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Hotel Brilliant
Hotel Brilliant
Hotel Brilliant
Hotel Brilliant
Hotel Brilliant
Hotel Brilliant
Hotel Brilliant

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8.9

Excellent

430 reviews

430 reviews

Housekeeping23
Breakfast11
View3
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7.5

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Golden Cave Monastery 1.8 km
Mingalar Market 2.0 km
Yadanar Manaung Pagoda 2.1 km
Bawrithat Pagoda 3.1 km
Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery 3.3 km
Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery 17.1 km
Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda 21.7 km
Indein Village 25.1 km
Hpaung Daw U Pagoda 25.9 km
Nearby landmarks
Bamboo Delight Cooking School 1.1 km
Market and Bistro 1.3 km
Nyaung Shwe Cultural Museum 1.7 km
Htet Eain Gu cave 1.7 km
Htat Eian Cave Temple 1.7 km
Hlaing gu kyaung 1.8 km
Kan gyi kyaung 1.8 km
Golden Cave Monastery 1.8 km
Mini store 1.9 km
Inle horse club 1.9 km

Hotel Brilliant

N0(18/5),Yone Gyi Road, Saik Pyoe Village, Nyaung Shwe,Southern Shan State,Myanmar., Nyaung Shwe, Inle Lake, Myanmar, 140102 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Nyaung Shwe 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, restaurant and spa on-site.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Top Value

Check-in [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Airport transfer

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

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Car park

Sauna

Spa

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Value for money9.3
Distance to city center2 km
Location rating7.5
Nearest airportHeho Airport (HEH)
Distance to airport18.8 km

Rooms available at Hotel Brilliant

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9.3

Suite Villa Garden View
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  • Room size: 53 m²/570 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Bungalow
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Deluxe Building
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Hotel Brilliant?

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 hotel 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 Hotel Brilliant?

Hotel Brilliant 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 25 MMK. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Hotel Brilliant also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Hotel Brilliant has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Inle Lake with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

Is breakfast offered at Hotel Brilliant?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Hotel Brilliant. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 4616 MMK if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at Hotel Brilliant?

Hotel Brilliant features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. To meet any special dietary requirements, halal diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

What is the smoking policy at Hotel Brilliant?

Hotel Brilliant does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby Hotel Brilliant?

Hotel Brilliant’s neighborhood is Nyaung Shwe which includes popular restaurants such as Golden Kite Restaurant, Min Min's Restaurant and Myo Myo Cooking Class.

What are popular attractions near Hotel Brilliant?

Hotel Brilliant is located in Nyaung Shwe area, which is famous for attractions such as Bawrithat Pagoda, Golden Cave Monastery and Yadanar Manaung Pagoda.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Hotel Brilliant?

Hotel Brilliant is located within Nyaung Shwe, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Htet Eain Gu cave and Inle horse club.

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What people love about Hotel Brilliant

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The staff was extremely helpful and kind."

    Stuart

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    June 20, 2019

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "The rooms were clean."

    Stuart

    |

    June 20, 2019

  • 9.6

    Exceptional

    "The decor was tasteful."

    Stuart

    |

    June 20, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 118 Inle Lake properties
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Room comfort score
9.3/10
Service score
9.8/10
Value for money score
9.3/10
Cleanliness score
9.5/10
Better than
95
%
of Inle Lake properties
Better than
91
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of Inle Lake properties
Better than
88
%
of Inle Lake properties
Better than
86
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of Inle Lake properties
Overall rating:

8.9

Excellent
430 reviews
Cleanliness
9.5
Facilities
8.7
Location
7.5
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More about Hotel Brilliant

