Belmond Governor’s Residence, Yangon

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Tucked away within Yangon’s Embassy Quarter, the Governor’s Residence is an imposing teak mansion dating from the 1920s, now Yangon’s most expensive and, arguably, most impressive hotel. The rooms and the service are absolutely first class and the ambient garden setting makes for a relaxing retreat following any of the day’s activities.

On the extensive grounds there are a clutter of original buildings, including guestrooms and public areas, all tastefully decorated with luxurious furnishings and antiquities. Everything is delivered and then operates at a very high standard, which is amazing considering which country you are in. Details are thought-through – under floor heating in the marble bathrooms (the only place we know of in Burma) to seemingly reliable free WiFi (ditto).

At the end of the day, the Governor’s colonial-style, open air Mindon Lounge, is the place for pre-dinner drinks. Dining is a stylish affair at the Mandalay Restaurant.
The central feature of the Governor’s Residence is the fan-shaped swimming pool, set in a stunning garden.

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