The accommodations actually in the lake (on stilts) sound good, but remember that you’ll be trapped there and have to pay 10,000 Kyats for a boat trip to town, or eat only in their restaurant. At Paradise Inle Resort, there were insects in the breakfast rice and birds nesting in the bungalow roof, with droppings falling through the thatch ceiling to the bathroom. Recommend you stay in town and do day trips on the lake. The townspeople are friendlier, too.

Sweet Inn, Big Drum Compound, Canal Road, Win Quarter 3, Near the TaitNan Bridge, Nyaung Shwe., ☎ +959 979892723 ([email protected]). checkin: 13:00 hour or early check in is possible when room is available; checkout: Noon or late check out is possible when room is available. Only 0.5 km from the city center,The location was fantastic and canal view breakfast! Free Wifi, Hot Shower, rooms have fans, no air-con but cold at night. Great value! It’s near the place where you can eat and rent a bike or book a tour to anywhere! The bed is comfortable as well (even if it’s just the fan room). For its cheap price it’s pretty good. if you make reservation through via email you will get $2 Discount for each day you stay. here is email: [email protected] so don’t miss out the chance. Standard Twin or Double with private bathroom $22 including breakfast (Dec 2016).

The Green Valley Inn, Phaung Daw Phun Road (Opposite Golden Empress hotel), ☎ +9428371753. Close to town, ran by a very lovely woman and her family. New building, very clean, good breakfast included, very fast wi-fi, fantastic value. Great tasting and low cost meals in the side road opposite. US$15 low season, US$25 high session for a double with private bathroom. (20$ March 2016) US$15-25. edit
Aquarius Inn, ☎ +9581209352, +9581209615. Near the lake, very friendly family owned Inn with a fantastic breakfast. US$22 for a double with private bathroom. US$15-45. edit
Blissful Inn, north side of Haw Nan (Cultural Museum). It’s located about 5 min from the market and 10 min from the jetty. The staffs very friendly and helpful. All rooms are with fan and bathroom with good hot shower. 30$ for a double room and 20$ if you are single. edit
Bright Hotel, No. 53, Phaung Daw Side Road, Win Quarter, Nyaung Shwe (4 blocks west of the market, 2 blocks south of Yone Gyi Rd, near the independence monument). checkout: 1200 noon. Friendly staff. Provide bike rental, bus tickets & boat tours in Inle Lake. Nice small rooms with comfortable beds. Good location. Free WiFi. Breakfast is eggs, crepe, toast, orange juice, fruit, coffee and tea. One of the cheapest places in town. Book online as it fills up fast! $17/Twin or Double with fan, private bathroom & breakfast.

Diamonds star guesthouse, Yone Gyi Road, Win Yard Quarter (about 100m from the jetty), ☎ 095216443 ([email protected]). New guesthouse with 10 rooms in the south of Nyaungshwe, single room is US$10/15 double $US14/18 (Oct. 2014), breakfast included bathroom outside/inside. Two can sleep in a single room ( the beds are big enough ) for US$14/12 with/without breakfast. wifi. Hot showers. Rooms and bathrooms basic but clean. The owner or manager is very helpful, and can arrange boat tours (US$15 full day US$18 sunrise + full day), rent bicycle (Kyat 1000), bus tickets and so on.

Four Sister’s Inn, No. 105 Nan Pan Quarter, Nyaung Shwe S.S.S (Trishaw (Kyat 500) / Motorbike (Kyat 1000) / Walk (15mins) from bus station), ☎ 09428337092. checkout: 1200 noon. Friendly staff. Provide bike rental (Kyat 1000-1500/day), bus ticket to Yangon (15,000 kyat, pick up included) & boat ride in Inle Lake (15,000 kyat, can split among 5 people) $10-25/Single with fan, personal toilet & breakfast; 20$ for double. edit
Golden Empress Hotel ((former Golden Express)), No. 19, Phaungtawpyan St. in Mingalar Ward, Nyaungshwe (Around the corner from the Shwezarli Pagoda), ☎ +95(0)81-209037/209914,. Family-run hotel with a great staff of English-speaking girls who go out of their way to help all the guests. The rooms are large and have a wardrobe and desk. The US$25 rooms are some of the best value in the city, and for only US$10 more you can get a balcony room on the second floor. Breakfast is included: eggs, pancakes, toast, fruit, juice, coffee, and tea. Free WIFI. This place’s popularity is growingand so reservations are recommended, especially in high season. They don’t have a website, so click the information link above to see how to make a reservation. Send email to [email protected] to make a reservation.

