It's undeniable that the Aureum at Inle Lake is a much more confortable hotel than what one could ever expect in such a remote location. It aspires to be a high-end resort, and it could even be called a luxurious place. For such an ambitious proposition, however, it partially fails to deliver.
The strongest point of this hotel must be the rooms, which are amazingly large and well decorated. Service is also very good, with friendly staff as is the norm in the rest of Myanmar. We noticed, however, a few drawbacks. Starting with the room, the boiler couldn't cope with two people showering (water would suddenly turn cold). In the restaurant, the menu was quite small and repetitive, what's not good considering that it takes at least 30 minutes by boat to find an alternative meal. It should also be noticed that the hotel doesn't offer much to do apart from a small gym, a choice of massage and one large (not heated and mosquito infested) pool.
I should't be too critical of the hotel though. It's certainly a great place to stay, probably the best hotel in Inle Lake. It's just that it could easily offer a much better experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Inle Lake is stunning and to appreciate the extensive natural waterways from the lake shores of Aureum Resort and Spa offers unsurpassed luxury accommodation of villas built over the waters and shores of one of Myanmar's most stunning natural and cultural wonders, Inle Lake. Each expansive villa is elegantly decorated with generous space for bathroom and Jacuzzi and lavishly equipped with amenities. With private outdoor terrace for viewing a spectacular sunset over the lake and hills beyond, Aureum Resort is the perfect location in which to explore the wonders of this unique destination. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aureum Palace Resort & Spa Inle Myanmar/Nyaung Shwe