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The Strand
Ranked #3 of 159 Hotels in Yangon (Rangoon)
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 27, 2013

I absolutely loved staying at this authentic colonial hotel; the beds are fantastic, excellent service great food and most of all the location is perfect; right in the heart of Yangon where sightseeing starts the moment you set foot out of the door. The best in Yangon!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Edwin2010
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

The moment you cross the door to the Strand Hotel you go back in time to the 19th Century Burma. Great rooms gives you a feeling like the hustle and bustle of the rapidly modernizing city behind your windows does not exist. A drink or two in the bar multiplies the impression of being a character of the book about the forgotten past. The time stops when you sit on a comfortable chair and a smiling waiter asks you what else he can do for you. The restaurant downstairs offers great selection of food in very reasonable prices given the fact that everything is getting crazy expensive these days in Yangon.

I visit Yangon often and the Strand has always been one of my best hotels to stay in the city. Enjoy the Strand responsibly. It's extremely addictive!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank Gringo-in-the-tropic
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

This is a throw back in time. Each floor has a butler, who does take care of you and anything you may want. The reception area is beautiful and welcoming. The restaurant has delicious, and sophisticated dishes that satisfy vegetarians and meat eaters alike. We loved our suite and looked forward to coming back to it while exploring the rest of the country.
Myanmar/Burma is a place well worth the visit, but at times it's weather or lack of infrastructure can be a bit overwhelming. This makes the Strand stand out even more as a refuge from all the sensory overload.
And yes, the restaurant staff are not into smiling much or running after your every move or potential wish. So what? I did not come here in search of servility, just service, which I get every time in timely and polite manner.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank CaroLivesToTravel
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

The restored reception area with ceiling fans is reminiscent of Rudyard Kipling times. The business lunch is excellent value at $20 for 2 course or $25 for 3 course. Cuisine excellent and service attentive. Cocktails excellent and local wine surprisingly good. Great ambiance of colonial times. The gift shop has a good selection of souvenirs at reasonable prices. No need to get hassled in the local markets.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
1  Thank Bill A
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

In a hot and dusty city, the Strand is an oasis of serenity. Recalling Colonial times, the hotel rooms are large, with high ceilings and extremely comfortable beds. Each floor has its own butler. The food in the cafe was excellent although service was a bit slow. The shops in the annex have items ranging from souvenir trinkets to beautiful textiles and paintings.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

We stopped off for tea and cake at the Strand. The epitomy of colonialism. Prices are quite expensive but not unexpected for this standard of hotel. It really took you back in time to what it must have been like when the British were in Burma in the 1950s

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

just take the opportunity to relax in the Strand-Café for real 'English Hight Tea'.

We did it everyday while we were in Yangon - the cakes were just too excellent...and the atmosphere is just amazing.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank felixprivat
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Additional Information about The Strand

Address: 92 Strand Rd., Yangon (Rangoon) 11181, Myanmar
Location: Myanmar > Yangon Region > Yangon (Rangoon)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
#3 Luxury Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
#3 Romantic Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
#3 Spa Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
#5 Business Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
Price Range: $281 - $751 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Strand 5*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Strand Yangon closed on 1 May until November 2016 to undergo a complete facelift that will return the award-winning heritage hotel to its former glory. Constructed in 1901 in a classic colonial style, the hotel will retain its heritage architectural details, such as marble and teak wood flooring, ceiling fans, chandeliers, lacquer wood furniture, Burmese antiques, and signature service elements, while being given a complete upgrade and contemporary twist through a refreshed colour palette and subtle decorative details. The interiors of all the hotel's 31 suites will be redecorated in keeping with the Strand's legendary style and elegance, while at the same time updated with the latest technology, including new air conditioning, sound and communications systems. The Strand is famous around the world for its flawless, personalised service and suites will continue to be attended by the hotel's team of highly trained butlers. Once "The finest hostelry East of Suez", we are very eager to reveal the new Strand and bring it back to its former glory. Please continue visiting us for updates and bookings. ... more   less 
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