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The Inle Sanctuary, Phayartaung
The Inle Sanctuary, Phayartaung
The Inle Sanctuary, Phayartaung
The Inle Sanctuary, Phayartaung
The Inle Sanctuary, Phayartaung
The Inle Sanctuary, Phayartaung
The Inle Sanctuary, Phayartaung

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9.5

Exceptional

87 reviews

87 reviews

Food & Dining3
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Housekeeping2
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9.6

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Hpaung Daw U Pagoda 44.6 km
Indein Village 44.9 km
Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda 45.5 km
Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery 50.0 km
Bawrithat Pagoda 64.5 km
Yadanar Manaung Pagoda 65.5 km
Golden Cave Monastery 65.6 km
Mingalar Market 65.9 km
Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery 68.4 km
Nearby landmarks
Nan Pan boat station 42.6 km
Nampan 42.7 km
Rural Healthcare center 43.1 km
Hpaung Daw U Pagoda 44.6 km
Indein Village 44.9 km
Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda 45.5 km
International clinic 45.6 km
Floating Gardens 47.6 km
Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery 50.0 km
Loikaw Airport 50.1 km

The Inle Sanctuary, Phayartaung

Phayartaung Village, Sakar Lake (30 km south of Inle Lake), Inle Region, Shan State, Samkar Lake, Inle Lake, Myanmar, 6081 - 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 Samkar 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

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
Eco & Adventure
Canoeing
Hiking

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Breakfast [free]

Bar

Restaurants

Value for money9.2
Location rating9.6
Nearest airportLoikaw Airport (LIW)
Distance to airport50.1 km

Rooms available at The Inle Sanctuary, Phayartaung

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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • Lake view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at The Inle Sanctuary, Phayartaung?

    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 The Inle Sanctuary, Phayartaung?

    The Inle Sanctuary, Phayartaung 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 60 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. For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Inle Sanctuary, Phayartaung has a car park that's close to the hotel. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Inle Lake with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

    Is breakfast offered at The Inle Sanctuary, Phayartaung?

    Wake up to a great continental breakfast at The Inle Sanctuary, Phayartaung.

    What is the smoking policy at The Inle Sanctuary, Phayartaung?

    The Inle Sanctuary, Phayartaung does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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    What people love about The Inle Sanctuary, Phayartaung

    • 10

      Exceptional

      "Everything is fresh and local."

      Jeremy

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      April 29, 2019

    • 10

      Exceptional

      "Fantastic- away from the crowds- so much better than Inle Lake"

      Robert

      |

      February 26, 2019

    • 10

      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "The staff is extremely warm."

      Emmanuelle

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      February 13, 2019

    Property ranking|Compared to 118 Inle Lake properties
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    Location score
    9.6/10
    Service score
    9.9/10
    Cleanliness score
    9.8/10
    Overall score
    9.5/10
    Better than
    97
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    Overall rating:

    9.5

    Exceptional
    87 reviews
    Cleanliness
    9.8
    Facilities
    9.3
    Location
    9.6
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    More about The Inle Sanctuary, Phayartaung

    More about The Inle Sanctuary, Phayartaung

    The Inle Sanctuary, Phayartaung

    Enjoy all that Inle Lake has to offer with a stay at The Inle Sanctuary, Phayartaung. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
    All offerings provided by The Inle Sanctuary, Phayartaung help to ensure a pleasant stay for all travelers. Free internet access provided within the hotel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Airport transfer services can be booked before your check-in date, to ensure a smooth and convenient arrival or departure. Exploring Inle Lake is made even more convenient with the taxi services available at the hotel.
    For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the hotel's ticket service and tours. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the The Inle Sanctuary, Phayartaung.
    For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hotel. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
    A range of amenities is offered in guestrooms at The Inle Sanctuary, Phayartaung. Enjoy your stay even more at the hotel, knowing that some selected rooms include blackout curtains. Some rooms at The Inle Sanctuary, Phayartaung are available with design features like a balcony or terrace. Don't worry about being thirsty as bottled water, instant coffee and instant tea are provided in some guestrooms.
    Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hotel you'll find a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels available in some guest bathrooms.