More about Hotel Brilliant

Hotel Brilliant

Enjoy both relaxation and cultural exploration offered by Inle Lake at Hotel Brilliant.
Travelers are guaranteed to have a hassle-free stay with all the amenities and services provided by Hotel Brilliant. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. To help pre-arrange your arrival and departure, airport transfer services can be booked before you even check in. Your explorations of Inle Lake can be assisted with taxi, car hire and shuttle services available.
Parking is provided free of charge for guests. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. The hotel's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. While lodging at this wonderful hotel, a charming and cozy on-site fireplace will keep you warm on cold days and nights.
Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundry service offered at Hotel Brilliant. In-room conveniences such as room service and daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. The hotel is entirely non-smoking. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Rooms at Hotel Brilliant are designed with the guest in mind. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with air conditioning. The specially-designed rooms at Hotel Brilliant offer a layout option like a balcony or terrace. The hotel's in-room entertainment is second to none, with television and cable TV provided to guests in select rooms.
You may be assured to know that a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, bottled water, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar are available in some select rooms. You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer, bathrobes and towels provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Wake up with no worries at Hotel Brilliant, where breakfast can be provided in house. What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the hotel with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hotel. Regardless of any dietary restrictions you may have, you'll eat well at Hotel Brilliant which has a selection of halal options.
Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun. The hotel even has in-house cooking amenities such as BBQ facilities for its most selective guests.
Whether you're looking for an adventure or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, Hotel Brilliant has a range of activities that will meet your needs. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the massage, spa and sauna. You won't need to go far to play some water sports, with the convenience of boats and canoes provided. Stay active in holiday style with sporty activities including horse riding.
No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the library and shared lounge and TV area. You can find a perfect memento of your trip, or grab some simple travel supplies at the souvenir shops.


Reasons to stay here

Verified reviews for this hotel's food and dining options score it better than 92% of accommodations in the city.
This accommodation beats more than 94% of competition in the city on room comfort.
This hotel's staff and services score higher than 89% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.7

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

32 mentions

Breakfast

30 mentions

Internet

9 mentions

Food & Dining

6 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Burmese

Internet access

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

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Garden
  • Horseback riding
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant [halal]
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Fireplace
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room

Access

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

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Seating area
  • Shower
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Asian
  • Vegetarian
  • Buffet
Location
N0(18/5),Yone Gyi Road, Saik Pyoe Village, Nyaung Shwe,Southern Shan State,Myanmar., Nyaung Shwe, Inle Lake, Myanmar, 140102
Very good
Location

7.5

Airports

  • Heho Airport (HEH)
    18.8 km
  • Loikaw Airport (LIW)
    111.5 km

Public transportation

  • Shwenyaung Train Station
    11.7 km

Hospital or clinic

  • San
    1.9 km

Convenience store

  • Tip Top Store
    2.1 km
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Golden Cave Monastery
    1.8 km
  • Mingalar Market
    2.0 km
  • Yadanar Manaung Pagoda
    2.1 km
  • Bawrithat Pagoda
    3.1 km
  • Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery
    3.3 km
  • Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery
    17.1 km
  • Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda
    21.7 km
  • Indein Village
    25.1 km
  • Hpaung Daw U Pagoda
    25.9 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Bamboo Delight Cooking School
    1.1 km
  • Market and Bistro
    1.3 km
  • Nyaung Shwe Cultural Museum
    1.7 km
  • Htet Eain Gu cave
    1.7 km
  • Htat Eian Cave Temple
    1.7 km
  • Hlaing gu kyaung
    1.8 km
  • Kan gyi kyaung
    1.8 km
  • Golden Cave Monastery
    1.8 km
  • Mini store
    1.9 km
  • Inle horse club
    1.9 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 may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-4 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 5 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
  • Reception open until23:59

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee25 MMK
  • Distance from city center2 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)45

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)4616 MMK

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 21
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2013
  • Most recent renovation2018

Reviews of Hotel Brilliant from real guests

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8.9
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Cleanliness9.5
Facilities8.7
Location7.5
Room comfort and quality9.3
Service9.8
Value for money9.3
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8-9 Excellent (127)
7-8 Very Good (41)
6-7 Good (14)
<6 Below Expectation (7)
Time of the year
Mar - May (85)
Jun - Aug (40)
Sep - Nov (83)
Dec - Feb (188)
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9.7
Exceptional
Szczepan from Poland
Couple
Deluxe Building
Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

Just BRILLIANT (review + VIDEO)”

standard, staff, free bikes

Definitely the best hotel in Asia I stayed in! Brand new (opened at the beginning of 2014). Really high standard - you will find in your room everything what you need - kettle, laundry service, TV, AC, fridge, torch, big balcony, WiFi, very big bathroom, clean beddings and towels. Nothing more is needed! Hotel is very clean. Staff is amazing. You can feel like at home over there. Everyday they treat you with free fresh fruits. They help you with literally everything. We arrived at hotel at 5am with online booking for the same day and they allowed as to check in so we didn't have to wait additional few hours. Free of charge! Thanks to that we could have a nap, recharge batteries and start exploring the area at the morning. The only disadvantage of this hotel is location - placed a little bit outside Nyuang Shwe you have to walk about 10-15 to city centre. However this is not a problem at all as they offer you free bikes. Thanks to that you can take a cycling tour whenever you want. They will help you with organising a boat trip as well. The basic trip cost at hotel 12000 Kyats. We checked in town and couldn't find anything close to that price. They have of course more expensive - extended options in the offer as well. We decided to go with them and were very happy! Once you buy a boat trip from them you can be sure that no one else will be located at your boat so for the cheap price you have a boat exclusively for you! Another great thing is that 'boat drivers' work for them so if you ask at the hotel that you don't want to go for a 'shopping tour' at Inle Lake they will skip all the commercial points of the lake without any complain. I think it's worth to mention as well that in the spare time they provide classes for they staff (mainly young girls from nearby villages). You will feel amazing in that place! Highly recommended!!!

