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Richards Inn
Richards Inn
Richards Inn
Richards Inn
Richards Inn
Richards Inn
Richards Inn

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7.7

Very good

137 reviews

137 reviews

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8.1

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
Available
Nearby landmarks
Hi Snack & Drink 450 m
Kalaw Market 590 m
Palaung Village 700 m
Elephat Camps 1.3 km
Nee Paya 1.4 km
Trekking Village 1.4 km
Nature Land Car Rental 1.5 km
Myin Ma Hti Cave 1.6 km
Shwe Oo Min Paya 1.6 km
Kalaw Reserved Forest 1.7 km

Richards Inn

38 Pyi Taung Su Road, Kalaw, Kalaw, Myanmar, 11111 - See map

Conveniently situated in the Kalaw part of Kalaw, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options.

Highlights

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Excellent breakfast

Ticket services

Currency exchange

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Valet parking

Front desk [24-hour]

BBQ facilities

Room service

Tours

Concierge

Value for money8.0
Distance to city center0.9 km
Location rating8.1

Rooms available at Richards Inn

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.8

Economy Twin
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Twin
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Single
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Richards Inn?

Check-in is from 12:00 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 front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Richards Inn?

Richards Inn is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the inn know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service with prices and more information. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Richards Inn has a car park available for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kalaw with private transportation, the inn can arrange car rental for you.

What are my dining options at Richards Inn?

Richards Inn features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Richards Inn?

Richards Inn does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What restaurants are nearby Richards Inn?

Richards Inn is located in Kalaw, famous for good restaurants such as JR Coffee and Restaurant, everest nepali food centre and Everest Nepali Food Center.

What are popular attractions near Richards Inn?

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

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Richards Inn?

Richards Inn is located within Kalaw, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Myin Ma Hti Cave and Kalaw Reserved Forest.

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What people love about Richards Inn

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "I recommend 100% this place."

    Élodie

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    January 26, 2019

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Good location near town centre, several restaurants in surroundings, possible to get on bus just in front of the guesthouse."

    Daniel

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    November 21, 2018

Overall rating:

7.7

Very good
137 reviews
Cleanliness
8.1
Facilities
6.5
Location
8.1
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More about Richards Inn

More about Richards Inn

Richards Inn

Richards Inn offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. If you need a ride from or to the airport, the inn can arrange it before your check-in date. Exploring Kalaw is made even more convenient with the car hire services available at the inn. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the inn's available parking, right on-site.
Front desk services including concierge service can assist with your needs. If you need, the ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like room service 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.
Equipped with handy amenities, guestrooms at Richards Inn guarantee a comfortable stay for all travelers. The inn also offers a coffee or tea maker, bottled water and mini bar in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed.


Dining and things to do

Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house BBQ facilities available here.
Richards Inn offers unique recreational opportunities for all guests. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the shared lounge and TV area.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 90% of the city's accommodation.
Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 88% of the city's accommodation.

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Amenities and facilities
Good
Facilities

6.5

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

17 mentions

Housekeeping

11 mentions

Internet

2 mentions

Taxi

1 mention

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

  • BBQ facilities
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Valet parking

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental
Location
38 Pyi Taung Su Road, Kalaw, Kalaw, Myanmar, 11111
Excellent
Location

8.1

Property policies
Children and extra beds

All children are welcome.

Children 0-6 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from12:00
  • Check-out until12:00
  • Reception open until00:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center0.9 km

The property

  • Number of bars/lounges0
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 9
  • Year property opened2014
  • Most recent renovation0

Reviews of Richards Inn from real guests

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7.7
/
10
Cleanliness8.1
Facilities6.5
Location8.1
Room comfort and quality7.8
Service7.7
Value for money8.0
High score for Kalaw
Rating
9+ Exceptional (36)
8-9 Excellent (17)
7-8 Very Good (14)
6-7 Good (9)
<6 Below Expectation (23)
Time of the year
Mar - May (20)
Jun - Aug (9)
Sep - Nov (24)
Dec - Feb (46)
All guests (137)
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10.0
Exceptional
Élodie from Ireland
Solo traveler
Single Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Amazing stay ”

I stayed 3 nights in Richards Inn and I felt very well because of the staff first, but also for the place itself that is very cosy. The receptionist helped me a lot with various question such booking my next hostel in a place not touristic, asking for a bus that goes there and so on. My last morning I had to leave early and the prepared the breakfast before the regular time specially for me. I recommend 100% this place.

