Hidden down what could easily be mistaken as an English country lane, Amara Kalaw is a strong contender for the grandest and best preserved heritage property in the country. Surrounded by mature trees and a manicured garden, a stay here provides an idyllic getaway and sense of what it would it have felt like in Kalaw during the early 20th century (the main building was built back in 1909). Renovation work has been carried out since then, but thankfully this was done in keeping with the original style so it doesn’t feel as blingy as some of the other colonial options in town.
Guest rooms are large with their own fire place; these are necessary to fight off the evening chill of winter (December to February). In keeping with the original design, the interior is plain and simply furnished, with small splashes of red colour providing a warm contrast.
We occasionally receive comments that the restaurant is expensive, which is true when compared with other options available in the local area. Amara Kalaw does however source a lot of produce from it’s own garden, so it’s really in a league of its own when it comes to this.
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