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Genesis Motel
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8.7

Excellent

102 reviews

102 reviews

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8.4

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Hi Snack & Drink 490 m
Kalaw Market 610 m
Palaung Village 800 m
Elephat Camps 1.3 km
Nee Paya 1.3 km
Trekking Village 1.4 km
Kalaw Reserved Forest 1.5 km
Nature Land Car Rental 1.6 km
Myin Ma Hti Cave 1.7 km
Shwe Oo Min Paya 1.7 km

Genesis Motel

No. 18, Shwe Hin Thar Street, 6th Quarter, Kalaw, Kalaw, Myanmar, 11111 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. 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.

Highlights

Sparkling clean

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Excellent breakfast

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Facilities

Airport transfer

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Check-in [24-hour]

Breakfast [free]

Laundry service

Restaurants

Value for money8.5
Distance to city center1.5km
Location rating8.4

Rooms available at Genesis Motel

Single Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 single bed
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 double bed
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Family 3
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Frequently asked questions

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

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The motel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The motel also offers 24-hour check-in.

How do I get to Genesis Motel?

Genesis 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 25 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, Genesis Motel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. 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.

Is breakfast offered at Genesis Motel?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Genesis Motel.

What is the smoking policy at Genesis Motel?

Genesis Motel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What restaurants are nearby Genesis Motel?

Restaurants including JR Coffee and Restaurant, everest nepali food centre and Everest Nepali Food Center are popular in Genesis Motel’s neighborhood which is known as Kalaw.

What are popular attractions near Genesis Motel?

Guests at Genesis Motel can easily visit Shwe Oo Min Paya located in the Kalaw area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Genesis Motel?

Genesis Motel’s nearby natural sights include Kalaw Reserved Forest and Myin Ma Hti Cave located in the same Kalaw area.

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What people love about Genesis Motel

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Breakfast

    "The breakfast was the best"

    Shiau

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    March 22, 2019

  • 8.4

    Excellent

    "I booked a single room for one night and found myself in a gorgeous little room with a bath and cosy bed where I felt immediately at home."

    Linda

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    April 18, 2019

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The staff here is lovely, so welcoming and helpful."

    Ellen

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    February 10, 2019

Overall rating:

8.7

Excellent
102 reviews
Cleanliness
9.1
Facilities
8.3
Location
8.4
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More about Genesis Motel

More about Genesis Motel

Genesis Motel

Genesis Motel provides a range services and amenities to help make your stay more comfortable. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you need a ride from or to the airport, the motel can arrange it before your check-in date. Taxi and car hire services provided by the motel make it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Kalaw.
If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the motel's free parking, right on-site. The motel provides front desk services such as concierge service and luggage storage for guests' convenience. If you need, the ticket service can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? At the motel, your favorite travel outfits will be kept clean and available with laundry service provided on-site.
For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
Feel right at home during your stay at Genesis Motel. Some rooms are equipped with linen service and blackout curtains for your convenience. Some rooms at Genesis Motel include special design features like a separate living room. The motel also offers a refrigerator, bottled water and instant tea in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed.
It's good to know that toiletries and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious free breakfast, which you'll always enjoy at Genesis Motel. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the motel.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 95% of the city's accommodation.
This motel scores higher than 84% of the city's accommodations for cleanliness.
This accommodation is highly rated for its staff and service, beating 91% of competition within the city.

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Amenities and facilities

Excellent
Facilities

8.3

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

23 mentions

Housekeeping

8 mentions

Food & Dining

1 mention

Internet

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Burmese
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Garden
  • Ticket services
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Breakfast [free]
  • Restaurants
Services and conveniences
  • Concierge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Family room
Access
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Taxi service
Available in all rooms
  • Blackout curtains
  • Clothes rack
  • Complimentary tea
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Free welcome drink
  • Heating
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Linens
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate living room
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Wake-up service

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • American

Location

No. 18, Shwe Hin Thar Street, 6th Quarter, Kalaw, Kalaw, Myanmar, 11111
Excellent
Location

8.4

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 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-5 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out from12:00
  • Check-out until12:00
  • Reception open until23:00
Getting around
  • Airport transfer fee25 MMK
  • Distance from city center1.5km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)55
The property
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of rooms 10
  • Most recent renovation2016

