Belmond The Governor’s Residence

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Yangon, Myanmar

This Belmond hotel brings with it olden-day elegance and the prestige of a ruler’s home, Belmond the Governor’s Residence embodies the spirit of colonial Yangon and is ideally situated to visit the treasures of Myanmar’s capital city.

The 45 rooms and 3 suites are nestled in a beautiful lotus garden. The rooms have sophisticated dark teak interiors that are complemented by luxurious tropical cottons and silk that covers the classic Burmese-style furniture. The Two Bedroom Suite is ideal for families as there are no interconnecting rooms in the hotel.

The hustle and bustle of busy urban life quietly evaporates as you wake up to the soothing sounds of the gardens that surround the mansion. It is as if time has stood still, back in the day this really was high society living, there is still the taste of that as you delve into a good read by the fan-shaped green ceramic pool, along with its oriental red umbrellas, and delightful open-air lounge that still have the seductive allure of a bygone era.

Delicious and exotic local cuisine can be enjoyed in the Mandalay Restaurant and fragrant local curries are a must try at the Burmese Curry Table. During certain times of the year traditional dance performances can be enjoyed at the elegant and sophisticated Kipling Bar and the Mindon Lounge is the perfect setting for an evening gin and tonic.

As you follow in the footsteps of Rudyard Kipling, you will discover and explore many fascinating sights whilst in Yangon. Marvel at the huge, dazzling pagodas and stupas which are iconic images of Yangoon, arrange a trip to Botahtaung Pagodas, said to enshrine the hair of the Buddha and enjoy bicycle tours, visits to markets and even a round of golf. Belmond the Governor’s Residence is the most iconic and well located hotel from which to explore this magical and enthralling city.

Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Yangon into a greater Myanmar or Asian holiday. Take a look at Classic Burma as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.

Belmond The Governor’s Residence Information

Location & Getting There

Belmond Governor's Residence is located within the elegant Yangon Embassy Quarter and close to the spectacular Shwedagon Pagoda. It is just a 30-minute drive from Yangon International Airport.


The 45 rooms and 3 suites are nestled in a beautiful lotus garden. All Deluxe rooms offer beautiful views of the residence's outer courtyard, while Deluxe Garden rooms have stunning views of the private lotus garden, towering trees and free-form pond. They also include a large terrazzo bath and seating area. Governor's rooms combine Burmese tradition with contemporary luxury, offering a larger living space with a spacious bathroom. Suites overlook the private lotus garden and features a large living room. A two-bedroom suite is available.


- Swimming pool
- Spa
- Boutique
- Gift shop
- Library
- Business centre
- Dining: 2 restaurants, 1 lounge, 1 bar


Situated in the vibrant city in the cultural heart of Myanmar, the hotel is perfectly placed for enjoying Yangon's great cultural attractions. The golden pagodas, fascinating National Museum and lively Bogyoke Market piled high with local handicrafts, gems and antiques, are just minutes away. Spend a day or two exploring Yangon before setting off on your greater Myanmar adventure.


Children are welcome and babysitting services are available.

Belmond The Governor’s Residence Price Guide

3 out of 5

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