National Geographic Traveller's Luxury Collection 2015 Includes Sanctum Inle Resort
One of the most luxury hotels in Inle Lake, Sanctum Inle Resort, makes its name in the Luxury Collection 2015 of National Geographic Traveller.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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HOTELS - RESORTS - ISLANDS - EXPERIENCES
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Sanctum Inle Resort
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Opened in May 2015 on the shores of
Myanmar’s fabled Inle Lake, Sanctum
Inle Resort offers stunning views over the
country’s second largest lake, half a mile
above sea level.
Off the beaten track, three hours from
Yangon, the 96-room hotel is designed
to inspire relaxation and contemplation.
Architectural ﬂourishes such as Spanish-
style arches invoke monastic traditions,
while the chic, minimalist rooms are
designed by Paris-based Brigitte Dumont
Operated by one of Asia’s premier hotel
management aompanies, Apple Tree
Group, the resort offers four room types,
and includes a pair of suites with views of
the lake, a gateway to some of Asia’s most
fascinating ﬂoating markets, impressive
pagodas and ornate stupas.
While the rooms range from 45 to
100sq metres, all feature lofted ceilings,
wood ﬂoors, plush beds, air aonditioning
and cable TV.
Sanctum Inle Resort serves local
and Western dishes at The Refectory
Restaurant. The wide-ranging menu
includes staples of the Shan culinary
tradition — from noodles and soups to
salads made from the onsite garden — as
well as curries from Myanmar.
Traditional favourites are also available
at The Cloister Bar, an elegant hangout
serving an ample selection of Burmese
beers, two premium local vintages and a
short list of exquisite intemational wines.
Furnished with teak furniture carved
locally, The Sanctuary Spa offers a range
of healing massages in six treatment
rooms. The signature experience is
the Inner Sanctum Journey, which
starts with a tamarind skin exfoliation,
aontinues with either an Aromatic Bliss
or Swedish massage, and ends with a
The relaxing vibe continues at The
Chapter House — a quiet, aomfy space
with a library of books and board games.
Should business travellers wish to retreat
to Sanctum Inle Resort, the room can be
transformed into the ideal venue for a
Bike hire is available on site and staff
can give directions to local attractions
and workshops where travellers can
obtain many of the handicrafts on sale
in the hotel’s boutique. In addition, eight
exhilarating tours are offered, including
a half-day cycling excursion to Red
Mountain Estate Winery and a day trip
to the ancient temples of Kakku.
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Business centre and meeting rooms
24—nour room service
T; +959 242 8188006 / +951 604 945
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