Viewpoint Lodge & Fine Cuisines: Where to Eat and Stay in Nyaung Shwe
The Inle Lake area has some fine hotels but Viewpoint Lodge is the only luxury property in the town of Nyaung Shwe.
The hotel is conveniently located on the outskirts of the town, on the river for easy access to boats, and on the rode that bicyclists take around the Inle Lake Perimeter.
The attentive managers are always available to help guests and booking a boat ride, in-room massage or bicycle rental is easy.
The walkway to the rooms, and the rooms themselves, are on stilts above water, creating a safe, peaceful effect. Many rooms have private balconies from which you can watch the ducks float by.
Guest rooms include a separate living room, natural/local products, DVD player and space heater.
The hotel restaurant serves an impressive, inventive breakfast and the only fine dining in the town. I ate here every evening. The cozy bar downstairs, near the fireplace, makes for a nice place to enjoy a cocktail or two.