Myanmar is a big country, so it's important to make sure that your hotel serves as a convenient base for your trip. Working facilities and good quality amenities are important, as is location, service and a good breakfast! These hotels are the “best of the rest”, and may not have the charm and luxury of hotels such as the Governor’s Residence or the Savoy but are still decent quality and a great choice for any visitor to Myanmar.
Best of the Rest in Myanmar
Hotels & Villas, Myanmar
Aureum Bagan, Bagan
A beautiful and atmospheric hotel right in the middle of Bagan's archaeological zone.
Aureum @ Governors House, Pyin Oo Lwin
Cool, elegant and well-maintained, this lovely former Governor's residence is a fine choice.
Bagan River View Hotel , Bagan
Quality hotel in a beautiful riverside location with excellent rooms and facilities
Bagan Thande Hotel , Bagan
An excellent mid-range riverside hotel in old Bagan with superb rooms and a great location.
Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake, Yangon
Ideally located in the centre of Yangon, this modern hotel has plenty of space, good quality rooms and a broad range of facilities.
Golden Island Cottages , Lake Inle
Excellent value stilted bungalow resort overlooking the famous Inle Lake.
Golden Rock Hotel , Golden Rock (Mt Kyaiktiyo)
Keen hiking enthusiasts will love this simple, clean, spacious and friendly hotel perched on Mount Kyaiktiyo.
Han Thar Gardens, Bago
Nestled in the countryside, Han Thar Gardens is a charming colonial hotel surrounded by lush gardens.
Hotel By The Red Canal, Mandalay
Superb boutique hotel with excellent service, a secluded location and tasteful design & decoration
Hotel Esta, Yangon
This clean and friendly mid-range hotel is a great value option in the heart of Yangon, perfect for exploring the sights.
Hotel Putao, Putao
Hotel in the foothills of the Himalayas: expect clean and comfortable rooms and beautiful mountainous scenery.
Hotel Yadanarbon, Mandalay
A simple, friendly and well-appointed hotel in the heart of Mandalay, the perfect base for seeing the sights.
Hotel Zwekabin , Hpa An
Well-maintained property with unbeatable mountain views. A great base for an overnight stay.
Hpa-An Lodge , Hpa An
Simple and spacious lodge with basic facilities and fabulous views of lovely Mount Zwe Kabin.
Kandawgyi Hill Resort, Pyin Oo Lwin
Colonial style bungalow resort offering respite from the heat, wonderful manicured gardens and terrific views.
Khone Lwin Village Monastery , Kalaw
Sparse, modest and very simple: an overnight stay at this local monastery is a truly fascinating insight into rural Myanmar culture.
Mawlamyaing Strand , Mawlamyine
The Strand offers travellers clean and spacious rooms and basic facilities in Mawlamyine.
Moe Yun Gyi Wetlands Resort, Bago
A bird-watchers paradise, Moe Yun Gyi Wetland Resort offers simple and friendly accommodation surrounded by nature.
Mountain Top Hotel, Golden Rock (Mt Kyaiktiyo)
Enjoy sweeping views of forested mountains, great service and close proximity to the Golden Rock.
Mr Charles Guest House and Hotel, Hsipaw
No-frills guest house that provides a great base for trekking with a good atmosphere.
Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min Hotel, Lake Inle
Quality hotel with beautiful gardens and great facilities.
Paramount Inle, Lake Inle
Hotel on stilts with comfortable rooms, friendly staff, and tropical garden surroundings.
Pine Hill, Kalaw
A simple hotel with English-countryside charm, nice gardens and spacious, standard rooms.
Popa Mountain Resort, Mount Popa
Mountainside retreat with spectacular views and charming accommodation
Princess Hotel , Keng Tung
No-frills but the best option in town with friendly staff and close proximity to the lively markets.
Pristine Lotus Spa Resort , Lake Inle
Peaceful hotel set amidst beautiful gardens with clean, comfortable villa accommodation and a great spa.
Riverside @ Hsipaw Resort, Hsipaw
Perched on the Doktawady River in the Old Town. Expect comfortable rooms and great food.
Royal Kalaw Hills Resort, Kalaw
Charming English country home-style hotel with comfortable rooms and lovely gardens.
Rupar Mandalar , Mandalay
Boutique resort just outside of Mandalay town with a range of facilities including a swimming pool and spa.
Sanctum Inle Resort, Lake Inle
A monastic and elegant resort in the Lake Inle region, it offers a comfortable base from which to explore the region.
Shwe Ingyinn Hotel, Mandalay
Located in the heart of down-town Mandalay, simple rooms and a great rooftop restaurant.
Sule Shangri-La , Yangon
A good quality hotel in the heart of historic Yangon with colonial interior design, a range of dining options and comfortable rooms.
Thande Beach Hotel, Ngapali Beach
Decent small beach resort with excellent value rooms and a relaxed atmosphere.
The Loft , Yangon
Modern, clean, spacious and hip hotel in central Yangon, the Loft is an excellent choice.
Triumph Hotel , Mandalay
Just a short drive from the centre of Mandalay, the Triumph Hotel has great facilities and superb service.
Two Dragons Hotel , Myitkyina
Simple hotel with understated appearance: you can expect clean rooms, friendly service and a great base for exploring.
Wah Gyi Myaung Village Monastery, Kalaw
Staying at the local monastery in a village inhabited by the Taung Yoe tribe.
All guides were very good, spoke good English and were very knowledgeable. The logistics all worked extremely well: drivers, boatmen etc all did a very good job. We also found that the guides were happy to talk to us on a wide range of issues, including politics!