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A romantic, colonial-style mansion dating from the 1920s, The Governor's Residence is redolent of the days when it was home to the ruler of Burma's southern states.

With its fan-cooled verandas and teak armchairs, this delightful Orient-Express hotel in the elegant Embassy Quarter of Yangon (formerly Rangoon), conjures up a bygone era while offering every modern pleasure.



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Built in 1920, The Governor's Residence is an imposing Burmese two-story mansion built as the official home of one of the governor's from the southern states of the country. It is surrounded by a verdant lotus garden which is overlooked by the hotel's many glorious verandas. The hotel emanates style and history in a delightful setting.

The hotel offers forty-five Deluxe Rooms and two Junior Suites, all luxuriously decorated with teak furniture, tropical cottons and silks.

The Mandalay Restaurant and Mindon Lounge offer an enticing selection of gourmet delights both in and outdoors. The Kipling Bar is the place to relax in the evening with a long, cold cocktail.

Myanmar has a long tradition of Spa treatments, so much so that for many it has become a daily part of life. The most visible of which is the Thanaka, a thick yellow paste that is commonly smeared on the face. As with many traditions in Myanmar, this has been elevated to an art form and it is not uncommon to see women and children adorned in elaborate patterns. Thanaka boasts excellent healing prosperities, cooling and rejuvenating the skin.

At the Governor's Residence we employ the finest of Myanmar's spa traditions to create a truly unique experience, perfect for after a long tour of the beautiful surrounding area.

When visiting Burma a century ago, Rudyard Kipling thought it "quite unlike any land you know about". Today, the traveller to Myanmar, as the country has been renamed, will still discover a land of wonder and mystery, redolent of times past.

Nowhere is this more palpable than in Yangon, formerly Rangoon, known as the "garden of the east" for its location on a fertile delta where lakes and rivers are lined by parkland shaded by tropical trees.

The Governor's Residence is located within the elegant Yangon Embassy Quarter and close to the spectacular Shwedagon Pagoda just ten minutes from the city centre and thirty minutes from Yangon airport.

The hotel could not be better placed for enjoying Yangon's great cultural attractions, including golden pagodas, the fascinating National Museum and lively Bogyoke Market, piled high with local handicrafts, gems and antiques. Beyond the city lies a wealth of enticing experiences, including journeys on board the Road To Mandalay river cruise ship, pristine Ngapali Beach and magical Lake Inle.

Resort Facilities:
  • Free, unlimited broadband internet throughout the hotel
  • Green ceramic swimming pool
  • Library
  • Boutique and Gift Shop
  • Traditional Massage
  • Laundry service
  • Baby sitting services
  • Taxi services
  • Tour and travel desk
  • VISA & Master cards are accepted.
  • Facsimile and photocopier
  • Mail and postage services
  • Business centre with internet access and printer
  • Doctors on call
  • Airport transfer arrangements
  • Board games


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