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Essence Motel
Essence Motel
Essence Motel
Essence Motel
Essence Motel
Essence Motel
Essence Motel

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50 reviews

50 reviews

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Nearby landmarks
Palaung Village 380 m
Hi Snack & Drink 650 m
Kalaw Market 800 m
Shwe Oo Min Paya 1.1 km
Myin Ma Hti Cave 1.1 km
Nature Land Car Rental 1.2 km
Shwe Oo Min Pagoda 1.3 km
Elephat Camps 1.4 km
Trekking Village 1.6 km
Nee Paya 1.8 km

Essence Motel

Pan War Street , Kalaw, Kalaw, Myanmar, 140105 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers car park free of charge. Conveniently situated in the Kalaw part of Kalaw, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Breakfast [free]

Air conditioning

Daily housekeeping


Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Car park

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Breakfast [free]


Value for money6.0
Location rating5.1

Rooms available at Essence Motel

  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Essence Motel?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM. You may request early check-in during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in before the designated period may be charged an additional fee. The motel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Essence Motel?

Essence Motel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 20 MMK. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the motel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Essence Motel has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kalaw with private transportation, the motel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

What are my dining options at Essence Motel?

Essence Motel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What restaurants are nearby Essence Motel?

Essence Motel is located in Kalaw, famous for good restaurants such as Dream Restaurant, JR Coffee and Restaurant and Everest Nepali Food Center.

What are popular attractions near Essence Motel?

Essence Motel is located in Kalaw area, which is famous for attractions such as Shwe Oo Min Paya.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Essence Motel?

Essence Motel is located in the Kalaw area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Myin Ma Hti Cave and Kalaw Reserved Forest.

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More about Essence Motel

Essence Motel

Essence Motel offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to travelers. Getting from and back to the airport can be easily arranged with the motel's airport transfer services. Taxi and car hire services provided by the motel make exploring Kalaw even more convenient. Guests can enjoy free parking right at the motel.
Front desk service is provided at the motel including luggage storage. Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the motel's ticket service and tours. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time.
Designed for comfort, all guestrooms offer a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. For your comfort, some rooms at the motel are equipped with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning. Some rooms at Essence Motel even come with extra design features such as a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment amenities are available in some rooms and include television and cable TV.
In some select rooms, you can find bottled water, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar at your disposal. Essence Motel also provides a hair dryer, toiletries and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.

Dining and things to do

Every morning you can wake up to a delicious free breakfast at Essence Motel. Enjoy the morning bliss with a sip of good coffee at the cafe located in the motel. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the motel, for whenever you get hungry. A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the motel's bar.
Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house BBQ facilities.
Essence Motel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities. Get social at the motel's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.

Reasons to stay here

Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 93% cheaper than other options.

Amenities and facilities
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Burmese

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Breakfast [free]
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room


  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Rental car
  • Taxi service

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout curtains
  • Closet
  • Clothes dryer
  • Clothes rack
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Free instant coffee
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Linens
  • Mini bar
  • Mirror
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Seating area
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Wake-up service
  • Wooden/parqueted flooring
Pan War Street , Kalaw, Kalaw, Myanmar, 140105
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Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 3-10 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 11 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts


  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out from12:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee20 MMK

The property

  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors3
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 15
  • Year property opened2016

Reviews of Essence Motel from real guests

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Value for money6.0
High score for Kalaw
9+ Exceptional (1)
8-9 Excellent (3)
7-8 Very Good (1)
6-7 Good (0)
<6 Below Expectation (5)
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TIM from United Kingdom
Stayed 1 night in November 2018

Good budget hotel”

Our room was comfortable and bathroom was OK. We were staying in Kalaw for just one night before heading off on a trek to Lake Inle so for a brief ty the Essence Motel was fine. Breakfast was included as was basic but perfectly good. Staff were very friendly an also really helpful as they made a couple of phone calls for us. Only real negative was that the room smelt musty.

Reviewed November 04, 2018

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Jonas from Sweden
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

Prepaid booking, no room. .”