Reviewed July 16, 2014

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9.0
Exceptional
Constance from United States
Solo traveler
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 4 nights in February 2014

Good value - lovely resort like atmosphere ”

Spacious rooms - attentive staff - lovely resort-like atmosphere

It's fairly small and very new, so they are trying harder! I stayed nearly a week at the Hotel Brilliant, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The only small suggestion I would make is a bit of variety in the breakfasts - which featured really good omelets and a nice selection of fruits, etc., but no real choice. Of course, most people bolt through the Inle Lake area in a day or two, so it would not matter to most guests. WARNING: You are in the 'suburbs' of the Inle Lake area, and it's a bit of a hike, though not difficult during the day. However, in the evening, with no lights on the road (but a lot of bad drivers), it is not for the faint-hearted. Luckily, the hotel has its own van and picked me up a couple of times. Otherwise a duk-duk is $2 or $3 for a VERY short ride. However, this also gives you a quiet location just far enough away from the bustling town next to the lake. Hotel staff - most don't speak much English other than 'hotel English' (what they need to know) so best to communicate with the main check-in person, a very gracious lady who is exceptionally helpful.

Reviewed February 16, 2014

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9.7
Exceptional
Ooi from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

VERY VERY KIND LADY BOSS/MANAGER”

staff are exellent, very very kind and helpful lady manager/boss, clean and spacious space.

Sorry for very late feed back. I check in at 11th January, check out at 13th January. I visited yangon, bagan, nyaungshwe, and mandalay, i gotto say that among all 4 hotel, this is the best!!! I took Deluxe Bungalow unit. It is very very clean! the bathroom is VERY VERY SPACIOUS!!!! LOL... and I got a small space outside just to sit and relax. which i did of coz! :D The staff there are all pretty young. I think they are like around age 15-23. pretty helpful i would say. the internet is pretty bad. but i was told by my tourguide that it is not the hotel issue, but whole shan state internet being unstable. so understandable. As for location... I would say there are pro and cons. cons - pretty far from nyaung shwe town. pro - very quiet environment, very relax. is nice. :D Anyway, i already did my own research before the booking and i am well aware of the distance, thus nothing much to complain. 1 thing to highlight, when i arrive to hotel brilliant, i got sick. stomach upset, vomit + diarrhea. The lady boss/manager there were aware of my situation, she look for tuk tuk for me and trying to get me to the clinic at night time. on top of that, she asked her staff to make some food for me that is said to be good for stomach. i think something like oat.. im not so sure. 1 thing for sure, i ate that before and it is in deed good stuff for health. and she did not charge me a single kyat at all!!! THANK YOU MISS!!! :D

Reviewed February 09, 2015

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9.7
Exceptional
Claire from New Zealand
Group
Deluxe Building
Stayed 3 nights in December 2015

Friendly, Clean Haven”

Friendly and Gracious Staff; Exceptionally clean rooms; Breakfast!

Could not fault our stay at Hotel Brilliant. Would stay there again in a heartbeat. Staff very helpful - anticipate your needs. You are welcomed with a fruit platter and snacks and tea when you arrive! Clean rooms and lovely hot showers. Comfortable beds. A bit out of the Nyaung Shwe town which means getting taxi's into town (although you can borrow bikes for quick trips free!) but we felt this was a bonus as was very quiet - just what we needed. Lovely rooftop dining/bar with views to sunset. Thank you Hotel Brilliant.

Reviewed December 27, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
sumitra from India
Group
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in February 2014

Absolutely Brilliant!!”

