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Sanctum Inle Resort
Sanctum Inle Resort
Sanctum Inle Resort
Sanctum Inle Resort
Sanctum Inle Resort
Sanctum Inle Resort
Sanctum Inle Resort

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9.4

Exceptional

162 reviews

162 reviews

View10
Breakfast8
Housekeeping7
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9.2

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Bawrithat Pagoda 6.2 km
Yadanar Manaung Pagoda 7.0 km
Golden Cave Monastery 7.0 km
Mingalar Market 7.4 km
Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery 9.8 km
Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery 10.2 km
Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda 14.7 km
Indein Village 18.5 km
Hpaung Daw U Pagoda 19.4 km
Nearby landmarks
Maing Thouk Village 1.7 km
Maing Thauk Bridge 1.8 km
Inle Lake 4.8 km
Red Mountain Estate Vineyards & Winery 4.8 km
Nice and easy hiking trail with good views over the lake and valley. 5.1 km
Inle horse club 5.8 km
Lavender - SPA & Beauty Center 6.1 km
Market and Bistro 6.1 km
Bawrithat Pagoda 6.2 km
Bamboo Delight Cooking School 6.6 km

Sanctum Inle Resort

Maing Thauk Village, Inle Lake, Nyaung Shwe Township, Shan State, Myanmar, Eastern Inle Lake, Inle Lake, Myanmar, 959985 - 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 Eastern Inle Lake part of Inle Lake, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Indein Village. Rated with 5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and fitness center on-site.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Top Value

Check-in [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Airport transfer

Wellness
Everything you need for a rejuvenating retreat for both body and spirit.
Spa & Beauty
Massage
Spa
Workout and Leisure
Fitness center
Swimming pool [indoor]
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Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Car park

Spa

Swimming pool [indoor]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Value for money9.2
Distance to city center11 km
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportHeho Airport (HEH)
Distance to airport22.6 km

Rooms available at Sanctum Inle Resort

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9.6

Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Garden view
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Junior Suite
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  • Room size: 66 m²/710 ft²
  • Lake view
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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Abbey Suite
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  • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
  • Lake view
  • 1 double bed
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Classic Room
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  • Balcony/terrace
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Hermitage Suite
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  • Balcony/terrace
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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    Deluxe Room, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Garden View
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      Deluxe Room (2 Single Bed / 1 King Bed)
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        Abbey Suite (1 King Bed)
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            Frequently asked questions

            What time is check-in and check-out at Sanctum Inle Resort?

            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 resort 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 Sanctum Inle Resort?

            Sanctum Inle Resort 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 52000 MMK. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Sanctum Inle Resort has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the resort. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Inle Lake with private transportation, the resort can arrange both taxis or car rental.

            Is breakfast offered at Sanctum Inle Resort?

            Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Sanctum Inle Resort.

            What are my dining options at Sanctum Inle Resort?

            Sanctum Inle Resort features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

            What is the smoking policy at Sanctum Inle Resort?

            Sanctum Inle Resort does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

            What restaurants are nearby Sanctum Inle Resort?

            Sanctum Inle Resort is located in Eastern Inle Lake, famous for good restaurants such as Inle Princess Restaurant, Inle Palace Restaurant & Cocktails Bar and Shwe Yee Win.

            What are popular attractions near Sanctum Inle Resort?

            Sanctum Inle Resort is located in Eastern Inle Lake area, which is famous for attractions such as Taunggyi Bird Sanctuary, Maing Thouk Village and Pagoda.

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            What people love about Sanctum Inle Resort

            • 10

              Exceptional
              Staff 

              "Extremely attentitive and polite staff, location right on the lake with gorgeous pool and manicured lawns."

              James

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              January 12, 2020

            • 9.6

              Exceptional

              "After staying there in 2017 we visited Sanctum Inle Resort together with friends again and our expectations were again fully full filled."

