In a Nutshell

The Savoy is a lovely boutique colonial style hotel located close to Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon in Burma, offering just 30 well-appointed rooms.

At a Glance

  • Lovely colonial feel about the hotel, with a superb outdoor pool
  • Comfortable bedrooms, although not luxurious compared with others in the city
  • Great colonial themed bar, Kipling’s
  • Quite someway from downtown, but close to Shwedagon Pagoda
$ $ $
Heritage Hotel
30
Rooms
Spa
WiFi
Swimming Pool

The Detail

The Savoy was restored in the 1990s from an old historic mansion just off old Rangoon’s ‘millionaire row’ where you find quite a few interesting restaurants and shops. You can see the Shwedagon Pagoda from the hotel, and it is just a short drive to the main downtown area. The hotel surrounds a central swimming pool in the courtyard with a sundeck and lounge area, the perfect respite from a day exploring bustling Yangon. The Savoy has very much retained a colonial feel, from the perfectly polished teak hardwood floors, to the collection of local artefacts, antiques and artwork that can be found throughout the hotel. There are two room types, the Deluxe Rooms either look out to the gardens (complete with resident ducks!) or the swimming pool, complete with french balconies. The bathrooms feature rainforest showers (no bathtub) and Aigner bath products. The Executive Suites are larger, and do have a roll-top bathtub and more of a living area, complete with an inviting wicker chair. All rooms have WiFi, mini-bar, safe and a small writing desk. The rooms are comfortably furnished, but we wouldn’t consider them the height of luxury.

There are two excellent restaurants; Kipling’s which serves from Western and Asian cuisine, and Rossini which serves Italian fare. It is well worth stopping for a glass of this or that at the Captain’s Bar.

The Savoy Itineraries

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Classic Burma and the Mergui

Mandalay - Bagan - Inle Lake - Yangon - Mergui Archipelago  

Explore the untouched islands of the Mergui Archipelago in southern Burma with the classics highlights of this amazing destination.

15 days from £4725 p. p.

Burma in Depth

Bago - Hpa An - Golden Rock - Yangon - Bagan - Yandabo - Mandalay - Maymyo - Hsipaw - Kalaw - Inle Lake - Ngapali  

If you want to leave no stone unturned in Burma, then we can offer longer private journeys which get further off-the-beaten track to see more of this amazing country.

24 days from £4630 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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