When tourists first started coming to Inle Lake they were put up in the house of U Ohn Maung and Daw Khin Than Nwe, then the only family able to speak English. Years later, in 1976 they opened the first and for ten years the only guest house in Nyaung Shwe.
In 1998, we opened the Inle Princess in a quiet inlet on the eastern shore of the lake, still then one of the first hotels on the lake.
Our boutique refuge was created to share a genuine experience of Inle, its innovative local cuisine, traditional practices, architecture and artwork while nestling sustainably in the community, natural landscape and the lake environment.
This is not our vision, it is who we are. We grew up on the lake, so we know the lake’s hidden treasures because. Craftsmen who were our friends built our guest’s houses using Inthar traditional practices passed down to them. We grow most of our food or source it locally because this is how we have always done it. We have lived in unspoilt nature and want to keep it that way.
Just as we share our experiences of Inle, we also want to share our visitors’ interests and values. We want you to unwind with modern comforts alongside our cultural & tradition, enjoy creative innovations in these alluring surroundings looked after by friendly staff that care about those little things that make your stay your own.