    Dining and things to do

    Every day at The Inle Sanctuary, Phayartaung begins with a delicious complimentary breakfast. A number of great dining options at the hotel assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar.
    A day in will be as fun as a day out with ranges of recreational activities offered at The Inle Sanctuary, Phayartaung. A relaxing end to every day is possible with a visit to the massage, located right in the hotel. Beat the hot weather with cooling water activities like fishing. Fun in the water is easy with aquatic activities available, like canoes.
    Challenge your travel group members or other guests to competitive fun, with the hotel's hiking trails.


    Reasons to stay here

    Highly recommended by travelers, this hotel ranks better than 96% of all other accommodations in the city.
    Guests who stayed here found it to be neat and tidy, scoring it above 97% of other accommodations in the city.
    Past guests love the staff and service here, rating it above 97% of the other accommodations in the city.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Exceptional
    Facilities

    9.3

    Most talked about facilities

    Food & Dining

    7 mentions

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    2 mentions

    Housekeeping

    1 mention

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Burmese

    Internet access

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

    Things to do, ways to relax

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

    Cleanliness and safety

    • Breakfast in room

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • Bar
    • Breakfast [free]
    • Restaurants
    • Room service

    Services and conveniences

    • Concierge
    • Currency exchange
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Doorman
    • Elevator
    • Luggage storage
    • Safety deposit boxes
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area

    For the kids

    • Family room

    Access

    • Check-in [24-hour]
    • Front desk [24-hour]
    • Pets allowed
    • Security [24-hour]

    Getting around

    • Airport transfer
    • Car park [free of charge]
    • Car park [nearby]
    • Taxi service

    Available in all rooms

    • Balcony/terrace
    • Bathrobes
    • Blackout curtains
    • Closet
    • Clothes rack
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Complimentary tea
    • Desk
    • Dressing room
    • Fan
    • Free bottled water
    • Free instant coffee
    • Free welcome drink
    • Hair dryer
    • In-room safe box
    • Linens
    • Mirror
    • Mosquito net
    • Non-smoking
    • Seating area
    • Shower
    • Slippers
    • Sofa
    • Toiletries
    • Towels
    • Umbrella
    • Wake-up service
    • Wi-Fi [free]
    • Wooden/parqueted flooring
    Food and dining
    Breakfast options
    • Asian
    • Continental
    Location
    Phayartaung Village, Sakar Lake (30 km south of Inle Lake), Inle Region, Shan State, Samkar Lake, Inle Lake, Myanmar, 6081
    Exceptional
    Location

    9.6

    Airports

    • Loikaw Airport (LIW)
      50.1 km
    • Heho Airport (HEH)
      76.8 km
    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks

    • Hpaung Daw U Pagoda
      44.6 km
    • Indein Village
      44.9 km
    • Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda
      45.5 km
    • Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery
      50.0 km
    • Bawrithat Pagoda
      64.5 km
    • Yadanar Manaung Pagoda
      65.5 km
    • Golden Cave Monastery
      65.6 km
    • Mingalar Market
      65.9 km
    • Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery
      68.4 km

    Nearby landmarks

    • Nan Pan boat station
      42.6 km
    • Nampan
      42.7 km
    • Rural Healthcare center
      43.1 km
    • Hpaung Daw U Pagoda
      44.6 km
    • Indein Village
      44.9 km
    • Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda
      45.5 km
    • International clinic
      45.6 km
    • Floating Gardens
      47.6 km
    • Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery
      50.0 km
    • Loikaw Airport
      50.1 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 2-6 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 7 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 from12:00
    • Check-out until12:00

    Getting around

    • Airport transfer fee60 MMK
    • Travel time to airport (minutes)180

    The property

    • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
    • Number of bars/lounges1
    • Number of rooms 6
    • Room voltage220
    • Year property opened2016

    Reviews of The Inle Sanctuary, Phayartaung from real guests

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    Exceptional
    Cleanliness9.8
    Facilities9.3
    Location9.6
    Service9.9
    Value for money9.2
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    <6 Below Expectation (2)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Janie from United States
    Solo traveler
    Lodge Room
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

    Experience the Sanctuary, the Inle Lake that once was”