Reviews of Genesis Motel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.7
/
10
Cleanliness9.1
Facilities8.3
Location8.4
Service9.4
Value for money8.5
High score for Kalaw
Rating
9+ Exceptional (41)
8-9 Excellent (11)
7-8 Very Good (9)
6-7 Good (4)
<6 Below Expectation (3)
Time of the year
Mar - May (20)
Jun - Aug (4)
Sep - Nov (12)
Dec - Feb (32)
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9.2
Exceptional
Peter from Denmark
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2017

Amazing little place. ”

Wow. This may be a 1 star hotel. But when it comes to service and cleanliness this is a 5 star hotel. Our host Cindy (who spoke amazing English due to a former job as a flight attendant) was helpful, smiling and welcoming from the second we came through the door. The place is new, and therefore very clean. And WHAT a bed! So soft it should come with a "good dreams guarantee". The breakfast was also very, very good. Can highly recommend her pancakes. She even made smoothies and there was fresh fruit. Right in front of the hotel is the well-reviewed "7 Sisters" restaurant and it was so good we ate all our meals there. Cindys mother is one of the sisters, so if the restaurant is full, no problem, they bring it to the hotel. Kalaw is small so it was a 5-6 minute walk to "downtown". We may not come back to Kalaw again, but if we did, we would stay here.

Reviewed March 20, 2017

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Hi Peter, Thanks much for your great review and highly recommendation. Happy to hear that you like our places and hope to meet you again. Regards, Phyu

Responded October 09, 2019
Genesis Motel
9.6
Exceptional
Mairin from United States
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in March 2017

Nice gem in Kalaw!”

This is a new motel in Kalaw and we had a lovely stay there. The owners went out of their way to help my husband who had a small wound that needed tending to. The beds are fantastic, we were so comfortable that we slept through our alarms the first day! Breakfast is stellar and delicious and the patio is like a little oasis in the small town. We ate dinner at 7 Sisters just in front of the hotel which is also family owned and it was stellar. On our last afternoon PyuPyu (owner and our hostess) even prepared coffee and snacks for us on the 2nd floor deck where we relaxed and watch the sunset. We would highly recommend this place.

Reviewed March 21, 2017

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Dear Mairin, Thank you for your positive review and appreciation. Glad to hear that you had a great time in our motel. That's our pleasure to help you. Thanks again for your recommendation. Hope to see you again. Regards, Phyu

Responded October 09, 2019
Genesis Motel
9.6
Exceptional
Marta from Spain
Solo traveler
Single Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

Very nice and comfortable hotel well located”

Very nice and convenient place, small room but very comfortable, with hitter, clean, well located, great breakfast, wonderful staff. I would definitely recommend it and for sure I will go back to Genesis when I go back to Kalaw.

Reviewed December 17, 2017

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Thanks much for your detailed review and recommendation. Glad to hear you will come back again and hope that time.

Responded October 09, 2019
Genesis Motel
9.6
Exceptional
Ellen from United States
Solo traveler
Single Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

Exceptional”

The staff here is lovely, so welcoming and helpful. My room was small, but clean. And breakfast was not a buffet, but freshly made, including a fresh fruit smoothie. I would definitely stay here again. Thank you Genesis Motel staff.

Reviewed February 10, 2019

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Thank you for your supported words. Hope we can meet again.

Responded October 09, 2019
Genesis Motel
9.6
Exceptional
Claire from Myanmar
Solo traveler
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2018

Best hotel in Myanmar ! ”

Genesis hotel is clean and very confortable rooms. The staff is so welcoming you feel home. They keep our breakfast until noon instead of 9am ! Cindy is perfect english speaking and will help you in anything you would need. Also good and fast laundry service. The hotel is situated just at the back of seven sisters, a really good restaurant. Do not hesitate to book a night in Genesis !

Reviewed January 29, 2018

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Thank you for your recommendation and hope to see you again.

Responded October 09, 2019
Genesis Motel
9.2
Exceptional
Tim from Netherlands
Family with young children
Family Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

Nice stay in Kalaw”

We had a 2 day pleasant stay in the Genesis Motel. Room wasn't very large and the bathroom wasn't on the same floor, but it was fine. The breakfast was nice and location was pretty good. Wonderful building and nice owner.

Reviewed October 31, 2017

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Happy to hear that you had a pleasant time in our motel. We renovated our house and run as a motel that's why some rooms couldn't be attached bathroom. Thanks much for your understanding and the great review. Hope to see you!

