beauty”

                  Location, Comfort, Peacefulness

                  The hotel is located mid-way down the east coast on Inle Lake - having traveled to Myanmar's biggest and most beautiful Inn Daw Gyi in Kachin State twice I wanted to avoid the mainstream crowds that throng around northern Inle Lake. For the kid of traveler who likes solitude, serenity and something special GIC Thale-U hits the spot perfectly - the location is tricky to reach by car (most come via boat which would be advisable for most) - I had driven up from Yangon via Napyidaw (not worth bothering with) so make sure have GPS handy to get you to the hotel. The hotel does have a simple guest house for your driver should you need it. The room (215) was outstandingly beautiful - the furnishings and finish quality excellent with a private balcony over looking the lake to the west (sunset). My only real complaint is the quirky gas water heating they used which was not ideal when the gas runs out and your in the middle of a shower! Also in Dec (to Feb) it is cold - low teens 'C, so make sure have some warm layers - the room itself has more than adequate cozy bedding. Wifi was OK too. NB: There are no TV's in rooms - great but some may feel lost for entertainment. Restaurant was very good IMO - not cheap but decent value for money and staff friendly and attentive on the whole. NB: For USD 430/person you can now take a balloon ride over Inle Lake - it's run by the same guys who do the Balloons over Bagan for half the price - why so pricey not sure, but if price dropped a little I'd be very tempted - and if your going to splash some cash this would be highly recommended.

                  Reviewed December 14, 2015

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                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Mary from United States
                  Couple
                  Superior Bungalow
                  Stayed 3 nights in August 2017

                  Exceptional”

                  My partner and I LOVED staying at Golden Island Cottages Thale-U!! The room and view was perfect. The dinners and Breakfasts were amazing that the staff couldn't be more pleasant, helpful and attentive. Above all of this, Golden Island Cottage is an initiative that helps youth in the community and you feel good about spending your money with them. We only wish we had stayed for more nights!! If we are able to make it back to Inle Lake again, we would definitely stay with Golden Island Cottage.

                  Reviewed August 30, 2017

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                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Edmund from United Kingdom
                  Solo traveler
                  Superior Bungalow
                  Stayed 4 nights in December 2015

                  Wonderful hotel, idyllic surroundings, thank you”

                  Location on the lake is perfect for trips and sunsets, staff are wonderfully kind, food is delicious, it is run as a cooperative for the local Pa-o people so ethics are great.

                  Really great hotel, wish we could have stayed longer than the four days we had, though was the most inexpensive of the hotels we stayed in in Myanmar. Idyllic positioning on lake within reach of Naunshwe, easy access by boat to the key pagodas, good positioning for bike trips around the lake, swimming off the front decks in the lake in the mornings or to cool down after bike ride, best massages my girlfriend and I have had which were remarkably inexpensive (Thai/Japanese style with real care and focus). Rooms were great - spacious, with wide verandas, long beds (good for tall people - am 6'4") and very clean. Worth slight premium for Delux room. Genuinely thoughtful staff treated us and all guests wonderfully, nothing was too much trouble. Food was very tasty (best veggie options and lake fish we found in the area) inventive fresh juice cocktails irresistible (vodka, fresh ginger and honey lemon was the winner). It is run as a social enterprise that provides employment for the Pa-O, the majority people on the east side of Inle Lake so represents the kind of ethical tourism worth supporting. lHad a wonderful stay - can't recommend it enough and really look forward to returning. Thank you GIC Thale U.

                  Reviewed December 23, 2015

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                  8.0
                  Excellent
                  Joanne from United States
                  Solo traveler
                  Superior Bungalow
                  Stayed 3 nights in February 2017

                  Fantastic location, a so-so value”

