Belmond Governor's Residence Yangon, Myanmar

Imagine settling back into a teak armchair, being served a gin-and-something sun-downer on the fan-cooled veranda of a 1920’s colonial-style mansion. The ice clinks in your glass, the heat drops out of the day and shadows start to lengthen across the lotus pools and manicured gardens beneath you.

A gentle breeze bears the early evening fragrance of exotic flowers. Behind you, lanterns are being lit ready for dinner, which will be served al fresco, in the soft night air. If you want the authentic experience of life in a bygone Burma, come and stay with the Governor.

Belmond The Governor’s Residence, at a glance

  • 1920s, colonial-style mansion in the desirable Yangon Embassy Quarter
  • Close to the spectacular Shwedagon Pagoda and the Reclining Buddha
  • Minutes from Yangon city centre
  • Choice of 46 guestrooms and suites, with courtyard or garden views
  • Traditional décor and teak furnishings
  • Two restaurants and Kipling Bar, plus room service

For leisure and pleasure

  • Perfect base for exploring downtown Yangon
  • Spa offering traditional Myanmar treatments
  • Fan-shaped swimming pool
  • Regional speciality cooking demonstrations
  • Superb range of guided excursions to Yangon’s pagodas, markets and museums, plus visits to local villages and the ancient capital of Bago
  • Although we bothered Lydia on several occasions over small matters, she was always patient and very helpful. The whole organisation from Heathrow and back was seamless and first class. Game watching on this trip surpassed all that we had seen before in the one trip. Our thanks to Ultimate yet again

    Colin & Wendy Crawford October 2013