Responded October 09, 2019
Genesis Motel
9.2
Exceptional
Hubertus from Germany
Solo traveler
Single Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2018

Family runned guest house”

The guest house is an old wooden colonial house - very beautiful. The room was clean and the breakfast great (fresh strawberry milk with pancakes). But the best was Cindy, the owner, who took really care of her guests and was willing to talk about her life in Kalaw in a very good English!

Reviewed March 18, 2018

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Thank you so much for your supported review and hope we can meet again.

Responded October 09, 2019
Genesis Motel
9.2
Exceptional
Annette from Netherlands
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2017

Excellent accomodation in kalaw with super breakfast”

New accomodation in Kalaw, and it was super! It's not the cheapest choice, but it was worth every dollar. The bedsheets felt really new, and the room was clean and had a warm shower. And the breakfast was the best we ever had in myanmar! Would recommend it!

Reviewed September 24, 2017

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Thank you for your supported review and highly recommendation. Hope to see you again.

Responded October 09, 2019
Genesis Motel
10.0
Exceptional
Matthew from United States
Solo traveler
Single Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

Absolutely fantastic!!!”

By far one of the best stay I've had in Myanmar! Great place w/ incredible hostess that prepares your breakfast! Talks with you and gives you all the information you need!!! Can't wait to tell all I meet who are heading to Kalaw and look forward to returns no next year!!!!!!!!

Reviewed March 15, 2017

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Hi Matthew, Thanks much for your amazing review and we also look forward to see you. Regards, Phyu

Responded October 09, 2019
Genesis Motel
9.2
Exceptional
Maki from Japan
Solo traveler
Single Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Friendly staff and good breakfast”

Staffs are friendly, room is small but enough for one woman to stay. In Kalaw, it gets so cold in early morning and night in Dec. and Jan, so it was good that they had a heater. For breakfast, I recommend honey pancakes and fresh juice.

Reviewed January 15, 2019

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Thank you for your recommendation. Hope to see you again.

Responded October 09, 2019
Genesis Motel
8.8
Excellent
Philip from United States
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

Comfortable pre-trek stay”

Genesis is more like a bed and breakfast than a motel- we were welcomed after a bus from Bagan with cold drinks and a cold towel, and breakfast was made for us prior to departing on our trek the following morning- the chocolate pancakes were delicious! Close to the Main Street and trekking offices. Enjoyed our night here.

Reviewed March 04, 2018

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Happy to hear that you like our motel and the breakfast. Thank you for your review and hope to see you again.

Responded October 09, 2019
Genesis Motel
10.0
Exceptional
Rachel from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in February 2017

Brand new hotel so everything is prefect”

New hotel so no reviews yet but we took the gamble and booked anyway. Best decision we have made. There is nothing I can fault. The service from the staff was exceptional and they couldn't do enough for you. The room was good and clean. The Facilities are good with a couple of areas to watch tv which had movie channels. This was absolutely prefect for us a I was feeling ill and needed to just chill out and recover. They brought us many snacks and plenty of green tea. There is an onsite restaurant which serves very good food. I really felt like I was staying with family and enjoyed the whole experience. Only Booked one night but ended up staying 3. One last thing to mention is the breakfast which was an option of pancakes or omelette. We only had pancakes but they were so tasty.

Reviewed February 06, 2017

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Dear Rachel, Thanks much for your fully score review and happy to hear that you get a nice experience during your stay. Hope to see you again. Regards, Phyu

Responded October 09, 2019
Genesis Motel
6.0
Cheng from Singapore
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

Rather Expensive for 1 night stay”

The place was difficult to find from the main road, as we came from near town where the night bus dropped us off. We had to look for a side lane to the back of the motel entrance and there wasn't any signs to lead us to the hotel. Pros: (1) Place is generally clean and the rooms are functional with a small bar fridge w/o aircon, as the Kalaw district weather is already cold outside (2) Staff is generally friendly and the young lady owner Phyu, was able to communicate very well in English. Cons: (1) Location is hard to find (as mentioned above) (2) Paid 1/2 day more for early check-in at 4am with breakfast, but they only made simple bread and toast for this breakfast (3) Breakfast was a disappointment after reading all the rave reviews about their home-made banana pancakes which was tasted normal. (4) They actually provide options for local Myanmar breakfast, but will not offer unless you asked in advanced (5) Toilet floor trap slow in drainage and floor flooded easily during baths

Reviewed December 17, 2017

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Sorry for your some inconveniences. Now we updated the sign at the entrance of the street so thank you for your advice. For the breakfast, at that morning I told all the options and made toast as per your room mate's choice when you are still upstairs. Anyhow, sorry again our pancake also didn't meet your expectation so we will try more in the future. Thanks!