                  I like to support these cottages because they're run by the Pa-Oh people, a group that has their own Self-Administration Zone. The location is wonderful - halfway down Inle Lake, and close to the artisan village and other sites. If you stay in Nyaung Shwe, it's quite a long boat ride to get to the southern end of the lake. But at the Golden Island Cottages, you're much closer. The cottages are beautiful - thatched walls, each with their own balcony on the water, and large bathroom with bathtub. Breakfast is OK - typical Asian offerings with an egg station, toast, jam, coffee & tea, and some pastries. You can order Shan noodles the night before, which I recommend - they were delicious. The Japanese massage was a great deal for the price - about $7.50 USD - and she came to my cabin. The one thing to highly recommend this place is that you can exit through the back of the resort, and walk through the village to a pagoda on the main road. This combination of land/water is really unusual, and is nice for those times when you want to get a walk in without getting on a boat to go somewhere. Some down sides are noise - the walls of the cottages are very thin, and people talking in the next cabin over sound like they're in the cabin with you. The boats on the lake still use very loud two-stroke engines, and one night there was a boat idling it's engine at midnight for over an hour. The bed was quite uncomfortable. We did manage to get thinner pillows delivered - for some reason, most Myanmar hotels include huge, very high pillows. Recommended sites: Indein Village, especially the pagoda with the stupas scattered about next to the walkway to the pagoda. The artisan village with silversmiths, parasol/paper makers, weavers - lots of restaurants in this area. Intha Heritage House - expensive ($25, I think) but it's very educational and includes a very, very good lunch. Paung Da U Monastery, especially if you manage to be there when the 5-day market is behind it. Also,

                  Reviewed February 08, 2017

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                  9.6
                  Exceptional
                  Deanna from Thailand
                  Group
                  Superior Bungalow
                  Stayed 3 nights in February 2020

                  Cute cottages run by locals!”

                  My girlfriend and I decided to explore Inle Lake and we stayed here for 3 nights. The cottages are cute and clean and have a bathroom and a patio facing the sunset. They have great service and food/drink options and prices are reasonable. The staff were marvelous (Especially Eng at the front desk who had excellent English and helped us with several travel arrangements). We weren't quite prepared for how isolated we would be in a cottage on the water-you can walk to a village (great place to get photos of the rice paddies) or get a boat to go anywhere else. We took a boat tour each day and got to see a lot of local artisans (blacksmith, parasol, boats, silver, silk/lotus/cotton weaving) as well as the floating gardens, a monastary, In Diem pagoada, and the local fishermen at sunset . This is a great quiet place to stay on the lake and it feels good to be giving your money to locals and not to a resort that is destroying the ecosystem!

                  Reviewed March 01, 2020

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                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Yen from Hong Kong SAR, China
                  Couple
                  Superior Bungalow
                  Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

                  One of my best stay in Myanmar!”

                  It's my second time in Inle, and it's still very nice. I chose to stay around the lake for a some time and then in Naung Shwe also. Although you can totally get cheaper hotels in Naung Shwe and get day tour on a boat, staying in hotels around the lake is a completely different experience. Basically most of the hotels built around the lake, so no doubt most of them have great view. The rest comes down to travel distances, facilities, room cleanliness, staff and such. Everything here is nice, food also, but the reasons I chose this hotel are: 1. It's relatively cheaper than the other 2. (very important) It's located somewhat in the eastern part of the lake, so it's save half of the traveling time compare to the hotels in the very south. 3. (also very important) They have quite a big private water entrance, so you don't have to worry about the boat engine begin too noise and run back and forth near your room. At night I could see so many stars right above. Everything is just great!

                  Reviewed August 27, 2019

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                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Sabina from Singapore
                  Family with young children
                  Superior Bungalow
                  Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

                  Amazing location in Inle Lake”

                  Out stay was too short in Inle Lake. The hotel was just beautiful and an amazing location to explore the Inle Lake area. The sunrise and sunsets view were amazing. The staff were super helpfull and friendly. We were travelling with small children and they amazing with the kids. The food at the hotel was also quite good. Amazing stay.

                  Reviewed November 07, 2018

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                  9.6
                  Exceptional
                  Nora from Germany
                  Couple
                  Superior Bungalow
                  Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

                  Great location and hospitality!”

                  Best hotel facility we staid in so far in Myanmar. Very nice cottages, clean room and bathroom. Amazing views over the lake and the sun set. You can do trips by boat or bike into all different directions. The staff was very friendly and their hospitality was great. I was only missing good recommendations what we could do off the beaten track. Last but not least, I suggesti to pay cash, since the hotel charges more than 10% for credit card usage.

