Located north of Loikaw’s main centre, Loikaw Lodge is a small, family owned boutique hotel that peacefully overlooks Hteengarhlyar Lake. Each of the twelve spacious, light flooded rooms ooze character and a distinct local charm. This has been achieved thanks to the owners (a German national and his Burmese wife) choosing to design most of the furniture, fabric and artwork in-house before having it made locally. Books have been provided in place of a TV, and large photo prints of regionally inspired scenes brighten the walls. The rooms also boast well-appointed bathroom facilities, wireless internet access and air-conditioning facilities.
The care and attention that Loikaw Lodge put into their cuisine is also worth a special mention. With items sourced regularly from the local market, the owners are passionate about creating seasonal dishes that are fresh, tasty and authentic in flavour. For those looking for something more familiar in taste and substance, the expertly prepared Italian dishes come highly recommended. They also serve homemade lemonade, passion fruit soda and some of the best coffee in town.
In a region that’s still relatively off the beaten track and unfamiliar to tourists, Loikaw Lodge have done an excellent job at creating something that feels genuinely local, comfortable, exclusive and unique in style. Very few properties have successfully managed to pull this off (at a reasonable price), which is why we’d go so far as to say this is currently one of our favourite properties in Myanmar.
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