              Karl-Heinz

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              January 11, 2020

            • 10

              Exceptional
              Location

              "Amazing location on the lake, wonderful service, luxurious but tasteful resort"

              Matthew

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              January 7, 2020

            Property ranking|Compared to 119 Inle Lake properties
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            Cleanliness score
            9.8/10
            Room comfort score
            9.6/10
            Overall score
            9.5/10
            Room size
            72 sqm.
            Better than
            98
            %
            of Inle Lake properties
            Better than
            97
            %
            of Inle Lake properties
            Better than
            93
            %
            of Inle Lake properties
            Bigger than
            93
            %
            of Inle Lake properties
            Overall rating:

            9.4

            Exceptional
            162 reviews
            Cleanliness
            9.8
            Facilities
            9.5
            Location
            9.2
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            What travelers say they love:
            I would definitely stay there again.
            Kyle from United States
            Group
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            More about Sanctum Inle Resort

            Sanctum Inle Resort

            Check out all the many sightseeing choices in Inle Lake when you stay at Sanctum Inle Resort. Enjoy more possibilities on your vacation at Sanctum Inle Resort, with its convenient location just 18.4 km from the Indein Village.
            Enjoy all that Sanctum Inle Resort has to offer! Free internet access provided within the resort keeps you connected throughout your stay. Airport transfer services can be booked before your check-in date, to ensure a smooth and convenient arrival or departure. Exploring Inle Lake is made even more convenient with the taxi and car hire services available at the resort.
            For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the resort's ticket service and tours. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundry service keeps your favorite travel outfits clean and available.
            Feel like doing nothing? Available services like 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the Sanctum Inle Resort. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
            All guestrooms at Sanctum Inle Resort provide guests with a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. Enjoy your stay even more at the resort, knowing that some selected rooms include blackout curtains and air conditioning. Some rooms at Sanctum Inle Resort are available with design features like a balcony or terrace. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find television and cable TV available in some selected rooms.
            Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar are provided in some guestrooms. Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the resort you'll find a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels available in some guest bathrooms.


            Dining and things to do

            Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at Sanctum Inle Resort. A number of great dining options at the resort assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar.
            Fill your days with the array of activities and facilities offered at Sanctum Inle Resort. A beach that's accessible right from the resort puts you close to the ocean during your stay. A relaxing end to every day is possible with a visit to the massage and spa. Don't forget to make a visit or two to the resort's pool.
            Burn off you vacation calories with a quick visit to the resort's fitness facility. Fun in the water is easy with aquatic activities available, like boats. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the resort's library and games room. Got someone special waiting for you back home? Then easily pick up a memorable gift at the souvenir shops.


            Reasons to stay here

            Compared to other accommodations in Inle Lake, facilities here are rated higher than 97% of them.
            Compared to the city's accommodation options, this resort scored higher than 97% of them for food and dining.
            Guests who stayed here found it to be neat and tidy, scoring it above 98% of other accommodations in the city.

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            Amenities and facilities
            Exceptional
            Facilities

            9.5

            Most talked about facilities

            Food & Dining

            7 mentions

            Breakfast

            7 mentions

            Swimming Pool

            6 mentions

            View

            3 mentions

            Languages spoken

            • English
            • Burmese
            • Filipino
            • French

            Accessibility

            • Wheelchair accessible

            Internet access

            • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
            • Wi-Fi in public areas

            Things to do, ways to relax

            • Boating
            • Fitness center
            • Game room
            • Garden
            • Massage
            • Spa
            • Swimming pool [indoor]
            • Swimming pool [outdoor]
            • Ticket services
            • Tours

            Cleanliness and safety

            • Daily disinfection in common areas
            • Doctor/nurse on call
            • Face coverings on staff
            • Hand sanitizer

            Dining, drinking, and snacking

            • Bar
            • Restaurants
            • Room service [24-hour]

            Services and conveniences

            • Concierge
            • Currency exchange
            • Daily housekeeping
            • Elevator
            • Facilities for disabled guests
            • Gift/souvenir shop
            • Ironing service
            • Laundry service
            • Library
            • Luggage storage
            • Meeting/banquet facilities
            • Postal service
            • Safety deposit boxes
            • Smoking area

            For the kids

            • Babysitting service

            Access

            • Check-in/out [private]
            • Check-in [24-hour]
            • Fire extinguisher
            • Front desk [24-hour]
            • Pets allowed
            • Security [24-hour]

