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May Guesthouse Inle lake

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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I spent 3 days at May Guest House after reading all the reviews and decided to stay there. First, all the reviews are so helpful for me because everything is right. So, I will point out some facts for preparation before joining May Guest House. 1. BOOK the room first, by phone or by mail - You will have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I stayed in May Guesthouse when I was in Nyaung Shwe, and I truly enjoyed staying here! Accommodation around Nyaung Shwe can be slightly more costly than other parts of Myanmar, but May Guesthouse, while being well within budget for a backpacker like me, provided a level of service and care that was truly memorable. This may have prejudiced my... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Yes, as everyone says the walls are thin but by 10pm all is quiet so I didn't really see this as an issue. The room I had was at the back of the property and was clean and tidy with everything I needed. The ensuite bathroom was basic but clean and the hot water was actually hot. I loved the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Staff is really nice and willing to help. Min (I guess he is the manager) speaks good English and knows a lot about the area and helps with travel issues. Otherwise we agree with the other reviews (thin walls, loud prayers and singing from the monastery).

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

All in liked this place. Staff were helpful and suggested a great bike tour, complete with map. Set up was generally good with a nice garden/restaurant area to chill in and a nice reception area too. Unfortunately the walls between rooms are paper thin so the 'Silent time after 10' notices aren't to stop rowdy guests but to stop anybody... More 

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