Salay House
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Salay House restaurant And Salay River View Inn Dear Sir, We renovated the old trader house in Salay as an old traditional style .And we display the old furnitures and some antiques in Salay house as a living museum. Then we created the lovely garden with local flowering plants and mango trees on the bank of Ayarwaddy river. And so all the guests can enjoy their breakfast, lunch and also dinner with river view .And also the guests can enjoy the lovely sunset with some drinks. Salay River View Inn It is siturated in the same compound with river view. All the guest can take the relax and feel the pleasure with nice view, with the fresh air, amd also with the nature. We do enviromental friendly hotel and use less plastics as possible. The building was built with teak wood and volcanic. Stones, sand stones. Most of the rooms are decorated with myanmar traditional teak wood curvings and some with old furnitures.At Salay House and Salay River View Inn, you can learn, dine and stay happily.
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stijn s
Brussels, Belgium135 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
We went in visit from Bagan to Salay. A long trip for few things to see.... the entry fees to the temples are high and they close early (the day we went anyway). But for lunch our guide, mr Kalila (excellent guide!) brought us to Salay House. A hotel, restaurant and shop in one of the quite back streets of town. The house is very beautifully renovated. The shop has nice things. They even have a small museum above the shop. The garden of the Salay House is really nice, very green with flowers, quite and it overlooks the river. The food and service was excellent. Only the owner, a young very friendly lady, speaks english. A place to recommend! It was worth the 4 hour trip (back and forth) from Bagan.
Written 12 April 2020
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Susan A
Bexleyheath, UK100 contributions
Feb 2020
A small boutique hotel ran by a husband and wife team, who take great care to give you the best service they can. They engage with you whenever they are around. The rooms are traditional style with lots of nice extra touches. The staff offer to spray your room every night against mosquitoes and couldn't be more helpful.

We only ate in the hotel as there was nowhere else suitable locally for tourists as the hygeine standards are very low outside the hotel.

The hotel was beautifully clean, there were handwashing facilities in the restaurant and in the garden should you chose to eat outside. The view over the Irrawaddy river was wonderful and particularly the sunset.

The owners are currently doing up a boat so they can offer dining on the boat and expand their business and I am sure this will be worthwhile for them.

We had the best room in the hotel, nearest the river upstairs at the end of the balcony. No complaints there.

The food was exceptional, service wonderful, the staff even got up early (at 5.00am) on our departure day to ensure we had breakfast.