            Getting around

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

            Sports equipment rental

            • Bicycle rental

            Available in all rooms

            • Air conditioning
            • Balcony/terrace
            • Blackout curtains
            • Complimentary tea
            • Desk
            • Free bottled water
            • Free instant coffee
            • Free welcome drink
            • Hair dryer
            • Heating
            • In-room safe box
            • Ironing facilities
            • Mini bar
            • Mirror
            • Non-smoking
            • Private bathroom
            • Seating area
            • Shower
            • Slippers
            • Telephone
            • Toiletries
            • Towels
            • TV [flat screen]
            • Wake-up service
            • Wi-Fi [free]
            Food and dining
            Breakfast options
            • American
            • Continental
            • Buffet
            Location
            Maing Thauk Village, Inle Lake, Nyaung Shwe Township, Shan State, Myanmar, Eastern Inle Lake, Inle Lake, Myanmar, 959985
            Exceptional
            Location

            9.2

            Airports

            • Heho Airport (HEH)
              22.6 km
            • Loikaw Airport (LIW)
              104.8 km

            Public transportation

            • Shwenyaung Train Station
              18.8 km

            Hospital or clinic

            • Township Hospital
              6.7 km

            Cash withdrawal

            • ATM
              790 m
            What's nearby

            Popular landmarks

            • Bawrithat Pagoda
              6.2 km
            • Yadanar Manaung Pagoda
              7.0 km
            • Golden Cave Monastery
              7.0 km
            • Mingalar Market
              7.4 km
            • Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery
              9.8 km
            • Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery
              10.2 km
            • Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda
              14.7 km
            • Indein Village
              18.5 km
            • Hpaung Daw U Pagoda
              19.4 km

            Nearby landmarks

            • Maing Thouk Village
              1.7 km
            • Maing Thauk Bridge
              1.8 km
            • Inle Lake
              4.8 km
            • Red Mountain Estate Vineyards & Winery
              4.8 km
            • Nice and easy hiking trail with good views over the lake and valley.
              5.1 km
            • Inle horse club
              5.8 km
            • Lavender - SPA & Beauty Center
              6.1 km
            • Market and Bistro
              6.1 km
            • Bawrithat Pagoda
              6.2 km
            • Bamboo Delight Cooking School
              6.6 km
            Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
            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.

            Children 0-5 year(s)
            Stay for free if using existing bedding.
            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
            • An additional charge will be applied if the number of guests at check-in is more than the number of persons in the booking.
            • 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 until12:00
            • Reception open until23:59

            Getting around

            • Airport transfer fee52000 MMK
            • Distance from city center11 km
            • Travel time to airport (minutes)60

            The property

            • Number of bars/lounges1
            • Number of floors2
            • Number of restaurants1
            • Number of rooms 96
            • Year property opened2014

            Parking

            • Daily parking fee0 USD

            Reviews of Sanctum Inle Resort from real guests

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            9.4
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            10
            Exceptional
            Cleanliness9.8
            Facilities9.5
            Location9.2
            Room comfort and quality9.6
            Service9.7
            Value for money9.2
            High score for Inle Lake
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            8-9 Excellent (9)
            7-8 Very Good (5)
            6-7 Good (0)
            <6 Below Expectation (3)
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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Ann from United States
            Couple
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

            We literally giggle with joy when we saw out room.”

            There are not enough superlatives to describe this wonderful hotel. Remote & beautiful with all the amenities of a 5 star luxury hotel. The rooms in the small cottages are truly AMAZING. Very spacious, luxurious linens and bedding, huge walk in shower and separate tub. A living area and a very large veranda with chaise lounge, table & chairs, I could live here full time; and at this price, I could afford to. Excellent staff, excellent restaurant. A Beautiful pool and simply a stunning location to watch the sun set over Inle Lake.

            Reviewed October 24, 2019

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Judith from Hong Kong SAR, China
            Solo traveler
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

            Beautiful resort. ”

            I had a lovely stay at this beautiful resort. It has a lovely ambience and the staff from the general manager Baptiste through to the ground staff are friendly and welcoming. I was lucky enough to get an upgrade to a suite and it was magnificent. Everything in the resort is well thought out and of highest quality as is expected at a property of this calibre. But the staff are what really make a place and all the staff at Sanctum were exceptional.

