The Governor's Residence, Yangon


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.

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.

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. Dinner is served alfresco in the balmy evening air by lantern-light, as tropical fragrances scent the breeze.

Leisure & Activities

The Governor's Residence, surrounded by verdant lotus ponds, leafy gardens and a fan-shaped swimming pool offers the perfect retreat for guests to simply, sit back and relax.

Exploration of Yangon and the surrounding area is also a must and we would be delighted to arrange a variety of tours and excursions for you during your stay with a private guide.

Cooking Demonstrations

Learn how to cook a traditional Myanmar salad, discover the local way of life and learn about traditional ingredients with a tour of the local markets.

Massage Treatments

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.

Swimming Pool

A beautiful feature of the Governor's Residence is the fan-shaped swimming pool surrounded by stylish and comfortable sunbeds for the ultimate relaxation and serenity.

A pool menu is available from 10.00am until 6.00pm. Relax and enjoy a range of Asian specialities including our "Mindon Satay”, and other exquisite salads, freshly squeezed tropical fruits juices and maybe even our “Governor's Smile” cocktail.

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