Highly recommend for food, or for accommodation. We would consider returning because it was so good, but would say the only thing missing for us was a swimming pool (however small).
Written 31 March 2020
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Gill P
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar13 contributions
Nov 2019
Salay is well worth a visit for its imposing architecture and unchanged small town way of life, perched on the banks of the Irrawaddy. And no better place for a base than Salay House, run by a charming Myanmar couple who have given up their jobs to invest themselves in restoring one of the heritage buildings and running this attractive hotel. The restaurant offering tasty Burmese dishes in a lush garden right beside the river is a treat.
Written 21 November 2019
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Allanameirelles5
1 contribution
Feb 2019
It’s a nice place you should miss. Great .I like it.You should not miss. It is worth to visit. Awesome
Written 15 August 2019
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Diane F
170 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
Well restored British colonial house with beautiful gardens leading down to the edge of the Irrawaddy. Several beautiful flowering plants. They have a restaurant and cater to groups. Also have some souvenirs for sale.
Written 11 April 2019
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JCP
Seychelles38 contributions
Mar 2019
The owner is AMAZING!
She have a beautiful place that you can stay!
Clean, good food, fantastic attention!
With a formidable view of the Irrawaddy, you can have a beer and just enjoy the day!
Written 10 March 2019
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ddreiff
Kenmore, NY2 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
This is a delightful guesthouse that is situated above the Ayeyarwaddy River. It is
located in a old British colonial river station in Salay. It is run by a Burmese couple with a wonderful professional and friendly staff of Burmese young people. The restaurant specializes in homemade Burmese dishes, very well done and tasty. They love their
food. The guesthouse of 10 rooms is cosy and quiet with full bath in each room. This guesthouse was a welcome part of our trip of 3 hours on the River from Bagan, arranged by the owners of the Salay House. They also arrange a fine tour of the village of British warehouses and shophouses with the residents working on their beautiful fabric works.
The market in the morning was full of produce and a totally lively place with all the local
people coming to buy and sell their items. After a wonderful time at the guesthouse of
3 days, the guesthouse again arranged for our transport to Bagan to see the famous
beautiful temples there and then to the airport. The whole trip was wonderful and one
I will remember for a long, long time. If you are lucky, you should try to see this delightful
location.
Written 7 January 2019
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TFD
2 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
In July 2018, I was privileged to spend a night at the Salay Hotel. This recently opened hotel is part of a larger endeavour to revive the charm of this historical town, and forms a complex with the beautifully renovated Salay House. Both premises are managed by Mrs. Khine and Dr. Tun Aung Hling, and impressively showcase the magnificent heritage of colonial architecture. The complex includes a tropical grove supporting a diverse assemblage of exotic fruit trees as well as a grassy area right on the bank of the mighty Irrawaddy river. The rooms are decorated with great attention to detail and many of the furniture feature exquisite examples of Salay’s famous wood carving tradition. The meals are absolutely delicious and served with locally produced fruit juices. Long boat rides to rarely visited and seasonally inundated islands can be organised by the hotel, and should not be missed. Rental mountain bikes are also available and provide a fun way to explore the town’s fascinating history. Overall, I was highly impressed about the hospitality exemplified by this lovely couple and their staff. Their customer satisfaction credo was reflected in all their actions and I felt truly welcomed in their place. I highly recommend a visit to Salay and the Salay Hotel would make an excellent choice for a memorable stay.
Written 11 December 2018
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Laurine F
Waikanae, New Zealand51 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
We called in to Salay House en route to our river cruise boat after a walking tour of Salay. The owner speaks excellent English and gave us a history of the renovations where one can now stay, or enjoy a beer or delicious smoothie in lush garden surroundings. Not really on the tourist route, but we are so glad we had the chance to see a meticulously restored piece of history.
Written 12 November 2018
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kowie55
Chennai (Madras), India646 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Salay is a historic town between Mt. Popa and Bagan. There aren't too many eateries here, but Salay House is an outstanding place by any standards. The hotel cum restaurant is run by a dynamic couple. The Husband is a retired bureacrat with a passion for burmese art, esp. woodcarving, and the wife is a retired tourist guide. They have lovingly restored an old colonial trader's mansion and nurtured the garden by the scenic river bank. The effect is stunning.
There is also a Hotel with a few rooms for those who want to stay and enjoy the quiet riverside. If you have a spare day, it might be worth exploring
There's a lovely museum that gives you a glimpse of a trader's life a century ago, and there is a souvenir shop (good to see, but there are better places to buy) which the owners welcome you to visit. It whets your cultural and gastronomical appetite!
You can choose to sit at the riverside (lovely view) tables or in the covered verandah ( if it is too sunny). The ambience is lovely either way and the food is the same.
You have a good choice of food, even for vegetarians. The waitresses are very attentive and polite. As you wait for the order, they keep serving unlimited helpings of local peanuts, which are very tasty. We ordered onion Tempuras, Coconut vegetable curry and steamed rice. Then they served a sweet: sticky rice-with-coconut packed in flavourful banana leaf. They also served a sago dish which resembled a Momo or a South Indian Kozhukattai. (I did not get the name!). All the dishes were uniformly excellent.
The prices are more expensive than the usual cafes in nearby Bagan, but the ambience, the service and the taste make it absolutely worth it!
Written 9 November 2018
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