Excellent service, quiet, very clean

We loved our stay at the Hotel Brilliant. The staff went out of their way to make our stay comfortable. The beds were very comfortable and the rooms squeaky clean. People complained about its location but it worked out very well for us. It was at a perfect distance from the town center - no pollution or noise. We slept like logs. One can walk to the market or take a short bike ride. A van (10 people) or taxi ride to the town center/market was only 3000 kyats ($3approx). We also loved the simple yet wholesome breakfast. The staff also arranged tours, boat rides and hikes for us at very reasonable rates. We only stayed 2 nights and moved to the View Point Lodge as we wanted to be closer to the Inle Lake but ended up getting all our hiking guides, boat trips and airport taxi from the Hotel Brilliant as it was much cheaper. The staff recommended Thanaka garden restaurant and Green Chilli for food and we loved the food at both the places.

Reviewed February 25, 2014

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9.0
Exceptional
shuichi from Japan
Couple
Deluxe Building
Stayed 2 nights in January 2014

excellent and comfortable stay”

very kindly and hospitality staffs, nice clean room, fresh fruits

We enjoyed to stay at Hotel Brilliant. Visted Lake Inle and hot spa by free bicycle, enjoyed hiking to HTUT AING CAVE and KAN NI KAN LAKE. At breakfast and evening fresh fruits were very nice. View from rooftop for sunset over mountains was also good. Price are very much value for money because all of above are included. location is a little bit further east from town center but it can be accessable by walk. I highly recommend to stay at Hotel Brilliant if travel to Lake Inle.

Reviewed January 07, 2014

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9.0
Exceptional
Val from Singapore
Couple
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

Excellent Place in Inle Lake”

Excellent service, quality of rooms and value for money

Highly recommended for many, many things. While I will not categorize this exactly as boutique hotel in terms of quality and level of sophistication, the service is definitely very, very personal and efficient. If I have another opportunity to come back, definitely will stay here again! 1) Staff - the service in this place is golden. Everyone is super polite and always ready to help you The reception is very knowledge about the area and offers great activities for you to do. They have arranged for our boat tour on the lake for a very very reasonable price, and we have the entire to ourselves so we could skip and fast track attractions that we didn't like, and stayed longer on those we enjoyed the most. 2) Room - I would suggest getting a bungalow as it has a little porch that you can hangout. Very clean room, spacious, comfortable bed and duvet and decent supply of toiletries. 3) Room top - we didn't hang out there just because we were out all the time but certainly a beautiful spot for sundowner, and even worth watching the sunrise too. While we were there, there was no bar service which is a shame as the this spot is ripe for a good hangout and bottles and bottles of wine. Thing we liked less / or didn't care that much: 1) Location - not exactly in the main town, which was fine for us. The hotel has enough bikes and it would only take you 10 minutes to town. The hotel also provides headlamps for it gets quickly dark coming back home after dinner. This wasn't a negative for us really. You can also walk back if cycling isn't your thing. If you're not doing 5-star luxury accommodation (or budget) in Inle, I would advise you to stay here rather than those hotels located by the lake. Being on the main land gives you so much more flexibility on activities to do without it costing money, nor have to be arranged (and paid) with hotel. I would give this 5-star for value for money, quality and excellent service!

Reviewed January 05, 2015

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9.7
Exceptional
Malcolm from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 3 nights in January 2014

lives up to its name”

large clean room, wonderful staff, great breakfast

This hotel really is brilliant! We were greerted when we arrived with plates of fruit and snacks and cups of tea and fruit juice. Most of the staff spoke good English.Our room was large and spotlessly clean as was the bathroom. The staff were extremely helpful, arranging trips for us and even phoning hotels for our future stays. The internet was not very good but this is pretty much the same all over Myanmar. The only down side was that it was about 2ks out of town which is a bit of a walk but they did have bikes there you could hire (actually we didn't realise they charged until we got the 4000 kt bill when we checked out) We went on two trips while we were here and both times a member of the hotel staff came with us as an unofficial "guide" at no cost to ourselves, this was extremely useful as he spoke good English and was able to take us to places we would otherwise have missed. On our first trip whicha was down the lake, the manager of the hotel drove us to the boat jetty in town in her own car at no cost and picked us up afterwards. As for the hotel itself, much of it was brand new, the buildings and grounds impeccably kept. There was a lovely roof terrace where you could enjoy the sunset over the hills. If cou come ti Inle, you will not be disappointed if yo stay here

Reviewed January 30, 2014

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9.6
Exceptional
Derek from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 4 nights in October 2017

Brilliant it is”

If ever a hotel had an accurate name, this is it. It was brilliant, with the accommodation very attractive and clean and staff who could not do enough to help you. The breakfasts were very tasty and of excellent quality and there was a good room service offering various snacks. There were also day trips on offer i.e. On Inle lake at reasonable prices. We had a great stay.there and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone contemplating staying in this area.