                  Reviewed February 15, 2016

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                  9.2
                  Exceptional
                  wee from Malaysia
                  Group
                  Superior Bungalow
                  Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

                  fabulous time at heaven-like villa”

                  we stayed 2 nights at the villa facing excellent lake view. The location is serene and good for photography in the dawn and evening sunset. We walked around the village behind it and people greeted you along the way. it is definitely a good choice if you want to stay away from the busy and noisy part of the lake. there is no other choices of restaurant around it but the hotel restaurant cooking is decent with reasonable price. We like the deep fry lake fish which is a popular dish recommended by the staff.

                  Reviewed January 03, 2019

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                  8.0
                  Excellent
                  Michael from Germany
                  Couple
                  Superior Bungalow
                  Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

                  Beatifull stay on the lake.”

                  Nice location, nice bungalows in the lake and beatifull views

                  Rustic but nice and clean bungalows on stilts in the lake. Location is close to the main spots at the inle lake. The views at sunset and sunrise are beatifull. Hotel restaurant was OK. No other choices available without boat ride. For a 2-3 nights stay I would clearly give my recommendation.

                  Reviewed January 06, 2014

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                  9.6
                  Exceptional
                  Ioana from United States
                  Group
                  Superior Bungalow
                  Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

                  Perfect stay!”

                  We were a group of 7 and loved our stay at GIC! The bungalows were very clean and comfortable and the staff extremely helpful. They arranged boats for us, as well as tours (lake, trekking, vineyard), making our stay both relaxing and fun. The food at the restaurant was delicious too! It might not be the newest or fanciest hotel on the lake, but the atmosphere was wonderful and we couldn't recommend it more!

                  Reviewed April 24, 2018

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                  6.8
                  Good
                  Peter from Germany
                  Couple
                  Superior Bungalow
                  Stayed 4 nights in May 2016

                  Not enough value for money”

                  It was the 10th time I have visited Myanmar, last time in this hotel 2008. A sharp increase of money making efforts but no increase in value is what I had to observe. I couldn't shake off the freling of getting ripped of at the InleLake and in the hotel itself. The hotel offers boat service, you will need their boat if you don't organize it before you arrive. The problem, ever changing rules what is included in the price and what not. It has been sold like „20000 per day, you can go everywhere on the lake". Not so bad but not true. I took their boat in the morning 2hrs and at sunset for 2hrs only. With changing explanations ("you can go only into one direction, not first time to the right and then later to the left" and similar, not included if you want to go to this or that village, etc) the front desk attempted to charge 2x20000, which is about 40USD. Unpleasant experience. The hotel itself is in great location and staff is friendly. But the price is in no way justified, even if other hotels are same expensive, internationally compared the value is not enough. No reason to pay double or triple the price of Thailand in a country which was the cheapest travel destination in Asia. Food extremely overpriced too, in the hotel and also outside. Food taste in the hotel is not great! Breakfast toast and eggs with some fruit salad. Ok for a 2star hotel, not OK for a 4star. Wifi present but not connected to internet! They do have a 3G GSM WiFi hotspot for own use, but they are reluctant to topup the prepaid, so u normally won't be connected. I asked to have internet access and they helped out with their hotspot a few times, which was nice but a stable internet connection is a must have. No aircon, no TV inside cottages, they do have TV for own purpose. Aircon was in May not necessary, the nights were cold. Good hot water, large bath tub. Tip: Get the boat transfer from the hotel's office in the city, one way is 12000, otherwise the boat operators will charge for the transfe

                  Reviewed May 07, 2016

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                  9.2
                  Exceptional
                  Junping from Singapore
                  Couple
                  Deluxe Bungalow
                  Stayed 1 night in December 2017

                  Clean and comfortable”

                  It was a comfy and cozy place. The room was just as shown in the picture. Everything was clean. They provided umbrellas in the room in case of wet weather. We arrived in the early morning and expected to wait in the lobby till check in but they kindly guided us to our room and even provided breakfast. The location was a little far from the main town but it was perfect for the view of both the mountains and the lake. Bird watchers would enjoy this accommodation with trees full of birds just right by their main building. Brrak

                  Reviewed December 25, 2017

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                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Karen from United Kingdom
                  Couple
                  Superior Bungalow
                  Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

                  A big thank you to the staff for our stay on Inle Lake. Arrival or departure by boat. ”

                  Pros: celebrated our wedding anniversary and birthday here - their kindness was outstanding - cake, singing, gift. Easy access to the lake activities. Fantastic mountain lake views. Romantic setting. Only downside would be the shower fixing, had to hand hold.