Reviewed January 26, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Josef
Solo traveler
Single Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Nice and clean hotel”

I arrived to Richards Inn after 9 hours long trip from Yangon at 4 am. The reception was closed but after I rang the bell, the receptionist came and provided check-in. The hotel has a similar familial atmosphere and it feels like European mountain hotel. It is clean and silent. The staff is very nice and helpful when needed. Wi-Fi wasn't very fast so I had to use mobile data which wasn't a big problem as it is for a reasonable price in Myanmar. Overall, I would stay again in Richards Inn and recommend to stay at this nice place.

Reviewed March 15, 2019

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7.2
Very good
Marielle
Couple
Economy Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

not many options - but this is a good one”

communicated with the owner about our very early bus arrival and he confirmed they could accommodate us (we needed to be let into the building at 4 am and then checked in asap). It took 20 minutes of ringing bells before the night manager realized we were there and let us in. Then he refused to check us in (but the couple that came in 5mins after us was checked right in.... ok maybe a different room but could have sworn the owner told us he'd have a room ready for us close to arrival). Breakfast was fine and room was nice - ask for the room on the highest floor, it's kind of like a loft but it's quiet with nice views. Anyways, miscommunication was annoying and staff/environment was not super welcoming or nice feeling but it's probably one of the better options in this town.

Reviewed January 23, 2019

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7.2
Very good
Ignasi from Spain
Couple
Economy Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Enough”

Room was clean though shared bathroom could have been cleaner. Bit cold during the night but we were given 2 more blankets. The atmosphere was a but strange. In general good value

Reviewed December 05, 2019

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6.4
Good
Stefania from Italy
Couple
Economy Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Good”

The Richard's Inn is well located, but not really in the center of the city. The room is very nice and very clean. There is just one toilet so if you have a room with a common bathroom it can be crowded sometimes. If you are planning to arrive in Kalaw with the nocturn bus pay attention, you have to book two nights! The owner didn't let us go in after a ride if we don't pay for a night extra, even if the room was empty, and that until 12 a. m. We are travelling a lot in Myanmar with nocturn buses and this never happened to us.

Reviewed March 12, 2019

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7.2
Very good
MAY from Myanmar
Group
Economy Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Clean enough, Value for money”

Breakfast was mediocre. Staff can be more trained.

Reviewed July 02, 2019

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6.0
jane from United States
Solo traveler
Single Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

We arrived on bus at 3:30 am. Took awhile for the host to come to the door. My room was freezing. ”

EverSmile does not pickup from this location because it is “close.” IT’S NOT. If you’re doing the hike, book a place from which they will pick you up!

Reviewed February 15, 2019

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4.0
Sean from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Single Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Rude and shabby”

Cheap is the only thing this place has going for it If u can afford better I would highly recommend avoiding. Breakfast was the worst I've had in Myanmar... Room was shabby. Fan was on a 60min timer and staff were rude and unfriendly

Reviewed May 04, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Phuoc from Vietnam
Group
Standard Twin
Stayed 2 nights in October 2015

Enjoy the inn a lot.”

staff, location

Cleanliness and coziness was something to highlight with this inn. The room was neat and lovely with comfortable beds. I booked the one with private restroom, which was very spacious. However the shared toilet also looked very clean and tidy so it's up to your choice. We took a night bus from Bagan and reached Kalaw by 2AM. Richard Inn was just a 5 minute walk from the station we were dropped off so it was very convenient. Richard was a lovely person and his staff was also very nice and helpful.

Reviewed November 03, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Amy from United Kingdom
Couple
Economy Twin
Stayed 1 night in November 2015

Great value, friendly staff, well looked after”

Friendly staff, clean, accommodating

We stopped over in kalaw for one night. Richard is a lovely man and we felt really looked after, we arrived super early at 2am after getting an overnight bus and someone was up waiting to let us in, it is great value for money and all the staff are lovely. If we came back to kalaw we would definitely stay again!