    The Inle Sanctuary at Phayartaung offers a unique opportunity to experience the charm, serenity, and hospitality that used to characterize the greater Inle Lake area before so many hotels and tourist attractions were built up around Nyaungshwe. Phayartaung is far from the frenzy of Nyaungshwe and environs, both literally and figuratively. Staying in one of the six luxurious stilt lodges of the Sanctuary provides the guest not just with a peaceful place to sleep, but also with direct access to the local people of the surrounding area and to the natural resources which sustain them. Whether it is visiting the nearby hot springs, waterfalls, caves, and mountains, interacting with the monks and schoolchildren at the nearby monastery, shopping at the five days market just next door, or being welcomed into local village homes of diverse ethnic peoples, the experiences to be had at The Inle Sanctuary are organic, refreshing, and authentic. These are the deeper experiences, not to be found among crowds of tourists and certainly not to be organized or booked by the routine travel agency. I recommend to book a stilt lodge at Inle Sanctuary directly with the owner; he can also arrange any transportation you may need both to and from the Sanctuary. Then, put all of your other plans and agenda aside-- and just let the incredible experience of a stay at Inle Sanctuary of Phayartaung happen to you. No matter how many days you stay, you'll leave wishing for more...

    Reviewed May 29, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Anas from Singapore
    Group
    Lodge Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2017

    Authentic experience”

    Far from the touristy are of lake inle, after a 3 hours boat ride during which amazing landscapes will blow your mind you arrive at lake sakar ! a still preserved area where the inle sanctuary is the only hotel. Unfortunately we stayed there only for one night, warmly welcomed, we explored Phayartaung, played some volleyball with the kids in the village and got to the monastery, got a guided visit of its buildings by the teenagers there happy to practitice english and meet foreigners and then we've been introduced to the head monk who kindly insisted on us having dinner there... a wonderful experience ! long things short if u want an authentic experience, a peaceful hotel for ur stay between those amazing landscapes of myanmar lakes you should definitely come here !! worth every penny and every hour of travel !

    Reviewed September 06, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Miranda from Australia
    Group
    Lodge Room
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2017

    Luxury, brand new, tranquil, stunningly beautiful, authentic experience, more like visiting family than staying in a hotel”

    Our room was absolutely beautiful, teak timber fit out, immaculate, spacious, attention to detail was exquisite. The shower that took up a whole room with breathtaking views of the lake was a favourite. This sanctuary is an eco resort, situated in the quiet area of southern Inle Lake. The food and service of the staff was outstanding, they were highly attentive. The fact that the delightful host 'Aung Min' gives 10% of his profits to the local monastery, which provides a high level of education to orphans and local children was a wonderful bonus. We thoroughly enjoyed paddling in the traditional canoes, watching the full moon rise over the lake, visiting the hot springs, touring the monastery, walking through the village and smiling and interacting with the friendly locals. Aung Min is also more than willing to take visitors to nearby attractions such as caves, waterfalls or even a trek to a nearby village or enjoy a boat tour on the lake. This place is not for those who want to be in a busy hotel, surrounded by tourists. This is for those people who want an authentic experience and to experience the real Myanmar. Thank you to Aung Min, you made our trip to Inle Sanctuary one we will never forget!

    Reviewed February 21, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Leigh from United States
    Couple
    Lodge Room
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

    Calm, beautiful - worth a detour south of Inle”

    We stayed two nights at the Sanctuary and can easily say it was our best hotel experience over the two week trip around Burma -- from the beautiful, tasteful room (complete with the most comfortable bed and linens), to the consistently excellent home-cooking, and the peaceful location. What truly sets this place apart is that the owner, Aung Min, is completely invested in his guests -- he even personally took us on walks and introduced us to the local monastery and village. I recommend spending a day and a night on Inle Lake (the furthest north of the three lakes) to see the major tourist sites up there and then treat yourself to the gorgeous boat ride down to the Sanctuary -- which is on Sankar lake, a much more peaceful, tourist-free place than Inle. Note: the location also sets you up nicely to then go on to Loikaw (about 2 hours further southeast), where you can stay for a few nights and visit some of the more remote tribes, or just catch a flight back to Yangon.

