Our home away from home for the first couple of nights of our wonderful trip to Burma / Myanmar in October 2012 was at ‘The Governors Residence’ in Yangon. We didn't stay at one of the large, rather impersonal hotels you can find in any big city centre anywhere in the world. No, we stayed out in the quiet, tree lined streets of the Embassy area. It was a really good choice.
This imposing teak mansion, beautifully restored, decorated to reflect Burmese culture and set in a tropical garden, is a delightful, small hotel. There are no 'plastic smiles' here. This is a place where you are instantly made to feel at home, part of an extended family. Here we were introduced in a very special way to the genuine warmth and hospitality of the Burmese people. How lucky were we!
Manager Thomas is an excellent hands-on Manager, well respected and liked by all the Burmese staff and instantly liked by his guests. It did not take us long to learn what an excellent establishment he runs. Thank you Thomas. And thank you Me Me, Suzie, Thai Pie and all the staff. You are all gracious, warm and very hospitable.
A popular place in the lovely garden is the pool... especially after a hot day out exploring the city. (All such explorations can be planned by the hotel.) And the food served in this hotel is exceptionally good - fresh and beautifully presented. Thank you Ian and all your staff.
We both highly recommend TGR as part of any journey to this fascinating country.
You can see more of our photos and more description of this hotel on our website at www.jtdytravels.com
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Belmond Governor's Residence in Yangon, Myanmar, is an imposing teak mansion hotel set in lush gardens. It's located within the elegant and lush green Embassy Quarter of Yangon, walking distance to the spectacular Shwedagon Pagoda. This Belmond hotel offers luxury in fascinating surroundings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Governor`s Residence By Orient-Express Hotel Yangon (Rangoon)
- Governors Residence Yangon Rangoon
- Governors Residence Hotel Yangon Rangoon
- Belmond Governor's Residence Yangon, Myanmar