What a remarkable place! On arrival, the long open-sided entrance hall that runs through the front gardens leads you into a tranquil oasis of calm. Situated in the quiet Embassy area of Yangon, this hotel harks back to Colonial days, with an abundance of intricately carved teak.
The rooms are spacious, filled with yet more teak - floors, furniture, fittings - all combine to give a wonderful ambiance. Everything you need is available; as you'd expect from an Orient Express hotel this is a genuine five star. The staff are very friendly, helpful, and always smiling.
The restaurant serves a wide variety of foods, from local to western. We only ate at the hotel at breakfast, where the comprehensive breakfast buffet and local delicacies were well presented and very tasty.
The pools is a large quarter-circle, tiled in a dark green which blends into the lawns and gives a feeling of even more space. The grounds are not extensive, but they really do make the best of them. Poolside, there are steamer chairs, huge parasol umbrellas, and each chair comes with a coolie hat and fan!
After a busy day of sightseeing, this is a gloriously decadent retreat a world away from the bustle of Chinatown or the harbour-front area. Sit back, enjoy an ice-cold Myanmar beer, and relax..
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Governor's Residence in Yangon, Myanmar, is an imposing teak mansion hotel set in lush gardens. It is located within the elegant Embassy Quarter of Yangon and close to the spectacular Shwedagon Pagoda. This Orient-Express 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