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Belmond Governor's Residence
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   35 Taw Win Road | Dagon Township, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar   |  
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Ranked #1 of 94 Hotels in Yangon (Rangoon)
Montreux, Switzerland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“A real gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Much has already been said about this beautiful property, but it is well deserved. Could unfortunately only stay 1 night, do did not have the time the enjoy all of the facilities/services offered. Enjoyed though a great buffet dinner on the 1st floor and breakfast the next morning. (I also had another dinner when I returned a week after at their restaurant downstairs).
Orient Express has always some wonderful properties (stayed in Luang Prabang, Siem Reap and Samui), and The Governor's Residence certainly met with miy expections (which were high...).
Expensive yes, but definitely worthwhile.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This is a very nice hotel in the "Oldie Colonial" style. It is all beautifully done and the staff kind and efficient. However it is a taxi ride from the central area. You couldn't walk it in the evening because there are no pavements, the roads are rutted and the lighting is poor, so you really need to be central. If you want a hotel where you just plan on sitting around the pool all day and not exploring the city, then this is the place. Otherwise find somewhere more central.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Geneva, Switzerland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 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, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 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, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 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, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rome, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 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, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ringwood, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 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, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 35 Taw Win Road | Dagon Township, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Location: Myanmar > Yangon Region > Yangon (Rangoon)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center 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 Family Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
#1 Romantic Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
#1 Luxury Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
#2 Business 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):
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

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