This was by far our cheapest hotel stay, during a three weeks trip in Myanmar.
When we arrived, they couldn't find our booking. After several phone calls we were presented a tiny little somewhat run down room in the back of the reception. The door was so wimpy, that we could hear every step outside and due to the proximity to reception there were lots of people walking back and forth. Luckily the ancient AC in the room was loud enough to cover all noises from outside. Usually you would not need AC in Kalaw, but it helped with its steady humming, clanging and rattling to give us peaceful sleep.
Breakfast was served in a dark and huge but completely empty room in the basement.
I am giving an average rating, because the staff was very helpful. Although we arrived late, the organized a guide for us, to go on an amazing half day hiking tour the same day.
And when my girlfriend had an upset stomach the next day, they brought us medicine and diluted juice.
There is a newer building belonging to the same hotel around the corner and I imagine the rooms are better there.
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