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May Guesthouse Inle lake

85 Myawaddy Road, Nyaungshwe, Myanmar
May Guesthouse Inle lake
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Wurzburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This guesthouse is in a quiet area and not far away from the city center. The Manager is really friendly and helpful (money exchange, booking a bus etc.) Clean rooms, nice garden. The breakfast is basic but good.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Like a previous reviewer I fell ill while staying here. The owner gave me electrolytes to help me recover and offered to help several times. The rooms are quite comfy and the staff clean them very well. It is true that the towels are postage stamp-sized and the walls are a bit thin but the towels are replaced daily and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I was ill whilst I was at May Guesthouse (food poisoning, not from the guesthouse), the kindness and generosity of the manager went above and beyond to ensure I was looked after and comfortable. The guesthouse itself is clean and comfy, the walls are a little thin but no problem sleeping. Thankyou very much

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Clean room, good breakfast, helpful staff, lovely garden and terrace area, serves nice cold beer, nice dogs hanging around, and the only place in Myanmar that could sell you a postcard, as far as I saw. They hired us pushbikes for 1000ks, very cheap, and organised taxis and everything we needed for our departure. Thin walls means it can be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

May helped us with a lot of planning! They have maps for bike tours, you can book a laketour, The rooms were basic but clean (hard beds!) the breakfast is delicious in the lovely garden! Also nice to just sit and relax in the garden! Of we have to say something neg: the mosk started singing at 5 am and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I stayed at this guesthouse during my visit to Inle Lake. Unfortunately this hitherto highly rated guesthouse characterizes everything that seems to be going wrong in the tourist industry in Myanmar. After being asked to pay 5 dollars to go down three blocks from the waterfront to the guesthouse, I was greeted by staff who weren't sure whether or not... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

May Guesthouse has wonderful common areas with the garden restaurant serving a great breakfast (unlimited pancakes, yes please!). The staff is so helpful and friendly, they make you feel right at home. The room walls are however INCREDIBLY thin, you can even hear your neighbours whispering. The noise situation can be an issue, so this hotel is not for everyone.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I stayed here 2 nights and was disappointed by the service. The older people of the staff were friendly (though definitely not as warm as elsewhere in Myanmar) but the young guys were not helpful at all and seemed uninterested. The guys didnt speak a word of english! Rooms are very noisy, but you are warned of this in the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is the fourth or maybe fifth time we've visited Nyaung Shwe and stayed here, which in itself says something. It resembles in its one level, straight layout with running verandas on both sides the Ponderosa bunkhouse of the 60s TV series, enhanced by the wagon wheel fence at the street frontage.The staff are helpful and courteous and the rooms... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We booked for four nights over email a couple weeks ago. No problem on arrival, we got the room mentioned by email. The room is very clean (they also make our beds and empty garbage bags everyday). Additionally, we get two bottles of water for free everyday. The private bathroom is also perfect for us. They may have small towels... More 

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