Absolutely beautiful in every way! This was the highlight of our 2 week vacation in Inle Lake. The staff is courteous and friendly, and the food we had for dinner each night was better than some of the meals we have had in New York City. The bikes they rented us for our ride up to forest monastery were so much better than the ones we saw other tourists walking up the hill (mountain bikes with different gears) and they customized an itinerary for us for our one full day in Inle Lake so we could visit the hot springs at Khaung Daing (highly recommended towards the end of the day) and see the floating markets and various other sites. I wish I could remember the name of the man who took us around on our motor boat for the day — he was an absolute pleasure! The outdoor showers in the rome are a nice romantic touch, and the sunsets from the deck of the rooms have to be seen to be believed (will try to upload pictures and add later). Though the Wi fi connection was spotty, who wants to be on the Internet when you rate surrounded by so much nature and beauty?! (If totally necessary, the connection by the reception and restaurant was reliable). Kudos to all of the staff — you made our stay in Inle Lake a highlight of a lifetime of traveling!