            Reviewed October 27, 2019

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            James from Australia
            Couple
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

            This is the ONLY place to stay in Inle”

            Far exceeded expectations. Word class service, hotel is incredibly beautiful and well cared for. Extremely attentitive and polite staff, location right on the lake with gorgeous pool and manicured lawns. Your lake tour will leave from the hotel's personal jetty, and can be booked for a reasonable price through the hotel (don't pay extra to organise it through a third party). Free bikes to hire. Could you not recommend more highly, my favourite hotel in Myanmar. Enjoy :)

            Reviewed January 12, 2020

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Michael from Singapore
            Couple
            Stayed 3 nights in August 2019

            Pristine tranquil resort in Inle”

            Top end resort facility, staff, accommodations. Stayed 3 days/nights in a jnr suite. Completely relaxing atmosphere. Only negative which we turned into positive is WiFi is mediocre. But Sanctum is the perfect setting to make you switch off and just enjoy a beautiful and relaxing time tuned out from the stresses of life!

            Reviewed August 25, 2019

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Kyle from United States
            Group
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 1 night in March 2019

            Excellent Hotel on Inle”

            I've stayed at a variety of places on Inle, but the Sanctum was perfect not only because of the beautiful surroundings and wonderful staff, but you can access it by both boat and water. I would definitely stay there again.

            Reviewed March 11, 2019

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            Dear Kyle, Mingalarpar and Warmest greeting from Sanctum Inle Resort! Thank you so much for your stayed to Sanctum and thank you for taking time to share your positive impressions. We wish you all the best in your future adventure in the region and thank you again for your comments. Very best regards Ei Ei Thet(Mrs.) Front Office Manage

            Responded May 06, 2019
            Sanctum Inle Resort
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Imar from Cambodia
            Business traveler
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 4 nights in June 2019

            Wonderful stay in a beautiful hotel”

            Beautiful and tranquil setting, lovely rooms, friendly staff and excellent food. This is a really wonderful place to stay if you're in the area. Highly recommended.

            Reviewed June 13, 2019

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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Ruben from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

            Excellent hotel located by Inle Lake”

            Beautiful hotel with exceptional service. Very clean, and beautifully designed. Excellent choice for couples but probably not for solo travellers. Only downside: Be aware that the Wifi connection in the rooms farthest from the lobby (eg - room 219) is very weak.

            Reviewed January 05, 2019

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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Michelle from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

            Little slice of paradise!”

            We were so happy with this hotel. The views from the beautiful pool were stunning, especially at sunset. Nothing was too much trouble and the ladies in the spa were delightful. We were sad to leave! Really is such a great place to relax and explore the lake. Only minor downside, quite far away from anything else so if you didn’t want to eat at the hotel you were a bit stuck as everything else was a taxi ride away.

            Reviewed January 09, 2019

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Alexandra from Belgium
            Family with young children
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

            Beautiful place and great service!”

            Beautiful boutique hotel, good location and excellent service! The breakfast is delicious.

            Reviewed October 29, 2019

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Matthew from Australia
            Couple
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 3 nights in December 2019

            Wonderful. Don't hesitate!”

            Amazing location on the lake, wonderful service, luxurious but tasteful resort

            Reviewed January 07, 2020

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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Karl-Heinz from Germany
            Couple
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

            Again a wonderful stay”

            After staying there in 2017 we visited Sanctum Inle Resort together with friends again and our expectations were again fully full filled. The stuff is well organized, friendly and the Hotel is a perfect place for enjoying the lake. We will come back!

            Reviewed January 11, 2020

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Ian from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

            Serene, tranquil, relaxing - a great resort”

            By any standard, Sanctum Inle delivers an excellent experience from the meet, greet and transfer at the airport, the welcome on arrival and buggy transfer to the room and through the whole stay. A lot of thought has gone into the design of the resort which is only 2 years old. It exceeded our expectations, which are quite high. Our room was at the far end of the resort on the top floor with a balcony providing excellent views across the lake including great sunsets. The room was excellently appointed and spacious with good lighting which is often a weakness of hotel rooms. The food at breakfast and for evening meals was excellent - fresh, well presented and well cooked but the menu could be a bit restrictive for a longer stay. The infinity pool is a good size and great for relaxation. The highlight was undoubtedly the boat trip around the lake - we were circumspect abut floating markets thinking we had 'been there , done that' elsewhere in Asia. Inle Lake is different - we chose a half day tour and covered a lot of villages and crafts - silversmiths, cigar making, lotus weaving, boat making, umbrella making, as well as the inevitable monastery and pagoda. It was relaxing, there were no hard sells and the whole trip was memorable and a real pleasure.. Our boatman was excellent and took great care of us. You could probably find a cheaper boat trip from the nearby village but I am not confident that you would receive such an excellent experience - USD25 total, not per person, was brilliant value. If we had stayed longer we would likely have eaten more in the nearby village, where there are some good basic restaurants - e.g. the Inle Palace restaurant (bright green and yellow painted bamboo structure) halfway across the wooden bridge in the village. Overall, the staff were exceptionally attentive, friendly and helpful; the one exception was the GM of the Hotel who seemed disinclined to engage - which was surprising as the foundation for such a great se