No room, even though we had a prepaid booking. When rearranging us to another hotel, they only wanted to pay for six people (when we had booked for eight). Totally useless hotel, staff not professional, hotel also well below expected standard. We were rearranged to Hotel Natureland, very nice rooms, good location, friendly staff. Choose that instead.

Reviewed December 20, 2017

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Dima from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

Good stay”

Helpful staff with all speaking at least basic English, good location with beautiful views over the town from rooftop terrace, about 10-15 minute walk to the main parts but close to a bakery and a good restaurant. Spacious rooms and bathrooms, very clean and very nicely decorated. Good breakfast spread. Wifi pretty much didn't work just like the rest of the country. One of the days they were almost empty so instead did a cooked to order breakfast, which was quite a bit simpler.

Reviewed February 21, 2017

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Bronislav from Czech Republic
Stayed 1 night in January 2017

only for short stay”

The hotel is quite far from the centre. Room was not so clean, not pressure in the shower, only cold water. During the night was cold, so we use aircon for heating and it was working well.

Reviewed February 14, 2017

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Alba from Spain
Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

Bad service”

We had such a bad experience with this hotel... such a pity because it's a new and nice hotel with great views. The location is the best thing: 10/15 minutes from the center of the city through a very easy and not a dangerous road. We arrived and there was no wifi in the hotel at all, which is OK but when we booked the app clearly stated that they have wifi in EVERY room (we double checked before). Result? No wifi during 2 nights, we had to go to a restaurant in the city to book the next hotel, arrange some details of the trip... We gave them a second chance, because being without wifi is not a tragedy (even if it's in the add and we choose them because of this) BUT... - The first morning breakfast wasn't ready (it is suppose to be a free buffet)... and when we asked for some rice they said that we should have asked the night before. How are we suppose to know if nobody said anything and in the pictures you can see that there is a free buffet? The second morning we had a free buffet. It was just normal... the waiter don't speak a word of english, only the cook. -They didn't cleaned our room!!!!! They didn't made the bed, and they didn't gave us new towels... what a mess! Our shower the second day was with wet towels... What a bad experience... besides this the hotel is new, clean, the bed is confortable... just a normal hotel.

Reviewed November 13, 2016

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Francisco from Spain
Stayed 1 night in November 2017


Un poco alejado del centro del pueblo, pero llegas en un momento a la zona de los restaurantes.

Reviewed November 25, 2017

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Chloe from France
Stayed 1 night in November 2016


Hôtel très excentré sans indication pour y acceder. La rue est introuvable, même sur gps... Le wifi ne fonctionne que dans la reception, mais reste correct. Point positif : hôtel neuf & propre.

Reviewed December 06, 2016

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silke from Germany
Stayed 1 night in November 2017

Gruseliges hotel!!!”

Das einzig gute war der Preis. Als wir unsere zimmer bekamen,haben wir es keine 5 Minuten darin ausgehalten. Es war extrem muffig und roch nach altem keller!!! Als wir erwähnten,dass wir dort nicht schlafen können,wurden uns zwei andere Zimmer angeboten für einen Aufpreis von 11 dollar. Die waren zwar etwas besser,wir sind aber trotzdem wieder abgereist und haben uns ein anderes Hotel gesucht! Also: nicht zu empfehlen!

Reviewed November 25, 2017

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Jeanette from Switzerland
Stayed 1 night in December 2016

Sauber, grosse Zimmer, sehr freundliches Personal”

Das Essence Motel ist ganz neu und sehr hübsch. Die Zimmer sind gross mit Minibar und Wasserkocher und sehr bequemen Betten mit dicken Decken. Das Personal ist sehr freundlich und das Frühstück ist lecker. Es hat eine Terrasse mit Blick auf Kalaw. Das Motel liegt sehr ruhig,man ist aber in 10 Minuten im Stadtkern.

Reviewed December 05, 2016

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MINWOO from South Korea
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in November 2016


숙소가 신설이라 엄청 깨끗하고 조용하고 좋아요. 깔로 시내에서 좀 떨어져 있는점 빼고는 매우 좋았습니다.

Reviewed December 23, 2016

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