    Reviewed March 08, 2017

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Oh from Singapore
    Family with young children
    Lodge Room
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

    Charming Phayartaung”

    Simply out of this world. 6 cottages on water, lovingly tended to by Aung Min & his Wife and 4 staffs recruited from the nearby school. We chose to arrive via road and leave by boat. The road condition wasn’t fantastic, but view along the way gave us an insight into the real Burmese life. Aung Min manage to squeeze in a day tour of the areas from Nyaung Shwe to The Sanctuary. Upon arrival, we were treated to fantastic home cooked meal served up by Aung Min’s wife. You do have to pay for your dinner here (breakfast provided free), but the cost isn’t marked up compared to some other out of the way resorts. We fell in love with the room the moment we saw them. And the turn down service they provided while we dine was a lovely gesture. Do consider the tour options provided by the Sanctuary, we loved ours where we got to visit the 5-day market, see how rice cracker and rice wine was made and even gate crash a Kayah hunting festival! When we mentioned that we would liked to visit the Monastry at the village, Aung Min decided to give us an impromptu guided tour the next morning. What a sight seeing the hundreds of students attending the free school provided by the monastery! This place is definitely out of the way, but imagine sharing the lovely Phayartaung and the beautiful Samkar lake with only 5 other tourists in the height of the tourist season! Be ready to be charmed by the locals here

    Reviewed January 01, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Xuan from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Family with young children
    Lodge Room
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

    A real sanctuary ”

    This resort lives up to its name "sanctuary". It's located in Sankar Lake which is connected to Inle Lake by a narrow passage. The boat trip to the resort, although long (3 hours), is a scenic ride and well worth the time. Once you arrive you would be greeted by the owner Aung Min and his lovely staff. Before we even met Aung Min went out of his way and bought baby nappies for us in the nearby city - he is the best host. The bungalows are absolutely world class and situated in the most surreal setting - each equipped with a balcony that looks over the lake. Sankar Lake is not a touristy area (yet) so there's no other hotel nearby and very few tourist motor boats (unlike Inle Lake). To pass time, you can simply walk to the nearby village, take trips across the lake, peddle the canoe, watch local kids diving or read a book on the balcony of the bungalow. In fact time will pass without you realising it. For the first time in many years we saw sky full of stars. Truly magical. James

    Reviewed February 17, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    leigh from Japan
    Family with young children
    Lodge Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2017

    Unspoiled Paradise on the Lake”

    The Inle Sanctuary at Phayartaung is a gorgeous escape into nature. We enjoyed cruising past the touristy large hotels to visit this place. The water was crystal clear and the colors of the lake just beautiful. On the way the owner Aung Min set up a tour of Sankar village and the beautiful pagodas at Tharkong. The hotel rooms are clean and have amazing 360 views of the lake. Our family liked the hotel's efforts to use solar power and be cognizant of the environment. All in all a wonderful place situated in paradise!

    Reviewed May 08, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    YONG from Malaysia
    Couple
    Lodge Room
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

    Im very lucky that I choose Inle Sanctuary”

    I have no any comment for inle Sanctuary, everything was excellent. We feeling very thankful to AungMin built a such wonderful resort in this village.And his wife home cook is really nice. I was sick when I there , and very appreciate the homecook tomato soup. I felt sorry that I really cant finish it. Please stay at least 3 nights, we stayed too short this time. For whom, who need a quite holiday, you can enjoy the beautiful and peaceful lake in Inle Sanctuary. Nobody will disturb you, you can fully relax. And the village people, is very pure and kind. I m v happy, happy to met those cute village people. Im already leave sakar lake for one week but I still very miss there. I Wish to go back again. Thank you for everything.

    Reviewed March 01, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Laura from United States
    Solo traveler
    Lodge Room
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

    Amazing gem of a place in a beautiful setting”

    The Inle Sanctuary is in a perfect setting on Sankar Lake - it's a beautiful area, quiet, yet lots to explore in the area. The hotel was built with details in mind - the rooms and bathrooms are large and clean and set up so that each room has privacy on its veranda overlooking the lake and mountains. The staff are also extremely warm and helpful - whether during meals or in deciding what to see in the area. The hotel can arrange day tours to villages and sights in the area (all of which see few tourists) or it's possible to explore nearby villages and hot springs by foot. The food is delicious - fresh and with a big variety at each meal, cooked by the owner's wife - and served according to your preferred time. It's easy to get there from Nyaungshwe by either boat (3.5 hours) or car (2 hours) with idyllic views and options for sightseeing along the way. It's also accessible from Loikaw in Kayah State. I stayed two nights and wish I could have stayed for at least three or four!

