We are confident that you will find the accommodation on tour a highlight of your trip. In the larger towns and tourist centres where the tourism infrastructure is well developed we use a range of supremely comfortable and stylish hotels, in the 3 to 5 star range. In out of the way places, as the nature of these areas dictates, and especially in the south of the country, we use the best available accommodation which is always clean and comes with air-conditioning or fan (depending on what the temperature requires) and attached bathroom.
Please note that, while we endeavour to use the hotels listed below, occasionally for reasons of availability, we are required to book alternative accommodation. In such cases the hotel provided will be of an equal or higher standard than the one we usually use.
One of the Shangri-La group of 5 star hotels, the Sule Shangri-La is an elegant and luxurious property located in the centre of Yangon, near many of the city's main attractions. The rooms are classical in style, with Burmese touches, and exceptionally comfortable, while other facilities include a swimming pool, sauna and massage treatments.
Mandalay Hill Resort
The 4 star Mandalay Hill Resort, although modern looking from the outside, is stylish and characterful in design, with touches of Burmese art and fabrics throughout. Set in beautifully manicured gardens, facilities include a large swimming pool, spa and tennis court in addition to 3 restaurants.
Hotel @ Tharabar Gate
Set right amongst the temples, a mere 5 minute walk from the famous Ananda Temple, the Hotel @ Tharabar Gate offers some outstanding views. The hotel's 83 comfortable rooms and suites are decorated with teak wood floors, traditional Burmese furniture and recreations of temple artwork. Additional facilities include a swimming pool, spa, 2 restaurants and a poolside bar.
Located in New Bagan, just south of the temples, with easy access to a range of shops, restaurants and bars, the Areindmar Hotel is a delightful property. The hotel's style combines modern amenities with traditional touches, such as local artworks and handmade teak and bronze furnishings. With a swimming pool, a choice of local, European, Thai and Chinese cuisines at the restaurant and 50 characterful rooms opening onto a leafy landscaped courtyard, this hotel offers an extremely comfortable stay.
Popa Mountain Resort
Comprised of tastefully designed chalets perched on the steep sided Mount Popa, the Popa Mountain Resort is a committed eco-resort. Offering wonderful views of the nearby volcanic plug of Taung Kalat with its summit temple, for which Popa is famous, the hotel's bungalows are set in beautiful tropical gardens, complete with a swimming pool.
Nyaung Shwe (Inle Lake)
The eco-friendly Viewpoint Lodge was built with traditional Shan techniques, using local limestone, mud and straw. Paints sourced from laterite mud and natural wax are used to decorate the lodge. Using traditional materials doesn't equate to compromising modern comforts however, and the stylish rooms, built on stilts over the water, all come with private balcony, walk in shower and wi-fi.
Located in a quiet area of Nyaung Shwe, a short walk from the market, the Paradise Hotel is a small, friendly property. All rooms come with either balcony or terrace, satellite TV and mini-bar, and the restaurant offers a choice of local Shan cuisine along with standard Myanmar or Chinese fare.
Pindaya Inle Inn
The traditional in style but modern Pindaya Inle Inn is situated at the entrance of Pindaya town surrounded by historic and magnificent banyan trees facing the beautiful Ponetaloke Lake. The hotel is comprised of 36 chalets and bamboo huts, set in a lovely garden, all with free wi-fi . The restaurant offers a range of cuisines including local Danu, Chinese and European.
Dream Mountain Resort
The recently opened (2013) Dream Mountain Resort is fairly simple in style, but clean and comfortable, with gorgeous views over the surrounding hills. The restaurant serves a variety of food options and the attractively decorated, wooden floored rooms all offer free wi-fi access and have a minibar. Being just over 1km outside Kalaw the hotel is conveniently located for the town's facilities.
Dream Villa Hotel
A simple but comfortable property, the Dream Villa Hotel is conveniently located near to Kalaw town. The lobby, restaurant and rooms all feature wooden floors, lending a warm and homely feel to this small hotel. With only 24, wi-fi enabled rooms the hotel has an intimate and friendly feel. The restaurant offers a range of options and a lovely terrace with views over the town and surrounding countryside.