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Belmond Governor's Residence
Ranked #1 of 151 Hotels in Yangon (Rangoon)
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Geneva, Switzerland
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70 reviews
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“Expensive but very nice”
Reviewed 16 January 2014

What a beautiful hotel! Nice rooms, very nice swimming pool and very nice restaurants.
The service was perfect!
We ended our myanmar trip in this hotel and had the burmese buffet as a last meal: it was absolutely delicious, and it reconciled us with burmese food!
Expensive but worth it

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

Being Yangon a place which is just opening as a choice for tourism, I would recommend this hotel emphatically !!
The decor is very chic in a colonial good teak building ,the service super and what is very important in Burma wifi through the whole hotel works great !
We stayed during a week at arrival and on our way back from visiting other places in Burma ..
Both times felt the satisfaction of being in a great peaceful base within more isolated and exotic places we visited in the country .

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2014

Knowing this was an Orient Express property, having also stayed at the Strand Hotel at the beginning of our month-long vacation, I was a little surprised with the accommodations. While the main residence building is impressive and perfect for dining and enjoying the upstairs bar, I found the rooms themselves a little disappointing. The rooms are good size, but the bathroom is quite cramped and I missed the "little touches" of luxury. Pillows were flat, mosquitos seemed ever present due to the ponds outside of the rooms, etc. If I had to do it over, while it was nice to check out a different area of town, I might have elected to return to the Strand.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Rome, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2014

A peaceful oasis, wonderful base between flights in and out to discover all the exotic beautiful regions of Myanmar. Not at all cheap, but worth it! Also eccellent breakfast at dawn and anytime later . .

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2014

This must be the best place to stay in Yangon if not the whole of Myanmar. We stayed over Christmas before going on to the 'Road to Mandalay' river ship. The whole experience was delightful right from the very special reception to our departure. The setting is perfect, with the teak building, the sheltered swimming pool and the lovely grounds. Extremely friendly and helpful staff, a wide choice of Western and Asian cuisine and a lovely room helped make this just a perfect place to stay.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Adelaide Australia
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

if you think you have died and gone to heaven then you are probably at the Governor's Residence in Yangon (Rangoon). Situated in the leafy embassy district, this hotel is everything you could wish for -- staff so friendly, courteous and helpful you want to take them home. Set in large, lush gardens with lotus ponds and peacocks this 1920's teak mansion offers the luxury of a bygone era but with every modern facility
The restaurant options include a Burmese curry bar, a la carte on the covered verandahs or in secluded shady nooks in the garden. The Kipling bar reminiscent of famous travellers does splendid cocktails adjacent to the fan shaped pool. A delicious shop selling silk clothing from the Shan State artisans and other tempting local crafts including local gold jewellery with precious stones
Rooms are spacious overlooking ponds and gardens through your wooden shutters -- every detail considered with silk gowns, tropical fruit bowl and all amenities in a huge bathroom.
Within easy reach of the famous Shwedagon Pagoda and about 30 minutes from the airport this hotel should not be overlooked -- a wonderful beginning to a journey of discovery up the Irrawaddy River on the equally appealing 'Road to Mandalay' also part of the Orient Express stable.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Witney, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

We stayed at The Governor's for 3 nights late November before going on to a river cruise on The Road To Mandalay. Our stay was fabulous, the hotel itself is a very special place, the rooms, restaurant, swimming pool, all faultless. All the staff were so friendly , charming and helpful, nothing was too much trouble, they would always be keen to ask how everything was, and smiled all the time. Our room was lovely, with tea/ coffee,and complimentary chocs on arrival. We ate in the restaurant on only one evening, and the food was delicious. Breakfast every morning was all we could have wanted.
I would most definitely stay here again, and would have no hesitation in recommending. (I have mistakenly given a poor rating to The Spa and Fitness Centre, but we didn't visit either of these, so cannot comment. )

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Belmond Governor's Residence
Address: 35 Taw Win Road | Dagon Township, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Region: Myanmar > Yangon Region > Yangon (Rangoon)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
#1 Family Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
#1 Business Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
#1 Luxury Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Belmond Governor's Residence 5*
Number of rooms: 49
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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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

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