Sanctum Inle Resort Myanmar
Sanctum Inle Resort
Maing Thauk Village, Inle Lake, Nyaung Shwe Township, Shan State
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
General Manager Baptiste Cabarry has celebrated over 10 years of working in Southeast Asia, leading hosiplitality operations in Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar. He has a great passion for Myanmar and worked on the Irrawaddy River and at Nagpali Beach before taking the helm of Sanctum Inle Resort in 2018.
History & Story
A destination as removed from the wider world as Inle Lake demands a resort where detachment is a priority. Where simplicity is the essence of elegance. Where contemplation, not bustle, reigns supreme. At the Sanctum Inle Resort, arches and cloisters reference the monastic life, opening the doors on a more contemplative experience of travel.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
With a design that celebrates the fundamentals, that merges the spiritual and the secular, the past and the present, East and West, the hotel is a gateway to one of the Asia’s most fascinating locales. Stay in one of four classes of rooms and suites; eat from menus that span Eurasia; relax in our remarkable pool overlooking the storied lake, and explore the wonders of Inle. Embrace the quietude cultivated by one of Myanmar’s most ambitious new hotels.
The hotel is located Maing Thauk Village, half of which is set on dry land while the other half sits on stilts over the water. The nearest airport is Heho, which is served by flights from Yangon, Nyaung-u, Mandalay, Tachilek and Keng Tung. From Heho, you will drive through quaint villages and scenic hills before reaching Nyaung Shwe. From Nyaung Shwe, you may continue by land or by boat to Maing Thauk Village, where Sanctum Inle Resort is located.
• By road: Heho Airport to hotel — 90 mins
• By road & boat: Heho Airport to Nyaung Shwe, then Nyaung Shwe to hotel — 1 hour 15 mins
Key sites/activities in the area
Life happens on the water at Inle Lake, and exploring by boat gives you an up-close look at its floating gardens, stilt villages, and local traditions. The full-day Inle Lake cruise includes stops at the migrating floating market, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, and Nga Hpe Kyaung Monastery, home to a unique population of ‘jumping cats,’ and you’ll see traditional fisherman hauling in fish using Inle Lake’s distinctive, conical nets. With pickup and drop-off at hotels by Inle Lake, this full-day cruise includes lunch at a local restaurant.
• Cloister Deluxe rooms : 78 rooms, 46 m2, Rain shower & bathtub, Garden View
• Family Deluxe: 1 room, 150 m2, Rain shower & bathtub, Garden View
• Provost Junior Suite: 12 rooms, 66 m2, Rain shower & bathtub, Both Lake View & Garden View
• Abbey Suite: 2 rooms, 100 m2, Rain shower & bathtub
• Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 93 rooms
• Every room will have LCD flat screen TV, mini bar, complimentary wifi access, tea & coffee, safe, IDD
Restaurants & Bars
• The Refectory
The menu at the Refectory celebrates must-eat standards of the Shan culinary arts, from noodles and soups to fresh garden salads. Indeed, Inle is renowned throughout Myanmar for the quality of its organic fruits and vegetables. The Refectory deepens its exploration of regional fare with mohinga, samosa and a delectable palate of curries from wider Myanmar. The restaurant rounds out its meal-time offerings with a full complement of familiar Western dishes. With a mix of indoor and outdoor seating, the Refectory seats 70 at a breakfast buffet, for lunch and at dinner.
• The Cloister Bar
Part-bar, part-lounge and altogether the place to swill a late-day cocktail, the Cloister Bar serves traditional favorites and a wide selection of Myanmar-brewed beers. For wine aficionados, the bar uncorks two premium vintages from Myanmar, each produced under separate German and French management. A short list of international wines cool in the cellars. Cuban and Dominican cigars will also lure to smokers.
• The Sanctum Pool
• The Sanctum GYM
• The Sanctuary SPA
Corporate & Celebration Events
•1 meeting room
• 2 to 20 guest
• Corporate / Board meeting
Number of employees