A guest's arrival at Governor's Residence, a Belmond Hotel is heralded by a gong, such is the ceremony of a welcome here. Pass along a teak walkway as you make your way through tranquil gardens threaded with lotus ponds. To arrive at this 1920s mansion is to step back into a slower time; wraparound verandas are adorned with a gingerbread-style trim.
Once home of the Kaya States' Governor, the hotel is history come to life – and you're here to be part of it. Within its walls the elegance of a long-gone era mingles with Myanmar's rich beauty and culture. Rooms adorned with carved teak, silk, crisp linens and mesmerising local artworks are awash with light.
Evenings here announce themselves softly, with the fragrance of Myanmar's exquisite flowers on the breeze. Breathe deeply and inhale the scent of orchids, red torch ginger and the native amherstia nobilis – known here as Queen of the flowering trees. These are moments of utter bliss.
Governor's Residence, a Belmond Hotel is ideal for guests wishing to explore. Step beyond this threshold and be immersed in the sights and sounds of this vibrant city.
Yangon is a place to let your curiosity off the leash. Visit stunning places of worship or admire diverse architecture. Peruse markets laden with local produce, hand-woven fabrics and traditional snacks. Lahpet, a pickled Burmese tea, is especially recommended.
While strolling the gardens surrounding Kandawgyi Lake, strike up a conversation with men dressed in longyi or women whose faces are smeared in thanaka – a preparation of bark that protects skin from the sun.
Of course, no visit to Yangon would be complete without the Shwedagon Pagoda with its gold roof encrusted with glittering diamonds and rubies. Just a short journey from the hotel, it's best visited at dawn when devotees make offerings as the city stirs. Later delve into life on the outskirts with a slow-paced trip on the Yangon Circular Railway.
While the city is steeped in ancient history, a sense of excitement permeates rapidly changing Yangon. The arts scene thrives alongside new restaurants, galleries and shops.
Yangon International Airport (YIA) - 45-minute drive
Shwedagon Pagoda - 10-minute drive
Bogyoke Local Market - 15-minute drive
The alluring scent of spices draws guests to Mandalay Restaurant where local produce is showcased across traditional Burmese dishes. Take breakfast on the veranda here, to the delicate refrain of a harp. Later sample smoked Myanmar catfish, a salad of banana blossoms or, for the sweet-toothed, tamarind candies.
Take your seat for an exquisite dinner in this spacious lounge, overlooking the flower-filled gardens beyond. While vibrant butterflies and birds dance outside, begin your feast with an ice-cold draught beer or delicate green tea. Next up, fragrant local curries, tender vegetables and sticky rice are served buffet-style over authentic charcoal burners.
The Burmese Curry Table offers a true taste of Myanmar, with a rainbow of fragrant local dishes served buffet-style over authentic charcoal burners. Noodles, curries, sticky rice and freshly grilled dishes are best enjoyed beneath Yangon's diffuse sky.
Enjoy a timeless tradition served with a contemporary twist. Take a seat in the 1920’s colonial-style Mindon Lounge. Sweet and savoury delights are prepared with Burmese flair, complete with a glass of Rosé wine and Myanmar teas. Soak up views of the tranquil garden and admire work from local artists adorning the lounge.
Be transported to a bygone era in The Kipling Bar, where guests can refresh with iced tea, chilled beer or something altogether more indulgent.
Step into a world of botanical bliss at the most exclusive spa in Yangon. Revitalise with traditional organic ingredients, including cedarwood, jasmine and rose essential oils. Ancient healing practices are applied with modern understanding, leaving you feeling relaxed and rebalanced.
Go for a cooling dip in the hotel's fan-shaped swimming pool, or simply relax and take in the atmosphere while you lounge on the comfortable sunbeds. It’s the perfect spot to whi...
Myanmar Cooking Class
Peruse a local market brimming with exotic ingredients and flavours central to Myanmar cuisine. On your return, join one of the chefs as they uncover the region's most loved dishes. Later, sample your creations as part of a bountiful buffet lunch.
Each evening Belmond Governor's Residence comes to life with light entertainment. Challenge fellow guests to a croquet match on the lawn before exchanging tales of the day's adventure at one of the...
With expansive windows overlooking the elegant inner courtyard, these stylish rooms can accommodate up to three guests with a double or twin beds in the bedroom and a sofa bed. Relax in a comfortable seating area enjoying the carved teak decor and sumptuous silk touches.
SIZE 420 sq.ft. (39 sq.m.)
A delightful view of the lotus garden, with its free-form pond and towering trees, greets your gaze as you look out from these beautiful rooms. Choose from either a double or twin beds. The addition of a sofa bed means a third person can be comfortably accommodated.
SIZE 420 sq.ft. (39 sq.m.)
Retaining the gorgeous detail of the governor's former home, and boasting uninterrupted garden views, these rooms offer delightful features such as hand-carved, teak four-poster beds, meticulously restored antiques and rich Myanmar fabrics. In the en-suite bathroom you'll find dual vanities and a walk-in power shower. Suitable for a maximum of 2 guests.
SIZE 420-452 sq.ft. (39-42 sq.m.)
Wake up to inspiring views of the hotel's lotus garden. These comfortable suites feature a spacious bedroom with king-size bed, an additional sofa bed and an en-suite experiential bathroom. Adjoining this is a generous lounge area, where you can relax and gaze at the garden. Perfect for couples travelling with or without a child.
SIZE 516 sq.ft. (48 sq.m.)
Perfect for families, these suites offer two bedrooms, one with a king-size bed and the other, accessible through a connecting door, equipped with two twin beds and a sofa bed. A spacious living area is big enough to share, along with the opulent bathroom and charming views of the central courtyard.
SIZE 645FT2 (60M2)
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