Responded October 09, 2019
Genesis Motel
10.0
Exceptional
Stephany from United States
Solo traveler
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2017

Best hotel in Kalaw! ”

I arrived at 4am and the lady (didn't know she was the owner at the time) kindly and graciously checked me in. The room was spacious, very clean, and very cozy! Shower had good pressure and very hot water. Like many other reviews, I agree on the breakfast; it's the best breakfast I've had in Myanmar. The pancakes are DELICIOUS and the freshly squeezed orange juice is to die for! I had the chance to talk with the owner, a lovely young lady, who told me about her family and the history of the hotel. Very lovely! Thank you very much for everything! -- Stephany

Reviewed March 17, 2017

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Dear Stephany, Thank you so much for your supported words and glad to hear you like our place and the breakfast. Nice talking with you at the moment. Hope to meet you again. Regards, Phyu

Responded October 09, 2019
Genesis Motel
8.4
Excellent
Wout from Netherlands
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

Excellent”

We had a great stay at Genesis. As a former air hostess the owner knows what service is and can help you with anything in impeccable English.

Reviewed February 28, 2018

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Thank you for your appreciation. Hope to see you again.

Responded October 09, 2019
Genesis Motel
8.0
Excellent
Silvia from Switzerland
Solo traveler
Single Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

Very good”

clean, close to Kalaw, helpful staff, owner speak english. It was a nice place to stay.

Reviewed January 12, 2018

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Thanks for your review. Hope to see you again.

Responded October 09, 2019
Genesis Motel
8.8
Excellent
Thin from Myanmar
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2018

Nice Services ”

Warmly welcomed with fresh breakfast in cozy areas. They really focus in services and made customers feel likes home. The owner can speak English very well and good manners. Her family business “7 Sisters” restaurant is next to the motel (highly recommended).

Reviewed March 04, 2018

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Glad to hear that you like our motel and thank you so much for your recommendation. Hope to see you again.

Responded October 09, 2019
Genesis Motel
9.6
Exceptional
Cristina from Spain
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2017

Exceptional”

Great new hotel. room was very comfy and clean. we did not see any other guests during our stay. breakfast was very good and staff were nice and polite. Unfortunately we got to the hotel at 3.30 am by bus and the hotel's door was closed. We returned at 6am and we had to pay half a day extra to check in into another room as our room was being used and had to be cleaned. We eventually moved to our room. It is probably fair however be aware in case you're planning to arrive early by bus from Mandalay.

Reviewed May 01, 2017

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Thank you so much for your positive review even you met inconvenience. Sorry for the closing door and we will take care in the future. Hope to see you again.

Responded October 09, 2019
Genesis Motel
9.6
Exceptional
Nicholas from United Kingdom
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2017

Best breakfast!”

We rocked up at 4am on a nightbus having only booked the next night. They were more than happy to accommodate us with no notice and charged us half price for breakfast and to stay. The bed was really comfortable and the breakfast was awesome....double layered pancakes with banana and honey...yum! We also used their laundry service, with everything returned to us perfectly folded and smelling super fresh. The staff were super helpful and friendly and although most could not speak english, the manager had perfect english. Would definitely recommend!

Reviewed November 10, 2017

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Thank you for your recommendation. Hope to see you again.

Responded October 09, 2019
Genesis Motel
10.0
Exceptional
Kirsten from United States
Solo traveler
Single Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2018

Perfect Pre-Trek Rest”

Wow! What an exceptionally sweet stay in this tucked away jewel behind the delicious Seven Sisters restaurant. Incredibly friendly, helpful staff, comfortable, clean and well appointed room, and the most generous, delicious breakfast. Honestly, I would return just for the breakfast. The traditional Shan noodles were a dream. This was the perfect place to prepare for my trek and I wish I'd had one more day just to relax. Highly recommended!

Reviewed January 17, 2018

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Thank you for your great review and happy to hear that you like our breakfast. Hope to see you again.

Responded October 09, 2019
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