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
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.