Reviewed November 08, 2017

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8.7
Excellent
Anne from United States
Family with teens
Stayed 3 nights in January 2016

Lovely Hotel”

Staff was extremely nice and helpful, Rooms were comfortable and clean, Stepping within the walls really removed you from the street.

Hotel Brilliant has the feel of a guesthouse. Rooms are cottage style. They are clean and comfortable and have a kitchen and porch. The surrounding street is Myanmar style, a plethora of sounds, dust, and lots of activity. Stepping onto the hotel grounds felt like a small relief from all going on outside of the walls. The landscaping is beautiful. There were chickens which made some early morning noise. Located right outside of town we were able to walk into town or take a tuk tuk to where we needed to go. Convenient for Inle Lake Boat tours and day or half day local treks. The staff helped us find transportation for our next stop and helped us plan a half day trek. They also had restaurant recommendations. They even restrung their guitar so my son could play it. Food rated three because breakfast was Western style. It may be possible to get local food but we did not ask. Upon check in you are presented with wonderful fresh fruit. All in all this was a great stay and I'd definitely return.

Reviewed January 13, 2016

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9.6
Exceptional
Stuart from United States
Family with teens
Deluxe Building
Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

The best hotel we tried”

We stayed in 6 moderately priced hotels on our trip to Myanmar. This was the best all around. The decor was tasteful. The rooms were clean. The staff was extremely helpful and kind. It is a bit farther from downtown. Fortunately, the hotel restaurant was quite good -both for dinner and breakfast. However, if you plan on eating dinner there, let them know in advance as they need warning to get meats during the low season. I wouldn't even look at other hotels if I were returning to the Inle lake area, as this was so much better to the other hotels that we tried in this price range.

Reviewed June 21, 2019

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9.7
Exceptional
Guilhelm from France
Couple
Deluxe Building
Stayed 10 nights in February 2014

Best place to be”

staff, room, surrounding

We stay at this hotel for about 12 days. This is a family hotel and everyone is so kind ! We have a beautiful room, with a balcony and a very nice view. Breakfast was included and very good. There is no retaurat but you can ask for the family diner and it is so amazing : lot of delicious meals. The hotel is no centrally located : you have to walk about 10 to 15 minutes to be in the center of Nyaung Shwe. But you are closer from some treks in the mountain. You can rent bikes at the hotel so you can explore all around.

Reviewed March 18, 2014

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9.3
Exceptional
Rebecca from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 5 nights in February 2014

Brilliant staff in excellent new resort.”

Attentive staff; clean rooms and tranquility of the location

An absolutely wonderful hotel with clean, well designed rooms in a tranquil setting just outside of Nyaung Shwe. It really was an oasis of calm away from the hussle and bustle of the town, which could be easily reached on bikes provided by the hotel. The main draw for us was the attentiveness of the staff who literally couldn't do enough to help. Their kindness literally brought a tear to my eye on one occassion!

Reviewed March 09, 2014

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9.0
Exceptional
Hsiao-Han from Taiwan
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

Very Nice Experience Except for the Bikes”

A bit remote but tranquil environment, Great staffs, Nice room (they even have a kitchen!)

The hostess speaks fluent English, making the communication rather smooth. We were staying in a family size room. We had lots of space in the room. What amazed me is that there was even a kitchen for our own use, which was really nice. The only problem is the free bikes they offer...Since there's quite a distance from the hotel to Nyaung Shwe downtown, the bikes become an important transportation tool. Yet they are not very easy to ride on......

Reviewed January 12, 2016

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8.4
Excellent
Paul from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Building
Stayed 3 nights in January 2016

Inle Lake Weekend Trip”

Although many reviews mentioned it was far out of town, the hotel provided bikes and headlamps making the trips into the small town very easy. The hotel is therefore set away from the noise of the town and has a peaceful vibe. The hotel staff were extremely helpful and the service was outstanding (which seems to be common in a lot of places in Myanmar). The breakfast was sufficient and very good with a nice plates of fresh fruit, eggs, toast etc. The rooms are sparse but comfortable and reasonable for the price. The hotel staff were helpful in providing information for where to visit and setting up the boat to Inle Lake - a stunning location to visit although bring a jacket if on the lake in January/February as it's chilly in the morning.