Gypsy Inn, No. 82, Kann Nar Road, Win Quarter, NyaungShwe (On the canal, to the west of town.), ☎ +95(0)8129084 ([email protected]). checkout: 12:00. A guesthouse with more expensive rooms in the main building (featuring TV & fridge) and an older building with cheaper rooms with shared bathroom and shower block. Room price includes amazing breakfast (Eggs, Toast, Pancake, Fruit and local dish). If you want to check-in early (07:00 or so after your bus arrives) you have to book an extra day. The rooms on the back are better, but it is still pretty noisy because of the boats. Free wifi available in the lobby (and in old block, March 2016), but it’s slow as expected. Can arrange boat trips, bus tickets, taxi and bikes for hire. No single rooms (double, triple only). Prices: $8 (dorm), $12 $15, $18, $20 and $22. edit
Inle Inn, Yone Gyi Street , Nandawon Qt , Nyaung Shwe, Northern Inle Lake, Inle Lake, Myanmar,. A bit on the pricey side for a fan room. Includes breakfast. Can arrange boat trips, bike rentals, laundry, taxis, etc. $28/dbl room.

Joy Hotel, Jetty Rd (on upper canal), ☎ +95-81-209083 ([email protected]). checkin: When room available; checkout: Midday. Friendly staff, clean, with nice view of busy canal each morning. Less touristy end of town, but still pleasant (close to cheap local restaurants). The rooms have fans, no air-con but the downstairs rooms stay relatively cool with just a fan – even in hot season. Helpful staff with OK English. Bike Rental from 1,500 kyats for full day. Free breakfast on the balcony is a highlight. The hotel does not have a website so please see information link above and call or email for reservations. Standard Triple $28, Standard Double/Twin $20, Economy Double/Twin $14 (Oct 2016). edit
May Guesthouse, No. 85, Myawaddy Road, NyaungShwe, ☎ +9581209417. Very friendly, clean, stylish, and comfortable family-run guesthouse. In the middle of several monasteries. Thin walls between rooms, making it possible to hear a loud snoring person from an adjacent room. Decent breakfast. US$20/30/40.

Min Ga Lar Inn, Phuang Daw Pyan Rd, Mingalar Quarter, Nyaungshwe (next to the main pagoda in town), ([email protected]). Friendly staff, excellent English and very helpful, if you need information or to arrange excursions. Rooms are large and clean with hot water showers. Huge breakfasts every morning (including eggs, plates of fruits, toasts, pancakes, juice, tea, and coffee)and their daily welcome fresh lemon juice is also famous. Staff organise boat trips and travel arrangements. A recommendation to take the canoe trip arranged by the pleasant host around the local villages and attractions on the lake and canals. It’s a different experience to the motorboat Inle Lake tour that the Guest House also arranged for you, sharing with another guest.(Wi-Fi is available ). Recommended for those with early morning arrivals and no reservations, as it’s easily walkable from the station. Budget fan double rooms $ 20/25 USD, single fan rooms $15/18 USD (July 2014).Staff was among the loveliest in Burma,. They also sell bus tickets at among the lowest prices in Nyaung Shwe (reg:13,000/VIP JJ: 21,000/VIP: 20,000). $20-60 US. edit
Paradise Hotel, No. 40, Museum Road, Tharzi Quarter, Nyaungshwe, ☎ +95-81-209321, 209322 ([email protected]). Clean and comfortable bungalows. Good breakfast. For tranquillity, make sure to select the bungalows at the back. US$70.

Princess Garden Hotel, Mine Li Street, Nyaungshwe 081,, ☎ 95-(0)81-209214,+95-(0)81-209511,+ 95-(0)9-5148418 ([email protected]),. This is one of the best guest houses in town and as of Sept. 2012 the only one with a lovely swimming pool in a lovely and quiet location. The owners Ko Aung and his wife, Mee Mee, are helpful hosts and so are the staff. The 8 wooden bungalows are clean and has fridge–with additional 7 standard rooms plus 2 other bungalows around the pool or set in lovely garden area .–and the breakfast and afternoon drinks are good. WIFI available but like most of Myanmar is slow and most of the time only available in the reception or restaurant area. Nice place Excellent value ( US$25+ in low season and US$35+ in peak season).