    Reviewed April 07, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Mitsuko from Japan
    Couple
    Lodge Room
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

    Exceptional”

    Best location if you would like to explore unspoiled part of the southern Inle Lake and Sanka Lake. You can still tour the famous floating farm, villages and Indein on the way to this accommodation. The owner Aung Min organised to pick us up from the hotel in Nywangshwe and did all the famous interesting tour in north part of Inle lake all day before reaching to this accommodation. All staff were extremely warm and friendly. We went to Pekon in the middle of Sanka Lake for the 5 day market and visited a wonderful village, rice puff maker (lovely and fun ladies who put the green chilly and bean spread for morning tea for us), beautiful pond and the water fall. Riding the boat in this quiet unspoiled Sanka Lake was the best trip we had in recent years. Unspoiled villagers particularly children warmed our heart enormously. Just the warning we used up all solar hot water the previous night and couldn't get the hot water in the morning. Otherwise we had a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed November 18, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Anne-Claire from Myanmar
    Family with young children
    Lodge Room
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

    A hidden paradise”

    The Inle Sanctuary is located on the Sankar lake south of Inle lake. The location is beautiful, peaceful, authentic and unspoiled. The hotel is powered by solar energy, the rooms are well designed, the food is delicious and the staff very friendly. You can learn how to paddle with your feet like the Inntha do on the lake, you can swim in the lake and go on your own to discover the lake with a small wooden boat. This place is a must see for anyone who wants to go off the beaten track.

    Reviewed April 19, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Barbara from Austria
    Solo traveler
    Lodge Room
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

    The place to be at a stunning location”

    Take the boat to this place! The voyage is really beautiful, you explore another side of Inle Lake - the authentic untouristy side. The Sanctuary has a stunning location on the lake and is just a 10 minutes walk away from a beautiful, very interesting and welcoming monastery which houses more than 1,000 novices (students). They invite you immediately and everybody wants to practice english ... The Sanctuary is a warm hearted place run by Aung Min - the beautiful manager who does everything for your comfort and happiness. He is lovely and takes his guests for private excursions in the surrounding. The bungalows are just amazing! Extremely high standard and quality. And huge plus terrace with two sunbeds. Ecotourism at it's best - 10 percent of the income go to the monastery. Thanks Aung Min!

    Reviewed April 05, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Markus from Germany
    Couple
    Lodge Room
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

    Exceptional”

    This is a great hotel for a few days of relaxing. The cottages are super nice (106 is the best), new and clean. You can watch the fisherman all day from your veranda. The host Aung Min and super nice, ask him to organize a visit to the local monastery. This place is a 4.5h boat ride from Nyaung Shwe. You can include most "standard Inle lake destinations" on the way at little or no extra charge. Shower is solar-powered, so may not be hot early in the morning. No problem later in the day. I would recommend Inle Sanctuary to anyone that wants to stay in a very special, yet affordable place far from the tourist horde.

    Reviewed March 10, 2018

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Janne from Singapore
    Couple
    Lodge Room
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

    Simply amazing!”

    We loved every part of our stay at the inle sanctuary. Actually the lodge is not at Inle Lake but on the neighbouring Samka Lake which makes this Place so special and remote. We haven’t seen a single tourist boat for the entire stay! You can expect to find a quiet place with charming bungalows, tasty local and organic food and stunning scenery right in front of your private terrace. The owners are great and make an effort to help the local community and keep everything eco friendly. I would always go back!

