In a Nutshell

Considered by many as the best address in town, the Belmond Governor’s Residence is a charming boutique colonial hotel located in Yangon in Burma.

At a Glance

  • Quietly tucked away in a suburb in Yangon, a peaceful retreat from which to explore the city
  • Lovely old-school colonial feel, but with all the modern amenities you would expect
  • Lovely pool which is perfect after a tour of Yangon
  • Run by Belmond Hotels
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Luxury Hotel
49
Rooms
Spa
WiFi
Swimming Pool

The Detail

 

The Belmond Governor’s Residence evokes a different age; imagine yourself sitting on a teak armchair on a fan-cooled verandah sipping a cup of tea or ice-cold G&T. It is a herbaceous oasis hidden from bustling and vibrant Yangon, close to the stunning Shwedagon Pagoda and offering a collection of superb rooms. The main house dates from the 1920s and was restored in the late 1990s.

The 49 rooms and suites are located in cottages set within the gardens and heavily draw on the hotel’s colonial feel, using antique furniture. You will find dark teak (sometimes a little creaky) floorboards and large comfortable beds draped in a mosquito net, turned down for you each night. The Deluxe Rooms either look out to the outer courtyard, or better views over the lotus gardens and pool they feature large terrazzo bathtubs, with showers overhead. The Governor’s Rooms are a little larger and have a lot more colonial character, yet feature a walk-in rainforest shower with no bathtub. The two Junior Suites offer ample living areas and there is a two-bedroom suite which is perfect for families.

There a few excellent dining options from the Mandalay Restaurant, serving up Asian and European fare to the Burmese Curry Table located in the lounge. The Mindon Lounge and Kipling Bar ensure you will never go thirsty. There is a wonderful swimming pool and spa treatments are available in the Governor’s Oasis, although there are no gym or fitness facilities.

Governor’s Residence Itineraries

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The Road to Mandalay: Cruising the Irrawaddy

Yangon - Mandalay - Irrawaddy Cruise - Bagan - Inle Lake - Ngapali Beach  

Nothing quite compares to a gentle cruise along the Irrawaddy from Mandalay to Bagan. You’ll see the major sights of Burma, but also see the traditional villages and rural charm along the banks of the river.

12 days from £3795 p. p.

Luxury Burma in Style

Yangon - Bagan - Irrawaddy Cruise - Inle Lake - Ngapali Beach  

With the introduction of a selection of new luxury hotels in recent years, Burma is fast becoming the destination to explore in style on a luxurious tour packed with authentic and amazing experiences.

15 days from £7140 p. p.

Remote Burma: Cruising the Chindwin

Mandalay - Chindwin River - Yangon  

The further you get off-the-beaten track in Burma, the more remarkable the destination becomes. Ideal for a second-time trip, this tour explores the hidden Chindwin on the luxury Belmond Orcaella.

17 days from £6150 p. p.

Classic Burma: The Golden Land

Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Kalaw - Inle Lake - Ngapali Beach  

Explore Burma on a luxury private tour seeing all the major sights, plus a visit to Kalaw and ending with some well deserved time on the beach in Ngapali to end.

14 days from £2685 p. p.

Burma in a Nutshell

Yangon - Mandalay - Irrawaddy - Bagan - Inle Lake  

This shorter private tour of Burma combines all the main highlights of this amazing destination, exploring Yangon, visiting Mandalay, cruising the Irrawaddy, the temples and pagodas of Bagan and Inle Lake.

11 days from £2360 p. p.

Experiences

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