                  Reviewed February 22, 2019

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                  Thank you very much for enjoy our service and left us your constructive comments on our property. hopeful seeing you again.

                  Responded March 12, 2019
                  Golden Island Cottages Thale-U Hotel
                  9.0
                  Exceptional
                  Christine from United States
                  Group
                  Superior Bungalow
                  Stayed 2 nights in April 2015

                  Delightful”

                  Location, service, comfort

                  We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at GIC. Sitting on the verandah with a book in hand in the evening was the best! There is no A/C, but we didn't need it, even in hot April. Perched over the lake, the rooms are very spacious and comfortable. One has a choice of breakfast - traditional Pa-an or Western; we had both, which were very good. I would recommend it to anyone.

                  Reviewed May 02, 2015

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                  9.6
                  Exceptional
                  Lukas from Czech Republic
                  Couple
                  Deluxe Bungalow
                  Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

                  One of the best places I have ever stayed ”

                  Absolutely breathtaking place to please your soul. Stunning sunrises and sunsets over the lake. Bit remote but definitely worth it. Accessible only by the boat. Cool welcome ceremony. :) One of the best places I have ever stayed. Not many tourists. So enjoy it before they discover it. :) attentive staff and really good cuisine - curry was yummy.

                  Reviewed December 24, 2018

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                  8.7
                  Excellent
                  Maria from United States
                  Couple
                  Superior Bungalow
                  Stayed 2 nights in April 2015

                  Beautiful hotel on the lake next to bird reserve”

                  Super spacious rooms , balcony overlooking the lake, bird reserve behid hotel

                  Wonderful opening the curtains in the morning and looking at the lake, boats and fishermen!The room was huge, had tea kettle, stocked minifridge and bathroom had a tub. The views spectacular! It should be 4 or 5 star rated.The reception is helpful and can get you boat rides and airport transfers.

                  Reviewed April 12, 2015

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                  9.2
                  Exceptional
                  Leah from United States
                  Couple
                  Superior Bungalow
                  Stayed 1 night in May 2017

                  Great Anniversary Getaway”

                  We had a great time at GIC 2! I had stayed here before and wanted to take my husband the minute I set foot there. Everything was great, from location to service to quality. The only reasons I didn't give 5 stars in cleanliness is because there are a lot of mosquitoes that like to get in the bathtub after you use it, so you can't really use it again unless housekeeping comes. We were only there for one night so couldn't use it again in the morning before we left, but had we stayed another night they would have cleaned it for us. If you're not a bug person, though, it's something to keep in mind. Facilities didn't get 5 stars because the wifi didn't work in the hotel rooms, and it barely worked in the lobby/restaurant area. However we were there to get away from it all and relax for a night and were not inconvenienced by this. Someone may want to call and check on this before staying, because the first time I was there the Internet did work well in the hotel rooms. Overall, great stay for your money and BEAUTIFUL location that you won't regret!

                  Reviewed June 02, 2017

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                  7.3
                  Very good
                  Emma from United Kingdom
                  Couple
                  Superior Bungalow
                  Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

                  Peace and quiet”

                  Location, view and peace.

                  We loved this hotel. We stayed here for two nights and then spent more nights in the town. Our two nights here were great. The hotel is peaceful and you can easily spend a whole day on the deck watching the lake. We ate here (because there's not really anywhere else to go) and the food was fine,not amazing but fine. The breakfast was one of the better ones from our whole stay in Myanmar. The rooms themselves could do with a bit of updating but are clean and comfortable. We would go back to this hotel, for sure.

                  Reviewed April 26, 2014

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                  8.0
                  Excellent
                  Chenxi from China
                  Couple
                  Superior Bungalow
                  Stayed 1 night in May 2017

                  Nice view and relaxing”

                  All of the cottages have fabulous sunset view. It was also amazing seeing so many birds live behind hotel. Felt close to the nature. The cottage inside was better than it looks on pictures. Very clean. However, it was too hot to fall asleep without air conditioner in May. There were some insects too.......

                  Reviewed June 08, 2017

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