Reviewed December 01, 2015

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9.2
Exceptional
Jacob from United Kingdom
Couple
Economy Twin
Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

Comfortable budget accommodation with friendly staff”

We stayed in a twin room in the attic. The room was a good size, comfortable and clean. The breakfast was okay, two pieces of toast, jam and butter and scrabbled eggs. This came with fruit and coffee/tea. One day we got a pancake as well which was good. The staff are very friendly and attentive. It is a short walk into the centre of Kalaw with lots of decent restaurants close by. Overall a convenient stay and would definitely stay again!

Reviewed April 16, 2018

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8.4
Excellent
Jody from Netherlands
Group
Standard Twin
Stayed 1 night in February 2016

Fantastic guesthouse”

Richard is an amazing host. We arrived at 4am and could sleep te nught for half the price, which was awesome. He served us breakfast at 2pm. Totally unexpexted. Richard is a great host and tells interesting stories. Richards Inn feels like home.

Reviewed February 29, 2016

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9.3
Exceptional
Olga from Russia
Solo traveler
Economy Twin
Stayed 1 night in November 2015

Nice owners, clean place”

staff, cleanliness, breakfast

The guest house was a nice change after our previous place. We enjoyed its cleanlyness, comfortable beds and tasty breakfast. The owner is a really nice person. Definitely recommended for stay in Kalaw.

Reviewed November 22, 2015

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9.3
Exceptional
Jose from Spain
Solo traveler
Standard Twin
Stayed 1 night in October 2015

Really nice”

Richard's openness. Comfort. Center but out of the noisy part

Great. Very much recommended. Really good value for money. Good price for a quiet, clean and comfortable room with bathroom. Richard, the owner, speaks good English. I appreciated his openness even when I asked about controversial topics.

Reviewed October 07, 2015

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7.7
Very good
James from Australia
Solo traveler
Economy Twin
Stayed 2 nights in September 2015

Lovely, welcoming home stay”

The host, charming house, location

This is great value accommodation in the heart of Kalaw. Note that it's a large house, with share bathrooms and facilities. The host is a very interesting man who speaks perfect English. Location is across the road from Seven Sisters restaurant.

Reviewed September 30, 2015

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8.4
Excellent
Fabien from France
Couple
Economy Twin
Stayed 1 night in September 2017

Good hotel!”

I'm surprised with some of the other reviews because we really liked this hotel! We stayed only one night but would have liked to stay more. We had the room upstairs, really quiet and enjoyable! Bathroom is clean but shared, we were few at this time so it was OK, but it can be bothersome with more people. Wifi was working in the morning, not the day before (read other reviews about that if that's important for you, we have local SIM card so we don't mind). Nice restaurant in front of the hotel. We left our luggage during the 3 days trek to Inle Lake and get them back in Inle without a problem after that with a motorbike driver arranged with our guide. Cheap and good!

Reviewed September 30, 2017

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6.8
Good
Jamie from United Kingdom
Couple
Economy Twin
Stayed 1 night in January 2017

Good budget accommodation ”

Good cheap price for kalaw. Rooms comfortable, clean, but very cold. The staff not very friendly and need to smile more. NO wifi (although advertised for having wifi) it is a mobile phone hotspot which seems to be a real inconvenience to switch on for guests.

Reviewed February 18, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
Kelsi from New Zealand
Couple
Standard Twin
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

Great location and friendly staff”

We arrived at 3am from an overnight bus and could walk the short distance from the bus stop to the inn. The staff were there to welcome us on arrival and served a delicious breakfast in the morning before we started our trek. Great place to get a few hours sleep before starting your trek.

Reviewed May 12, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
Facundo from Argentina
Couple
Economy Twin
Stayed 1 night in June 2017

Lovely owner. ”

The room was rather small but ok for us. The lady who runs the hotel is super friendly. They offer excellent food (even western) for a very good price. Included breakfast was superb. Bathroom not the cleanest but ok.

Reviewed July 16, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
Nadja from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard Single
Stayed 1 night in June 2017

Exceptional”

Enjoyed my time here, I had a small single room on the top floor which was really good value for money. Some people mentioned that there is only one bathroom to share, but that's actually not true - there are three bathrooms available (2 on the ground floor) and personally I never had to wait for one to become free as it is a small guesthouse. Breakfast was really nice, with bread, eggs and pancakes and as much coffee or tea as you'd like. The hotel is next to the main road, however it's not particularly busy and didn't bother me personally.

Reviewed June 15, 2017

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