After a rather hair-raising drive from Mandalay [ our driver just had to pass everything on the road regardless of size or position!!] we arrived at Hotel Pyin Oo Lwin and it was beautiful. The semi-detached bungalows are magnificent and so spacious. It was lovely to sit out on our verandah and watch the fish jumping in the carp pool. There are flowers everywhere and it really is very pretty.
Breakfast is buffet style and you can order egg dishes as well. The chef makes really tasty omelettes. The staff are very attentive.
Turn left out of the hotel and a 15 minute walk brings you to the beautiful Botanical gardens. You could easily spend a whole day here exploring the gardens. Unfortunately on the day we visited it rained steadily and after half a day we were getting very wet so returned to the hotel. The gardens are lovely as are the birds on the lake and in the walk in aviary.
Turn right out of the hotel and about a 40 minute walk brings you into town. Only about 5 minutes along this road is a plant nursery with a cafe/restaurant attached. We ate here and the food was very good and reasonably priced which made it a good alternative to the hotel restaurant. They have a wonderful selection of plants for sale too and are happy for you to wander around.
We had a ride in one of the little stagecoaches into town. We flagged an empty one down on the road but you could always get one at the gardens as they wait there for fares back into town.
The market is interesting and people are very friendly. Also there are a lot of colonial buildings to look at.
I would like to return and see more of the surrounding area. Oh and our hotel made sure that we had a 'good' driver to take us back to Mandalay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated next to the beautiful botanical garden on the side of hill with individual private teak bungalows each with its own veranda. Heated swimming pool, pool room, cosy lounge with a bar and a great restaurant makes for a very relaxed stay. ... more less
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