Remember Inn, Haw Street, Nandawon quarter, Nyangshwe (Inle Lake) (In the north of town, 500m east to the bus station), ☎ +95(0)81-209257, (0)9-4101-0429, (0)9-521-4070 , (0)9-4936-0044,. Fairly clean (for being Burma), may be the best cost-effective hotel in Nyuang Shwe for single traveler. Big bright rooms and a lovely rooftop relaxation area. Nice breakfast and they are happy to help with organizing flights, boats and hikes. The owner is very nice and helpful. From US$12 (single room, Aug 2014).

Shwe Inn Tha, Thar Lay Village, ☎ +9595192952 ,+95949351315. Located on the lake itself, quite close to the floating gardens. edit
Shwe Pauk Pin Inthar House, (behind Four Sisters’ Hotel; walk till the end of Channal Road, then turn to the left), ☎ 09 521 2075, 09 521 3516, 09 428 32 00 79, 081 209 186 ([email protected]). A charming place to stay for a budget traveller. It is a new and very nice guesthouse, with an extremely friendly and welcoming hostlady. Each morning she cooks a tasty breakfast for all her guests; lunch and dinner are also possible (1,500 kyat). A great view from the terrase. Hot water in each room. Free Wi-Fi, though not always working. Highly recommended. S/D -20$ edit
Three Seasons Inn, 17, Phaung Daw Side (Seik) Road (Caddy corner from May Guesthouse, south of Shwe Gu Kyaung), ☎ +95 (0)81209517 ,+95 (0)95068947. Recently opened hotel (Nov 2015), therefore everything is new. Owner is very enthusiastic and hospitable. Makes an effort to hire locals and train them to give them a skill. Excellent price, early check-in (if you came from the overnight bus) is only a fraction of the price. Great breakfast. WiFi. MMK15k (single, Mar 2016), early check-in MMK5k. Tell him the Wayfaring Minstrel sent you!

Viewpoint Resort, Near Talk Nan Bridge and Canal, Nyaungshwe,, ☎ +95-(0)81 209 062,(0) 81 209 147,. This is the highest end resort in town that is beautifully built and decorated in a posh modern style that retains the local heritage. Dedicated to environmental conservation, all water in the facilities is filtered and safe to drink. Rooms are spacious, comfortable, and come with all sorts of natural amenities (bark, herbs, plants, natural sponges) that you can use for showering). Wifi is fast and the breakfast is delicious; the Shan restaurant is high end and expensive, and attracts many patrons in its own right. Far more expensive than anywhere else in the area (>US$100/night) but well worth it for what you receive. If you reserve here, they will charge 35,000kyat for taxi pickup from the airport so look elsewhere for ground transport. Their riverboat tours are surprisingly the same price as anywhere else and a good place to embark from (20,000kyat for the day)

Golden Lotus Hotel Inle Lake (Golden Lotus Hotel Inle Lake), Phaung Daw Pyan Street, Nandawunn Quarter, Nyaungshwe (Inle Lake), ☎ +95 09 4100 3019,. The Golden Lotus Inle Lake is a new boutique hotel built in 2014. 23 square meters Deluxe Rooms with Twin or Double bed (extra beds available). Every room is decorated with teak floors and typical burmese furniture. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a minibar. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with a bath and a hairdryer. You can enjoy mountain view and city view from the room. Extras include a seating area, satellite channels and cable channels. 50-70$.

Sin Yaw Guesthouse, No 37, Parame street, Nyaung Shwe, ☎ +9592042996. Located outside of the city center, closer to the canal. Friendly owners speaking good English. Breakfast is good here compared to most places: real (!) coffee, large omelette or pancake, toasts, jam, butter, fruits. The dinning terrace has a nice view over the city. If you are on a budget, ask for the basic room/dorm above the reception. Wifi was working pretty well at the time of visit (March 2015) Normal rooms are for $15-20. Also have a basic room/dorm with mattrasses on the floor for $8 (March 2015).

win nyunt inn 1, Win Nyunt Street (near the museum), ☎ 09428338045,. checkin: any time; checkout: any time. A lovely new guesthouse in a very quiet and nice area. Double rooms for 15/25 dollars a day with bathroom, delicious breakfast included and served on the roof with nice view. Beautiful place to spend a good evening with friends. Friendly English speaking staff will you feel at home. Several services available without commission ( bicycles available for 1000 K, wifi, trekking, boat , canoe, transport ticket, laundry, massage ). BEST guesthouse ever, Win Nyunt, head of the village will make your stay in Inle unforgettable.