Our Top Picks for Places to Stay 

We leave no stone left unturned when researching and inspecting your accommodation.  We’ve made sure that each and every one of the hotels listed below meet our very high standards, meaning you can lie back and enjoy a good nights sleep in the knowledge that you’re well taken care of.  

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Belmond Governor’s Residence

A romantic, colonial-style mansion dating from the 1920s, Belmond Governor's Residence’s fan-cooled verandas and teak armchairs, conjures up a bygone era while offering every modern pleasure.

Why We Like
•    A slice of luxury right in the heart of Yangon
•    Very inviting outdoor pool for those hot days
•    The hotel oozes Burmese heritage with its teak furnishings
•    One of the most beautiful gardens in Yangon

Best For
Culture, Couples, Honeymooners

The Strand Hotel

High ceilings and vast spaces are among the now rare luxuries in each of the thirty-one Suites that make up the Strand Hotel.  The hotel is a three-storey Victorian-style building located in the heart of downtown Yangon with a rich and colourful history dating back to 1901.

Why We Like
•    The hotel is a beautifully restored Victorian mansion, built in 1901
•    Located on the banks of the Yangon River
•    An iconic colonial hotel across all of South East Asia
•    An excellent afternoon tea is served daily in the Lobby Lounge
•    Centrally located in the heart of Downtown

Best For
Culture, Family, Honeymooners

Sule Shang Ri La

The Sule Shang Ri La is compromised of 484 rooms and suites in an excellent location in the heart of Yangon. It has all the services and amenities you need to enjoy a comfortable stay in this buzzing city from the luxury of your hotel. 

Why We Like
•    The hotel enjoys spectacular views of the city
•    Located in the heart of Yangon’s business, cultural and shopping district
•    The hotel boasts a beautiful outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre
•    It has one of the largest selection of cuisines of any city hotel
•    The stylish Gallery Bar is the perfect place for an evening drink

Best For
Culture, Couples, Family, Honeymooners

Best Western Hotel Green Hill

Conveniently located for exploring Yangon, Green Hill Hotel by Best Western offers modern, yet quite charming accommodation.  A number of suites feature superb views over the city, including the nearby Kandawgyi Lake and Karawaik Barge.

Why We Like
•    The informal restaurant serves Asian and European cuisine 24 hours a day
•    Situated only 10 minutes walk from the Shwedagon Pagoda and a few minutes drive into downtown, 
•    The hotel contains 187 rooms, in a range of different classes
•    Beautiful views overlooking the Shwedagon Pagoda, Kandawgyi Palace and the Karaweik Barge

Best For
Couples, Families, Teenagers

Rose Garden Hotel

Rose Garden Hotel offers exceptional value for travelers in the heart of Yangon’s commercial and sightseeing district.  Both the cutting-edge design and energetic staff embody the hotel’s unique personality.  

Why We Like
•    Located close to downtown, the hotel is in a great spot
•    Each room is beautifully decorated with authentic Burmese touches
•    The outdoor pool provides guests with a great place to relax
•    The king size beds are huge, meaning a great nights sleep for all
Best For
Couples, Family, Culture, Honeymooners

Esperado Hotel

One of the newest hotels in Yangon, Esperado Hotel is in a prime location, right next to Kandawgyi Lake, and close to downtown.  Stay here and enjoy incredible views from the rooftop bar, and excellent service provided 24 hours a day

Why We Like
•    A great rooftop bar will have you coming back again and again
•    The location is superb, close to all of Yangon’s main attractions
•    All rooms are well equipped and are great value for money
•    The staff are very friendly, always willing to offer their views and advise

Best For
Couples, Families, Teenagers

Aureum Palace

The Aureum Palace is a luxury hotel located in Bagan and is uniquely situated within the Bagan Archaeological Preservation Zone, therefore providing some of the best views of any hotel in the area.

Why We Like
•    The largest of all hotels in Bagan
•    Best views overlooking pagodas and stupas
•    Fantastic villas with private outdoor areas offering views
•    Large swimming pool
•    Lots of choice with restaurants

Best For
Couples, Family, Honeymooners

Thiripyitsaya Sancutary Resort

Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort sprawls over 24 acres of landscaped gardens featuring flowering plants and tropical trees. The hotels architecture, which has made the most of the property's river view, is in Myanmar style utilising teak and native stone as well as Bagan brick.

Why We Like
•    One of Bagan's original and grandest hotels, it has been extensively renovated in the last few years
•    All of the rooms and suites are made with local wood and materials
•    Enjoy breakfast in the morning on the terrace overlooking the majestic Irrawaddy river
•    Situated in Old Bagan, close to some of Bagan’s most famous pagodas

Best For
Culture, Honeymooners, Family

Popa Mountain Resort

Superbly located overlooking Mt Popa and the spectacular National Park beyond, Popa Mountain Resort is perfect for exploring the countryside surrounding Bagan.

Why We Like
•    Accommodation is designed to a modern Burmese aesthetic, with a tropical feel and plenty of natural materials
•    Rooms are bright and airy thanks to the wall-to-wall windows
•    The outside pool offers startling views across the valley, and features a pleasant stone terrace on which to relax 
•    The acclaimed restaurant and extensive terracing provides a perfect place to relax and take in the breathtaking scenery,

Best For
Couples, Families, Adventure, Culture

Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min Hotel
(Inle Lake)

Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min offers a modern and contemporary take on the more traditional accommodation found around Inle Lake. This is the perfect option for those looking for all the creature comforts of an international hotel.

Why We Like
•    The resort offers four different room categories, all are spacious with a contemporary design and full amenities.
•    the Sunset Restaurant and Bar located on stilts over the lake with great views and a perfect place to catch sunset
•    In addition the resort has a gym, a Spa, a library and one of the best swimming pools on the lake.

Best For
Couples, Family, Honeymooners, Adventure

Thanakha Inle Hotel
(Inle Lake)

Thanakha Inle Hotel is a charming hotel ideally located on the lakeshore with a Burmese touch and full of warmth. You will feel like at home while staying in the centre of the bustling Nyaung Shwe. 

Why We Like
•    A delightful boutique hotel, containing only 26 rooms
•    Each room has a heartfelt design with a delicate mix of wood, Burmese fabrics and natural light
•    The rooms are really quiet with efficient sound proofing and a nice view over the tropical garden.
•    You will enjoy simple, home-made vegetarian food with fresh products in the Jetty Restaurant 

Best For
Couples, Family, Teenagers, Adventure

Pristine Lotus
(Inle Lake)

The Pristine Lotus Spa Resort at Inle Lake features a natural spa (hot spring) and high-quality designer accommodation affording great views of the Lake. Positioned at a rare vantage point, Pristine Lotus Spa Resort's main facilities and villas offer great views of the lake and the Shan hills beyond. 

Why We Like
•    One of the few properties on the lake that is set back and in an elevated position, giving wonderful sweeping views
•    Enjoy a dip in the natural hot spring pools to relax after a day of sightseeing
•    Enjoy one of 49 private villas all to yourself
•    Not just content with a spa, the hotel also features a sauna and steam room

Best For
Adventure, Culture, Couples



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