            Reviewed November 11, 2017

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            David from Australia
            Couple
            Junior Suite
            Stayed 2 nights in October 2015

            Affordable luxury on Inle Lake”

            Location, service, comfort

            This is a brand new resort on the banks of Inle Lake, virtually next door to the Novatel. It is so new that some rooms are still being completed but work is completed on the main centre and the villa rooms. The design concept is around the simplicity of monastic life but I think few monks enjoyed so much comfort. On arrival we were greeted by the reception staff and the General Manager. We found the staff to be pleasant, helpful and courteous at all times. Our room was a "junior provost suite" and it was huge, had lake views, waterfall shower and all the comforts of home and then more. WiFi works very well throughout the resort. At first there were two large single beds in the room not the King size double bed that we requested on booking, but during the short time we went for a walk around the grounds the bed had been changed. Breakfast and other meals are taken in the Refectory or on the timber balconies outside. Breakfast had the full range of Western or local choices and was cooked to order. Dinner also has many choices; we opted for the local Shan food which was excellent. The reception staff arranged us a boat trip on the lake, an absolute "must-do" if staying at Inle. It seems to me that this resort is offering some excellent accommodation deals as it seeks to be established. Our stay was certainly value for money and most luxurious

            Reviewed October 29, 2015

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            9.2
            Exceptional
            Juditha from United States
            Group
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

            A true Sanctuary on the lake”

            Based on the design of a Spanish monastery, the Sanctum Inle Resort is located right on the lnle Lake but set back in its own private inlet - so it's away from the noise of the motor boats on the lake at all hours. The grounds are lovely and well-manicured. The rooms are huge, with absolutely 5-star decor and amenities, and each room has its own private balcony. The morning buffet breakfast was extensive and high quality, with freshest foods. The dinner menu was also excellent, with a nice selection of international and local fare. The one criticism I have is of the spa, which seemed like it was tacked on later as an afterthought, and not run at a 5-star standard. The massage itself was good, but the facility was small and awkward, and the music selection odd, so it was hard to really relax. That being said, the overall experience was amazing.

            Reviewed November 29, 2016

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Adrian from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 3 nights in April 2017

            What a wonderful place”

            We travelled into the Inle area, like most people I guess, for the first time and didn't know what to expect. Myanmar is so diverse but we thought that Inle would be the most 'touristy'. The hotel is a few miles down the lake from Naungshwe. There are a few big hotels and developments along this stretch of road plus some nice houses, businesses, farms etc. My initial thoughts were that it was too big and looked like the condos you see everywhere on Spain's Costas. I was wrong though. The Sanctum Hotel is new and designed by a European. The GM, Philippe, is a very experienced, well travelled hotelier. Why was I wrong...well it is exquisitely designed with the theme of a monastery. The least austere monastery since Henry VIII took to raiding their coffers! Everything down to the cups and saucers works (looks/feel/function). Hats off to the designer; and construction team who completed the job. However to me a hotel is more than bricks and linen. It is primarily how well the staff do their job, and customer handling in particular. The Burmese are in the main very, very welcoming. Philippe has taken this and added efficiency and style. I could not fault one thing they did for us. I loved every second I was there. If the Myanmar tourist industry needs a playbook to follow, talk to Philippe. I look forward to hearing more about the boutique hotel they are planning for Yangon

            Reviewed April 24, 2017

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Ellaine from Philippines
            Couple
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 1 night in February 2016

            You'll never go wrong with this hotel!”

            Everything is amazing here!

