We stayed there 2 nights. The room is clean and garden is nice. And the breakfast is good. The bad thing is the noice. We hear everything and even somebody talk on phone next to our room. Other thing is, staffs are not available when we need something. They don’t have phone in the room, need to go to reception but mostly nobody is there. The worst is the bed. I even feel the coin spring inside the mattress. I was suffering from horrible back pain and also connected to the neck for almost 3 days. Then, we decided to change the hotel.
With its picturesque location, stunning grounds and peaceful environment, Hillock Villa is a gem of a place in Kalaw! Staff are incredibly friendly and helpful, particularly with organising Treks to Inle Lake! Do ask about organising a trek with Emma from Elpis Café, we had the most amazing and special time! Definitely looking to return here again in the future.
There is so much good things to say about Hillock Villa. Here is a summary: First the team is incredibly nice, it starts with their welcome with tea and local sweets and goes on with various things such as advising you for tuktuk and taxi, calling for you to get updates(we had to do this with our trekking tour), our room was large and the bed very comfortable (Best place to start a treck!). Breakfast was home made with a variety of possibilities (jam, eggs, pancakes, fruits, orange/carrot juice)... Delicious! And on top, the place is a little bit in the heights of Kalaw, it’s calm and surrounded with wood, and the house it self makes you feel at home. Very well done!
All was perfect and above expectations even: the welcoming delicate and beautiful garden, the hospitality and high professionalism of the owner and the staff, the warmhearted and clean atmosphere of the overall home and rooms, the fine and beautiful interior design and boutique area, the delicious home-made food and especially tasty shan noodles and pancakes proposed at breakfast, the pioneering and multiple messages and actions guiding the guests toward a environmentally friendly way to travel and respect Kalaw resources (bottle refill station at ground flour, respectful tourim posters and books, limited use of plastic, recommendation of sutainable behaviours such as not overconsuming food, etc.). More than a charming accomodation, this is a peaceful and harmonious way to enjoy Kalaw's beauty while trying and showing how to adopt eco-friendly travel ways. Congrats for all.…
We stayed here for 2 nights in February 2020. The service was very good, and they were always very helpfui. Rooms were quite nice but basic. Although good for the price for sure. Breakfast was definitely nice. Although it was quite a lot of food, so was a bit off-putting to read in the menu that you could be charged for what you don't eat (still it's a nice concept/idea). It does get cold at night, but we were ok with the extra blankets they supplied.