Belmond Governor's Residence in Yangon, Myanmar
At the North end of the estuary leading from the Bay of Bengal, in the heart of Yangon, discover the gorgeous grounds of Belmond Governor's Residence. This beautiful hotel at the southern end of tropical Myanmar will take your breath away. Large open rooms are crafted from pure white walls and rich teak furniture and trim, with elegantly carved Burmese designs. A hand-carved tub seems as to be straight from a romantic fairytale grotto, perfect for a relaxing evening. Tropical cottons and silks adorn your plush bed, while beautiful garden views delight your senses. Imagine waking to the beauty of the tropics and stepping out to experience the wonders of Burma. At Belmond Governor's Residence, each day will be this lovely, and truly memorable.
Start your day with a relaxing Thanaka treatment at the spa, and cool and rejuvenate yourself before continuing your exploration. Or perhaps lounge next to the tranquil pool and sip on a refreshing cocktail. For a wonderful and intriguing day trip, take a boat tour along the banks of the Ayeyarwady River and meet some of the local Burmese in their villages. The Sule Pagoda is also a must see, with a large dome and gold covered spire, legend has it that it was built before the time of Buddha. For a truly wonderful game of golf play 18-holes at the Yangon Golf Club. Amidst the natural beauty of this tropical paradise, you are sure to have a fantastic game. For a literal taste of Burma, partake in a market tour and cooking class. Delight in one of the local markets while learning about the ingredients before returning to the hotel for a drink and lesson in crafting traditional Myanmar cuisine. After a gorgeous day in the country, take your dinner at Mandalay Restaurant in the hotel. Dine on perfectly spiced traditional cuisine, or opt for one of the exquisitely done European classics. Before retiring to your room enjoy a nightcap at the Mindon Lounge while gazing over the pool and lush tropical gardens. With your stay at Belmond Governor's Residence, you will be infused with the beauty of Burma and its people, and you may feel like you are truly in paradise.
Location of Belmond Governor's Residence
35 Taw Win Road, Dagon Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Nearest Airport: RGN
Amenities for Belmond Governor's Residence
- General Information
- 47 Guest Rooms
- Poolside Dining
- Room Service
- On-Site Amenities
- Shoe Shine Service
- Spa Services
- Laundry Service
- High-Speed Internet Access
- In-Room Amenities
- Air Conditioning
- Direct Dial Telephones
- Hair Dryers
- In-Room Safes
- Mini Bar
- Satellite Television
- Cooking Classes
- Cultural Tours
- Business Center/Services
- Historic Sites
Reviews for Belmond Governor's Residence
Upon arrival guests are offered a damp towel to refresh, a glass of cold tea and a lei of flowers. The grounds, inside the property walls, have green lawns, little ponds outside the rooms and a beautiful swimming pool. They also have 2 peacocks. The rooms are spacious and beautiful, complete with mosquito netting. Beside the king-size bed in out room there was a sofa, coffee table and large armoire with a TV. There is fresh fruit on the coffee table. The staff is friendly and courteous. When we returned for a second stay, they offered us a bottle of wine in our room. We don't drink, so they sent us a tray of cookies and candy instead. The restaurant is expensive and caters to what they think Westerners want. We found it to be rather expensive, especially for the area, and only OK for the food.
brach240 - New York City, New York
We thought we had entered another world when we arrived here in this colonial style hotel. The welcoming garland of jasmine and the chilled drink handed over by the charming staff was just the beginning. Our room was beautifully appointed, the beds bliss and the bathroom huge, there were a load of welcoming goodies waiting for us, a chilled bottle of wine, fruit, home made cookies, complimentary soft drinks in the mini bar to name a few. The grounds were spectacular including the proud peacocks. Unlike some we were not disappointed with the cuisine. We were attentively taken care of by Jack in the evening and the choice at breakfast belies belief, there was nothing that was not available and the staff as helpful as could be. We spent one night here on our way to Myanmar and were able to leave a bag behind so we did not have to take it with us. On our return there was a delightful note saying 'welcome home' and indeed we felt as though we were coming home. We attended a cocktail party where the staff mingled with the guests on a lawn lit with an array of parasols in various clolours and sizes, this was a magical sight. It is hard to single out a particular member of staff but Papa won our hearts over. If we return to Yangon one thing is certain, we will make a bee-line back to this hotel. Another advantage is the proximity to the Shewagon pagoda, we walked there for the sunset which took about 20 minutes and were whisked back by taxi within 5. As said in the title, everything was more perfect than perfect
Hitchcock2 - Wolfenbuettel
We spent 2 nights at the Governor's Residence on a long weekend break from Singapore. We had thought about staying at the Strand due to its central position and history but were so glad we decided on the Governor's Residence - it is such a relaxing place - fabulous staff. Beautiful heritage teak building with welcoming swimming pool nestled around the main building. Great spa too. Fabulous lush gardens. Delicious food including evening Burmese curry buffet with so many options. Great situation for visiting the Shwedagong Pagoda for sunset as only a few minutes away by taxi. Highly recommended.
OxfordTravelmum - Oxford
Stayed at this property for 1 night. The property is a lush oasis in Yangon, in a great location with an amazing staff. The rooms are well appointed, clean and incredibly comfortable. The staff are absolutely amazing, I had travel issues with the local airlines and the staff rebooked, refunded and produced a new ticket in less than 30 minutes. The restaurant is top notch as is the gift store. For my first visit to Myanmar, the Belmond Governor's Residence is incredibly memorable, thank you to the staff for creating a magical experience
GerardNewYork - New York City, New York
Green oasis in the Embassy Quarter, very quiet and relaxing, good service, wonderful historic rooms, good breakfast and food, unfortunately no gym - but planning one, very nice pool and good spa. Overall very recommendable.
TEU793 - Munich, Germany