            Among all the hotels that I've stayed in - this certainly is on the top of my list. It's a new hotel located in one of the best location in Inle. They have their own jetty and you can do your tour hassle free. For our Myanmar trip - we did Yangon - Bagan - Inle and we feel that it was a perfect ender to our trip. Everything here was spot on. Great great room size. We booked a Deluxe room but was upgraded to the Villa which is super amazing! Deluxe is already great and so you can just imagine how happy we were with their Villa. Room decor, color choices are superb. Coffee maker, bath tub, super comfy sofa are extra extra perks! Restaurant is amazing - overlooking the lake. Super romantic. They have a bar too inside the resto which is cozy. Food is nice - I specially love the fresh veggies and fresh bread served every meal. The best thing that I love here is their staff. Everyone was super friendly and always on their best attitude. My boyfriend left his ipad and money inside the bus that we took from Bagan to Inle - the hotel staff quickly tried their best to call the bus company - they went above and beyond to recover it - arranged a boat to take us to the place and then proceed with the tour. Impressive!!! The Hotel Manager is impressive too - looks very involved and certainly knows what to do - He checks each guests personally - chats with everyone. This is like a 7 star hotel ;) Perfect in every way. I will certainly be back. It'll be great for a honeymoon!

            Reviewed February 14, 2016

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Albert from Spain
            Couple
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 3 nights in August 2018

            Wonderfull”

            Amazing stay in Sanctum Inle. Hotel creates a wonderfull and relaxing enviroment, perfect for relaxing and with a great location to explore the lake. Boat tours depart from the same hotel (price was not overcharged). Pool is just amazing, as well as restaurant & Spa. However, what makes the real difference is the staff, starting from the Operationals Manager and ending at any single member of the staff. They made our stay there magic. Will defenitly come back to this Hotel in our next stay in Inle. Highly recomended.

            Reviewed September 02, 2018

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            8.3
            Excellent
            CHRISTIAN from Germany
            Solo traveler
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 3 nights in December 2015

            A brand new luxurious estate right at the lake”

            the rooms where in a fantastic condition, the breakfast was rich and super fresh, the Spa and estate - a pure relaxing atmosphere

            Fantastic. definitely would go there again - best address at Lake inle. Super quite, brand new estate. Having spoken to other travellers that stayed that Inle Resort on the water etc. but when they visited us in our hotel they where absolutely whowed by the luxurious and fresh, new chique and high quality rooms and facilities the Sanctum had. (They somewhat complained on the noise they have from the Lake traffic) which we absolutely didn't have in the Sanctum. IF you are looking for a relaxed and Spa atmosphere at this beautiful lake - Sanctum is the place to check in. As we traveled a lot through myanmar with many hotels in various good hotels, Sanctum also had for local standards the best staff performance. very service oriented and focused on making the stay an unforgettable experience. And this all for an outstanding Value for Money!!

            Reviewed January 03, 2016

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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Ian from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

            A beautiful place to stay”

            We had heard about the hotel from friends. We have been to Inle 4 times before and stayed in a number of hotels, both on the lake and on the shore. This hotel is beautiful and is the best that we have stayed in so far at Inle. The rooms are immaculate, well designed and perfectly equipped, with such comfortable beds. The location is perfect, on the shore, but overlooking the lake and bikes are available to use for free, to explore the local area. The staff are particularly good, with a level of discreet service - not too much, not too little. The restaurant and bar have a particularly cosy feel and the food is of a high standard. Breakfast was very good, with plenty of fresh food, egg and pancake station, fruits, good fresh bread, yoghurts and meats. It would have been nice to see other fresh juices (only freshly squeezed orange provided - but very good standard) and also a local Shan or Myanmar breakfast dish option too. We are in Shan State, so this would have been nice to try. There is a great pool overlooking the lake, with plenty of high quality sun loungers. A great place to swim and watch the sunset. We will be back in the rainy season for some rest and relaxation! Thank you

            Reviewed January 18, 2017

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            9.7
            Exceptional
            Jennifer from Canada
            Group
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 3 nights in December 2015

            Amazing Stay at Inle Lake.”

            Fantastic service, Amazing food, Great room.

            It was such a bliss. The staff at the Sanctum Inle Resort were so attentive and friendly. They really tried to do everything within their power to make their guests feel welcomed and also did everything they could to assist you with your needs. Due to the location of the Sanctum (not super close to the city-centre), I chose to eat at the hotel for 3 days. The food wasn't "cheap" by local standards but it was totally do-able. The quality of the food was impeccable. I'd have to say, their breakfast is AMAZING. The only thing that was iffy the whole time we were there was the Internet. I would stay there again in a heartbeat.

            Reviewed January 10, 2016

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