Reading the other reviews I suppose a lot depends on expectations. I agree with the person who called it a good guesthouse, but it is not really a good hotel. Incidentally, the M (for Motel) on the sign out the front has been covered by an H for Hotel. This appears to justify doubling the prices in six months. On the plus side, the lady at reception agreed to honour my 15$ email booking as long as I didn't mention it to the other guests paying $30 or more. There was no air conditioner, but I did not need one in November in Kalaw.
The staff were pleasant and helpful. The manager spoke good English. The room was clean but rather small, as was the en-suite.
The foam mattress was insubtantial and I was effectively sleeping on the baseboard. There was lots of fluoro lighting but all in the wrong position with no reading lights. However, a portable light was provided when I asked. Rooms 101-106 open off the entry lobby which can get noisy at night as people arrive and chat in the seating area.
OK for one night but there must be better places for the money in Kalaw.