Belmond Governors Residence was once just that, the home of the governor of Myanmar. It was built in the 1920s and retains the character of that epoch, with exquisitely carved balconies, teak walkways and staircases, and lotus pools in the gardens. You may be tempted to spend all your time here, within the confines of the hotel, but if you want to explore the city and surrounds, staff can arrange tours to sites including the Shwedagon Pagoda, and neaby villages and markets for some local colour.
Rooms and suites are all generously sized and immaculately furnished with teak furniture and silks, have a seating area and en-suite bathroom with a large bathtub. You're supplied with a bathrobe and slippers to help you feel at home, and have a minibar and free Wi-Fi.
Mandalay Restaurant serves both local and international fare, and you can feast on tasty Burmese curries on the lounge terrace, served buffet style allowing to pick the dishes and garnishes of your choice. Enjoy a refined afternoon tea in Mindon Lounge and sip a cocktail or chilled beer in Kipling Bar. Life at Belmond Governors Residence is always delightfully civilised.
The gardens are a lovely place to unwind. Being in the quiet Embassy District, the atmosphere is restful, and it's easy to relax as you stroll among the blooms and lotus pools, or soak up some sun before a refreshing swim in the inviting pool. The spa provides further relaxation options in the form of massages and wellbeing treatments using organic products.
Open: Belmond Governors Residence is open all year.
Location: The hotel is located in the embassy quarter of Yangon. The international airport is 13kms from the hotel, about a 40 minute drive.
Rooms: There are 49 rooms and suites. Deluxe and governor’s rooms have either two twin beds one king size bed and occupy 39sqm. Each has a sitting area, satellite TV, minibar, supply of bottled water, Wi-Fi, bathrobes and slippers and an en-suite bathroom with a large bathtub. Suites are sized from 48sqm and have a living room. There are one and two bedroomed suites.
Activities: Guided city sightseeing, market visits, excursions to nearby attractions, golf at a local club and cookery classes can be organised. Other excursions can be arranged through the tour and travel desk.
Facilities: The hotel is set in attractive gardens with lotus pools. Recreational facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, lawn with sun loungers and parasols, and a spa. The hotel has a lounge, bar, library and boutique and gift shop. There is a laundry service, pay locally.
Dining: Mandalay Restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serves both local and European dishes, and you can savour Burmese Curries, cooked over charcoal burners, on the terrace. Snacks, drinks and afternoon tea are available in Mindon Lounge.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome. Baby sitting can be arranged at extra charge.
Health: There is only a low risk of malaria in Yangon.
Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access in rooms and main areas.
Belmond Myanmar Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving standards of healthcare, education and living within the country. Over the years it has funded the building of schools and supported clinics