The Belmond Governor's Residence is a romantic, colonial-style mansion dating from the 1920s, redolent of the days when it was home to the ruler of Myanmar's southern states.
With its fan-cooled verandas and teak armchairs, this delightful hotel is set in the elegant embassy quarter of Yangon and conjures up a bygone era, whilst at the same time offering every modern pleasure you might wish for.
We are delighted that Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is welcoming visitors after many years of international isolation and excited to be featuring them in this brochure. The country borders India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand and is home to more than one hundred ethnic groups. Yangon (formerly called Rangoon) is the country’s largest city and home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains Buddhist relics and dates back to the sixth century. Now is the time to visit this extraordinary land, scattered with gilded pagodas, where the traditional ways of Asia endure and where areas that were previously off-limits are now opening up.
Dinner is served alfresco in the balmy evening air, lit by lantern light, as tropical fragrances scent the breeze. With a full range of soothing treatments, The Governor’s Oasis spa is a peaceful sanctuary in the heart of the hotel where traditional organic ingredients are applied with modern understanding to ensure an indulgent spa experience.
We recommend staying in a two bedroom junior suite at the Governor’s Residence, overlooking the beautiful lotus garden. This gorgeous suite has two interconnecting bedrooms, a large free-form terrazzo bath and is furnished with solid dark teak and sumptuous silks, providing a light, comfortable refuge in the heart of the city. Beds have hand carved canopies and are the focal point of the bedrooms. The suite combines a traditional look with all mod cons.
The main sights of Yangon are within easy distance of the hotel; the museums, Shwedagon Pagoda and Scotts market are all worth a visit. Outside of Yangon the commonwealth memorial graves are of interest as is the Golden Rock a site where pilgrims flock to in their masses.
Map and travel information
Burma is rapidly becoming an immensely popular country to visit and as such hotels are in extremely short supply. Flights operate into Yangon from most Asian hubs and now also Doha in Qatar and expect more to follow in the not too distant future.
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