Reviewed April 13, 2016

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9.7
Exceptional
Scott from United States
Couple
Deluxe Building
Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

Amazing deal on a great hotel near Inle”

Super attentive staff, very clean environment, fantastic value

At first we were concerned because Hotel Brilliant was outside of Nyuang Shwe city center but after staying there, I will say the location is perfect. They provide free bikes and flashlights for the 5 minute easy ride into town and being that Nyuang Shwe is a bit noisy, dusty and hot, we were very happy to be a little bit out of the center. The hotel is a great value and easily the best place we stayed at during our two weeks in Myanmar - and it was by no means the most expensive. The staff are so attentive and friendly that if I could think of a downside, it's that they're so nice that it makes you feel bad for being such a horrible person (eg normal) in comparison!

Reviewed March 27, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Yolanda from United States
Couple
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 1 night in February 2014

Amazing staff!!”

Staff, hospitality and cleanliness.

First, the hotel is only 2 km east of town not 7. They provide free bikes so it's very easy to get around. The closest restaurants are about five minutes away by bike and many others within ten minutes. The staff was invariably trying to please us. It is a brand new, family run hotel so they went to great lengths to do everything they could for us. When we returned after two nights at a floating resort on the lake they gave us juice and snacks for the 15 minutes until our room was ready. They arranged an airport taxi for 12,000 kyet and a taxi to the boat landing for 2000. I also highly recommend using the Shwe Inn Tha Boat Service at the bridge over the canal. They are a locally run cooperative and for 60,000 kyet provided a boat and driver, Nee Paw, for the two days we spent on the lake. Nee Paw, Big Red, was awesome! We met his family who cooked us lunch in his floating village and was extremely reliable. Money very well spent considering a transfer only was 30,000 back and forth.

Reviewed March 03, 2014

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8.7
Excellent
Frank from United States
Solo traveler
Deluxe Building
Stayed 3 nights in February 2014

The finest service staff in over 40 recent hotels”

Service was flawless, unobtrusive, but there, usually before you could ask. Rooms are light and airy, clean and all with balconies.

The staff was accommodating and thoughtful. After a full day boating on Inle Lake they brought tea and fruit to my room at no cost. They arranged my tour and bus ticket and gave me local touring options with bicycles they rent for $2/day. They are about a ten minute bicycle ride from town, but it is an easy ride and the location is peaceful. I have been traveling for 5 months in Asia staying in nearly 40 different hotels and guest houses. The service at the Brilliant is the best I've come across. Breakfast was always good.

Reviewed February 12, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
maria from Belgium
Couple
Deluxe Building
Stayed 3 nights in November 2015

Myanmar smiles & perfect stay at Inle”

Staff, Comfort, Quiet Location

We had a great stay at Hotel Brilliant. It's a very nice place to stay and good value for money. Staff was super kind and professional, genuine Myanmar smiles. Room was very comfortable and clean. Breakfast was also very good. It is located a bit out of the village, so it is quiet and you don't hear the boats...With the free bikes they provide you are downtown in few minutes. They recommended good restaurants and trips around Inle. We have already gone back after our first visit and we'll do the same next time we're in Inle!

Reviewed November 22, 2015

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8.7
Excellent
F from South Africa
Couple
Deluxe Building
Stayed 2 nights in October 2014

Great Hotel”

Breakfast, Staff, Cleanness

This hotel is great. The people are the most friendliest of people I have ever seen anywhere. Period. Absolutely Lovely. The breakfast is fantastic. Real coffee. Great taste, free refills. Fruit! Pancake or eggs and lovely juice. The breakfast area gets lots of natural light with large windows and doors. The rooms are very clean and the beds are comfortable. Staff will bring you a snack during the afternoon. Like I said. The service here is unbeatable with attention to detail. There is only 3 things that doesn't make it fantastic. - It's a little bit far from the town center. 30 minutes walk, but the road is busy with trucks, motorbikes, pedestrians and dogs. Not comfortable after a nice dinner. Taxi's can be little hard to come by. The hotel does offer bicycles for free for trips to the town, so if you're ok to bike, then this would be a 10 minute ride into town. The owner did drop us off at the jetty for free and also helped us arrange a boat for the day on Inle lake. - The rooms are so clean and new, it still had a light paint smell. (although, I'm not sure whether this was the paint, or the linen. It could also have been the linen detergent) - The shower water pressure isn't all that good.

Reviewed October 07, 2014

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