Amara Mountain Resort, Kalaw

​The Amara Mountain Resort has a stunning location in a shady and quiet corner of Kalaw, close to the town centre and airport. A quaint colonial cottage dating from the early 1900s, the property is the best in town, and certainly the most charming.

The Amara Mountain Resort has a stunning location in a shady and quiet corner of Kalaw, close to the town centre and Helo airport, which is just 30 kilometres away. A quaint colonial cottage dating from the early 1900s, the property is the best in town, and certainly the most charming. Set on a small hill surrounded by evergreen forests, amidst traditional English-style country gardens, an organic vegetable patch and fruit orchards, it feels more like a much-loved English home than a hotel.

The eleven rooms are spread over two cottages with wooden floors and open fireplaces.The hotel is private and homely with warm and welcoming staff. Rooms are bright, airy and spacious. Red curtains contrast nicely against the soft white linen, bed sheets and walls. Smooth wooden floors give out a natural and soothing aura. The in-room fireplace is more than just decorative; it is needed to keep guests warm during the chilly evenings and nights The hotel has an onsite bakery, a chalet style restaurant and a spa and sauna – the perfect place to retreat after trekking in the surrounding area. Amara Mountain Resort Kalaw is an incredible place to explore the mountains and be in comfort up in the cool mountains of Myanmar.

Why we like it

  • A former hill station’s colonial residence and restored to modern-day standards
  • Unobstructed views of the mesmerising Shan Mountain Range
  • A mountain resort experience
  • Spacious and colourful bedrooms with Burmese flair

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