    Reviewed January 05, 2018

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Dorian from France
    Couple
    Lodge Room
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

    Amazing stay”

    Everything was perfect here and it even started before we arrived at the property with the private transfer with sightseeing which was the perfect introduction to the beautiful lake Inle. The couple owning the property is truly kind and dedicated to their guests. The food was the best we had in Myanmar. Everything was fresh, organic, local and cooked to perfection for a reasonable price! The room features incredible views, including from the shower. We were not disturbed by any kind of noise and the staff also made their best efforts to ensure that mosquitoes would not bother us either. The surroundings are very calm which is what you would expect from the lake Inle. You feel completely rested after two nights here. I will warmly recommend this property to all of my friends who plan a trip to Myanmar! It was an unforgettable experience.

    Reviewed March 09, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    jacki from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Lodge Room
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

    High quality, small scale,peaceful setting with fantastic help before, during and after our stay.”

    Pros 1. Setting No other hotels for miles around, set adjacent to small scale local village and monastery without tourist trappings. Sankar lake even can be quiet without the sound of pasding outboard motors unlike inle lake. 2. Room facilities and plenty of blankets plus restaurant breakfast lunch and dinner were all good quality served in attractive outside setting. 3. Staff...AUng and his wife organised boats to and from the hotel and also hotels in pekon and pilaung for us as there were no hotels with websites or english speaking. Bo took us on an informative and enjoyable early morning trip to monastery and school meeting children doing early morning exercises, cooking breakfast for 100s ,chopping wood, bottling water. The book on the place was interesting too. We went on the lake in a rowing boat we borrowed from the hotel, and visited local hotsprings and temple..all left to find our own way with good instructions...or we could have had a guide if nèeded . Con The balcony at

    Reviewed February 04, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Anna from Australia
    Couple
    Lodge Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    Amazing proerty out of this world”

    This is a very unique property in a village where the only tourists will be you and the other handful guests of Inle sanctuary. The hospitality and the surrounding are both out of this world. The staff are fresh grads from the neighboring monastery/school and are extremely courteous, caring and genuine. The lake it is situated in is by miles more authentic and serene than the heavily touristed Inle where it's all a show already (still not too bad, though). Could not recommend the place enough and look first to our next visit

    Reviewed December 27, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jeremy from United States
    Couple
    Lodge Room
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

    AMAZING”

    The Inle Sanctuary maybe my favorite place I've ever stayed (and I've traveled A LOT). Absolutely secluded (no tourists anywhere near) and beautiful. Right by a local village, where the people are so happy to see you (I played volleyball and soccer with some locals), and everyone is so friendly. The service at the Inle Sanctuary is top notch. What you'd expect at a 5 star hotel, without all the fake polite BS. It's genuine and real. The people there are awesome. And the food. Easily the best food I had in all of Myanmar (and so cheap). Everything is fresh and local. Fish from the river. Meats from the local animals. Veggies from the land. I extended my stay while there and will be dreaming about going back. Stay here.

    Reviewed April 29, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Carole from France
    Family with young children
    Lodge Room
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

    Exceptional”

    This is a fantastic place to relax and enjoy a very nice moment at the lake Samkar and in the Phayartaung village. The owners and staff are very nice, welcoming and helpful, and advised us some nice walks around. The cottages are super nice, very clean and well arranged. I highly recommend this place and thank so much the hosts for these moments spent there.

    Reviewed November 05, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Chad from United States
    Solo traveler
    Lodge Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2017

    One of my favorite places in Burma ”

    I will always remember my time at this place, even though it was a very short stay. It took me a long time to arrive and I thought I was lost. I was very stressed, but Aung and his staff (three of them) made me feel at home and very relaxed. A few days before, I injured my foot due to a motor bike accident in Bagan. I could not believe how generous Aung and his staff were. Aung went out of his way to make sure my stay was perfect. I needed a cane for my foot and the nearest store that had it was more than 2 hours away. I told Aung that it was fine and to my surprise, one of his staff made me a cane with a bamboo stick! I was shocked to find out that his staff sanded the holding area of the cane for about an hour so that it will feel comfortable when I hold it. Who does that? The cane is now in my work office so I can always remember this very special place and the very generous people of The Inle Sanctuary. Aung gave me a tour of the town with his car because of my foot. The meals were delicious. It was one of the places of my Burma trip that I was at complete peace, when my days felt long, and a reminder why I love to travel. Thank you so much Aung. Please tell your staff I said hi and I can't wait to come back!

    Reviewed November 08, 2017

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