Hands down, the best hotel in Myanmar and one of my favorite worldwide. The hotel itself is beautiful-- the bridge from the reception to the main building is a delight as is the well maintained swimming pool.
The rooms are beautifully appointed and have every amenity you could request.
The staff is very friendly and hardworking. The travel desk was very helpful booking airline tickets for intra-Myanmar travel. (very difficult for USA residents)
The restaurant serves excellent food and with a Burmese smile.
If you have the chance, attend the cocktail hour with the staff--you will meet some great people and gather knowledge of Myanmar not available in travel books.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Part of Belmond's international collection of iconic luxury hotels, trains and river cruises, Belmond Governor's Residence is a 1920's teak mansion and hotel situated in the heart of Yangon, Myanmar. Surrounded by lush gardens and lotus ponds, and home to two resident peacocks, the property is a peaceful oasis and retreat from the bustle of downtown. The hotel features the Kipling Bar and two restaurants, including the renowned Burmese Table, a gourmet introduction to the cuisine of Myanmar. The Mandalay Restaurant on the lower level of the mansion serves international fine dining al fresco on the terrace overlooking the lotus ponds. Guests can enjoy swimming in the fan-shaped pool in the gardens or indulge in treatments at the Governor's Oasis Spa. Complimentary daily guest activities and complimentary guest bicycles are provided. The hotel is located near the iconic Shwedagon Pagoda and a short taxi ride to the city center. The People's Park is located within two blocks. ... 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