Built in 1901, this upscale all-suite hotel in an English Colonial style building is 2 km from Bogyoke Aung San market and 4 km from the gilded Shwedagon Pagoda.
Elegant suites with high ceilings, teak floors and hand-carved wood beds provide satellite TV, free Wi-Fi and sitting or living areas. An upgraded suite adds a complimentary minibar, a dining room and a bathroom with gold-plated fixtures. Butler and room service are offered.
Additional amenities include a fine dining restaurant, a sophisticated wood-paneled bar and an airy lobby café serving afternoon tea. Massages and foot reflexology are available. Renovated in 2016, they kept the Grand Feeling of Yesteryears luxury and added an outddors swimming pool in 2017.
Grand Lotus comments: Best choice for the Yangon Heritage lovers! The Strand keeps the charm of the old colonial times and offers excellent service.
A romantic, colonial-style mansion dating from the 1920s, Belmond Governor’s Residence is 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 Belmond hotel in the elegant Embassy Quarter of Yangon, conjures up a bygone era while offering modern comfort. Set in a verdant garden dotted with lotus pools, the hotel is truly magical at the end of a day spent visiting the majestic Shwedagon Pagoda and other attractions. Dinner is served alfresco in the balmy evening air by lantern-light, as tropical fragrances scent the breeze.
Grand Lotus comments: The best of the best that Yangon has to offer. Belmond Governor’s is a high-end hotel with luxury rooms, a wide swimming pool and a lovely garden.
Founded in 1995 and since then in private ownership, the Savoy Hotel is a four star colonial boutique hotel. All of its 85 full time employees are committed to a personalized and attentive service. The Savoy is ideally located in a picturesque area of Yangon, overlooking the Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar’s “twinkling wonder” and the nearby People’s Park. Just ten minutes drive from the city center and 20 minutes to the airport.
All 30 deluxe rooms including six suites express the charm of “the old days” with traditional Myanmar antiques, teak furniture and spacious bathrooms. Nicely overshadowed by tall old trees, the pool with its lounge area makes the Savoy Hotel a silent oasis in the middle of the bustling city.
Grand Lotus comments: The excellence of a boutique hotel. The rooms and the hotel environment are charming. The restaurants offers delicious food!
Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon shines as one of the city’s topmost hotels for pure luxury and rich colonial-style heritage.
Situated among lush greenery and beside the famous Kandawgyi Lake, the Chatrium hotel provides plenty of views that are simply stunning and spectacular.
The Chatrium Club Lounge provides an added touch of luxury and exclusivity with a private check-in lounge, complimentary refreshments, access to meeting rooms and many more special privileges. Choose from six restaurants and bars for delicious dining, relax by the beach-styled swimming pool, work-out at the fitness centre and rejuvenate at Nemita Spa.
Grand Lotus comments: Every guestroom is spaciously designed and furnished to reflect the luxurious surroundings, with breathtaking views of the Shwedagon Pagoda and Kandawgyi park. A great location for all visitors.
Lotte Hotel Yangon
The South Korean Lotte Group didn’t disappoint us since its opening in September 2017 after three years of construction. This five-star establishment overlooking Inya Lake, comprises a 15-storey hotel with 343 guest rooms and 29-storey serviced apartments with 315 units.
We have been impressed by all the facilities: two swimming pools, a great spa, a fully equipped gym, three restaurants, and even a bakery.
Grand Lotus comments: The Lotte hotel offers good quality and service. The hotel is located near quiet Inya Lake, 10 kilometers from downtown.
Overlooking the lovely Inya Lake, Meliã Yangon is located on Kaba Aye Pagoda Rd, one of the prime roads of Yangon and only 15 minutes to city center, 20 minutes to Yangon International Airport and 10 minutes to majestic the Shwe Dagon Pagoda by car.
430 elegantly designed rooms and suites furnished with state of the art amenities. A panoramic view of either renowned Inya Lake or the Yangon skyline can be eyed from all the rooms.
Grand Lotus comments: A great value with high quality service. The hotel offers stunning views on Inya Lake and is merely a 15 minutes drive from downtown.
Novotel Yangon Max satisfies the needs of business travelers and leisure travelers on holidays with their family. Accommodation options include Standard, Twin and Family rooms. Indulge yourself in 5-star luxury 20 minutes’ drive from Yangon International airport at Novotel Yangon Max.
Contemporary design with Myanmar accents and modern accessories make your room a tranquil retreat. Cool off with a dip in the swimming pool. Watch the famous Shwedagon Pagoda from the pool deck while sipping a cocktail at the Pool Bar.
The luxurious Excelsior settled down in a heritage building in the hub of vibrant downtown Yangon. During British times, it used to be the trading headquarter of Steels Brothers and later became the government’s Trade Corporation building. Now newly renovated with lux, the hotel has two restaurants, a gym and a spa. The top floor is the executive floor and provides a private check-in for the guests staying at this floor. This 4-storey building features 74 rooms.
Grand Lotus comments: The excellence of the luxury is provided by Excelsior. Added to its perfect location, the hotel will for sure never be a disappointment. Keep in mind that the hotel has no swimming pool and it might be hard for buses to park.
The famous Pullman by Accor arrived in Yangon with its ideal location in the center of town, near Sule Pagoda and overlooking the Mahabandoola park, Yangon river and the Colonial quarter. The hotel offers to its guests access to a delicious Italian restaurant and all the main facilities (spa, sauna, swimming pool). The hotel has five different room categories:
Deluxe room, Premium Deluxe Room, Deluxe Executive room, Exclusive Suite and Presidential suite.
Grand Lotus comments: A great location downtown, surrounded by the colonial quarter, the hotel is the right mix of luxury and modernity.
The famous Rosewood chain settled down in a restored old colonial building of Yangon. This Heritage Hotel kept the majestic atmosphere of the old colonial times and features 229 rooms and suites, three restaurants, a lobby lounge, a rooftop bar, a grand ballroom, a swimming pool and a spa.
Grand Lotus comments: The perfect immersion into the colonial heritage of Yangon; with all the luxury facilities of the famous Rosewood chain.
The first Pan Pacific hotel to be operated by the Singaporean Pan Pacific Hotels Group in Myanmar opened on the 1st November 2017. The property is ideally located downtown, inside Junction city, right in front of Bogyoke market. This 25-storey hotel features 336 beautifully furnished guestrooms, many of them overlooking Shwedagon Pagoda and offering stunning views on the city. The facilities include an outdoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi, the signature St. Gregory spa, a 24-hour fitness centre, and a Grand Ballroom.
Grand Lotus comments: A perfect location in town! The rooms are spacious and the views are definitely some of the best in town. The hotel is the perfect place for urban lovers, for those who want to stay in the heart of town.
The Wyndham Grand Royal Lake Hotel is ideally located beside the famous Kandawgyi Park. This huge property is planned to open in October 2018 and will feature 291 rooms and 20 suites, as well as a serviced apartment and a shopping mall. The hotel will have no less than 20 floors and six room categories will be proposed to the guests.
The large swimming pool will be located on the 4th floor and three restaurants will be available to serve guests.
Grand Lotus comments: A fantastic location for every visitor, close to Kandawgyi park and Shwedagon Pagoda.