Traditional grandeur is evident in every detail of the Belmond Governor’s Residence. In this 1920s idyll you can experience a piece of colonial history, following in the footsteps of Yangon’s British rulers who ruled over Myanmar’s southern states from this very home.
Prepare to be transported to this bygone age as open verandahs, hand-carved furnishings and rich silk fabrics re-create an air of Burmese decadence. You can sit beneath whirring ceiling fans and look out over the stunning lotus garden, imagining life as it was here at the height of the Empire.
You won’t have to compromise on modern comforts during your stay, with oversized Terrazzo baths, WiFi and complimentary fruit and bottled water among the amenities on offer. Indulge in a spa therapy in the Governor’s Oasis, where organic ingredients are used to enhance the stimulating treatments.
There’s the option to dine on local delicacies in the quaint Mandalay Restaurant, where authentic Burmese curries and fresh grilled seafood are sure to impress. Or for those in search of taste of home, a Western menu is available, including grade eight wagyu steak and confit duck.
Ideally located away from the noise of Yangon, you’re also just 10 minutes away from the central landmarks when you come to explore. Visit the iconic Shwedagon Pagoda, adorned in almost 30 tons of gold leaf, and wander the serene lakes of the city. You can choose from a range of excursions, from bicycle tours to culinary adventures, or simply relax in the verdant gardens.